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What does Hippolytus mean?

Hippolytus Pronunciation of Hippolytus [hip-poly-tus] as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Hippolytus is "freer of horses". From Hippolytos, derived from hippos "horse" and luein "to free". Mythology: Hippolytus was the Son of Theseus. The name of a famous second-century saint and theologian.

Associated with: greek, mythology, famous, saint, theologian (philosopher).


Hippolytus has 6 variants: Hipolito, Hippolit, Hippolitos, Hippolyte, Hyppolytos and Ippolito.

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Middle name pairings:
Hippolytus Tyrus (H.T.), ..

How popular is Hippolytus?

Hippolytus is a rare first name for males. Hippolytus is also a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only prominent variation form of Hippolytus (not in Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 is Hipolito. This form of Hippolytus was favored by parents in the 1970s (#1781). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hipolito in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hippolytus and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aiolus, Dionysus, Hieronimus, Hieronymos, Hieronymus, Honoratus, Nicholaus, Nickolaus, Nicolaus and Nikolaus. Like Hippolytus, these names are not frequently used.

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