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.
VARIANT: Cupido

Categories

anglicizations, archers, desire, gods, love, love deities, moons of Uranus, mythology, Shakespearean characters, youthful deities
Entry updated July 2, 2017