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This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the usage is Greek.
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AFRODITI f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of APHRODITE.
AGAPI f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of AGAPE.
AGATHI f Greek
Modern Greek form of AGATHA.
AGLAIA f Greek Mythology, Greek
Means "splendour, beauty" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the three Graces or Χαριτες (Charites). This name was also borne by a 4th-century saint from Rome.
AGNI (2) f Greek
Modern Greek form of AGNES.
AIKATERINI f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Αικατερινη (see EKATERINI).
ALEKA f Greek
Diminutive of ALEXANDRA.
ALEX m & f English, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Czech, Russian
Short form of ALEXANDER, ALEXANDRA, and other names beginning with Alex.
ALEXANDRA f English, German, Dutch, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Catalan, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Feminine form of ALEXANDER. In Greek mythology this was a Mycenaean epithet of the goddess Hera, and an alternate name of Cassandra. It was borne by several early Christian saints, and also by the wife of Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia. She was from Germany and had the birth name Alix, but was renamed Александра (Aleksandra) upon joining the Russian Church.
ALEXIS m & f German, French, English, Greek, Ancient Greek
From the Greek name Αλεξις (Alexis) meaning "helper" or "defender", derived from Greek αλεξω (alexo) meaning "to defend, to help". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek comic poet, and also of several saints. It is used somewhat interchangeably with the related name Αλεξιος or Alexius, borne by five Byzantine emperors. In the English-speaking world it is more commonly used as a feminine name.
ALIKI f Greek
Greek form of ALICE. It also corresponds with the Greek word αλικη meaning "scarlet".
ALKMINI f Greek
Modern Greek form of ALCMENE.
AMALIA f Spanish, Italian, Romanian, Greek, Swedish, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Germanic name Amala, a short form of names beginning with the element amal meaning "work".
ANASTASIA f Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, English, Spanish, Italian, Georgian, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of ANASTASIUS. This was the name of a 4th-century Dalmatian saint who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian. Due to her, the name has been common in Eastern Orthodox Christianity (in various spellings). As an English name it has been in use since the Middle Ages. A famous bearer was the youngest daughter of the last Russian tsar Nicholas II, who was rumoured to have escaped the execution of her family in 1918.
ANDRIANA f Greek, Bulgarian
Feminine form of ANDREAS (Greek) or ANDREY (Bulgarian).
ANGELIKI f Greek
Greek form of ANGELICA.
ANGELINA f Italian, English, Russian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Greek
Latinate diminutive of ANGELA. A famous bearer is American actress Angelina Jolie (1975-).
ANNA f English, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Icelandic, Faroese, Catalan, Occitan, Breton, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Channah (see HANNAH) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. Many later Old Testament translations, including the English, use the Hannah spelling instead of Anna. The name appears briefly in the New Testament belonging to a prophetess who recognized Jesus as the Messiah. It was a popular name in the Byzantine Empire from an early date, and in the Middle Ages it became common among Western Christians due to veneration of Saint Anna (usually known as Saint Anne in English), the name traditionally assigned to the mother of the Virgin Mary. In the English-speaking world, this form came into general use in the 18th century, joining Ann and Anne.... [more]
ARETI f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of ARETE.
ARGYRO f Greek
Feminine form of ARGYROS.
ARTEMIS f Greek Mythology, Greek
Meaning unknown, possibly related either to Greek αρτεμης (artemes) meaning "safe" or αρταμος (artamos) meaning "a butcher". Artemis was the Greek goddess of the moon and hunting, the twin of Apollo and the daughter of Zeus and Leto. She was known as Diana to the Romans.
ATHANASIA f Greek, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Athanasios (see ATHANASIUS).
ATHINA f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of ATHENA.
AVRA f Greek
Greek form of AURA.
CHARA f Greek
Means "happiness, joy" in Greek.
CHRISTINA f English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Greek
From Christiana, the Latin feminine form of CHRISTIAN. This was the name of an early, possibly legendary, saint who was tormented by her pagan father. It was also borne by a 17th-century Swedish queen and patron the arts who gave up her crown in order to become a Roman Catholic.
CHRYSANTHI f Greek
Modern Greek feminine form of CHRYSANTHOS.
CHRYSSA f Greek
Feminine form of CHRYSANTHOS.
DAFNI f Greek
Modern Greek form of DAPHNE.
DANAI f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of DANAË.
DEMETRA f Italian, Romanian, Greek
Italian and Romanian form of DEMETER (1), as well as an alternate transcription of Greek Δημητρα (see DIMITRA).
DEMI f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Δημη (see DIMI).
DESPINA f Greek
Modern Greek form of DESPOINA.
DESPOINA f Greek Mythology, Greek
Means "mistress, lady" in Greek. In Greek mythology this was the name of the daughter of Demeter and Poseidon. She was worshipped in the Eleusinian Mysteries, which were secret rites practiced at Eleusis near Athens.
DIAMANTO f Greek
Derived from Greek διαμαντι (diamanti) meaning "diamond".
DIMI f & m Greek
Short form of DIMITRA or DIMITRIOS.
DIMITRA f Greek
Modern Greek form of DEMETER (1).
EFIMIA f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of EUPHEMIA.
EFROSYNI f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of EUPHROSYNE.
EFTHALIA f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of EUTHALIA.
EFTHIMIA f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Ευθυμια (see EFTHYMIA).
EFTHYMIA f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of EUTHYMIA.
EFTYCHIA f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of EUTYCHIA. It means "happiness" in Modern Greek.
EIRINI f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Ειρηνη (see IRINI).
EKATERINI f Greek
Modern Greek form of KATHERINE.
ELEFTHERIA f Greek
Feminine form of ELEFTHERIOS.
ELENA f Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Russian, Greek, German, English, Medieval Slavic
Form of HELEN used in various languages, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Елена (see YELENA).
ELENI f Greek
Modern Greek form of HELEN.
ELISAVET f Greek
Modern Greek form of ELIZABETH.
ELLI (1) f Greek
Modern Greek form of HELLE (2).
ELPIDA f Greek
Modern Greek form of ELPIS.
EVA f Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian, Georgian, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin
Form of EVE used in various languages. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. The name appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) belonging to the character Little Eva, whose real name is in fact Evangeline.... [more]
EVANGELIA f Greek
Feminine form of EVANGELOS.
EVDOKIA f Greek
Modern Greek form of EUDOCIA.
EVELINA f English, Italian, Swedish, Lithuanian, Greek
Latinate form of AVELINE. It was revived by the author Fanny Burney for the heroine of her first novel Evelina (1778). It is often regarded as a variant of the related name EVELYN or an elaboration of EVE.
EVGENIA f Greek, Russian, Bulgarian
Modern Greek form of EUGENIA. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Евгения (see YEVGENIYA) or Bulgarian Евгения (see EVGENIYA).
EVI f Greek, Dutch, German
Modern Greek form of EVE, as well as a Dutch and German variant.
EVRIDIKI f Greek
Modern Greek form of EURYDICE.
FILIPPA f Greek, Swedish, Italian
Greek, Swedish and Italian feminine form of PHILIP.
FOTEINI f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Φωτεινη (see FOTINI).
FOTINI f Greek
Modern Greek form of PHOTINE.
GALINI f Greek
Modern Greek feminine form of GALEN.
GEORGIA f English, Greek
Latinate feminine form of GEORGE. This is the name of an American state, which was named after the British king George II. A famous bearer was the American painter Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986).
GIANNA f Italian, Greek
Italian short form of GIOVANNA and a Modern Greek variant of IOANNA.
GLYKERIA f Greek, Late Greek
From Greek γλυκερος (glykeros) meaning "sweet". This was the name of a 2nd-century saint from Heraclea.
HARIS (2) m & f Greek
Modern Greek form of CHARES or CHARIS.
ILIANA f Greek, Bulgarian
Feminine form of ILIAS (Greek) or ILIYA (Bulgarian).
IRIDA f Greek
Greek variant of IRIS, from the genitive form Ιριδος (Iridos).
IRINI f Greek
Modern Greek form of IRENE.
IRIS f Greek Mythology, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, French, Spanish, Catalan, Greek
Means "rainbow" in Greek. Iris was the name of the Greek goddess of the rainbow, also serving as a messenger to the gods. This name can also be given in reference to the word (which derives from the same Greek source) for the iris flower or the coloured part of the eye.
IRO f Greek
Modern Greek form of HERO (1).
ISMINI f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of ISMENE.
KAITI f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Καιτη (see KETI (2)).
KATERINA f Macedonian, Russian, Bulgarian, Greek, Late Roman
Macedonian form of KATHERINE, a Russian short form of YEKATERINA, a Bulgarian short form of EKATERINA, and a Greek variant of AIKATERINE.
KATINA f Greek, Macedonian
Greek and Macedonian contracted form of KATERINA. This name had a spike in popularity in America in 1972 when it was used for a newborn baby on the soap opera Where the Heart Is.
KETI (2) f Greek
Diminutive of EKATERINI.
KIKI f English, German, Greek
Diminutive of names beginning with or containing the sound K.
KLEIO f Greek Mythology, Greek
Derived from Greek κλεος (kleos) meaning "glory". In Greek mythology she was the goddess of history and heroic poetry, one of the nine Muses. She was said to have introduced the alphabet to Greece.
KONSTANTINA f Greek
Greek feminine form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
KORALIA f Greek, Late Greek
Derived from Ancient Greek κοραλλιον (korallion) meaning "coral" (in Modern Greek κοραλλι). This was the name of an obscure 4th-century saint and martyr from Thrace.
KORINA f Greek
Modern Greek form of CORINNA.
KYRIAKE f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Κυριακη (see KYRIAKI).
KYRIAKI f Greek
Feminine form of KYRIAKOS.
KYVELI f Greek
Modern Greek form of CYBELE.
LENA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Polish, Russian, English, Italian, Portuguese, Greek
Short form of names ending in lena, such as HELENA, MAGDALENA or YELENA.
LIA (1) f Italian, Portuguese, Georgian, Greek, Biblical Latin
Italian, Portuguese, Georgian and Greek form of LEAH.
LOUIZA f Greek
Greek feminine form of LOUIS.
MAGDALINI f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of MAGDALENE.
MARGARITA f Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Greek, Late Roman
Latinate form of MARGARET. This is also a Latin word meaning "pearl" and a Spanish word meaning "daisy flower" (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARIA f & m Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Corsican, Sardinian, Basque, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Latin form of Greek Μαρια, from Hebrew מִרְיָם (see MARY). Maria is the usual form of the name in many European languages, as well as a secondary form in other languages such as English (where the common spelling is Mary). In some countries, for example Germany, Poland and Italy, Maria is occasionally used as a masculine middle name.... [more]
MARIANNA f Italian, English, Hungarian, Slovak, Polish, Finnish, Greek
Combination of MARIA and ANNA. It has been confused with the Roman name MARIANA to the point that it is no longer easy to separate the two forms. It is sometimes also used as a Latinized form of MARIAMNE.
MARIETTA f Italian, Greek, Hungarian
Italian, Greek and Hungarian diminutive of MARIA.
MARIKA f Czech, Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, Greek, Finnish, Estonian, Georgian, Italian
Diminutive of MARIA and other names beginning with Mari.
MARTHA f English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, Greek, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Aramaic מַרְתָּא (marta') meaning "the lady, the mistress", feminine form of מַר (mar) meaning "master". In the New Testament this is the name of the sister of Lazarus and Mary of Bethany (who is sometimes identified with Mary Magdalene). She was a witness to Jesus restoring her dead brother to life.... [more]
MELINA f English, Greek
Elaboration of Mel, either from names such as MELISSA or from Greek μελι (meli) meaning "honey". A famous bearer was Greek-American actress Melina Mercouri (1920-1994), who was born Maria Amalia Mercouris.
MELPOMENI f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of MELPOMENE.
MYRTO f Greek
Greek form of MYRTLE.
NANA (1) f Greek
Diminutive of IOANNA.
NATASA f Greek
Greek diminutive of ANASTASIA.
NEFELI f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of NEPHELE.
NEKTARIA f Greek
Feminine form of NEKTARIOS.
NIKI (1) f Greek
Modern Greek form of NIKE.
NIKOLETA f Greek, Bulgarian, Slovak
Greek, Bulgarian and Slovak form of NICOLETTE.
NIKOLETTA f Hungarian, Greek
Hungarian and Greek form of NICOLETTA.
NOMIKI f Greek
Derived from Greek νομικος (nomikos) meaning "relating to the law".
OLGA f Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Latvian, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovene, Serbian, Bulgarian, Greek
Russian form of HELGA. The Varangians brought it from Scandinavia to Russia. The 10th-century Saint Olga was the wife of Igor I, grand prince of Kievan Rus (a state based around the city of Kiev). Following his death she ruled as regent for her son for 18 years. After she was baptized in Constantinople she attempted to convert her subjects to Christianity.
OLYMPIA f Greek, Slovak
Feminine form of OLYMPOS.
PANAGIOTA f Greek
Feminine form of PANAGIOTIS.
PARASKEVI f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of PARASKEVE.
PARASKEVOULA f Greek
Diminutive of PARASKEVI.
PAVLINA f Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Greek form of PAULINA.
PELAGIA f Ancient Greek, Greek, Polish
Feminine form of PELAGIUS. This was the name of a few early saints, including a young 4th-century martyr who threw herself from a rooftop in Antioch rather than lose her virginity.
PERSEFONI f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of PERSEPHONE.
PETROULA f Greek
Greek feminine form of PETER.
POLINA f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Greek
Either a Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Greek form of PAULINA or a short form of APOLLINARIYA.
POLYXENI f Greek
Modern Greek form of POLYXENA.
SELINI f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of SELENE.
SIBYLLA f Greek, German, Swedish, Late Roman, Late Greek
Greek and Latinate form of SIBYL.
SOPHIA f English, Greek, German, Ancient Greek
Means "wisdom" in Greek. This was the name of an early, probably mythical, saint who died of grief after her three daughters were martyred during the reign of the emperor Hadrian. Legends about her probably arose as a result of a medieval misunderstanding of the phrase Hagia Sophia "Holy Wisdom", which is the name of a large basilica in Constantinople.... [more]
SOTIRIA f Greek
Feminine form of SOTIRIS.
SPYRIDOULA f Greek
Feminine form of SPYRIDON.
STAMATIA f Greek
Feminine form of STAMATIOS.
STAVROULA f Greek
Feminine form of STAVROS.
STELLA (2) f Greek
Diminutive of STYLIANI, with the spelling influenced by that of STELLA (1).
STYLIANI f Greek
Feminine form of STYLIANOS.
TASIA f Greek
Short form of ANASTASIA.
TASOULA f Greek
Greek diminutive of ANASTASIA.
TATIANA f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Greek, Georgian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of the Roman name Tatianus, a derivative of the Roman name TATIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint who was martyred in Rome under the emperor Alexander Severus. She was especially venerated in Orthodox Christianity, and the name has been common in Russia (as Татьяна) and Eastern Europe. It was not regularly used in the English-speaking world until the 1980s.
THALIA f Greek Mythology (Latinized), Greek
From the Greek name Θαλεια (Thaleia), derived from θαλλω (thallo) meaning "to blossom". In Greek mythology she was one of the nine Muses, presiding over comedy and pastoral poetry. This was also the name of one of the three Graces or Χαριτες (Charites).
THEKLA f German (Rare), Greek (Rare), Late Greek
From the ancient Greek name Θεοκλεια (Theokleia), which meant "glory of God" from the Greek elements θεος (theos) meaning "god" and κλεος (kleos) meaning "glory". This was the name of a 1st-century saint, appearing (as Θεκλα) in the apocryphal Acts of Paul and Thecla. The story tells how Thecla listens to Paul speak about the virtues of chastity and decides to remain a virgin, angering both her mother and her suitor.
THEODORA f English, Greek, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of THEODORE. This name was common in the Byzantine Empire, being borne by several empresses including the influential wife of Justinian in the 6th century.
THEOFANIA f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of THEOPHANIA.
TIMOTHEA f Ancient Greek, Greek
Feminine form of TIMOTHY.
VALENTINA f Italian, Russian, German, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene, Romanian, Spanish, Greek, Latvian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)). A famous bearer was the Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova (1937-), who in 1963 became the first woman to visit space.
VARVARA f Russian, Greek, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Greek, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of BARBARA.
VASIA f Greek
Diminutive of VASILIKI.
VASILIKI f Greek
Modern Greek feminine form of BASIL (1).
VASO (2) f Greek
Diminutive of VASILIKI.
VASSILIKI f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Βασιλικη (see VASILIKI).
VASSO f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Βασω (see VASO (2)).
VOULA f Greek
Diminutive of PARASKEVI.
XANTHIPPI f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of XANTHIPPE.
XENI f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of XENE.
XENIA f Greek, Ancient Greek
Means "hospitality" in Greek, a derivative of ξενος (xenos) meaning "foreigner, guest". This was the name of a 5th-century saint who is venerated in the Eastern Church.
YANNA (1) f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιαννα (see GIANNA).
ZENOVIA f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Ζηνοβια (see ZINOVIA).
ZINOVIA f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of ZENOBIA.
ZOI f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of ZOE.