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Gender: Male Meaning of Achilles: "thin-lipped" Origin of Achilles: Greek Achilles's Popularity in 2017: #912

The name Achilles is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "thin-lipped". Achilles is ranked #912 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Mythological Baby Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

The name of the great Homeric hero with the vulnerable heel (portrayed by Brad Pitt in Troy) is widely used in European versions but rarely here. It certainly make a strong statement It premiered on the US Top 1000 list in 2015 and has been climbing ever since.

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Famous People Named Achilles

Saint Achilles, Roman martyr along with Nereus
Saint Achillius or Achilles, Bishop of Larissa
Achilles Liarmakopoulos, Canadian trombone player
Achilles or Achilleus, Hungarian noble who served as Judge Royal
Achilles Tatius, Roman-era Greek writer
Achilles Nikolayevich Alferaki, Russian composer and politician
Frederick Achilles, Duke of Württemberg-Neuenstadt
Józef Achilles Puchała, Polish martyr
Theodore Carter Achilles, American diplomat

Pop Culture References for the name Achilles

Achilles, Greek mythological hero of the Trojan War
Achilles Davenport, character in the game Assassin's Creed III
Achilles de Flandres, villain in Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game series

Achilles's International Variations

Achilleo (Italian) Achilleus, Achilios (Greek) Achille (French) Aquilles (Portuguese)