Gender Masculine
Scripts Ὀδυσσεύς(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. O-DUYS-SEWS(Classical Greek) o-DIS-ee-əs(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Perhaps derived from Greek ὀδύσσομαι (odyssomai) meaning "to hate". In Greek legend Odysseus was one of the Greek heroes who fought in the Trojan War. In the Odyssey Homer relates Odysseus's misadventures on his way back to his kingdom and his wife Penelope.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesUlysses(English) Ulysse(French) Ulisse(Italian) Ulisses(Portuguese) Ulysses(Roman Mythology) Odissey(Russian) Ulises(Spanish)

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18th-century depiction of Odysseus and Calypso by Angelica Kauffman18th-century depiction of Odysseus and Calypso by Angelica Kauffman


Entry updated May 29, 2020