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Gender: F Origin of Echo: Greek mythology name

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Echo, the pretty, resonant name of a legendary nymph, was the heroine of Joss Whedon's sci-fi series Dollhouse. Nick Hexum, of the band 311, named his daughter Echo Love.

In the Greek myth, Echo was a nymph whose unrequited love for Narcissus caused her to fade away until all that was left was the sound of her voice. Obviously, a name with a lot of reverberations.

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Eliza Dushku's character on "Dollhouse"
Echo Zizzleswift, character from show "Mr Young"
Echo, character from movie "Every Which Way But Loose"
Echo Emerson, character from the novel "Pushing the Limits"

Echo once had the job of distracting Hera from Zeus having relationships with other women. She did this by leading Hera away and flattering her. When Hera found out she was very angry with Echo. She put a curse on her that meant that she could only speak the last words of other people after she had heard them. Her unrequited love for narcissus caused her to pray to Aphrodite for death, but Aphrodite liked her voice so much that she kept it alive. http://simple.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echo_(mythology)

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