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

Alcides

Alcides is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Alkeides which comes from Ancient Greek element alke meaning “strength” combined with ides, a Greek patronymic suffix meaning “son of”, so essentially the name means “son of the strong one”. This was the original name of the Greek hero Herculesapparently, his parents changed his name in an effort to appease Hera‘s wrath toward him (which clearly didn’t work).

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Alkeides (Ancient Greek)
  • Alcide (French, Italian)

 

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