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Meaning and name origin

Odysseus \od(ys)-seus\ as a boy's 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.


Odysseus has 1 variant form: Odysse.

There are 2 feminine forms of Odysseus: Dessa and Odessa.


Odysseus is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Odysseus and its variant form. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Ulysses. (2014 statistics).

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

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