Greek Names

Greek names are used in the country of Greece and other Greek-speaking communities throughout the world. See also about Greek names.
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ACHILLEAS Αχιλλεας m Greek
Modern Greek form of ACHILLES.
AFRODITI Αφροδιτη f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of APHRODITE.
AGAMEMNON Αγαμεμνων m Greek Mythology, Greek
Possibly means "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.
AGAPI Αγαπη f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of AGAPE.
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 in the early 4th century.
AGAPITOS Αγαπητος m Greek
Modern Greek form of AGAPITO.
AGATHI Αγαθη f Greek
Modern Greek form of AGATHA.
AGLAIA Αγλαια 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.
AGNI (2) Αγνη f Greek
Modern Greek form of AGNES.
AIKATERINI Αικατερινη f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Αικατερινη (see EKATERINI).
AIMILIOS Αιμιλιος m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Αιμιλιος (see EMILIOS).
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.
ALEKA Αλεκα f Greek
Diminutive of ALEXANDRA.
ALEKOS Αλεκος m Greek
Diminutive of ALEXANDROS.
ALEX Αλεξ m & f English, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Czech, Russian
Short form of ALEXANDER, ALEXANDRA, and other names beginning with Alex.
ALEXANDRA Αλεξανδρα f English, German, Dutch, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Catalan, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Feminine form of ALEXANDER. In Greek mythology this was a Mycenaean epithet of the goddess Hera, and an alternate name of Cassandra. It was borne by several early Christian saints, and also by the wife of Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia. She was from Germany and had the birth name Alix, but was renamed Александра (Aleksandra) upon joining the Russian Church.
ALEXANDROS Αλεξανδρος m Greek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Greek Mythology
Greek form of ALEXANDER.
ALEXIS Αλεξης, 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.
ALIKI Αλικη f Greek
Greek form of ALICE. It also corresponds with the Greek word αλικη meaning "scarlet".
ALKIVIADIS Αλκιβιαδης m Greek
Modern Greek form of Alkibiades (see ALCIBIADES).
ALKMINI Αλκμηνη f Greek
Modern Greek form of ALCMENE.
AMALIA Αμαλια f Spanish, Italian, Romanian, Greek, Swedish, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Germanic name Amala, a short form of names beginning with the element amal meaning "work".
ANARGYROS Αναργυρος 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.
ANASTASIA Αναστασια f Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, English, Spanish, Italian, Georgian, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of ANASTASIUS. This was the name of a 4th-century Dalmatian saint who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian. Due to her, the name has been common in Eastern Orthodox Christianity (in various spellings). As an English name it has been in use since the Middle Ages. A famous bearer was the youngest daughter of the last Russian tsar Nicholas II, who was rumoured to have escaped the execution of her family in 1918.
ANASTASIOS Αναστασιος m Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of ANASTASIUS.
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.
ANDRIANA Ανδριανα f Greek, Bulgarian
Feminine form of ANDREAS (Greek) or ANDREY (Bulgarian).
ANGELIKI Αγγελικη f Greek
Greek form of ANGELICA.
ANGELINA Αγγελινα f Italian, English, Russian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Greek, Macedonian
Latinate diminutive of ANGELA. A famous bearer is American actress Angelina Jolie (1975-).
ANGELOS Αγγελος m Greek
Greek form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANIKETOS Ανικητος m Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of ANICETUS.
ANNA Αννα f English, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Icelandic, Faroese, Catalan, Occitan, Breton, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Channah (see HANNAH) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. Many later Old Testament translations, including the English, use the Hannah spelling instead of Anna. The name appears briefly in the New Testament belonging to a prophetess who recognized Jesus as the Messiah. It was a popular name in the Byzantine Empire from an early date, and in the Middle Ages it became common among Western Christians due to veneration of Saint Anna (usually known as Saint Anne in English), the name traditionally assigned to the mother of the Virgin Mary. In the English-speaking world, this form came into general use in the 18th century, joining Ann and Anne.... [more]
ANTONIA Αντωνια f Italian, Spanish, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Romanian, Greek, Croatian, Bulgarian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONIOS Αντωνιος m Greek
Greek form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONIS Αντωνης m Greek
Greek form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
APOLLON Απολλων m Greek Mythology, Greek
Greek form of APOLLO.
APOSTOLIS Αποστολης m Greek
Variant of APOSTOLOS.
APOSTOLOS Αποστολος m Greek
Means "messenger, apostle" in Greek.
ARGYRIS Αργυρης m Greek
Modern Greek form of ARGYROS.
ARGYRO Αργυρω f Greek
Feminine form of ARGYROS.
ARIS (1) Αρης m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of ARES. It is also used as a short form of ARISTOTELIS.
ARISTEIDIS Αριστειδης m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Αριστειδης (see ARISTIDIS).
ARISTIDIS Αριστειδης m Greek
Modern Greek form of ARISTIDES.
ARISTOTELIS Αριστοτελης m Greek
Modern Greek form of ARISTOTLE.
ARTEMIS Αρτεμις f Greek Mythology, Greek
Meaning unknown, possibly related either to Greek αρτεμης (artemes) "safe" or αρταμος (artamos) "a butcher". Artemis was the Greek goddess of the moon and hunting, the twin of Apollo and the daughter of Zeus and Leto. She was known as Diana to the Romans.
ATHANASIA Αθανασια f Greek, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Athanasios (see ATHANASIUS).
ATHANASIOS Αθανασιος m Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of ATHANASIUS.
ATHINA Αθηνα f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of ATHENA.
AVRA Αυρα f Greek
Greek form of AURA.
BABIS Μπαμπης m Greek
Diminutive of CHARALAMPOS.
CHARA Χαρα f Greek
Means "happiness, joy" in Greek.
CHARALAMBOS Χαραλαμπος m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Χαραλαμπος (see CHARALAMPOS).
CHARALAMPOS Χαραλαμπος m Greek
Means "to shine from happiness" from Greek χαρα (chara) "happiness" combined with λαμπω (lampo) "to shine".
CHRISTINA Χριστινα f English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Greek
From Christiana, the Latin feminine form of CHRISTIAN. This was the name of an early, possibly legendary, saint who was tormented by her pagan father. It was also borne by a 17th-century Swedish queen and patron the arts who gave up her crown in order to become a Roman Catholic.
CHRISTOFOROS Χριστοφορος m Greek
Modern Greek form of CHRISTOPHER.
CHRISTOS Χρηστος, Χριστος, Χριστος m Theology, Greek
From Greek Χριστος (Christos) meaning "anointed", derived from χριω (chrio) meaning "to anoint". This was a name applied to Jesus by early Greek-speaking Christians. It is a translation of the Hebrew word מָשִׁיחַ (mashiyach), commonly spelled in English messiah, which also means "anointed".... [more]
CHRYSANTHI Χρυσανθη f Greek
Modern 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.
CHRYSSA Χρυσα f Greek
Feminine form of CHRYSANTHOS.
DAFNI Δαφνη f Greek
Modern Greek form of DAPHNE.
DANAI Δαναη f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of DANAË.
DANIIL Δανιηλ m Russian, Greek
Russian and Greek form of DANIEL.
DEMETRA Δημητρα f Italian, Romanian, Greek
Italian and Romanian form of DEMETER (1), as well as an alternate transcription of Modern Greek Δημητρα (see DIMITRA).
DEMETRIOS Δημητριος m Ancient Greek, Greek
Ancient Greek form of DEMETRIUS, as well as an alternate transcription of the modern Greek form.
DEMI Δημη f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Δημη (see DIMI).
DESPINA Δεσποινα f Greek
Modern Greek form of DESPOINA.
DESPOINA Δεσποινα f Greek Mythology, Greek
Means "mistress, lady" in Greek. In Greek mythology this was the name of the daughter of Demeter and Poseidon. She was worshipped in the Eleusinian Mysteries, which were secret rites practiced at Eleusis near Athens.
DIAMANTINA Διαμαντινα f Greek
Variant of DIAMANTO.
DIAMANTO Διαμαντω f Greek
Derived from Greek διαμαντι (diamanti) meaning "diamond".
DIMI Δημη f & m Greek
Short form of DIMITRA or DIMITRIOS.
DIMITRA Δημητρα f Greek
Modern Greek form of DEMETER (1).
DIMITRIOS Δημητριος m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of DEMETRIOS.
DIMITRIS Δημητρης m Greek
Modern Greek variant of DEMETRIOS.
DIMOSTHENIS Δημοσθενης m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of DEMOSTHENES.
DIOMIDIS Διομηδης m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of DIOMEDES.
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.
DOROTHEOS Δωροθεος m Greek, Late Greek
Greek masculine form of DOROTHEA.
EFIMIA Ευφημια f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of EUPHEMIA.
EFROSYNI Ευφροσυνη f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of EUPHROSYNE.
EFSTATHIOS Ευσταθιος m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of EUSTATHIOS.
EFTHALIA Ευθαλια f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of EUTHALIA.
EFTHIMIA Ευθυμια f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Ευθυμια (see EFTHYMIA).
EFTHIMIOS Ευθυμιος m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Ευθυμιος (see EFTHYMIOS).
EFTHYMIA Ευθυμια f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of EUTHYMIA.
EFTHYMIOS Ευθυμιος m Greek
Modern Greek form of EUTHYMIUS.
EFTYCHIA Ευτυχια f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of EUTYCHIA.
EIRINI Ειρηνη f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Ειρηνη (see IRINI).
EKATERINI Αικατερινη f Greek
Modern Greek form of KATHERINE.
ELEFTHERIA Ελευθερια f Greek
Feminine form of ELEFTHERIOS.
ELEFTHERIOS Ελευθεριος m Greek
Modern Greek form of Eleutherios (see ELEUTHERIUS).
ELENA Ελενα f Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Russian, Greek, German, English, Medieval Slavic
Cognate of HELEN, and an alternate transcription of Russian Елена (see YELENA).
ELENI Ελενη f Greek
Modern Greek form of HELEN.
ELIAS Ηλιας m Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English, Dutch, Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Cognate of ELIJAH. This is the form used in the Greek New Testament.
ELISAVET Ελισαβετ f Greek
Modern Greek form of ELIZABETH.
ELLI Ελλη f Greek, German, Finnish
Diminutive of names beginning with El, such as ELIZABETH.
ELPIDA Ελπιδα f Greek
Modern Greek form of ELPIS.
EMILIOS Αιμιλιος m Greek
Greek form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMMANOUIL Εμμανουηλ m Greek
Greek form of EMMANUEL.
ERMIS Ερμης m Greek
Modern Greek form of HERMES.
EVA Ευα f Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian, Georgian, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin
Form of EVE used in various languages. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. The name appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1852) belonging to the character Little Eva, whose real name is in fact Evangeline.... [more]
EVANGELIA Ευαγγελια f Greek
Feminine form of EVANGELOS.
EVANGELOS Ευαγγελος m Greek
Means "bringing good news" from the Greek word ευαγγελος (euangelos), a derivative of ευ (eu) "good" and αγγελος (angelos) "messenger".
EVDOKIA Ευδοκια f Greek
Modern Greek form of EUDOCIA.
EVELINA Εβελινα f English, Italian, Swedish, Lithuanian, Greek
Latinate form of AVELINE. It was revived by the author Fanny Burney for the heroine of her first novel 'Evelina' (1778). It is often regarded as a variant of the related name EVELYN or an elaboration of EVE.
EVGENIA Ευγενια f Greek, Russian, Bulgarian
Modern Greek form of EUGENIA. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Евгения (see YEVGENIYA) and Bulgarian Евгения (see EVGENIYA).
EVI Ευη f Greek, Dutch, German
Modern Greek form of EVE, as well as a Dutch and German variant.
EVRIDIKI Ευρυδικη f Greek
Modern Greek form of EURYDICE.
EVRIPIDIS Ευριπιδης m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of EURIPIDES.
FILIPPA Φιλιππα f Greek, Swedish, Italian
Greek, Swedish and Italian feminine form of PHILIP.
FILIPPOS Φιλιππος m Greek
Modern Greek form of PHILIP.
FOTEINI Φωτεινη f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Φωτεινη (see FOTINI).
FOTINI Φωτεινη f Greek
Modern Greek form of PHOTINE.
FOTIOS Φωτιος m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of PHOTIOS.
FOTIS Φωτης m Greek
Modern Greek variant of PHOTIOS.
GALINI Γαληνη f Greek
Modern Greek feminine form of GALEN.
GAVRIIL Γαβριηλ m Greek, Russian
Greek and Russian form of GABRIEL.
GEORGIA Γεωργια f English, Greek
Latinate feminine form of GEORGE. This is the name of an American state, which was named after the British king George II. A famous bearer was the American painter Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986).
GEORGIOS Γεωργιος m Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of GEORGE.
GERASIMOS Γερασιμος m Greek, Late Greek
Derived from Greek γερας (geras) meaning "honour, gift". Saint Gerasimus was a 5th-century hermit who lived near the Jordan River.
GIANIS Γιανης m Greek
Modern Greek variant of Ioannes (see JOHN).
GIANNA Γιαννα f Italian, Greek
Italian short form of GIOVANNA and a modern Greek variant of IOANNA.
GIANNI Γιαννη m Italian, Greek
Italian short form of GIOVANNI and a modern Greek variant of IOANNIS.
GIANNIS Γιαννης m Greek
Modern Greek variant of Ioannes (see JOHN).
GIORGOS Γιωργος m Greek
Modern Greek variant of Georgios (see GEORGE).
GLYKERIA Γλυκερια f Greek
From Greek γλυκυς (glykys) meaning "sweet".
GRIGORIOS Γρηγοριος m Greek
Modern Greek form of GREGORY.
GRIGORIS Γρηγορης m Greek
Modern Greek form of GREGORY.
GUS (2) m Greek (Expatriate)
Diminutive of CONSTANTINE, used primarily by Greek expatriates.
HARIS (2) Χαρης, Χαρις m & f Greek
Modern Greek form of CHARES or CHARIS.
IAKOVOS Ιακωβος m Greek
Modern Greek form of JACOB (or JAMES).
IGNATIOS Ιγνατιος m Greek
Greek form of IGNATIUS.
ILIANA Ηλιανα f Greek, Bulgarian
Feminine form of ILIAS (Greek) or ILIYA (Bulgarian).
ILIAS Ηλιας m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of ELIAS.
IOANNA Ιωαννα f Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of JOANNA.
IOANNIS Ιωαννης m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Ιωαννης (see JOHN).
IOSIF Ιωσηφ m Russian, Romanian, Greek
Russian, Romanian and Greek form of JOSEPH.
IRAKLIS Ηρακλης m Greek
Modern Greek form of HERAKLES.
IRIDA Ιριδα f Greek
Greek variant of IRIS, from the genitive form Ιριδος (Iridos).
IRINI Ειρηνη f Greek
Modern Greek form of IRENE.
IRIS Ιρις f Greek Mythology, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, French, Spanish, Greek
Means "rainbow" in Greek. Iris was the name of the Greek goddess of the rainbow, also serving as a messenger to the gods. This name can also be given in reference to the word (which derives from the same Greek source) for the iris flower or the coloured part of the eye.
IRO Ηρω f Greek
Modern Greek form of HERO (1).
ISMINI Ισμηνη f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of ISMENE.
KAITI Καιτη f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Καιτη (see KETI (2)).
KAROLOS Καρολος m Greek
Greek form of CAROLUS.
KATERINA Κατερινα f Macedonian, Russian, Bulgarian, Greek, Late Roman
Macedonian form of KATHERINE, a Russian short form of YEKATERINA, a Bulgarian short form of EKATERINA, and a Greek variant of AIKATERINE.
KATINA Κατινα f Greek, Macedonian
Greek and Macedonian contracted form of KATERINA. This name had a spike in popularity in America in 1972 when it was used for a newborn baby on the soap opera 'Where the Heart Is'.
KETI (2) Καιτη f Greek
Diminutive of EKATERINI.
KIKI Κικη f English, German, Greek
Diminutive of names beginning with or containing the sound K.
KONSTANTINA Κωνσταντινα f Greek
Greek feminine form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
KONSTANTINOS Κωνσταντινος m Greek
Greek form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
KORALIA Κοραλια f Greek, Late Greek
Derived from Ancient Greek κοραλλιον (korallion) meaning "coral" (in Modern Greek κοραλλι). This was the name of an obscure 4th-century saint and martyr from Thrace.
KORINA Κορινα f Greek
Modern Greek form of CORINNA.
KOSTAS Κωστας m Greek
Short form of KONSTANTINOS.
KOSTIS Κωστης m Greek
Short form of KONSTANTINOS.
KYRIAKE Κυριακη f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Κυριακη (see KYRIAKI).
KYRIAKI Κυριακη f Greek
Feminine form of KYRIAKOS.
KYRIAKOS Κυριακος m Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of CYRIACUS.
KYVELI Κυβελη f Greek
Modern Greek form of CYBELE.
LAVRENTIOS Λαυρεντιος m Greek
Greek form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAZAROS Λαζαρος m Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of LAZARUS.
LEFTERIS Λευτερης m Greek
Short form of ELEFTHERIOS.
LENA Λενα f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Polish, Russian, English, Italian, Portuguese, Greek
Short form of names ending in lena, such as HELENA, MAGDALENA or YELENA.
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.
LIA (1) Λεια f Italian, Portuguese, Georgian, Greek, Biblical Latin
Italian, Portuguese, Georgian and Greek form of LEAH.
LOUIZA Λουιζα f Greek
Greek feminine form of LOUIS.
LOUKAS Λουκας m Biblical Greek, Greek
Greek form of LUKE.
MAGDALINI Μαγδαληνη f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of MAGDALENE.
MARGARITA Μαργαριτα f Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Greek, Late Roman
Latinate form of MARGARET. This is also a Latin word meaning "pearl" and a Spanish word meaning "daisy flower" (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARIA Μαρια f & m Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Corsican, Sardinian, Basque, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Latin form of Greek Μαρια, from Hebrew מִרְיָם (see MARY). Maria is the usual form of the name in many European languages, as well as a secondary form in other languages such as English (where the common spelling is Mary). In some countries, for example Germany, Poland and Italy, Maria is occasionally used as a masculine middle name.... [more]
MARIANNA Μαριαννα f Italian, English, Hungarian, Slovak, Polish, Finnish, Greek
Combination of MARIA and ANNA. It has been confused with the Roman name MARIANA to the point that it is no longer easy to separate the two forms. It is sometimes also used as a Latinized form of MARIAMNE.
MARIETTA Μαριεττα f Italian, Greek, Hungarian
Italian, Greek and Hungarian diminutive of MARIA.
MARIKA Μαρικα f Czech, Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, Greek, Finnish, Estonian, Georgian
Diminutive of MARIA and other names beginning with Mari.
MARINOS Μαρινος m Greek
Greek form of MARINUS.
MARIOS Μαριος m Greek
Greek form of MARIUS.
MARKOS Μαρκος m Greek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Marcus (see MARK).
MARTHA Μαρθα f English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, Greek, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Aramaic מַרְתָּא (marta') meaning "the lady, the mistress", feminine form of מַר (mar) meaning "master". In the New Testament this is the name of the sister of Lazarus and Mary of Bethany (who is sometimes identified with Mary Magdalene). She was a witness to Jesus restoring her dead brother to life.... [more]
MATTHAIOS Ματθαιος m Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Mattityahu (see MATTHEW).
MELINA Μελινα f English, Greek
Elaboration of Mel, either from names such as MELISSA or from Greek μελι (meli) meaning "honey". A famous bearer was Greek-American actress Melina Mercouri (1920-1994), who was born Maria Amalia Mercouris.
MELPOMENI Μελπομενη f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of MELPOMENE.
MICHAIL Μιχαηλ m Greek, Russian
Modern Greek transcription of MICHAEL. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Михаил (see MIKHAIL).
MICHALIS Μιχαλης m Greek
Modern Greek variant of MICHAEL.
MIHAIL Μιχαηλ m Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek
Romanian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of MICHAEL. This is also an alternate transcription of Greek Μιχαηλ (see MICHAIL).
MIHALIS Μιχαλης m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Μιχαλης (see MICHALIS).
MYRTO Μυρτω f Greek
Greek form of MYRTLE.
NANA (1) Νανα f Greek
Diminutive of IOANNA.
NATASA Νατασα f Greek
Greek diminutive of ANASTASIA.
NEFELI Νεφελη f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of NEPHELE.
NEOFYTOS Νεοφυτος m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of NEOPHYTOS.
NICOLAOS Νικολαος m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Νικολαος (see NIKOLAOS).
NIK Νικ m English, Greek, Slovene
Short form of NIKOLAS, NIKOLAOS, NIKOLAJ or NIKOLA (1).
NIKI (1) Νικη f Greek
Modern Greek form of NIKE.
NIKOLAOS Νικολαος m Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAS Νικολας m Greek, English
Variant of NIKOLAOS (Greek) or NICHOLAS (English).
NIKOLETA Νικολετα f Greek
Greek feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLETTA Νικολεττα f Hungarian, Greek
Hungarian and Greek form of NICOLETTA.
NIKOS Νικος m Greek
Greek short form of NIKOLAOS.
NOMIKI Νομικη f Greek
Derived from Greek νομικος (nomikos) meaning "relating to the law".
OLGA Ολγα f Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Latvian, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovene, Serbian, Bulgarian, Greek
Russian form of HELGA. The Varangians brought it from Scandinavia to Russia. The 10th-century Saint Olga was the wife of Igor I, grand prince of Kievan Rus (a state based around the city of Kiev). Following his death she ruled as regent for her son for 18 years. After she was baptized in Constantinople she attempted to convert her subjects to Christianity.
OLYMPIA Ολυμπια f Greek, Slovak
Feminine form of OLYMPOS.
OMIROS Ομηρος m Greek
Modern Greek form of HOMER.
PANAGIOTA Παναγιωτα f Greek
Feminine form of PANAGIOTIS.
PANAGIOTAKIS Παναγιωτακης m Greek
Diminutive of PANAGIOTIS.
PANAGIOTIS Παναγιωτης m Greek
From the Greek title of the Virgin Mary Παναγια (Panagia) meaning "all holy", derived from παν (pan) meaning "all" combined with ‘αγιος (hagios) meaning "devoted to the gods, sacred".
PANAYIOTIS Παναγιωτης m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Παναγιωτης (see PANAGIOTIS).
PANOS Πανος m Greek
Diminutive of PANAGIOTIS.
PANTELIS Παντελης m Greek
Short form of PANTELEIMON.
PARASKEVAS Παρασκευας m Greek, Late Greek
Masculine form of PARASKEVE.
PARASKEVI Παρασκευη f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of PARASKEVE.
PARASKEVOULA Παρασκευουλα f Greek
Diminutive of PARASKEVI.
PASCHALIS Πασχαλης m Late Roman, Greek
Latin and Greek form of PASCAL.
PAVLINA Παυλινα f Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Greek form of PAULINA.
PAVLOS Παυλος m Greek
Modern Greek form of PAUL.
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.
PERIKLIS Περικλης m Greek
Modern Greek form of PERICLES.
PERSEFONI Περσεφονη f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of PERSEPHONE.
PETROS Πετρος m Greek, Armenian, Biblical Greek
Greek and Armenian form of PETER.
PETROULA Πετρουλα f Greek
Greek feminine form of PETER.
PLATON Πλατων m Ancient Greek, Greek, Russian
Greek form of PLATO.
POLINA Πωλινα f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Greek
Either a Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Greek form of PAULINA or a short form of APOLLINARIYA.
POLYXENI Πολυξενη f Greek
Modern Greek form of POLYXENA.
PROKOPIOS Προκοπιος m Greek, 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.
PROKOPIS Προκοπης m Greek
Modern Greek form of PROKOPIOS.
RAFAIL Ραφαηλ m Greek, Russian
Greek and Russian form of RAPHAEL.
SELINI Σεληνη f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of SELENE.
SERAFEIM Σεραφειμ m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Σεραφειμ (see SERAFIM).
SERAFIM Σεραφειμ m Greek, Russian, Romanian, Macedonian
Greek, Russian, Romanian and Macedonian form of Seraphinus (see SERAPHINA).
SIBYLLA Σιβυλλα f Greek, German, Swedish, Late Roman, Late Greek
Greek and Latinate form of SIBYL.
SILAS Σιλας m English, Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Probably a short form of SILVANUS. This is the name of a companion of Saint Paul in the New Testament. Paul refers to him as Silvanus in his epistles, though it is possible that Silas was in fact a Greek form of the Hebrew name SAUL (via Aramaic).... [more]
SOKRATIS Σωκρατης m Greek
Modern Greek form of SOCRATES.
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]
SOTIRIA Σωτηρια f Greek
Feminine form of SOTIRIS.
SOTIRIOS Σωτηριος m Greek
Variant of SOTIRIS.
SOTIRIS Σωτηρης m Greek
Derived from Greek σωτηρια (soteria) meaning "salvation".
SPIRIDON Σπυριδων m Greek, Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian form of SPYRIDON, as well as an alternate transcription of the Greek name.
SPIRO Σπυρο m Greek
Variant of SPYRO.
SPIROS Σπυρος m Greek
Variant of SPYROS.
SPYRIDON Σπυριδων m Greek, Late Greek
Late Greek name derived from Greek σπυριδιον (spyridion) meaning "basket" or Latin spiritus meaning "spirit". Saint Spyridon was a 4th-century sheep farmer who became the bishop of Tremithus and suffered during the persecutions of Diocletian.
SPYRIDOULA Σπυριδουλα f Greek
Feminine form of SPYRIDON.
SPYRO Σπυρο m Greek
Short form of SPYRIDON.
SPYROS Σπυρος m Greek
Short form of SPYRIDON.
STAMATIA Σταματια f Greek
Feminine form of STAMATIOS.
STAMATIOS Σταματιος m Greek
Derived from medieval Greek σταματω (stamato) meaning "stop".
STAMATIS Σταματης m Greek
Variant of STAMATIOS.
STATHIS Σταθης m Greek
Short form of EFSTATHIOS.
STAVROS Σταυρος m Greek
Means "cross" in Greek, referring to the cross of the crucifixion.
STAVROULA Σταυρουλα f Greek
Feminine form of STAVROS.
STEFANOS Στεφανος m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Στεφανος (see STEPHEN).
STELIOS Στελιος m Greek
Variant of STYLIANOS.
STELLA (2) Στελλα f Greek
Diminutive of STYLIANI, with the spelling influenced by that of STELLA (1).
STEPHANOS Στεφανος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Greek
Greek form of STEPHEN. In modern Greek it is usually transcribed Stefanos.
STYLIANI Στυλιανη f Greek
Feminine form of STYLIANOS.
STYLIANOS Στυλιανος m Greek, Late Greek
Derived from Greek στυλος (stylos) meaning "pillar". Saint Stylianos was a 7th-century hermit from Adrianopolis in Asia Minor who is regarded as a patron saint of children.
TAKIS Τακης m Greek
Short form of PANAGIOTAKIS and other names with similar endings.
TASIA Τασια f Greek
Short form of ANASTASIA.
TASOULA Τασουλα f Greek
Greek diminutive of ANASTASIA.
TATIANA Τατιανα f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Greek, Georgian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of the Roman name Tatianus, a derivative of the Roman name TATIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint who was martyred in Rome under the emperor Alexander Severus. She was especially venerated in Orthodox Christianity, and the name has been common in Russia (as Татьяна) and Eastern Europe. It was not regularly used in the English-speaking world until the 1980s.
THALIA Θαλεια f Greek Mythology (Latinized), Greek
From the Greek name Θαλεια (Thaleia), derived from θαλλω (thallo) meaning "to blossom". In Greek mythology she was one of the nine Muses, presiding over comedy and pastoral poetry. This was also the name of one of the three Graces or Χαριτες (Charites).
THANASIS Θανασης m Greek
Modern Greek short form of ATHANASIOS.
THANOS Θανος m Greek
Diminutive of ATHANASIOS.
THEKLA Θεκλα f German (Rare), Greek (Rare), Late Greek
From the ancient Greek name Θεοκλεια (Theokleia), which meant "glory of God" from the Greek elements θεος (theos) meaning "god" and κλεος (kleos) meaning "glory". This was the name of a 1st-century saint, appearing (as Θεκλα) in the apocryphal 'Acts of Paul and Thecla'. The story tells how Thecla listens to Paul speak about the virtues of chastity and decides to remain a virgin, angering both her mother and her suitor.
THEMISTOKLIS Θεμιστοκλης m Greek
Modern Greek form of THEMISTOCLES.
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
Greek form of THEODORE.
THEODOSIA Θεοδοσια f Ancient Greek, Greek
Feminine form of THEODOSIUS.
THEOFANIA Θεοφανια f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of THEOPHANIA.
THEOFANIS Θεοφανης m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of THEOPHANES.
THEOFILOS Θεοφιλος m Greek
Modern Greek form of THEOPHILUS.
THEOFYLAKTOS Θεοφυλακτος m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of THEOPHYLAKTOS.
THOMAS Θωμας m English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Greek form of the Aramaic name תָּאוֹמָא (Ta'oma') which meant "twin". In the New Testament this is the name of an apostle. When he heard that Jesus had risen from the dead he initially doubted the story, until Jesus appeared before him and he examined his wounds himself. According to tradition he was martyred in India. Due to his renown, the name came into general use in the Christian world.... [more]
TIMOTHEA Τιμοθεα f Ancient Greek, Greek
Feminine form of TIMOTHY.
TRYFON Τρυφων m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of TRYPHON.
VALENTINA Βαλεντινα f Italian, Russian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene, Romanian, Spanish, Greek, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)). A famous bearer was the Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova (1937-), who in 1963 became the first woman to visit space.
VANGELIS Βαγγελης m Greek
Variant of EVANGELOS.
VARVARA Βαρβαρα f Russian, Greek, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Greek, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of BARBARA.
VASIA Βασια f Greek
Diminutive of VASILIKI.
VASILEIOS Βασιλειος m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Βασιλειος (see VASILIOS).
VASILIKI Βασιλικη f Greek
Modern Greek feminine form of BASIL (1).
VASILIOS Βασιλειος m Greek
Modern Greek form of BASIL (1).
VASILIS Βασιλης m Greek
Modern Greek form of BASIL (1).
VASO (2) Βασω f Greek
Diminutive of VASILIKI.
VASSILIKI Βασιλικη f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Βασιλικη (see VASILIKI).
VASSILIS Βασιλης m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Βασιλης (see VASILIS).
VASSO Βασω f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Βασω (see VASO (2)).
VENIAMIN Βενιαμιν m Russian, Greek
Russian and Greek form of BENJAMIN.
VISSARION Βησσαριων m Russian, Greek
Russian form and modern Greek transcription of BESSARION.
VLASIS Βλασης m Greek
Greek form of BLAISE.
VLASSIS Βλασσης m Greek
Greek form of BLAISE.
VOULA Βουλα f Greek
Diminutive of PARASKEVI.
XANTHIPPI Ξανθιππη f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of XANTHIPPE.
XENI Ξενη f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of XENE.
XENIA Ξενια f Greek, Ancient Greek
Means "hospitality" in Greek, a derivative of ξενος (xenos) meaning "foreigner, guest". This was the name of a 5th-century saint who is venerated in the Eastern Church.
YANIS Γιανης m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιανης (see GIANIS).