Given Name ICARUS

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ικαρος (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: IK-ə-rəs (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

From the Greek Ικαρος (Ikaros), of unknown meaning. In Greek myth Icarus was the son of Daedalus, locked with his father inside the Labyrinth by Minos. They escaped from the maze using wings devised from wax, but Icarus flew too close to the sun and the wax melted, plunging him to his death.


Greek mythology, mythology, uncertain etymology
Entry updated December 8, 2017