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What does Theseus mean?

Theseus Pronunciation of Theseus [the-seus] as a boys' name is of Greek origin. Mythology: the young hero who killed the Cretan Minotaur. He was the son of King Aegeus, who gave his name to the Aegean Sea around Greece. Theseus is featured in several classical Greek tragedies as well as in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" and Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream".

Associated with: greek, mythology, hero, king, sea, classical (medieval), tales (literary), night (dark).


Creative forms:
(male) Toseus, Tyseus, ..

(female) Thetes, ..

Middle name pairings:
Theseus Nathan (T.N.), ..

How popular is Theseus?

Theseus is an unusual given name for men and also an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Theseus has not been listed in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Theseus outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aegeus, Festus, Ireneus, Jesous, Jesus, Nereus, Perseus, Thaddeus, Thadeus, Thonus and Tiesen. These names tend to be more frequently used than Theseus.