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Gender: Male Origin of Pyramus: Greek mythological name

The name Pyramus is a boy's name . Pyramus and is often added to lists like Mythology Baby Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Though the name of his great tragic love Thisbe remains in modern use, that of her paramour Pyramus, a young Babylonian, has all but disappeared.

Chaucer includes the tale of their misbegotten love in his "Love Visions," while Shakespeare's version, as performed by two buffoons in "A Midsummer Night's Dream, is a classic comedic sketch.

With the return of classical names, perhaps Pyramus might resurface.

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LadyVanRaven Says:

2014-04-08T08:33:54

The more handsome, usable, ancient and less teasable Romeo. One of my new favourite boy names.