Heroic splendour: Boy names from mythology

Myths are timeless tales guiding us on how to live our lives and mythological characters have inspired parents to name their offspring after them, hoping that they will come to bear their noble qualities. 

In most cases, these are stories that the parents heard when they were young and caught their imagination in some way. Nobility and royalty have drawn from these rich sources for naming future kings and queens. Their universal and eternal quality makes them popular at all times and with every generation.  Here are some names to inspire your baby naming… 

Names from mythology for Boys

NameOriginMeaning
AbellioCelticgod of apple trees
AlfNorsename of a mythological king
AmunEgyptianking of gods
AnsharMesopotamianfather of heaven
ApolloAncient Greekgod of the sun, poetry, music and prophecy
AristaeusGreekgod of agriculture
AtenEgyptiangod of the sun
BedivereWelshlegendary Arthurian knight
BelenusCelticshining ones, linked to fire and healing
BeowulfAnglo-Saxonthe hero of an epic poem
BesEgyptiangod of home protection
BorvoCelticdeity of springs and healing
CaelIrishmythological warrior
CastorGreekson of Zeus; a star in the constellation Gemini
DamonGreeklegendary character showing loyal friendship
DwynCelticgod of love
DylanWelshgod of the sea
EduardoCelticgod of perfection
EnlilMesopotamiangod of weather and storms
ErosAncient Greekgod of love
GalahadWelshan Arthurian knight, attains the holy grail
GawainWelshan Arthurian knight of the round table
GlanisCeltica Gallic god of healing
HectorGreekone of the Trojan warriors
HeimdallNorsegod of the rainbow
HeraclesAncient Greekgod of strength, patron god of wrestling
HerculesRomangod of strength
HermesAncient Greekmessenger of the gods
JasonGreekleader of the Argonauts
JupiterRomanking of gods and sky god
JuventasRomangod of youth
KisharMesopotamianfather of the earth
LauncelotWelshthe braves of the Arthurian knights
LinusGreekson of the god Apollo
MerlinWelsha sorcerer and an advisor to King Arthur
MontEgyptiangod of war
MorpheusRomangod of dreams
NereusGreekgod of the sea
NiordNorsegod of sailors
OdinNorseking of the gods, god of wisdom
PanAncient Greekgod of shepherds and forests
ParisAncient Greeka Trojan prince who carries off Helen of Troy
PhoenixEgyptiana beautiful immortal bird, reborn every 500 years
PercivalWelshchivalrous  Arthurian knight
RaEgyptiangod of the sun
SethEgyptiangod of the desert
ShamashMesopotamiangod of the sun and of justice
SiegfriedGermaniclegendary hero who defeated Queen Brunhild
SolRomansun god
TaranisCelticgod of thunder
TerrellNorseanother name for Thor, god of war
ThorNorsegod of war and storms, famous for his hammer
TristanCelticlegendary character who fell in love with Isolde
TyrNorsegod of war and glory
VulcanRomangod of the forge, fire and blacksmiths
ZeusAncient Greekking of gods, god of sky, air and storms

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