Home > Odysseus


What does Odysseus mean?

Odysseus Pronunciation of Odysseus [odysseus] 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.

Associated with: greek, epic (mythology), fame.


Odysseus has 1 variant: Odysse.

2 feminine forms: Dessa and Odessa.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Odysseus Armando (O.A.), ..

How popular is Odysseus?

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Ulysses (#1084 from current records) is the only popular varying form of Odysseus (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of this relation of Odysseus was widespread among parents during the years 1890-1899 (#325) and is now much less. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Cassius, Olympus, Orestes, Orpheus, Perseus and Theseus. Like Odysseus, these names are not frequently used.

See names
in meaning and etymology.