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Gender: Female Origin of Atalanta: Greek mythology name

The name Atalanta is a girl's name of Greek origin. Atalanta and is often added to lists like Mythological Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Atalanta was a beautiful mythological maiden who refused to marry any man who couldn't beat her in a footrace -- quite a role model. This myth is found in Ovid's Metamorphoses and later in Swinburne's Atalantis in Calydon.

The addition of a fourth 'a' takes this out of the area of place names into a more rhythmic and romantic realm.

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Pop Culture References for the name Atalanta

Atalanta, virgin huntress in Greek mythology
Atalanta, main character in Barbara Cartland's "No Darkness for Love"
Atalanta, character in Handel's opera "Serse"
Atalanta, character in Marvel Comics

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