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Gender: Male

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Pain, Lipless

Pronunciation: uh-KIL-eez, /əˈkɪliz/, AH K IH L IY Z

Popularity Rank: #46,053

On this page:

  • 1. Achilles Meaning
  • 2. Achilles Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Achilles
  • 4. Translations of Achilles
  • 5. Achilles Name Popularity
  • 6. Achilles popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Achilles
  • 8. Achilles Name Poster
  • 9. Names similar to Achilles

Achilles Meaning

Derived from the Greek word 'Achilleus', meaning 'sorrow' or 'pain'. In Greek mythology, Achilles was a hero of the Trojan War known for his bravery and strength.

Achilles also means "Pain, Lipless, Who Embodies the Grief of the People, Strong and courageous hero in Greek mythology.".

Achilles is commonly found in United States of America, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and 59 more countries.

Achilles Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: uh-KIL-eez

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /əˈkɪliz/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: AH K IH L IY Z

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

K: Pronounce as in "cat" (K AE T)

IH: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

L: Pronounce as in "let" (L EH T)

IY: Pronounce as in "see" (S IY)

Z: Pronounce as in "zoo" (Z UW)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Achilles Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Achilles is recorded 673 times globally, ranking it as the 46,053th most common name worldwide.

Achilles is most prevalent in United States of America, with 117 occurrences, making it the 15,088th most popular name in the country.

In Greece, the name Achilles is found among 1 in every 2613 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Achilles Popularity by Country

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United States of America#15,0881 : 15,462
Saudi Arabia#38,1691 : 62,874
Malaysia#22,8591 : 53,800
Greece#2,0631 : 2,613
Hong Kong#7,8761 : 14,142
Germany#9,5411 : 12,645
Philippines#3,4741 : 9,338
United Kingdom#16,6601 : 21,928
United Arab Emirates#21,5641 : 41,464
Belgium#8,2271 : 12,033

List of countries the name Achilles is rarely found

Achilles popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Achilles from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

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