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What does Orestes mean?

Orestes Pronunciation of Orestes [orestes] as a boys' 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.

Associated with: greek, mountain, mythology, war, classic (medieval).


Orestes has 3 variants: Aoresty, Aresty and Oreste.

Creative forms:
(male) Riestes, ..


Middle name pairings:
Orestes Theodore (O.T.), ..

How popular is Orestes?

Orestes is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Orestes is an equally uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Orestes has yet to be listed in the list so far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Orestes name in U.S.

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Similar Names

Recommended names are Estes, Oates, Ornette, Orsen, Orsis, Osten and Otess. Like Orestes, these names are not frequently used.

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