Mythological Baby Names for Boys

Baby names inspired by mythological figures are on the rise, inspired by the use of mythological names for boys in the Hunger Games series. The pantheon of Greek and Roman deities and other classical mythological figures can provide an abundant source of audacious baby names, all combining deep history with not-heard-in-a-long-time freshness. Mythological names that might sound right for modern baby boys include:

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  • Bran

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    A little heavy on the fiber content; we prefer Bram. But Bran is also the Celtic god of the underworld, whose symbol is the raven.

    It's probably not a coincidence that George R.R. Martin... Read More 

  • Cadmus

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    Cadmus is the name of the serpent-slaying hero of Greek mythology who also founded the city of Thebes and is credited with inventing the alphabet. Its ancient feel might appeal to modern parents... Read More 

  • Castor

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    Forget the oil. It's one of the twins that make up the constellation Gemini, and a mythological name on the cutting-edge of fashion; used by Metallica's James Hetfield. Read More 

  • Cian

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    A handsome Irish name for boys, very popular in that country, but in the US this traditional spelling might cause... Read More 

  • Conall

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    Too many Connors in your neighborhood? This name--spelled with one 'l' or two--is equally authentic and much more unusual.Read More 

  • Conor

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    Conor's more popular brother name Connor has been in the Top 100 for long enough that both are ready to make way for a new generation of Irish boys' names.Read More 

  • Damon

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    Damon is a name with a strong, pleasing aura (much like the persona of Matt D.) and extremely positive ancient associations. From the classical myth, Damon and Pythias have become symbols of true... Read More 

  • Diarmaid

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    This authentic form of the name of an Irish mythological hero with the power to make women fall instantly in love with him would work far better here as the Anglicized Dermot. Read More 

  • Dylan

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    Dylan still feels poetic and romantic after years of popularity. A Welsh name tied to the sea, Dylan was a legendary sea god who prompted all the waters of Britain and Ireland to weep when he... Read More 

  • Eros

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    This name of the god of love and sexual intercourse may be too hot to handle. Read More 

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