Given Name ORESTES

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ορεστης (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: O-RES-TES (Classical Greek), aw-RES-teez (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek ορεστιας (orestias) meaning "of the mountains". In Greek myth he was the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. He killed his mother and her lover Aegisthus after they killed his father.

Categories

Greek mythology, landforms, murderers, mythology, saints