Mythology

We’ve compiled a list of baby names in each category to help you choose the perfect name. Click on a name to find the name meaning, popularity, origin, and other helpful information.

Acantha

The name Acantha (ə-KAN-thə) is a girl’s name of Greek origin, meaning: “thorny”.

Aegle

Aegle Meaning and Origin Aegle is a boy’s name of Latin origin, meaning: “brightness.” Borne from mythology it derives from the Greek word aiglē ‘brightness, splendor’.

Aella

Aella Meaning and Origin The name Aella means “whirlwind” and is of Greek origin. Aella may sound sweet, but the name actually harkens to one of Hippolyte’s Amazons in Greek mythology who fought against Heracles. Still, pretty cool for a girl! Posts with the name...

Aine

The girl’s name Aine is an Irish name meaning: “radiance”.

Ajax

Ajax Meaning and Origin Ajax is a boy's name of Greek origin, meaning "of the earth". Ajax or Aias is a Greek mythological hero who played a pivotal role in the myth of the Trojan War. Posts with the name Ajax: 50 Names for Boys That are Cool AF  

Alcyone

Alcyone Meaning and Origin Alcyone is a girl's Greek mythology name. Posts with the name Alcyone:  Unique Space Names for Girls

Ambrosia

(Greek ) food of the gods.

Anthea

Latinized spelling of Greek Antheia from the feminine adjective antheios ‘flowery’.

Apollo

Apollo Meaning and Origin Apollo is a boy's name of Greek mythology origin, meaning "God of the sun."  Posts with the name Apollo: 105 Space Baby Names for Boys 52 Popular Boy Names That Start With A

Aris

Aris Meaning and Origin The name Aris is a unisex Greek mythology name. Posts with the name Aris: 100 Girl Names You Haven’t Heard Of

Asura

Asura Meaning and Origin The name Asura is a girl's name meaning "powerful" and is of Hindi origin. Asura or asuras are known as demons in Hindu mythology.  Posts with the name Asura: 60 Goth Baby Names from the Darkside for Girls and Boys

Athene

Athene Meaning and Origin Greek mythology name of the goddess of wisdom and patron of Athens. Athena, also referred to as Athene, was the Greek goddess of wisdom, courage,  justice, warfare, strength, strategy, and arts.  Posts with the name Athene: Top European Baby...

Atlas

The boy’s name Atlas is a Greek name meaning: “titan, to carry”.

Aurora

Aurora is a Latin girl’s name meaning: “dawn”.

Balor

Balor is an Irish boy’s name, meaning: “the deadly one”.

Belenos

Belenos Meaning and Origin Belenos is a boy's name of Celtic origin, meaning "Bright one or the shining one." A sun god from Celtic mythology. Posts with the name Belenos: 105 Space Baby Names for Boys

Bran

Bran Meaning and Origin Bran (BRAHN or BRAN) is a boy’s name of Celtic origin meaning: “raven” or “crow”. Bran was popular in Ireland and Wales during the Middle Ages. In Welsh and Irish mythology, Bran is a mythological character, who was described as a giant-sized...

Briseis

Briseis Meaning and Origin Briseis is a girl's name of Greek origin, meaning “daughter of Bris.” Briseis is a significant character in Greek legends; during the Trojan War, she was captured by Achilles, who fell in love with her. This name is perfect for parents who...

Calliope

Calliope is a Greek name meaning: “beautiful voice”.

Camilla

Camilla is a Latin girl’s name meaning: “young ceremonial acolyte”.

Cassandra

Cassandra is a Greek name meaning: “prophetess”.

Cetus

Cetus Meaning and Origin Cetus is a boy's name of Greek origin, meaning "sea monster of Poseidon."  Posts with the name Cetus: 105 Space Baby Names for Boys

Cian

Cian is a boy’s name of Irish origin, meaning: “ancient”.

Circe

Circe is a Greek name meaning: “bird”.

Cressida

Cressida (KRES-I-DUH) is a Greek girl’s name meaning: “gold”.

Dalia

(Hebrew) flowering branch.

Delia

Delia Meaning and Origin Delia is a girl’s name meaning “born on the island of Delos” and is of Greek origin. A name from Greek mythology of the goddess Artemis, referring to her birth on the island of Delos. The Greek island of Delos was the home of Apollo and...

Dylan

Dylan is a Welsh boy’s or girl’s name meaning: “sea”. In Welsh mythology Dylan was known as the ‘god of the sea’.

Elara

Elara Meaning and Origin Elara is a girl's Greek mythology name. Elara was a nymph, a lover of Zeus, and the mother of the giant Tityos. Posts with the name Elara: Space Baby Names for Girls 500 of the Prettiest Girl Names You’ve Ever Heard

Elettra

Elettra Meaning and Origin The name Elettra is a girl's name meaning "brilliant" and is of Italian origin. From Greek ēlēktōr ‘brilliant’. A name of a heroine in Greek mythology. Posts with the name Elettra: 50 Exotic & Unique Names for Your Baby...

Evander

Evander Meaning and Origin The name Evander is a boy's name meaning "good man" and is of Latin origin. Latin form of Greek Euandros, derived from eu ‘well, good’ and anēr ‘man’. In mythology, Evander is the name of an Arcadian hero who founded a city in Italy where...

Fauna

(Latin) goddess of earth and fertility.

Flora

A name for the Roman mythology goddess of flowers and spring. Derived from Latin flos “flower”

Freya

Freya is a Old Norse name meaning: “the lady”.

Gudrun

Gudrun Meaning and Origin Gudrun is a girl's name meaning "God’s secret lore" and is of Norse origin. An Old Norse name composed of guδ ‘god’ and rūn ‘secret lore.’ In mythology, Guðrún Ósvífrsdóttir was the main protagonist of the Medieval Icelandic Laxdœla saga. The...

Hades

Hades Meaning and Origin The name Hades is a boy's name meaning "sightless" and is of Greek origin. Hades is the dark god of the underworld in Greek mythology; however, Hades was considered non-evil and of a giving nature. Posts with the name Hades: 60 Goth Baby Names...

Hera

Hera Meaning and Origin The name Hera is a girl's name meaning "hero" and is of Greek origin. In Greek mythology, Hera, the wife of Zeus, was the Queen of the gods, the goddess of marriage and birth. If you’re hoping your kid has a tremendous impact on the world, why...

Hercules

Hercules Meaning and Origin Hercules is a boy's name of Greek origin, meaning "glory of Hera."  Posts with the name Hercules: 105 Space Baby Names for Boys

Hestia

Hestia is a Greek name meaning: “hearth, fireside”.

Ianthe

Ianthe Meaning and Origin Ianthe is a girl’s name of Greek origin, meaning: “violet flower.” From Greek ion ‘violet’ and anthos ‘flower.’ In Greek mythology, Ianthe is one of the daughters of Titan Oceanus and Tethys mentioned in the Homeric hymn to Demeter, who was...

Illyria

Illyria Meaning and Origin A poetic name that’s both pretty and feminine. The name Illyria is a girl's place name of Greek origin. Illyria (IHL-ihr-ee-ah) was a region in the western part of the Balkan Peninsula, inhabited by numerous tribes of people known as the...

Iole

Iole Meaning and Origin The name Iole is a girl's name meaning "violet" and is of Greek origin. Pronounced ‘eye-oh-lee’: a name from Greek mythology, representing the Greek vocabulary word meaning ‘violet’.

Ismene

Ismene Meaning and Origin The name Ismene is a girl's name meaning "knowledge" and is of Greek origin. In Greek mythology, Ismene is known as the daughter and half-sister of Oedipus, daughter, and granddaughter of Jocasta, and sister of Antigone, Eteocles, and...

Janus

Janus Meaning and Origin The name Janus is a boy's name meaning "gateway" and is of Greek origin. An ancient Roman god’s name. In Roman mythology, Janus was the god of beginnings and transitions who presided over passages, doors, gates, and endings. He is usually...

Jocasta

Jocasta Meaning and Origin A name from Greek mythology, Jocasta is known as the mother and wife of Oedipus. In Greek mythology, Jocasta was the wife of King Laius of Thebes; she was also the mother of Oedipus, who she mistakenly married without realizing he was her...

Juno

Juno Meaning and Origin Juno is a girl’s name meaning “consort of Jupiter” and is of Latin origin. A Roman mythology goddess that was the wife of Jupiter and the queen of the heavens. Posts with the name Juno: 25 Unique Middle Names for Girls

Kali

Kali Meaning and Origin The name Kali is a girl's name meaning "the black one" and is of Sanskrit origin. In Hindu mythology, Kali is a highly feared goddess; known as the Goddess of destruction. Current Popularity: #252. Posts with the name Kali: 60 Goth Baby Names...

Kalma

Kalma Meaning and Origin Kalma was the Goddess of death in Finnish mythology. Posts with the name Kalma: 60 Goth Baby Names from the Darkside for Girls and Boys

Larissa

Larissa is a Greek name meaning: “citadel”. The name Larissa is from the name of the Greek ancient city Larisa in Thessaly. 

Lavinia

Meaning: “from Lavinium”.

Leander

The boy’s name Leander is a Latin name meaning: “lion name”.

Leda

Leda (LEE-dUH) is a girl’s name of Greek origin meaning: “happy”.

Lilith

Lilith (LIL-ITH) is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin meaning: “of the night”.

Linus

Linus Meaning and Origin The name Linus is a boy's name meaning "flax" and is of Latin origin. Latin form of the Greek name Linos. In Greek mythology, Linus was the son of Apollo and Calliope, he was a musician and inventor of melody and rhythm. Linus is a cute, bold...

Loki

Loki Meaning and Origin Loki is a boy's name of Scandinavian origin, meaning "God of mischief".  Posts with the name Loki:  Boy Names That Start With L

Lorelei

Lorelei is a German name meaning: “alluring temptress”.

Lycia

Lycia Meaning and Origin The name Lycia is a girl's name meaning "wolf" and is of Greek origin. In Greek mythology wolf's act as divine messengers of the gods.  Posts with the name Lycia: 60 Goth Baby Names from the Darkside for Girls and Boys

Maeve

Maeve is an Irish name meaning: “intoxicating”.

Mani

Mani Meaning and Origin Mani is a unisex name meaning “jewel” and is of Sanskrit origin. A short form of Subrahmanya, son of Shiva. Alternatively, Mani is also a boy's Norse mythology name meaning "moon." Posts with the name Mani: 30 Cool Unusual Undiscovered Boy...

Medea

Medea Meaning and Origin A Greek name from the word mēdesthai "to reflect, meditate, or ponder." According to Greek legend Medea was a sorceress who helped Jason obtain the Golden Fleece from her father, King Aeetes of Colchis. This is a beautiful and quirky name...

Melia

Melia Meaning and Origin Melia is a girl's name of Greek origin, meaning “ash-tree.” In Greek mythology, Melia was the Melian-nymph of an ash tree and daughter of Okeanos. An ancient alternative to the more common Maya and Mila, we love how much personality this name...

Morrigan

Morrigan Meaning and Origin The name Morrigan is a girl's name meaning "phantom queen" and is of Irish origin. In Irish mythology, she represents doom, death, or victory in battle. Posts with the name Morrigan: 60 Goth Baby Names from the Darkside for Girls and...

Muirgen

Muirgen is a Welsh name meaning: “born of the sea”. 

Myra

Myra Meaning and Origin Myra is a girl's name of Greek origin, meaning “myrrh.” Myra is the mother of Adonis in Greek mythology. She was cursed by Aphrodite and transformed into a myrrh tree. Myra still flies under the radar, but this ancient Greek name is deserving...

Naenia

Naenia Meaning and Origin The name Naenia is a girl's name meaning "incantation, dirge" and is of Latin origin. In Roman mythology, Naenia is 'the goddess of funerals.  Posts with the name Naenia: 60 Goth Baby Names from the Darkside for Girls and Boys

Naida

Naida Meaning and Origin Naida is a girl's name of Greek origin, meaning “water nymph.” Naida in Greek mythology is one of the nymphs of flowing water—springs, rivers, fountains, lakes; so if you love the water, this might be a perfect tribute. Posts with the name...

Narciso

Narciso Meaning and Origin Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese form of Greek Narcissus, a figure in Greek mythology who fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool of water. Posts with the name Narciso: Mythology Baby Names Fit For A Goddess Or Titan

Nerio

Nerio is an Italian boy’s name meaning:“war”

Niamh

The girl’s name Niamh is an Irish name meaning: “brightness or beauty”.

Nyssa

Nyssa Meaning and Origin Nyssa is a girl's name of Greek origin, meaning “goal.” In Greek mythology, Nysa is the mountainous region where nymphs raised the young god Dionysus. Nyssa is perfect for a family who might want to tie their Greek heritage into their baby...

Odysseus

Odysseus Meaning and Origin According to Greek legend, Odysseus is the king of Ithaca and the hero of the Trojan War. Odysseus is the hero in the story The Odyssey. He was the king of Ithaca and fought against the Trojans in the Trojan War. Posts with the name...

Olympia

Olympia (o-LIMP-ee-uh) is a girl’s name of Greek origin meaning: “from Mount Olympus”.

Orion

Orion is a Greek name meaning: “hunter”.

Osian

Osian Meaning and Origin Osian is a boy’s name of Irish origin, meaning: “little dear.” Anglicized form of Oisín, a name found in Irish mythology. Oisín was a warrior and the greatest poet of Ireland. Posts with the name Osian: 25 Adorable Irish Names for Boys That...

Pandora

The girl’s name Pandora is a Greek name meaning: “all gifts”.

Pax

Pax Meaning and Origin The name Pax is a unisex name meaning “peace” and is of Latin origin. Roman mythology name for the goddess of peace.  Posts with the name Pax: 100 Boy Names You Haven’t Heard Of Mythology Baby Names Fit For A Goddess Or Titan 50 Most Popular...

Penelope

The girl’s name Penelope is a Greek mythology name belonging to the wife of Odysseus, it derives from the Greek word penelops, meaning “duck”.

Phaedra

Phaedra Meaning and Origin The name Phaedra is a girl's name meaning "bright" and is of Greek origin. In Greek mythology, Phaedra was a Cretan princess and an Athenian queen most famous for being the wife of Theseus. If you want a romantic-sounding name with destiny,...

Phyllis

Phyllis Meaning and Origin The name Phyllis is a girl's name meaning "foliage" and is of Greek origin. A character from Greek mythology who killed herself for love. The Greek word phyllis means ‘foliage’. Posts with the name Phyllis: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for...

Remus

Remus Meaning and Origin The meaning of the name Remus is unknown and is of Latin origin. According to ancient Roman legend, Remus is the name of the co-founder of the city of Rome. Posts with the name Remus: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and Boys Mythology...

Rhea

Rhea Meaning and Origin Rhea is a girl's name of Greek origin, meaning “a flowing stream.” Rhea is a goddess in Greek mythology, the Titaness, daughter of the earth goddess Gaia and the mother of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Demeter, and Hestia. Rhea is a soft...

Sabrina

Sabrina Meaning and Origin The name Sabrina is a girl’s Celtic mythology name. Current Popularity: #389. Posts with the name Sabrina: 100 Hauntingly Gorgeous Dark and Romantic Goth Baby Names 500 of the Prettiest Girl Names You’ve Ever Heard

Siren

Siren Meaning and Origin Siren is a girl's Greek mythology name. Sirens were dangerous creatures, who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and singing voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. Posts with the name Siren: 500 of the Prettiest...

Sybil

Sybil Meaning and Origin The name Sybil is a girl's name meaning "prophetesses" and is of Greek origin. From the Greek mythology name Sibylla or Sybilla of ancient prophetesses that inspired Apollo. Posts with the name Sybil: 100 Girl Names You Haven’t Heard...

Thanatus

Thanatus Meaning and Origin The name Thanatus is a boy's name meaning "death" and is of Greek origin. In Greek mythology, he is widely considered a god of death. Posts with the name Thanatus: 60 Goth Baby Names from the Darkside for Girls and Boys

Thebe

Thebe Meaning and Origin Thebe is a girl's Greek mythology name. Posts with the name Thebe:  Unique Space Names for Girls

Thor

Thor Meaning and Origin The name Thor is a boy's name meaning "god of thunder" and is of Norse origin. A pretty heroic name for your little dude, Thor is the hammer-wielding god of thunder and lightning. Posts with the name Thor: Whimsical and Enchanting Names for...

Thora

Thora is a Norse name meaning: “Thunder goddess”.

Tordis

Tordis Meaning and Origin The name Benjamin is a boy's name meaning "goddess" and is of Scandinavian origin. This name derives from the Old Norse name “Þordís,” composed of two elements: “Þórr” (thunder, thor) plus “dís / dis” (female deity, Norse goddess, woman,...

Venus

The Latin equivalent of Greek Aphrodite, her name is related to venustas “‘beauty, delight”.

Victoria

Victoria Meaning and Origin The name Victoria is a girl's name meaning "victory" and is of Latin origin. In Roman mythology, Victoria was the goddess of victory. Current Popularity: #34. Posts with the name Victoria: 100 Pretty Names For Girls 30 of the Most Elegant...

Zephyr

Zephyr Meaning and Origin The name Zephyr is a boy's name meaning "west wind" and is of Greek origin. Posts with the name Zephyr: Whimsical and Enchanting Names for Boys Straight Out of a Fairytale Mythology Baby Names Fit For A Goddess Or Titan 20 Ancient Names for...

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