Athena

Athena, meaning “goddess of wisdom,” is a great name for girl dogs who are tough or independent. Find out more about dogs named Athena.

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Name: Athena

Meaning: In Greek mythology, Athena was the goddess of wisdom. In Greek and English, the name Athena means simply “goddess of wisdom.” In Latin, Athena is slightly different in that she is also given the designation “goddess of war.”

Personality: Tough, Independent

About This Name: Although there are relatively few people named Athena, some famous ones include Athena Cage, American singer and songwriter, and actress Athena Massey, who had roles in The Young and the Restless and Doogie Howser, M.D., as well as a role in the popular movie The Nutty Professor. There is a Princess Athena in Denmark’s royal family. The band The Who released a song in 1982 titled “Athena.” Fictional characters named Athena include Lieutenant Athena (Battlestar Galactica) and Marvel character Athena, one of the Olympian gods.

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