Echo Name Meaning & Origin
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Echo is E in the NATO Phonetic Alphabet
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I hated my name when I was growing up; it was so different, and kids are cruel. I hated my name for a long time, but as I got older I got used to it; now I can't imagine having any other name. I love my name! People rarely forget it because it's so unusual, and nobody knows how to spell it even though it's spelled just like the word. I can laugh about it now, and I wouldn't change it for the world.
My parents were on the tail-end of the hippy era. Luckily, I was given the name Echo instead of Moonchild or Starflower. I've always loved my name. It's unusual enough that people remember it and it can be a good topic of conversation, but not so weird that I ever got teased for it other than a playful repeating of my name (usually by "funny" adults!).
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The name Echo came from the history of an mythical monster named the Siren. Many may know it from pirate movies or horror films. I speak of a very different Siren. Odysseus's Siren to be exact. Horrid bird ladies. But if you heard only the echo (hence the name) it could have extraordinary healing powers. So dangerous was the risk though it was rarely tried. Some crazy lady decided to have her ill, deformed baby taken to hear the Sirens. Risking her life, and her baby's life, she caught the echo of a injured Siren. One far to weak to do any damage. The baby was healed. Then named Echo in name of its first saving grace.
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Echo Johnson, a model and actress
Echo, a reggaeton producer
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Rock band: Echo and the Bunnymen
Echo, a mountain nymph from Greek mythology
Echo, character in Joss Whedon's Dollhouse