Atlas Name Meaning & Origin
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My boy is the best little whole baby boy, his name inspires thoughts of strength and wisdom and my son is sure both.
My sons name is Atlas. It suits him well! A very laid back, calm, and strong baby. One thing to keep in mind is his name is often misheard or mispronounced. A lot of people hear "Alice" or "Alex" rather than Atlas. In case that's a deal breaker for you. :)
- Nicknames for Atlas
Attle (like apple)
Atty (like Addy)
- Meanings and history of the name Atlas
- Atlas was a Titan in Greek mythology. He was punished by Zeus to hold the sky away from the earth, literally "carrying the weight of the earth on his shoulders," until the end of time.
Edit to the above comment Atlas was charged with "holding up the sky" not the earth which is why he is the god of astronomy and travel. He was also one of only two gods (the other was Apollo) to ever be sentenced tartarus the eternal prison of the titans.
- Famous real-life people named Atlas
Atlas Heche Tupper (b. 2009), son of American actress, director, and screenwriter Anne Heche
- Atlas in song, story & screen
- "Atlas Shrugged," the alternatively acclaimed and despised novel by Ayn Rand.
- Atlas, the lower working class and resistance movement leader in "Bioshock."
-Atlas Moth is a semi new prog metal band
-"Atlas" by Coheed & Cambria (written for his son of the same name)