Perpetua: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Perpetua

Perpetua

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Perpetua is a rare saint name.

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My friend's daughter is named Perpetua after the Catholic saint. It's a rare name but I took an immediate liking to it.

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Meanings and history of the name Perpetua: | Edit

Perpetua is of Latin origin and means lasting. It is most commonly used by Catholic families honoring St. Perpetua, a third century maiden who, with St. Felicity and their companions, was martyred at Carthage by gladiators for their Christian beliefs.

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St. Perpetua of Carthage
Perpetua Nkwocha, captain of the Nigerian women's football soccer team

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In the classic children's novel "Anastasia Krupnik" by Lois Lowry, Anastasia briefly wants to convert to Catholicism in order to take the middle name Perpetua.
Perpetua, abrasive office colleague of Bridget Jones in the "Bridget Jones' Diary" novels by Helen Fielding.
Cape Perpetua is a scenic cape on the Oregon coast.

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