Meaning and Origin
What does the name Jupiter mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
User Submitted Meanings
- A user from Australia says the name Jupiter is of Roman origin and means "Jupiter is a Roman god".
- According to a user from Rhode Island, U.S., the name Jupiter is of Egyptian origin and means "Planet".
- According to a user from Portugal, the name Jupiter is of Egyptian origin and means "Bringer of Light, Confronter of Darkside, Enlarger of emotions, Enlightener".
- According to a user from Utah, U.S., the name Jupiter means "Beautiful and magestic".
- [Rom. Myth] The supreme deity, king of gods and men, and reputed to be the son of Saturn and Rhea; Jove. He corresponds to the Greek Zeus.
- [Astron] One of the planets, being the fifth from the sun, the brightest except Venus, and the largest of them all, its mean radius being about 43,345 miles (69,758 kilometers), almost exactly one-tenth that of the sun. It revolves about the sun in 4,332.6 days, at a mean distance of 5.2025 from the sun (778,140,000 km), the earth's mean distance (the astronomical unit) being taken as unity. It has a mass of 1.901 x 1027 kg, about one-thousandth that of the sun, and more than the remainder of the planets combined. It has an average solar day equal to 9.842 earth hours. The rapid revolution causes a noticeable flattening at the poles; the diameter at the equator is 71,370 km, and at the poles 66,644 km.HCP61
Etymology: L., fr. Jovis pater. See Jove
- The largest planet and the 5th from the sun; has many satellites and is one of the brightest objects in the night sky
- (Roman mythology) supreme god of Romans; counterpart of Greek Zeus
From Latin Iūpiter (“father Jove”), originally a vocative cognate with Ancient Greek Ζεῦ πάτερ (Zeû páter, “father Zeus”).
- (astronomy) The fifth and by far the largest planet in the Solar System, a gas giant, represented by the symbol ♃ in astronomy. Jupiter is known for its Great Red Spot and many moons including the Galilean moons.
- (Roman mythology) The King of the Gods, also called Jove. Equivalent to the Greek Zeus, Jupiter was one of the children of Saturn. As supreme god of the Roman pantheon, Jupiter was the god of thunder, lightning, and storms, and appropriately called the god of light and sky.
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