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The numerological definition for Athena gives a life path number of 22. This is a very rare master number along with being the most powerful number. Master number 22 reveals Athena as a practical idealist. A rare combination of head in the clouds, imagination, and feet on the ground allowing them to develop and implement their ideas in the real world. Wanting to leave the world a better place, this power and influence can ultimately be far reaching. Find out more about this unique baby name.

Origin of the name Athena:

Greek: Athena comes from the city of Athens name meaning “from Athens.”

Symbolism of the name Athena:

Athena is the daughter of Zeus, she is the goddess of mathematics, warfare, wisdom, courage, handicrafts, and myriad others. She was not born as a baby. Instead, she sprung fully formed from Zeus' head.

baby name Athena

Style of the name Athena:

Classic

Gender of the name Athena:

Female – Baby girl's name meaning “from Athens.”

Pronunciation of the name Athena:

uh-THEE-nuh

Syllables in the name Athena:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Athena:

The baby name Athena evokes a feeling of intelligence as well as wisdom.

Alternative spellings for the name Athena:

Athene, Athina, Athyna, Atheena

Nicknames for the name Athena:

Athie, Ena, Ana, Thena, Thea, Athi, Ath

Popularity of the name Athena:

According to the Social Security Administration index, baby name Athena was ranked 108 in 2020, down from 106, its highest ranking in 20 years, in 2019.

Related names for the name Athena:

Athene, Minerva

Great middle names for Athena and their meaning:

Famous people with the name Athena:

  • Athena Marguerite Françoise Marie Glücksburg (Princess of Denmark)
  • Athena Chu (Hongkong actress)
  • Athena Coustenis (French astrophysicist)
  • Athena Cage (U.S. singer)
  • Athena Kolbe (U.S. human rights researcher)
  • Athena LaTocha (Lakota Amerindian artist)

Athena movies/pop culture:

  • Athena (character in “Xena: Warrior Princess” TV show)
  • Athena (character in the Disney film Hercules)
  • Athena (movie Athena: The Goddess of War)
  • Athena (character in the movie Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief)