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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ABELONE   f   Danish
Danish form of APOLLONIA.
ACA   m   Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian diminutive of ALEKSANDAR.
ACACIUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of AKAKIOS.
ACANTHA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ακανθα (Akantha), which meant "thorn, prickle". In Greek legend she was a nymph loved by Apollo.
ACE (2)   m   Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of ALEXANDER.
ACHAICUS   m   Biblical, 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.
ACHILLE   m   French, Italian
French and Italian form of ACHILLES.
ACHILLES   m   Greek Mythology (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.
ACHILLEUS   m   Greek Mythology
Original Greek form of ACHILLES.
ACO   m   Macedonian, Serbian
Macedonian and Serbian diminutive of ALEKSANDAR.
ADONIS   m   Greek 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.
ADRASTEA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of ADRASTEIA. One of Jupiter's moons bears this name.
ADRASTEIA   f   Greek 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.
ADRASTOS   m   Greek Mythology
Means "not inclined to run away" in Greek. This was the name of a king of Argos in Greek legend.
AEGLE   f   Greek 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.
AELIA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of AELIUS.
AELIANA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of AELIANUS.
AELIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which was a derivative of AELIUS.
AELIUS   m   Ancient 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.
AELLA   f   Greek 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.
AENEAS   m   Roman 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.
AEOLUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of AIOLOS.
AESCHYLUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αισχυλος (Aischylos), derived from αισχος (aischos) "shame". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian historian.
AESON   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Αισων (Aison), which is of unknown meaning. Aeson was the father of Jason in Greek mythology.
AESOP   m   Ancient 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'.
AETIUS   m   Ancient 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.
AFANASIY   m   Russian
Russian form of ATHANASIUS.
AFANASY   m   Russian
Variant transcription of AFANASIY.
AFRODITI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of APHRODITE.
AGAFYA   f   Russian
Russian form of AGATHA.
AGAMEMNON   m   Greek 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.
AGAPE   f   Greek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αγαπη (agape) meaning "love". This name was borne by at least two early saints.
AGAPETOS   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of AGAPITO.
AGAPETUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Agapetos (see AGAPITO).
AGAPIOS   m   Greek, 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.
AGAPITO   m   Spanish, 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.
AGÁTA   f   Czech
Czech form of AGATHA.
AGATHA   f   English, 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.
AGATHANGELOS   m   Late 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.
AGATHON   m   Ancient Greek
Greek masculine form of AGATHA.
AGAUE   f   Greek Mythology
Means "illustrious, noble" in Greek. This was the mother of Pentheus in Greek myth.
AGDA   f   Swedish
Swedish form of AGATHA.
AGE (2)   f   Estonian
Estonian form of AGNES.
AGGIE   f   English
Diminutive of AGNES or AGATHA.
ÁGI   f   Hungarian
Diminutive of ÁGOTA or ÁGNES.
AGLAÉ   f   French
French form of AGLAIA.
AGLAEA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of AGLAIA.
AGLAIA   f   Greek 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.
AGLAYA   f   Russian
Russian form of AGLAIA.
AGNĖ   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of AGNES.
ÁGNES   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of AGNES.
AGNÈS   f   French, Catalan
French and Catalan form of AGNES.
AGNES   f   English, 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.
AGNESA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of AGNES.
AGNESE   f   Italian, Latvian
Italian and Latvian form of AGNES.
AGNESSA   f   Russian
Russian form of AGNES.
AGNETA   f   Swedish
Swedish variant of AGNES.
AGNETE   f   Danish
Danish variant of AGNES.
AGNETHA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian variant of AGNES.
AGNETHE   f   Danish
Danish variant of AGNES.
AGNEZA   f   Croatian
Croatian form of AGNES.
AGNIESZKA   f   Polish
Polish form of AGNES.
AGNIJA   f   Serbian, Macedonian, Latvian
Serbian, Macedonian and Latvian form of AGNES.
ÅGOT   f   Norwegian
Norwegian form of AGATHA.
ÁGOTA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of AGATHA.
ÁGUEDA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of AGATHA.
AIAS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of AJAX.
AIGLE   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of AEGLE.
AIGNÉIS   f   Irish
Irish form of AGNES.
AIKATERINE   f   Greek, Ancient Greek
Ancient and modern Greek form of KATHERINE.
AINDREA   m   Scottish
Scottish form of ANDREW.
AINDRÉAS   m   Irish
Irish form of ANDREW.
AINDRIÚ   m   Irish
Irish form of ANDREW.
AINEIAS   m   Greek Mythology
Original Greek form of AENEAS.
AINGEAL   f   Irish
Irish cognate of ANGELA.
AINGERU   m   Basque
Basque form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
AIOLOS   m   Greek Mythology
Means "quick-moving, nimble" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek god of the winds.
AJAX   m   Greek 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.
AKAKI   m   Georgian
Georgian form of AKAKIOS.
AKAKIOS   m   Greek, 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.
AKANTHA   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of ACANTHA.
AKSINYA   f   Russian
Variant of KSENIYA.
AL   m   English
Short form of ALBERT and other names beginning with Al. A notable bearer is American actor Al Pacino (1940-).
ALAINA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ALANA, probably influenced by ELAINE.
ALASDAIR   m   Scottish
Scottish form of ALEXANDER.
ALASTAIR   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of ALASDAIR.
ALASTAR   m   Irish
Irish form of ALEXANDER.
ALASTRÍONA   f   Irish
Feminine form of ALASTAR.
ALAYNA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ALAINA.
ALCAEUS   m   Ancient 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.
ALCIBIADES   m   Ancient 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.
ALCIDE   m   Italian, French (Rare)
Italian and French form of ALCIDES.
ALCIDES   m   Greek 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.
ALCIPPE   f   Greek 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.
ALCMENE   f   Greek 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.
ALCYONE   f   Greek 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 & f   Finnish, Italian, Spanish
Finnish short form of ALEKSANTERI or ALEKSI, an Italian short form of ALESSANDRO, and a Spanish short form of ALEJANDRO or ALEJANDRA.
ALEC   m   English
Short form of ALEXANDER.
ALEĈJO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of ALEXANDER.
ALECTO   f   Greek 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.
ALEIX   m   Catalan
Catalan form of ALEXIS.
ALEIXO   m   Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of ALEXIS.
ALEJANDRA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of ALEXANDRA.
ALEJANDRO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of ALEXANDER.
ALEJO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of ALEXIS.
ALEKS   m   Russian, Ukrainian, Slovene, Polish
Short form of ALEKSEY or ALEKSANDR.
ALEKSANDR   m   Russian, Armenian, Ukrainian
Russian and Armenian form of ALEXANDER. This name was borne by the 19th-century Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin.
ALEKSANDRAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANDRE   m   Georgian
Georgian form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANDRINA   f   Russian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of ALEKSANDRA.
ALEKSANDRO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANDRS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANDRU   m   Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANTERI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSEI   m   Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Variant transcription of ALEKSEY.
ALEKSEJ   m   Slovene
Slovene form of ALEXIS.
ALEKSEY   m   Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian form of ALEXIS. This was the name of a 17th-century czar of Russia.
ALEKSI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ALEXIS.
ALEKSY   m   Polish
Polish form of ALEXIS.
ALEKTO   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of ALECTO.
ALENA   f   German, Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Short form of MAGDALENA or HELENA.
ALENKA   f   Slovene
Slovene diminutive of ALENA.
ALEŠ   m   Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Diminutive of ALEXEJ or ALEKSANDER.
ALESANDER   m   Basque
Basque form of ALEXANDER.
ALESSA   f   Italian
Short form of ALESSANDRA.
ALESSANDRA   f   Italian
Italian form of ALEXANDRA.
ALESSANDRO   m   Italian
Italian form of ALEXANDER. A famous bearer was Alessandro Volta (1745-1827), the Italian physicist who invented the battery.
ALESSIA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of ALEXIS.
ALESSIO   m   Italian
Italian form of ALEXIS.
ALETA   f   English
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.
ALETHA   f   English
Variant of ALETHEA.
ALETHEA   f   English
Derived from Greek αληθεια (aletheia) meaning "truth". This name was coined in the 17th century.
ÀLEX   m   Catalan
Catalan short form of ALEXANDER.
ALEX   m & f   English, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian
Short form of ALEXANDER, ALEXANDRA, and other names beginning with Alex.
ALEXA   f   English, German, Hungarian
Short form of ALEXANDRA.
ALEXANDER   m   English, 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]
ALEXANDR   m   Czech
Czech form of ALEXANDER.
ALEXANDRA   f   English, German, Dutch, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, 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.
ALEXANDRE   m   French, 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'.
ALEXANDRIA   f   English
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.
ALEXANDRIE   f   French (Rare)
French variant of ALEXANDRA.
ALEXANDRINA   f   Portuguese, English (Rare)
Elaborated form of ALEXANDRA. This was the first name of Queen Victoria; her middle name was Victoria.
ALEXANDRINE   f   French
French elaborated form of ALEXANDRA. This was the name of a Danish queen, the wife of King Christian X.
ALEXANDROS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Greek Mythology
Ancient and modern Greek form of ALEXANDER.
ALEXANDRU   m   Romanian
Romanian form of ALEXANDER.
ALEXEI   m   Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Variant transcription of ALEKSEY.
ALEXEJ   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of ALEXIS.
ALEXEY   m   Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Variant transcription of ALEKSEY.
ALEXIA   f   French, English (Modern)
Feminine form of ALEXIS.
ALEXINA   f   English
Feminine form of ALEX, or a diminutive of ALEXIS.
ALEXIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of ALEXIUS.
ALEXIS   m & f   German, 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.
ALEXIUS   m   Ancient 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.
ALEXUS   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ALEXIS.
ALI (2)   f   English
Diminutive of ALISON, ALEXANDRA or other names beginning with the same sound.
ALIAKSANDR   m   Belarusian
Belarusian form of ALEXANDER.
ALIAKSEI   m   Belarusian
Belarusian form of ALEXIS.
ALISTAIR   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of ALASDAIR.
ALISTER   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of ALASDAIR.
ALITA   f   English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of ALETHEA.
ALJOŠA   m   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of ALYOSHA.
ALKAIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ALCAEUS.
ALKEIDES   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of ALCIDES.
ALKIBIADES   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ALCIBIADES.
ALKIPPE   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of ALCIPPE.
ALKIVIADIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of Alkibiades (see ALCIBIADES).
ALKMENE   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of ALCMENE.
ALKYONE   f   Greek Mythology
Original Greek form of ALCYONE.
ALLIE   f   English
Diminutive of ALISON, ALEXANDRA or other names beginning with the same sound.
ALLY (1)   f   English
Diminutive of ALISON, ALEXANDRA or other names beginning with the same sound.
ALLY (2)   m   Scottish
Diminutive of ALISTAIR.
ALTHEA   f   Greek 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.
ALYONA   f   Russian
Originally a Russian diminutive of YELENA. It is now used independently.
ALYOSHA   m   Russian
Diminutive of ALEKSEY.
ALYX   f   English (Rare)
Feminine variant of ALEX.
AMALTHEA   f   Greek 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.
AMARANTA   f   Spanish (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish and Italian form of AMARANTHA.
AMARANTE   f   French (Rare)
French form of AMARANTHA.
AMARANTHA   f   Various
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.
AMBROGINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of AMBROGIO.
AMBROGIO   m   Italian
Italian form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBROISE   m   French
French form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBROOS   m   Dutch
Dutch form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBROSE   m   English
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.
AMBROSI   m   Georgian
Georgian form of Ambrosios (see AMBROSE).
AMBROSIA   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Ambrosios (see AMBROSE).
AMBROSINE   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of AMBROSE.
AMBRÓSIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBROSIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBROSIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of AMBROSE.
AMBROŽ   m   Slovene, Czech (Rare)
Slovene and Czech form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBROZIJE   m   Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBROŻY   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBRUS   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMETHYST   f   English (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.
AMINTA   m   Literature
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.
AMPELIO   m   Italian
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.
AMPELIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of AMPELIO.
AMPELIUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Ampelios (see AMPELIO).
AMYNTAS   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αμυντωρ (amyntor) meaning "defender". This was the name of several kings of Macedon.
ANACLETO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ANACLETUS.
ANACLETUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ανακλητος (Anakletos), derived from ανακλητος (anakletos) meaning "invoked". This was the name of the third pope.
ANAKLETOS   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of ANACLETUS.
ANARGYROS   m   Greek
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.
ANARU   m   Maori
Maori form of ANDREW.
ANASTACIA   f   English
Variant of ANASTASIA.
ANASTAS   m   Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASTASIA   f   Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, English, Spanish, Italian, 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.
ANASTASIE   f   French
French form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTASIJA   f   Macedonian, Serbian
Macedonian and Serbian form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTASIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASTASIOS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASTASIUS   m   Ancient 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.
ANASTASIY   m   Russian (Archaic), Bulgarian (Archaic)
Older Russian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASTASIYA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIA. This name was borne by the wife of the Russian czar Ivan the Terrible.
ANASTÁZIA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTÁZIE   f   Czech
Czech form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTAZIE   f   Czech
Czech form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTAZIJA   f   Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTAZJA   f   Polish
Polish form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTAZY   m   Polish
Polish form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASZTÁZ   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASZTÁZIA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ANASTASIA.
ANATOL   m   Polish
Polish form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLE   m   French
French form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLI   m   Russian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of ANATOLIY.
ANATOLIA   f   Late Roman
Feminine form of ANATOLIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century Italian saint and martyr.
ANATOLIJS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLIUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek Ανατολιος (Anatolios), derived from ανατολη (anatole) meaning "sunrise". Saint Anatolius was a 3rd-century philosopher from Alexandria.
ANATOLIY   m   Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLY   m   Russian
Variant transcription of ANATOLIY.
ANAXAGORAS   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αναξ (anax) "master, lord" and αγορα (agora) "assembly, marketplace". This name was borne by a 5th-century BC Greek philosopher.
ANĐA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of ANĐELA.
ÁNDARAS   m   Sami
Northern Sami form of ANDREW.
ANDĚL   m   Czech
Czech form of ANGEL.
ANĐELA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of ANGELA.
ANDĚLA   f   Czech
Czech form of ANGELA.
ANĐELKA   f   Croatian
Croatian form of ANGELA.
ANĐELKO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of ANGEL.
ANĐELO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of ANGEL.
ANDER   m   Basque
Basque form of Andreas (see ANDREW).
ANDERS   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of Andreas (see ANDREW). A famous bearer was the Swedish physicist Anders Jonas Ångström (1814-1874).
ANDERSON   m   English
From a surname meaning "son of ANDREW".
ANDI   f   English
Diminutive of ANDREA (2).
ANDIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of ANDREW or ANDREA (2).
ANDJELA   f   Serbian
Variant transcription of ANĐELA.
ANDOR (2)   m   Hungarian
Variant of ANDRÁS.
ANDRA   f   Romanian, English
Feminine form of ANDREI or ANDREW. As an English name it has only been used since the 20th century.
ANDRADA   f   Romanian
Possibly a feminine form of ANDREI.
ANDRÁS   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of Andreas (see ANDREW).
ANDRAS   m   Welsh
Welsh variant of ANDREAS.
ANDRAŽ   m   Slovene
Slovene form of ANDREW.
ANDRE   m   English, African American
English form of ANDRÉ.
ANDRÉ   m   French, Portuguese
French and Portuguese form of Andreas (see ANDREW).
ANDRÉA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese feminine form of ANDREW.
ANDREA (1)   m   Italian
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)   f   English, 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.
ANDREAS   m   German, 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.
ANDRÉE   f   French
French feminine form of ANDREW.
ANDREEA   f   Romanian
Romanian feminine form of ANDREW.
ANDREI   m   Romanian, Russian, Bulgarian, Old Church Slavic
Romanian form of ANDREW, and a variant Russian and Bulgarian transcription of ANDREY.
ANDRÉIA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of ANDREIA.
ANDREIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of ANDREW.
ANDREINA   f   Italian
Feminine form of ANDREA (1).
ANDREJA (1)   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of ANDREJ.
ANDREJA (2)   m   Serbian
Serbian form of ANDREW.
ANDREJS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of ANDREW.
ANDRÉS   m   Spanish, Icelandic
Spanish and Icelandic form of ANDREW.
ANDRES   m   Estonian
Estonian form of ANDREW.
ANDREU   m   Catalan
Catalan form of ANDREW.
ANDREW   m   English, 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]
ANDREY   m   Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of ANDREW.
ANDRIA   m   Georgian, Corsican, Sardinian
Georgian, Corsican and Sardinian form of ANDREW.
ANDRIANA   f   Greek
Feminine form of ANDREAS.
ANDRIES   m   Dutch
Dutch form of ANDREW.
ANDRIJA   m   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of ANDREW.
ANDRIJANA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of ANDRIJA.
ANDRINA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of ANDREW.
ANDRIS   m   Latvian, Hungarian
Latvian form and Hungarian diminutive of ANDREW.
ANDRIUS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ANDREW.
ANDRIY   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of ANDREW.
ANDRO   m   Croatian, Georgian
Croatian form of ANDREW, as well as a Georgian short form of ANDRIA.
ANDROCLES   m   Ancient 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.
ANDROKLES   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ANDROCLES.
ANDROMACHE   f   Greek Mythology
Derived from the Greek elements ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος) and μαχη (mache) meaning "battle". In Greek legend she was the wife of the Trojan hero Hector. After the fall of Troy Neoptolemus killed her son Astyanax and took her as a concubine.
ANDROMEDA   f   Greek Mythology
Means "to be mindful of a man" from the Greek element ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος) combined with μεδομαι (medomai) "to be mindful of". In Greek mythology Andromeda was an Ethiopian princess rescued from sacrifice by the hero Perseus. A constellation in the northern sky is named for her. This is also the name of a nearby galaxy, given because it resides (from our point of view) within the constellation.
ANDRONICUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ανδρονικος (Andronikos) which meant "victory of a man", from ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος) and νικη (nike) meaning "victory". This name was used by Shakespeare in his play 'Titus Andronicus' (1593).
ANDRONIKOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ANDRONICUS.
ANDRUS   m   Estonian
Estonian form of ANDREW.
ANDRZEJ   m   Polish
Polish form of ANDREW.
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