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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Modern Greek form of ACHILLES.
Modern Greek form of APHRODITE.
AGAPEΑγαπηfGreek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αγαπη (agape) meaning "love". This name was borne by at least two early saints.
AGAPIOSΑγαπιοςmGreek, 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.
AGLAIAΑγλαιηfGreek 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.
Variant transcription of EKATERINI.
Variant transcription of EMILIOS.
AKAKIOSΑκακιοςmGreek, 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.
Diminutive of ALEXANDRA.
Diminutive of ALEXANDROS.
ALEXΑλεξm & fEnglish, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Russian
Short form of ALEXANDER, ALEXANDRA, and other names beginning with Alex.
ALEXANDRAΑλεξανδραfEnglish, 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.
ALEXANDROSΑλεξανδροςmGreek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Greek Mythology
Ancient and modern Greek form of ALEXANDER.
ALEXISΑλεξης, Αλεξιςm & fGerman, French, English, Greek, Ancient Greek
From the Greek name Αλεξις (Alexis), which meant "helper" or "defender", derived from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, to help". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek comic poet, and also of several saints. It is used somewhat interchangeably with the related name Αλεξιος or Alexius, borne by five Byzantine emperors. In the English-speaking world it is more commonly used as a feminine name.
Greek form of ALICE. It also corresponds with the Greek word αλικη meaning "scarlet".
Modern Greek form of Alkibiades (see ALCIBIADES).
AMALIAΑμαλιαfSpanish, 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".
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.
ANASTASIAΑναστασιαfGreek, 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.
ANASTASIOSΑναστασιοςmGreek, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of ANASTASIUS.
ANDREASΑνδρεας, ΑνδριαςmGerman, 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.
ANDRIANAΑνδριαναfGreek, Bulgarian
Feminine form of ANDREAS (Greek) or ANDREY (Bulgarian).
Greek form of ANGELICA.
ANGELINAΑγγελιναfItalian, English, Russian, German, Dutch, Polish, Spanish, Greek, Macedonian
Latinate diminutive of ANGELA. A famous bearer is American actress Angelina Jolie (1975-).
Greek form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANIKETOSΑνικητοςmGreek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of ANICETUS.
ANNAΑνναfEnglish, 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]
Greek form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
Greek form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
Variant of APOSTOLOS.
Means "messenger, apostle" in Greek.
Modern Greek form of ARGYROS.
ARIS (1)ΑρηςmGreek
Modern Greek form of ARES. It is also used as a short form of ARISTOTELIS.
Variant transcription of ARISTIDIS.
Modern Greek form of ARISTIDES.
Modern Greek form of ARISTOTLE.
ARTEMISΑρτεμιςfGreek 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.
ATHANASIAΑθανασιαfGreek, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Athanasios (see ATHANASIUS).
ATHANASIOSΑθανασιοςmGreek, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of ATHANASIUS.
Modern Greek form of ATHENA.
Greek form of AURA.
Diminutive of CHARALAMPOS.
Means "happiness, joy" in Greek.
Variant transcription of CHARALAMPOS.
Means "to shine from happiness" from Greek χαρα (chara) "happiness" combined with λαμπω (lampo) "to shine".
CHRISTINAΧριστιναfEnglish, 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.
Modern Greek transcription of CHRISTOPHER.
CHRISTOSΧρηστος, Χριστος, ΧριστοςmTheology, 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]
Modern Greek feminine form of CHRYSANTHOS.
CHRYSANTHOSΧρυσανθοςmGreek, 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.
Feminine form of CHRYSANTHOS.
Modern Greek form of DAPHNE.
Modern Greek form of DANAË.
DANIILΔανιηλmRussian, Greek
Russian and Greek form of DANIEL.
DEMETRAΔημητραfItalian, Romanian, Greek
Italian and Romanian form of DEMETER (1), as well as a variant transcription of Greek DIMITRA.
DEMETRIOSΔημητριοςmAncient Greek, Greek
Original Greek form of DEMETRIUS.
Short form of DEMETRIA.
DESPINAΔεσποιναfGreek, Macedonian
Modern Greek and Macedonian form of DESPOINA.
DESPOINAΔεσποιναfGreek 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.
Variant of DIAMANTO.
Derived from Greek διαμαντι (diamanti) meaning "diamond".
Modern Greek form of DEMETER (1).
Modern Greek form of DEMETRIOS.
Modern Greek form of DEMETRIOS.
Modern Greek form of DEMOSTHENES.
DIONYSIOSΔιονυσιοςmGreek, 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.
DOROTHEOSΔωροθεοςmGreek, Late Greek
Original Greek masculine form of DOROTHEA.
Modern Greek form of EUPHEMIA.
Modern Greek form of EUPHROSYNE.
Modern Greek form of EUSTATHIOS.
Modern Greek form of EUTHALIA.
Modern Greek form of EUTHYMIA.
Modern Greek form of EUTYCHIA.
Variant transcription of IRINI.
Modern Greek form of KATHERINE.
Feminine form of ELEFTHERIOS.
Modern Greek form of Eleutherios (see ELEUTHERIUS).
ELENAΕλεναfItalian, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Russian, Greek, German, Medieval Slavic
Cognate of HELEN, and a variant transcription of Russian YELENA.
Modern Greek form of HELEN.
ELIASΗλιαςmPortuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English, Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Cognate of ELIJAH. This is the form used in the Greek New Testament.
Greek form of ELIZABETH.
ELLIΕλληfGreek, German, Finnish
Diminutive of names beginning with El, such as ELIZABETH.
Modern Greek form of ELPIS.
Greek form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
Greek form of EMMANUEL.
Modern Greek form of HERMES.
EVAΕυαfSpanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian, Georgian, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin
Latinate form of EVE. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. It is also a variant transcription of Russian YEVA. This 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.
Feminine form of EVANGELOS.
Means "bringing good news" from the Greek word ευαγγελος (euangelos), a derivative of ευ (eu) "good" and αγγελος (angelos) "messenger".
Modern Greek form of EUDOCIA.
EVGENIAΕυγενιαfGreek, Russian, Bulgarian
Modern Greek form of EUGENIA. It is also a variant transcription of Russian YEVGENIYA and Bulgarian EVGENIYA.
EVIΕυηfGreek, Dutch, German
Modern Greek form of EVE, as well as a Dutch and German variant.
Modern Greek form of EURYDICE.
Modern Greek form of EURIPIDES.
FILIPPAΦιλιππαfGreek, Swedish, Italian
Greek, Swedish and Italian feminine form of PHILIP.
Greek form of PHILIP.
Variant transcription of FOTINI.
Modern Greek form of PHOTINE.
Modern Greek variant of PHOTIOS.
Modern Greek variant of PHOTIOS.
GAVRIILΓαβριηλmGreek, Russian
Greek and Russian form of GABRIEL.
GEORGIAΓεωργιαfEnglish, 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).
GEORGIOSΓεωργιοςmGreek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of GEORGE.
Derived from Greek γερας (geras) meaning either "old" or "honour". Saint Gerasimus was a 5th-century hermit.
GIANNAΓιανναfItalian, Greek
Italian short form of GIOVANNA and a modern Greek variant of IOANNA.
GIANNIΓιαννηmItalian, Greek
Italian short form of GIOVANNI and a modern Greek variant of IOANNIS.
Modern Greek variant of Ioannes (see JOHN).
Modern Greek variant of Georgios (see GEORGE).
Derived from Greek γλυκυς (glykys) meaning "sweet".
Modern Greek form of GREGORY.
Modern Greek form of GREGORY.
GUS (2)mGreek (Expatriate)
Diminutive of CONSTANTINE, used primarily by Greek expatriates.
HARIS (2)Χαρης, Χαριςm & fGreek
Modern Greek form of CHARES or CHARIS.
Modern Greek form of JACOB (or JAMES).
ILIANAΗλιαναfGreek, Bulgarian
Feminine form of ILIAS (Greek) or ILIYA (Bulgarian).
Modern Greek transcription of ELIAS.
IOANNAΙωανναfGreek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of JOANNA.
Modern Greek transcription of Ioannes (see JOHN).
IOSIFΙωσηφmRussian, Romanian, Greek
Russian, Romanian and Greek form of JOSEPH.
Modern Greek form of HERAKLES.
Greek variant of IRIS, from the genitive form Ιριδος (Iridos).
Modern Greek form of IRENE.
IRISΙριςfGreek 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.
Modern Greek form of HERO (1).
Modern Greek form of ISMENE.
Variant transcription of KETI (2).
Greek form of CAROLUS.
KATERINAΚατεριναfMacedonian, 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.
KATINAΚατιναfGreek, 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)ΚαιτηfGreek
Diminutive of EKATERINI.
KIKIΚικηfEnglish, German, Greek
Diminutive of names beginning with or containing the sound K.
Greek feminine form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
Greek form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
KORALIAΚοραλιαfGreek, 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.
Modern Greek form of CORINNA.
Variant transcription of KYRIAKI.
Feminine form of KYRIAKOS.
KYRIAKOSΚυριακοςmGreek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of CYRIACUS.
Modern Greek form of CYBELE.
Greek form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAZAROSΛαζαροςmGreek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of LAZARUS.
Short form of ELEFTHERIOS.
LENAΛεναfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Polish, Russian, English, Italian, Portuguese, Greek
Short form of names ending in lena, such as HELENA, MAGDALENA or YELENA.
LEONIDASΛεωνιδαςmGreek, 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)ΛειαfItalian, Portuguese, Georgian, Greek, Biblical Latin
Italian, Portuguese, Georgian and Greek form of LEAH.
Greek feminine form of LOUIS.
LOUKASΛουκαςmBiblical Greek, Greek
Greek form of LUKE.
Modern Greek form of MAGDALENE.
MARGARITAΜαργαριταfSpanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, 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).
MARIAΜαριαf & mItalian, 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]
MARIANNAΜαριανναfItalian, 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.
MARIETTAΜαριετταfItalian, Greek, Hungarian
Italian, Greek and Hungarian diminutive of MARIA.
MARIKAΜαρικαfCzech, Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, Greek, Finnish, Estonian, Georgian
Diminutive of MARIA or other names beginning with Mari.
Greek form of MARINUS.
Greek form of MARIUS.
MARKOSΜαρκοςmGreek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Marcus (see MARK).
MARTHAΜαρθαfEnglish, 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]
MATTHAIOSΜατθαιοςmGreek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Mattityahu (see MATTHEW).
MELINAΜελιναfEnglish, 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.
Modern Greek form of MELPOMENE.
MICHAILΜιχαηλmGreek, Russian
Modern Greek form of MICHAEL. It is also a variant transcription of Russian MIKHAIL.
Modern Greek form of MICHAEL.
MIHAILΜιχαηλmRomanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek
Romanian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of MICHAEL. This is also a variant transcription of the Greek name MICHAIL.
Variant transcription of MICHALIS.
Greek form of MYRTLE.
NANA (1)ΝαναfGreek
Diminutive of IOANNA.
Greek diminutive of ANASTASIA.
Modern Greek form of NEPHELE.
Modern Greek form of NEOPHYTOS.
Variant transcription of NIKOLAOS.
NIKI (1)ΝικηfGreek
Modern Greek form of NIKE.
NIKOLAOSΝικολαοςmAncient Greek, Greek
Original Greek form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLASΝικολαςmGreek, English
Greek feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLETTAΝικολετταfHungarian, Greek
Hungarian and Greek form of NICOLETTA.
Greek short form of NIKOLAOS.
Derived from Greek νομικος (nomikos) "relating to the law".
OLGAΟλγαfRussian, 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.
OLYMPIAΟλυμπιαfGreek, Slovak
Feminine form of OLYMPOS.
Modern Greek form of HOMER.
Feminine form of PANAGIOTIS.
Diminutive of PANAGIOTIS.
From the Greek title of the Virgin Mary Παναγια (Panagia) meaning "all holy", derived from παν (pan) "all" combined with ‘αγιος (hagios) "devoted to the gods, sacred".
Variant transcription of PANAGIOTIS.
Diminutive of PANAGIOTIS.
PARASKEVASΠαρασκευαςmGreek, Late Greek
Masculine form of PARASKEVE.
Modern Greek form of PARASKEVE.
Diminutive of PARASKEVI.
PASCHALISΠασχαληςmLate Roman, Greek
Latin and Greek form of PASCAL.
PAVLINAΠαυλιναfBulgarian, Macedonian, Greek
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Greek form of PAULINA.
Greek form of PAUL.
PELAGIAΠελαγιαfAncient 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.
Modern Greek form of PERICLES.
Modern Greek form of PERSEPHONE.
PETROSΠετροςmGreek, Armenian, Biblical Greek
Greek and Armenian form of PETER.
Greek feminine form of PETER.
PHOTIOSΦωτιοςmGreek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek φως (phos) meaning "light" (genitive φωτος (photos)).
PLATONΠλατωνmAncient Greek, Greek, Russian
Greek form of PLATO.
POLINAΠωλιναfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Greek
Either a Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Greek form of PAULINA or a short form of APOLLINARIYA.
Modern Greek form of POLYXENA.
Modern Greek form of PROKOPIOS.
RAFAILΡαφαηλmGreek, Russian
Greek and Russian form of RAPHAEL.
SELENEΣεληνηfGreek Mythology, Greek
Means "moon" in Greek. This was the name of a Greek goddess of the moon, sometimes identified with the goddess Artemis.
Variant transcription of SERAFIM.
SERAFIMΣεραφειμmGreek, Russian, Romanian, Macedonian
Greek, Russian, Romanian and Macedonian form of Seraphinus (see SERAPHINA).
SIBYLLAΣιβυλλαfGreek, German, Swedish, Late Roman, Late Greek
Greek and Latinate form of SIBYL.
SILASΣιλαςmEnglish, 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]
Modern Greek form of SOCRATES.
SOPHIAΣοφιαfEnglish, 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]
Feminine form of SOTIRIS.
Variant of SOTIRIS.
Derived from Greek σωτηρια (soteria) meaning "salvation".
SPIRIDONΣπυριδωνmGreek, Serbian, Croatian
Serian and Croatian form of SPYRIDON, as well as a variant transcription of the Greek name.
Variant of SPYRO.
Variant of SPYROS.
SPYRIDONΣπυριδωνmGreek, 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.
Feminine form of SPYRIDON.
Short form of SPYRIDON.
Short form of SPYRIDON.
Feminine form of STAMATIOS.
Derived from medieval Greek σταματω (stamato) meaning "stop".
Variant of STAMATIOS.
Short form of EFSTATHIOS.
Means "cross" in Greek, referring to the cross of the crucifixion.
Feminine form of STAVROS.
Modern Greek form of Stephanos (see STEPHEN).
Variant of STYLIANOS.
STELLA (2)ΣτελλαfGreek
Diminutive of STYLIANI, with the spelling influenced by that of STELLA (1).
STEPHANOSΣτεφανοςmAncient Greek, Biblical Greek, Greek
Greek form of STEPHEN. In modern Greek it is usually transcribed Stefanos.
Feminine form of STYLIANOS.
STYLIANOSΣτυλιανοςmGreek, 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.
Short form of PANAGIOTAKIS or other names with similar endings.
Short form of ANASTASIA.
Greek diminutive of ANASTASIA.
TATIANAΤατιαναfItalian, 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.
THALIAΘαλειαfGreek 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).
Modern Greek short form of ATHANASIOS.
Diminutive of ATHANASIOS.
THEKLAΘεκλαfGerman (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.
Modern Greek form of THEMISTOCLES.
THEODORAΘεοδωραfEnglish, 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.
THEODOROSΘεοδωροςmGreek, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of THEODORE.
THEODOSIAΘεοδοσιαfAncient Greek, Greek
Feminine form of THEODOSIUS.
Modern Greek form of THEOPHANIA.
Modern Greek form of THEOPHANES.
Modern Greek form of THEOPHYLAKTOS.
THOMASΘωμαςmEnglish, 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]
TIMOTHEAΤιμοθεαfAncient Greek, Greek
Feminine form of TIMOTHY.
Modern Greek form of TRYPHON.
VALENTINAΒαλεντιναfItalian, 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.
Variant of EVANGELOS.
VARVARAΒαρβαραfRussian, Greek, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Greek, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of BARBARA.
Diminutive of VASILIKI.
Variant transcription of VASILIOS.
Modern Greek feminine form of BASIL (1).
Modern Greek form of BASIL (1).
Modern Greek form of BASIL (1).
VASO (2)ΒασωfGreek
Diminutive of VASILIKI.
Variant transcription of VASILIKI.
Variant transcription of VASILIS.
Variant transcription of VASO (2).
VENIAMINΒενιαμινmRussian, Greek
Russian and Greek form of BENJAMIN.
VISSARIONΒησσαριωνmRussian, Greek
Russian form and modern Greek transcription of BESSARION.
Greek form of BLAISE.
Greek form of BLAISE.
Diminutive of PARASKEVI.
Modern Greek form of XANTHIPPE.
Variant of XENIA.
XENIAΞενιαfGreek, 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.
Variant transcription of GIANNA.
Variant transcription of GIANNI.
Variant transcription of GIANNIS.
Variant transcription of GIANNI.
Variant transcription of GIANNIS.
Variant transcription of GIORGOS.
Variant transcription of GIORGOS.
ZACHARIASΖαχαριαςmBiblical, Biblical Greek, Greek
Greek form of ZECHARIAH. This form of the name is used in most English versions of the New Testament to refer to the father of John the Baptist. It was also borne by an 8th-century pope (called Zachary in English).
Modern Greek form of ZENOBIA.
Modern Greek form of Zenon (see ZENO).
Modern Greek form of ZENOBIA.
Modern Greek form of ZOE.