"pious one"

Castor Origin and Meaning

The name Castor is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "pious one".

Forget the oil. It's one of the twins that make up the constellation Gemini, and a mythological name on the cutting-edge of fashion; used by Metallica's James Hetfield.

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Famous People Named Castor

  • Castor of RhodesGreek grammarian and rhetorician
  • Drusus the YoungerRoman consul, son of the Emperor Tiberius, nicknamed "Castor"
  • Saint Castor of AptFrench bishop of Apt
  • Saint Castor of KardenGerman priest and hermit
  • Castor CanteroParaguayan football player
  • Castor McCordAmerican jazz saxophonist

Castor in Pop Culture

  • CastorFrench, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese word for "beaver"
  • Castor Troyvillain in the movie 'Face/Off'
  • Castor Oylcharacter in the Popeye cartoons
  • Castorcharacter in the video game "Spartan: Total Warrior"
  • Lord Castorcharacter in the 2007 movie "The Harpy"
  • Castorcharacter in movie "Tron: Legacy,"
  • CastorGobernador, character in 'The Courts of the Morning" by John Buchan
  • Castor Wildslocation in video game "The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap"
  • Castorcharacter in the Hunger Games series
  • Castorused on TV series Orphan Black (details=spoiler)
  • CastorMr. D's (Dionysus) son and twin brother to Pollux in the Percy Jackson series
  • CastorTeacher at the School for Evil in the School for Good and Evil books