Greek mythology, Kin/Family, Male, Mythology, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Patroclus is the name of one of the Greek warriors in Homer’s Iliad, the best friend of Achilles and portrayed as his lover. In the Iliad, Patroclus persuades Achilles to lend him his armor and lead his men into battle when he refuses to fight after his spat with Agamemnon over Briseis. He is killed by Hector in battle and this leads Achilles to once again fight for the Greeks. Patroclus is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Patroklos which means “father’s glory” or “glory of the father” from Greek elements pater (father) and kleos (fame, glory).

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Patroklos (Ancient Greek)
  • Patrocles (Ancient Greek)
  • Patrocle (French)


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