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What does Androcles mean?

Androcles Pronunciation of Androcles [an-dro-cles] as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Androcles is "glorious man". Latin mythology: Androcles was a Christian and a mild-mannered slave who once helped an injured lion. When Androcles was later tossed into an arena to face the traditional band of ravenous lions, he encountered the same lion which set him free. GB Shaw later used this tale for a play about Christian faith.

Associated with: greek, mythology, slave (servant).


Androcles has 1 variant: Androclus.

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Middle name pairings:
Androcles Terence (A.T.), ..

How popular is Androcles?

Androcles is an uncommon first name for males. Androcles is an equivalently unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Androcles has yet to be ranked in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Androcles name in U.S.

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Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adohnes, Adones, Anatole, Andrae, Andras, Andre, Andrea, Andreas, Andrei, Andrej, Andres, Andresj, Andreus, Andrew, Andrewes, Andrews, Andrey, Andric, Andrick, Andriel, Andries, Andris, Andrius, Andro, Andros, Andrzej, Antiochos, Antiochus, Antole, Antolle, Arles, Knolles, Knowles, Pericles and Sophocles. These names tend to be more frequently used than Androcles.

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