♂ Name Achilles – origin, meaning & pronunciation of the name Achilles

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Achilles is a ♂ male name.

Origin of 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.

Meaning of Achilles

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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