Meaning and Origin of: Cadmus

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Cold spring

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.