Atalanta Name Meaning & Origin

Atalanta

Pronunciation: a-ta-LAN-tə; ah-tah-LAHN-tə (key)

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Meanings and history of the name Atalanta

From Ancient Greek Αταλάντη (Atalantē, meaning "balanced, having the same value (as a man.)"

In Greek legend, Atalanta was a maiden famous for her swiftness, who agreed to marry any man who could defeat her in a running race. She lost to Hippomenes when she paused to pick up three golden apples that he had deliberately dropped.
Pronounced: at-al-AN-tuh

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Atalanta, an opera by Handel.

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