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

The name Hypatia is a girl's name meaning "highest, supreme". Hypatia and discussed in our forums with posts like "Three Strikes, You're Out -- Girls".

From the experts:

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, Hellenistic Neoplatonic philosopher
Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner, English peace activist and author
Hyapatia Lee, stage name of Victoria Lynch, American adult film actress

Pop Culture References for the name Hypatia

Hypatia, one of the three matchmaking aunts in the "Chatam House" series of romance novels by Arlene James
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


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.