Name: Hippolyte

Origin and Meaning of the Name Hippolyte

  • Meaning:
    Loosener of horses
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  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (hee pol EET)
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Miscellaneous Info for Hippolyte

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  • Used in:
    French speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Feminine form of Hippolytos.

    In Greek mythology, Hippolyta is the Amazonian queen who possessed a magical girdle she was given by her father Ares, the god of war.
    She is said to be the mother of Theseus' son Hippolytus.

    As a French boys' name, Hippolyte is the French form of Hippolytos. A famous bearer of the name is Hippolyte Jean Giraudoux, more commonly known as Jean Giraudoux, 20th-century French playwright, whose works include "Electre" (Electra), "La guerre de Troie n'aura pas lieu" (The Trojan war will not take place) and "Amphitryon 38".

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