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Gender: F Origin of Apollonia: Greek, Feminine variation of Apollo, Greek sun god.

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This name of a third century Christian martyr has an exotic, appealing feel in the modern world. It first came to American attention via Prince's love interest in the film Purple Rain.

St. Apollonia of Alexandria propelled her name into great popularity in the Middle Ages; her name is invoked against toothaches.

Apolonia, one 'l', is the name of a character in John Steinbeck's novel, The Pearl.

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Famous People Named Apollonia

Apollonia Kotero, American singer/actress
Apollonie Sabatier, French artists' model/muse
Apollonia Saintclair, illustrator (erotica)

Pop Culture References for the Name Apollonia

Greek feminine form of Apollo, meaning 'destroyer'
Apollonia, character on the HBO series Carnivale
Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone, from The Godfather saga
Apollonia, one of Carla's many middle names on Cheers

Abbeline, Abbetina, Apollinia, Apollonia, Apollyne, Appolonia

Apollonia's International Variations

Abelone (Danish) Appoline, Apolline, Appolinia (French) Apolonia (Spanish)