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What does Aegeus mean?

Aegeus Pronunciation of Aegeus [aegeus] as a boys' 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.

Associated with: greek, mythology, king, sea.


Aegeus has 2 variants: Aigeos and Aigeus.

Creative forms:
(male) Argeus, Asgeus, ..

(female) Aege, ..

Middle name pairings:
Aegeus Chayse (A.C.), ..

How popular is Aegeus?

Aegeus is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Aegeus is an unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Giles is the only prominent varying form of Aegeus (outside Top 2000). This form of Aegeus was popular with parents during 1880-1889 (#469), but now, Giles has become less trendy. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Giles in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adelfus, Aeneas, Aengus, Aenneas, Aeolos, Aeolus, Aimes, Aineas, Aineis, Aiolus, Aldous, Aldus, Aleks, Alexus, Alfaeus (see Alpheus), Alfeos (see Alpheus), Alfeus, Alger, Algey, Algis, Alpheus, Altus, Amadeus, Amatus, Ambrus, Ames, Amyees (see Amyas), Amyes (see Amyas), Anders, Ange, Angel, Angell, Angelo, Angus, Anngus (see Angus), Antaeus, Anteus, Aonghus, Ares, Argos, Argus, Aries, Arius, Arles, Artemus, Artus, Athens, August, Ayers, Aymes, Beamus, Bemus, Celsus, Cetus, Delius, Deus, Fergus, Festus, Hermus, Ireneus, Jesous, Jesus, Lexus, Lugus, Magnus, Magus, Mateus, Nereus, Perseus, Remus, Seamus, Sergius, Seumus, Sextus and Theseus. These names tend to be more commonly used than Aegeus.

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