Gender Feminine
Scripts Ἀντιγόνη(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. AN-TEE-GO-NEH(Classical Greek) an-TIG-ə-nee(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek ἀντί (anti) meaning "against, compared to, like" and γονή (gone) meaning "birth, offspring". In Greek legend Antigone was the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta. King Creon of Thebes declared that her slain brother Polynices was to remain unburied, a great dishonour. She disobeyed and gave him a proper burial, and for this she was sealed alive in a cave.

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Name Days

Greece: September 1


Entry updated April 5, 2022