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What does Odysseus mean?

Odysseus \od(ys)-seus\ as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Odysseus is "angry man". The derivation of this name is uncertain. Possibly linked to the Greek term "dys" meaning "to hate", or also possibly "leg wound". In Homer's epic poems "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey", Odysseus was known for his eloquence and his talent for playing tricks. The Latin version of the name, Ulysses, is better known in America due to the fame of President Ulysses S. Grant.


Variations

Odysseus has 1 variant: Odysse.

Odysseus has 2 more alternative forms via Ulysses: Ulises and Ulisse.

Odysseus has 2 feminine forms: Dessa and Odessa.


Popularity

Odysseus is a rare first name for men. Odysseus is a unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Odysseus and related names. Ulises (#749 the previous year) and Ulysses are the popular varying forms of Odysseus (#unlisted). Adoption of these boy names was at its highest in 1999 and is now much less, with the form Ulysses becoming less fashionable. Ulises (#749) is the most trendy birth name in this compilation. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ulises, Ulysses in U.S.

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

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