Antigone - Meaning of Antigone
What does Antigone mean?
[ 4 syll. an-ti-go-ne, ant-ig-one ] The baby girl name Antigone is pronounced aeN-TIHG-ah-Niy in English †. Antigone is of Old Greek origin and it is used mainly in German. Antigone's meaning is 'opposed to birth; unbending'. It is derived from anti meaning 'against' ; gone 'birth' ; gon 'corner, bend, angle'. In Greek mythology, Antigone was the daughter of the accidentally incestuous marriage between King Oedipus of Thebes and his mother Jocasta. According to legend, she showed strength of character in defying orders and doing what she perceived as right, such as burying her brother against the wishes of her uncle Creon, King of Thebes. She was eventually buried alive for the transgression. The meaning of the name is thus associated with this trait. In another legend, Antigone was the name of the daughter of Eurytion and wife of Peleus.
Variants of Antigone include Antigona (Portuguese and Spanish), Antigonea, Antigoney, Antigoni, Antigonie, Antigony, Antygone, Antygonee, Antygoni, and Antygonie.
See also the related categories, strength, daughter, greek, alive (powerful), mother, wife (sister), and german.
Antigone is not popular as a baby name for girls. It is not listed within the top 1000 names.
Baby names that sound like Antigone include Antigoney, Antigonie, Annathema, Antigoni, Antigony, Antygonee, Antygoni, Antygonie, Annettchen, and Antygone.
† Pronunciation for Antigone: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
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