Usage Literature (Anglicized)
Pronounced Pron. ə-TRAY-oo
Other Forms FormsAtréjoe (Dutch)
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Meaning & History
Anglicized variant of ATRÉJU, which was created by German author Michael Ende for the hero of his fantasy novel 'Die unendliche Geschichte' (1979; English: 'The Neverending Story'). The character is a boy warrior whose name is explained as meaning "son of all" in his fictional native language, given to him because he was raised by all of the members of his village after being orphaned as a newborn.Current usage is influenced by the name of a Californian metal-core band named after the hero in 'The neverending story'.