Meaning and Origin of: Atlas

Boy name origins & meanings

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

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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