What does the baby name Narcissus mean? Learn about what Narcissus means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Narcissus - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Narcissus
N-A-R-C-I-S-S-U-S, is a 9-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Narcissus
Meaning of Narcissus
Self-love, numb and sleepy, beauty.
Origin of Narcissus
The name 'Narcissus' has its origins in Greek mythology. In Greek, the name is spelled as Νάρκισσος (Narkissos). It is derived from the Greek word νάρκη (narke), which means 'numbness' or 'stupor'.
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Popularity of Narcissus
The name 'Narcissus' is not commonly used as a given name in modern times. It is considered to be a rare and unconventional choice for a boy's name.
Narcissus currently has 1 like, and is in the top 14% of liked boy's names. The name Adom is slightly more popular than Narcissus.

Etymology of Narcissus

The etymology of the name 'Narcissus' is closely tied to the Greek mythological figure Narcissus. According to the myth, Narcissus was a beautiful young man who fell in love with his own reflection in a pool of water. He was so captivated by his own image that he could not tear himself away, eventually wasting away and transforming into the flower that bears his name, the narcissus flower.

Cultural Significance of Narcissus

In Greek mythology, the story of Narcissus serves as a cautionary tale about excessive self-love and vanity. The name 'Narcissus' is often associated with the concept of narcissism, which refers to an excessive preoccupation with oneself and one's physical appearance.