Gender: Male Pronunciation: THEE-see-us Origin of Theseus: Greek mythology name

Theseus Origin and Meaning

The name Theseus is a boy's name of Greek origin.

The name of the Greek mythological hero famous for slaying the Minotaur is also heard in Chaucer and Shakespeare. While Theseus might have sounded pretentious for an American baby a decade ago, today with so many babies getting ancient mythogical names, it just might work.

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Leah_ Says:


I like it! Not quite my favorite but it's growing on me!

Orchid_Lover Says:


I don't understand why this would be "pretentious on an American boy" is really quite mild when compared to Messiah, Royalty, Prince, Odin, or many other names on the rise.