Apollo

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Gender: M Origin of Apollo: Greek mythology name Apollo's Popularity in 2015: #751

With mythological names rising, the handsome son of Zeus and god of medicine, music, and poetry among many other things might offer an interesting, if high-pressure, option. But if Romeo and Venus are now deemed baby-appropriate, why not Apollo? Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno might inspire some parents. And now that it's been chosen by Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, it could take off as their first son's name—Kingston—has.

Other cool associations include NASA's Apollo program, from 1961-72, that succeeded in putting the first humans on the moon when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed their lunar module and walked on the moon's surface. There's also the historic Apollo Theatre in Harlem, on whose stage the careers of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Artetha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, the Supremes, the Jackson 5, and countless others were launched.

Famous People Named Apollo

Apolo Anton Ohno, Japanese-American speedskater
Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale (b. 2014), son of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
Apollo Price (b. 1994) professional League of Legends player (eSports)

Pop Culture References for the name Apollo

Apollo, Greek God of the sun, prophecy, plagues, healing, medicine, sports, Archery ,poetry, young boys, music and the lyre.
Apollo Creed, Rocky Balboa's main rival from the "Rocky" movie series
NASA's Apollo program
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney video game
Apollo, character in the Percy Jackson and the Heroes Of Olympus and the Trials of Apollo series (Rick Riordan)
Apollo character in the Goddess Girls series (Suzanne Williams)
Apollo, character in the novel 'Goddess Of Light' (PC Cast)

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