Character Gen - Mythology Names

  1. Aella
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "whirlwind"
    • Description:

      Aella is one of the Amazons in Greek mythology, killed by Heracles in his quest for Hyppolita’s magic girdle. Aella or Aelle (often written as Ælla or Ælle) is also an ancient Saxon masculine name, belonging to several kings of regions of modern-day England from the 5th to 9th centuries.
  2. Aeson
    • Ajax
      • Origin:

        Greek mythology name
      • Description:

        Ajax was the strong and courageous Greek hero featured in Homer's "Iliad," known as Ajax the Great. But it's also the name of a foaming cleanser, and if you find that reference too strong, you might try the shortened Jax instead.
    • Alastor
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "avenger"
      • Description:

        Alastor is linked to several characters in Greek mythology. It is an epithet of Zeus, a prince of Pylos, and a fighter in the Trojan War. Alastor's less savory associations include a horse of Hades and a Christian demon. In the Harry Potter universe, it's the first name of Professor "Mad Eye" Moody.
    • Alcyone
      • Origin:

        Greek mythology name
      • Meaning:

        "kingfisher"
      • Description:

        Alcyone was the wife of Ceyx, but the happy pair angered the gods by calling each other Zeus and Hera. Ceyx's ship was sunk, Alcyone hurled herself into the sea, but then in sympathy for their grief the gods made the lovers halcyon birds or kingfishers.
    • Amon
      • Origin:

        Hebrew, Arabic, Greek from Egyptian
      • Meaning:

        "the hidden one; invisible"
      • Description:

        In Egyptian mythology, Amon is a major god associated with creation and the air. He was later fused with the Sun god, Ra, and became Amun-Ra.
    • Apollo
      • Origin:

        Greek mythology name
      • Meaning:

        "destroyer"
      • Description:

        With mythological names rising, the handsome son of Zeus and god of medicine, music, and poetry among many other things might offer an interesting, if high-pressure, option.
    • Ares
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "ruin, bane"
      • Description:

        Though this name is rooted in Greek mythology, it just entered the US Top 1000 for the first time in 2013, but as one of the year's fastest-rising names.
    • Artemis
      • Origin:

        Greek mythology name
      • Meaning:

        "safe or butcher"
      • Description:

        Artemis, one of the key figures of the female Greek pantheon, is the ancient virgin goddess of the hunt, wilderness, animals, childbirth, and a protector of young girls, later associated with the moon. Artemis is the equivalent to the Roman Diana, but a fresher and more distinctive, if offbeat, choice.
    • Athena
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "from Athens"
      • Description:

        The given name Athena was derived from the city name Athens, which is of uncertain origins. In Greek mythology, Athena is the name of the daughter of Zeus who was the goddess of wisdom, warfare, handicrafts, mathematics, and courage, among others. She was the great patroness-goddess of the city of Athens. In the Odyssey, Homer describes her as 'sparkling-eyed Athena.'
    • Atla
      • Origin:

        Norse
      • Meaning:

        "little mother"
      • Description:

        A Norse goddess who was one of the nine mothers of Heimdall. Atli, the masculine form, is related to the popular Hungarian name Attila.
    • Aurora
      • Origin:

        Latin
      • Meaning:

        "dawn"
      • Description:

        The goddess name Aurora has consistently been on the US popularity list since the nineteenth century, but has really taken off in the past 30 years. Aurora also enjoys remarkable international popularity, ranking in the Top 100 throughout the English-speaking world as well as in Italy, Spain, Norway, Switzerland, and several other European and Latin American countries.
    • Bran
      • Origin:

        Diminutive of Brandon
      • Meaning:

        "broom-covered hill"
      • Description:

        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.
    • Bridget
      • Origin:

        Anglicized variation of Gaelic Brighid
      • Meaning:

        "strength or exalted one"
      • Description:

        Bridget is the Anglicized form of Brigid, an Irish-Gaelic name that was derived from the word brígh, which means "strength."
    • Brigid
      • Origin:

        Irish variation of Brighid
      • Meaning:

        "strength or exalted one"
      • Description:

        Brigid is the simpler Irish version of the name of the goddess of fire, which may also be spelled Brighid. Other variations include Bridget, the most usual spelling in the U.S., and the French Brigitte.
    • Brokk
      • Brontes
        • Cadmus
          • Origin:

            Greek
          • Meaning:

            "one who excels"
          • Description:

            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 — especially since Cadmus Peverell is a human Harry Potter character, one of the three original owners of the Deathly Hallows.
        • Calypso
          • Origin:

            Greek
          • Meaning:

            "she who hides"
          • Description:

            This hyper-rhythmic name has two evocative references. In Greek mythology, she was an island nymph, a daughter of Atlas, who delayed Odysseus from returning home. It is also a genre of West Indian music, originating in Trinidad and Tobago and largely popularized in the States by Harry Belafonte.
        • Caradoc
          • Origin:

            Welsh
          • Meaning:

            "amiable, beloved"
          • Description:

            An ancient Celtic name worn by one of the Knights of the Round Table, as well as a semi-legendary Welsh King.