Atreyu Name Meaning & Origin
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In German: Atreju
Meaning: son of all
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Everyone's first comment/question is "Oh that's different, how do you spell that?", unless they are familiar with the movie.
People often say, "Atreyyyuuuuu!" thinking they are quoting the movie and usually also thinking Atreyu is the horse. The horse is Artax, and Atreyu calls his name: Arrrtaaaxxx!"
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Originally found in the German fantasy novel, The Neverending Story by Michael Ende, 1979. In the book the character, Atreyu's parents are killed when he is a baby, so the village raises him. Therefore the name means, "son of all". As the story develops Atreyu is chosen for his strength to save the world by saving the childlike empress. Later turned into an American movie by the same name in 1984, directed by Wolfgang Peterson. The character, Atreyu, is played by Noah Hathaway.
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American metalcore band from Orange County, CA, formed in 1998 named Atreyu. Atreyu - born April 7, 2006 in Maine - Mother's name Misty Dawn
Atreyu - born June 28, 1997 in Chicago, IL - Mother's name Shirley
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The Neverending Story(movie) 1984 and animated series
Atreyu appears in the Robot Chicken episode "Dragon Nuts" voiced by Seth Green. When he and Falkor are bored, they throw a "Neverending Party" and get chips and liquor for it.
Atreyu is mentioned in the song "Shakin'", by Rooney.
Atreyu is also mentioned in the song "Jugular Vein", by Mr. Lif.
Atreyu and his horse Artax are both mentioned in the song "The Rhythm Method (Move!), by Flobots.
Atreyu is mentioned in the title of Cecil Otter's song "Atreyu vs. Swamps of Sadness." (reference Wikipedia)