Mythological Baby Names for Boys

Baby names inspired by mythological figures are on the rise, inspired by the use of mythological names for boys in the Hunger Games series. The pantheon of Greek and Roman deities and other classical mythological figures can provide an abundant source of audacious baby names, all combining deep history with not-heard-in-a-long-time freshness. Mythological names that might sound right for modern baby boys include:
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  • Achilles

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    The name of the great Homeric hero with the vulnerable heel (portrayed by Brad Pitt in Troy) is widely used in European versions but rarely here. It makes a strong—maybe too... Read More 

  • Adonis

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    The name of a figure from Greek mythology, Adonis is a high-pressure name often synonymous with masculine beauty. Nonetheless, many mythological names that would have previously been deemed off... Read More 

  • Ajax

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    Ajax was the strong and courageous Greek hero featured in Homer's "Iliad," known as Ajax the Great. But it's also the name of a foaming cleanser, and if you find that reference too strong, you... Read More 

  • Alvis

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  • Apollo

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    With mythological names rising, the handsome son of Zeus and god of medicine, music, and poetry among many other things might offer an interesting, if high-pressure, option. But if Romeo and Venus... Read More 

  • Ara

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    Ara is one of the most melodious in the Armenian name pool, familiarized by Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian. In Armenian mythology, Ara was a king so handsome that a rival queen went to... Read More 

  • Aries

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    Better than Capricorn or Cancer, not as usable as Leo. Read More 

  • Arthur

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    Arthur, once the shining head of the Knights of the Round Table, is, after decades of neglect, now being polished up and restored by some stylish parents.

    In addition to its leading... Read More 

  • Atlas

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    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... Read More 

  • Auster

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    Fans of writer Paul Auster might consider this a worthy alternative to the trendy Austin.Read More 

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