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Gender: F Origin of Athena: Greek mythology name Athena's Popularity in 2015: #157

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 157, 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

Athena, daughter of Zeus, goddess of wisdom, craft, strategic war, mathematics and inventors. Patroness of Athens.
Athena Lee, sister of Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and star of "Ex Wives of Rock"
Princess Athena Marguerite Francoise Marie of Denmark

Pop Culture References for the name Athena

"Athena" by The Who
Athena from Battlestar Galactica
Athena, mom of "The Little Mermaid," Ariel.
Athena Cykes, character in the video game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies
Athena, character in "Tomorrowland" portrayed by Raffey Cassidy
Penelope Athena Richmond, daughter of Tina Fey
Athena Christie Hart, daughter of Canadian wrestler Owen Hart
Athena Olivia, daughter of Joe Francis & Abbey Wilson

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