Type Settlement
Scripts Τροία(Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

From Greek Τροία (Troia), said to derive from its mythical founder Τρώς (Tros), but more likely of Luwian or Hittite origin. In Greek mythology (most notably in Homer's Iliad) this was the name of a city, also called Ilium, that was besieged by the Greeks after Helen was abducted by Paris 1.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesTroia(Ancient Greek) Troja(Croatian) Trója(Czech) Troja(Danish) Troje(Dutch) Troie(French) Troja(German) Trója(Hungarian) Troja(Norwegian) Troja(Polish) Troja(Serbian) Trója(Slovak) Troja(Swedish)
Given Name DescendantTroy(English)
Entry updated April 25, 2021