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pinWhat does Athena mean?

Athena /athe-na/ 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".


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

Related girl names: Artemis, Pallas and Vesta.

Kreatif forms: Athean, Atheda, Athenaau. [more]

pinHow 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 1960-1969 and reached its highest rank of #195 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Prominent related forms of Athena (#195 last year) are Attie, Minerva and Vesta. These relations of Athena were favored during 1880-1889 (average #616) and are somewhat less widespread today (#798, 47.5%), with forms such as Vesta becoming less in vogue. Athena is more familiar than the rest.

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

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

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Athena is pronounced similarly to Ethenia. Other recommended similar baby 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.