Name Achilles Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Achilles


Achilles is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Achilles?

The name Achilles derived from the Greek name Achilleus (Ἀχιλλεύς). In Greek mythology, Achilleus was the bravest and most important hero in the war against the Trojans.

What does the name Achilles mean?

The exact meaning of Achilles is unknown. Achilles could mean “he whose people have distress” or “he who has the people distressed (from ancient Greek “ákhos/ἄχος” = distress/sorrow/pain + “laós/λαός” = people/soldiers). Besides Achilles could mean “thin-lipped” (from ancient Greek “a-/α-“ = negation element + “kheĩlos/χεῖλος” = lip).

Pronunciation of Achilles

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Popularity of the name Achilles

The name Achilles is ranked #7728 overall.

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