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Achilles

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How popular is the baby name Achilles in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 8 0 8
1915 10 0 10
1916 5 0 5
1917 7 0 7
1918 7 0 7
1919 6 0 6
1920 8 0 8
1921 9 0 9
1922 5 0 5
1923 16 0 16
1924 8 0 8
1925 5 0 5
1926 11 0 11
1927 10 0 10
1929 6 0 6
1931 5 0 5
1932 13 0 13
1937 5 0 5
1940 5 0 5
1950 5 0 5
1968 5 0 5
1972 6 0 6
1973 9 0 9
1975 8 0 8
1976 6 0 6
1980 5 0 5
1982 7 0 7
1985 5 0 5
1988 6 0 6
1989 6 0 6
1992 8 0 8
1993 5 0 5
1994 7 0 7
1995 5 0 5
1997 7 0 7
1998 5 0 5
1999 6 0 6
2000 10 0 10
2001 8 0 8
2002 7 0 7
2003 6 0 6
2004 32 0 32
2005 133 0 133
2006 160 0 160
2007 111 0 111
2008 128 0 128
2009 100 0 100
2010 110 0 110
2011 123 0 123
2012 147 0 147
2013 142 0 142
2014 169 0 169
2015 212 0 212

Want to know about the popularity of the Achilles baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,858 babies born with the name Achilles in the United States. That's more than enough Achilles to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given to 8 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Achilles" was in 2015 with a total of 212 babies.

According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Achilles" is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 15 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2013. Across the entire United States a total of only 142 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Achilles" mean? The list below shows the origins of Achilles as well as things modernly associated with the name Achilles such as celebrities named Achilles.

Origin and Meaning of Achilles

The name "Achilles" is of Greek origin, and it means "Pain". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Achilles
Senses
  1. a mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the seige of Troy.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy; when he was a baby his mother tried to make him immortal by bathing him in a magical river but the heel by which she held him remained vulnerable--his `Achilles' heel'

Other Inspirations for the Name Achilles

Achilles Game
Achilles Heel
Achilles Last Stand
Achilles Pain
Achilles Tendinitis
Achilles Tendon
Achilles Tendon Stretch
Achilles Tendonitis Treatment
Achilles Tires
Achilles Tendinosis

Alternative Meanings

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

C is for charm, the undeniable you.

H is for honor, your most valuable possession.

I is for intense, your zest of living.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

Your name in reverse order is "Sellihca". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lhleasci". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Achilles born Aug 11, 1934

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Portugal approximately on 1150. Your profession was teacher, mathematician, and geologist.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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