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Gender: M Meaning of Cadmus: "one who excels" Origin of Cadmus: Greek

Cadmus is the name of the serpent-slaying hero of Greek mythology who also founded the city of Thebes and is credited with inventing the alphabet. Its ancient feel might appeal to modern parents — especially since Cadmus Peverell is a human Harry Potter character, one of the three original owners of the Deathly Hallows.

Famous People Named Cadmus

Cadmus M. Wilcox, American Civil War general

Pop Culture References for the name Cadmus

Cadmus, hero in Greek mythology
Cadmus Peverell, character in the "Harry Potter" series by J.K. Rowling
"Cadmus et Hermione," musical tragedy by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Project Cadmus, genetic engineering project in DC Comics

Cadwallader, Cadmos