First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Odysseus

"Odysseus" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Angry". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Greek mythology) a famous mythical Greek hero; his return to Ithaca after the siege of Troy was described in the Odyssey

From Ancient Greek Ὀδυσσεύς (Odusseús).

  1. A male given name
  2. (Greek mythology) son of Laertes and Anticlea and father of Telemachus; a Greek leader during the Trojan War, and responsible for the Trojan horse; king of Ithaca; hero of the Iliad and protagonist of the Odyssey

Notable Persons With the Name Odysseus

Odysseus Yakoumakis is an artist in the fields of painting and illustration. Odysseus was born in Athens.


Odysseus Eskitzoglou is a famous individual. Odysseus was born on May 3rd, 1932.


Odysseus Alfa is a sports team member for the Queens Park Rangers F.C.


Fun Facts about the name Odysseus

  • How Popular is the name Odysseus? Odysseus is the 27,943rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Odysseus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 173 babies born with the first name Odysseus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Odysseus to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Odysseus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1999 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Odysseus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Odysseus is Tuesday, January 25th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Odysseus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Odysseus was in 2014 with a total of 30 babies.
  • Random Odysseus Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Odysseus is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Odysseus: Your name in reverse order is Suessydo. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Syuesosd. How do you pronounce that?

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What does the name Odysseus mean?

Ois for original, one of a kind!

Dis for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

Yis for yearn, your innermost desires.

Sis for sensible, the practical side.

Sis for select, as few are chosen.

Eis for extra, those little things you do!

Uis for unbreakable, your spirit is strong.

Sis for self respect, a solid score here.

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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).
  • 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.