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Gender Feminine
Scripts Παλλάς(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. PAL-LAS(Classical Greek)
PAL-əs(English)

Meaning & History

Probably derived from a Greek word meaning "maiden, young woman". This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Athena. According to some legends it was originally the name of a friend of the goddess. Athena accidentally killed her while sparring, so she took the name in honour of her friend.