"worthy of one's parents, in place of one's parents"

Antigone Origin and Meaning

The name Antigone is girl's name of Greek origin meaning "worthy of one's parents, in place of one's parents".
In Greek mytholgy, Antigone was the noble and courageous daughter of Oedipus, who acts as his guide after he blinds himself. Antigone is also the eponymous heroine of a play by Jean Anouilh.

Despite her heroism, however, Antigone has not yet made it into the modern world, but with the increasing acceptance of longer, weightier Greek and Roman names, this could change.

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Famous People Named Antigone

  • Antigone of Macedonmother of Queen Berenice I of Egypt
  • Antigone of Epiruswife of Pyrrhus of Epirus
  • Antigone of GloucesterCountess of Tankerville, daughter of Humphrey of Lancaster, Duke of Gloucester
  • Antigone KefalaAustralian writer

Antigone in Pop Culture

  • Antigonedaughter and half,sister of Oedipus in Greek mythology; subject of Sophocles' play "Antigone"
  • Antigone of Troydaughter of Laomedon, whose hair was turned into snakes by Hera; later turned into a stork by another god
  • Antigonewife of Peleus who died by suicide after her husband was accused of infidelity
  • Antigone HewittDetective Hewitt's wife in the "Flavia de Luce" series by Alan Bradley
  • Antigone "Ani" Bezzeridescharacter on TV's "True Detective"
  • Antigone Funnmajor character in podcast Wooden Overcoats
  • AntigonusSicilian lord in Shakespeare's play "A Winter's Tale" (1623)
  • Queen Antikoniecharacter in German Arthurian legend