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Boy Name: Daedalus

Name: Daedalus
Pronunciation: \da(e)-da-lus\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: craftsman
Origin: Greek
Variant forms: Daldalos, Dedalus

Description

Daedalus \da(e)-da-lus\ as a boy's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Daedalus is "craftsman". Greek mythology: Daedalus was a master craftsman and the designer of King Minos' labyrinth. To keep his services, Minos had him imprisoned in the labyrinth, and Daedalus made wings from wax and feathers for himself and his son Icarus to escape.

Daedalus has 2 variant forms: Daldalos and Dedalus.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Daedalus.

Popularity

Daedalus is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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