Given Name ANDROMEDA

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ανδρομεδα, Ανδρομεδη (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: AN-DRO-ME-DA (Classical Greek), an-DRAH-mi-də (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Means "to be mindful of a man" from the Greek element ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος) combined with μεδομαι (medomai) "to be mindful of". In Greek mythology Andromeda was an Ethiopian princess rescued from sacrifice by the hero Perseus. A constellation in the northern sky is named for her. This is also the name of a nearby galaxy, given because it resides (from our point of view) within the constellation.

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Categories

celestial, constellations, Greek mythology, Harry Potter characters, mythology, nature, princesses, space
Entry updated December 8, 2017