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Athena 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 names Artemis, Pallas and Vesta.
Baby names that sound like Athena are Adena and Adeena.
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Popularity of Athena
Athena is a very popular first name for women (#1135 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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