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Fun Facts about the name Odysseus

  • 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 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Odysseus is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2011.
  • 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 Esysousd. How do you pronounce that?
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Odysseus

The name "Odysseus" is 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

Other Inspirations for the Name Odysseus

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Odysseus Summary

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.

Past life for Odysseus born Jan 22, 2001

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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 Northern Canada approximately on 1000. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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