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Gender: F Meaning of Hypatia: "highest, supreme" Origin of Hypatia: Greek

Hypatia, an ancient Greek name, has a distinguished namesake: Hypatia of Alexandria was an early philosopher and scholar of mathematics and astronomy--as well as inventor of several scientific instruments.

Hypatia's name has been claimed by second-wave feminists, as in the publication "Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy," and she has a place setting in Judy Chicago's installation "The Dinner Party". In the film "Agora," Hypatia was played by Rachel Weisz.

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Famous People Named Hypatia

Hypatia (d. 415), beautiful and influential Neoplatonic philosopher

Pop Culture References for the name Hypatia

One of the three matchmaking aunts in the "Chatam House" series of romance novels (penned by Arlene James) is named Hypatia.
Hypatia, main character in the movie "Agora"
Hypatia Belicia Cabral, Oscar's mother in "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" (2007) by Junot Diaz