Atlanta Name Meaning & Origin

Atlanta

Pronunciation: at-LAN-tə (key)

Origin of the name Atlanta:

A cognate of Atalante, a name from Greek mythology which is of uncertain derivation. It might be from Atlas (bearing, tolerating, strength), the name of a mythological Titan who was made to support the heavens on his shoulders.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Atlanta: | Edit

I have a daughter named Atlanta, she is now 37. She loves her name, she was teased, given nicknames of atl, lana, mylanta (by elderly aunts) but also given lots of compliments on her name. I was a jr in hs when i had her (tough times), and i wanted her to have a name she could be proud of and that no one else had. I raised her to be strong, loving, compassionate, funny, and giving, she is all that and more. She is also an awesome mom! Those of you who don't like your name are crazy, it's beautiful! Be proud of it, own it! God bless you.

I have a daughter who is almost 7 and her name is Atlanta- middle name Jade. I have never heard this name before & I was just wondering if my daughter was the only one?! She gets called "Hotlanta" and "AJ" sometimes.

My name is Atlanta I'm 34..I've always loved my name ! My family called me Atty and I'm often called Lants, Lanta, Lant and ATL.

My name is Atlanta, I kind of dislike my name but then I adore it as it's so unique. I get called, ATL, Lant, Lantie, Lanta, Lana, Ana, etc. So many cool nicknames! It's honestly such a nice name to have and I would definitely use it for my children.

Personal experiences with the name Atlanta: | Edit

I have a grandchild who is 17 years old and her name is Atlanta Twaine Lowe or ATL for short! I call her Lana Bear! She is a wonderful bright young lady!!! She has a sister Named Tybee!

Nicknames for Atlanta: | Edit

Lani Atty Addy Lana
Lanta Lants Lant ATL

Meanings and history of the name Atlanta: | Edit

Atlanta derives from the ancient greek Atalanta.
A myth that she was abandoned as a baby and raised my wolves before being adopted my the King.
She was a fierce protector of her virtue and an incredibly fast runner.
She refused to marry anyone unless they could run faster than her - no one could.
Melanion asked Aphrodite for three golden apples to distract Atalanta during the race so that when he threw them in front, she would stop to pick them up and he could pass her which is what happened.

In some versions of Jason and the Argonauts Atalanta was the only female on board.

Famous real-life people named Atlanta: | Edit

Atlanta Bartlett - Author
Atlanta de la Mare - French royalty, (American Princess, WE Women's Entertainment)

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I am 19 years old and my name is Atlanta Marie Hope Clevinger (now Wilson) I would not recommend anyone naming their child Atlanta growing up I was called Hotlanta ATL all of which I hated and numerous of times told that my name sounded like a stripper stage name so please people be smart with your choices if you want a unique name for your child, however it's kind of cool knowing that other people share this name with me I've never met another Atlanta or even heard of one until now(:

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