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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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Zuzugarz Says:

2018-09-28T01:51:47

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

KaiLun Says:

2017-10-06T06:26:55

Me too!

Michaela Says:

2015-11-24T23:26:17

Pompous. Good for an interesting literary character, though.

MoonAndStar Says:

2015-07-24T03:47:49

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

Guest Says:

2014-10-04T03:48:08

This sounds like a broken hip.

DearestJules Says:

2014-10-04T03:27:23

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

EvaThyssen Says:

2014-10-04T03:11:02

Sounds like a psychiatric condition, sorry.

Orchid_Lover Says:

2014-03-19T23:24:13

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