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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Theseus in Pop Culture

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