Given Name IO

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ιω (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: EE-AW (Classical Greek), IE-o (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Meaning unknown. In Greek mythology Io was a princess loved by Zeus, who changed her into a heifer in order to hide her from Hera. A moon of Jupiter bears this name in her honour.

Related Names

USER SUBMISSION: Io

Categories

animals, celestial, consorts of Zeus, cows, Discworld characters, Greek mythology, moons, moons of Jupiter, mythology, nature, princesses, space, uncertain etymology, Ys characters
Entry updated December 8, 2017