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Gender: Male Pronunciation: ee-po-LET Meaning of Hippolyte: "he who frees horses" Origin of Hippolyte: French from Greek

The name Hippolyte is a boy's name of French origin meaning "he who frees horses". Hippolyte and is often added to lists like Names with Animal Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Your Six Kids - Take Three, Leave Three".

From the experts:

This name of an unfortunate youth in classical legend, later borne by several saints, is a not

Famous People Named Hippolyte

Hippolyte Bouchard, French Argentine sailor and corsair
Hippolyte Adolphe Taine, French critic and historian
Hippolyte Ferdinand "Frank" De La Rue, Australian Air Force commander
(Armand) Hippolyte Louis Fizeau, French physicist
Hippolyte Bernheim, French physicist
Hippolyte Bayard, French photographer
Hippolyte d'Albis, French economist
(Claude Hélène) Hippolyte Renaud, French officer and journalist

Pop Culture References for the name Hippolyte

Hippolyte, character in Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary

Hippolyte's International Variations

Hipolito (Portuguese) Hippolytos (Greek) Ippolito (Italian)


missLis Says:


I actually like it

Skittlewiddles Says:


The European edge still doesn't "lyte"-en up the nickname "Hippo".

AnonymousPerson Says:


It's pronounced "ee-po-LEET", not "-LET".

princessmadison Says:


nickname for Hippolyte: Hippo.