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What does Apollo mean?

Apollo /apol-lo/ as a boys' 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.

Associated with: greek, mythology, roman, light (bright), poetry (literary), sun (star), sky (heaven), rules (king), healing (life), famous, oracle (prophet), biblical, modern, classical (medieval)

Variations

Apollo has 3 variants: Apollon, Apollos and Apolo.

Affiliated boy name: Feivel.

Apollo has 3 feminine forms: Abellona, Apollonia and Phoebe.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Apolai, Apolan, ..

(female) Apolai, Apolay, ..

How popular is Apollo?

Apollo is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#48665 out of 150436, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. Census)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name statistics of Apollo for boys. Apollo entered the list in 2006 and reached its peak position of #801 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE APOLLO

Recommended names are Abell, Adelfo, Adolf, Adolfo, Adollf (see Adolph), Adolph, Adolpho, Adulio, Aeolos, Aeolus, Agnolo, Agosto, Aiolos, Aiolus, Akilla, Aldo, Alfo, Alldo (see Aldo), Allon, Alonso, Alonzo, Alto, Amalio, Amelio, Angelo, Anjelo, Antolle, Apolonio, Aquillo, Aquilo, Araldo, Arlo, Arnoldo, Aroldo, Arrlo, Atholl, Atilo, Aurelo, Axell, Axill, Capello, Gallo, Lallo, Manollo, Paolo, Rollo and Zoilo. These names tend to be more frequently used than Apollo.


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