Orestes Origin and Meaning
The name Orestes is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "from the mountain".
Another baby-naming rule: don't name your son after a character in Greek drama who murdered his mother.
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Famous People Named Orestes
- Orestes Augustus BrownsonAmerican intellectual and activist, preacher, labor organizer
- Orestes LópezCuban musician
- Orestes QuérciaBrazilian politician; 28th governor of São Paulo State
- Orestes DestradeCuban baseball player
- OrestesRoman general and politician who controlled the Western Roman Empire in 475 and 476
- OrestesPraefectus augustalis of the Diocese of Egypt
Orestes in Pop Culture
- OrestesGreek mythological figure; son of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon; subject of Aeschylus' Oresteia trilogy of plays