A names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nature, Nickname names, Nymphs, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Anthy

Anthy is a variant spelling of Anthe, an Ancient Greek female name meaning “bloom, blossom” derived from Ancient Greek anthos (blossom). Anthe is the name of a nymph in Greek mythology, one of the Alcyonides, the seven daughter of the giant Alcyoneus. When their father was killed by Hercules they threw themselves into the sea and were transformed into halcyons (kingfishers). Anthe is also the name of a moon of Saturn.

Anthy could also be a nickname for Anthea (also meaning “blossom”), which was an epithet used by the goddess Hera, or Anthousa (which also means “blossoming”)

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Anthe (Ancient Greek)
  • Anthea (Latinized Ancient Greek)
  • Antheia (Ancient Greek)
  • Anthousa (Ancient Greek)
  • Anfisa (Russian form of Anthousa)

 

Male forms:

  • Anthos (Ancient Greek)
  • Antheus (Ancient Greek)
  • Anthion (Ancient Greek)

 

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