Female, Mythology

Icaria

Icaria (also spelled Ikaria) is the name of a Greek island which supposedly derives its name from Icarus of Greek mythology, the son of Daedalus, who escaped the island of Crete by using wings Daedalus had created to fly away. However, Icarus flew too close to the sun, causing the wax that kept his feathers together to melt and he fell to his death in the sea. The origin of the name is unknown though it’s likely that it’s pre-Greek in origin.

Origin: unknown

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Variants:

  • Ikaria (Ancient Greek)

 

Male forms:

  • Icarus (Latinized Ancient Greek)
  • Ikaros (Ancient Greek)
  • Icaro (Italian)
  • Ícaro (Spanish, Portuguese)

 

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