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

Apollonia Origin and Meaning

The name Apollonia is a girl's name of Greek origin.

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.

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Famous People Named Apollonia

Pop Culture References for the name Apollonia

Abbeline, Apollinia, Apollyne, Abbetina, Appolonia, Apollonia

Apollonia's International Variations

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


Olivetree5 Says:


Absolutely love this name! It’s beautiful.

ChipmunkGirl Says:


I know an Appolonia. She goes by Abbie

Yessica Says:


I just don't like it. Or Apollo as a name in general.
Sound's odd to me.

Impwood Says:


It's more likely to come from the Indo-European "apelo"; strength.

Impwood Says:


Why not?

Yessica Says:



apple Says:


Just like warning ya'll

apple Says:


My name is apollonia and idj having this name is hard considering how people tease

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Hate to spoil the name, but Apollonia means 'destroyer'.

Giinkies Says:


I really like this name. It is nice, long, pretty and a Saints name.