Atlas - boys name

Atlas name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 94%

Atlas name meaning:

The name Atlas is derived from Greek mythology, where Atlas was a Titan who held up the celestial heavens. The name itself means "enduring" or "suffering" in Greek. In Greek mythology, Atlas was punished by Zeus to bear the weight of the heavens on his shoulders for eternity. This makes the name Atlas a symbol of strength, endurance, and resilience.

When used as a name for a boy, Atlas carries these meanings, representing a person who possesses great strength and the ability to withstand challenges. It can also symbolize determination and the ability to take on responsibilities. Naming a boy Atlas may signify parents' hopes for their child to be strong, dependable, and capable of carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders if necessary. Overall, the name Atlas has a powerful and mythical connotation, reflecting a sense of strength and fortitude.

Origin: Greek

A titan.

Related names

Atlas , Celicia, Celinda, Celinna

Other boys names beginning with A


Overall UK ranking: 302 out of 4789

155 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (477)

Historical popularity of Atlas

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