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Gender: F Origin of Athena: Greek mythology name Athena's Popularity in 2014: #195

Athena is the name of the daughter of Zeus who was the goddess of wisdom, warfare, handicrafts, mathematics, and courage (and that's just a partial listing), and the great patroness-goddess of the city of Athens. In the Odyssey, Homer describes her as 'sparkling-eyed Athena.'

Athena is a distinctive name that could appeal to enlightened parents who particularly prize intelligence. At Number 195, it is now at its highest U.S. ranking ever.

Athene is another version, and Athena's Roman counterpart is Minerva.

In the Disney movie The Little Mermaid, Athena is the mother of Ariel.

Tina Fey turned to her Greek heritage for both of her second daughter's names: Penelope Athena--and this has spurred interest in Athena, even though it's in middle place..

Famous People Named Athena

Penelope Athena Richmond (b. 2011), daughter of Tina Fey
Athena Christie Hart, daughter of Canadian wrestler Owen Hart
Princess Athena Marguerite Francoise Marie of Denmark (b. 2012)
Athena Lee, sister of Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and star of "Ex Wives of Rock"
Athena Olivia , twin sister of Alexandria Claire daughters of Joe Francis & Abbey Wilson .

Pop Culture References for the name Athena

"Athena" by The Who
Athena from Battlestar Galactica
Athena is the mom of The Little Mermaid Ariel.
Athena Cykes, character in the video game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies
Athena- daughter of Zeus, goddess of wisdom, craft, strategic war, mathematics and inventors. Patroness of Athens.
Athena, character in Tomorrowland (2015)

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