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Athena is a gorgeous name. Both the meaning and sound are nice, and I really like it. I also like the fact that it is a Greek goddess's name.
-- PhoenixPhire  1/20/2005
I think this name is actually pronounced Ah-tay-nah, but you could also pronounce it the English way.
-- Destry  4/13/2005
Athena's Roman equivalent is Minerva.
-- wiswina  12/3/2005
This is my niece's name - I think is one of the most beautiful names ever!
-- kathrynv  4/2/2006
This is a regal sounding name, one that has strength. Not really any nicknames for it. It isn't an overused name which is nice.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
I love this name! I like that it has a 'wise' meaning to it. It evokes a sense of intelligence, wisdom, wit and creativity. And the pronunciation is never AT-HAY-Nah it's Ath-Ee-Na even though I like At-HAY-Na too especially for Corinna-Athena (At-Hay-Nah). Do you pronounce Athens At-HAY-Ns? I like the Spanish pronunciation to it too (AT-Heh-Nah).
-- Anonymous User  5/5/2006
In Modern Greek, the pronunciation is ah-thee-NAH. (I much prefer the usual English pronunciation.) The city of Athens is pronounced ah-THEE-nah, though.
-- Kosta  5/10/2006
Athene Seyler, British actress, who lived to the age of 101. (See her in the hilarious comedy "Make Mine Mink.")
-- Kosta  5/10/2006
I love this name. Way prettier and less annoying than the equivalent Minerva, but that's just my humble opinion.
-- Anonymous User  5/14/2006
One of my cousins is 1/4 Greek (born and raised in Athens, I believe) and she pronounces her name "A-TEE-na". Immigration transliterated her name to "Atina" when she came here.
-- Anonymous User  5/18/2006
A beautiful name! Its sound and meaning are ideal. The name is neither popular nor too girlish.
-- Tenken  8/11/2006
In the film My Big Fat Freek Wedding Toula (Nia Varrdalous) has a sister in the film called Athena.
-- ClaireCFC  9/8/2006
My grandmother is called Athene which I personally prefer over Athena. It is quite a rare name as she has only ever heard of or met three other people in her life called the same. People occasionally call her 'Ath' for short though, though I much prefer the full form.
-- Danielle Monique  11/15/2006
I like the nickname "Thena". On a personal note, I might name my daughter Thena Delaney.
-- VictoriaCalledTori  2/1/2007
Also in Serbia you write this name like Atina.
-- FrancisRobyn  2/21/2007
If you wanted to name your daughter after the goddess, I think it would be better to call her Sophie Olivia, Sophie for wisdom and Olivia for the olive tree. I love the namesake but despise the actual name.
-- Anonymous User  3/15/2007
I am the total opposite; I like Athena but I absolutely HATE Sophie, and I don't like Olivia much, plus they don't go together all that well, and Olivia is more likely to be a feminine form of Oliver (meaning elf army) than a variant of Oliva anyway, and therefore doesn't directly mean olive tree.
-- Anonymous User  5/27/2007
Actually, I read in a name book that Athena actually means "wise", which makes sense as she is the Goddess of Wisdom.
-- gaia17  8/1/2007
This is a really beautiful name. I'm not sure that I'd use it as a first name, though. Not because I wouldn't want to, just because people may consider it a bit weird. But I love the meaning as well as how it sounds. It's just so powerful.
-- aileenbean  8/11/2007
Athena is a bit commonly used in Greece. The most common pet name for this name is Nana with the stress on the second a.
-- Anonymous User  8/18/2007
The late Owen Hart's daughter is named Athena.
-- ElizainEngland  8/28/2007
A famous bearer is Athena Asamiya, a character from the "King of Fighters" game series.
-- Zan11  10/14/2007
A beautiful name given by the late Christina Onassis to her daughter, Athena Onassis.
-- cyrenanine  11/8/2007
This is one of older sister's name and I think it's a very pretty name and you don't really don't hear it that often. My sister is now 21 and loves her name.
-- Anonymous User  8/13/2008
My name is Athena. For anyone contemplating whether or not to name your kid this, ask an actual Athena and not random people. I've never met another person with my name, so it's rare, but it's really not exotic-sounding. It's very rarely mispronounced because it sounds right out. I was never teased. A lot of people don't know the origin, but those who do LOVE it. I joined a Facebook group for people named Athena and everyone seemed to really like their name. Fans of the Who love it especially, haha.
-- Athena.Asis  10/9/2008
"Athena" is a song by the Who. It's a love song by a girl named Athena and was released as a single.
-- Anonymous User  10/9/2008
I like this name. It is pretty.
-- mecoyle  11/16/2008
Lovely exotic name.
-- Anonymous User  11/29/2008
In Greece it is pronounced Athena ah-thee-NA (as the female name) and a-THEE-na (as the capital).
-- E.K.  12/16/2008
My first daughter's name is Athina, the original form of Athene. She is the goddess of wisdom in Greek mythology and associated with the Owl. Athina is the goddess of Athens, she gave the city the olive tree as a present, that was one of the most important crop of ancient and even today's Greece. My daughter has 100 olive trees on our field and at the age of 2 she is already looking after them. :)
-- panni  2/25/2009
A beautiful, strong, regal name that could grow with a person. Love it.
-- emmiix3  3/17/2009
Athena is the best of the Greek goddesses, and probably the main reason I love this name. I use the nickname "Ath" (with affection and familiarity, not disrespect!) to refer to her. If I ever did have a child, this would be near the top of the name suggestions list.
-- gala  3/18/2009
Queen Athena (pronounced ah-TEE-na) is Ariel's mother in The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning.
-- rachypiesheepbaa  4/4/2009
Pronounced "ah-teh-nah".
-- MaggieSimpson  9/2/2009
I LOVE this name. Makes me sad it was on the top 1000 list last year. :(
-- italiannames  11/12/2009
One of the more credible Mythology names; I think it would be easy for a person to have in real life.
-- lucyskydiamonds  3/7/2010
I love this name, it's pretty, ancient and has so much meaning behind it. If I ever had a daughter I wouldn't hesitate to call her Athena.
-- WatashiWaImasen  6/4/2010
Beautiful name. Love it.
-- Chrila96  12/12/2010
Love this name! Used to hate it but now I'm quite fond of it. I highly prefer Athena to Minerva. :)
-- blondieboo629  9/30/2011
Penelope Athena is the daughter of American actress/comedian Tina Fey.
-- Anonymous User  12/13/2011
Princess Athena of Denmark (born 24 Jan 2012) is the youngest child of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark. Her full name is Athena Marguerite Françoise Marie.
-- Kate  5/20/2012
Athena is the green-skinned alien who falls in love with Dr. Smith on Lost in Space.
-- Anonymous User  8/19/2012
Athena will be the name of the first winter storm of the 2012-2013 winter season (followed by Brutus, Caesar, and so on). The name list will be used by the Weather Channel.
-- dwayne1996  10/3/2012
The name Athena was used on a nor'easter by the Weather Channel on November 7, 2012. However, it was rejected by the National Weather Service, which refused to recognize the names of winter storms. (Reply to dwayne1996 10/3/2012).
-- dwayne1996  12/24/2012
I really don't like this name. In my opinion, naming someone after such a well known Goddess just seems kind of elitist and it sounds a little cheesy to me. I much prefer the roman equivalent, Minerva.
-- Anonymous User  4/8/2014
●Athinë is Albanian
●Afina is Belarusian, Russian, and Ukrainian
●Atina is Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, and Serbian
●Atena is Cebuano, Esperanto, Galician, Macedonian, and Portuguese
●Athene is Dutch
●Atenas is Filipino
●Athína is Modern Greek
●Athéné is Hungarian
●Atėnė is Lithuanian.
-- Anonymous User  5/4/2014
Athena makes me think of a really annoying and stuck up girl for some reason.
-- Anonymous User  5/11/2014

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