Greek Mythology Submitted Names

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ABARBAREAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀβαρβαρέη (Abarbareê), perhaps derived from Greek α (a), a negative prefix, and βαρβαρος (barbaros) "foreign" (compare Barbara). This was the name of two nymphs in Greek mythology, the wife of Bucolion and an ancestor of the Tyrians.
ABARISmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Meaning unknown. Abaris the Hyperborean was a sage, healer, and priest of Apollo in Greek mythology.
ABDERUSmGreek Mythology
Means "blessed" in Greek. In Greek mythology, he is a divine hero, most known for helping Herakles capture the four savage mares of Diomedes, only to be devoured by them.
ABELIOSmGreek Mythology
Variant of Apollo used in Crete.
ABELLIOmCeltic Mythology, Greek Mythology
Some scholars have postulated that Abellio is the same name as Apollo, who in Crete and elsewhere was called Abelios (Greek Αβέλιος), and by the Italians and some Dorians Apello, and that the deity is the same as the Gallic Apollo mentioned by Caesar, and also the same as the Belis or Belenus mentioned by Tertullian and Herodian.... [more]
ACADEMUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀκάδημος (Akademos), which apparently meant "of a silent district". This was the name of a legendary Athenian hero of the Trojan War tales, whose estate (six stadia from Athens) was the enclosure where Plato taught his school... [more]
ACAMASmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Means "unwearying." Latinized form of Greek Ἀκάμας (Akamas). In Greek mythology, Acamas was the son of Theseus and Phaedra. He took part in the Trojan War and was one of the men who hid inside the Trojan horse and was thus smuggled into the city.
ACANTHUSmGreek 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]
ACARNANmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀκαρνάν (Akarnan), which is derived from Greek ἀκαρνάν (akarnan), which is said to mean "laurel", but can also refer to a kind of thistle. In Greek mythology, Acarnan was the son of Alcmaeon... [more]
ACASTEfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἂκαστη (Akaste), which is the feminine form of Akastos (see Acastus). This name is borne by two characters in Greek mythology. One was a companion of Persephone, the other nursed the children of king Acastus of Argos.
ACASTUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἄκαστος (Akastos), which is derived from Greek ἄκαστος (akastos) meaning "maple tree, maple wood". In Greek mythology, Acastus was the king of Iolcus, the oldest son of Pelias... [more]
ACESOfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Ἀκεσώ (Akeso), derived from ἄκεσις (akesis) meaning "healing, curing". She was the Greek goddess of healing (wounds) and curing (illness); unlike her sister Panakeia (Panacea), Aceso personified the process of a curing rather than the cure itself.
ACESTESmGreek Mythology
A hero of Trojan origin, who founded Segesta on Sicily. In a trial of skill Acestes shot his arrow with such force that it took fire. He helped Aeneas when the latter arrived on Sicily after his wanderings.
ACESTORmGreek Mythology
Comes from the surname Acestor, which was the surname for Apollo which characterises him as the god of the healing art, or in general as the averter of evil.
ACHAEMENIDESmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Achaimenides. In Greek mythology, Achaemenides was one of the companions of Odysseus who remained on Sicily with the Cyclopes. When Aeneas arrived on the island, he took Achaemenides with him.
ACHAEUSmGreek 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).
ACHAIMENIDESmGreek Mythology
Basically means "offspring of Achaimenes", derived from the hellenized Persian name Achaimenes combined with the Greek patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). Also compare other Greek names that contain this patronymic suffix, such as Euripides, Simonides and Thucydides.
ACHAIOSmGreek 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]
ACHELOISfGreek Mythology
Minor goddess of the moon as well as a general name for water-nymphs.
ACHELOUSmGreek Mythology
In Greek mythology, Achelous is the deity of the river of that name, and ruler of all rivers. He is the eldest son of Oceanus and Tethys. He fought with Heracles for Deianira, a Greek princess... [more]
ACHERONmGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek ἄχεα ῥέων (áchea rhéōn) meaning "the stream of woe". Also compare Greek αχος (achos) meaning "pain". Some consider the aforementioned meaning to be folk etymology, saying that instead the name might be derived from Greek acherousai meaning "marsh-like water"... [more]
ACHLYSfGreek Mythology
Means "death-mist, mist-over-eyes" in Greek. In Greek mythology Achlys was the personification of misery and sadness as well as daemon of the "death-mist", i.e., the clouding over of the eyes preceding death... [more]
ACISmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latin form of Akis (Ακις), from Greek element ακις (akis) meaning "pointed object" or "little". Acis was the husband of Galatea.
ACOETESmGreek Mythology
The helmsman of a Greek ship on which the god Dionysus, disguised as a beautiful youth, was taking passage. When the sailors tried to abduct the youth, Acoetes recognized the god and resisted against their plan... [more]
ACONTEUSmGreek Mythology
In Greek Mythology, a friend of Perseus.
ACRATOPOTESmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀκρατοπότης (Akratopotes). In Greek mythology, he was a divine companion of Dionysus and a drinker of unmixed wine.
ACRISIUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀκρίσιος (Akrisios), which is possibly derived from Greek ἀκρίς (akris) meaning "locust". In Greek mythology, Acrisius was a king of Argos who enclosed his daughter Danaë in an impenetrable bronze tower (or a deep underground cave)... [more]
ACTAEAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From ancient Greek ἁκτή, meaning "seashore"
ACTAEONmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Άκταίων (Aktaion), which is derived from Greek ἀκτὴ (akte), which can mean "headland, foreland, promontory, cape" as well as "coast, shore". In Greek mythology, Actaeon was son of Aristaeus and Autonoe in Boeotia... [more]
ACTAEUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀκταῖος (Aktaios), which may have been derived from Greek ἀκτὴ (akte), which can mean "headland, foreland, promontory, cape" as well as "coast, shore"... [more]
ACTORmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἄκτωρ (Aktor), which is derived from Greek ἄκτωρ (aktōr) meaning "leader", which in turn is ultimately derived from Greek ἄγω (agō) meaning "to lead"... [more]
ACTORIONmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Aktorion, which is a diminutive form of Aktor (see Actor).
ACUSILAUSmGreek Mythology
Son of Cabas or Scabras, and was a Greek logographer, and he also wrote genealogies according to the Suda.
ADAMANTHEAfGreek Mythology
Possibly derived from ancient Greek ἀδάμας (adamas) “invincible, untameable” (composed of the elements ἀ (a) “not” and δαμάζω (damazo) “I tame”). In Greek myth, she was the nymph who nursed Zeus (when Rhea gave Cronus a stone to swallow instead of the new-born Zeus)... [more]
ADAMASTOSmGreek Mythology
Means "untamed" in Greek. This was an epithet of Hades. In Greek legend Adamastus of Ithaca was the father of Achaemenides, Odysseus' companion.
ADASTREAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Adastreia, which is a variant of Adrasteia.
ADMETEfGreek Mythology
Feminine form of Admetos (see Admetus). This name belonged to two characters in Greek mythology: the daughter of King Eurystheus, for whom Herakles stole the girdle of Hippolyta; and one of the Oceanids.
ADMETUSmAncient 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.
ADRASTIAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
One of the Latinized forms of Adrasteia
ADRASTUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized), Greek Mythology
Latinized form of Adrastos. Traditionally translated as "nonparticipant" or "uncooperative." The king of Argos. He married his daughters to Tydeus and Polynices, both chased out of Thebes. To return his sons-in-law to their homeland, he mounted an expedition, known as the Seven Against Thebes... [more]
ADRESTIAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Variant form of Adrastia, which is one of the various latinized forms of Adrasteia. In Greek mythology, this was the name of a war figure and goddess of revenge and balance, who often battled in war... [more]
AEACUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αἰακός (Aiakos), which was either derived from Greek ἄϊσσω (aisso) meaning "to run" or from Greek αιακτος (aiaktos) meaning "lamentable, wailing"... [more]
AECHMAGORASmGreek Mythology
In Greek Mythology, the son of Heracles and Phialo.
AËDONfGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek ἀηδών (aēdōn) "songstress" or from Greek ἀηδονίς (aēdonis) "nightingale". Also compare Greek ἀοιδή (aoidē) meaning "song". This was the name of a legendary queen of Thebes who plotted to kill her rival Niobe's son, but killed her own son accidentally... [more]
AEDOSfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Αιδως (Aidos) which meant "modesty, decency". In Greek mythology, Aedos was a goddess or daimona of modesty, reverence and respect and a companion of the goddess Nemesis.
AEËTESmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
In Greek mythology Aeëtes was the sorcerer-king of Colchis (modern Georgia), son of Helios, brother of Circe and father of Medea. During his reign, Phrixus brought the Golden Fleece to Colchis, where it was later taken by the Argonauts.
AEGAfGreek Mythology
In Greek mythology, she nursed Zeus (when Rhea gave Cronus a stone to swallow instead of the new-born Zeus). She is sometimes a woman, sometimes a nymph, and sometimes the daughter of gods. Her name is either connected with the Ancient Greek αίξ, which signifies a "goat", or with άιξ, a "gale of wind"; and this circumstance has led some critics to consider the myth about her as made up of two distinct ones, one being of an astronomical nature and derived from the constellation Capella, the rise of which brings storms and tempests, and the other referring to the goat which was believed to have suckled the infant Zeus in Crete.
AEGAEONmGreek Mythology
Means "stormy one", "goatish", or "Aegean" in Greek. Aegaeon is the god of the storms of the Aegean Sea in Greek mythology.
AEGEAfGreek Mythology
She was sister to Circe and Pasiphae, and daughter of the sun. When the Titans attacked the gods of Olympus, Gaia placed Aegea in a cave to hide her shining loveliness.
AEGEUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αἰγεύς (Aigeus), which is a variant form of Aigeas. Aegeus, an Athenian king, was the son of Pandion and the brother of Pallas, Nisos and Lykos. He is best known as being the father of the hero Theseus.
AEGIALEfGreek Mythology
The daughter of Adrastus and Amphithea. She married Diomedes but was unfaithful to him during his absence.
AEGIALEUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αἰγιαλεύς (Aigialeus), which is derived from Greek αἰγιαλός (aigialos) meaning "beach, sea-shore". Also compare Greek αἴξ (aix) meaning "a tall wave"... [more]
AEGINAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Αιγινη (Aigine), which is of unknown meaning, perhaps an alternative name for the plant known as Etruscan honeysuckle in English. In Greek mythology she was a naiad loved by Zeus, who abducted her in the form of an eagle, carrying her off to the island of Attica... [more]
AEGISTHUSmGreek Mythology
The son of Thyestes and his daughter Pelopea.
AEGYPTUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Aigyptos (Αἴγυπτος), derived from Amarna Hikuptah, which corresponds to Egyptian Ha(t)-ka-ptah "temple of the soul of Ptah". Historically one of the names of Memphis, it was taken by the Greeks to be the name of the whole country.... [more]
AELLOfGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek ἄελλα (aella) "whirlwind, tempest". This was the name of a "storm-swift" harpy in Greek myth.
AELLOPOSfGreek Mythology
Means "swift-footed like a storm-wind" or "storm-footed" from Greek aella "storm wind" and pous "foot". In Greek myth this was the name of a harpy. It was also an epithet of the goddess Iris, the messenger of the gods.
AEROPEfGreek Mythology
Possibly from an ancient name for the bee-eater, a type of bird. In Greek myth Aerope was a daughter of the king of Crete, granddaughter of Minos and wife of Atreus (to whom she was married after the death of his son and her first husband Pleisthenes - with whom she had sons Agamemnon and Menelaus)... [more]
AESACUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αιςακος (Aisakos), probably meaning "branch of myrtle". In Greek mythology he was a Trojan prince (son of Priam by Alexirhoe) who loved the naiad Asterope, but, fleeing his advances, she stepped on a venomous adder and died... [more]
AESEPUSmGreek Mythology
A river god in Greek mythology, personifying the river and town of Aesepus (today Gönen, Turkey).
AETHALIONmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Aithalion. In Greek mythology, Aethalion was a sailor who was turned into a fish by Dionysus.
AETHALUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Aithalos. In Greek mythology, Aethalus is a man whose son was killed by Aeneas during the Trojan War.
AETHERmGreek Mythology
In Greek mythology, Aether was the personification of the upper air. It has also come to be the name of the fifth element (the heavens) in alchemy.... [more]
AETHIONmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Aithion. In Greek mythology, Aethion was an Ethiopian chief who was killed by Perseus.
AETHONmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Aithon. This is the name of several characters in Greek mythology, one of them being the father of Hypermestra.
AETHRAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αιθρη (Aithre) meaning "bright, purer air; the sky" in Greek (from aithein "to burn, shine"). This was the name of several characters in Greek myth including the mother of Theseus, a captive of Troy, at the service of Helen until the city was besieged.
AETIONmAncient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Aition. In Greek mythology, Aetion was one of the defenders of Thebes against the Seven.
AETNAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αἴτνη (Aitne), perhaps from aithein "to burn". Aetna was the Greek personification of Mount Etna, a volcano on Sicily. Its strange noises were attributed to the ironworking of Vulcan's forge.
AETOLUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
The son of Endymion. Initially he was the king of Ellis, but later he stayed in a region that was later named after him: Aetolia.
AEXfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αιξ (Aix) meaning "goat". In Greek mythology Aex or Aega was a goat nymph who nursed the infant Zeus in Crete, and he afterwards changed her into the constellation Capella... [more]
AGAMEDESmGreek Mythology
The son of the Boeotian king Erginus. Together with his brother Trophonius he built the temple of Apollo at Delphi. The oracle told them to indulge themselves in all pleasures for six days and on the seventh their heart's desire would be granted... [more]
AGANIPPEfGreek Mythology
The name of various figures in Greek mythology. The most well known Aganippe was the name of both a fountain and the naiad associated with it. The well was created by the hooves of Pegasus and was associated with the Muses as a source of poetic inspiration... [more]
AGATHODAEMONmGreek Mythology
Means "noble spirit". From the Greek agathos (ἀγαθὸς) 'noble' and daemon (δαίμων) 'spirit'. ... [more]
AGELAOSmGreek Mythology
The first element of this name is either derived from Greek ἀγείρω (ageiro) "to amass" or from Greek ἄγω (ago) "to guide, to lead" (also see Agis). The second element is derived from Greek λαος (laos) meaning "people".
AGELAUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Agelaos. In Greek mythology, this is the name of one of the suitors of Penelope.
AGENORmGreek Mythology
The king of Tyros and a son of Poseidon. He is the father of Europa and Cadmus. When Europa was abducted by Zeus, he sent his sons in search of her. It means "Heroic, manly".
AGESTRATOSmGreek Mythology
Means "host leading" in Greek. It is an epithet of Athena.
AGLAUROSfGreek Mythology
In Greek mythology, eldest daughter of the Athenian king Cecrops.
AGLAURUSfGreek Mythology
Possibly derived from the Ancient Greek Agraulos "countryside flute".... [more]
AGREUSmGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek αγρεύς (agreus) meaning "hunter". In Greek mythology, Agreus is the name of one of the Panes.
AGRIUSmGreek Mythology
The son of the Calydonian king Parthaon, brother of Oeneus. This is also the name of several other characters in Greek mythology.
AGRONmAlbanian, Greek Mythology
From the Ancient Greek Ἄγρων (Ágrōn) meaning "field" or "wild, rustic", or from Albanian ag "dawn". This was the name of an Illyrian king, husband of Teuta. In Greek mythology, Agron was a youth who lived on the island of Cos and was impious toward the gods, and was consequently turned into a bird.
AGROTORAfGreek Mythology
This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis, under which title she was regarded as the patron goddess of hunters. Conceivably related to Greek ἄγρᾱ (agra) "hunt, catch" and the name of the Brythonic war goddess Agrona, from old Celtic agro "battle, carnage".
AIAfGreek Mythology
A Naiad associated with a well, spring or fountain of the town of Aia, also known as Kolkhis, on the Black Sea. Her name was taken from that place. According to myth she was loved and pursued by the local river-god Phasis, and saved from him by the gods who transformed her into an island bearing that name.
AIDONEUSmGreek Mythology
The first element of this name is probably derived from Greek αἰδώς (aidōs), which can mean "reverence, awe, respect" as well as "shame". Also compare Greek αἰδέομαι (aideomai) meaning "to be ashamed"... [more]
AIDOSfGreek Mythology
From Greek Αἰδώς aidṓs "shame, respect, reverence." This is the Greek goddess of shame, modesty, and humility.
AIGOKEROSmGreek Mythology
An epithet of Pan. This is also the Greek name for the astrological sign of Capricorn.
AINIAfGreek Mythology
Ainia was an Amazon who presumably accompanied Penthesilea to the Trojan War and was eventuelly killed by Achilles. She is known only from an Attic terracotta relief fragment.
AIONmGreek Mythology
Aion comes from the Greek word "Αἰών" meaning century and is the circle encompassing the universe and zodiac. Aion is the god of eternity unlike Chronos (the god of time).
AISCHRISfGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek αισχρός (aischros) "the one with shame".
AITHALIONmGreek Mythology
Diminutive form of Aithalos, as this name contains the Greek diminutive suffix -ιων (-ion).
AITHALOSmGreek Mythology
Derived from either the Greek noun αἴθαλος (aithalos) meaning "thick smoke, smoky flame" or the Greek noun αἰθάλη (aithale) meaning "soot". Also compare the Greek adjective αἰθαλέος (aithaleos) meaning "smoky"... [more]
AITHIONmGreek Mythology
Diminutive form of Aithon, as this name contains the Greek diminutive suffix -ιων (-ion).
AITHONmGreek Mythology
Derived from the Greek noun αἰθος (aithos) meaning "fire, burning heat", which is ultimately derived from the Greek verb αἴθω (aitho) meaning "to ignite, to light (up), to kindle, to burn".
AITHRAfGreek Mythology, Greek (Rare)
Original Greek form of Aethra.
AITHUSAfGreek Mythology, Popular Culture
In Greek mythology Aethusa is the daughter of Poseidon and Alcyone, and lover of Apollo with whom she had Eleuther. ... [more]
AITIONmAncient 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]
AITNEfGreek Mythology
In Greek mythology, Aitne is the name of a nymph seduced by Zeus. This is also the name of one of the moons of Jupiter. Mount Aetna's name also derives from this name.
AKESSAMENOSmGreek Mythology
In Greek Mythology, king of Pieria and founder of the Macedonian city Akesamenai.
AKISmGreek, Greek Mythology
Greek form of Acis. It is rarely a diminutive of Ioakeim, Panagiotakis, Sakis or anything that sounds "aki".
AKTAIEfGreek Mythology
Means "shore, headland" in Greek. In Greek myth Aktaie was one of the fifty Nereids or goddesses of the sea, particularly responsible for the seashore.
ALABANDUSmGreek Mythology
Means "horse victory". From the Carian ala 'horse' and banda 'victory'. In Greek mythology he was a Carian hero, son of Euippus and the naiad Callirrhoe, and through Callihrrhoe the grandson of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys... [more]
ALALAfGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek ἀλαλή (alalē) meaning "war-cry, battle-cry". This onomatopoeic name belonged to the female personification of the war-cry in Greek mythology. She was an attendant of the war god Ares, whose war-cry was her name: Alale alala.
ALASTORmGreek Mythology
Means "avenger" in Greek. This was the name of several people in Greek mythology, and was an epithet of Zeus.
ALCANDERmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Alkandros. This name was borne by different figures in Greek mythology.
ALCATHOUSmGreek Mythology
The son of Pelops and Hippodamia. The king of Megara, Megareus, gave him the hand of his daughter for his services and named him his successor. With the assistance of Apollo, Alcathous rebuilt Megara's walls.... [more]
ALCESTISfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Alkestis, which literally means "valiant, courageous", derived from alke "protection, help, strength, power". In Greek myth she was a princess who offered to die in her husband Admetus' place... [more]
ALCIDICEfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Ἀλκιδίκη (Alkidike), which is derived from Greek αλκη (alke) "strength" combined with Greek δικη (dike) meaning "justice, judgement" as well as "custom, usage"... [more]
ALCIMEDEfGreek Mythology
Meaning "mighty cunning." The mother of Jason.
ALCINOUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀλκίνους (Alkinous), derived from αλκη (alke) "defense, defensive strength, valor" and νους (nous) "mind". In Greek mythology this was the name of the king of the Phaeacians, who was also the father of Nausicaa... [more]
ALCMAEONmAncient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized), Theatre
Latinized form of Alkmaion. This occurs in Greek mythology belonging to the son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle.
ALCYONEUSmGreek 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]
ALECTRONAfGreek Mythology
An early goddess who was a daughter of the sun. It is speculated by some that she was possibly a goddess of the morning, or of man's waking sense, which causes him to wake up in the morning; the Doric form of her name is akin to the Greek word for "rooster" (Alectrona, the feminine genitive of Αλεκτορ, Alektor, the Greek word for "rooster"), while the Greek form Electryone is akin to the word for "amber" (Ἠλέκτρα, Elektra), as in the amber color of sunrise (as opposed to sunset, implied by Helios being her father); naturally, either of which would be an appropriate name for a solar goddess.
ALECTRYONmGreek 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.
ALEKTORmGreek Mythology
Means "rooster" in Ancient Greek. This was the name of several men in Greek mythology.
ALEUSmGreek 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]
ALEXIARESmGreek Mythology
Means "he who wards off war" in Greek. From the elements alexi (compare Alexander) and ares (compare Ares). This name belonged to one of the divine sons of the Greek hero Herakles and the goddess Hebe, to whom he was wed following his apotheosis... [more]
ALEXICACUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀλεξίκακος (Alexikakos), which meant "averting evil" from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, help" and κακη (kake) "evil". This was an epithet of the Greek hero Herakles, also applied to the gods Zeus and Apollo... [more]
ALEXIRHOEfGreek Mythology
The name of a naiad of the springs of the River Grenikos on Mount Ida who was loved by a Trojan king, Priamos. As a name Alexirhoe means "averting flow".
ALEXIROEfGreek Mythology
Granicus' daughter Alexiroe married King Priam 1 of Troy and gave birth to Aesacus
ALKANDROSmGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek αλκη (alke) "strength" combined with Greek ανδρος (andros) meaning "of a man".
ALKINOEfGreek Mythology
Feminine form of Alkinous (see Alcinous). In Greek mythology this name was borne by several minor characters, including a naiad and a princess of Corinth.
ALKINOOSmGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Variant of Αλκινους (Alkinous) (see Alcinous).
ALMUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἄλμος (Almos), which is possibly derived from Greek ἄλμα (alma) meaning "grove", which in turn is apparently related to Greek ἄλσος (alsos) meaning "sacred grove"... [more]
ALOEUSmGreek Mythology
Probably derived from Greek ἀλοάω (aloaō), which can mean "to thresh, to tread" as well as "to crush, to smash". In Greek mythology, Aloeus was the son of Poseidon and Canace, and husband to Iphimedeia... [more]
ALPHESIBOEAfGreek Mythology
The daughter of Phegeus. She was married to Alcmaeon. This is also the name of several other characters in Greek mythology.
ALPHEUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized), Biblical (Latinized), English
This name can be a variant spelling of the biblical name Alphaeus, as well as a latinized form of the Greek name Ἀλφειός (Alpheios). The latter is either derived from Greek ἀλφή (alphē) meaning "produce, gain, profit", or from Greek ἀλφός (alphos), which can mean "whiteness" as well as "white leprosy"... [more]
ALTESmGreek Mythology
A Lelegian king who resided at Pedasus, which was situated in or near the Troad. According to Homer's Iliad Altes was the father of Laothoe, one of the many wives (or concubines) of King Priam... [more]
ALTHAEMENESmGreek Mythology
The son of Catreus and brother to Apemosyne, Aeropa, and Clymene.
AMALTHEIAfGreek Mythology
Ancient Greek form of Amalthea.
AMARYNCEUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀμαρυγκεύς (Amarynkeus), though technically Amarygkeus is the correct spelling (compare Lynceus in that regard). The name is derived from Greek ἀμαρυγή (amarygē) meaning "sparkling, twinkling, glancing", which is ultimately derived from the Greek verb ἀμαρύσσω (amaryssō) meaning "to sparkle, to twinkle, to glance" (see Amaryllis)... [more]
AMARYSIAfGreek Mythology
An epithet or title of the Greek goddess Artemis meaning "of Amarynthus", Amarynthus being a town in Euboea (according to Stephanus of Byzantium, Euboea itself). The place name may be related to the Greek personal name Amarantos (see Amarantha)... [more]
AMATHIAfGreek Mythology (Latinized, ?)
A form of Amatheia. In Greek myth this was the name of one of the Nereids, the 50 daughters of the sea god Nereus.
AMBRACIAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
In Greek mythology Ambracia was the daughter of Melaneus, son of Apollo and Oechalia. The ancient Greek city of Ambracia in Epirus was named after her.
AMMONIAfAmerican (Rare, Archaic), Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Ammon. In Greek mythology, Ammonia is an epithet of the goddess Hera.
AMPELOSmGreek Mythology
Means "grapevine" in Greek. In Greek myth it belonged to the satyr of the grapevine, loved by the god Dionysos.
AMPHIALEfGreek Mythology
A Rhodian woman, mother by Lernus 3 of Cleodorus
AMPHIANASSAfGreek Mythology (?)
Apparently derived from Greek αμφι (amphi) meaning "around, on both sides" (compare Amphitrite) and ανασσα (anassa) meaning "queen, lady" (used as a term of address for goddesses)... [more]
AMPHIARAOSmGreek Mythology
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 the Greek verb ἀράομαι (araomai) meaning "to pray to", which is related to the Greek noun ἀρά (ara) meaning "prayer"... [more]
AMPHIARAUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Amphiaraos. This was the name of the legendary king of Argos, the seer and healer, who was honoured as a god.
AMPHIKLESmGreek Mythology
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 κλεος (kleos) meaning "glory."
AMPHILOCHOSmGreek Mythology
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 the Greek noun λόχος (lochos) meaning "ambush", a word that later came to signify a tactical sub unit of the ancient Greek army... [more]
AMPHILOCHUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Amphilochos. In Greek mythology, Amphilochus was the son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle, and brother of Alcmaeon. He was one of the Epigonoi.
AMPHIMACHOSmGreek Mythology
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 μαχη (mache) meaning "battle."
AMPHIMACHUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Amphimachos. This name is borne by several characters in Greek mythology, one of them being a king of Elis.
AMPHINOMUSmGreek Mythology
Meaning "grazing all about." He was the son of King Nisos and one of the suitors of Penelope that was killed by Telemachus.
AMPHIONmGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek ἀμφί (amphi) meaning "on both sides, in all directions, surrounding" as well as "around, about, near". This name is borne by several characters in Greek mythology, one of them being a son of Zeus by the nymph Antiope.
AMPHIROfGreek Mythology
The name of one of the Okeanides and a minor goddess of the rising tide.
AMPHITHEAfGreek Mythology
The name of several women in Greek mythology.
AMPHITRITEfGreek Mythology
Possibly from Greek amphis "surrounding" and tris "third" ("the third" apparently refers to the sea). In Greek mythology Amphitrite was the goddess of saltwater, wife of Poseidon and mother of Triton; her offspring also included seals and dolphins... [more]
AMPHITRYONmGreek Mythology
Meaning, "harassing either side."
AMYCUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
This was the name of the first king of the Bebryces tribe in eastern Bithynia (northwestern Anatolia) in Greek legend, the son of Poseidon and the nymph Melia. When the Argonauts passed through his territory, Polydeuces managed to defeat Amycus boxing.... [more]
AMYMONEfGreek Mythology
Daughter of Danaus, 'the blameless one'.
AMYNTORmGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Means "defender." Was an ancient Greek name attributed to several people both mythological and historical.
AMYTHAONmGreek Mythology
Son of Cretheus and Tyro, and brother of Aeson and Pheres in Greek Mythology.
ANACTORIAfLiterature, 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]
ANAIDEIAfGreek Mythology
Meaning "without shame", from the Greek aidṓs (αιδώς) - "shame, decency" , combined with the negative prefix a. In Greek mythology, Anaideia was the personification of shamelessness, ruthlessness and unforgiveness... [more]
ANANKEfGreek Mythology
Meaning "force, constraint, necessity." Ananke was the personification of destiny, necessity and fate, depicted as holding a spindle. She marks the beginning of the cosmos, along with Chronos.
ANAXmGreek Mythology
Means "lord, master" in Greek. In ancient Greece it was a title denoting a tribal king or military leader. In Greek mythology Anax was a giant, son of Uranus and Gaia, and father of Asterius. He was king of the town and territory Anactoria ("place of Anax"), which was later seized by a Cretan who killed Asterius and renamed the city Miletus after himself... [more]
ANAXANDRAfAncient 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'.
ANAXARETEfGreek Mythology
Means "master of virtue" in Greek. In Greek myth this name belonged to a Cypriot maiden whose rejection of Iphis incurred the wrath of Aphrodite. Anaxarete reacted so coolly to the shepherd's passionate love for her that he killed himself; when even the sight of Iphis' dead body did not move her, the goddess of love turned her into stone.
ANAXIBIAfAncient Greek, Greek Mythology
Feminine form of Anaxibios. This name is carried by several characters in Greek mythology.
ANCAEUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Attributed to two heroes in Greek mythology. Both were among the Argonauts.
ANCHIALEfGreek Mythology
The name of the Titan goddess of the warming heat of fire, the sister of Prometheus and mother of the metal-working Daktyloi. Her name may be derived from ank-, a prefix meaning "to reveal or uncover" and further elements meaning "heat"... [more]
ANDRAEMONmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἁνδραίμων (Andraimon), which is probably derived from Greek ανηρ (aner) "man" or Greek ανδρος (andros) meaning "of a man". This name was borne by roughly five characters in Greek mythology, one of them being one of the suitors of Odysseus' wife Penelope.
ANDREUSmGreek Mythology
Variant form of Andreas (see Andrew). In Greek mythology, Andreus was the son of the river god Peneus.
ANDRODAMEIAfGreek Mythology
Means "man fighter" or "subduer of men", derived from Greek ανδρος (andros) "of a man" and Greek δαμαω (damao) "to tame". In Greek mythology, this was the name of an Amazon who fought in the Attic War... [more]
ANDROGEUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀνδρόγεως (Androgeos), which is derived from Greek ανδρος (andros) meaning "of a man" combined with Greek γεως or γεος (geos), the genitive of Greek γῆ (gē) meaning "earth, land"... [more]
ANDROSmGreek (Cypriot, Rare), Greek Mythology
From an element ανδρος (andros), a genitive form of ανηρ (aner). In Greek mythology, he was the son of Anius and grandson of Apollo.
ANESIDORAfGreek Mythology
Means "giver of gifts" (or "she who sends forth gifts", "sender-up of gifts") or "spender of gifts" in Greek. This was an epithet (and epiklesis) of the Greek goddesses Demeter, who had a temple under this name at Phlius in Attica, and Gaia; it was also applied to Pandora.
ANGELIAfGreek Mythology
Probably related to the Greek (angelos) meaning "message." Angelia was the spirit (daimona) of messages, tidings, and proclamations and is a daughter of Hermes.
ANIUSmGreek Mythology
The son of Apollo and Rhoeo. When Rhoeo became pregnant, her father had her placed in a chest and cast into the sea. She landed on the island of Delos where she gave birth to Anius.
ANKHINOEfGreek Mythology
A river nymph of the river Nile who was a wife to the Egyptian king Belos. Her name might be derived from the elements αναχεο (anacheo) meaning "to pour forth" and νοός (noos) meaning "intellect".
ANTAEUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀνταῖος (Antaios), which is derived from Greek ἀνταῖος (antaios) meaning "(right) opposite, opposed to, set over against". In turn, it is ultimately derived from the Greek verb ἀντάω (antaō) meaning "to come opposite (to), to meet face to face, to meet (with)"... [more]
ANTANDREfGreek Mythology
In Greek Mythology, Antandre was an Amazonian warrior. She was one of Penthesilea's twelve companions at Troy. Her name means, "She Who Precedes Men".
ANTENORmAncient 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.
ANTEROSmGreek Mythology
Means "love returned" in Greek. Anteros was the Greek god of requited love and the avenger of unrequited love, one of an order of winged love gods called the Erotes.
ANTHEfGreek Mythology
Feminine given name from Greek Mythology which means "bloom". Anthe was one of the Alkyonides, nymphs of fair weather. After the death of their father at the hands of Herakles, they threw themselves into the sea in their grief and were transformed into kingfishers.
ANTHELIAfCoptic (Archaic), Greek Mythology
In Greek mythology, Anthelia was a water nymph and a dainaid. She is said to be a daughter of Polyxo and the wife of Cisseus.
ANTHEMIONmGreek Mythology
Means "small flower", derived from Greek ἄνθεμον (anthemon) meaning "flower" combined with the Greek diminutive suffix -ιων (-ion). The former is ultimately derived from Greek ανθος (anthos) meaning "flower, blossom"... [more]
ANTHEUSmGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek ἀνθέω (antheō) meaning "to blossom, to bloom", which is related to Greek ανθος (anthos) meaning "flower, blossom". In order words, this name is virtually the masculine form of Antheia (see Anthea)... [more]
ANTHRAKIAfGreek Mythology
Means "embers, burning charcoal" in Greek. In Greek myth this name belonged to one of the nurses of the infant Zeus.
ANTHUSmGreek Mythology
Means "flower."
ANTHYLLAfGreek Mythology
Comes from άνθος meaning "blossom". Anthylla was a sacrificed victim of the Minotaur.
ANTICLEAfGreek Mythology
Means "Without fame." The daughter of Autolycus and Amphithea and mother of Odysseus by Laërtes (though some say by Sisyphus).
ANTILOCHUSmAncient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Antilochos. In Greek mythology, Antilochus was the son of Nestor, king of Pylos, and was one of the Acheans in the Trojan War.
ANTIPHOSmGreek Mythology
From Greek Ἄντιφος, who is the one of the 50 sons of Priam.
AORISmGreek Mythology
Meaning uncertain. In Greek legend this name belonged to a son of Aras, an autochthon who was believed to have built Arantea, the most ancient town in Phliasia. When his sister Araethyrea died, Aoris renamed the country of Phliasia after her ("Araethyrea").
APHAREUSmGreek 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]
APHEIDASmGreek Mythology
This is the name of several men in Greek mythology.
APORIAfGreek Mythology
Aporia was the spirit of difficulty, perplexity and powerlessness. Her Roman name was Egestas.
ARAfGreek Mythology
A Greek goddess of vengence and destruction, she is the personification of curses.... [more]
ARCASmGreek Mythology
In Greek mythology he was a son of Zeus and Callisto. He was remembered for having taught people the art of weaving and baking bread. Hera became jealous of his birth, and in anger, transformed Callisto into a bear... [more]
ARCEISIUSmGreek Mythology
In Greek mythology, Arcesius was the son of either Zeus or Cephalus, and king in Ithaca.
ARCESIUSmGreek Mythology
The son of either Zeus or Cephalus, and king in Ithaca.
ARCHEmGreek Mythology
A moon of jupiter
ARCHEPTOLEMOSmGreek Mythology
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 πολεμηιος (polemeios) meaning "aggressive" or "warlike" (see Ptolemy).
ARETEfAncient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "perfection" or "excellence" in Greek, literally "that which is good" (the superlative form of which is aristos "best"), translated through Latin to mean "virtue". Areté was an important concept in Greek philosophy, also sometimes personified as a goddess.
ARETIASmGreek Mythology, Literature
Mentioned in Homer's 'Odyssey' as father of Nissus of Dulichium.... [more]
ARGEUSmGreek Mythology
The name of two figures from Greek mythology, including a king of the city of Argos.... [more]
ARGOfGreek Mythology
The name of the boat used by Jason and the Argonauts. In modern media, it was the name of the palomino horse used by Xena in the television series 'Xena: Warrior Princess'. The name may originate from the Greek άργυρος (argyros) meaning "silver".
ARGONIASm & fGreek Mythology
Meaning unknown.
ARGOSmGreek Mythology
Variant transcription of Argus.
ARICIAfGreek Mythology (Latinized), Roman Mythology, Literature, Theatre
Latinized form of the Greek Άρικία (Arikia), probably derived from Latin aro "to plough". Aricia was a niece of King Aegeus of Athens and became the wife of Virbius - the name by which Hippolytos went after he came back to life as a demigod... [more]
ARIKIAfGreek Mythology
Original Greek form of Aricia.
ARIONmAncient 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]
ARISTOMACHUSmAncient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology
Latinized form of Aristomachos. In Greek mythology, Aristomachus is the name of one of Heracles' descendants.
ARISTOMENESmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek αριστος (aristos) "best" combined with Greek μενος (menos) "power, strength, spirit."
ARIUSmGreek Mythology
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.
ARKEfGreek Mythology
Means "swift, fleet, or arching" in Greek. Arke was the messenger of the Titan gods and the twin sister of the rainbow goddess Iris.
ASCANIUSmGreek Mythology, Roman Mythology
Son of Aeneas, from the Greek form Askanios.
ASIUSmGreek Mythology
In the Iliad, Asius is a Trojan hero from Arisbe, the son of Hyrtacus. He was killed in battle after foolishly not heeding the advice of Polydamas.
ASPHALIONmGreek Mythology
Derived from the Greek adjective ἀσφαλής (asphales) meaning "safe, secure" as well as "steadfast, reliable, trustworthy". The word is ultimately derived from the Greek verb ἀσφαλίζω (asphalizo) meaning "to fortify, to make secure, to make safe"... [more]
ASTACIAfGreek Mythology
A character in Greek Mythology, occasionally used as a given name.
ASTERIAfGreek, Greek Mythology, Italian
Feminine form of Greek Asterios and Italian Asterio. In Greek Mythology, the daughter of Titans Phoebe and Coeus bore this name.
ASTERIONmGreek Mythology
Means "little star", derived from the Greek noun ἀστήρ (aster) meaning "star" combined with the Greek diminutive suffix -ιων (-ion).
ASTERODIAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Derived from Greek αστηρ (aster) meaning "star" and ‘ροδον (rhodon) "rose". In Greek myth Asterodia was a nymph who inhabited a Caucasian mountain stream that bore gold (her name may even imply the sparkle of gold, "like a star-rose").
ASTEROPAEUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀστεροπαῖος (Asteropaios), a name of which the first element is derived from Greek αστηρ (aster) meaning "star". The second element is probably derived from Greek παῖς (pais) "child", which would give the name as a whole the meaning of "child of the stars, star-child"... [more]
ASTEROPEfGreek Mythology
Means "starry-eyed", derived from Greek αστηρ (aster) "star" and ωψ (ops) "eye, face". This was the name of multiple characters in Greek myth, including a naiad who died fleeing Prince Aesacus (although her name is more reminiscent of a star-nymph than a naiad, so perhaps she was envisioned as a shooting star, dying upon the earth)... [more]
ASTRAEUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Astraios, the masculine form of Astraia (see Astraea).
ASTRAPEfGreek Mythology
From Ancient Greek ἀστραπή ‎(astrapḗ) meaning "lightning". This is the name of a Greek goddess of lightning, sister of Bronte and an attendant of Zeus. Her Roman counterpart is Fulgora.
ASTRISfGreek Mythology
Derived from αστερ (aster) meaning "star, starry". It is the name of a star-nymph daughter of the sun-god Helios.
ASTYANAXmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "master of the city," derived from the Greek elements ἄστυ (astu) or (asty) "city, town" and αναξ (anax) "master, lord, chief." In Greek mythology, Astyanax was the son of Hector and Andromache.
ASTYDAMIAfGreek Mythology
Possibly derived from Greek ἄστυ (astu) meaning "town" and δαμαω (damao) "to tame". In Greek myth this name belonged to five individual characters.
ASTYPYLOSmGreek Mythology
Means "gate of the city", derived from Greek ἄστυ (astu) or (asty) "city, town" combined with Greek πύλη (pule) or (pyle) "gate, entrance".
ASTYPYLUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Astypylos. In Greek mythology, Astypylus was a Paeonian killed by Achilles.
ATALANTEfGreek Mythology
Original Greek form of Atalanta.
ATEfGreek Mythology
Means "ruin, folly, delusion" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was the goddess (daimona) of blind folly and delusion, leading men down the path to ruin. Her power was countered by the Litai or Prayers, which followed in her wake.
ATHOSmGreek Mythology, Literature, French
Athos was one of the Gigantes, children of Gaia, who hurled a mountain at Zeus. Zeus knocked the mountain to the ground near Macedonia, and it became Mount Athos, or the "Holy Mountain."... [more]
ATLANTIAfGreek Mythology
A hamadryad (tree nymph) and the wife of Danaus in Greek Mythology.
ATREUSmGreek Mythology
Basically means "fearless", derived from the Greek negative prefix ἄ- (a-) combined with Greek τρέω (treō) meaning "to fear, to dread, to flee from fear". In Greek mythology, Atreus was the son of Pelops and the father of the Greek kings Agamemnon and Menelaus.
ATRIAfGreek Mythology
A star in the constellation Triangulum Australe
ATTHISfGreek Mythology
In Greek myth, the daughter of Cranaus.
ATYMNIUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀτύμνιος (Atymnios), of which the meaning is fairly uncertain. It may be a compound name that consists of the Greek negative prefix ἄ- (a-) combined with Greek τυμνία (tumnia) or (tymnia) meaning "rod, stick, wand"... [more]
AUTARIEUSmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology
Precise meaning unknown. In Greek mythology, Autarieus was one of the six sons of Illyrios. He is also considered to be the eponymous founder of the Autariates, an Illyrian tribe.
AUTOLYCUSmAncient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology
Latinized form of Autolykos. In Greek mythology, Autolycus is a renowned thief and the maternal grandfather of Odysseus.
AUTONOËfGreek Mythology
The name of the daughter of Cadmus, founder of Thebes and Harmonia, one of the Bacchae in Euripides' play of the same name. The meaning is disputed but it may possibly mean "alone".
AUTONOUSmGreek Mythology
Possibly means "he is perceptive, or thoughtful, or has heart or soul". From the Ancient Greek autos (αὐτός) 'he, she, it, they; himself, herself, itself, themselves; same' and nous, or noos (νόος) 'the mind, as in perception, sense, the heart and soul; an act of mind, such as thought, purpose, design'.... [more]
AUXESIAfGreek Mythology
The name of the goddess of spring growth, one of the Horai. The name also functioned as the title of the goddess Persephone, whose assent from the underworld marked the transition from winter into spring... [more]
AXIONmGreek Mythology
Derived from either the Greek adjective ἄξιος (axios) meaning "worthy, deserving" or from the Greek noun ἀξία (axia) meaning "worth, value". Both are closely related to the Greek verb ἀξιόω (axioo) meaning "to think or deem worthy"... [more]
AZESIAfGreek Mythology
An epithet of the Greek goddesses Demeter and Persephone, likely derived from Greek azê "dry dirt" or azainô "to dry up" (cf. Azalea).
BATIAfGreek Mythology
The name of a naiad of the town of Sparta in Lakedaimonia who married an early Spartan king, Oibalos. Her name is possibly derived from the word βατεο (bateo) meaning "covering".
BAUCISfAncient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Derived from Greek βαυκος (baukos) meaning "prudish". In Greek mythology, Baucis and Philemon were an elderly couple who showed great hospitality to the god Zeus. Baucis was also the name of a Greek poet contemporaneous with Sappho and Erinna whose work is now lost, apostrophized in Erinna's 'Distaff'.
BEBRYCEfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Βεβρύκη (Bebryke). In Greek legend Bebryke or Bebryce, otherwise called Βρύκη (Bryke) or Bryce, was one of the Danaids. The Bebryces, a mythical tribe of people living in Bithynia (a region of Asia Minor also known as Bebrycia), were said to be named for Bebryce (or else for a hero named Bebryx or Bebrycus).
BELLEROPHONmGreek Mythology
Bellerophon was the Greek hero who tamed Pegasus and killed the Chimera. Later, he attempted to ride Pegasus to Mount Olympus. Zues was angered and he killed him but honored Pegasus by placing him in the sky.
BELUSmGreek Mythology
King of Egypt and brother of Aegyptus and Danaus in Greek Mythology.
BENTHESICYMEfGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek βενθος (benthos) meaning "depth of the sea" and κύμα (kyma) "waves, swells". She was a goddess of waves, a nymph of Ethiopia, the daughter of Poseidon and wife of an Ethiopian king.
BIAfGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek Βία "violence", Bia is the personification of force and raw energy.
BOLINAfGreek Mythology
Bolina was the nymph of the town of Bolina of Greece.
BOREASmGreek Mythology
Means "north wind" in Greek. Boreas was the Greek god of the north wind, bringer of winter.... [more]
BOUKOLIONmGreek Mythology
Diminutive form of Boukolos, as this name contains the Greek diminutive suffix -ιων (-ion).
BOUKOLOSmGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek βουκόλος (boukolos) meaning "cowherd, herdsman", which is ultimately derived from Greek βοῦς (bous) meaning "cow, ox, bull". Also compare the Greek verb βουκολέω (boukoleo) meaning "to tend cattle".
BREMUSAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Βρεμουσα (Bremousa), which allegedly meant "raging woman" from Greek βρέμω (bremo) "to roar, shout, rage". This was the name of one of the twelve Amazon warriors who followed Penthesilea into the Trojan War.
BRISEUSmGreek Mythology
Possibly derived from Greek βρίθω (britho) or (vritho), which can mean "to be laden with, to abound" as well as "to be heavy". In Greek mythology, Briseus was the father of Briseis.
BRITOMARTISfGreek Mythology
Possibly means "sweet maiden", from Cretan βριτύ (britu) "sweet" or "blessing" (Attic glyku) and martis "maiden" (Attic parthenos). This was an epithet of a Cretan goddess of mountains and hunting who was sometimes identified with Artemis.
BRIZOfGreek Mythology
Ancient Greek goddess who was known as the protector of mariners, sailors, and fishermen as well as a prophet specializing in the interpretation of dreams.... [more]
BRONTEfGreek Mythology
From Ancient Greek βροντή ‎(brontḗ) meaning "thunder". She is the Greek goddess of thunder and the sister of Astrape. She was one of the Cyclops, who forged Zeus' thunderbolts/lightning bolts.
BUCOLIONmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Boukolion. This was the name of several characters in Greek mythology, one of them being a king of Arcadia.
BUCOLUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Boukolos. This is the name of several characters in Greek mythology, one of them being the son of Hippocoon, a king of Sparta.
BYBLISfGreek Mythology
In Greek mythology, Byblis was the daughter of Miletus, who fell in love with her twin brother Caunus.
BYZASmGreek Mythology
Derived from Thracian búzas "he-goat, buck" (similar to Indo-European bhugo "buck" and Greek bous "ox, cow"); since Thracian was not a Hellenic language, one could probably call Byzas a hellenization of sorts... [more]
CAENISfAncient Roman, Greek Mythology
A name bore by a former slave who was Roman Emperor Vespasian's mistress, Antonia Caenis. She had a remarkable memory.... [more]
CAERUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Kairos. In Greek mythology, Caerus was the personification of opportunity, luck and favorable moments.
CALAISmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Κάλαϊς (Kalais), which meant "turquoise" or "chrysolite" (being the name of "a precious stone of a greenish blue"). In Greek myth Calais and his twin brother Zetes, together known as the Boreads (being sons of Boreas, god of the north wind), were Argonauts.