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Aristides is a Greek name deriving from the Greek words "Aristos", meaning "Best" and "Eidos" meaning "Species". So the meaning of the name is "The best (person) human kind has to offer".
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Aristides was an ancient Athenian statesman. Nicknamed "the Just", he is remembered for his generalship in the Persian War. The ancient historian Herodotus cited him as "the best and most honourable man in Athens", and he received similarly reverent treatment in the writing of the philosopher Plato.
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