Name: Andromeda

Origin and Meaning of the Name Andromeda

  • Meaning:
    Ruler of men; to think of a man
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    (an DRAW mee dah)
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    Andromeda is the Latinized form of the Greek Andromede.
    One etymological meaning of Andromeda's name is "ruler of men" (from 'andro' "man" + 'media' "ruler"). Another etymological meaning given for the name is "to think of a man, thinker of men", fron 'andro' "man" and 'medea', a form of the Greek word meaning "to think" or "meditate". In Greek mythology, Andromeda, the daughter of King Cepheus and Queen Cassiopeia of Ethiopia, was chained to a rock to be eaten by a sea monster Cetus, and was saved by Perseus, whom she later married. Andromeda is also a constellation in which the Andromeda Galaxy is located.

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