Color, Elements, Female, Fire, Greek mythology, Mythology, Nature, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Red/Crimson, Virtues/Attributes


Pyrrha is the name of a figure in Greek mythology, the wife of Deucalion who were the only survivors of a great flood sent by Zeus during the Bronze Age. They survived having been warned by the Titan Prometheus and after consulting a Delphic oracle, repopulated the earth by throwing the bones of their mother over their shoulders, i.e. the stones of Gaia, a mother goddess. Those thrown by Deucalion became men while those thrown by Pyrrha turned into women. Pyrrha was also used as a pseudonym by the Greek warrior Achilles, who was disguised as a girl to hide him from going to war against the Trojans.

The name Pyrrha is the feminine form of Pyrrhos which means “flame-colored; yellowish-red; fiery; red” via Ancient Greek pûr πῦρ (fire) derived from PIE root word.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Pyrra (English)


Male forms:

  • Pyrrhos (Ancient Greek)
  • Pyrrhus (Latinized Ancient Greek)
  • Pyrros (English)


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