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Gender: F Origin of Apollonia: Greek, Feminine variation of Apollo, Greek sun god.

This name of a third century Christian martyr has an exotic, appealing feel in the modern world. It first came to American attention via Prince's love interest in the film Purple Rain.

St. Apollonia of Alexandria propelled her name into great popularity in the Middle Ages; her name is invoked against toothaches.

Apolonia, one 'l', is the name of a character in John Steinbeck's novel, The Pearl.

Famous People Named Apollonia

Saint Apollonia, 2nd-century Christian martyr
Patricia "Apollonia" Kotero, American singer/actress
Apollonie Sabatier (born Aglaé), French artists' model/muse
Apollonia Saintclair, illustrator (erotica)

Pop Culture References for the name Apollonia

Apollonia, Greek feminine form of Apollo, meaning "destroyer"
Apollonia, character in film "Purple Rain;" played by Apollonia Kotero
Apollonia, character on TV's "Carnivale"
Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone, character in "The Godfather" saga
Apollonia, one of Carla's many middle names on "Cheers"

Abbeline, Apollinia, Apollyne, Abbetina, Appolonia, Apollonia

Apollonia's International Variations

Appoline, Apolline, Appolinia (French) Abelone (Danish) Apolonia (Spanish)