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

The name Cadmus is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "one who excels". Cadmus and is often added to lists like Ancient Roman Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "{boys} love/like/lose: alt. version".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Cadmus

Cadmus of Miletus, ancient Greek historian
Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox, American Confederate 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

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