Given Name HIPPOLYTOS

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: ‘Ιππολυτος (Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Means "freer of horses" from Greek ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse" and λυω (luo) "to loosen". In Greek legend he was the son of Theseus who was tragically loved by his stepmother Phaedra. This was also the name of a 3rd-century theologian, saint and martyr.
FEMININE FORMS: Hippolyta, Hippolyte (Greek Mythology)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Hippolyte (French), Ippolito (Italian), Hipolit (Polish), Hipólito (Portuguese), Ippolit (Russian), Hipólito (Spanish)

Categories

animals, legend, martyrs, Orthodox Saints, saints, theologians
Entry updated December 8, 2017