Ancient Greek Submitted Names

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ABERKIOS m Ancient Greek (?), History
Meaning unknown. It was borne by a 2nd-century saint of Phrygia in Asia Minor, a bishop and wonderworker of Hieropolis who is the subject (and probable author) of an early Christian inscription.
ABRONIKE f Ancient Greek
From the Greek elements αβρος (abros) "delicate, refined" and νικη (nike) "victory".
ACANTHUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Άκανθος (Akanthos), which is derived from Greek ακανθος (akanthos), the name of a plant with large spiny leaves. The plant ultimately derives its name from Greek ακη (ake) "thorn, point" and Greek ανθος (anthos) "flower, blossom"... [more]
ACHAEUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Achaios. In Greek mythology, this was the name of the son of Xuthus, who the Achaean people regarded as their (mythical) ancestor. Other bearers of this name include Greek tragic poet Achaeus of Eretria (5th century BC) and the son of king Seleucus I Nicator (3rd century BC).
ACHAIOS m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
The meaning of this name is a little uncertain; it may have been derived from Greek αχος (achos) meaning "grief, pain, woe" (also see Achilles). It is also interesting to note that there is the Greek word achaia, which was an epithet of the Greek goddess Demeter... [more]
ACHELOIS f Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Achelôios (see Achelous). In Greek myth this was the name of a minor moon goddess as well as a general name for water nymphs and an epithet of the Sirens (as the daughters of Achelous).
ADAMANTIOS m Ancient Greek, Greek
Derived from Greek ἀδάμας (adamas) meaning "unconquerable, unbreakable" (genitive ἀδάμαντος (adamantos)).
ADAMANTIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Adamantios. This was borne by the 3rd-century Christian theologian Origenes Adamantius, who acquired the nickname because of his "character of steel", evidenced by severe ascetic practices (allegedly including self-castration based on a literal reading of Matthew 19:12 - "There are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven").
ADMETUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Ἄδμητος (Admetos), from Greek ἄδμητος (admêtos) "unbroken" - a word usually reserved for oxen, hence also "wild" or "untamed". In Greek myth this was the name of a king of Pherae in Sicily, the husband of Alcestis, who died for him.
AEACIDES m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek given name Aἰακίδης (Aiakides), which may possibly be related to the Greek word akidēs meaning "stings" as well as "cares, troubles". In turn, that word is related to Greek ἀκίς (akis) meaning "pointed object" (such as an arrow, barb or dart)... [more]
AENESIDEMUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Ainesidemos. Known bearers of this name include the ancient Greek philosopher Aenesidemus (1st century BC) and a tyrant of Leontini (5th century BC).
AESARA f Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Aisara. Aesara of Lucania was a Pythagorean philosopher who wrote a work called On Human Nature, of which scholars today only have a one-page fragment.
AETION m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Aition. In Greek mythology, Aetion was one of the defenders of Thebes against the Seven.
AETIOS m Ancient Greek, Armenian
Original Ancient Greek form of Aetius, as well as the modern Armenian form.
AGAPENOR m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from the Greek noun ἀγάπη (agape) meaning "love, affection, esteem" (see Agape) combined with the Greek noun ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man".... [more]
AGATHANDROS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αγαθος (agathos) meaning "good" combined with Greek ανδρος (andros) meaning "of a man".
AGATHANOR m Ancient Greek
Means "good man", derived from the Greek adjective ἀγαθός (agathos) meaning "good" combined with the Greek noun ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man".
AGATHARCHOS m Ancient Greek
The first element of this name is derived from Greek αγαθος (agathos) meaning "good". The second element is either derived from Greek αρχος (archos) "master" or from Greek αρχη (arche) "origin, source".
AGATHEMERIS f Ancient Greek
Possibly derived from Greek ἀγαθὸς (agathos) "good, noble" and ἥμερος (hemeros) "civilized, gentle".
AGATHIAS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek agathos meaning "good" (see Agathon). It was borne by a 6th-century Greek historian and poet, who chronicled the reign of Byzantine emperor Justinian I.
AGATHO m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of Agathon. This name was borne by a 7th-century pope.
AGATHOBOULE f Ancient Greek (Rare)
From Greek αγαθος (agathos) "good" and βουλη (boule) "will, determination, counsel".
AGATHOBOULOS m Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek adjective ἀγαθός (agathos) meaning "good" combined with the Greek verb βούλομαι (boulomai) meaning "to will, to wish, to prefer". Also compare the Greek noun βουλή (boule) meaning "will, determination" as well as "counsel, advice" and the Greek verb βουλεύω (bouleuo) meaning "to take counsel, to deliberate".
AGATHOBULUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Agathoboulos. This was the name of a Cynic philosopher from the 2nd century AD.
AGATHOCLES m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Agathokles. This name was borne by a king of Sicily (Italy) from the 3rd century BC.
AGATHODAEMON m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀγαθοδαίμων (Agathodaimon) meaning "noble spirit", from ἀγαθὸς (agathos) "good, noble" and δαίμων (daimon) "spirit".... [more]
AGATHODOROS m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name meaning ''good gift'' with the elements (agathos) ''good'' and (doron) ''gift''.
AGATHOKLEIA f Ancient Greek, History
Feminine form of Agathokles. This name was borne by an Indo-Greek queen from the 2nd century BC.
AGATHOKLES m Ancient Greek
Means "(the) good is glorious", derived from the Greek elements αγαθος (agathos) "good" and κλεος (kleos) "glory".
AGENORIDES m Ancient Greek
Means "son of Agenor" in Greek.
AGESANDER m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Agesandros. This was an epithet of the Greek god Hades, as well as the name of the Greek sculptor Agesander of Rhodes.
AGESANDROS m Ancient Greek
The first element of this name is either derived from Greek ἆγειν (agein) meaning "to carry, to fetch" or from Greek ἄγω (ago) "to guide, to lead" (also see Agis). The second element is derived from Greek ανδρος (andros) meaning "of a man".
AGESILAOS m Ancient Greek
The first element of this name is either derived from Greek ἆγειν (agein) meaning "to carry, to fetch" or from Greek ἄγω (ago) "to guide, to lead" (also see Agis). The second element is derived from Greek λαός (laos) meaning "(the) people".
AGESILAUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of Agesilaos. This was an epithet of the Greek god Hades, as well as the name of two kings of Sparta.
AGESIPOLIS m Ancient Greek, History
The first element of this name is either derived from Greek ἆγειν (agein) meaning "to carry, to fetch" or from Greek ἄγω (ago) "to guide, to lead" (also see Agis). The second element is derived from Greek πόλις (pólis) meaning "city, city state"... [more]
AGIS m Ancient Greek, History
Derived from the Greek verb ἄγω (ago) meaning "to lead, to guide" as well as "to bring, to carry". It is closely related to the Greek verb ἡγέομαι (hegeomai) meaning "to go before, to lead (the way)" as well as "to guide"... [more]
AGLAOTIME f Ancient Greek
From Greek άγλαος "bright, shining" and τιμη "honour, virtue, worth".
AGNODICE f Ancient Greek
Means "chaste before justice". First Greek woman to legally practice medicine. Although, the meaning of her name may suggest she was be a mythical figure signifying the success of an oppressed group.
AGNOKRITE f Ancient Greek
From Greek αγνος (agnos) "pure" and κριτης (krites) "judge".
AGNOSTRATE f Ancient Greek
Comprised of the Greek elements αγνος "pure" and στρατος "army".
AGNOTHEA f Ancient Greek
Comprised of the Greek elements αγνος (agnos) "pure" and θεα (thea) "goddess".
AGORAKRITOS m Ancient Greek
The first element of this name is either derived from Greek ἀγορεύω (agoreuo) "to orate, to speak publicly" or from Greek ἀγορά (agora), which can mean "assembly" as well as "market"... [more]
AIGEAS m Ancient Greek
Probably derived from Greek αἰγίς (aigis) meaning "goatskin, fleece", but that can also refer to the shield of Zeus. Also compare Greek αἴγειος (aigeios) meaning "of a goat"... [more]
AIGYPTOS m Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of Aegyptus.
AINESIDEMOS m Ancient Greek
The first element of this name is derived from Greek αἴνεσις (ainesis) "praise", which itself is ultimately derived from Greek αἴνη (ainē) meaning "praise, fame". The second element is derived from Greek δημος (demos) "the people", which thus gives this name the meaning of "praise of the people".
AISARA f Ancient Greek
Original form of Aesara.
AITION m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from the Greek adjective αἴτιος (aitios) meaning "responsible" as well as "culpable, guilty, blameworthy", which is ultimately derived from the Greek noun αἰτία (aitia) meaning "responsibility" as well as "guilt, blame, accusation"... [more]
AKEPSIMAS m Ancient Greek
Unknown meaning.
AKESANDROS m Ancient Greek
Means "healing of a man", derived from Greek ἄκεσις (akesis) "healing, curing" combined with Greek ανδρος (andros) "of a man".
AKHILLEUS m Ancient Greek
Original version of Achilles.
ALCANOR m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Alkanor. This name was borne by two characters from Greek mythology.
ALCENOR m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Alkenor. This name was borne by one of the Argives that fought in the Battle of the 300 Champions, which took place around 546 BC.
ALCETAS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Alketas. This was the name of several notable kings, generals, and soldiers in ancient Greece (Macedon).
ALCIPHRON m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Alkiphron. This name was borne by an ancient Greek sophist.
ALCMAEON m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized), Theatre
Latinized form of Alkmaion. This occurs in Greek mythology belonging to the son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle.
ALCYONEUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀλκυονεύς (Alkyoneus), which is the masculine form of Alkyone (see Alcyone). This name was borne by four characters in Greek mythology, one of them being a Thracian Giant... [more]
ALECTRYON m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
The Ancient Greek word for "rooster". In Greek mythology, Alectryon was a youth, charged by Ares to stand guard outside his door while the god indulged in illicit love with Aphrodite.
ALEUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek
Latinized form of Greek Ἀλεός (Aleos), which is derived from Greek ἀλέομαι (aleomai) meaning "to avoid, to divert". Also compare Greek ἀλεείνω (aleeinō) meaning "to avoid, to shun"... [more]
ALEXAMENOS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, help" and μενος (menos) "strength". This appears in a famous graffito of the early Roman era, which mocks the Christian beliefs of a Roman soldier called "Alexamenos the Faithful".
ALEXANOR m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from the Greek verb ἀλέξω (alexo) meaning "to defend" as well as "to help" combined with the Greek noun ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man".... [more]
ALEXAS m Ancient Greek, Theatre
Greek name, possibly originally a short form of Alexandros or another name beginning with the element αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, help". This was used by William Shakespeare for a character in his play 'Antony and Cleopatra' (1606).
ALEXIBIA f Ancient Greek
From Greek αλέξω (alexo) "defender, protector" and βιος (bios) "life".
ALEXICLES m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀλεξικλης (Alexikles) which meant "defending glory", derived from αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, help" and κλεος (kleos) "glory".
ALEXINUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Ἀλεξῖνος (Alexinos), a derivative of Alexios.
ALEXIPPA f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Alexippos.
ALKANOR m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from the Greek noun ἀλκή (alke) meaning "strength" combined with the Greek noun ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man".
ALKESTIS f Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of Alcestis.
ALKETAS m Ancient Greek, Greek
Possibly derived from Greek αλκη (alke) "defense, defensive strength, valour". This name was borne by several ancient Greek kings, generals, and soldiers, including a general of Alexander the Great.
ALKINOOS m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Variant of Αλκινους (Alkinous) (see Alcinous).
ALKIPHRON m Ancient Greek
The first element of this name is derived from the Greek noun αλκη (alke) meaning "strength". The second element is derived from either the Greek noun φρόνις (phronis) meaning "prudence, wisdom" or the Greek verb φρονέω (phroneo) meaning "to think" as well as "to be minded"... [more]
ALYPIA f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Alypios. This name was borne by a 5th-century Roman noblewoman, the daughter of Western Roman Emperor Anthemius.
ALYPIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Alypios. A known bearer of this name was Alypius the Stylite, an ascetic saint from the 7th century AD.
ALYPOS m Ancient Greek
The literal meaning of this name is "no grief" or "not sad", and as such, one could say that it actually means "happy". Derived from the Greek negative prefix ἄ- (a-) combined with Greek λύπη (lype) meaning "grief, pain, sorrow"... [more]
ALYPUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Alypos. This was the name of a sculptor from ancient Greece.
AMARANTOS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αμαραντος (amarantos) meaning "unfading" (see also Amarantha).
AMARANTUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Amarantos. A known bearer was Amarantus of Alexandria, an ancient Greek writer from the 1st century BC.
AMEINODORA f Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἄμεινον (ameinon) "better" and δωρον (doron) "gift".
AMEINOKLEIA f Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἄμεινον (ameinon) "better" and κλεος (kleos) "fame, glory".
AMMONIA f American (Rare, Archaic), Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Ammon. In Greek mythology, Ammonia is an epithet of the goddess Hera.
AMPHANDROS m Ancient Greek
The first element of this name is derived from Greek ἀμφί (amphi) meaning "on both sides, in all directions, surrounding" as well as "around, about, near". The second element is derived from Greek ανδρος (andros) meaning "of a man".
AMPHICRATES m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Amphikrates. This name was borne by a king of the Greek island Samos, who lived in the 7th century BC.
AMPHIKRATES m Ancient Greek
The first element of this name is derived from Greek ἀμφί (amphi) meaning "on both sides, in all directions, surrounding" as well as "around, about, near". The second element is derived from Greek κρατος (kratos) meaning "power".
AMPHOTERUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Derived from Greek ἀμφότερος (amphoteros) which meant "both".
AMYNANDER m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Amynandros. This name was borne by King Amynander of Athamania, who lived in the 3rd century BC.
AMYNANDROS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἀμύνω (amuno) or (amyno) "to ward off, to defend" combined with Greek ανδρος (andros) "of a man".
AMYNTOR m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
From Greek ἀμύντωρ (amyntôr) meaning "defender, protector", which is a derivative of ἀμύνω (amynô) "to keep off, defend oneself". (Compare Amyntas.) This name belonged to several characters in Greek mythology... [more]
ANACHARSIS m Obscure, Ancient Greek
Meaning uncertain. The first element of this name may possibly have been derived from Greek ανα (ana) "up", but I haven't been able to find any possibilities for the second element. This was the name of an ancient Greek philosopher from the 6th century BC.... [more]
ANACREON m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Anakreon. This name was borne by a Greek lyric poet from the 5th century BC.
ANACTORIA f Literature, Greek Mythology (Latinized, ?), Ancient Greek (Latinized, ?)
Latinized form of the Greek Ἀνακτορία (Anaktoria), derived from ἀνακτόρῐος (anaktorios) "royal", literally "belonging to a king, a lord" from ἀνάκτωρ (anaktor) "lord", from αναξ (anax) "lord"... [more]
ANAKREON m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ανα (ana) "up" combined with Greek κρέων (kreon) "king" (also compare Kreon).
ANAXANDER m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of Anaxandros. This name was borne by a king of Sparta (Greece) from the 7th century BC.
ANAXANDRA f Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology, French (Quebec, Rare)
Feminine form of Anaxandros. In Greek legend this name was borne by the wife of King Procles of Sparta. It was also the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek painter, who is mentioned in Clement of Alexandria's essay 'Women as Well as Men Capable of Perfection'.
ANAXANDRIDAS m Ancient Greek, History
Extended form of Anaxandros. This name was borne by two kings of Sparta.
ANAXANDRIDES m Ancient Greek
Variant of Anaxandridas. This name was borne by an Athenian Middle Comic poet from the 4th century BC.
ANAXANDROS m Ancient Greek
Means "master of a man", derived from Greek αναξ (anax) "master, lord, chief" combined with Greek ανδρος (andros) "of a man". The latter element is the genitive of Greek ανηρ (aner) "man".
ANAXARCHOS m Ancient Greek
The first element of this name is derived from Greek αναξ (anax) "master, lord, chief". The second element is either derived from Greek αρχος (archos) "master" or from Greek αρχη (arche) "origin, source".
ANAXARCHUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Anaxarchos. This name was borne by a Greek philosopher from the 4th century BC.
ANAXIBIA f Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Feminine form of Anaxibios. This name is carried by several characters in Greek mythology.
ANAXIBIOS m Ancient Greek
Means "master of life", derived from Greek αναξ (anax) "master, lord, chief" combined with Greek βιος (bios) "life".
ANAXICRATES m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Anaxikrates. This name was borne by two eponymous archons of Athens, the earliest of which lived in the 4th century BC.
ANAXIDAMOS m Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements αναξ (anax) "master, lord, chief" and δαμος (damos) "the people". The latter element is a Doric Greek variant of δημος (demos).
ANAXIDAMUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of Anaxidamos. This name was borne by a king of Sparta (Greece) from the 7th century BC.
ANAXIKRATES m Ancient Greek
Means "powerful master", derived from Greek αναξ (anax) "master, lord, chief" combined with Greek κρατος (kratos) "power."
ANAXILAOS m Ancient Greek
Means "master of the people", derived from the Greek elements αναξ (anax) "master, lord, chief" and λαος (laos) "the people."
ANAXILAUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Anaxilaos. This name was borne by a Greek philosopher from the 1st century BC.
ANAXIMANDER m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Anaximandros. This was the name of a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher.
ANAXIMANDROS m Ancient Greek
The first element of this name is derived from Greek αναξ (anax) "master, lord, chief". The second element is derived from either Greek μάνδρα (mandra) "an enclosed space" or Greek ανδρος (andros) "of a man"... [more]
ANAXIMENES m Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements αναξ (anax) "master, lord, chief" and μενος (menos) "power, strength, spirit." Anaximenes was the name of a Greek philosopher from the 6th century BC.
ANAXIPPOS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἄναξ (anax) meaning "master, lord, chief" combined with Greek ‘ιππος (hippos) meaning "horse".
ANAXIPPUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Anaxippos. This was the name of an Athenian comic poet from the 4th century BC.
ANDRIANUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinate masculine form of Andriana.
ANDRIPPOS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἀνδρός (andros) meaning "of a man" combined with the Greek noun ἵππος (hippos) meaning "horse".
ANDRISCUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of Andriskos. This was the name of the last king of Macedon, who lived in the 2nd century BC.
ANDRISKOS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ανδρος (andros) "of a man" combined with the Greek diminutive suffix -ισκος (-iskos).
ANDROBOULOS m Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek adjective ἀνδρόβουλος (androboulos) meaning "of manly counsel, man-minded", which consists of Greek ἀνδρός (andros) meaning "of a man" combined with the Greek noun βουλή (boule) meaning "counsel, advice" as well as "will, determination".... [more]
ANDROBULUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Androboulos. This was the name of an ancient Greek sculptor.
ANDROLOCHOS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἀνδρός (andros) meaning "of a man" combined with the Greek noun λόχος (lochos) meaning "childbirth" as well as "ambush". Through the latter meaning, the word later came to signify a tactical sub unit of the ancient Greek army, which further strengthened the word's connection to combat and the military... [more]
ANDROLOCHUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Androlochos. This name was borne by a prominent citizen of the city of Elis, who was killed by the Achaeans during the Battle of Leontion in 217 BC.
ANDROSTHENES m Ancient Greek
Means "strength of a man", derived from the Greek elements ανδρος (andros) "of a man" and σθενος (sthenos) "vigour, strength."
ANDROTIMOS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἀνδρός (andros) meaning "of a man" combined with the Greek verb τιμάω (timao) meaning "to honour, to esteem, to revere".
ANTANDER m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Antandros. This name was borne by Antander of Syracuse (4th century BC), who was the brother of the tyrant Agathocles of Syracuse.
ANTANDROS m Ancient Greek
The first element of this name is either derived from Greek ἀντ (ant) "instead of" or from Greek αντι (anti) "against". The second element is derived from Greek ανδρος (andros) meaning "of a man".
ANTENOR m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
The first element of this name is either derived from Greek ἀντ (ant) "instead of" or from Greek αντι (anti) "against". The second element is derived from Greek ανηρ (aner) "man." In Greek mythology, Antenor was a councilor of King Priam during the Trojan War.
ANTHIPPE f Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Feminine form of Anthippos. In Greek mythology, Anthippe is one of the fifty daughters of king Thespius. She had a son named Hippodromus with Heracles.
ANTHIPPOS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἄνθος (anthos) meaning "flower, blossom" combined with Greek ‘ιππος (hippos) meaning "horse".
ANTHIPPUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Anthippos. This was the name of an ancient Greek comic poet, of whom it is not (yet) certain whether he really existed.
ANTICLEA f Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Antikleia, which is the feminine equivalent of Antikles. In Greek legend this was the name of the mother of Odysseus.
ANTICLES m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Antikles. A known bearer of this name was Anticles of Messenia, an ancient Greek athlete from the 8th century BC.
ANTIDORA f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Antidoros.
ANTIDOROS m Ancient Greek
Means "against gifts", derived from Greek αντι (anti) "against" combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift."
ANTIGENES m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αντι (anti) meaning "against" combined with Greek γενης (genes) meaning "born". This name was borne by a general of Alexander the Great, who lived in the 4th century BC.
ANTIKLES m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αντι (anti) meaning "against" combined with Greek κλεος (kleos) meaning "glory".
ANTIKRATES m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αντι (anti) meaning "against" combined with Greek κρατος (kratos) meaning "power".
ANTILOCHOS m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ἀντί (anti) meaning "against, compared to, like" combined with the Greek noun λόχος (lochos) meaning "ambush", a word that later came to signify a tactical sub unit of the ancient Greek army... [more]
ANTILOCHUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Antilochos. This was the name of an ancient Greek historian.... [more]
ANTIMACHOS m Ancient Greek
Means "against battle", derived from Greek αντι (anti) "against" combined with Greek μαχη (mache) "battle."
ANTIMACHUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Antimachos. This name was borne by an ancient Greek poet from the 4th century BC.
ANTINOOS m Ancient Greek
Means "against the mind", derived from Greek αντι (anti) "against" combined with Greek νόος (nóos), which is an alternative form of Greek νοῦς (nous) "mind".
ANTINOUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Antinoos. This name was borne by the favourite and lover of the Roman Emperor Hadrian (2nd century AD).
ANTIOCHIS f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Antiochos.
ANTIPHILOS m Ancient Greek
Means "against friends", derived from Greek αντι (anti) "against" combined with Greek φιλος (philos) "friend, lover".
ANTIPHILUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Antiphilos. This name was borne by a Greek painter from the 4th century BC.
ANTIPHON m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αντι (anti) "against" combined with Greek φωνη (phone) "voice." This name was borne by Antiphon the Sophist, who lived in the 5th century BC.
ANTISTHENES m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αντι (anti) "against" combined with Greek σθενος (sthenos) "vigour, strength." This name was borne by a Greek philosopher from the 4th century BC.
ANYTE f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Anytos. Anyte of Tegea was a 3rd-century BC Arcadian poet, admired by her contemporaries and later generations for her charming epigrams and epitaphs.
APELLES m Ancient Greek
Borne by numerous historical figures, including the 4th-century BC Greek painter Apelles of Kos.
APELLICON m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Apellikon. A known bearer of this name was Apellicon of Teos, a famous book collector from the 1st century BC.
APELLIKON m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἀπέλλω (apello) meaning "to repel, to confront and cast away", which some sources say is etymologically related to the name of the Greek god Apollo.
APHAREUS m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
The meaning of this name is uncertain. It could have been derived from Greek ἀφαρεί (apharei), which is an adverb of Greek ἄφαρ (aphar), which can mean "straightway, forthwith" as well as "suddenly, quickly"... [more]
APHRODISIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Aphrodisios belonged to a first century saint in France.
APOLLODORUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Apollodoros. This name was borne by Apollodorus of Athens, a Greek scholar and grammarian from the 2nd century.
APOLLODOTOS m Ancient Greek
Derived from the name of the god Apollo combined with Greek δοτος (dotos) "given (to), granted."
APOLLODOTUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of Apollodotos. This name was borne by an Indo-Greek king from the 2nd century BC.
APOLLOGENES m Ancient Greek
Derived from the name of the god Apollo combined with Greek γενης (genes) meaning "born". This name was borne by an eponymous archon of Athens, who lived in the 1st century BC.
APOLLOKRATES m Ancient Greek
Derived from the name of the god Apollo combined with Greek κρατος (kratos) "power."
APOLLOPHANES m Ancient Greek
Derived from the name of the god Apollo combined with Greek φανης (phanes) "appearing."
APRUSIA f Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Απρουσία (Aprousia), possibly derived from Greek α (a), a negative prefix, combined with προύση (prouse) "rain".
APSANDER m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Apsandros. This name was borne by an eponymous archon of Athens, who lived in the 7th century BC.
APSANDROS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἄψ (aps) meaning "backwards, back again" combined with Greek ανδρος (andros) meaning "of a man".
APSEPHION m Ancient Greek
There are two meanings (and etymologies) possible for this name. The first is that it means "without darkness", derived from the Greek negative prefix ἄ- (a-) combined with the Greek noun ψέφος (psephos) meaning "darkness"... [more]
ARCHAGATHOS m Ancient Greek
The first element of this name is either derived from Greek αρχος (archos) "master" or from Greek αρχη (arche) "origin, source". The second element is derived from Greek αγαθος (agathos) meaning "good".
ARCHANDROS m Ancient Greek
The first element of this name is either derived from Greek αρχος (archos) "master" or from Greek αρχη (arche) "origin, source". The second element is derived from Greek ανδρος (andros) "of a man", although there is one source that claims that in this name, the second element is derived from Greek ἀνδρεία (andreia) meaning "courage" as well as "manliness"... [more]
ARCHEDICE f Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Archedike. This was borne by a celebrated woman of 5th-century BC Greece, the daughter of Hippias the Peisistratid.
ARCHEDIKE f Ancient Greek
ἄρχω "rule, command" + δικη "justice"
ARCHELOCHOS m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Either a variant of Archilochos or an independent name in its own right. If the latter is the case, then the first element of this name is different from that of the aforementioned name, but the second element is exactly the same: Greek λόχος (lochos) meaning "ambush"... [more]
ARCHELOCHUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Archelochos. In Greek mythology, Archelochus was one of the leaders of the Dardanians, who aided the Trojans in their fight against the Achaeans.
ARCHESTRATE f Ancient Greek
ἄρχω "rule, command" + στρατος "army"
ARCHESTRATOS m Ancient Greek
The first element of this name is either derived from Greek αρχος (archos) "master" or from Greek αρχη (arche) "origin, source". The second element is derived from Greek στρατος (stratos) "army."
ARCHESTRATUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Archestratos. This name was borne by an ancient Greek poet from the 4th century BC.
ARCHIAS m Ancient Greek
Aulus Licinius Archias, a Greek poet defended by Cicero. The Greek stem αρχ (arch) means "chief" or "master".
ARCHIDAMOS m Ancient Greek
The first element of this name is either derived from Greek αρχος (archos) "master" or from Greek αρχη (arche) "origin, source". The second element is derived from δαμος (damos) "the people", which is a Doric Greek variant of δημος (demos).
ARCHIDAMUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of Archidamos. This name was borne by five kings of Sparta (Greece).
ARCHILOCHOS m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from the Greek noun ἀρχός (archos) meaning "master, leader" combined with the Greek noun λόχος (lochos) meaning "ambush", a word that later came to signify a tactical sub unit of the ancient Greek army... [more]
ARCHILOCHUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Archilochos. This was the name of a Greek lyric poet from the 7th century BC.... [more]
ARCHIPPUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Archippos. This name was borne by an Athenian comic poet from the 5th century BC.
ARCHYTAS m Ancient Greek
Archytas was an Ancient Greek philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, statesman, and strategist of 5th-century BC.
ARCTINUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Arktinos. This was the name of a Greek epic poet, who was said to have been a pupil of Homer.
AREIOS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἄρειος (areios) meaning "of Ares" or "devoted to Ares." This word has also been explained as meaning "warlike, martial", which is understandable, given that Ares is the Greek god of war... [more]
ARESANDROS m Ancient Greek
The first element of this name is a little bit uncertain. It is either derived from the name of the Greek god of war Ares (also compare Areios) or from Greek ἄρεσις (aresis) meaning "good pleasure, favour" as well as "help, supplication"... [more]
ARETAEUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Aretaios. A known bearer of this name of Aretaeus of Cappadocia, a Greek physician who lived in the 1st century AD.
ARETAIOS m Ancient Greek
Derived from either Greek ἀρετάω (aretao) "to thrive, to prosper" or from Greek ἀρετή (arete) meaning "goodness, excellence" as well as "virtue, skill".
ARETE f Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
From Greek ἀρετή (aretê) meaning "goodness, excellence, virtue", which is related to the word ἄριστος (aristos) "best". The root ἀρ (ar) also appears in Ares, the first notion of goodness for the Greeks being that of manly qualities, i.e. bravery in war... [more]
AREUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of Areios. This name was borne by two kings of Sparta, both of whom lived in the 3rd century BC.
ARGYRA f Ancient Greek
Means "silver" in Greek.
ARIGNOTE f Ancient Greek
Etymology unknown. This was the name of an Ancient Greek female philosopher and student of Pythagoras. Some traditions maintain she was also the daughter of Pythagoras and Theano.
ARIMNESTE f Ancient Greek
Means "greatly remembered" in Ancient Greek. This was the name of a sister of Aristole.
ARION m Ancient Greek, Greek, Greek Mythology, Popular Culture
In Greek mythology, Arion is the name of a divine immortal talking horse, who is the son of the gods Poseidon and Demeter. In real life, this name was borne by a Greek singer and poet of Methymna on Lesbos, skilled at the cithara and inventor of the dithyramb... [more]
ARISTAGORA f Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements αριστος (aristos) "best, noblest" and αγορα (agora) "assembly, gathering place, marketplace". Compare the masculine equivalent Aristagoras.
ARISTAGORAS m Ancient Greek, History
The first element of this name is derived from the Greek adjective ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best". The second element is derived from either the Greek verb ἀγορεύω (agoreuo) meaning "to orate, to speak publicly" or the Greek noun ἀγορά (agora), which can mean "assembly" as well as "market, marketplace".... [more]
ARISTANDER m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Aristandros. Aristander was the name of Alexander the Great's favorite seer.
ARISTANDROS m Ancient Greek
Means "(the) best of a man", derived from Greek αριστος (aristos) "best" combined with Greek ανδρος (andros) "of a man".
ARISTEIA f Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αριστος (aristos) "best".
ARISTIPPOS m Ancient Greek
Means "the best horse", derived from Greek αριστος (aristos) meaning "best" combined with Greek ‘ιππος (hippos) meaning "horse".
ARISTIPPUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Aristippos. Known bearers of this name include the ancient Greek philosopher Aristippus of Cyrene (4th century BC) and the ancient Greek tyrant Aristippus of Argos (3rd century BC).
ARISTOBIA f Ancient Greek
Possibly means "the best life" from the Greek elements αριστος (aristos) "best" and βιος (bios) "life" (compare Aristobios); alternatively, the second element may be Greek βία (bia) meaning "bodily strength, force; act of violence".
ARISTOBOULOS m Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek adjective ἀριστόβουλος (aristoboulos) meaning "best in counsel", which consists of the Greek adjective ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" combined with the Greek noun βουλή (boule) meaning "counsel, advice" as well as "will, determination".... [more]
ARISTOBULUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of Aristoboulos. This name was borne by several kings and princes of Judea, as well as a Greek philosopher and a Greek historian.
ARISTOCLEA f Ancient Greek
Derived from αριστος (aristos) "best" and κλεος (kleos) "glory". This could be seen as a feminine form of Aristocles.
ARISTOCREON m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Aristokreon. This name was borne by a Stoic philosopher from the 2nd century BC.
ARISTODAMA f Ancient Greek
Derived from αριστος (aristos) "best". The second element is uncertain, but may be derived δαμος (damos) which is a Doric Greek variant of δημος (demos) meaning "the people".
ARISTODIKE f Ancient Greek
αριστος "best, noble" + δικη "justice"
ARISTOGENES m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αριστος (aristos) meaning "best" combined with Greek γενης (genes) meaning "born". This name was borne by two ancient Greek physicians from the 3rd century BC.
ARISTOKREON m Ancient Greek
Means "(the) best king", derived from Greek αριστος (aristos) "best" combined with Greek κρέων (kreon) "king" (also compare Kreon).
ARISTOLAOS m Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek adjective ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" combined with the Greek noun λαός (laos) meaning "(the) people".... [more]
ARISTOLEON m Ancient Greek
Means "(the) best lion", derived from Greek αριστος (aristos) "best" combined with Greek λεων (leon) "lion."
ARISTOLOCHOS m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from the Greek adjective ἀριστόλοχος (aristolochos) meaning "well-born", which consists of the Greek adjective ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" combined with the Greek noun λόχος (lochos) meaning "childbirth" as well as "ambush"... [more]
ARISTOLOCHUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Aristolochos. This name was borne by an Olympic victor from 344 BC.... [more]
ARISTOMACHOS m Ancient Greek
Means "best battle", derived from Greek αριστος (aristos) "best" combined with Greek μαχη (mache) "battle."
ARISTOMACHUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology
Latinized form of Aristomachos. In Greek mythology, Aristomachus is the name of one of Heracles' descendants.
ARISTOMEDA f Ancient Greek
Derived from αριστος (aristos) "best" and μεδομαι (medomai) "to be mindful of". She was a woman that offered her tithe to the goddess Demeter.
ARISTOMENES m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek αριστος (aristos) "best" combined with Greek μενος (menos) "power, strength, spirit."
ARISTONAX m Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek adjective ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" combined with the Greek noun ἄναξ (anax) meaning "master, lord, chief".
ARISTONICUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of Aristonikos. This name was borne by a king of Pergamon, as well as several ancient Greek scholars.
ARISTONIKE f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Aristonikos. According to the 5th-century BC historian Herodotus, this was the name of the oracle of Delphi in the time of Xerxes' invasion.
ARISTONIKOS m Ancient Greek
Means "(the) best victory", derived from Greek αριστος (aristos) "best" combined with Greek νικη (nike) "victory".
ARISTOPHANTOS m Ancient Greek
Means "(the) best visibility", derived from Greek αριστος (aristos) "best" combined with Greek φαντός (phantos) "visible". The latter element is ultimately derived from the Greek verb φαντάζω (phantazo) meaning "to make visible".
ARISTOPHANTUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Aristophantos. This name was borne by an eponymous archon of Athens, who lived in the 2nd century BC.
ARISTOPHON m Ancient Greek
Means "(the) best voice", derived from Greek αριστος (aristos) "best" combined with Greek φωνη (phone) "voice."
ARISTOS m Ancient Greek, Greek
Short form of Greek names beginning with the element αριστος (aristos) "best".
ARISTOTHEMIS m & f Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek adjective ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" combined with the Greek noun θέμις (themis) meaning "law of nature, divinely ordained justice, that which is laid down" (see Themis).
ARISTOTIMOS m Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek adjective ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" combined with the Greek verb τιμάω (timao) meaning "to honour, to esteem, to revere".
ARISTOTIMUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Aristotimos. This was the name of an ancient Greek tyrant of Elis, who lived in the 3rd century BC.
ARISTOXENOS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αριστος (aristos) "best" combined with Greek ξενος (xenos) "foreign, strange."
ARISTOXENUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Aristoxenos. Aristoxenus of Tarentum was a Greek philosopher from the 4th century BC.
ARIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Areios. Arius (AD 250 or 256–336) was an ascetic Christian presbyter of Libyan birth, possibly of Berber extraction, and priest in Alexandria, Egypt, of the church of the Baucalis.
ARKTINOS m Ancient Greek
Derived from either Greek ἀρκτικός (arktikos) "artic, northern" or from Greek ἄρκτος (arktos) "bear".
ARMOXENA f Ancient Greek
Probably from the Greek word αρμονία meaning harmony and ξένα meaning stranger or from another country
ARRHABAEUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of the ancient Greek given name Ἀρραβαῖος (Arrhabaios), which is also found spelled as Arrhibaios. The meaning of the name is uncertain. The first element of the name may possibly consist of the Greek prefix ar meaning "not, without" (similar to the word arrhythmia), whereas the second element might possibly be related to the Greek verb ῥαβάσσω (rhabasso) "to make a noise"... [more]
ARRHIDAEUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of the ancient Greek given name Ἀρριδαῖoς (Arrhidaios), which might possibly be a variant form of the Greek given name Ἀρραβαῖος (Arrhabaios) (see Arrhabaeus)... [more]
ARSINOE f Ancient Greek, Greek (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Spanish (Latin American), Italian (Rare)
Derived from Greek arsis "to rise, to lift" combined with Greek nous "mind, intellect". This name was borne by a princess from the Ptolemaic dynasty of ancient Egypt.
ARSINOË f Ancient Greek
Traditional spelling of Arsinoe.
ARTAXIAS m Ancient Persian (Hellenized), Ancient Greek
Variant form of Artaxes. This was the name of the founder of the Artaxiad dynasty, who lived in the 2nd century BC.
ARTEMAS m Ancient Greek, Biblical
Presumably a contracted form of Artemidoros. This name is mentioned briefly in the New Testament, in Saint Paul's letter to Titus. According to George Rippey Stewart in 'American Given Names' (1979): "It is chiefly remembered from General Artemas Ward, of the Revolution (born 1727)... [more]
ARTEMONE m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Italian
Italian and Latinized form of Artemon.
ARYBBAS m Ancient Greek
In ancient Greece he was King of the Molossians in the 4th century BCE. He was the son of King Alcetas I, brother of Neoptolemus I, and grandfather of Pyrrhus.... [more]
ASANDER m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Asandros. This was the name of a governor of Lydia, who lived in the 4th century BC.
ASANDROS m Ancient Greek
The first element of this name is possibly derived from the Greek noun ἄση (ase) "surfeit, loathing, nausea", which itself is ultimately derived from the Greek verb ἀσάω (asao) "to take a surfeit, to glut oneself"... [more]
ASCLEPIGENIA f Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Asklepigeneia. This was the name of a 5th-century Athenian philosopher and mystic.
ASCLEPIODOTUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Asklepiodotos it was the name of a saint martyred with Maximus and Theodore in 310.
ASKLEPIGENEIA f Ancient Greek
Derived from the name of the Greek god Asklepios combined with γενης (genes) "born". This was the name of a 5th-century Greek philosopher and mystic.
ASKLEPIODOTOS m Ancient Greek
Greek name which meant "given by Asklepios" from the name of the Greek god Asklepios and δοτος (dotos) meaning "given".
ASTÉRIOS m Ancient Greek (French), Catalan (?)
Gallicized form of Asterios as well as a Catalan variant of Asteri.
ASTERIOS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἀστέριος (asterios) meaning "starred, starry", which is ultimately derived from Greek ἀστήρ (aster) meaning "star".
ASTERIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Asterios. This name was borne by several saints.
ASTYANAX m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from the Greek noun ἀστυάναξ (astyanax) meaning "lord of the city", which consists of the Greek noun ἄστυ (asty) meaning "city, town" combined with the Greek noun ἄναξ (anax) meaning "master, lord, chief".... [more]
ASTYKRATES m Ancient Greek
Means "powerful city", derived from Greek ἄστυ (astu) or (asty) "city, town" combined with Greek κρατος (kratos) "power."
ASTYOCHOS m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from the Greek adjective ἀστυόχος (astyochos) meaning "protecting the city". It consists of the Greek noun ἄστυ (asty) meaning "city, town" combined with the Greek verb ὀχέω (ocheo) meaning "to bear, to carry, to hold fast, to sustain", which is closely related to the Greek verb ἔχω (echo) meaning "to have, to hold, to possess"... [more]
ASTYOCHUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Astyochos. This was the name of a Spartan naval commander from the 5th century BC.... [more]
ASTYPHILOS m Ancient Greek
Means "friend of the city," derived from Greek ἄστυ (astu) or (asty) "city, town" combined with Greek φιλος (philos) "friend, lover".
ASTYPHILUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Astyphilos. This name was borne by an eponymous archon of Athens, who lived in the 5th century BC.
ASYNCRITUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Asynkritos. Once belonged to one of the seventy disciples.
ASYNKRITOS m Ancient Greek
Means "incomparable" in Greek.