Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Prosper is a French and English male name, coming from Latin Prosperus meaning “prosperous, fortunate, successful” derived from PIE root *speh₁- (to succeed, to prosper). Prosper is also a surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Prosperus (Late Latin)
  • Prospero (Italian, Spanish)
  • Próspero (Spanish)


Female forms:

  • Prospera (Late Roman, Italian, Spanish)
  • Próspera (Spanish)
  • Prosperine (French)
  • Prosperina (Italian, English)



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