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I like the spelling and the meaning of this name. Greek names are so cool!
noisynora  9/2/2020
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Other sources state that this name means "strong in wrath", derived from the Greek noun ἀλκή (alke) meaning "strength" combined with the Greek noun μῆνις (menis) meaning "wrath" (often of the gods). [noted -ed]

This particular etymology and the resulting meaning not only make more sense for the name than "strong moon" or "lunar strength", but also for the mythological character, since she (and also her son Heracles) was subjected to the jealous wrath of Zeus' wife, the goddess Hera.

For more information, please see:

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcmene (in English; states that the name means "strong in wrath")
- see the entry for Alkmene at Pavlos' Etymologica: http://web.archive.org/web/20120325073812/http://www.etymologica.com/page38.htm (in English; states that the second element means "wrath")
- ἀλκή (alke) meaning "strength":
* http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/morph?l=a)lkh%2F&la=greek&can=a)lkh%2F (in English)
* https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E1%BC%80%CE%BB%CE%BA%CE%AE#Ancient_Greek (in English)
- μῆνις (menis) meaning "wrath":
* http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/morph?l=mh%3Dnis&la=greek&can=mh%3Dnis (in English)
* https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%CE%BC%E1%BF%86%CE%BD%CE%B9%CF%82#Ancient_Greek (in English)
* https://lsj.gr/wiki/%CE%BC%E1%BF%86%CE%BD%CE%B9%CF%82 (in English)
Lucille  8/25/2019

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