Given Name PSYCHE

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ψυχη (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: PSUY-KE (Classical Greek), SIE-kee (English)   [details]

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).