Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Hippolyta f. A derivative of Ancient Greek ἵππος 'horse'.

The name of an Amazonian queen appearing in the Greek myths of Heracles and Theseus.

Shakespeare adapted the mythological character for his play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1590x1596).

Italy
Latin
1527 Hippolita (nom) Rome1527 p. 88
1522x1532 Polita (nom) DSF p. 52, 27
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Hippolyta". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Hippolyta.