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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Athena
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Athena in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Athena:
Records indicate that 20,048 girls in the United States have been named Athena since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 1,294 people in the U.S. were given the name Athena. Those people are now 8 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Athena
Based on the comments submitted below
13 Positive Comments
"My name is Athena and i absolutely love it. Everywhere I go i get complements when i tell them my name/see my name. it's amazing. they usually ask me "like the Greek goddess" and i of course say, sure because who wouldn't want to be complemented like a goddess." Oct. 28, 2019:
"My name is Athena and I've known 4 people with the same name!" Oct. 8, 2017:
"I met her once. Totally awesome, super-intelligent, very straight forward, doesn't really say negative things of people at all, very concerned about human welfare but kind of aloof in a sense that she keeps her own distance. Very curious and enjoys small details and admires the beauty of small things, like pebbles with unique designs. ATHENA is awesome and Athena is an awesome name." Feb. 27, 2017:
"My name is Athena and I don't meet a lot of people with the name so it makes me feel special and unique. I am greek and I'm named after my great grandmother, even though many people just think I'm named after the greek goddess Athena (which is a big compliment as well). Rarely do people mispronounce my name but when they do they either don't attempt to try or pronounce it as a weird version of Ethan...but that was once and weird. I think my name is amazing and most people compliment how beautiful it is when they find out." Feb. 20, 2017:
"this is my daugthers name Athena Victory Lee 18 months now" Jun. 3, 2014:
"my middle name is athena and i love it! Goddess of Wisdom!" May. 9, 2014:
"My name is Athena (born Athina), I changed the spelling when I was older because phonetically people pronounced it Ath-eye-na.. I used to hate my name but now love it.. Can't tell you how many times a week I hear something about how beautiful my name is.. People compare it to a goddess.. nothing wrong with that! :)" Aug. 27, 2008:
"My name is Athena, and I absolutely love it. Though almost no one knows what it means, I feel special to have such a unique name. <3" Aug. 24, 2008:
"Athena is so beautiful n sophisticated. My baby is due any day and she was named Athena before she was conceived!" Aug. 6, 2008:
"My name is Athina! Yes, it's spelled with an I, and it should be because it's Greek and that's how we greeks spell it, not with an E. (i hate that) You can ask my grandmother how i was named after and my 3 cousins!!!. I love my name it's unique (well not in my family anyway. hehehe)" Dec. 20, 2007:
"Ideal name for my little girl who is now 7 and did both 1st and 2nd grades in one school year. She's very bright and a good planner. This summer she began reading Harry Potter #1 after school was out. Now July is ending and she's on the 4th Potter book. What did YOU read this summer??" Jul. 29, 2007:
"I don't so much think of the goddess-- but i think of one of the richest girls in the world athena onassis...beautiful!" Apr. 19, 2007:
"Kudos to anyone who'd name their daughter after the goddess of wisdom." Jul. 23, 2006:
7 Neutral Comments
"When I was in college, my roommate's friend came over one day with his girlfriend. When she introduced herself "I'm Athena", I thought it was the most beautiful, unique name that I had heard. Of course, I knew of the Greek goddess Athena, but this was the first time I ever met or knew of someone with that name. I thought to myself that if I were blessed to have a daughter, I would name her Athena. Years later my wife and I were blessed and we did name her Athena. She is a young woman now and she is as beautiful and smart as the name suggests." Apr. 26, 2020:
"Athena is one of the Most common Greek names for Greek girls, next to Maria being the most common. Go to any Greek Orthodox Church, and you will see it is far from uncommon if you are Greek. We named our daughter Athena, being Greek, and it was a name my husband I both agreed on. It certainly may sound ?unique? if you are not Greek." Jan. 26, 2019:
"I wanna name my baby girl Athena but after seeing there?s other people that have the same name, made me feel like my baby?s name won?t b so unique n special ):" Jan. 25, 2019:
"Hi my name is Athena I'm from Philippines and I'm 11 years old born in June 9 2008 and I'm smart and I love my name goddess of wisdom I'm grade 6 and I write this on 2019" Jan. 21, 2019:
"The only time i've heard this name is the princess(?) Athena Roussel.. but i just recently started to really like it.. its a gorgeous name and while its uncommon, its not unheard of or bizarre. Its unique without being weird or made up. beautiful." May. 8, 2009:
"my name is Athina!!! That's how your suppose to spell it! Not with an E. It's the Greek way of spelling it with an I. I Should know, so should my grandmother who i was named after and my three other cousins!!! I love my name it unique.(well not in my family hehehe)" Dec. 20, 2007:
"Athena is a possibility for my daughter's naem because of my husaband's greek heritage. I so much don'th tink of the goddess, but i think of Athena Onassis, the greek shipping heiress" Apr. 12, 2007:
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