Aeneas \ae-neas\ as a boy's name is of Greek and Latin origin, and the meaning of Aeneas is "to praise". From Aineias, from Greek "ainein". Mythology: the Trojan hero prince of Virgil's "Aeneid", who founded the Italian colony (Latium) that was the origin of Rome. In Scotland this name was sometimes used as a classicized form of Angus. Football player Aeneas Williams.