Apollo

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Gender: Male Origin of Apollo: Greek mythology name Apollo's Popularity in 2017: #535

The name Apollo is a boy's name of Greek origin. Apollo is ranked #535 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Mythological Baby Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

With mythological names rising, the handsome son of Zeus and god of medicine, music, and poetry among many other things might offer an interesting, if high-pressure, option. But if Romeo and Venus are now deemed baby-appropriate, why not Apollo? Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno might inspire some parents. And now that it's been chosen by Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, it could take off as their first son's name—Kingston—has.

Other cool associations include NASA's Apollo program, from 1961-72, that succeeded in putting the first humans on the moon when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed their lunar module and walked on the moon's surface. There's also the historic Apollo Theatre in Harlem, on whose stage the careers of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Artetha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, the Supremes, the Jackson 5, and countless others were launched.

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Famous People Named Apollo

Apollo Korzeniowski, Polish writer and father of Polish-English novelist Joseph Conrad
Apollo Price, American pro video gamer
Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale (b. 2014), son of singers Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
Apollon Rouvas (b. 2016), son of singer Sakis Rouvas and model Katia Zygouli

Pop Culture References for the name Apollo

Apollo, Greek God of the sun, prophecy, plagues, healing, medicine, sports, Archery , poetry, young boys, music and the lyre.
Apollo Creed, Rocky Balboa's main rival from the "Rocky" movie series
Apollo, NASA space program
Apollo, character in the Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus and the Trials of Apollo series (Rick Riordan)
Apollo character in the Goddess Girls series (Suzanne Williams)
Apollo, character in the novel "Goddess of Light" (PC Cast)
Apollo Justice, character in the "Ace Attorney" video game series

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