Name Origin: Greek
Name Gender: Female
breathtaking and capable Milesian consort of Pericles, appropriate name from fem. of Greek aspasios "welcome," associated with aspazesthai "to enjoy," which is of unsure origin.
The influence of Aspasia on Athenian thought, though denounced unsparingly by most critics, may indeed have been beneficial, inasmuch as it tended towards the emancipation of the Attic woman from the over-strict tutelage in which she was kept.