Other Origin(s):Spanish
Meaning:Purple coloring, purple dye
It’s not all purple prose when we say that Porfirio is one of the most beautiful and original names around! This unique boy’s name has Greek and Spanish roots, and means “purple coloring” or “purple dye.” Derived from the word porphyry, and the Greek mythological figure Poryrion, this name is synonymous with royalty and luxury. Notable namesakes include American painter Porfirio Salinas, Costa Rican soccer player Porfirio López, and legendary Dominican playboy and diplomat Porfirio Rubirosa.
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