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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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  • Loki

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    Loki is the shape-shifting, gender-bending god of mischief in Norse mythology. Taking several animal forms, from a salmon to a seal to a fly, Loki is alternately friend and foe of the gods.Read More 

  • Lugh

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    Lugh is the Irish god of the harvest, who also rules over truth, the law, and the arts. His magic includes a fiery spear and a boat that sails itself (dubbed the "wave sweeper") and his inventions... Read More 

  • Mars

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    The name of the Roman god of war began to sound less intimidating when Erykah Badu gave it to her daughter, and musicians Thomas and Bruno Mars (the latter born Peter Hernandez) have given it a... Read More 

  • Mercury

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    Adventurous parents are starting to look back to names of ancient gods like Mercury, Zeus, and Apollo. This one is also a planet and a metallic element, and has a friendly nickname, Merc. The... Read More 

  • Morpheus

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    Though you may pray to the god of sleep for your baby to slumber through the night, a drowsy image is not the greatest one to inflict on your little boy. Read More 

  • Narfi

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    The name of two figures in Norse mythology: one the father of Nótt, the personification of the night; the other a son of Loki and Sigyn, who is transformed into a wolf (or killed by one, depending... Read More 

  • Narvi

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    A variant spelling of Narfi. The Narvi spelling also belongs to a moon of Saturn and a dwarf in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium.Read More 

  • Nebo

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    Sounds like a name from an old science fiction movie -- but this god of letters invented writing, and so might interest parents who are writers or professors. Read More 

  • Neptune

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    This Roman mythology name would be very hard to handle. Read More 

  • Nereus

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    The name of the father of the sea nymphs -- or one of its shorter forms such as Nereo or Nerio -- would be somewhat easier for a child to carry than Neptune. The name Nereus is largely forgotten... Read More 

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