Zeta is a baby girl name of Hebrew origin. Though you may recognize Zeta as the sixth letter of the Greek alphabet, Zeta actually derives from the Hebrew word for “olive.” These tasty, tiny fruits add a delicious flavor to food and are native to Mediterranean shores. In Greek mythology, it’s believed goddess Athena won a contest to become sole protector over Athens—formerly known as Attica—because she presented an olive tree to the city’s people. Thanks to the olive tree’s nourishment and sweetly scented oils, Zeus appointed her as the rightful guardian of the town. Since then, olives have symbolized peace and harmony. With the name Zeta, baby can carry an olive branch wherever she may go.
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