Gender: Male Origin of Ajax: Greek mythology name

Ajax Origin and Meaning

The name Ajax is a boy's name of Greek origin.

Ajax was the strong and courageous Greek hero featured in Homer's "Iliad," known as Ajax the Great. But it's also the name of a foaming cleanser, and if you find that reference too strong, you might try the shortened Jax instead.

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EsmeKair Says:


Horrific, horrific name. Jax is equally bad. Cheesy. Low class.

paulapuddephatt Says:


But at least the Jax nickname is not exclusive to Ajax. Jaxon is another way to get that short form. Still, the mythological side of Ajax would have made it a strong choice...

paulapuddephatt Says:


I'm English and am familiar with the product. I guess that we all have our own associations. They sure can ruin a name sometimes.

paulapuddephatt Says:


A pity about the cleaning product association, which makes this name unusable

maibritt Says:


I am not American and therefore are not familiar with the cleanser brand. But instead it reminds me of Amsterdams soccer team. I like the name, just not pronounced the American way.

Louise Wilding Says:


Me too

snowsbeloved Says:


All I think of is cleaning products:(

headintheclouds Says:


Sounds cool and on-trend with the Jax nickname, and has roots in mythology as well. But... I can't get over how much it sounds like a condom brand! A fellow name-lover pointed this out and now that's all I think about in correlation to this name. :/

lesliemarion Says:


Ajax is strong-sounding, but a bit too cleanser-related for me. Still, it's preferable to Jax which sounds (like most of these x names) like an inappropriate product from the back of a magazine,