Greek mythology name

Apollo Origin and Meaning

The name Apollo is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "destroyer".

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 are now deemed baby-appropriate, why not Apollo? Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno might inspire some parents. And now that it's been chosen by Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, it could take off as their first son's name—Kingston—has.

Other cool associations include NASA's Apollo program, from 1961-72, that succeeded in putting the first humans on the moon when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed their lunar module and walked on the moon's surface. There's also the historic Apollo Theatre in Harlem, on whose stage the careers of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Artetha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, the Supremes, the Jackson 5, and countless others were launched.

# 388 in the US

Apollo Rank in US Top 1000

# 85 on Nameberry

Apollo Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Apollo Popularity

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Famous People Named Apollo

  • Apollo KorzeniowskiPolish writer and father of Polish,English novelist Joseph Conrad
  • Apollo PriceAmerican pro video gamer
  • Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale (b. 2014)son of singers Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
  • Apollo Rouvas (b. 2016)son of singer Sakis Rouvas and model Katia Zygouli

Apollo in Pop Culture

  • ApolloGreek God of the sun, prophecy, plagues, healing, medicine, sports, Archery , poetry, young boys, music and the lyre.
  • Apollo CreedRocky Balboa's main rival from the "Rocky" movie series
  • ApolloNASA space program
  • Apollo Adamamain character in Battlestar Galactica tv series
  • Apollocharacter in the Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus and the Trials of Apollo series (Rick Riordan)
  • Apollo character in the Goddess Girls series (Suzanne Williams)
  • Apollocharacter in the novel "Goddess of Light" (PC Cast)
  • Apollo Justicecharacter in the "Ace Attorney" video game series
  • "Apollo" song by Last Dinosaurs
  • Apolloa eagle villager from Animal Crossing
  • Apollothe main antagonist of Lore Olympus