I love this name for its most famous namesake, Hypatia of Alexandria. Having lived in the 5th century, she is regarded as the first widely-influential female ancient philosopher and mathematician, and her work later inspired the likes of Descartes and Newton. She was the victim of group murder at the hands of the early Christian church, but her ideas live on, and she is highly regarded even today in the scientific community. I think she is an excellent role model and namesake for girls today - one of the great geniuses in history.

Hypatia comes from the Greek hypatos meaning "highest; supreme." Its most famous bearer was Hypatia of Alexandria, a 4th century philosopher, astronomer and mathematician.

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