Mythophiles are sure to swoon for the baby name Achilles. Traditionally a boy's name, Achilles derives from the Greek term "achos," meaning pain. The title might also refer to the Achelous River in Western Greece. Most notably, though, Achilles was a leading character in Homer's Iliad and the brave hero of the Trojan war. Known for his strength, courage, and loyalty, Achilles is possibly most famous for his fatal flaw; his heel. Held by the foot and dipped into the River Styx by his mother Thetis, Achilles was all but immortal, besides his dry heel. With a heroic name like Achilles and a parent wary of the story, baby will be living the life you dreamed for them.
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