GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Οδυσσευς (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: o-DIS-ee-əs (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Perhaps derived from Greek οδυσσομαι (odyssomai) "to hate". In Greek legend Odysseus was one of the Greek heroes who fought in the Trojan War. In the 'Odyssey' Homer relates Odysseus's misadventures on his way back to his kingdom and his wife Penelope.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: Ulysses (English), Ulisse (Italian), Ulisses (Portuguese), Ulysses (Roman Mythology), Ulises (Spanish)