Male, Proto-Indo-European, S names

Scipio

Scipio is a Roman cognomen which comes from Latin meaning “staff, walking stick” derived from PIE root word *skabh- (scratch; cut). The most famous bearer of the name is Scipio Africanus, a Roman general and consul regarded to be one of the greatest military minds in the ancient world alongside HannibalAlexander the Great, and Julius Caesar. He defeated Hannibal during the Second Punic War.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Sipio (English)
  • Scipion (Croatian, French)
  • Scipione (Italian)

 

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