Enea Name Meaning & Origin
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This name is more common in Italy and Switzerland.
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Pronounced, eh-neh-ah, with the accent on the second syllable ("eh" as in "energy").
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Italian form of the name Aeneas, the hero of Virgil's Aeneid.
In Roman mythology, Aeneas was the son of Venus and Anchises. After the fall of Troy, he gathered a group of Trojans and traveled to Italy, where he would become the progenitor of the Romans.
In the Aeneid, Aeneas is characterized by his reverence of the gods and sense of familial duty.
The name derives from the Greek word for "praise."
- Famous real-life people named Enea
Enea Bortolotti, Italian mathematician
Enea Silvio Caprara, Austrian militaryman
Enea Dal Fiume, Italian cyclist
Enea di Gaza, Roman philospher
Enea Franza, Italian lawyer and politician
Enea Gardana, Italian guitarist and composer
Enea Hirpino, Italian poet
Enea Manfredini, Italian architect
Enea Masiero, Italian soccer player and coach
Enea Moruzzi, Italian soccer player
Enea Navarini, Italian general
Enea Noseda, Italian politician
Enea Silvio Piccolomini, Pope Pio II
Enea Pavani, Italian curler
Enea Silvio Recagno, Italian pilot
Enea Riboldi, Italian disegner and illustrater
Enea Salmeggia, Italian painter
Enea Sbarretti, Italian cardinal
Enea Selis, Italian archbishop
Enea Tallone, Italian artist and architect
Enea Tattico, Ancient Greek inventor
Enea Zuffi, Italian soccer player
Blessed Enea of Faenza, catholic saint, celebrated on November 15
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Protagonist of Virgil's Aeneid, written the 3rd century BC