Ancient Greek Names

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NICOLAUS   Νικολαος   m   German, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Nikolaos (see NICHOLAS). This form is also used in Germany.
NICOMEDES   Νικομηδης   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of NIKOMEDES.
NICOSTRATUS   Νικοστρατος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of NIKOSTRATOS.
NIKANDROS   Νικανδρος   m   Ancient Greek
Means "victory of a man" from the Greek elements νικη (nike) "victory" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). This was the name of a 2nd-century BC Greek poet and grammarian.
NIKANOR   Νικανωρ   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of NICANOR.
NIKE   Νικη   f   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Means "victory" in Greek. Nike was the Greek goddess of victory.
NIKEPHOROS   Νικηφορος   m & f   Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "carrying victory" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and φερω (phero) "to carry, to bear". This name was borne by several Byzantine emperors, including the 10th-century Nikephoros II Phokas. Besides being a masculine personal name, it was also a title borne by the goddess Athena.
NIKETAS   Νικητας   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νικητης (niketes) meaning "winner, victor". Saint Niketas was a 4th-century bishop of Remesiana in Serbia. He is a patron saint of Romania.
NIKIAS   Νικιας   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νικη (nike) meaning "victory". This was the name of an Athenian general who fought in the Peloponnesian war.
NIKODEMOS   Νικοδημος   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Ancient Greek form of NICODEMUS.
NIKOLAOS   Νικολαος   m   Ancient Greek, Greek
Original Greek form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOMACHOS   Νικομαχος   m   Ancient Greek
Means "battle of victory" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and μαχη (mache) "battle".
NIKOMEDES   Νικομηδης   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and μηδομαι (medomai) "to think, to plan". This was the name of a 1st-century saint, a priest beaten to death for refusing to worship the Roman gods.
NIKON   Νικων   m   Ancient Greek, Russian
Derived from Greek νικη (nike) meaning "victory".
NIKOSTRATOS   Νικοστρατος   m   Ancient Greek
Means "army of victory" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and στρατος (stratos) "army". This was the name of a Roman saint martyred during the persecutions of emperor Diocletian.
NYMPHODORA   Νυμφοδωρα   f   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νυμφη (nymphe) "bride, nymph" and δωρον (doron) "gift". This was the name of a 4th-century saint who was martyred with her sisters Menodora and Metrodora.
OLYMPIAS   Ολυμπιας   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of OLYMPOS. This was the name of the mother of Alexander the Great. It was also borne by a 4th-century saint.
OLYMPIODOROS   Ολυμπιοδωρος   m   Ancient Greek
From OLYMPOS, the name of the mountain home of the Greek gods, combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift".
OLYMPOS   Ολυμπος   m   Ancient Greek
From a Greek personal name which was derived from the place name OLYMPOS, the name of the mountain home of the Greek gods.
ONESIMOS   Ονησιμος   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Original Greek form of ONESIMUS.
ONESIPHOROS   Ονησιφορος   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Original Greek form of ONESIPHORUS.
ORIGENES   Ωριγενης   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ORIGEN.
PAMPHILOS   Παμφιλος   m   Ancient Greek
Means "friend of all" from Greek παν (pan) "all" and φιλος (philos) "friend".
PANCRATIUS   Πανκρατιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Πανκρατιος (Pankratios), derived from παν (pan) "all" and κρατος (kratos) "power". Early Byzantine Christians used this as a title of Christ. It was borne by two saints, a 1st-century Sicilian martyr and a semi-legendary 4th-century Roman martyr.
PANKRATIOS   Πανκρατιος   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of PANCRATIUS.
PANTALEON   Πανταλεων   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements παν (pan) meaning "all" (genitive παντος) and λεων (leon) meaning "lion". This was the name of a 2nd-century BC king of Bactria. It was also borne by Saint Pantaleon (also called Panteleimon), a doctor from Asia Minor who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century. He is a patron saint of doctors and midwives.
PANTHER   Πανθηρ   m   Ancient Greek
Means "panther" in Greek.
PANTHERAS   Πανθηρας   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek πανθηρ (panther) meaning "panther", ultimately of Sanskrit origin, though folk etymology connects it to Greek παν (pan) "all" and θηραω (therao) "to hunt". According to some legends a Roman soldier named Panthera was the father of Jesus.
PARAMONOS   Παραμονος   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek παραμονη (paramone) meaning "endurance, constancy".
PELAGIA   Πελαγια   f   Ancient Greek, Greek, Polish
Feminine form of PELAGIUS. This was the name of a few early saints, including a young 4th-century martyr who threw herself from a rooftop in Antioch rather than lose her virginity.
PELAGIOS   Πελαγιος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of PELAGIUS.
PELAGIUS   Πελαγιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Πελαγιος (Pelagios), which was derived from πελαγος (pelagos) "the sea". This was the name of several saints and two popes.
PERICLES   Περικλης   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Περικλης (Perikles), which was derived from the Greek elements περι (peri) "around, exceedingly" and κλεος (kleos) "glory". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian statesman and general.
PERIKLES   Περικλης   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of PERICLES.
PHAEDRUS   Φαιδρος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Φαιδρος (Phaidros), which meant "bright". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Greek philosopher, and also of a 1st-century Roman fabulist who was originally a slave from Thrace.
PHAIDROS   Φαιδρος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of PHAEDRUS.
PHERENIKE   Φερενικη   f   Ancient Greek
Ancient Attic Greek form of BERENICE.
PHILANDROS   Φιλανδρος   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of PHILANDER.
PHILE   Φιλη   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Philon (see PHILO).
PHILIPPOS   Φιλιππος   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of PHILIP.
PHILO   Φιλων   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Φιλων (Philon), which was derived from φιλος (philos) meaning "lover, friend". This was the name of a 1st-century Hellenistic Jewish philosopher and theologian from Alexandria.
PHILOKRATES   Φιλοκρατης   m   Ancient Greek
Means "friend of power" from Greek φιλος (philos) "lover, friend" and κρατος (kratos) "power".
PHILON   Φιλων   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of PHILO.
PHILOTHEOS   Φιλοθεος   m   Ancient Greek
Means "friend of god" from Greek φιλος (philos) "lover, friend" and θεος (theos) "god".
PHOCAS   Φωκας   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Φωκας (Phokas), which meant "a seal" from Greek φωκη (phoke). This was the name of an early saint and martyr from Asia Minor. Sentenced to death for being a Christian, he is said to have given his killers lodging and then dug his own grave before he was executed.
PHOIBE   Φοιβη   f   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of PHOEBE.
PHOIBOS   Φοιβος   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Greek form of PHOEBUS.
PHOKAS   Φωκας   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of PHOCAS.
PHOTINA   Φωτινη   f   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of PHOTINE.
PHOTINE   Φωτινη   f   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek φως (phos) meaning "light" (genitive φωτος (photos)). This is the name traditionally given to the Samaritan woman Jesus met at the well (see John 4:7). She is venerated as a saint by the Eastern Church.
PHOTIOS   Φωτιος   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek φως (phos) meaning "light" (genitive φωτος (photos)).
PLATO   Πλατων   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Πλατων (Platon) which was derived from Greek πλατυς (platys) meaning "broad-shouldered". Plato was one of the most important of the Greek philosophers. He was a pupil of Socrates and a teacher of Aristotle. He constructed the theory of Forms and wrote several works, including the 'Republic'.
PLATON   Πλατων   m   Ancient Greek, Greek, Russian
Greek form of PLATO.
PLOUTARCHOS   Πλουταρχος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of PLUTARCH.
POLYCARP   Πολυκαρπος   m   Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name Πολυκαρπος (Polykarpos) meaning "fruitful, rich in fruit", ultimately from Greek πολυς (polys) "much" and καρπος (karpos) "fruit". Saint Polycarp was a 2nd-century bishop of Smyrna who was martyred by fire.
POLYKARPOS   Πολυκαρπος   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of POLYCARP.
PORPHYRIOS   Πορφυριος   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of PORFIRIO.
PRAXITELES   Πραξιτελης   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements πραξις (praxis) "action, exercise" and τελος (telos) "aim, goal". This was the name of a 4th-century BC sculptor from Athens.
PROCHOROS   Προχορος   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of PROCHORUS.
PROKOPIOS   Προκοπιος   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek προκοπη (prokope) "progress, advance". Saint Prokopios was an early Christian martyr who was beheaded in Palestine during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian.
PTOLEMAIOS   Πτολεμαιος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of PTOLEMY.
PTOLEMAIS   Πτολεμαις   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Ptolemaios (see PTOLEMY).
PYRRHOS   Πυρρος   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Greek form of PYRRHUS.
PYRRHUS   Πυρρος   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Πυρρος (Pyrros) which meant "flame-coloured, red", related to πυρ (pyr) "fire". This was another name of Neoptolemus the son of Achilles. This was also the name of a 3rd-century BC king of Epirus.
PYTHAGORAS   Πυθαγορας   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from PYTHIOS, a name of Apollo, combined with Greek αγορα (agora) "assembly, marketplace". This was the name of a 6th-century BC Greek philosopher and mathematician from Samos. He was the founder of a school of philosophy whose members believed that numbers described the universe.
RHODE   ‘Ροδη   f   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Greek form of RHODA.
ROXANA   Ρωξανη   f   English, Spanish, Romanian, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latin form of Ρωξανη (Roxane), the Greek form of the Persian or Bactrian name روشنک (Roshanak) which meant "bright" or "dawn". This was the name of Alexander the Great's first wife, a daughter of the Bactrian nobleman Oxyartes. In the modern era it came into use during the 17th century. In the English-speaking world it was popularized by Daniel Defoe, who used it in his novel 'Roxana' (1724).
ROXANE   Ρωξανη   f   French, English, Ancient Greek
French and English form of ROXANA. This is the name of Cyrano's love interest in the play 'Cyrano de Bergerac' (1897).
SAPPHO   Σαπφω   f   Ancient Greek
Possibly from Greek σαπφειρος (sappheiros) meaning "sapphire" or "lapis lazuli". This was the name of a 7th-century BC Greek poetess from Lesbos.
SELEUCUS   Σελευκος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Σελευκος (Seleukos), of unknown meaning. This was the name of one of Alexander the Great's generals, who established the Seleucid Empire in Western Asia after Alexander's death.
SELEUKOS   Σελευκος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of SELEUCUS.
SIMONIDES   Σιμωνιδης   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek σιμος (simos) "flat-nosed" and the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This name was borne by the 7th-century BC iambic poet Simonides of Amorgos and the 6th-century BC lyric poet Simonides of Ceos.
SOCRATES   Σωκρατης   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Σωκρατης (Sokrates), which was derived from σως (sos) "whole, unwounded, safe" and κρατος (kratos) "power". This was the name of an important Greek philosopher. He left no writings of his own; virtually everything that we know of his beliefs comes from his pupil Plato. He was sentenced to death for impiety.
SOKRATES   Σωκρατης   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of SOCRATES.
SOLON   Σολων   m   Ancient Greek
Possibly from Greek σολος (solos) meaning "lump of iron". This was the name of an Athenian statesman who reformed the laws and government of the city.
SOPHIA   Σοφια   f   English, Greek, German, Ancient Greek
Means "wisdom" in Greek. This was the name of an early, probably mythical, saint who died of grief after her three daughters were martyred during the reign of the emperor Hadrian. Legends about her probably arose as a result of a medieval misunderstanding of the phrase Hagia Sophia "Holy Wisdom", which is the name of a large basilica in Constantinople.... [more]
SOPHOCLES   Σοφοκλης   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Σοφοκλης (Sophokles), which was derived from Greek σοφος (sophos) "skilled, clever" and κλεος (kleos) "glory". Sophocles was a 5th-century BC Greek tragic poet.
SOPHOKLES   Σοφοκλης   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of SOPHOCLES.
SOPHOS   Σοφος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of SOPHUS.
SOPHUS   Σοφος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Σοφος (Sophos) which meant "skilled, clever".
SOSIGENES   Σωσιγενης   m   Ancient Greek
Means "born safely" from Greek σως (sos) "safe, whole, unwounded" and γενης (genes) "born". This was the name of an astronomer from Alexandria employed by Julius Caesar to correct the Roman calendar.
SOSTRATE   Σωστρατη   f   Ancient Greek
Means "safe army" from Greek σως (sos) "safe, whole, unwounded" and στρατος (stratos) "army".
STEPHANOS   Στεφανος   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Greek
Ancient and modern Greek form of STEPHEN.
STRATON   Στρατων   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek στρατος (stratos) meaning "army". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek philosopher.
SYNTYCHE   Συντυχη   f   Biblical, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name meaning "common fate". This is the name of a woman mentioned in Paul's epistle to the Philippians in the New Testament.
TELESPHOROS   Τελεσφορος   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of TÉLESPHORE.
TELESPHORUS   Τελεσφορος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Telesphoros (see TÉLESPHORE).
THAÏS   Θαις   f   Ancient Greek
Possibly means "bandage" in Greek. This was the name of a companion of Alexander the Great. It was also borne by a 4th-century saint from Alexandria, a wealthy socialite who became a Christian convert. She has been a popular subject of art and literature, including an 1891 novel by Anatole France and an 1894 opera by Jules Massenet.
THAIS   Θαις   f   Ancient Greek
Variant transcription of THAÏS.
THALES   Θαλης   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek θαλλω (thallo) meaning "to blossom". This was the name of a 6th-century BC Greek philosopher and mathematician.
THEMISTOCLES   Θεμιστοκλης   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεμιστοκλης (Themistokles) meaning "glory of the law", from θεμις (themis) "law of nature, divine law" (genitive θεμιστος) and κλεος (kleos) "glory". This was the name of an Athenian statesman and general who was victorious over the Persians in the Battle of Salamis.
THEMISTOKLES   Θεμιστοκλης   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of THEMISTOCLES.
THEOCRITUS   Θεοκριτος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Θεοκριτος (Theokritos), a Greek name which meant "judge of god" from θεος (theos) "god" and κριτης (krites) "judge, critic". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek poet.
THEODORA   Θεοδωρα   f   English, Greek, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of THEODORE. This name was common in the Byzantine Empire, being borne by several empresses including the influential wife of Justinian in the 6th century.
THEODOROS   Θεοδωρος   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of THEODORE.
THEODORUS   Θεοδωρος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized), Dutch
Latinized form of the Greek name Theodoros (see THEODORE).
THEODOSIA   Θεοδοσια   f   Ancient Greek, Greek
Feminine form of THEODOSIUS.
THEODOSIOS   Θεοδοσιος   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of THEODOSIUS.
THEODOSIUS   Θεοδοσιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεοδοσιος (Theodosios) which meant "giving to god", derived from θεος (theos) "god" and δοσις (dosis) "giving". Saint Theodosius of Palestine was a monk who founded a monastery near Bethlehem in the 5th century. This also was the name of emperors of the Eastern Roman and Byzantine Empires.
THEODOTOS   Θεοδοτος   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of THEODOTUS.
THEODOTUS   Θεοδοτος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεοδοτος (Theodotos) which meant "given to god" from θεος (theos) "god" and δοτος (dotos) "given". This name belonged to several early saints and martyrs.
THEODOULOS   Θεοδουλος   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of THEODULUS.
THEODULUS   Θεοδουλος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεοδουλος (Theodoulos) which meant "slave of god", derived from θεος (theos) "god" and δουλος (doulos) "slave". This name was borne by several early saints.
THEOKLEIA   Θεοκλεια   f   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of THEKLA.
THEOKRITOS   Θεοκριτος   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of THEOCRITUS.
THEOPHANES   Θεοφανης   m   Ancient Greek
Means "manifestation of God" from Greek θεος (theos) "god" and φανης (phanes) "appearing". This name was borne by a few saints, including an 8th-century chronicler from Constantinople and a 19th-century Russian Orthodox saint, Theophanes the Recluse, who is Феофан (Feofan) in Russian. Another famous bearer was a 14th-century Byzantine icon painter active in Moscow.
THEOPHANIA   Θεοφανια   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of THEOPHANES.
THEOPHILA   Θεοφιλα   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of THEOPHILUS.
THEOPHILOS   Θεοφιλος   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of THEOPHILUS.
THEOPHILUS   Θεοφιλος   m   Biblical, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεοφιλος (Theophilos) which meant "friend of god", derived from θεος (theos) "god" and φιλος (philos) "friend". In the New Testament the evangelist Luke addresses his gospel and the Book of Acts to a man named Theophilus.
THEOPHYLAKTOS   Θεοφυλακτος   m   Ancient Greek
Means "watched by god" from Greek θεος (theos) "god" and φυλακτεος (phylakteos) "to be watched". Saint Theophylaktos was a 9th-century bishop of Nicomedia who was banished to Caria.
THEOTIMOS   Θεοτιμος   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of THEOTIMUS.
THEOTIMUS   Θεοτιμος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεοτιμος (Theotimos), derived from the elemenets θεος (theos) "god" and τιμαω (timao) "to honour". Saint Theotimus was a 4th-century bishop of Tomi in Scythia.
THERON   Θηρων   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek θηραω (therao) meaning "to hunt".
THOUKYDIDES   Θουκυδιδης   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of THUCYDIDES.
THUCYDIDES   Θουκυδιδης   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Θουκυδιδης (Thoukydides), derived from θεος (theos) "god" (genitive θεου) and κυδος (kydos) "glory" with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian historian.
TIMAEUS   Τιμαιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized), Biblical Latin, Biblical
Latinized form of the Greek name Τιμαιος (Timaios), derived from τιμαω (timao) "to honour". This is the name of one of Plato's dialogues, featuring Timaeus and Socrates. Timaeus is also the name of a person mentioned briefly in the New Testament (Mark 10:46).
TIMAIOS   Τιμαιος   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of TIMAEUS.
TIMO (3)   Τιμω   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of TIMON.
TIMON   Τιμων   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Dutch
Derived from Greek τιμαω (timao) meaning "to honour, to esteem". It appears briefly in the New Testament. This is also the name of the main character in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Timon of Athens' (1607).
TIMOTEUS   Τιμοθεος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Variant of TIMOTHEUS.
TIMOTHEA   Τιμοθεα   f   Ancient Greek, Greek
Feminine form of TIMOTHY.
TIMOTHEOS   Τιμοθεος   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of TIMOTHY.
TRYPHAINA   Τρυφαινα   f   Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of TRYPHENA.
TRYPHON   Τρυφων   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek τρυφη (tryphe) meaning "softness, delicacy". Saint Tryphon, a gooseherder from Syria, was martyred in the 3rd century.
TRYPHOSA   Τρυφωσα   f   Biblical, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek τρυφη (tryphe) meaning "softness, delicacy". In the New Testament this name is mentioned briefly as belonging to a companion of Tryphena.
TYCHO   Τυχων   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Τυχων (Tychon) meaning "hitting the mark". This was the name of a Greek saint. It was also borne by the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601).
TYCHON   Τυχων   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of TYCHO.
XANTHE   Ξανθη   f   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ξανθος (xanthos) meaning "yellow" or "fair hair". This was the name of a few minor figures in Greek mythology.
XANTHIPPE   Ξανθιππη   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of XANTHIPPOS. This was the name of the wife of Socrates. Because of her supposedly argumentative nature, the name has been adopted (in the modern era) as a word for a scolding, ill-tempered woman.
XANTHIPPOS   Ξανθιππος   m   Ancient Greek
From the Greek elements ξανθος (xanthos) "yellow" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian general.
XANTHOS   Ξανθος   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
From Greek ξανθος (xanthos) meaning "yellow". This is the name of several figures, mostly minor, in Greek mythology.
XENIA   Ξενια   f   Greek, Ancient Greek
Means "hospitality" in Greek, a derivative of ξενος (xenos) "foreigner, guest". This was the name of a 5th-century saint who is venerated in the Eastern Church.
XENO   Ξενω   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of XENON.
XENOCRATES   Ξενοκρατης   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Ξενοκρατης (Xenokrates), which was derived from ξενος (xenos) "foreigner, guest" and κρατος (kratos) "power". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Greek philosopher.
XENOKRATES   Ξενοκρατης   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of XENOCRATES.
XENON   Ξενων   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ξενος (xenos) "foreigner, guest".
XENOPHON   Ξενοφων   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ξενος (xenos) "foreign, strange" and φωνη (phone) "voice". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Greek historian.
ZENAIS   Ζηναις   f   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek variant of ZENAIDA.
ZENO   Ζηνων   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized), Italian
From the Greek name Ζηνων (Zenon), which was derived from the name of the Greek god ZEUS. Zeno was the name of two famous Greek philosophers: Zeno of Elea and Zeno of Citium, the founder of the Stoic school in Athens.
ZENOBIA   Ζηνοβια   f   Ancient Greek
Means "life of Zeus", derived from Greek Ζηνο (Zeno), a prefix form of the name of ZEUS, combined with βιος (bios) "life". This was the name of a 3rd-century queen of Palmyra. After claiming the title 'Queen of the East' and expanding her realm into Roman territory she was defeated by emperor Aurelian.
ZENOBIOS   Ζηνοβιος   m   Ancient Greek
Masculine form of ZENOBIA.
ZENON   Ζηνων   m   Ancient Greek, Polish
Older form of ZENO, as well as the modern Polish form.
ZEPHYROS   Ζεφυρος   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Greek form of ZEPHYR.
ZOE   Ζωη   f   English, Greek, Italian, Ancient Greek
Means "life" in Greek. From early times it was adopted by Hellenized Jews as a translation of EVE. It was borne by two early Christian saints, one martyred under emperor Hadrian, the other martyred under Diocletian. The name was common in the Byzantine Empire, being borne by a ruling empress of the 11th century. As an English name, Zoe has only been in use since the 19th century. It has generally been more common among Eastern Christians (in various spellings).
ZOPYROS   Ζωπυρος   m   Ancient Greek
Means "glowing" in Greek. This was the name of a Persian nobleman who aided his king Darius in the capture of Babylon. He did this by mutilating himself and then going to the Babylonians claiming that it had been Darius who did it to him. After gaining their trust he betrayed them.
ZOSIME   Ζωσιμη   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Zosimos (see ZOSIMUS).
ZOSIMOS   Ζωσιμος   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of ZOSIMUS.
ZOSIMUS   Ζωσιμος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Ζωσιμος (Zosimos), a Greek name derived from ζωσιμος (zosimos) meaning "viable" or "likely to survive". This was the name of several early saints and a pope.
ZOTICUS   Ζωτικος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ζωτικος (Zotikos), derived from ζωτικος (zotikos) meaning "full of life". This was the name of several early saints.
ZOTIKOS   Ζωτικος   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of ZOTICUS.
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