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Athena

What does Athena mean?

Athena Pronunciation of Athena [athena] as a girls' 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".

Associated with: greek, mythology, virgin, goddess, war (battle), roman.

Variations

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

Related girl names: Artemis, Pallas and Vesta.

Creative forms:
(female) Athean, Athela, ..

(male) Athean, Atheva, ..

Middle name pairings:
Athena Carmela (A.C.), ..

How popular is Athena?

Athena is a very prominent first name for women (#1135 out of 4276, Top 27%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Athena for girls. Athena was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its highest rank of #157 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Athena name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Athena (#157 last year) are Artemis (#1921 last year), Attie, Minerva and Vesta. These relations of Athena were favored today (average #1615), except for forms such as Vesta which have become less in vogue. Athena is more familiar than the rest.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Athena, Artemis, Attie, Minerva, Vesta in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Athena is pronounced similarly to Ethenia. Other recommended names are Abena, Adana, Adanna, Adawna, Adeana, Adeen, Adeena, Aden, Adena, Adene, Adina, Aghna, Aidana, Aiden, Aithne, Aithnea, Aleena, Alena, Aliena, Allena, Almena, Althea, Altheda, Alvena, Alzena, Ameena, Amena, Andena, Anthea, Antheia, Antheya, Ardena, Arena, Arlena, Artheia, Arthene, Ateefa, Atera, Atha, Athelina, Audene, Avena, Aydana, Ayden, Aydenn, Ethna and Shena. These names tend to be less frequently used than Athena.

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