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 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).
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).