Classical Greek Origin Names

This is a list of names in which the origin is Classical Greek. Ancient Greek was the language spoken by the peoples of ancient Greece and other places in the Hellenic world.
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ABELONEfDanish
Danish form of APOLLONIA.
ABILENEfEnglish
From a place name mentioned briefly in the New Testament. It is probably from Hebrew אָבֵל ('avel) meaning "meadow, grassy area". It has occasionally been used as a given name in modern times.
ACAmSerbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian diminutive of ALEKSANDAR.
ACANTHAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ακανθα (Akantha), which meant "thorn, prickle". In Greek legend she was a nymph loved by Apollo.
ACE (2)mMacedonian
Macedonian diminutive of ALEXANDER.
ACHAICUSmBiblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Αχαικος (Achaikos), which referred to the region in Greece called Αχαια (Achaia), situated on the northern coast of the Peloponnese. In the New Testament this is the name of a Corinthian Christian who aids Saint Paul.
ACHILLEmFrench, Italian
French and Italian form of ACHILLES.
ACHILLEASmGreek
Modern Greek form of ACHILLES.
ACHILLESmGreek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek Αχιλλευς (Achilleus) which is of unknown meaning, perhaps derived from Greek αχος (achos) "pain" or else from the name of the Achelous River. This was the name of a warrior in Greek legend, one of the central characters in Homer's 'Iliad'. The bravest of the Greek heroes in the war against the Trojans, he was eventually killed by an arrow to his heel, the only vulnerable part of his body.... [more]
ACOmMacedonian, Serbian
Macedonian and Serbian diminutive of ALEKSANDAR.
ADONISmGreek Mythology
From the Semitic Adonai, which means "lord". In Greek myth Adonis was a handsome young shepherd killed while hunting a wild boar. The anemone flower is said to have sprung from his blood. Because he was loved by Aphrodite, Zeus allowed him to be restored to life for part of each year. The Greeks borrowed this character from various Semitic traditions, hence the Semitic origins of the name.
ADRASTEAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of ADRASTEIA. One of Jupiter's moons bears this name.
ADRASTEIAfGreek Mythology
Feminine form of ADRASTOS. In Greek mythology this name was borne by a nymph who fostered the infant Zeus. This was also another name of the goddess Nemesis.
ADRASTOSmGreek Mythology
Means "not inclined to run away" in Greek. This was the name of a king of Argos in Greek legend.
AEGLEfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Αιγλη (Aigle) which meant "light, radiance, glory". This was the name of several characters in Greek myth, including one of the Heliades and one of the Hesperides.
AELIAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of AELIUS.
AELIANAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of AELIANUS.
AELIANUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was a derivative of AELIUS.
AELIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was possibly derived from the Greek word ‘ηλιος (helios) meaning "sun". This was the family name of the Roman emperor Hadrian.
AELLAfGreek Mythology
Means "whirlwind" in Greek. In Greek myth this was the name of an Amazon warrior killed by Herakles during his quest for Hippolyta's girdle.
AENEASmRoman Mythology
Latin form of the Greek name Αινειας (Aineias), derived from Greek αινη (aine) meaning "praise". In Greek legend he was a son of Aphrodite and was one of the chief heroes who defended Troy from the Greeks. The Roman poet Virgil continued his story in the 'Aeneid', in which Aeneas travels to Italy and founds the Roman state.
AESCHYLUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αισχυλος (Aischylos), derived from αισχος (aischos) "shame". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian historian.
AESONmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Αισων (Aison), which is of unknown meaning. Aeson was the father of Jason in Greek mythology.
AESOPmAncient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek Αισωπος (Aisopos), which is of unknown meaning. This was the name of a Greek fabulist of the 6th century BC, famous for such tales as 'The Tortoise and the Hare'.
AETIUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was probably derived from Greek αετος (aetos) "eagle". A famous bearer was the 5th-century Roman general Flavius Aetius, who defeated Attila the Hun at the Battle of Chalons.
AFANASIYmRussian
Russian form of ATHANASIUS.
AFANASYmRussian
Variant transcription of AFANASIY.
AFRODITIfGreek
Modern Greek form of APHRODITE.
AGAFYAfRussian
Russian form of AGATHA.
AGAMEMNONmGreek Mythology
Possibly meaning "very steadfast" in Greek. In Greek mythology he was the brother of Menelaus. He led the Greek expedition to Troy to recover his brother's wife Helen. After the Trojan War Agamemnon was killed by his wife Clytemnestra.
AGAPEfGreek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αγαπη (agape) meaning "love". This name was borne by at least two early saints.
AGAPETOSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of AGAPITO.
AGAPETUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Agapetos (see AGAPITO).
AGAPIOSmGreek, Ancient Greek
Masculine form of AGAPE. This was the name of a saint from Caesarea who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian.
AGAPITOmSpanish, Italian
From the Late Latin name Agapitus or Agapetus which was derived from the Greek name Αγαπητος (Agapetos) meaning "beloved". The name Agapetus was borne by two popes.
AGÁTAfCzech
Czech form of AGATHA.
AGATHAfEnglish, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αγαθη (Agathe), derived from Greek αγαθος (agathos) meaning "good". Saint Agatha was a 3rd-century martyr from Sicily who was tortured and killed after spurning the advances of a Roman official. The saint was widely revered in the Middle Ages, and her name has been used throughout Christian Europe (in various spellings). The mystery writer Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was a famous modern bearer of this name.
AGATHANGELOSmLate Greek
Means "bearer of good news", derived from Greek αγαθος (agathos) "good" and αγγελος (angelos) "messenger, angel". Saint Agathangelus of Rome was a 4th-century deacon who was martyred during the persecutions of the emperor Diocletian.
AGATHONmAncient Greek
Greek masculine form of AGATHA.
AGAUEfGreek Mythology
Means "illustrious, noble" in Greek. This was the mother of Pentheus in Greek myth.
AGDAfSwedish
Swedish form of AGATHA.
AGE (2)fEstonian
Estonian form of AGNES.
AGGIEfEnglish
Diminutive of AGNES or AGATHA.
ÁGIfHungarian
Diminutive of ÁGOTA or ÁGNES.
AGLAÉfFrench
French form of AGLAIA.
AGLAIAfGreek Mythology, Greek
Means "splendour, beauty" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the three Graces or Χαριτες (Charites). This name was also borne by a 4th-century saint from Rome.
AGLAYAfRussian
Russian form of AGLAIA.
AGNĖfLithuanian
Lithuanian form of AGNES.
ÁGNESfHungarian
Hungarian form of AGNES.
AGNÈSfFrench, Catalan
French and Catalan form of AGNES.
AGNESfEnglish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Αγνη (Hagne), derived from Greek ‘αγνος (hagnos) meaning "chaste". Saint Agnes was a virgin martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian. The name became associated with Latin agnus "lamb", resulting in the saint's frequent depiction with a lamb by her side. Due to her renown, the name became common in Christian Europe, being especially popular in England in the Middle Ages.
AGNEŠAfSlovak
Slovak variant of AGNES.
AGNESAfSlovak, Albanian
Slovak and Albanian form of AGNES.
AGNESEfItalian, Latvian
Italian and Latvian form of AGNES.
AGNESSAfRussian
Russian form of AGNES.
AGNETAfSwedish
Swedish variant of AGNES.
AGNETEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian variant of AGNES.
AGNETHAfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian variant of AGNES.
AGNETHEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian variant of AGNES.
AGNEZAfCroatian
Croatian form of AGNES.
AGNIESZKAfPolish
Polish form of AGNES.
AGNIJAfSerbian, Macedonian, Latvian
Serbian, Macedonian and Latvian form of AGNES.
ÅGOTfNorwegian
Norwegian form of AGATHA.
ÁGOTAfHungarian
Hungarian form of AGATHA.
ÁGUEDAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of AGATHA.
AIASmGreek Mythology
Greek form of AJAX.
AIGNÉISfIrish
Irish form of AGNES.
AIKATERINEfAncient Greek
Ancient Greek form of KATHERINE.
AIKATERINIfGreek
Variant transcription of EKATERINI.
AINDREAmScottish
Scottish form of ANDREW.
AINDRÉASmIrish
Irish form of ANDREW.
AINDRIÚmIrish
Irish form of ANDREW.
AINEIASmGreek Mythology
Original Greek form of AENEAS.
AINGEALfIrish
Irish cognate of ANGELA.
AINGERUmBasque
Basque form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
AIOLOSmGreek Mythology
Means "quick-moving, nimble" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek god of the winds.
AJAXmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αιας (Aias), perhaps deriving from Greek αιαστης (aiastes) "mourner" or αια (aia) "earth, land". In Greek mythology this was the name of two of the heroes who fought for the Greeks in the Trojan War, the son of Telamon and the son of Oileus. When the armour of the slain hero Achilles was not given to Ajax Telamonian, he became mad with jealousy and killed himself.
AKAKImGeorgian
Georgian form of AKAKIOS.
AKAKIOSmGreek, Ancient Greek
From a Greek word meaning "innocent, not evil", derived from α (a), a negative prefix, combined with κακη (kake) "evil". This was the name of three early saints, two of whom were martyred.
ALmEnglish
Short form of ALBERT and other names beginning with Al. A notable bearer is American actor Al Pacino (1940-).
ALAINAfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of ALANA, probably influenced by ELAINE.
ALASDAIRmScottish
Scottish form of ALEXANDER.
ALASTAIRmScottish
Anglicized form of ALASDAIR.
ALASTARmIrish
Irish form of ALEXANDER.
ALASTRÍONAfIrish
Feminine form of ALASTAR.
ALCAEUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αλκαιος (Alkaios), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength". This was the name of a 7th-century BC lyric poet from the island of Lesbos.
ALCIBIADESmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αλκιβιαδης (Alkibiades), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength" and βια (bia) "force" with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This was the name of a notable Greek statesman and general during the Peloponnesian War. He changed allegiance from Athens to Sparta and back again during the course of the war.
ALCIDEmItalian, French (Rare)
Italian and French form of ALCIDES.
ALCIDESmGreek Mythology (Latinized), Portuguese, Spanish
Latinized form of Greek Αλκειδης (Alkeides), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength" and the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This was another name for the hero Herakles.
ALCIPPEfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Αλκιππη (Alkippe), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse". This was the name of a daughter of Ares in Greek myth. Her father killed Halirrhotis, a son of Poseidon, when he attempted to rape her, leading to a murder trial in which Ares was quickly acquitted.
ALCMENEfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Αλκμηνη (Alkmene), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength" and μηνη (mene) "moon". In Greek mythology Alcmene was the wife of Amphitryon. She was the mother of Herakles by Zeus, who bedded her by disguising himself as her absent husband.
ALCYONEfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αλκυονη (Alkyone), derived from the word αλκυων (alkyon) meaning "kingfisher". In Greek myth this name belonged to a daughter of Aeolus and the wife of Ceyx. After her husband was killed in a shipwreck she threw herself into the water, but the gods saved her and turned them both into kingfishers. This is also the name of the brightest of the Pleiades, the seven stars in the constellation Taurus.
ALE (1)m & fFinnish, Italian, Spanish
Finnish short form of ALEKSANTERI or ALEKSI, an Italian short form of ALESSANDRO, and a Spanish short form of ALEJANDRO or ALEJANDRA.
ALECmEnglish
Short form of ALEXANDER.
ALEĈJOmEsperanto
Esperanto diminutive of ALEXANDER.
ALECTOfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αληκτω (Alekto) which was derived from αληκτος (alektos) "unceasing". This was the name of one of the Furies or Ερινυες (Erinyes) in Greek mythology.
ALEIXmCatalan
Catalan form of ALEXIS.
ALEIXOmPortuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of ALEXIS.
ALEJANDRAfSpanish
Spanish form of ALEXANDRA.
ALEJANDROmSpanish
Spanish form of ALEXANDER.
ALEJOmSpanish
Spanish form of ALEXIS.
ALEKAfGreek
Diminutive of ALEXANDRA.
ALEKOSmGreek
Diminutive of ALEXANDROS.
ALEKSANDËRmAlbanian
Albanian form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANDRmRussian, Armenian, Ukrainian
Russian and Armenian form of ALEXANDER. This name was borne by the 19th-century Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin.
ALEKSANDRASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANDREmGeorgian
Georgian form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANDROmEsperanto
Esperanto form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANDRSmLatvian
Latvian form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANTERImFinnish
Finnish form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSEImRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Variant transcription of ALEKSEY.
ALEKSEJmSlovene
Slovene form of ALEXIS.
ALEKSEYmRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian form of ALEXIS. This was the name of a 17th-century czar of Russia.
ALEKSImFinnish
Finnish form of ALEXIS.
ALEKSYmPolish
Polish form of ALEXIS.
ALENKAfSlovene
Slovene diminutive of ALENA.
ALESANDERmBasque
Basque form of ALEXANDER.
ALESSAfItalian
Short form of ALESSANDRA.
ALESSANDRAfItalian
Italian form of ALEXANDRA.
ALESSANDROmItalian
Italian form of ALEXANDER. A famous bearer was Alessandro Volta (1745-1827), the Italian physicist who invented the battery.
ALESSIAfItalian
Italian feminine form of ALEXIS.
ALESSIOmItalian
Italian form of ALEXIS.
ALETAfEnglish
Possibly a variant of ALETHEA. This was the name of the wife of the title character in the comic strip 'Prince Valiant' which first appeared in 1937.
ALETHEAfEnglish
Derived from Greek αληθεια (aletheia) meaning "truth". This name was coined in the 16th century.
ÀLEXmCatalan
Catalan short form of ALEXANDER.
ALEXm & fEnglish, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Russian
Short form of ALEXANDER, ALEXANDRA, and other names beginning with Alex.
ALEXANDERmEnglish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Slovak, Biblical, Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αλεξανδρος (Alexandros), which meant "defending men" from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, help" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). In Greek mythology this was another name of the hero Paris, and it also belongs to several characters in the New Testament. However, the most famous bearer was Alexander the Great, king of Macedon. In the 4th century BC he built a huge empire out of Greece, Egypt, Persia, and parts of India. Due to his fame, and later medieval tales involving him, use of his name spread throughout Europe.... [more]
ALEXANDRmCzech
Czech form of ALEXANDER.
ALEXANDRAfEnglish, German, Dutch, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Catalan, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Feminine form of ALEXANDER. In Greek mythology this was a Mycenaean epithet of the goddess Hera, and an alternate name of Cassandra. It was borne by several early Christian saints, and also by the wife of Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia. She was from Germany and had the birth name Alix, but was renamed Александра (Aleksandra) upon joining the Russian Church.
ALEXANDREmFrench, Portuguese, Galician, Catalan
Form of ALEXANDER. This name was borne by the 19th-century French author Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), who wrote 'The Three Musketeers'.
ALEXANDRIAfEnglish
Feminine form of ALEXANDER. Alexander the Great founded several cities by this name (or renamed them) as he extended his empire eastward. The most notable of these is Alexandria in Egypt, founded by Alexander in 331 BC.
ALEXANDRINAfPortuguese, English (Rare)
Elaborated form of ALEXANDRA. This was the first name of Queen Victoria; her middle name was Victoria.
ALEXANDRINEfFrench
French elaborated form of ALEXANDRA. This was the name of a Danish queen, the wife of King Christian X.
ALEXANDRUmRomanian
Romanian form of ALEXANDER.
ALEXEImRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Variant transcription of ALEKSEY.
ALEXEJmCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of ALEXIS.
ALEXEYmRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Variant transcription of ALEKSEY.
ALEXINAfEnglish
Feminine form of ALEX, or a diminutive of ALEXIS.
ALEXIOSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of ALEXIUS.
ALEXISm & fGerman, French, English, Greek, Ancient Greek
From the Greek name Αλεξις (Alexis), which meant "helper" or "defender", derived from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, to help". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek comic poet, and also of several saints. It is used somewhat interchangeably with the related name Αλεξιος or Alexius, borne by five Byzantine emperors. In the English-speaking world it is more commonly used as a feminine name.
ALEXIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αλεξιος (Alexios), a derivative of Αλεξις (see ALEXIS). This was the name of five Byzantine emperors. It was also borne by a 5th-century Syrian saint who is especially venerated in the Eastern Church.
ALI (2)fEnglish
Diminutive of ALISON, ALEXANDRA or other names beginning with the same sound.
ALIAKSANDRmBelarusian
Belarusian form of ALEXANDER.
ALIAKSEImBelarusian
Belarusian form of ALEXIS.
ALISTAIRmScottish
Anglicized form of ALASDAIR.
ALISTERmScottish
Anglicized form of ALASDAIR.
ALITAfEnglish (Rare)
Possibly a variant of ALETHEA.
ALJOŠAmSlovene, Croatian, Serbian
Slovene, Croatian and Serbian form of ALYOSHA.
ALKIVIADISmGreek
Modern Greek form of Alkibiades (see ALCIBIADES).
ALKYONEfGreek Mythology
Original Greek form of ALCYONE.
ALLIEfEnglish
Diminutive of ALISON, ALEXANDRA or other names beginning with the same sound.
ALLY (1)fEnglish
Diminutive of ALISON, ALEXANDRA or other names beginning with the same sound.
ALLY (2)mScottish
Diminutive of ALISTAIR.
ALTHEAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αλθαια (Althaia), perhaps related to Greek αλθος (althos) "healing". In Greek myth she was the mother of Meleager. Soon after her son was born she was told that he would die as soon as a piece of wood that was burning on her fire was fully consumed. She immediately extinguished the piece of wood and sealed it in a chest, but in a fit of rage many years later she took it out and set it alight, thereby killing her son.
ALYONAfRussian
Originally a Russian diminutive of YELENA. It is now used independently.
ALYOSHAmRussian
Diminutive of ALEKSEY.
ALYXfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine variant of ALEX.
AMALTHEAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Αμαλθεια (Amaltheia), derived from μαλθασσω (malthasso) meaning "to soften, to soothe". In Greek myth she was a goat who nursed the infant Zeus.
AMARANTAfSpanish (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish and Italian form of AMARANTHA.
AMARANTHAfVarious
From the name of the amaranth flower, which is derived from Greek αμαραντος (amarantos) meaning "unfading". Αμαραντος (Amarantos) was also an Ancient Greek given name.
AMBROGINOmItalian
Diminutive of AMBROGIO.
AMBROGIOmItalian
Italian form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBROISEmFrench
French form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBROOSmDutch
Dutch form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBROSEmEnglish
From the Late Latin name Ambrosius, which was derived from the Greek name Αμβροσιος (Ambrosios) meaning "immortal". Saint Ambrose was a 4th-century theologian and bishop of Milan, who is considered a Doctor of the Church. Due to the saint, the name came into general use in Christian Europe, though it was never particularly common in England.
AMBROSImGeorgian
Georgian form of Ambrosios (see AMBROSE).
AMBROSIAfAncient Greek
Feminine form of Ambrosios (see AMBROSE).
AMBRÓSIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBROSIOmSpanish
Spanish form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBROŽmSlovene, Czech (Rare)
Slovene and Czech form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBROZIJEmCroatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBROŻYmPolish (Rare)
Polish form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBRUSmHungarian
Hungarian form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMETHYSTfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the purple semi-precious stone, which is derived from the Greek negative prefix α (a) and μεθυστος (methystos) meaning "intoxicated, drunk", as it was believed to be a remedy against drunkenness.
AMINTAmLiterature
Form of AMYNTAS used by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso for his play 'Aminta' (1573). In the play Aminta is a shepherd who falls in love with a nymph.
AMPELIOmItalian
Italian form of Ampelius, the Latin form of the Greek name Αμπελιος (Ampelios), which was derived from αμπελος (ampelos) meaning "vine". Saint Ampelius was a 7th-century bishop of Milan.
AMPELIOSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of AMPELIO.
AMPELIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Ampelios (see AMPELIO).
AMYNTASmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek αμυντωρ (amyntor) meaning "defender". This was the name of several kings of Macedon.
ANACLETOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ANACLETUS.
ANACLETUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ανακλητος (Anakletos), derived from ανακλητος (anakletos) meaning "invoked". This was the name of the third pope.
ANAKLETOSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of ANACLETUS.
ANARGYROSmGreek
From the Greek term αναργυρος (anargyros) meaning "poor, incorruptible", derived from Greek α (a), a negative prefix, combined with αργυρος (argyros) "silver". This term referred to saints who did not accept payment for their services.
ANARUmMaori
Maori form of ANDREW.
ANASTASmRussian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASTASIAfGreek, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, English, Spanish, Italian, Georgian, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of ANASTASIUS. This was the name of a 4th-century Dalmatian saint who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian. Due to her, the name has been common in Eastern Orthodox Christianity (in various spellings). As an English name it has been in use since the Middle Ages. A famous bearer was the youngest daughter of the last Russian tsar Nicholas II, who was rumoured to have escaped the execution of her family in 1918.
ANASTASIEfFrench
French form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTASIJAfLatvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Serbian
Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian and Serbian form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTASIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASTASIOSmGreek, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASTASIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αναστασιος (Anastasios) which meant "resurrection" from Greek αναστασις (anastasis) (composed of the elements ανα (ana) "up" and στασις (stasis) "standing"). This was the name of numerous early saints and martyrs, including a 7th-century monk and writer from Alexandria who is especially venerated in the Eastern Church.
ANASTASIYmRussian (Archaic), Bulgarian (Archaic)
Older Russian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASTASIYAfRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIA. This name was borne by the wife of the Russian czar Ivan the Terrible.
ANASTÁZIAfSlovak
Slovak form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTÁZIEfCzech
Czech form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTAZIEfCzech
Czech form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTAZIJAfCroatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTAZJAfPolish
Polish form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTAZYmPolish
Polish form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASZTÁZmHungarian
Hungarian form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASZTÁZIAfHungarian
Hungarian form of ANASTASIA.
ANATOLmPolish
Polish form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLEmFrench
French form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLImRussian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of ANATOLIY.
ANATOLIAfLate Roman
Feminine form of ANATOLIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century Italian saint and martyr.
ANATOLIJSmLatvian
Latvian form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek Ανατολιος (Anatolios), derived from ανατολη (anatole) meaning "sunrise". Saint Anatolius was a 3rd-century philosopher from Alexandria.
ANATOLIYmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLYmRussian
Variant transcription of ANATOLIY.
ANAXAGORASmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek αναξ (anax) meaning "master, lord" and αγορα (agora) meaning "assembly, marketplace". This name was borne by a 5th-century BC Greek philosopher.
ANĐAfCroatian, Serbian
Diminutive of ANĐELA.
ÁNDARASmSami
Northern Sami form of ANDREW.
ANDĚLmCzech
Czech form of ANGEL.
ANĐELAfCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of ANGELA.
ANDĚLAfCzech
Czech form of ANGELA.
ANĐELKAfCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of ANGELA.
ANĐELKOmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of ANGEL.
ANĐELOmCroatian
Croatian form of ANGEL.
ANDERmBasque
Basque form of Andreas (see ANDREW).
ANDERSmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of Andreas (see ANDREW). A famous bearer was the Swedish physicist Anders Jonas Ångström (1814-1874).
ANDERSONmEnglish
From a surname meaning "son of ANDREW".
ANDIfEnglish
Diminutive of ANDREA (2).
ANDIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of ANDREW or ANDREA (2).
ANDJELAfSerbian
Variant transcription of ANĐELA.
ANDRAfRomanian, English
Feminine form of ANDREI or ANDREW. As an English name it has only been used since the 20th century.
ANDRADAfRomanian
Possibly a feminine form of ANDREI.
ANDRÁSmHungarian
Hungarian form of Andreas (see ANDREW).
ANDRASmWelsh
Welsh variant of ANDREAS.
ANDRAŽmSlovene
Slovene form of ANDREW.
ANDRÉmFrench, Portuguese, German, Dutch
French and Portuguese form of Andreas (see ANDREW).
ANDRÉAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese feminine form of ANDREW.
ANDREA (1)mItalian
Italian form of Andreas (see ANDREW). A notable bearer of this name was Andrea Verrocchio, a Renaissance sculptor who taught Leonardo da Vinci and Perugino.
ANDREA (2)fEnglish, German, Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Dutch, Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of ANDREW. As an English name, it has been used since the 17th century, though it was not common until the 20th century.
ANDREASmGerman, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Welsh, Ancient Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Ancient Greek and Latin form of ANDREW. It is also the form used in modern Greek, German and Welsh.
ANDRÉEfFrench
French feminine form of ANDREW.
ANDREEAfRomanian
Romanian feminine form of ANDREW.
ANDREImRomanian, Russian, Bulgarian, Old Church Slavic
Romanian form of ANDREW, and a variant Russian and Bulgarian transcription of ANDREY.
ANDRÉIAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of ANDREIA.
ANDREIAfPortuguese
Portuguese feminine form of ANDREW.
ANDREINAfItalian
Feminine form of ANDREA (1).
ANDREJA (1)fSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of ANDREJ.
ANDREJA (2)mSerbian
Serbian form of ANDREW.
ANDREJSmLatvian
Latvian form of ANDREW.
ANDRÉSmSpanish, Icelandic
Spanish and Icelandic form of ANDREW.
ANDRESmEstonian
Estonian form of ANDREW.
ANDREUmCatalan
Catalan form of ANDREW.
ANDREWmEnglish, Biblical
English form of the Greek name Ανδρεας (Andreas), which was derived from ανδρειος (andreios) "manly, masculine", a derivative of ανηρ (aner) "man". In the New Testament the apostle Andrew, the first disciple to join Jesus, is the brother of Simon Peter. According to tradition, he later preached in the Black Sea region, with some legends saying he was crucified on an X-shaped cross. Andrew, being a Greek name, was probably only a nickname or a translation of his real Hebrew name, which is not known.... [more]
ANDREYmRussian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of ANDREW.
ANDRIAmGeorgian, Corsican, Sardinian
Georgian, Corsican and Sardinian form of ANDREW.
ANDRIANAfGreek, Bulgarian
Feminine form of ANDREAS (Greek) or ANDREY (Bulgarian).
ANDRIESmDutch
Dutch form of ANDREW.
ANDRIJAmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of ANDREW.
ANDRIJANAfCroatian, Serbian
Feminine form of ANDRIJA.
ANDRINAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of ANDREW.
ANDRISmLatvian, Hungarian
Latvian form and Hungarian diminutive of ANDREW.
ANDRIUSmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of ANDREW.
ANDRIYmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of ANDREW.
ANDROmCroatian, Georgian
Croatian form of ANDREW, as well as a Georgian short form of ANDRIA.
ANDROCLESmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Ανδροκλης (Androkles) which meant "glory of a man", derived from ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος) and κλεος (kleos) "glory". This was the name of a man who pulled a thorn from a lion's paw in one of Aesop's fables.
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