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What does Atlas mean?

Atlas Pronunciation of Atlas [at-las] as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Atlas is "to carry". Atlas was a mythical Titan who bore the weight of the world on his shoulders, so the name has connotations of great strength.

Associated with: greek, great, strength.


Atlas has 1 variant: Attlas.

Creative forms:
(male) Arlas, Atas, ..

(female) Atan, Atlasa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Atlas Desean (A.D.), ..

How popular is Atlas?

Atlas is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#15551 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Atlas reached its top position of #490 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Abbas, Adlai, Adlar, Aias, Alan, Allan, Amias, Amyas, Arlan, Arles, Aslan, Athan, Athos, Atila, Atlea, Atlee, Atley, Atli, Colas, Silas and Sylas. These names tend to be more commonly used than Atlas.

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