Praxilla seems to be a derivative of Ancient Greek praxis meaning “practice, action, deed” via Ancient Greek prassein (to do, practice) which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. In philosophy, praxis is a term used to refer to the act of engaging or practicing ideas, as well as also referring to something that is habitual or established practice.

Praxilla is the name of a 5th century Greek poetess who originated from Sicyon, an Ancient Greek city located close to Corinth. There isn’t much known about her, very little of her own work surviving only in fragments, though she is mentioned as one of the nine earthly muses listed by Antipater of Thessalonica (a Greek writer and poet).

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: “practice, action, deed”

Usage: Ancient Greek


  • Praxis (Ancient Greek)
  • Praxedes (Ancient Greek)
  • Praxedis (Latinized Ancient Greek)
  • Praxidis (Latinized Ancient Greek)
  • Praxed (Late Greek)
  • Prakseda (Polish, Lithuanian)
  • Praxeda (Russian, Ukrainian)
  • Praxède (French)
  • Praxille (French)
  • Prassede (Italian)

Male forms:

  • Praxis (Ancient Greek)
  • Praxède (French)
  • Praxille (French)