Diomedes - Meaning of Diomedes

What does Diomedes mean?

[ 4 syll. dio-me-des, di-omed-es ] The baby boy name Diomedes is pronounced in English as Day-ah-MIY-DiyZ †. Diomedes has its origins in the Old Greek language and it is used largely in Greek. The meaning of Diomedes is 'cunning as Zeus, though of Zeus'. It is derived from dios which means 'of Zeus' ; medomai 'to think'. The name was borne in Greek mythology by the second best Achaean warrior in the Trojan War after Ajax. He later founded the Italian cities of Arpi and Brindisi. The name was also borne by Saint Diomedes, who was martyred under Diocletian.

A variant of Diomedes is Demid (Russian).

See also the related categories, warrior, martyred (death), trojan, war, greek, and italian.

Diomedes is uncommon as a baby boy name. It is not listed within the top 1000.

Baby names that sound like Diomedes include Diamanta, Dionizea, and Dionta.

† Pronunciation for Diomedes: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)"



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