Andromache (pr. an-dro-ma-kee) is the name of the wife of the Trojan hero Hector, making her a princess of Troy. The name comes from Ancient Greek aner (man) and mache (battle) either meaning “battle of man”, “man’s battle”, or “fight like a man”. When Troy was sacked, their son Astyanax was thrown from the city walls and she as taken as a concubine Neoptolemus. Andromache is also the name of an Amazonian warrior, and there’s a character named Andromache in Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida (1602), a play set during the Trojan war.
Origin: Ancient Greek
- Andromaque (French)