Gender: Masculine
Origin: English

The name is the English form of the Latin, Placidus, meaning “calm; placid.”

The feminine form of Placidia was borne by the daughter of Emperor Theodosius I.

The name was never very common in the English-speaking world, however, it was occasionally used by the Puritans.

Other forms the name include:

Placid (English/Hungarian)
Placidino (Italian)
Placido (Italian)
Placyd (Polish)
Plácido (Portuguese/Spanish)
Placidus (Latin)

Feminine forms include:

Placide (French)
Placida (Italian)
Placyda (Polish)
Placidia (Sardinian/Sicilian)

The designated name-day throughout Europe is October 5.

The name is borne by 6th-century Italian monk, St. Placido; 17th-century English Protestant Minister, John Placid Adelham; 20th-century Catholic Indian theologian, Father Placid J Podipara; world famous Spanish tenor and opera singer, Plácido Domingo.