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Meaning and Origin of: Cadmus

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Cold spring

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Origin uncertain; probably a Dutch humanistic name taken from the Latin form of classical Greek Kadmos, name of the son of the Phoenician King Agenor, founder of Thebes, the person reputed to have introduced the alphabet to the Greeks, a mythological representation of the acquisition of the alphabet from the Phoenicians.