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


Athena is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Athena?

Athena (or Athene) is a name from Greek mythology. She was the goddess of wisdom, handicraft and warfare and the daughter of Zeus and Metis. Besides, she is considered the patron saint of Athens.

What does the name Athena mean?

The meaning of the name Athena is unsure. It is considered to come from ancient Greek “pótnia/πότνιᾰ “ meaning “mistress”, thus Athena means “mistress of Athens”. Other explanations claim, that Athena derived from ancient Greek “theós/θεός” meaning “god” or “deity” and “nóos/νόος” meaning “mind” or “intelligence”. Thus, Athena means “divine intelligence” or “deity’s mind”.

Pronunciation of Athena

Variants of the name Athena


Popularity of the name Athena

The name Athena is ranked #1746 overall.

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