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Gender: M Origin of Atlas: Greek god name Atlas's Popularity in 2015: #490

Previously thought too powerful for a baby boy--who would have to be strong enough to carry the sky on his shoulders--Atlas has joined the pantheon of Greek and Roman god and goddess names now in the realm of possibility, along with Mars, Zeus and Hermes. It was one of the fast-rising names on the in recent years in the USA, jumping from oblivion in 2012 into the Top 500 last year. Anne Heche was one of the first to make this audacious choice.

Famous People Named Atlas

Atlas Heche Tupper, son of American actors Anne Heche and James Tupper
Charles Atlas, famous bodybuilder
Atlas, son of Edward Norton.

Pop Culture References for the name Atlas

"Atlas Shrugged," novel by Ayn Rand
"Cloud Atlas," novel by David Mitchell; also the title of its 2012 film adaptation
Atlas, character in "BioShock"
Atlas, one of the co-op robots in "Portal 2"
Atlas Flynn, a young Irish laborer in William Trevor's 1971 novel "Miss Gomez and the Brethren"
J. Daniel Atlas, from the movie "Now You See Me"
Atlas, song by Coldplay