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What does Halcyone mean?

Halcyone Pronunciation of Halcyone as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Halcyone is "kingfisher". In ancient mythology, the kingfisher laid its eggs on the sea, which would then float on the water for the two weeks before the winter solstice. During this time, the waves were always calm, hence the expression "halcyon days" to mean a time of tranquil happiness.

ASSOCIATED WITH Ha-, -ne, greek, ancient (old), mythology, water, calm (peace), happiness (joy)


VARIANTS Halcyon, Halcyona



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How popular is Halcyone?

Halcyone is a rare given name for females. Halcyone is a unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Halcyone has yet to make it into the list thus far. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

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