Gender: Feminine

Origin: Greek

Meaning: “Voice of revenge.”

Pronunciation: (tih-SIF-oh-nee)

Nicknames:  Tisi, Tis, Tiz, Tizzy

Detail: In Greek mythology the Erinyes (or Furies in Roman mythology) were female chthonic deities of vengeance. Alecto (“unceasing”), Megaera (“grudging”), and Tisiphone (“avenging murder”).


Gender: Masculine

Origin: Greek

Meaning: “Cunning worker.”

Pronunciation: (DEE-duh-lus); (DEH-duh-lus)

Detail: In Greek mythology, Daedalus was a most skillful craftsman. To escape from Crete with Icarus, his son, they constructed wings to fly to safety.

In the Harry Potter series, Dedalus Diggle was a member of the Order of the Phoenix.