Greek mythology name

Atalanta Origin and Meaning

The name Atalanta is girl's name of Greek origin.
Atalanta was a beautiful mythological maiden who refused to marry any man who couldn't beat her in a footrace -- quite a role model. This myth is found in Ovid's Metamorphoses and later in Swinburne's Atalantis in Calydon.

The addition of a fourth 'a' takes this out of the area of place names into a more rhythmic and romantic realm.

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Atalanta in Pop Culture

  • Atalantavirgin huntress in Greek mythology
  • Atalantamain character in Barbara Cartland's "No Darkness for Love"
  • Atalantacharacter in Handel's opera "Serse"
  • Atalantacharacter in Marvel Comics