Athena Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \a-the-na\
Number in U.S 👶 37,000
Rate in 2021 271
Numerology 🔢 22
Name origin 🌍 Greek

Athena : Meaning, Origin and Popularity


The name Athena is Greek.

The name Athena is of Greek origin. The pronunciation of the name through "and" refers more to the modern version, in the time of Homer the name was pronounced as Athena, Athenea (which is interpreted as "Athenian"). Scientists agree that the goddess Athena got her name from the name of the city of Athens (also Athenaeus), in which she was worshiped.

But the name of the goddess Athena herself came from the Greek Ἀθενόα, Atheonóa (“afeonoa”), part of the name of which (“theon”, “theon”, “theon”) means “divine”.

According to Plato, the name of the goddess Athena was obtained by combining those features that people endowed the goddess herself with - "mind" (νοῦς, noũs) and "intelligence" (διάνοια, diánoi). In combination, the goddess acquired a high title - "divine mind" (θεοῦ νόησις, theoũ nóēsis), in the interpretation: "she who has the mind of God" (ἁ θενναα, theonóa). Her name in a later entry could be Etheonoe, but later it was changed to a more pleasant form and called Athena.

In terms of semantic meaning, the name Athena is close to such names as Theona, Dorothea, Diana and Alana (in the meaning of "divine"), Theodora, Theodosia, Dosithea.

In Orthodoxy, the name Athena is not mentioned, but the names Athenogenes and Athenodorus were formed from this name, meaning “born of Athena” and “gift of Athena”.

Emotionally sensitive, responsive and attentive, she is ready to make significant efforts to ensure peace and harmony in her world. She is also sensitive to beauty, making sure to take care of her appearance down to the finest details.

Her weakest link is her hypersensitivity, which, combined with her active imagination, can lead to breakdowns and nervous breakdowns. Athena is a sociable girl, she communicates with ease, charm, is not devoid of diplomatic flair and humor.

Athena's inner need pushes her to great, even grandiose achievements. She can try to achieve her goals by developing her strengths - perfectionism, patience and determination, although this does not mean that everything will be smooth and successful. Or this girl will decide to hide in her inner sanctuary of dreams and imagination, laziness and indecision, perhaps she will seek solace in the arms of a loved one to compensate for the lack of her own ambitions.

As a child, Athena can be somewhat temperamental and excessive, although she is usually rather timid, impressionable, and dependent on her environment.

She likes to get together with others, collaborate and work together, and emotional support has a strong influence on her and increases her performance. Love is important to this emotionally oriented woman who often denies her emotional needs. There are two different possibilities: either she becomes an ideal housewife and mother, or she really rejects motherhood and gives herself to work and career building, social work of grandiose proportions.


Atina, Athenaeus, Athena.


For the name Athena, the patron planet is Uranus. They have their own ideas about the world and life principles, which they follow, neglecting the generally accepted norms of behavior. Their main quality is independence. They have many friends and are always happy to talk with them. People of this type are mobile, sociable, hardworking. They have an excellent memory, but they are often irritable and nervous. Among other things, they have excellent organizational skills.


The name Athena is green. People who have this color are kind and cordial, ready to give the last. They are not afraid of changes in life, they easily take risks for the sake of material well-being, however, money rarely lingers in their pocket - "green" people like to have fun with a large and noisy crowd, treating everyone. They are very vulnerable and sensual, therefore they are often offended by family members, feeling misunderstood and unloved, however, they forgive as quickly as they are offended. Positive character traits are kindness and optimism. Negative character traits are vulnerability and resentment.

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12/1/2022 10:24:18 AM

my middle name is athena and i love it! Goddess of Wisdom!

2/19/2022 8:37:48 AM

This is my dd name and it gets misspelled alot and people want to shorten'to the nickname Jackie (I like full name, so have to correct them). I pronounce it Jak Q Lyn but when feeling French (romantic ?) will pronounce it Jac Wa Lyn.

1/2/2022 4:59:06 AM

HaI'my name is Athina from India. I really love my name its so sweet and cute name. My friends always told me this. Once I told myself to my friends or other'some people's they said to me this is a cute and precious name. And one thing here no one told me your name is so bored and don't said to me you are a week girl. I really like this name. I don't know how I become strongest girl.but all of told me you are a very good person, lovely friend and a strong girl.


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Athena?
The origin of the name Athena is Greek.
*️⃣ How many people are named Athena?
Almost 37000 people are named Athena.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Athena?
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