Gender Masculine
Scripts Τρωΐλος(Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Latinized form of Greek Τρωΐλος (Troilos), from the Greek name of the city of Troy Τροία (Troia). In Greek legend this was a son of king Priam killed by Achilles. His story was greatly expanded by medieval European writers such as Boccaccio and Chaucer, who make him the lover of Criseida. Shakespeare based his play Troilus and Cressida (1602) on these tales.

Related Names

VariantTroilos(Greek Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesTroy(English)


Entry added January 21, 2022