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Gender: Male Origin of Icarus: Greek mythology name

The name Icarus is a boy's name of Greek origin. Icarus and is often added to lists like Mythology Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Icarus, the mythological figure famous for flying too close to the sun, has a couple of negatives: his rash reputation, and those "icky" nicknames.

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Famous People Named Icarus

Icarus, ring name of Ronald Grams, American pro wrestler
Titus Jasper Jake Icarus Rellie (b. 2007), son of stylist and editor Lucy Sykes and Euan Rellie

Pop Culture References for the name Icarus

Icarus, from TV show "Adventures from the Book of Virtues"
Icarus, AKA Ic, from the book When the Wind Blows and sequel, The Lakehouse
Icarus Halfway Across The Sky, song title of metalcore band Hopes Die Last
Icarus, a song by Bastille

Ikaros, Ikarus


adadadad Says:


you've married an icarus... he's flown too close to the sun

afluffmuffin Says:


...ikarus is worse

Natalie Gibbons Says:


My boy is called Icarus and i absolutely love it and he really suits it.

WiseBird39 Says:


I will take this time to remind everybody who has or has not read Greek mythology that Icarus plummeted to his death for disobeying his father's VERY CLEAR instructions. Not such a great role model.

katinka Says:


My taste in names is getting more and more bizarre the longer I spend on here... Still, I like it!

lesliemarion Says:


Make sure to stock up on sunscreen.