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Gender: Male Origin of Apollo: Greek mythology name Apollo's Popularity in 2018: #517

The name Apollo is a boy's name of Greek origin. Apollo is ranked #517 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Vintage Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

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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

Pop Culture References for the name Apollo

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16 names similar to Apollo

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Comments

nikita_banana Says:

2018-11-02T06:40:54

Our Apollo is 5 now and we’re still very happy with our decision. Countless people both men and women comment on how much they love his name & “how cool it is.” I’m happy it’s not super popular and has meaning (both parents are musicians). His baby nicknames are the cutest- small children call him “Paw-wo” and his cousins in California call him Apablo.

laurelrobyn Says:

2018-05-20T23:27:07

Thank you for this...we are seriously considering it and I was wondering if it was too much name to live up to. Your comment makes me happy and the name is on the top of my list.

Tom Says:

2018-05-12T03:03:57

My son is named Apollo, and I don't regret naming him such. I chose the name before my wife and I even tried to have him. As fate would have it, everyone loves baby Apollo to death! Cuter than normal. Well mannered. Dream son.

indiefendi2 Says:

2016-11-01T18:37:17

I want to like Apollo but in Greek mythology, well, he's kind of a sexist...

VelvetEar Says:

2016-10-19T19:10:41

Objection!

dancingpoet1694 Says:

2016-08-03T23:40:17

Your friends have some incredibly named kids!

sorciereblanche Says:

2016-07-16T17:24:06

here comes Justice!

EW314 Says:

2016-02-06T08:54:09

Apollo is great! Probably a middle name only for me though.

RoddyThlayli Says:

2015-09-15T03:38:38

One of the few god/goddess names, along with Artemis, Hermes, Hestia and Athena, that I would ever consider using on a real person. A lot of godly names, like Poseidon and Zeus, sound way over the top to me.

priviledgedpistachios Says:

2015-07-29T10:03:24

I love this name! I was afraid it might be too weird, but in the 21st century, nothing is "too weird". When I think Apollo, I think the speed skater.

otheralix Says:

2015-06-22T18:27:20

I LOVE Apollo. I wish it were usable for me personally but it's already been taken by a friend. I'm thinking maybe Aries could replace it (because Atlas is also used).

livelovewrite Says:

2015-06-22T17:48:15

When I see this name, I think of Apollo Robbins.

LadyVanRaven Says:

2014-04-09T02:11:29

Warm, intelligent, strong yet soft and uncommon. Makes me think of sunshine and lyres (for obvious reasons). One of my most favorite boys names that I am desperately hoping will stay uncommon. Only bad thing is I would have a hard time imagining it on a boy with darker hair.