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Meaning and name origin

Athena \a-the-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced a-THEE-nah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Athena is "wise". Mythology: the virgin goddess of wisdom and war, identified with the Roman goddess Minerva. Homer, in the "Odyssey", refers to her as "gray-eyed Athena".

Athena has 6 variant forms: Atheena, Athenais, Athene, Athie, Athina and Attie.

For more information, see also related girl names Artemis, Pallas and Vesta.


Popularity

Athena is a very popular first name for females (#1135 out of 4276, Top 27%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Athena for girls (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Athena name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Athena outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Athena and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Athena (#195), Vesta, Minerva and Attie. (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Athena, Vesta, Minerva, Attie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Athena outside U.S.


Similar Names

Athena is also pronounced similarly to Ethenia. Other suggested similar baby names are Adeena and Adena. These names tend to be less commonly used than Athena.

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