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pinWhat does Odysseus mean?

Odysseus /odys-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 has 2 feminine forms: Dessa and Odessa.

Kreatif forms: Oaodysseus, Odysoz, Odysseusoa. [more]

pinHow 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)

Displayed below is a comparison of the history of Odysseus and related names. Ulysses is the only popular varying form of Odysseus (outside Top 1000) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of this relation of Odysseus was widespread among parents during the years 1890-1899 (#325) and is now much less. (2014 Birth 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.

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