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Of Greek origin.

Athina (or Athena) was the name of the Greek goddess of wisdom, daughter of Zeus, king of the gods of the mount Olympos.

The etymology of the name is considered unknown, although in Plato’s “Cratylus”, Athina derives from the words “θεο-νόα”, meaning “god’s mind”.

According to Greek mythology her mother was one of the Oceanids, the titan Metis.

She is also mentioned as the only child of Zeus to be born not from a mother but full grown from her father’s forehead.

She was considered as the protectress of the city of Athens, Greece.

Athina was the goddess of reason, war and handicraft and was identified by the Romans with their goddess Minerva.

Her power was great due to fact that she was her father’s favorite child.

In Homer’s “Iliad”, Athina protected and fought alongside Greece’s heroes during the Trojan war.

Other forms of the name are Athena, Athene, Athinais.

Famous bearers are Athina Onassis, Athena Andreadis, Athena Lee.