Gender: Male Meaning of Orestes: "from the mountain" Origin of Orestes: Greek

The name Orestes is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "from the mountain". Orestes and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Earth and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

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Another baby-naming rule: don't name your son after a character in Greek drama who murdered his mother.

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RainstreamofSpiritClan Says:


After she murdered his father....because he sacrificed their daughter to Artemis.... safe to say the whole family is pretty messed up.

Zelliew Says:


No wonder it sounds like "Arrest" - it's associated with murdering ones mother !