Given Name ALCMENE

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Αλκμηνη (Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

From Greek Αλκμηνη (Alkmene), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength" and μηνη (mene) "moon". In Greek mythology Alcmene was the wife of Amphitryon. She was the mother of Herakles by Zeus, who bedded her by disguising himself as her absent husband.


celestial, moon, strength, virtues
VARIANT: Alkmene
Entry updated December 8, 2017