Name for today- 19th March

Apollo

Apollo is a boys name, it is Greek.

It means to repel or destroy or strength.

Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto and twin of Artemis.

He was the god of prophecy, medicine, music, art, law, beauty, and wisdom. Later he also became the god of the sun and light. (behindthename)

Variants/Nicknames: Apollinaire, Apollinaris, Apollonian, Apolo.

Comments on Apollo:

The NASA missions to the moon were called the Apollo missions. The most famous of these was Apollo 11, the first to actually land on the moon. Apollo 13, another famous mission, has had a movie made about it bearing that name.

— Anonymous User  7/29/2006

Apollo is a gorgeous name. It makes me think of a very complex, intelligent character. That’s why I named my horse Apollo!

— Apollo My Doll 2/17/2008

Sources:

The Best Baby Name Book by Louise Nicholson.

http://www.behindthename.com/comment/search.php?terms=apollo

http://nameberry.com/babyname/Apollo

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo

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