Gender Masculine
Scripts Ἱππόλυτος(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. HEEP-PO-LUY-TOS(Classical Greek)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "freer of horses" from Greek ἵππος (hippos) meaning "horse" and λύω (luo) meaning "to loosen". In Greek legend he was the son of Theseus who was tragically loved by his stepmother Phaedra. This was also the name of a 3rd-century theologian, saint and martyr.

Related Names

Feminine FormsHippolyta, Hippolyte(Greek Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesHippolyte(French) Ippolito(Italian) Hipolit(Polish) Hipólito(Portuguese) Ippolit(Russian) Hipólito(Spanish)


Entry updated May 29, 2020