AJAX
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Αιας (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: AY-jaks (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Greek name Αιας (Aias), perhaps deriving from Greek αιαστης (aiastes) "mourner". In Greek mythology this was the name of two of the heroes who fought for the Greeks in the Trojan War, the son of Telamon and the son of Oileus. When the armour of the slain hero Achilles was not given to Ajax Telamonian, he became mad with jealousy and killed himself.
Related Names
VARIANT: Aias