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Gender: F Origin of Eris: Greek mythology name

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Eris was the goddess of strife and discord, turned fairy tale and then popular culture figure Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty. Ironic, as her name sounds so much like that of Eros, the god of love.

There is also a planet named Eris, discovered in 2005 and sometimes called the tenth planet.

Though not on the U.S. Top 1000 except for a brief appearance a century ago, Eris was given to 59 little girls in 2012 and may rise along with the fashion for mythological names.

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Pop Culture References for the Name Eris

Greek goddess of strife and discord
Eris Fairy, character from American/Canadian show "The Troop"
Character on animated series "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy"
Sounds like "heiress", which I suppose isn't a bad thing.