Given Name CADMUS

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Καδμος (Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Latinized form of Greek Καδμος (Kadmos), of uncertain meaning. In Greek mythology Cadmus was the son of the Phoenician king Agenor. He was sent by his father to rescue his sister Europa, who had been abducted by Zeus, although he did not succeed in retrieving her. According to legend, Cadmus founded the city of Thebes and introduced the alphabet to Greece.
Entry updated December 8, 2017