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With names from mythological features currently rising in the U.S. Top 1000, now is the perfect time to look at ancient myths and legends for baby name inspiration. Whether you opt for a popular classic or a unique, lesser-known moniker, the names of goddesses and other figures from religion and mythology the world over are rich with history and meaning.

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1. Greek Goddess Names

  • Athena is the name of the Greek goddess of war, wisdom, law, and justice.
  • Aura means “soft breeze." She is a Greek titan, a child of Gaea (earth).
  • Cassandra was a Trojan princess and a famous prophet.
  • Clio is the Greek muse of history and poetry, and the name is derived from the Greek word for glory.
  • Helen was the Queen of Troy and was rumored to be the most beautiful woman in the world.
  • Irene is the Greek goddess of peace.
  • Iris, meaning "rainbow," is the goddess of the sea and sky.
  • Phoebe means “shining and brilliant.” She is another titan.
  • Selene is the Greek goddess of the moon.
  • Thalia is the Greek muse of comedy, whose name means "to flourish."
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