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Gender: F Pronunciation: an-TIG-o-nee Origin of Antigone: Greek mythology name

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In Greek myth Antigone was the noble and courageous daughter of Oedipus, who acts as his guide after he blinds himself. Antigone is also the eponymous heroine of a play by Jean Anouilh.

Despite her heroism, however, Antigone has not yet made it into the modern world, but with the increasing acceptance of longer, weightier Greek and Roman names,this could change.

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Famous People Named Antigone

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Pop Culture References for the Name Antigone

Antigone, protagonist of "Antigone," a Sophocles play
Antigone Hewitt, Detective Hewitt's wife in the "Flavia de Luce" series by Alan Bradley
Antigonus, Sicilian lord in Shakespeare's play "A Winter's Tale" (1623)
Queen Antikonie, character in German Arthurian legend