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What does Apollo mean?

Apollo \a-pollo, ap(ol)-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.


Apollo has 3 variants: Apollon, Apollos and Apolo.

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

Apollo has 3 more different forms via Dionysus: Dionysios, Dionysius and Dionysos.

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


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)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Apollo for boys. Apollo entered the list in 2012 and reached its peak position of #801 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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