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.
Odysseus has 1 variant: Odysse.
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) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names was at its highest in the year 1999 (usage of 0.428%) and is now much less (usage 0.1255%, down 70.7%), with the form Ulysses becoming less fashionable. Ulises (#749) is the most trendy birth name in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)