Prospero is a boy's name of Latin origin that wears its meaning on its sleeve. Born from the Latin prospĕrus, Prospero means "fortunate" or "prosperous," suggestive of one flush with abundance in every sense of the word. As the name of the enigmatic central character in Shakespeare's The Tempest, Prospero has no shortage of scholarly interpretations—the most popular placing the magician as a representation of William Shakespeare himself.
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