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Greek mythology name
"from Athens"

Athena Origin and Meaning

The name Athena is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "from Athens".
The given name Athena was derived from the city name Athens, which is of uncertain origins. In Greek mythology, Athena is the name of the daughter of Zeus who was the goddess of wisdom, warfare, handicrafts, mathematics, and courage, among others. She was the great patroness-goddess of the city of Athens. In the Odyssey, Homer describes her as 'sparkling-eyed Athena.'

Athena is a distinctive name that could appeal to enlightened parents who particularly prize intelligence. It's one of the most widely used of the ancient goddess names that are finding such favor in the contemporary Western world.

Athene is another version, and Athena's Roman counterpart is Minerva.

In the Disney movie The Little Mermaid, Athena is the mother of Ariel.

Tina Fey turned to her Greek heritage for both of her second daughter's names: Penelope Athena—and this has spurred interest in Athena, even though it's in middle place.
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Famous People Named Athena

  • Athena Sophia Rhossa Alejandro TibiFilipina singer
  • Athena Lee (born Athena Michelle Bass)American musician and reality TV personality ("Ex,Wives of Rock")
  • Athena Marguerite Francoise MariePrincess of Denmark
  • Athena AndreadisAnglo,Greek singer
  • Athenaring name of Adrienne Reese, American pro wrestler
  • Athena Dawnelle aka Athena LundbergAmerican model and TV personality
  • Athena Bautista (b. 1992)daughter of wrestler Dave Bautista
  • Athena Christie Hart (b. 1997)daughter of wrestler Owen Hart
  • Athena Olivia Francis (b. 2014)daughter of Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis & Abbey Wilson; twin of sister Alexandria Claire
  • Athena Belle Eisner (b. 2015)daughter of designer Stacey Bendet and Eric Eisner

Athena in Pop Culture

  • Athenadaughter of Zeus, goddess of wisdom, craft, strategic war, mathematics and inventors. Patroness of Athens
  • Athena Mulvaincharacter in 1954 film "Athena"
  • Athena Cassadinecharacter on American soap "General Hospital"
  • Athenacharacter on TV's "Battlestar Galactica"
  • Athenacharacter on TV's "Xena: Warrior Princess"
  • Athenacharacter in "Stargate: SG1"
  • AthenaAriel's mom in Disney's "The Little Mermaid"
  • Athena Cykescharacter in the video game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies
  • Athenacharacter in "Tomorrowland"
  • AthenaMarvel Comics character and member of the Olympian Gods
  • Athenacharacter based on the goddess in the manga/anime Saint Seiya
  • Tennousu Athenacharacter in the manga/anime Hayate the Combat Butler
  • Princess Athenamain character in arcade game "Athena"
  • Athena Asamiyacharacter in the video game "Psycho Soldier"
  • Athenacharacter in video game "God of War"
  • "Athena" song by The Who
  • Athena Grantcharacter in FOX's 9,1,1