Given Name AENEAS

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: ie-NE-as (Classical Latin), i-NEE-əs (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Latin form of the Greek name Αινειας (Aineias), derived from Greek αινη (aine) meaning "praise". In Greek legend he was a son of Aphrodite and was one of the chief heroes who defended Troy from the Greeks. The Roman poet Virgil continued his story in the 'Aeneid', in which Aeneas travels to Italy and founds the Roman state.

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Iliad characters
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Aineias (Greek Mythology), Enéas (Portuguese (Brazilian)), Anej, Enej (Slovene)