This ancient Greek mythological name comes from the Greek elements andros meaning "man" and medomai "to think of." In Greek mythology, Andromeda was a beautiful princess whose mother dared say she was more beautiful than the Nereids (daughters of the god Poseidon), thus angering him and causing her to be sacrificed to the Kraken, a sea monster. In the end she is saved by the hero Perseus, and becomes a constellation. In the USA, the name Andromeda has quietly been used as a first name since the 1960s.

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