Homer


Gender: Masculine

Origin: Greek

Meaning: “Pledge; hostage.”

Pronunciation: (HOH-mer)

Nicknames: Hom, Homie

Detail: A Greek name derived from homeros meaning “hostage” or “pledge”.

Homer was the Greek epic poet who wrote the ‘Iliad’, about the Trojan War, and the ‘Odyssey’, about Odysseus’ journey home after the war.

This name is borne by the cartoon father on the television series ‘The Simpsons’.

Male Variations:

  • Homer (English, Ancient Greek)
  • Homeros (Ancient Greek)

Tisiphone


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”).

Daedalus


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.

Circe


Circe by Wright Baker

Gender: Feminine

Origin: Greek

Meaning: “Goddess of transformations.”

Pronunciation: (SIR-see); (SUR-see) Circe

Nicknames: Cee, Ciri

Detail: Circe transformed her enemies, or those who offended her, into animals through the use of magical potions.