"son of Aelous"

Sisyphus Origin and Meaning

The name Sisyphus is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "son of Aelous".

One of the most severely punished characters in Greek mythology, and the first two syllables don't help.

Famous People Named Sisyphus

  • Sisyphus of Pharsalusa contemporary of Plato mentioned in his Dialogues

Sisyphus in Pop Culture

  • Sisyphusin Greek mythology, the king of Ephyra (Corinth) who is punished for his hubris by being forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill only for it to roll down when it nears the top
  • SisyphusAmerican hip hop group