Given Name THESEUS
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Θησευς (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: THEE-see-əs (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Possibly derived from Greek τιθημι (tithemi) meaning "to set, to place". Theseus was a heroic king of Athens in Greek legend. He slew the Minotaur in the labyrinth of Crete with the help of Ariadne, who provided him with a sword and a roll of string so he could find his way out.