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

The name Theseus is a boy's name of Greek origin. Theseus and is often added to lists like Mythology Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quintuplet game-BOYS".

From the experts:

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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Pop Culture References for the name Theseus

Theseus, King of Athens, Greek mythological figure who defeated the Minotaur, also appearing in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" and Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream"
Theseus Faversham, character in the radio comedy The Penny Dreadfuls Present...
Theseus Scamander, the older brother of Newt Scamander, character in J.K. Rowling's "Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald"


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.