Orestes Name Meaning & Origin

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Orestes is a Greek name meaning "mountain dweller." This name is also used in Ukrainian (Orest) and Italian (Oreste).

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In Greek Mythology Orestes is the son of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon. His sister was Electra. Although Orestes led a noble life, he is infamous for avenging the murder of his father by killing his mother Clytemnestra, as well as her lover Aegisthus.
"Orestes," a song by the band A Perfect Circle

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