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Athena

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1902 5 5 0
1906 6 6 0
1909 6 6 0
1912 10 10 0
1914 10 10 0
1915 22 22 0
1916 24 24 0
1917 38 38 0
1918 35 35 0
1919 44 44 0
1920 40 40 0
1921 37 37 0
1922 53 53 0
1923 36 36 0
1924 51 51 0
1925 38 38 0
1926 42 42 0
1927 39 39 0
1928 42 42 0
1929 38 38 0
1930 47 47 0
1931 33 33 0
1932 27 27 0
1933 31 31 0
1934 17 17 0
1935 28 28 0
1936 17 17 0
1937 14 14 0
1938 17 17 0
1939 14 14 0
1940 13 13 0
1941 23 23 0
1942 22 22 0
1943 18 18 0
1944 17 17 0
1945 17 17 0
1946 15 15 0
1947 22 22 0
1948 30 30 0
1949 27 27 0
1950 27 27 0
1951 28 28 0
1952 19 19 0
1953 26 26 0
1954 45 45 0
1955 176 176 0
1956 127 127 0
1957 111 111 0
1958 104 104 0
1959 123 123 0
1960 151 151 0
1961 150 150 0
1962 159 159 0
1963 129 129 0
1964 150 150 0
1965 127 127 0
1966 135 135 0
1967 163 163 0
1968 176 176 0
1969 176 176 0
1970 200 200 0
1971 220 220 0
1972 228 228 0
1973 218 218 0
1974 253 253 0
1975 252 252 0
1976 232 232 0
1977 266 266 0
1978 269 269 0
1979 445 445 0
1980 346 346 0
1981 322 322 0
1982 325 325 0
1983 335 335 0
1984 326 326 0
1985 326 326 0
1986 266 266 0
1987 202 202 0
1988 233 233 0
1989 279 279 0
1990 285 285 0
1991 264 264 0
1992 251 251 0
1993 269 269 0
1994 247 247 0
1995 296 296 0
1996 317 317 0
1997 316 316 0
1998 451 451 0
1999 493 493 0
2000 497 497 0
2001 551 551 0
2002 548 548 0
2003 538 538 0
2004 599 599 0
2005 659 659 0
2006 607 607 0
2007 727 727 0
2008 692 692 0
2009 740 740 0
2010 880 880 0
2011 1,006 1,006 0
2012 1,304 1,304 0
2013 1,451 1,451 0
2014 1,681 1,681 0
2015 2,040 2,040 0

Fun Facts about the name Athena

  • How many people with the first name Athena have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 26,619 babies born with the first name Athena in the United States. That's more than enough people named Athena to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Athena? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1902 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Athena first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Athena is Saturday, October 5th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Athena born? The highest recorded use of the first name Athena was in 2015 with a total of 2,040 babies. That's a lot of babies named Athena!
  • Random Athena Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Athena ranks 95th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 5 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Athena: Your name in reverse order is Anehta. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Etanah. How do you pronounce that?

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Popularity of Athena as a first name

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Common last names for Athena

  • Pappas
  • Jones
  • Wilson

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Athena

The name "Athena" is of Greek origin, and it means "Goddess of Wisdom & War". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Greek mythology) goddess of wisdom and useful arts and prudent warfare; guardian of Athens; identified with Roman Minerva
Wiktionary

Borrowing from Latin Athena, from Ancient Greek Ἀθηνᾶ (Athēnâ).

  1. (Greek mythology) The goddess of wisdom, especially strategic warfare, the arts, and especially crafts, in particular, weaving; daughter of Zeus and Metis. Her Roman counterpart is Minerva.
  2. (feminism, derogatory) A woman who colludes with the patriarchy rather than actively opposing it.

Notable Persons With the Name Athena

Athena Karkanis

Athena Karkanis is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2003. Athena was given the name Athena Irene Karkanis in 1982 in Alberta, Canada.

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Athena Chu

Athena Chu is an actor. She has had major accomplishments since 1992. Athena is also known as Chu Yan.

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Athena

Athena is a notable somebody. Athena was born on August 31st, 1988 in Garland, Texas.

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Athena Lee

Athena Lee is a drummer, actor, and model. Athena was given the name Athena Michelle Bass on December 8th, 1964.

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Athena Lundberg

Athena Lundberg is an influential individual. Athena was born on April 12th, 1986 in Long Island, New York, US.

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Athena Massey

Athena Massey is a notable somebody. Athena was given the name Athena Marie Massey on November 10th, 1967 in Orange, California, U.S.

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  • Athena Tacha
    (leading person)
  • Athena Farrokhzad
    (poet)
  • Athena Manoukian
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Athena Tibi
    (singer)
  • Athena Painter
    (leading human)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Athena

Princess Athena

Princess Athena is an important individual. Princess was born as the child of Prince Joachim of Denmark and Princess Marie of Denmark on January 24th, 2012 in Rigshospitalet.

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Athena

Athena is a notable somebody. Athena was born on August 31st, 1988 in Garland, Texas.

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What does the name Athena mean?

Ais for able, for you surely are.

Tis for tasteful, the way you communicate.

His for handy, the helpful you.

Eis for extra, those little things you do!

Nis for natural, the genuine side of you.

Ais for accord, the harmony you spread.

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Sources: U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain). U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (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). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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