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Meaning and name origin

Apollo \a-pollo, ap(ol)-lo\ as a boy's name is pronounced er-POH-loh. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Apollo is "destroyer". Mythology: the Greek and Roman god of light, music, and poetry, who drives the sun across the sky in a carriage, and also rules over healing and prophecy, speaking through the famous oracle at Delphi. The name comes from Appollyon, Greek translation of the Hebrew word "abaddon", meaning "destroyer". Biblical: Apollo was one of the early Christian disciples. In modern philosophy, Apollo has come to symbolize the classical and intellectual aspects of thought. In contrast, Dionysus, the god of wine and revelry, represents the spontaneous and instinctual.


Apollo has 3 variant forms: Apollon, Apollos and Apolo.

For more information, see also the related boy name Feivel.

There are 3 feminine forms of Apollo: Abellona, Apollonia and Phoebe.


Apollo is not a popular first name for males but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#48446 out of 88799, Top 55%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Apollo for boys. Apollo reached its highest rank of #801 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).

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

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