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. The continent of Europe is named for her. This is also the name of a moon of Jupiter.
Related Names
VARIANT: Europe
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