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Ptolemais, an Ancient Greek place name and feminine personal name, may refer to :
- Places in Africa
- Ptolemais (Cyrenaica), a city in present-day Libya probably named after Ptolemy III Euergetes
- Ptolemais Euergetis alias Crocodilopolis, an Egyptian city renamed Ptolemais Euergetis by Ptolemy III Euergetes
- Ptolemais Hermiou, a Greek colony established in Egypt by Ptolemy I Soter
- Ptolemais Theron, a city on the African coast of the Red Sea, established by Ptolemy II Philadelphus
- Places elsewhere
- Ptolemais in Phoenicia, named Antiochia Ptolemais after Ptolemy I Soter, now Acre, Israel
- Ptolemaida, a Greek city in Northern Greece, named after Ptolemy I Soter
- Ptolemais of Cyrene, a third-century BC mathematician and musical theorist, author of Pythagorean Principles of Music
- Ptolemais, daughter of Ptolemy I Soter and mother of Demetrius the Fair
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