Achilles Origin and Meaning

The name Achilles is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "thin-lipped".

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 certainly make a strong statement It premiered on the US Top 1000 list in 2015 and has been climbing ever since.

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Achilles Rank in US Top 1000

# 721 on Nameberry

Achilles Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Achilles Popularity

Famous People Named Achilles

  • Saint AchillesRoman martyr along with Nereus
  • Saint Achillius or AchillesBishop of Larissa
  • Achilles LiarmakopoulosCanadian trombone player
  • Achilles or AchilleusHungarian noble who served as Judge Royal
  • Achilles TatiusRoman,era Greek writer
  • Achilles Nikolayevich AlferakiRussian composer and politician
  • Frederick AchillesDuke of Württemberg,Neuenstadt
  • Józef Achilles PuchałaPolish martyr
  • Theodore Carter AchillesAmerican diplomat

Achilles in Pop Culture

  • AchillesGreek mythological hero of the Trojan War
  • Achilles Davenportcharacter in the game Assassin's Creed III
  • Achilles de Flandresvillain in Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game series