Pallas Origin and Meaning

The name Pallas is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "wisdom".

This rarified Greek name -- in classical mythology Pallas Athena was the goddess of wisdom and the arts -- might appeal to literary-minded parents. Among the raft of stylish girl names that start with P, Pallas is one rare choice that is often overlooked....but shouldn't be.

Pallas Popularity

Famous People Named Pallas

  • Pallas Hupé Cotterauthor and speaker

Pallas in Pop Culture

  • Pallasvarious figures in Greco,Roman mythology
  • Pallasan epithet used by Athena
  • Pallasdaughter of Triton, who was Athena's foster sister. When she was killed by Zeus Athena adopted her name to honour her.
  • 2 Pallasasteroid named after the Greek goddess Athena
  • Pallas' catsmall wildcat
  • "And the Ravennever flitting, still is sitting , *still* is sitting, / On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door..." (from Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven")
  • Unisex namemeaing 'to brandish/to wield a weapon'
  • "Good MorningPallas Athena," short film by Emir Eralp
  • Sailor Pallas aka PallaPalla is character in "Sailor Moon" anime

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