Given Name CUPID

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: KYOO-pid (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

From the Latin Cupido meaning "desire". This was the name of the Roman god of love, the son of Venus and Mars. He was portrayed as a winged, blindfolded boy, armed with a bow and arrows which caused the victim to fall in love. His Greek equivalent was Eros.

Categories

anglicizations, archers, desire, gods, love, love deities, mythology, Shakespearian characters, youthful deities
VARIANT: Cupido