Athena: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Athena | Girls
Origin of the name Athena:
A cognate of the Greek Athēnē, an ancient name of unknown etymology borne in Greek mythology by the goddess of wisdom, skill, and warfare.
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- Comments and insights on the name Athena: | Edit
In Greece, considered a somewhat dowdy name.
This is a strong, beautiful name for awesome women.
- Personal experiences with the name Athena: | Edit
My daughter's name is Athena and she does not get along with her sister. They also harass each other and fight ALL the time. Whenever I give them their food, they fight over the food, what humans!
- Nicknames for Athena: | Edit
Nana, Ath, Ena, Eni, Athi, Otina, Tina, Otis, Otie, Oats, Ot
- Meanings and history of the name Athena: | Edit
It is a name from Greek mythology.
- Famous real-life people named Athena: | Edit
Athena Onassis, billionaire daughter of Christina Onassis
Athena Cage, American singer
Athena Kottak, American musician
Athena Karkanis, Canadian actress
Athena Marguerite Francoise Marie, Princess of Denmark
- Athena in song, story & screen: | Edit
In Greek mythology, Athena is the shrewd companion of heroes and the goddess of heroic endeavour. She is the virgin patron of Athens, which built the Parthenon to worship her.
In French card games the Queen of Spades is Athena.
"Athena", song by the Who
Athena Portokalos, "perfect" and perpetually pregnant older sister of Toula in the film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", played by Stavroula Logothetis
Sharon "Athena" Agathon, Character in Battlestar Galactica
Global Popularity of the Name Athena
- #277 in Canada (Alberta)
- #286 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #455 in United States