Given Name LIGEIA

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Λιγεια (Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek λιγυς (ligys) meaning "clear-voiced, shrill, whistling". This was the name of one of the Sirens in Greek legend. It was also used by Edgar Allan Poe in his story 'Ligeia' (1838).

Categories

Greek mythology, literature, mythology
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Lígia (Portuguese), Lygia (Portuguese (Brazilian))