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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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