Oedipus

Meaning
Swollen Foot

Gender

Boy

Religious

Christian

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Oedipus: A Name Steeped in Tragedy

Meaning: The name "Oedipus" is of Greek origin and means "swollen foot." This refers to a tragic event in the Greek myth: Oedipus's feet were pierced and bound as an infant, as his parents feared a prophecy that he would kill his father and marry his mother.

Celebrity Babies: The name Oedipus is not a popular choice for baby names. It's strongly associated with the tragic Greek myth, making it quite a controversial choice.

Stats: There are no reliable statistics for the name "Oedipus" as it is rarely used.

Songs about Oedipus: You'll find several musical works inspired by the story of Oedipus:

  • Oedipus Rex (1927) - Opera by Igor Stravinsky.
  • Oedipus the King (1958) - Opera by Igor Stravinsky.
  • Oedipus (1961) - Ballet by Kenneth MacMillan.
  • Oedipus at Colonus (1986) - Opera by Sir Michael Tippett.
  • Oedipus (2018) - Contemporary Opera by John Adams.

There are also many songs in different genres that mention or allude to the story of Oedipus, but they are not exclusively about the character.

It's worth noting: The name Oedipus is a powerful and evocative one. While it's unlikely to become a popular baby name, its association with Greek tragedy continues to hold a place in our cultural consciousness.

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