"from the mountain"

Orestes Origin and Meaning

The name Orestes is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "from the mountain".

A figure in Greek drama who murdered his mother makes for an unconventional choice for a baby name, but it has appeared on the US extended list several dozen times since records began.

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Famous People Named Orestes

  • Orestes Augustus BrownsonAmerican intellectual and activist, preacher, labor organizer
  • Orestes LópezCuban musician
  • Orestes QuérciaBrazilian politician; 28th governor of São Paulo State
  • Orestes DestradeCuban baseball player
  • OrestesRoman general and politician who controlled the Western Roman Empire in 475 and 476
  • OrestesPraefectus augustalis of the Diocese of Egypt

Orestes in Pop Culture

  • OrestesGreek mythological figure; son of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon; subject of Aeschylus' Oresteia trilogy of plays