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Gender: Female Pronunciation: an-TIG-o-nee Origin of Antigone: Greek mythology name

The name Antigone is a girl's name of Greek origin. Antigone and is often added to lists like Hipster British Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".

From the experts:

In Greek myth Antigone was the noble and courageous daughter of Oedipus, who acts as his guide after he blinds himself. Antigone is also the eponymous heroine of a play by Jean Anouilh.

Despite her heroism, however, Antigone has not yet made it into the modern world, but with the increasing acceptance of longer, weightier Greek and Roman names,this could change.

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Famous People Named Antigone

Antigone of Macedon, mother of Queen Berenice I of Egypt
Antigone of Epirus, wife of Pyrrhus of Epirus
Antigone of Gloucester, Countess of Tankerville, daughter of Humphrey of Lancaster, Duke of Gloucester
Antigone Kefala, Australian writer

Pop Culture References for the name Antigone

Antigone, daughter and half-sister of Oedipus in Greek mythology; subject of Sophocles' play "Antigone"
Antigone of Troy, daughter of Laomedon, whose hair was turned into snakes by Hera; later turned into a stork by another god
Antigone, wife of Peleus who died by suicide after her husband was accused of infidelity
Antigone Hewitt, Detective Hewitt's wife in the "Flavia de Luce" series by Alan Bradley
Antigone "Ani" Bezzerides, character on TV's "True Detective"
Antigone Funn, major character in podcast Wooden Overcoats
Antigonus, Sicilian lord in Shakespeare's play "A Winter's Tale" (1623)
Queen Antikonie, character in German Arthurian legend