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

Hypatia Origin and Meaning

The name Hypatia is a girl's name meaning "highest, supreme".

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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Zuzugarz Says:


Sounds like a venereal disease. And I mean, a nasty one. WHO would name their kid like that????

KaiLun Says:


Me too!

Michaela Says:


Pompous. Good for an interesting literary character, though.

MoonAndStar Says:


I love this name. Don't know if I would ever use it but I think it's very beautiful.

Guest Says:


This sounds like a broken hip.

DearestJules Says:


Maybe a little, but my first thought was that it sounded Greek (and it is).

EvaThyssen Says:


Sounds like a psychiatric condition, sorry.

Orchid_Lover Says:


I love this namesake and think it would make a great middle; I love the model for freethinking and girl power.