Given Name MEDEA

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Μηδεια (Ancient Greek), მედეა (Georgian)
PRONOUNCED: mə-DEE-ə (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

From Greek Μηδεια (Medeia), possibly derived from μηδομαι (medomai) "to think, to plan". In Greek mythology Medea was a sorceress from Colchis (modern Georgia) who helped Jason gain the Golden Fleece. They were married, but eventually Jason left her for another woman. For revenge Medea slew Jason's new lover and also had her own children by Jason killed.
VARIANT: Medeia (Greek Mythology)


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Entry updated December 8, 2017