Atlas Meaning and Origin

The name Atlas is a boy’s name meaning “titan, to carry” and is of Greek origin. In Greek Mythology, Atlas was a Titan who bore the weight of the heavens on his shoulders, a punishment bestowed on him by Zeus. An atlas is also a book of maps, named after the mythological figure who was believed to hold up the world. Atlas is also the name of a moon of Saturn. Atlas is a name that has been increasing in popularity in recent years. Some famous people have named their children Atlas, including actress Anne Hathaway and actor Josh Duhamel.

Names similar to Atlas:

  • Orion
  • Apollo
  • Titan
  • Phoenix
  • Zephyr
  • Draco
  • Perseus
  • Ares
  • Helios
  • Hermes


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