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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ai.ˈneː.aːs/(Latin) /ɪ.ˈniː.əs/(English)

Meaning & History

Latin form of the Greek name Αἰνείας (Aineias), derived from Greek αἴνη (aine) meaning "praise". In Greek legend he was a son of Aphrodite and was one of the chief heroes who defended Troy from the Greeks. The Roman poet Virgil continued his story in the Aeneid, in which Aeneas travels to Italy and founds the Roman state.