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Mythology Baby Names for Boys

Baby names inspired by myth and legend 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 figures from Irish, Norse, African, Hindu, and other myths and legends can provide an abundant source of audacious baby names, all combining deep history with not-heard-in-a-long-time freshness. Mythology names that might sound right for modern baby boys include the following. You might also want to consult our specialized lists of Roman God Names or Mythology Names for Girls .

Boy Names from Mythology

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  • 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 

  • Endymion

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    The name of a mythically handsome youth, who was loved by the Moon, who bore him fifty daughters--all this could be a lot for a modern boy to handle.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 

  • Eryx

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    This name of the mythic son of Aphrodite and Poseidon sounds like a sci-fi Eric. Read More 

  • Evander

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    Evander is a name that could build on the popularity of shorter form Evan, and could work and play well with schoolmates like Zander and Xander.

    Evander was prominent in Greek and Roman... Read More 

  • Feargus

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  • Finn

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    Finn is a name with enormous energy and charm, that of the greatest hero of Irish mythology, Finn MacCool (aka Fionn mac Cuumhaill), an intrepid warrior with mystical supernatural powers, noted as... Read More 

  • Fintan

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    Fintan is an ancient Irish saints' name that in legend is also the name of the only person to survive The Flood. Popular in modern Ireland, Fintan is ripe for export to the US where it is rarely... Read More 

  • Hector

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    Previously used primarily by Latino families, this name of the great hero of the Trojan War as related in Homer's Iliad is beginning to be considered more seriously by others seeking... Read More 

  • Helios

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