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Origin: Greek

Meaning: the name of a genus of South African flowering plants, it is the feminine form of Proteus, a Greek masculine name meaning "first" or "first born".

In Greek mythology, Proteus was a Greek water god who could change his form into anything he wanted and who was called "The Old Man of the Sea" by the Greek author Homer


Variants:
  • Proteus 






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