Apollo Name Meaning & Origin

Apollo

Pronunciation: ah-PAH-loh (key)

Origin of the name Apollo:

Derived from Apollōn, an ancient Greek name of unknown derivation. The name is borne in Greek mythology by the handsome son of Zeus and Leto and twin brother of the goddess Artemis. Apollo, one of the twelve major dieties, was the god of music, poetry, prophecy, and medicine.

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My name is Apollo. I think it’s a good fit for me.

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I’m okay, I guess. I’m not the best, but I’m not the worst.

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Meanings and history of the name Apollo: | Edit

Greek god of the sun; destroyer,
Apollo (in Greek, Ἀπόλλων—Apóllōn), is one of the most important and diverse of the Olympian deities. The ideal of the kouros (a beardless youth), Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of light and the sun; truth and prophecy; archery; medicine and healing; music, poetry, and the arts; and more. Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto, and has a twin sister, the chaste huntress Artemis.

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Apolo Anton Ohno - US short track speed skater (variant spelling)

I’m not famous, but I exist. My name is Apollo Papadopoulos, and I’m twenty years old. My birthday is on July seventh, 1997. Nice to meet you. Yes, my mother actually named me this. Don’t judge me.

Apollo in song, story & screen: | Edit

Lee Adama's callsign in the popular Battlestar Galactica series was Apollo.
Apollo the god. Hiya.

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