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Gender: M Origin of Ajax: Greek mythology name

Ajax was the strong and courageous Greek hero featured in Homer's "Iliad," known as Ajax the Great. But it's also the name of a foaming cleanser, and if you find that reference too strong, you might try the shortened Jax instead.

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Pop Culture References for the Name Ajax

Ajax, Greek commander in Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida"
"Ajax suggests somebody who defies lightning and fools about with a spear. It's a silly name. A maiden aunt persuaded my mother to give it me. I think she mixed it up with Achilles; she admired the statue in Hyde Park." [William Locke, "Septimus," 1909]

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