Olympia

Olympia Meaning and Origin

The name Olympia is a girl’s name meaning “from Mount Olympus” and is of Greek origin. Olympia is the feminine form of Olympos, the name of the mountain home of the Greek gods. Olympia was an ancient Greek sanctuary site dedicated to the worship of Zeus.  In addition, Olympia is the name of an ancient Greek city in the western part of the Peloponnese peninsula, which was the site of the first Olympic Games in 776 BC. As a personal name, “Olympia” has been used for girls/women and is considered somewhat rare. Olympia is a name that exudes strength, elegance, and a touch of mystique. It carries the weight of ancient history and mythological grandeur, making it a name of timeless beauty. Famous People Named Olympia: Princess Olympia of Greece and Denmark: A member of the Greek royal family, she is known for her fashion sense and social media presence. Olympia Dukakis: An acclaimed American actress of Greek descent, she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie “Moonstruck.”

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