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Gender: M Pronunciation: thee-see-us Origin of Theseus: Greek mythology name

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The name of the Greek mythological hero famous for slaying the Minotaur is also heard in Chaucer and Shakespeare, but would sound pretentious for an American baby.

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Theseus is featured in several classical Greek tragedies as well as in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" and Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream".