Achilleus

Name – Achilleus

Gender – Boy

The origin of the name – Greek

The meaning of the name – pain/the name of the Achelous River

Achilles was a hero of the Trojan war. Beautiful  all but invulnerable, having been dipped in the River Styx by his  He was all but invulnerable, having been dipped in the River Styx by his mother, the nymph Thetis.  She held him, however, by the heel, which was thus his  only one weak point . Hence is the proverb “Achilles’ heel”   .

Patron Saint – St. Achilleus of Terracina

Nameday – May 12

Variations of the name:

Achilles, Achill, Achille, Achillea, Achilleo, Achilleus, Achillios, Achillius, Akil, Akills, Akillios, Akillius, Aquil, Aquiles, Aquilles

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