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Gender: Boy Meaning: Achilles' heel Origin: Greek Pronunciation: a KIL ees Related Names: Achiles, Akilles

Achilles: Popularity

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4685th most popular boys name in the UK

3 recorded births
in 2012

User rating:  Star: on Star: on Star: on Star: off Star: off ( 3.25 from 216 votes )

Additional information about the name Achilles:

According to Greek mythology, Achilles was the son of a sea nymph named Thetis and a mortal named Peleus. He was dipped head first into the Styx, a powerful body of water, which made him invincible. The problem was, the heel by which he was held was not submerged. He was later killed by an arrow to this weak heel. Since, the term 'achilles heel' has been used to refer to a weakness. As a name, Achilles seldom makes an appearance.

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