Feminine Names A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 
Masculine Names A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 

40 MOST POPUALAR NAMES

Girl names

Kaaba (14639)
Yennefer (11601)
Emma (10705)
Sophia (10205)
Olivia (10194)
Emily (9891)
Isabella (9702)
Mia (9552)
Abigail (9124)
Ava (8976)
Charlotte (8929)
Harper (8696)
Zawja (8039)
Rexona (6812)
Diana (6648)
Lutfa (6401)
Maitha (6190)
Jurgita (6152)
Mashkura (6139)
Walija (5757)

Boy names

Noah (8849)
Michael (8587)
Mason (8314)
Liam (8260)
Jacob (8244)
Alexander (8025)
William (7944)
James (7901)
Ethan (7775)
Benjamin (7401)
John (6694)
Okasha (6500)
Jerome (6357)
Jesus (5866)
Peter (5621)
Kellan (5525)
Wei (5440)
Emmanuel (5245)
Yaromir (5074)
Ivan (5074)
Search  
Enter at least 2 first letters for name meanings search. Advanced Search

Name`s rating: 5.00
Number of votes: 2
Popularity/views: 792

Name Polyxena

Gender of the name Polyxena: feminine feminine

Unique code of the name Polyxena: 27467

First name Polyxena backwards (ananym): Anexylop

Semantics or origin of the name Polyxena

Greek namen, from (πολύ) [poli] + (ξενία) [ksenos] = "very hospitable"

In Greek mythology, Polyxena was the youngest daughter of king Priam of Troy and his queen, Hecuba. She is considered the Trojan version of Iphigenia, daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. Polyxena is not in Homer's "Iliad", appearing in works by later poets, perhaps to add romance to Homer's austere tale. An oracle prophesied that Troy would not be defeated if Polyxena's brother, Prince Troilus, reached the age of twenty. During the Trojan War, Polyxena and Troilus were ambushed when they were attempting to fetch water from a fountain, and Troilus was killed by the Greek warrior Achilles, who soon became interested in the quiet sagacity of Polyxena.
Achilles, still recovering from Patroclus' death, found Polyxena's words a comfort and was later told to go to the temple of Apollo to meet her after her devotions. Achilles seemed to trust Polyxena-he told her of his only vulnerability: his vulnerable heel. It was later in the temple of Apollo that Polyxena's brothers, Paris and Deiphobus, ambushed Achilles and shot him in the heel with an arrow, supposedly guided by the hand of Apollo himself, steeped in poison.

  

Browse given names by initial letter:

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

Comments (0)

Contribute your knowledge to the name

20 RECENTLY ADDED

Feminine names

Nadzeya (2)
Ulduza (2)
Guliko (9)
Sohiba (12)
Wasala (9)
Vesi (8)
Burulay (18)
Biba (13)
Bahora (9)
Balzhit (10)

Male names

20 RECENTLY COMMENTED

Feminine names

Sasha (1736)
Gaelle (1045)
Ying (5099)
Serena (926)
Mashkura (6139)
Gulmira (1348)
Ismira (2432)
Natasha (1443)
Solomeya (2485)
Yousma (829)

Male names

Murdock (530)
Meiram (57)
James (7901)
Latif (1258)
Malik (1611)
Tahamtan (1336)
Modestas (428)
Sayfullo (745)
Tariq (1324)
Yanislav (2336)

ONOMAST - Meaning of given names. © (beta testing) 2009-2019 Armen Avetisyan | Top 1000 | Name generator