Gender Feminine
Scripts Πολυξένη(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. /pə.ˈlɪk.sᵻn.ə/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Latinized form of Greek Πολυξένη (Polyxene), which was from the word πολύξενος (polyxenos) meaning "entertaining many guests, very hospitable", itself derived from πολύς (polys) meaning "many" and ξένος (xenos) meaning "foreigner, guest". In Greek legend she was a daughter of Priam and Hecuba, beloved by Achilles. After the Trojan War, Achilles' son Neoptolemus sacrificed her.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesPolyxeni(Greek) Polissena(Italian)

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Entry updated May 29, 2020