Name Persephone Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Persephone


Persephone is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Persephone?

Persephone is a name from Greek mythology. She is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter and goddess of the dead, the underworld and fertility. She is also called Kore or Kora.

What does the name Persephone mean?

Persephone means “female thresher of grain” (from ancient Greek “pérthō/πέρθω” = to destroy + “-patta” or Vedic “parsha” = grain), but as well “destroying murderer” (from ancient Greek “phónos/φόνος” = murder/slaughter).

Pronunciation of Persephone

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Popularity of the name Persephone

The name Persephone is ranked #5101 overall.

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