Girl Names baby nameAthina

What does the name Athina mean?

The meaning of the name “Athina” is: “Greek Goddess of wisdom, warfare, handicrafts”.

Additional information: Variation of Athena

Latin spelling of Αθήνα (Athena), the name of the Ancient Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare. Athena was the daughter of mighty Zeus and the Patron Goddess of the city of Athens, the capital of Greece. Athens took its name after its patron Goddess, who gifted her city with the olive tree and the owl. These two are the emblems of both the city of Athens and the Goddess Athena.

According to Ancient Greek Mythology, she was born from Zeus's head fully formed and armored. She was depicted crowned with a crested helm, armed with shield and a spear. Athena represents the most important and well-known woman of Greek mythology. She is often accompanied by his sacred animal and wearing a cloak made from the skin of the Amalthea goat.

The meaning of the name is unclear. Some theories (although the name is almost certainly of pre-Greek origin ) are:

1. Greek a thuntos = 'immortal'

2. Greek a tithene = 'not nursed (by a mother)'

3. Greek αθηρ αινη (ather aine) = 'sharp praise'