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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.

Athena is also pronounced similarly to Ethenia. Other suggested similar baby names are Adeena and Adena.


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

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