Mythology refers to the collected myths of a group of people, especially related to a religion. It holds immense importance as it is a sacred narrative crafted by people to explain the nature of the world. Mythological texts inspire courage and heroism.
Mythological names are gaining extreme popularity. The Hindu, Greek, and Roman deities provide a plethora of such names. MomJunction brings you a collection of mythological names for baby boys collected from the cultures across the world.
25 Interesting Mythological Baby Boy Names:
Ajax was a courageous Greek hero in Homer’s “Iliad”. He was known as “Ajax the Great”.
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Ammon was the god of Thebes from Egyptian mythology.
Ashvatthaman was the son of Dronacharya. He was the last commander of the Kaurava force.
Osiris was the God of the underworld in the Egyptian mythology.
Wieland was the legendary smith from a Germanic mythology.
Yayati was the emperor of the Bharata race. He is one the ancestors of the Pandavas, who became prematurely old due to Shukaracharya’s curse. He rescued Devyani from the well in which Sharmishtha threw her. Yayati then later married both Devyani and Sharmishtha.
Vaisampayana was a teacher of the Yajur Veda. He was one of the pupils of the great Vyasa, from whom he learned Mahabharata. He afterwards recited it to King Janamejaya.
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Aniruddha was the grandson of Lord Krishna. It is one of the mythological names for boys, which has not been overly used but sounds powerful.
Devapi was the eldest son of King Pratipa of Hastinapur in Indian mythology ‘Mahabharata’.
Lakshman was the second son of King Dasharatha and Sumitra. He was the brother of Lord Ram. The name Lakshman means Lucky.
Nachiketa was the son of Vajashrava, a cowherd. His father ordered him to find a place in the heaven. Having learnt all the wisdom by Yama, Nachiketa was freed from death.
Shantanu was the king of Hastinapura in the mythology ‘Mahabharata’. He was the father of Bhishma.
Cincinnatus was the legendary consul of ancient Rome. He was a political leader, who preferred farming, but performed his civic duty of leading the state.
Dardanos was the founder of Troy and the surrounding country, Dardania in Roman mythology.
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Epimetheus was the husband of Pandora and the brother of Prometheus in Greek mythology. He was the one who brought fire to humankind.
Fiachra was the name of one of the children of Lir, whose stepmother turned him into a swan in Irish mythology.
Finbar was the name of a fairy king and a bishop in Irish mythology. He belonged to the patron saint of the city of Cork. Finbar kept the Catholic Church alive in Ireland during the seventh century.
Heimdall was one of the sons of Odin, the principal Norse god. He was also the founder of the human race.
Ingemar was the god of fertility and peace in Norse mythology.
Mentor was a friend of Odysseus in the “Odyssey” in Greek mythology.
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Minos was the king of Crete who built the labyrinth Greek mythology. It was during his reign that Cretan civilization reached its peak.
Orion was the son of Poseidon in Greek mythology. This mighty hunter turned into a constellation.
Saturnin was the god of agriculture in Roman mythology. He taught humans to till the fields and enjoy the fruits of civilization.
Thor was the god of thunder and power in Norse mythology. He was one of the sons of Odin.
Ymir was the giant who created the earth from his body.
These mythology names are not just uncommon, but also carry a deep history with it. Do let us know which of these mythological baby boy names did you like the most and selected for your child.
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