Meaning and Origin of: Apollo

Greek: Manly

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Manly

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian and Spanish : from the Greek personal name Apollo. There are several saints Apollo in the Christian Church, including an Egyptian hermit and monastic leader who died in 395 ad. The personal name derives from the name in classical mythology of the sun god, Apollo, an ancient Indo-European name, found for example in Hittite as Apulana ‘god of the gate’ (from pula ‘gate’, cognate with Greek pylē), therefore ‘protector’, ‘patron’.