Other Origin(s):British
Meaning:Black; Son of the witch Sycorax
Caliban is a gender-neutral name with Romanian and English roots to celebrate baby’s dark, spooky side. One of its translations is “black,” connecting your little one to a rich, stunning color that can range from being elegant and sophisticated to mysterious and macabre. If you're looking for a literary name with a mystical edge, Caliban can also mean "son of the witch Sycorax." In William Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest, Caliban is part human, part creature, and the son of a powerful witch who is imprisoned by the play's protagonist, Prospero. Portrayed as a wily antagonist constantly plotting to achieve his freedom, Caliban boasts connotations of rebellion and independence, making it a striking option for your young trailblazer.
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