Hypatia Name Meaning & Origin

Hypatia

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An ancient Greek name, pronounced Hi-pah-sha.

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Greek name derived from the word hypatos ("highest, supreme"). Strongly associated with Hypatia of Alexandria, the name has also been used for a genus of moth, a lunar crater, an asteroid, a journal of feminist philosophy, an institute for women scientists, a gathering place for freethinkers, and more.

Pronounced Hi-pah-sha or sometimes Hi-peh-sha.

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Hypatia of Alexandria, a Greek scholar born in the fourth century AD, is considered the first female mathematician. A Neoplatonist philosopher known for her virtue, she was ultimately killed by angry religious fanatics.

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The film “AGORA” is about the life and times of the philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria.

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