Meaning and Origin of: Atlas

Meaning and Origin of Atlas

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Mythical Titan who supported the earth on his back

What does Atlas mean and stand for?

The name Atlas is of Greek origin and is the name of a mythical Titan who supported the Earth on his back in Greek mythology. It could also originate from a Greek word meaning "enduring."

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from German Atlas or Polish at{l-}as, both meaning ‘satin’ (ultimately from an Arabic word meaning ‘smooth’). It was probably also used as a metonymic occupational name for a merchant dealing in satin goods.

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Popularity

According to Social Security Administration data, Atlas has been rapidly increasing in popularity since entering the scene in 2013, It broke the top 200 for the first time in 2020, reaching its peak rank of 189 and showing no signs of slowing.

However, it is the 2nd most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Atlas was at its peak popularity in January 2019.

Atlas is a strong name, invoking images of the world, not only because an Atlas has maps, but because of the Titan Atlas, who carried the heavens on his shoulders. While there aren't many notable namesakes with this name, it is very popular among celebrities, having been chosen for the children of Shay Mitchell and Matte Babbel, singer Jonny Blu and actress Jacqueline Piñol, actor Edward Norton and producer Shauna Robertson, musician Claudio Sanchez, and actors Anne Heche and James Tupper.

Where is it Popular?

Atlas was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Atlas

  • Lasy

Pairs well with these middle names