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Aegeus meaning and name origin
Aegeus \ae-geus\ as a boy's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Aegeus is "protection". The name refers to "aigis", a shield made of goat-skin that was the sign of Zeus, and also occurs as Egidio and Giles. Greek mythology: King Aegeus was the father of Theseus, who killed the Cretan monster, the Minotaur. When Aegeus mistakenly thought Theseus had been killed on his quest, he threw himself into the sea near Athens, which is now known as the Aegean.
Aegeus has 2 variant forms: Aigeos and Aigeus.
Baby names that sound like Aegeus are Axe and Oakes.
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Popularity of Aegeus
Aegeus is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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