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Orestes meaning and name origin
Orestes \o-res-tes, or(e)-stes\ as a boy's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Orestes is "mountain". Greek mythology: Orestes was the son of Agamemnon, king of Argos and one of the Greek conquerors of Troy. Orestes was ordered by the god Apollo to avenge his father's death, but in so doing he committed the crime of matricide. Upon the king's return from the Trojan War, he was murdered by his wife, Clytemnestra, and her lover, Aegisthus. Orestes appears in eight of the classic Greek tragedies.
Orestes has 3 variant forms: Aoresty, Aresty and Oreste.
Baby names that sound like Orestes are Aristeo, Aristos, Erastus, Erastos and Eraste.
Popularity of Orestes
Orestes is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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