Meaning:Releaser of horses
Hippolyta is a Latinized version of the Greek girl’s name Hippolyte, meaning “releaser of horses.” In Greek mythology, Hippolyta was the queen of the Amazons and a daughter of Ares, god of war. She owned a magic girdle given to her by her father, which Hercules was tasked to retrieve as one of his 12 labors. If you’re looking for a powerful female figure to name baby after, you can’t do much better than this warrior queen! Hippolyta appears in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which she is awaiting her wedding to Theseus, duke of Athens. She also appears in DC’s Wonder Woman series as the mother of Diana, also known as Wonder Woman. Diana names her own daughter Lyta, a cute nickname that offers a shorter alternative to Hippolyta.

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