Troilus is the name of one of the sons of King Priam of Troy; according to prophecy, if Troilus reaches adulthood than the city of Troy would not fall. He is ambushed and killed by Achilles, thus seeming to signal the fall of Troy. Troilus is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Troilos meaning “Trojan”. Troilus features in several Medieval English and Renaissance poems and plays, based on a fictionalized account of his love for another Trojan, Cressida, who proves to be a fickle lover.
Origin: Ancient Greek
- Troilos (Ancient Greek)