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


Apollo is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Apollo?

Apollo is a name from Roman mythology and is equivalent to Apollon from Greek mythology. He is one of the Olympian deities and the God of archery, art, truth and prophecy, healing, light, spring, poetry, and more.

What does the name Apollo mean?

The meaning of the name Apollo is unclear. It could mean “to destroy” (from ancient Greek “apóllūmi/ᾰ̓πόλλῡμῐ”) or “averter of evil”, because Apollo is the God who affords help and fends off evil. Another meaning is “not many” (from ancient Greek “a-“ = not + “pollón/πολλόν” = many). His byname was Phoibos, which means “bright”. Besides, Apollon could mean “ever-shooting” or “always shooting” (from ancient Greek “aeibállōn/ἀειβάλλων”).

Pronunciation of Apollo

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Popularity of the name Apollo

The name Apollo is ranked #4274 overall.

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