PSYCHE
GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ψυχη (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: SIE-kee (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Means "the soul", derived from Greek ψυχω (psycho) "to breathe". The Greeks thought that the breath was the soul. In Greek mythology Psyche was a beautiful maiden who was beloved by Eros (or Cupid in Roman mythology). She is the subject of Keats's poem 'Ode to Psyche' (1819).
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