Athens Family History
Athens Name Meaning
Americanized form of Greek patronymics derived from the personal name Athanasios meaning ‘immortal’ (see Athanas ). Compare Athans . Americanized form of Greek Atheneos ‘Athenian’ or Athenakis a habitational name for someone from the city of Athens. These were also used as nicknames for people who had spent time in Athens and liked to show off their worldliness.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press