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Odysseus 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.

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Popularity of Odysseus

Odysseus is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Odysseus for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Odysseus with its variant form and related boy baby names.
Popularity of name Odysseus
Popularity of Odysseus

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