Count Athen among the dozens (and dozens!) of rare baby names that can be tough to explain, but easy to wear.
Thanks to Katy for suggesting her son’s name as our Baby Name of the Day.
Athen: Drop the S
The most logical explanation for this name’s origin? Perhaps it comes from the ancient city of Athens. It’s among the oldest named cities in the world, first settled sometime between the 11th and 7th millennium BC. (And I thought Colonial Williamsburg was a big deal.) The ancient coexists with the modern, with every other era layered on, too. It’s been considered a prominent city for all of Western civilization; it’s often called the cradle of our culture as we know it today.