Uncommon Baby Names That You May Have Never Heard Of

Circe

Circe is another Greek naming, this time meaning “bird.” The name is most widely known as the daughter of Helios in Greek mythology. According to the myth, she is a sorceress who can turn men into animals.

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She shows up in Homer’s Odyssey and turns his crew into swine. Later on, she and Odyssey have a child together. The name also appeared in Ulysses and Song of Solomon. Apart from old literature, however, the name has yet to gain recognition.