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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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  • Odysseus

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    The name of the brave, resourceful hero of Homer's epic saga has almost always been considered too weighty for a child to bear, but at this point, some brave, resourceful parents out there might be... Read More 

  • Oisin

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    Oisin, also spelled as the phonetic Osheen and still a popular name in Ireland today, was the mythological son of Finn McCool and Sadb, the goddess who was changed into a deer. A legendary war hero... Read More 

  • Orion

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    Orion is a rising star, with both mythical and celestial overtones. Heard sporadically in the late nineteenth century, it burst on the scene in full force in 1994 and has been shooting upwards eve... Read More 

  • Oscar

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    Oscar, a round and jovial choice, is a grandpa name that's fast taking over from such urban trendies as Max and Sam. Actors Hugh Jackman and Gillian Anderson chose Oscar for their sons. In Irish ... Read More 

  • Osiris

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    Name of Egyptian mythology god-king who died and was reborn every year.  Read More 

  • Pan

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    Pan is the Greek god with the legs of a goat and the body of a pipes-playing man known for his mischievousness. Pan is also the god of shepherds, pastures, and fertility. Pan is also a Hindi name... Read More 

  • Paris

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    The first famous Paris was a mythological prince of incredible beauty. The most recent was media darling Paris Hilton, inspirer of a generation of baby-girl namesakes. But since Pierce Brosnan and ... Read More 

  • Percival

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    There are several Percivals scattered through the Harry Potter series, which might help transform the old-fangled, effete image it has accrued. Actually, the original Percival was the one perfectly... Read More 

  • Perseus

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    Perseus is a godly Greek hero (he was a son of Zeus) whose name has more muscle than Percy.  Read More 

  • Poseidon

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    This version of the sea god's name may be more ready for prime time than the Roman version, Neptune -- slightly.  Read More 

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