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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Argos
  1. an ancient city in SE Greece; dominated the Peloponnese in the 7th century BC.
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  1. An ancient city in southeastern Greece; dominated the Peloponnese in the 7th century BC

From Ancient Greek Ἄργος (Árgos).

  1. A city in Greece, in the Peloponnese.
  2. (Greek mythology) The dog of Odysseus in Homer's Odyssey.
  3. A town in Indiana.
  4. (Greek mythology) Alternative form of Argus (many-eyed servant of Hera)

Argos was also found in the following language(s): Catalan and Portuguese

Notable Persons With the Last Name Argos

Eddie Argos is a post-punk, alternative rock, and spoken word musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present. Eddie was given the name Kevin Macklin on October 25th, 1979 in Isle of Portland. Eddie is also known as Eddie Argos.


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Fun Facts about the name Argos

  • When was the first name Argos first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Argos is Wednesday, October 3rd, 1900.
  • How unique is the name Argos? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Argos. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Argos: Your name in reverse order is Sogra. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rsaog. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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