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Meaning and Name Origin

Athena \a-the-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.

For more information, see also related girl names Artemis, Pallas and Vesta.


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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Athena and related names. Prominent related forms of Athena (#195 last year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Attie, Minerva and Vesta. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during 1880-1889 and have become much less widespread since, with the forms Minerva and Vesta becoming less in vogue. Athena (#195) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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.

Similar Names

Athena is pronounced similarly to Ethenia. Other recommended similar baby names are Adeena and Adena. These names tend to be less frequently used than Athena.