Wow, I think this name is really pretty! The meaning is a little weird but I would consider this for a future child (or perhaps a book character).
bennynicole  12/16/2020
The meaning is quite funny.
kayisforkeen  10/18/2018
In Sanskrit we have the root "Drs" meaning "to see" "eye" "observe" from this we get "Drsta" meaning "seen" "appeared" "visible". The addition of the prefix "A" creates "Adrsta" meaning "unseen" "unforeseen" "destiny". This I feel is reflected in the Greek "Adrestea" who was known as the "distributor of rewards and punishments" and whose name meant "she from whom there is no escape". It seems that this is a description of "fate" "destiny" "karma" which is the meaning of the Sanskrit "Adrsta" the "unseen hand of karma".
krsnaloka108  7/14/2016
A bit of a mouthful, but it's so pretty I'm willing to forgive it. Plus, think of all the nicknames you could get out of it!
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/9/2016
I've been pronouncing it ad-ra-STAY-uh. I hope that's correct. Anyway, I think this name is otherworldly beautiful.
― Anonymous User  12/29/2010
Adrasteia is the feminine form of Greek Adrastos, commonly known to mean "Inescapable" and/or "Not Running Away." In Greek mythology, this is the name of a nymph who cared for the infant Zeus, and is also an epithet belonging to the goddess Nemesis.

Native spelling: Ἀδράστεια.
Francesca  11/30/2010
This name means "inescapable."
It's an epithet used for both Nemesis and Anankê (Necessity).
asterope  11/8/2010
I adore the name Nemesis, and Adrasteia is maybe even more beautiful! It's feminine and rare, but it's not one of those weird rare names I've seen. I could easily picture a person with the name Adrasteia.
XxproudrulerxX  12/19/2009
I once told my mother that I was going to name my child Adrasteia. She gave me a weird look and I defended it by saying: "We could always call her Addy for short". Now she doesn't think it's such a bad idea. It's just such a beautiful name.
Random-Monotony  2/14/2008
In Greek mythology, Adrasteia (also spelled Adrastia, Adrastea, Adrestea, Adastreia) was a nymph who was charged by Rhea to raise the infant Zeus in secret to protect him from his father Cronus (Krónos). Adrasteia and her sister Ida, the nymph of Mount Ida, who also cared for the infant Zeus, were perhaps the daughters of Melisseus.
LMS  7/31/2007
Also the name of one of Jupiter's moons.
Ciera  1/2/2007
I believe it is pronounced ad-rus-tee-a or a-DRAS-tee-uh, however this may not be correct.

Interesting side note: In Roman mythology she was the daughter of Jupiter and Ananke.
Rosethorn08  2/20/2006

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