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Gender: M Meaning of Achilles: "thin-lipped" Origin of Achilles: Greek Achilles's Popularity in 2015: #968

The name of the great Homeric hero with the vulnerable heel (portrayed by Brad Pitt in "Troy") is widely used in European versions but rarely here. It makes a strong -- maybe too strong -- statement.

Famous People Named Achilles

Achilles, Greek mythological hero of the Trojan War
Achilles Liarmakopoulos, trombone player in brass ensemble Canadian Brass
bl. Józef Achilles Puchała, Polish conventual franciscan and martyr

Pop Culture References for the name Achilles

Achilles Davenport, character in the game Assassin's Creed III
Patrick Schwarzenegger (son of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger)'s confirmation name

Achilles's International Variations

Achilleo (Italian) Achilleus, Achilios (Greek) Achille (French) Aquilles (Portuguese)