Given Name EUROPA

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ευρωπη (Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Latinized form of Greek Ευρωπη (Europe), which meant "wide face" from ευρυς (eurys) "wide" and ωψ (ops) "face, eye". In Greek mythology Europa was a Phoenician princess who was abducted and taken to Crete by Zeus in the guise of a bull. She became the first queen of Crete, and later fathered Minos by Zeus. The continent of Europe is named for her. This is also the name of a moon of Jupiter.

Categories

consorts of Zeus, Greek mythology, Latinizations, moons, moons of Jupiter, mythology, princesses, queens
VARIANT: Europe