Atlanta Name Meaning & Origin

Atlanta

Pronunciation: at-LAN-tə (key)

Origin of the name Atlanta:

A cognate of Atalante, a name from Greek mythology which is of uncertain derivation. It might be from Atlas (bearing, tolerating, strength), the name of a mythological Titan who was made to support the heavens on his shoulders.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Meanings and history of the name Atlanta

Atlanta derives from the ancient greek Atalanta.
A myth that she was abandoned as a baby and raised my wolves before being adopted my the King.
She was a fierce protector of her virtue and an incredibly fast runner.
She refused to marry anyone unless they could run faster than her - no one could.
Melanion asked Aphrodite for three golden apples to distract Atalanta during the race so that when he threw them in front, she would stop to pick them up and he could pass her which is what happened.

In some versions of Jason and the Argonauts Atalanta was the only female on board.

Famous real-life people named Atlanta

Atlanta Bartlett - Author
Atlanta de la Mare - French royalty, (American Princess, WE Women's Entertainment)

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