Of Greek origin.
From the Greek word «ύπατος» (hypatos), meaning “supreme”, “highest”.
A rare meaningful name, Ypatia has never entered the baby names popularity lists.
Ypatia was a renown 3rd century BC Hellenistic Neo-Platonist philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician.
In her time, she was the world’s leading mathematician and astronomer.
She taught philosophy and astronomy at the Neoplatonic school at Alexandria, Egypt and a very popular lecturer followed by loyal students.
A part of her life was depicted in Alejandro Amenábar’s 2009 film “Agora”, starring Rachel Weisz in the role of Ypatia.