Ancient Greek Names

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ACACIUS   Ακακιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of AKAKIOS.
ACHAIKOS   Αχαικος   m   Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of ACHAICUS.
AESCHYLUS   Αισχυλος   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.
AESOP   Αισωπος   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'.
AGAPE   Αγαπη   f   Greek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αγαπη (agape) meaning "love". This name was borne by at least two early saints.
AGAPETOS   Αγαπητος   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of AGAPITO.
AGAPETUS   Αγαπητος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Agapetos (see AGAPITO).
AGAPIOS   Αγαπιος   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.
AGATHA   Αγαθη   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.
AGATHE   Αγαθη   f   French, German, Norwegian, Danish, Greek, Ancient Greek
Cognate of AGATHA.
AGATHON   Αγαθων   m   Ancient Greek
Greek masculine form of AGATHA.
AGNES   ‘Αγνη   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.
AIKATERINE   Αικατερινη   f   Greek, Ancient Greek
Ancient and modern Greek form of KATHERINE.
AKAKIOS   Ακακιος   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.
ALCAEUS   Αλκαιος   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   Αλκιβιαδης   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.
ALEXANDER   Αλεξανδρος   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]
ALEXANDRA   Αλεξανδρα   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.
ALEXANDROS   Αλεξανδρος   m   Greek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Greek Mythology
Ancient and modern Greek form of ALEXANDER.
ALEXIOS   Αλεξιος   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of ALEXIUS.
ALEXIS   Αλεξις   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   Αλεξιος   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.
ALKAIOS   Αλκαιος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ALCAEUS.
ALKIBIADES   Αλκιβιαδης   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ALCIBIADES.
AMBROSIA   Αμβροσια   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Ambrosios (see AMBROSE).
AMBROSIOS   Αμβροσιος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of AMBROSE.
AMBROSIUS   Αμβροσιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of AMBROSIOS.
AMPELIOS   Αμπελιος   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of AMPELIO.
AMPELIUS   Αμπελιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Ampelios (see AMPELIO).
AMYNTAS   Αμυντας   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αμυντωρ (amyntor) meaning "defender". This was the name of several kings of Macedon.
ANACLETUS   Ανακλητος   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   Ανακλητος   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of ANACLETUS.
ANASTASIA   Αναστασια   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.
ANASTASIOS   Αναστασιος   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASTASIUS   Αναστασιος   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.
ANATOLIOS   Ανατολιος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLIUS   Ανατολιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek Ανατολιος (Anatolios), derived from ανατολη (anatole) meaning "sunrise". Saint Anatolius was a 3rd-century philosopher from Alexandria.
ANAXAGORAS   Αναξαγορας   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.
ANDREAS   Ανδρεας, Ανδριας   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.
ANDROCLES   Ανδροκλης   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   Ανδροκλης   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ANDROCLES.
ANDRONICUS   Ανδρονικος   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   Ανδρονικος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ANDRONICUS.
ANICETUS   Ανικητος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ανικητος (Aniketos), meaning "unconquerable". This was the name of an early pope.
ANIKETOS   Ανικητος   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of ANICETUS.
ANTHOUSA   Ανθουσα   f   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of ANFISA.
ANTIGONOS   Αντιγονος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ANTIGONUS.
ANTIGONUS   Αντιγονος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αντιγονος (Antigonos), derived from αντι (anti) "against, compared to, like" and γονευς (goneus) "ancestor". This was the name of one of Alexander the Great's generals. After Alexander died, he took control of most of Asia Minor.
ANTIOCHOS   Αντιοχος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ANTIOCHUS.
ANTIOCHUS   Αντιοχος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αντιοχος (Antiochos), derived from Greek αντι (anti) "against, compared to, like" and οχη (oche) "support". This was the name of several rulers of the Seleucid Empire.
ANTIPATER   Αντιπατρος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αντιπατρος (Antipatros), which meant "like the father" from Greek αντι (anti) "against, compared to, like" and πατηρ (pater) "father" (genitive πατρος). This was the name of an officer of Alexander the Great who became the regent of Macedon during Alexander's absence.
ANTIPATROS   Αντιπατρος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ANTIPATER.
APHRODISIA   Αφροδισια   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of APHRODISIOS.
APHRODISIOS   Αφροδισιος   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek personal name which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess APHRODITE.
APOLLINARIS   Απολλιναρις   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name derived from the name of the god APOLLO. This was the name of several early saints and martyrs, including a bishop of Ravenna and a bishop of Hierapolis.
APOLLODOROS   Απολλοδωρος   m   Ancient Greek
Means "gift of Apollo" from the name of the god APOLLO combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift".
APOLLONIA   Απολλωνια   f   Ancient Greek, Italian
Feminine form of APOLLONIOS. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint and martyr from Alexandria.
APOLLONIOS   Απολλωνιος   m   Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek personal name which was derived from the name of the Greek god APOLLO. It was borne by a Greek poet of the 3rd century BC. Several saints have also had this name.
ARCADIUS   Αρκαδιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of ARKADIOS.
ARCHELAOS   Αρχελαος   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of ARCHELAUS.
ARCHELAUS   Αρχελαος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized), Biblical Latin, Biblical
Latinized form of the Greek name Αρχελαος (Archelaos), which meant "master of the people" from αρχος (archos) "master" and λαος (laos) "people". This was the name of a son of Herod the Great. He ruled over Judea, Samaria and Idumea.
ARCHIMEDES   Αρχιμηδης   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements αρχος (archos) "master" and μηδομαι (medomai) "to think, to plan". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek mathematician, astronomer and inventor.
ARCHIPPOS   Αρχιππος   m   Ancient Greek
Means "master of horses" from the Greek elements αρχος (archos) "master" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse".
ARGYROS   Αργυρος   m   Ancient Greek
Means "silver" in Greek.
ARISTARCHOS   Αρισταρχος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ARISTARCHUS.
ARISTARCHUS   Αρισταρχος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αρισταρχος (Aristarchos), derived from αριστος (aristos) "best" and αρχος (archos) "master". This name was borne by Aristarchus of Samos, a 3rd-century BC Greek astronomer and mathematician.
ARISTEIDES   Αριστειδης   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of ARISTIDES.
ARISTIDES   Αριστειδης   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized), Spanish, Portuguese
From the Greek name Αριστειδης (Aristeides), derived from αριστος (aristos) "best" and the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This name was borne by the 5th-century BC Athenian statesman Aristides the Just, who was renowned for his integrity. It was also the name of a 2nd-century saint.
ARISTOCLES   Αριστοκλης   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αριστοκλης (Aristokles) which meant "the best glory", derived from αριστος (aristos) "best" and κλεος (kleos) "glory". This was the real name of the philosopher Plato.
ARISTODEMOS   Αριστοδημος   m   Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from the Greek elements αριστος (aristos) "best" and δημος (demos) "the people". This was the name of a descendant of Herakles in Greek legend.
ARISTOKLES   Αριστοκλης   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ARISTOCLES.
ARISTOMACHE   Αριστομαχη   f   Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements αριστος (aristos) "best" and μαχη (mache) "battle".
ARISTON   Αριστων   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αριστος (aristos) meaning "the best".
ARISTOPHANES   Αριστοφανης   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements αριστος (aristos) "best" and φανης (phanes) "appearing". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian playwright.
ARISTOTELES   Αριστοτελης   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of ARISTOTLE.
ARISTOTLE   Αριστοτελης   m   Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name Αριστοτελης (Aristoteles) which meant "the best purpose", derived from αριστος (aristos) "best" and τελος (telos) "purpose, aim". This was the name of a Greek philosopher of the 4th century BC who made lasting contributions to Western thought, including the fields of logic, metaphysics, ethics and biology.
ARKADIOS   Αρκαδιος   m   Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name meaning "of Arcadia". Arcadia was a region in Greece, its name deriving from αρκτος (arktos) "bear". This was the name of a 3rd-century saint and martyr.
ARSENIOS   Αρσενιος   m   Ancient Greek
Means "virile" in Greek. Saint Arsenius was a 5th-century deacon who was tutor to the two sons of Roman emperor Theodosius. The two sons, Arcadius and Honorius, divided the empire into eastern and western halves upon their father's death.
ARSENIUS   Αρσενιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of ARSENIOS.
ARTEMIDOROS   Αρτεμιδωρος   m   Ancient Greek
Means "gift of Artemis" from the name of the goddess ARTEMIS combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift". This was the name of a Greek author of the 2nd century who wrote about the interpretation of dreams.
ARTEMIOS   Αρτεμιος   m   Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ARTEMIS. This was the name of a 4th-century general in the Roman army who is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church.
ARTEMISIA   Αρτεμισια   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of ARTEMISIOS. This was the name of the 4th-century BC builder of the Mausoleum, one of the seven wonders of the world. She built it in memory of her husband, the Carian prince Mausolus.
ARTEMISIOS   Αρτεμισιος   m   Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ARTEMIS.
ARTEMIUS   Αρτεμιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of ARTEMIOS.
ARTEMON   Αρτεμων   m   Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ARTEMIS.
ASKLEPIADES   Ασκληπιαδης   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek personal name which was derived from the name of the Greek god ASKLEPIOS combined with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). It was borne by several Greek physicians.
ASPASIA   Ασπασια   f   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ασπασιος (aspasios) meaning "welcome, embrace". This was the name of the lover of Pericles.
ATHANAS   Αθανας   m   Ancient Greek
Short form of Athanasios (see ATHANASIUS).
ATHANASIA   Αθανασια   f   Greek, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Athanasios (see ATHANASIUS).
ATHANASIOS   Αθανασιος   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of ATHANASIUS.
ATHANASIUS   Αθανασιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αθανασιος (Athanasios) meaning "immortal", from Greek α (a), a negative prefix, combined with θανατος (thanatos) "death". Saint Athanasius was a 4th-century bishop of Alexandria who strongly opposed Arianism.
ATHENAIS   Αθηναις   f   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek personal name which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ATHENA.
AUXENTIOS   Αυξεντιος   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αυξανω (auxano) meaning "to increase, to grow". This name was borne by a few early saints.
AUXENTIUS   Αυξεντιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of AUXENTIOS.
BASILEIOS   Βασιλειος   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of BASIL (1).
BASILIUS   Βασιλειος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of BASILEIOS.
BERENICE   Βερενικη   f   English, Italian, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Βερενικη (Berenike), the Macedonian form of the Greek name Φερενικη (Pherenike), which meant "bringing victory" from φερω (phero) "to bring" and νικη (nike) "victory". This name was common among the Ptolemy ruling family of Egypt, a dynasty which was originally from Macedon. It occurs briefly in Acts in the New Testament (in most English Bibles it is spelled Bernice) belonging to a sister of King Herod Agrippa II. As an English name, Berenice came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
BERENIKE   Βερενικη   f   Ancient Greek
Ancient Macedonian form of BERENICE.
BION   Βιων   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name derived from βιος (bios) meaning "life".
CALLIAS   Καλλιας   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of KALLIAS.
CASSANDER   Κασσανδρος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Κασσανδρος (Kassandros), the masculine form of CASSANDRA. This was the name of a 3rd-century BC king of Macedon.
CHARES   Χαρης   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek χαρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Athenian general. It was also borne by the sculptor who crafted the Colossus of Rhodes.
CHARIS   Χαρις   f   Ancient Greek, English (Rare)
Feminine form of CHARES. It came into use as an English given name in the 17th century.
CHARITON   Χαριτων   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek χαρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness". This was the name of a 1st-century Greek novelist.
CHARMION   Χαρμιον   f   Ancient Greek
Greek name derived from χαρμα (charma) meaning "delight". This was the name of one of Cleopatra's servants, as recorded by Plutarch.
CHLOE   Χλοη   f   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "green shoot" in Greek. This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Demeter. The name is also mentioned by Paul in one of his epistles in the New Testament. As an English name, Chloe has been in use since the Protestant Reformation.
CHRYSANTHE   Χρυσανθη   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of CHRYSANTHOS.
CHRYSANTHOS   Χρυσανθος   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Means "golden flower" from Greek χρυσεος (chryseos) "golden" combined with ανθος (anthos) "flower". This name was borne by a semi-legendary 3rd-century Egyptian saint.
CLEISTHENES   Κλεισθενης   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Κλεισθενης (Kleisthenes), derived from κλεος (kleos) "glory" and σθενος (sthenos) "strength". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian statesman and reformer. He helped establish democracy in Athens.
CLEITUS   Κλειτος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of KLEITOS.
CLEON   Κλεων   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Κλεων (Kleon), a Greek name derived from κλεος (kleos) "glory".
CLEOPATRA   Κλεοπατρα   f   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Κλεοπατρα (Kleopatra) which meant "glory of the father", derived from κλεος (kleos) "glory" combined with πατηρ (pater) "father" (genitive πατρος), This was the name of queens of Egypt from the Ptolemaic royal family, including Cleopatra VII, the mistress of both Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. After being defeated by Augustus she committed suicide by allowing herself to be bitten by an asp. Shakespeare's tragedy 'Antony and Cleopatra' (1606) is based on her.
CLITUS   Κλειτος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of KLEITOS.
CORINNA   Κοριννα   f   English, German, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Κοριννα (Korinna), which was derived from κορη (kore) "maiden". This was the name of a Greek lyric poet of the 5th century BC. The Roman poet Ovid used it for the main female character in his book 'Amores'. In the modern era it has been in use since the 17th century, when Robert Herrick used it in his poem 'Corinna's going a-Maying'.
COSMAS   Κοσμας   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Κοσμας (Kosmas), which was derived from κοσμος (kosmos) meaning "order, decency". Saint Cosmas was martyred with his twin brother Damian in the 4th century. They are the patron saints of physicians.
CYRILLUS   Κυριλλος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of KYRILLOS.
CYRUS   Κυρος   m   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From Κυρος (Kyros), the Greek form of the Persian name Kūrush, which may mean "far sighted" or "young". The name is sometimes associated with Greek κυριος (kyrios) "lord". It was borne by several kings of Persia, including Cyrus the Great, who conquered Babylon. He is famous in the Old Testament for freeing the captive Jews and allowing them to return to Israel. As an English name, it first came into use among the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation.
DAMIANOS   Δαμιανος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of DAMIAN.
DAMIANUS   Δαμιανος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of DAMIANOS.
DAREIOS   Δαρειος   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of DARIUS.
DEMETRIA   Δημητρια   f   Ancient Greek, English
Feminine form of DEMETRIUS.
DEMETRIOS   Δημητριος   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of DEMETRIUS.
DEMETRIUS   Δημητριος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Δημητριος (Demetrios), which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess DEMETER (1). Kings of Macedon and the Seleucid kingdom have had this name. This was also the name of several early saints including a Saint Demetrius who was martyred in the 4th century.
DEMOCRITUS   Δημοκριτος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Δημοκριτος (Demokritos), a Greek name meaning "judge of the people" from the elements δημος (demos) "the people" and κριτης (krites) "judge, critic". This was the name of a Greek philosopher, the creator of the atomic theory.
DEMOKRITOS   Δημοκριτος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of DEMOCRITUS.
DEMON   Δημων   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name derived from δημος (demos) "the people".
DEMOSTHENES   Δημοσθενης   m   Ancient Greek
Means "vigour of the people" from Greek δημος (demos) "the people" and σθενος (sthenos) "vigour, strength". This was the name of both an Athenian general of the 5th century and an Athenian orator of the 4th century.
DEMOSTRATE   Δημοστρατη   f   Ancient Greek
Means "army of the people", derived from the Greek elements δημος (demos) "the people" and στρατος (stratos) "army".
DIOCLES   Διοκλης   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of DIOKLES.
DIODOROS   Διοδωρος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of DIODORUS.
DIODORUS   Διοδωρος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Διοδωρος (Diodoros) which meant "gift of Zeus", derived from the elements Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS" and δωρον (doron) meaning "gift". This was the name of a 1st-century BC Greek historian.
DIODOTOS   Διοδοτος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of DIODOTUS.
DIODOTUS   Διοδοτος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Διοδοτος (Diodotos), a Greek name which meant "given by Zeus" from Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS" and δοτος (dotos) meaning "given".
DIOGENES   Διογενης   m   Ancient Greek
Means "born of Zeus" from Greek Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS" and γενης (genes) meaning "born". This was the name of a Greek Cynic philosopher.
DIOKLES   Διοκλης   m   Ancient Greek
Means "glory of Zeus" from Greek Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS" and κλεος (kleos) meaning "glory".
DION   Διων   m   Ancient Greek, English
Short form of DIONYSIOS and other Greek names beginning with the Greek element Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS". This was the name of a 4th-century BC tyrant of Syracuse. It has been used as an American given name since the middle of the 20th century.
DIONYSIOS   Διονυσιος   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek personal name derived from the name of the Greek god DIONYSOS. Famous bearers include two early tyrants of Syracuse and a 1st-century BC Greek rhetorician.
DIONYSIUS   Διονυσιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized), Biblical
Latin form of DIONYSIOS. Dionysius the Areopagite, who is mentioned in the New Testament, was a judge converted to Christianity by Saint Paul. This was also the name of many other early saints, including a 3rd-century pope.
DIONYSODOROS   Διονυσοδωρος   m   Ancient Greek
Means "gift of Dionysos" from the name of the god DIONYSOS combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift".
DORIS   Δωρις   f   English, German, Croatian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
From the ancient Greek name Δωρις (Doris) which meant "Dorian woman". The Dorians were a Greek tribe who occupied the Peloponnese starting in the 12th century BC. In Greek mythology Doris was a sea nymph, one of the many children of Oceanus and Tethys. It began to be used as an English name in the 19th century. A famous bearer is the American actress Doris Day (1924-).
DRACO   Δρακων   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Δρακων (Drakon) which meant "dragon, serpent". This was the name of a 7th-century BC Athenian legislator. This is also the name of a constellation in the northern sky.
DRAKON   Δρακων   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of DRACO.
EIRENAIOS   Ειρηναιος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of IRENAEUS.
EIRENE   Ειρηνη   f   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of IRENE.
ELPIS   Ελπις   f   Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "hope" in Greek. In Greek mythology Elpis was the personification of hope. She was the last spirit to remain in the jar after Pandora unleashed the evils that were in it.
EPAPHRAS   Επαφρας   m   Biblical, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Derived from Greek επαφρος (epaphros) meaning "foamy". In the New Testament this is the name of one of Paul's co-workers.
EPAPHRODITOS   Επαφροδιτος   m   Ancient Greek
Means "lovely, charming", derived from Greek επι (epi) "on" combined with the name of the Greek love goddess APHRODITE.
EPIKTETOS   Επικτητος   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name meaning "newly acquired". This was the name of a 1st-century Greek stoic philosopher.
EPIPHANES   Επιφανης   m   Ancient Greek
Means "appearing, manifesting" in Greek. This was an epithet of two 2nd-century BC Hellenistic rulers: the Seleucid king Antiochus IV and the Ptolemaic king Ptolemy V.
EPIPHANIOS   Επιφανιος   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of EPIFANIO.
EPIPHANIUS   Επιφανιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Epiphanios (see EPIFANIO).
ERASMOS   Ερασμος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ERASMUS.
ERASTOS   Εραστος   m   Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of ERASTUS.
EUANTHE   Ευανθη   f   Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ευανθης (euanthes) meaning "blooming, flowery", a derivative of ευ (eu) "good" and ανθος (anthos) "flower". According to some sources, this was the name of the mother of the three Graces or Χαριτες (Charites) in Greek mythology.
EUARISTOS   Ευαριστος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of EVARISTUS.
EUCLID   Ευκλειδης   m   Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name Ευκλειδης (Eukleides), derived from Greek ευ (eu) "good" and κλεος (kleos) "glory" with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek mathematician from Alexandria who made numerous contributions to geometry.
EUDOCIA   Ευδοκια   f   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ευδοκια (Eudokia), derived from the word ευδοκεω (eudokeo) meaning "to be well pleased, to be satisfied", itself derived from ευ (eu) "good" and δοκεω (dokeo) "to think, to imagine, to suppose".
EUDOKIA   Ευδοκια   f   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of EUDOCIA.
EUDOXIA   Ευδοξια   f   Ancient Greek
Means "good repute, good judgement" from Greek ευδοξος (eudoxos), itself derived from ευ (eu) "good" and δοξα (doxa) "notion, reputation, honour, glory".
EUGENEIA   Ευγενεια   f   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek feminine form of EUGENE.
EUGENIA   Ευγενεια   f   Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Polish, English, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Feminine form of Eugenius (see EUGENE). It was borne by a semi-legendary 3rd-century saint who escaped persecution by disguising herself as a man. The name was occasionally found in England during the Middle Ages, but it was not regularly used until the 19th century.
EUGENIOS   Ευγενιος   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of EUGENE.
EUGENIUS   Ευγενιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Eugenios (see EUGENE).
EUKLEIDES   Ευκλειδης   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of EUCLID.
EULALIA   Ευλαλια   f   Spanish, Italian, English, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ευλαλος (eulalos) meaning "sweetly-speaking", itself from ευ (eu) "good" and λαλεω (laleo) "to talk". This was the name of an early 4th-century saint and martyr from Merida in Spain. She is a patron saint of Barcelona.
EUMELIA   Ευμελια   f   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ευμελεια (eumeleia) meaning "melody".
EUNIKE   Ευνικη   f   Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of EUNICE.
EUPHEMIA   Ευφημια   f   Ancient Greek, English (Archaic)
Means "to use words of good omen" from Greek () "good" and φημι (phemi) "to speak, to declare". Saint Euphemia was an early martyr from Chalcedon.
EUPHEMIOS   Ευφημιος   m   Ancient Greek
Masculine form of EUPHEMIA.
EUPHRANOR   Ευφρανωρ   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ευφραινω (euphraino) meaning "to delight". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Athenian artist.
EUPHRASIA   Ευπρασια   f   Ancient Greek
Means "good cheer" in Greek.
EUPRAXIA   Ευπραξια   f   Ancient Greek
From a Greek word meaning "good conduct", derived from ευ (eu) "good" and πραξις (praxis) "action, exercise".
EURIPIDES   Ευριπιδης   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek Ευριπος (Euripos), referring to the strait between Euboea and Boeotia, combined with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This was the name of a 5th-century BC Greek tragic poet.
EUSEBIOS   Ευσεβιος   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ευσεβης (eusebes) meaning "pious", itself derived from ευ (eu) "good" and σεβω (sebo) "to worship, to honour". This was the name of several saints.
EUSEBIUS   Ευσεβιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of EUSEBIOS. This was the name of a 4th-century historian of the Christian church.
EUSTACHYS   Ευσταχυς   m   Ancient Greek
Means "fruitful" in Greek. It is ultimately from ευ (eu) "good" and σταχυς (stachus) "ear of corn".
EUSTATHIOS   Ευσταθιος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of EUSTATHIUS.
EUSTATHIUS   Ευσταθιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ευσταθιος (Eustathios), derived from the Greek word ευσταθης (eustathes) meaning "well-built, stable". It is ultimately from ευ (eu) "good" and ‘ιστημι (histemi) "to stand, to set up". This was the name of a few early saints, including the 2nd-century martyr also known as Eustachius (see Eustace).
EUSTORGIOS   Ευστοργιος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of EUSTORGIO.
EUSTORGIUS   Ευστοργιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Eustorgios (see EUSTORGIO).
EUTHALIA   Ευθαλια   f   Ancient Greek
Means "flower, bloom" from the Greek word ευθαλεια (euthaleia), itself derived from ευ (eu) "good" and θαλλω (thallo) "to blossom".
EUTHYMIA   Ευθυμια   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of EUTHYMIUS.
EUTHYMIOS   Ευθυμιος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of EUTHYMIUS.
EUTHYMIUS   Ευθυμιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ευθυμιος (Euthymios) which meant "in good spirits", derived from the word ευθυμος (euthymos), which was composed of the elements ευ (eu) "good" and θυμος (thymos) "soul, spirit". This was the name of several early saints.
EUTROPIA   Ευτροπια   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Eutropios (see EUTROPIUS).
EUTROPIOS   Ευτροπιος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of EUTROPIUS.
EUTROPIUS   Ευτροπιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ευτροπιος (Eutropios), which was derived from the word ευτροπος (eutropos) "versatile", formed of the elements ευ (eu) "good" and τροπος (tropos) "direction, manner, fashion".
EUTYCHIA   Ευτυχια   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Eutychios (see EUTYCHIUS).
EUTYCHIOS   Ευτυχιος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of EUTYCHIUS.
EUTYCHIUS   Ευτυχιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ευτυχιος (Eutychios), a variant of Eutychos (see EUTYCHUS). This was the name of several early saints and martyrs.
EUTYCHOS   Ευτυχος   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of EUTYCHUS.
EVARISTUS   Ευαριστος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ευαριστος (Euaristos) meaning "well pleasing" from the Greek word ευαρεστος (euarestos), derived from ευ (eu) "good, well" and αρεστος (arestos) "pleasing". This was the name of the fifth pope, supposedly martyred under emperor Hadrian.
GAIANA   Γαιανη   f   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Γαιανη (Gaiane), a derivative of GAIA. This was the name of a (perhaps fictional) martyr who was killed in Armenia during the persecutions of emperor Diocletian in the late 3rd century.
GAIANE   Γαιανη   f   Ancient Greek
Greek form of GAIANA.
GAIOS   Γαιος   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of GAIUS.
GALENE   Γαληνη   f   Ancient Greek
Greek feminine form of GALEN.
GALENOS   Γαληνος   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of GALEN.
GENNADIOS   Γενναδιος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of GENNADIUS.
GENNADIUS   Γενναδιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Γενναδιος (Gennadios), which was derived from Greek γενναδας (gennadas) "noble, generous". Saint Gennadius was an early martyr from North Africa.
GEORGIOS   Γεωργιος   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of GEORGE.
GEORGIUS   Γεωργιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of GEORGIOS.
HAGNE   ‘Αγνη   f   Ancient Greek
Greek form of AGNES.
HELENE   ‘Ελενη   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Ancient Greek form of HELEN, as well as the modern Scandinavian and German form.
HELIODOROS   ‘Ηλιοδωρος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of HELIODORO.
HERACLEITUS   ‘Ηρακλειτος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Ηρακλειτος (Herakleitos) which meant "glory of Hera", derived from the name of the goddess HERA combined with κλειτος (kleitos) "glory". This was the name of a 6th-century BC Greek philosopher from Ephesus.
HERACLIUS   ‘Ηρακλειος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek personal name ‘Ηρακλειος (Herakleios) which was derived from the name of the Greek hero HERAKLES. This was the name of a 7th-century Byzantine emperor, known for his victories over the Sassanid Persian Empire. This name was also borne by two early saints.
HERAKLEIDES   ‘Ηρακλειδης   m   Ancient Greek
Means "son of Herakles" in Greek, derived from the name of the mythic hero HERAKLES combined with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides).
HERAKLEIOS   ‘Ηρακλειος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of HERACLIUS.
HERAKLEITOS   ‘Ηρακλειτος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of HERACLEITUS.
HERMES   ‘Ερμης   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Probably from Greek ‘ερμα (herma) meaning "cairn, pile of stones, boundary marker". Hermes was a Greek god associated with speed and good luck, who served as a messenger to Zeus and the other gods. He was also the patron of travellers, writers, athletes, merchants, thieves and orators.... [more]
HERMOGENES   ‘Ερμογενης   m   Ancient Greek
Means "born of Hermes" from the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek γενης (genes) "born".
HERMOKRATES   ‘Ερμοκρατης   m   Ancient Greek
Means "power of Hermes" from the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek κρατος (kratos) "power".
HERMOLAOS   ‘Ερμολαος   m   Ancient Greek
Means "the people of Hermes" from the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek λαος (laos) "people".
HERO (2)   ‘Ηρων   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of HERON.
HERODES   ‘Ηρωιδης   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Greek form of HEROD.
HERODIAS   ‘Ηρωδιας   f   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of HEROD. This was the name of a member of the Herodian ruling family of Judea, a sister of Herod Agrippa and the wife of Herod Antipas. She appears in the Old Testament, where she contrives to have her husband Antipas imprison and execute John the Baptist.
HERODION   ‘Ηρωδιων   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Diminutive of the Greek name Heroides (see HEROD). This name is mentioned briefly in Paul's epistle to the Romans in the New Testament.
HERODOTOS   ‘Ηροδοτος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of HERODOTUS.
HERODOTUS   ‘Ηροδοτος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Ηροδοτος (Herodotos), derived from ‘ηρως (heros) "hero, warrior" and δοτος (dotos) "given, granted". Herodotus was a Greek historian of the 5th century BC who wrote about Persian and the Persian Wars. He is known as the Father of History.
HERON   ‘Ηρων   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ‘ηρως (heros) meaning "hero". This was the name of a 1st-century Greek inventor (also known as Hero) from Alexandria.
HESIOD   ‘Ησιοδος   m   Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name ‘Ησιοδος (Hesiodos), which probably means "to throw song" from ‘ιημι (hiemi) "to throw, to speak" and ωιδη (oide) "song, ode". This was the name of an 8th-century BC Greek poet.
HESIODOS   ‘Ησιοδος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of HESIOD.
HESPEROS   ‘Εσπερος   m   Ancient Greek
Means "evening" in Greek. This was the name of the personification of the Evening Star (the planet Venus) in Greek mythology.
HIERONYMOS   ‘Ιερωνυμος   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of JEROME.
HIERONYMUS   ‘Ιερωνυμος   m   German, Dutch (Archaic), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latin form of JEROME used in Germany and the Netherlands. Hieronymus Bosch was a 15th-century Dutch painter known for his depictions of the torments of hell.
HILARION   ‘Ιλαριων   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ‘ιλαρος (hilaros) meaning "cheerful". This was the name of a 4th-century saint, a disciple of Saint Anthony.
HIPPOCRATES   ‘Ιπποκρατης   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Ιπποκρατης (Hippokrates) which meant "horse power", derived from the elements ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse" and κρατος (kratos) "power". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Greek doctor who is known as the Father of Medicine.
HIPPOKRATES   ‘Ιπποκρατης   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of HIPPOCRATES.
HIPPOLYTOS   ‘Ιππολυτος   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Means "freer of horses" from Greek ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse" and λυω (luo) "to loosen". In Greek legend he was the son of Theseus who was tragically loved by his stepmother Phaedra. This was also the name of a 3rd-century theologian, saint and martyr.
HOMER   ‘Ομηρος   m   English, Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name ‘Ομηρος (Homeros), derived from ‘ομηρος (homeros) meaning "hostage, pledge". Homer was the Greek epic poet who wrote the 'Iliad', about the Trojan War, and the 'Odyssey', about Odysseus's journey home after the war. There is some debate about when he lived, or if he was even a real person, though most scholars place him in the 8th century BC. In the modern era, Homer has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world (chiefly in America) since the 18th century. This name is borne by the cartoon father on the television series 'The Simpsons'.
HOMEROS   ‘Ομηρος   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of HOMER.
HYACINTHUS   ‘Υακινθος   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Υακινθος (Hyakinthos), which was derived from the name of the hyacinth flower. In Greek legend Hyakinthos was accidentally killed by Apollo, who caused a lily to arise from his blood. The name was also borne by several early saints, notably a 3rd-century martyr who was killed with his brother Protus.
HYAKINTHOS   ‘Υακινθος   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Greek form of HYACINTHUS.
HYGINOS   ‘Υγινος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of HYGINUS.
HYGINUS   ‘Υγινος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of ‘Υγινος (Hyginos), a Greek name derived from ‘υγιεινος (hygieinos) meaning "healthy". This was the name of the ninth pope.
HYPATIA   ‘Υπατια   f   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ‘υπατος (hypatos) meaning "highest, supreme". Hypatia of Alexandria was a 5th-century philosopher and mathematician, daughter of the mathematician Theon.
HYPATOS   ‘Υπατος   m   Ancient Greek
Masculine form of HYPATIA.
IASON   Ιασων   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek, Greek, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Ancient Greek form of JASON.
IRENAEUS   Ειρηναιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ειρηναιος (Eirenaios) which meant "peaceful". Saint Irenaeus was an early bishop of Lyons for whom the Greek island of Santorini is named.
IRENE   Ειρηνη   f   English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Ειρηνη (Eirene), derived from a word meaning "peace". This was the name of the Greek goddess who personified peace, one of the ‘Ωραι (Horai). It was also borne by several early Christian saints. The name was common in the Byzantine Empire, notably being borne by an 8th-century empress, who was the first woman to lead the empire. She originally served as regent for her son, but later had him killed and ruled alone.... [more]
IRENEUS   Ειρηναιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Variant of IRENAEUS.
ISIDORA   Ισιδωρα   f   Serbian, Macedonian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian (Rare), Italian (Rare), English (Rare), Ancient Greek
Feminine form of ISIDORE. This was the name of a 4th-century Egyptian saint and hermitess.
ISIDOROS   Ισιδωρος   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of ISIDORE.
ISOCRATES   Ισοκρατης   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ισοκρατης (Isokrates) which meant "equal power", derived from ισος (isos) "equal" and κρατος (kratos) "power". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Athenian orator.
ISOKRATES   Ισοκρατης   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ISOCRATES.
KALLIAS   Καλλιας   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek καλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty". This was the name of an Athenian who fought at Marathon who later became an ambassador to the Persians.
KALLIKRATES   Καλλικρατης   m   Ancient Greek
Means "beautiful power", derived from the Greek elements καλλος (kallos) "beauty" and κρατος (kratos) "power".
KALLISTO   Καλλιστω   f   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek καλλιστος (kallistos) meaning "most beautiful", a derivative of καλος (kalos) "beautiful". In Greek mythology Kallisto was a nymph who was loved by Zeus. She was changed into a she-bear by Hera, and subsequently became the Great Bear constellation. This was also an ancient Greek personal name.
KALLISTOS   Καλλιστος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of CALLISTUS.
KALLISTRATE   Καλλιστρατη   f   Ancient Greek
Means "beautiful army" from the Greek elements καλλος (kallos) "beauty" and στρατος (stratos) "army".
KARPOS   Καρπος   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Original Greek form of CARPUS.
KASSANDRA   Κασσανδρα   f   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek, English (Modern)
Greek form of CASSANDRA, as well as a modern English variant.
KASSANDROS   Κασσανδρος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of CASSANDER.
KLEISTHENES   Κλεισθενης   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of CLEISTHENES.
KLEITOS   Κλειτος   m   Ancient Greek
Means "splendid, famous" in Greek. This was the name of one of the generals of Alexander the Great.
KLEON   Κλεων   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of CLEON.
KLEOPATRA   Κλεοπατρα   f   Ancient Greek
Greek form of CLEOPATRA.
KLEOPATROS   Κλεοπατρος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek masculine form of CLEOPATRA.
KORINNA   Κοριννα   f   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of CORINNA.
KOSMAS   Κοσμας   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of COSMAS.
KYRIAKOS   Κυριακος   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of CYRIACUS.
KYRILLOS   Κυριλλος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of CYRIL.
KYROS   Κυρος   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of CYRUS.
LEON   Λεων   m   English, German, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Dutch, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek λεων (leon) meaning "lion". During the Christian era this Greek name was merged with the Latin cognate Leo, with the result that the two forms are used somewhat interchangeably across European languages. In England during the Middle Ages this was a common name among Jews. A famous bearer was Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), a Russian Communist revolutionary.
LEONIDAS   Λεωνιδας   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek λεων (leon) meaning "lion" combined with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). Leonidas was a Spartan king of the 5th century BC who sacrificed his life and his army defending the pass of Thermopylae from the Persians. This was also the name of a 3rd-century saint and martyr, the father of Origen, from Alexandria.
LEONTIOS   Λεοντιος   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek λεων (leon) meaning "lion". This was the name of various early saints and martyrs. It was also borne by a 7th-century Byzantine emperor.
LEONTIUS   Λεοντιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of LEONTIOS.
LIGEIA   Λιγεια   f   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek λιγυς (ligys) meaning "clear-voiced, shrill, whistling". This was the name of one of the Sirens in Greek legend. It was also used by Edgar Allan Poe in his story 'Ligeia' (1838).
LINOS   Λινος   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Greek form of LINUS.
LINUS   Λινος   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized), German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Greek name Λινος (Linos) meaning "flax". In Greek legend he was the son of the god Apollo, who accidentally killed him in a contest. Another son of Apollo by this name was the music teacher of Herakles. The name was also borne by the second pope, serving after Saint Peter in the 1st century. In modern times it was the name of a character in Charles Schulz's comic strip 'Peanuts'.
LOUKIANOS   Λουκιανος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of LUCIANUS.
LYCURGUS   Λυκουργος   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Λυκουργος (Lykourgos), derived from λυκος (lykos) "wolf" (genitive λυκου) and εργον (ergon) "work, deed". In Greek legend this was the name of a king who was driven mad by the gods because of his impiety. This was also the name of a Spartan legislator of the 9th century BC.
LYCUS   Λυκος   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Λυκος (Lykos) meaning "wolf". This name was borne by several characters in Greek mythology including a legendary ruler of Thebes.
LYKOS   Λυκος   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Greek form of LYCUS.
LYKOURGOS   Λυκουργος   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Greek form of LYCURGUS.
LYSANDER   Λυσανδρος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Λυσανδρος (Lysandros), derived from Greek λυσις (lysis) meaning "a release" and ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος). This was the name of a notable 5th-century BC Spartan general and naval commander.
LYSANDRA   Λυσανδρα   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Lysandros (see LYSANDER).
LYSANDROS   Λυσανδρος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of LYSANDER.
LYSIMACHOS   Λυσιμαχος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of LYSIMACHUS.
LYSIMACHUS   Λυσιμαχος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Λυσιμαχος (Lysimachos), derived from λυσις (lysis) "a release, loosening" and μαχη (mache) "battle". This was the name of one of the generals under Alexander the Great. After Alexander's death Lysimachus took control of Thrace.
LYSISTRATA   Λυσιστρατη   f   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of LYSISTRATE.
LYSISTRATE   Λυσιστρατη   f   Ancient Greek
Derived from λυσις (lysis) "a release, loosening" and στρατος (stratos) "army".
MARKOS   Μαρκος   m   Greek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Marcus (see MARK).
MELANTHIOS   Μελανθιος   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μελας (melas) "black, dark" and ανθος (anthos) "flower". In Homer's epic the 'Odyssey' this is the name of an insolent goatherd killed by Odysseus.
MELISSA   Μελισσα   f   English, Dutch, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "bee" in Greek. This was the name of a nymph that cared for young Zeus in Greek mythology. It is also the name of the fairy who helps Rogero escape from the witch Alcina in Ludovico Ariosto's poem 'Orlando Furioso' (1516). As an English given name, Melissa has been used since the 18th century.
MELITON   Μελιτων   m   Ancient Greek, Georgian
Derived from Greek μελι (meli) meaning "honey" (genitive μελιτος). This was the name of a 2nd-century bishop of Sardis who is regarded as a saint in the Orthodox Church.
MELITTA   Μελιττα   f   Ancient Greek, German
Ancient Attic Greek variant of MELISSA.
MENODORA   Μηνοδωρα   f   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μηνη (mene) "moon" and δωρον (doron) "gift". This was the name of a 4th-century saint who was martyred with her sisters Metrodora and Nymphodora.
METHODIOS   Μεθοδιος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of METHODIUS.
METHODIUS   Μεθοδιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Μεθοδιος (Methodios), derived from Greek μεθοδος (methodos) meaning "pursuit" or "method", ultimately from μετα (meta) "with" and ‘οδος (hodos) "road". Saint Methodius was a Greek missionary to the Slavs who developed the Cyrillic alphabet (with his brother Cyril) in order to translate the Bible into Slavic.
METRODORA   Μητροδωρα   f   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μητηρ (meter) "mother" (genitive μητρος) and δωρον (doron) "gift". This was the name of a 4th-century saint and martyr who was killed with her sisters Menodora and Nymphodora.
METROPHANES   Μητροφανης   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μητηρ (meter) "mother" (genitive μητρος) and φανης (phanes) "appearing". Saint Metrophanes was the first bishop of Byzantium (4th century).
MILTIADES   Μιλτιαδης   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μιλτος (miltos) meaning "red earth" and the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This was the name of the general who led the Greek forces to victory against the Persians in the Battle of Marathon.
MNASON   Μνασων   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Possibly means "reminding" in Greek. In Acts in the New Testament Paul stays in Jerusalem with a man named Mnason, a Jew who was originally from Cyprus.
MYRON   Μυρων   m   English, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μυρον (myron) meaning "sweet oil, perfume". Myron was the name of a 5th-century BC Greek sculptor. Saints bearing this name include a 3rd-century bishop of Crete and a 4th-century martyr from Cyzicus who was killed by a mob. These saints are more widely revered in the Eastern Church, and the name has generally been more common among Eastern Christians. As an English name, it has been used since the 19th century.
MYRRINE   Μυρρινη   f   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μυρρα (myrrha) meaning "myrrh".
NEOPHYTOS   Νεοφυτος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek name meaning "newly planted", from a word which was derived from νεος (neos) "new" and φυτον (phyton) "plant".
NEREUS   Νηρευς   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Derived from Greek νηρος (neros) meaning "water". In Greek myth this was the name of a god of the sea, the father of the Nereids. It is mentioned briefly in the New Testament, belonging to a Christian in Rome. This was also the name of a Roman saint of the 1st century, a member of the army, who was martyred with his companion Achilleus because they refused to execute Christians.
NICANOR   Νικανωρ   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Νικανωρ (Nikanor), which was derived from νικη (nike) "victory". This name was borne by several notable officers from ancient Macedon.
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