Name Origin: Greek
Name Gender: Female
in Greek mythology the girl of king Schoeneus, fabled for her swiftness, Latin, from Greek Atalante, fem. of atalantos "having the exact same price (as a guy)," from a- "one, collectively" + talanton "balance, weight, worth" (compare skill).
Both subjects were intimately associated with the temple, for Atalanta had dedicated in it the face and tusks of the boar, which had been awarded to her as the first to wound it; and Telephus was the son of Heracles and the priestess Auge.