Browse Names

This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the usage is Ancient Greek.
gender
usage
ACACIUS Ἀκάκιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of AKAKIOS.
ACHAIKOS Ἀχαϊκός m Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of ACHAICUS.
ACHILLES Ἀχιλλεύς m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek Ἀχιλλεύς (Achilleus), which is of unknown meaning, perhaps derived from Greek ἄχος (achos) meaning "pain" or else from the name of the Achelous River. This was the name of a warrior in Greek legend, one of the central characters in Homer's Iliad. The bravest of the Greek heroes in the war against the Trojans, he was eventually killed by an arrow to his heel, the only vulnerable part of his body.... [more]
ACHILLEUS Ἀχιλλεύς m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of ACHILLES.
AESCHYLUS Αἰσχύλος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αἰσχύλος (Aischylos), derived from αἶσχος (aischos) meaning "shame". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian historian.
AESOP Αἴσωπος m Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek Αἴσωπος (Aisopos), which is of unknown meaning. This was the name of a Greek fabulist of the 6th century BC, famous for such tales as The Tortoise and the Hare. Though his existence is uncertain, he was later said to have been a slave on the island of Samos.
AGAPETOS Ἀγαπητός m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of AGAPITO.
AGAPETUS Ἀγαπητός m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Agapetos (see AGAPITO).
AGAPIOS Ἀγάπιος m Greek, Ancient Greek
Masculine form of AGAPE. This was the name of a saint from Caesarea who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century.
AGATHINOS Ἀγαθίνος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of AGATHINUS.
AGATHINUS Ἀγαθίνος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀγαθίνος (Agathinos), derived from ἀγαθός (agathos) meaning "good".
AGATHON Ἀγάθων m Ancient Greek
Greek masculine form of AGATHA.
AISOPOS Αἴσωπος m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of AESOP.
AKAKIOS Ἀκάκιος m Greek, Ancient Greek
From a Greek word meaning "innocent, not evil", derived from (a), a negative prefix, combined with κάκη (kake) meaning "evil". This was the name of three early saints, two of whom were martyred.
ALCAEUS Ἀλκαῖος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀλκαῖος (Alkaios), derived from ἀλκή (alke) meaning "strength". This was the name of a 7th-century BC lyric poet from the island of Lesbos.
ALCIBIADES Ἀλκιβιάδης m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀλκιβιάδης (Alkibiades), derived from ἀλκή (alke) meaning "strength" and βία (bia) meaning "force" with the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides). This was the name of a notable Greek statesman and general during the Peloponnesian War. He changed allegiance from Athens to Sparta and back again during the course of the war.
ALEXANDER Ἀλέξανδρος m English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Slovak, Biblical, Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀλέξανδρος (Alexandros), which meant "defending men" from Greek ἀλέξω (alexo) meaning "to defend, help" and ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ἀνδρός). In Greek mythology this was another name of the hero Paris, and it also belongs to several characters in the New Testament. However, the most famous bearer was Alexander the Great, king of Macedon. In the 4th century BC he built a huge empire out of Greece, Egypt, Persia, and parts of India. Due to his fame, and later medieval tales involving him, use of his name spread throughout Europe.... [more]
ALEXANDROS Ἀλέξανδρος m Greek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Greek Mythology
Greek form of ALEXANDER.
ALEXIOS Ἀλέξιος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of ALEXIUS.
ALEXIS Ἄλεξις m & f German, French, English, Greek, Ancient Greek
From the Greek name Ἄλεξις (Alexis) meaning "helper" or "defender", derived from Greek ἀλέξω (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 Ἀλέξιος or Alexius, borne by five Byzantine emperors. In the English-speaking world it is more commonly used as a feminine name.
ALEXIUS Ἀλέξιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀλέξιος (Alexios), a derivative of Ἄλεξις (see ALEXIS). This was the name of five Byzantine emperors. It was also borne by a 5th-century Syrian saint who is especially venerated in the Eastern Church.
ALKAIOS Ἀλκαῖος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of ALCAEUS.
ALKIBIADES Ἀλκιβιάδης m Ancient Greek
Greek form of ALCIBIADES.
AMBROSIOS Ἀμβρόσιος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of AMBROSE.
AMBROSIUS Ἀμβρόσιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of AMBROSIOS.
AMPELIOS Ἀμπέλιος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of AMPELIO.
AMPELIUS Ἀμπέλιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Ampelios (see AMPELIO).
AMYNTAS Ἀμύντας m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἀμύντωρ (amyntor) meaning "defender". This was the name of several kings of Macedon.
ANACLETUS Ἀνάκλητος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀνάκλητος (Anakletos), derived from ἀνάκλητος (anakletos) meaning "invoked". This was the name of the third pope.
ANAKLETOS Ἀνάκλητος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of ANACLETUS.
ANASTASIOS Ἀναστάσιος m Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASTASIUS Ἀναστάσιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀναστάσιος (Anastasios), which meant "resurrection" from Greek ἀνάστασις (anastasis) (composed of the elements ἀνά (ana) meaning "up" and στάσις (stasis) meaning "standing"). This was the name of numerous early saints and martyrs, including a 7th-century monk and writer from Alexandria who is especially venerated in the Eastern Church.
ANATOLIOS Ἀνατόλιος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLIUS Ἀνατόλιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek Ἀνατόλιος (Anatolios), derived from ἀνατολή (anatole) meaning "sunrise". Saint Anatolius was a 3rd-century philosopher from Alexandria.
ANAXAGORAS Ἀναξαγόρας m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἄναξ (anax) meaning "master, lord" and ἀγορά (agora) meaning "assembly, marketplace". This name was borne by a 5th-century BC Greek philosopher.
ANDREAS Ἀνδρέας m German, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Welsh, Ancient Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Ancient Greek and Latin form of ANDREW. It is also the form used in Modern Greek, German and Welsh.
ANDROCLES Ἀνδροκλῆς m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Ἀνδροκλῆς (Androkles) meaning "glory of a man", derived from ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ἀνδρός) and κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory". This was the name of a man who pulled a thorn from a lion's paw in one of Aesop's fables.
ANDROKLES Ἀνδροκλῆς m Ancient Greek
Greek form of ANDROCLES.
ANDRONICUS Ἀνδρόνικος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀνδρόνικος (Andronikos) meaning "victory of a man", from ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ἀνδρός) and νίκη (nike) meaning "victory". Shakespeare used this name in his play Titus Andronicus (1593).
ANDRONIKOS Ἀνδρόνικος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of ANDRONICUS.
ANICETUS Ἀνίκητος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀνίκητος (Aniketos) meaning "unconquerable". This was the name of an early pope.
ANIKETOS Ἀνίκητος m Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of ANICETUS.
ANTIGONOS Ἀντίγονος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of ANTIGONUS.
ANTIGONUS Ἀντίγονος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Ἀντίγονος (Antigonos), derived from ἀντί (anti) meaning "against, compared to, like" and γονεύς (goneus) meaning "ancestor". This was the name of one of Alexander the Great's generals. After Alexander died, he took control of most of Asia Minor.
ANTIOCHOS Ἀντίοχος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of ANTIOCHUS.
ANTIOCHUS Ἀντίοχος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Ἀντίοχος (Antiochos), derived from Greek ἀντί (anti) meaning "against, compared to, like" and ὀχή (oche) meaning "support". This was the name of several rulers of the Seleucid Empire. It was also borne by a 2nd-century Christian martyr, the patron saint of Sardinia.
ANTIPATER Ἀντίπατρος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Ἀντίπατρος (Antipatros), which meant "like the father" from Greek ἀντί (anti) meaning "against, compared to, like" and πατήρ (pater) meaning "father" (genitive πατρός). This was the name of an officer of Alexander the Great who became the regent of Macedon during Alexander's absence.
ANTIPATROS Ἀντίπατρος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of ANTIPATER.
APHRODISIOS Ἀφροδίσιος m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek personal name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess APHRODITE.
APOLLINARIS Ἀπολλινάρις m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name derived from the name of the god APOLLO. This was the name of several early saints and martyrs, including a bishop of Ravenna and a bishop of Hierapolis.
APOLLODOROS Ἀπολλόδωρος m Ancient Greek
Means "gift of Apollo" from the name of the god APOLLO combined with Greek δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift".
APOLLONIDES Ἀπολλωνίδης m Ancient Greek
Means "son of Apollo" in Greek, derived from the name of the god APOLLO combined with the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides).
APOLLONIOS Ἀπολλώνιος m Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek personal name that was derived from the name of the Greek god APOLLO. It was borne by a Greek poet of the 3rd century BC. Several saints have also had this name.
APOLLONIUS Ἀπολλώνιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of APOLLONIOS.
ARCADIUS Ἀρκάδιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of ARKADIOS.
ARCHELAOS Ἀρχέλαος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of ARCHELAUS.
ARCHELAUS Ἀρχέλαος m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Biblical Latin, Biblical
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀρχέλαος (Archelaos), which meant "master of the people" from ἀρχός (archos) meaning "master" and λαός (laos) meaning "people". This was the name of a son of Herod the Great. He ruled over Judea, Samaria and Idumea.
ARCHIMEDES Ἀρχιμήδης m Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements ἀρχός (archos) meaning "master" and μήδομαι (medomai) meaning "to think, to plan". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek mathematician, astronomer and inventor.
ARCHIPPOS Ἄρχιππος m Ancient Greek
Means "master of horses" from the Greek elements ἀρχός (archos) meaning "master" and ἵππος (hippos) meaning "horse".
ARGYROS Ἄργυρος m Ancient Greek
Means "silver" in Greek.
ARISTARCHOS Ἀρίσταρχος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of ARISTARCHUS.
ARISTARCHUS Ἀρίσταρχος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Ἀρίσταρχος (Aristarchos), derived from ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and ἀρχός (archos) meaning "master". This name was borne by Aristarchus of Samos, a 3rd-century BC Greek astronomer and mathematician.
ARISTEIDES Ἀριστείδης m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of ARISTIDES.
ARISTIDES Ἀριστείδης m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Portuguese
From the Greek name Ἀριστείδης (Aristeides), derived from ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides). This name was borne by the 5th-century BC Athenian statesman Aristides the Just, who was renowned for his integrity. It was also the name of a 2nd-century saint.
ARISTOCLES Ἀριστοκλῆς m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀριστοκλῆς (Aristokles) meaning "the best glory", derived from ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory". This was the real name of the philosopher Plato.
ARISTODEMOS Ἀριστόδημος m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from the Greek elements ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and δῆμος (demos) meaning "the people". This was the name of a descendant of Herakles in Greek legend.
ARISTOKLES Ἀριστοκλῆς m Ancient Greek
Greek form of ARISTOCLES.
ARISTON Ἀρίστων m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "the best".
ARISTOPHANES Ἀριστοφάνης m Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and φανής (phanes) meaning "appearing". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian playwright.
ARISTOTELES Ἀριστοτέλης m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of ARISTOTLE.
ARISTOTLE Ἀριστοτέλης m Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name Ἀριστοτέλης (Aristoteles) meaning "the best purpose", derived from ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and τέλος (telos) meaning "purpose, aim". This was the name of a Greek philosopher of the 4th century BC who made lasting contributions to Western thought, including the fields of logic, metaphysics, ethics and biology.
ARKADIOS Ἀρκάδιος m Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name meaning "of Arcadia". Arcadia was a region in Greece, its name deriving from ἄρκτος (arktos) meaning "bear". This was the name of a 3rd-century saint and martyr.
ARSENIOS Ἀρσένιος m Ancient Greek
Means "virile" in Greek. Saint Arsenius was a 5th-century deacon who was tutor to the two sons of the Roman emperor Theodosius. The two sons, Arcadius and Honorius, divided the empire into eastern and western halves upon their father's death.
ARSENIUS Ἀρσένιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of ARSENIOS.
ARTEMIDOROS Ἀρτεμίδωρος m Ancient Greek
Means "gift of Artemis" from the name of the goddess ARTEMIS combined with Greek δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift". This was the name of a Greek author of the 2nd century who wrote about the interpretation of dreams.
ARTEMIOS Ἀρτέμιος m Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ARTEMIS. This was the name of a 4th-century general in the Roman army who is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church.
ARTEMISIOS Ἀρτεμίσιος m Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ARTEMIS.
ARTEMIUS Ἀρτέμιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of ARTEMIOS.
ARTEMON Ἀρτέμων m Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ARTEMIS.
ASCLEPIADES Ἀσκληπιάδης m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of ASKLEPIADES.
ASKLEPIADES Ἀσκληπιάδης m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek personal name that was derived from the name of the Greek god ASKLEPIOS combined with the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides). It was borne by several Greek physicians.
ATHANAS Ἀθανᾶς m Ancient Greek
Short form of Athanasios (see ATHANASIUS).
ATHANASIOS Ἀθανάσιος m Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of ATHANASIUS.
ATHANASIUS Ἀθανάσιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Ἀθανάσιος (Athanasios) meaning "immortal", from Greek (a), a negative prefix, combined with θάνατος (thanatos) meaning "death". Saint Athanasius was a 4th-century bishop of Alexandria who strongly opposed Arianism.
ATHENODOROS Ἀθηνόδωρος m Ancient Greek
Means "gift of Athena" from the name of the god ATHENA combined with Greek δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift".
ATTICUS Ἀττικός m Literature, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀττικός (Attikos) meaning "from Attica", referring to the region surrounding Athens in Greece. This name was borne by a few notable Greeks from the Roman period (or Romans of Greek background). The author Harper Lee used the name in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) for an Alabama lawyer who defends a black man accused of raping a white woman.
ATTIKOS Ἀττικός m Ancient Greek
Greek form of ATTICUS.
AUXENTIOS Αὐξέντιος m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αὐξάνω (auxano) meaning "to increase, to grow". This name was borne by a few early saints.
AUXENTIUS Αὐξέντιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of AUXENTIOS.
BASILEIOS Βασίλειος m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of BASIL (1).
BASILIUS Βασίλειος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Basileios (see BASIL (1)).
BION Βίων m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name derived from βίος (bios) meaning "life".
CALLIAS Καλλίας m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of KALLIAS.
CALLINICUS Καλλίνικος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of KALLINIKOS.
CASSANDER Κάσσανδρος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Κάσσανδρος (Kassandros), the masculine form of CASSANDRA. This was the name of a 3rd-century BC king of Macedon.
CHARES Χάρης m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek χάρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Athenian general. It was also borne by the sculptor who crafted the Colossus of Rhodes.
CHARILAOS Χαρίλαος m Ancient Greek, Greek
Means "grace of the people", derived from Greek χάρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness" and λαός (laos) meaning "people".
CHARITON Χαρίτων m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek χάρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness". This was the name of a 1st-century Greek novelist.
CHRESTOS Χρῆστος m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name derived from Greek χρηστός (chrestos) meaning "useful, good".
CHRYSANTHOS Χρύσανθος m Greek, Ancient Greek
Means "golden flower" from Greek χρύσεος (chryseos) meaning "golden" combined with ἄνθος (anthos) meaning "flower". This name was borne by a semi-legendary 3rd-century Egyptian saint.
CLEISTHENES Κλεισθένης m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Κλεισθένης (Kleisthenes), derived from κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory" and σθένος (sthenos) meaning "strength". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian statesman and reformer. He helped establish democracy in Athens.
CLEITUS Κλεῖτος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of KLEITOS.
CLEON Κλέων m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Κλέων (Kleon), a Greek name derived from κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory".
CLISTHENES Κλεισθένης m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Variant of CLEISTHENES.
CLITUS Κλεῖτος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of KLEITOS.
COSMAS Κοσμᾶς m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Κοσμᾶς (Kosmas), which was derived from κόσμος (kosmos) meaning "order, decency". Saint Cosmas was martyred with his twin brother Damian in the 4th century. They are the patron saints of physicians.
CYRILLUS Κύριλλος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of KYRILLOS.
CYRUS Κῦρος m English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From Κῦρος (Kyros), the Greek form of the Persian name Kūrush, which may mean "far sighted" or "young". The name is sometimes associated with Greek κύριος (kyrios) meaning "lord". It was borne by several kings of Persia, including Cyrus the Great, who conquered Babylon. He is famous in the Old Testament for freeing the captive Jews and allowing them to return to Israel. As an English name, it first came into use among the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation.
DAMIANOS Δαμιανός m Ancient Greek
Greek form of DAMIAN.
DAMIANUS Δαμιανός m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of DAMIANOS.
DAREIOS Δαρεῖος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of DARIUS.
DEMETRIOS Δημήτριος m Ancient Greek, Greek
Ancient Greek form of DEMETRIUS, as well as an alternate transcription of the Modern Greek form Dimitrios.
DEMETRIUS Δημήτριος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Δημήτριος (Demetrios), which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess DEMETER (1). Kings of Macedon and the Seleucid kingdom have had this name. This was also the name of several early saints including a Saint Demetrius who was martyred in the 4th century.
DEMOCRITUS Δημόκριτος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Δημόκριτος (Demokritos), a Greek name meaning "judge of the people" from the elements δῆμος (demos) meaning "the people" and κριτής (krites) meaning "judge, critic". This was the name of a Greek philosopher, the creator of the atomic theory.
DEMOKRITOS Δημόκριτος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of DEMOCRITUS.
DEMON Δήμων m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name derived from δῆμος (demos) meaning "the people".
DEMOPHON Δημοφῶν m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek δῆμος (demos) meaning "the people" and φωνή (phone) meaning "voice". In Greek mythology this was the name of the son of Theseus and Phaedra.
DEMOSTHENES Δημοσθένης m Ancient Greek
Means "vigour of the people" from Greek δῆμος (demos) meaning "the people" and σθένος (sthenos) meaning "vigour, strength". This was the name of both an Athenian general of the 5th century and an Athenian orator of the 4th century.
DIOCLES Διοκλῆς m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of DIOKLES.
DIODOROS Διόδωρος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of DIODORUS.
DIODORUS Διόδωρος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Διόδωρος (Diodoros) meaning "gift of Zeus", derived from the elements Διός (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS" and δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift". This was the name of a 1st-century BC Greek historian.
DIODOTOS Διόδοτος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of DIODOTUS.
DIODOTUS Διόδοτος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Διόδοτος (Diodotos), a Greek name meaning "given by Zeus" from Διός (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS" and δοτός (dotos) meaning "given".
DIOGENES Διογένης m Ancient Greek
Means "born of Zeus" from Greek Διός (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS" and γενής (genes) meaning "born". This was the name of a Greek Cynic philosopher.
DIOKLES Διοκλῆς m Ancient Greek
Means "glory of Zeus" from Greek Διός (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS" and κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory".
DION Δίων m Ancient Greek, English
Short form of DIONYSIOS and other Greek names beginning with the Greek element Διός (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS". This was the name of a 4th-century BC tyrant of Syracuse. It has been used as an American given name since the middle of the 20th century.
DIONYSIOS Διονύσιος m Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek personal name derived from the name of the Greek god DIONYSOS. Famous bearers include two early tyrants of Syracuse and a 1st-century BC Greek rhetorician.
DIONYSIUS Διονύσιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Biblical
Latin form of DIONYSIOS. Dionysius the Areopagite, who is mentioned in the New Testament, was a judge converted to Christianity by Saint Paul. This was also the name of many other early saints, including a 3rd-century pope.
DIONYSODOROS Διονυσόδωρος m Ancient Greek
Means "gift of Dionysos" from the name of the god DIONYSOS combined with Greek δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift".
DRACO Δράκων m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Δράκων (Drakon), which meant "dragon, serpent". This was the name of a 7th-century BC Athenian legislator. This is also the name of a constellation in the northern sky.
DRAKON Δράκων m Ancient Greek
Greek form of DRACO.
EIRENAIOS Εἰρηναῖος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of IRENAEUS.
EPAPHRAS Ἐπαφράς m Biblical, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Derived from Greek ἔπαφρος (epaphros) meaning "foamy". In the New Testament this is the name of one of Paul's co-workers.
EPAPHRODITOS Ἐπαφρόδιτος m Ancient Greek
Means "lovely, charming", derived from Greek ἐπι (epi) meaning "on" combined with the name of the Greek love goddess APHRODITE.
EPIKTETOS Ἐπίκτητος m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name meaning "newly acquired". This was the name of a 1st-century Greek stoic philosopher.
EPIPHANES Ἐπιφανής m Ancient Greek
Means "appearing, manifesting" in Greek. This was an epithet of two 2nd-century BC Hellenistic rulers: the Seleucid king Antiochus IV and the Ptolemaic king Ptolemy V.
EPIPHANIOS Ἐπιφάνιος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of EPIFANIO.
EPIPHANIUS Ἐπιφάνιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Epiphanios (see EPIFANIO).
ERASMOS Ἔρασμος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of ERASMUS.
ERASTOS Ἔραστος m Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of ERASTUS.
EUARISTOS Εὐάριστος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of EVARISTUS.
EUCLID Εὐκλείδης m Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name Εὐκλείδης (Eukleides), derived from Greek εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory" with the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides). This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek mathematician from Alexandria who made numerous contributions to geometry.
EUCLIDES Εὐκλείδης m Portuguese, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of EUCLID.
EUDOXOS Εὔδοξος m Ancient Greek
From Greek εὔδοξος (eudoxos) meaning "of good repute, honoured", itself from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and δόξα (doxa) meaning "notion, reputation, honour". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Greek mathematician and astronomer.
EUGENIOS Εὐγένιος m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of EUGENE.
EUGENIUS Εὐγένιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Eugenios (see EUGENE).
EUGRAPHIOS Εὐγράφιος m Ancient Greek
From Greek εὐγραφής (eugraphes) meaning "well-drawn" or "well-written", itself from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and γραφή (graphe) meaning "drawing, writing". Saint Eugraphios or Eugraphos was a 3rd- or 4th-century martyr from Alexandria.
EUKLEIDES Εὐκλείδης m Ancient Greek
Greek form of EUCLID.
EUPHEMIOS Εὐφήμιος m Ancient Greek
Masculine form of EUPHEMIA.
EUPHRANOR Εὐφράνωρ m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek εὐφραίνω (euphraino) meaning "to delight". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Athenian artist.
EURIPIDES Εὐριπίδης m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek Εὔριπος (Euripos), referring to the strait between Euboea and Boeotia, combined with the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides). This was the name of a 5th-century BC Greek tragic poet.
EUSEBIOS Εὐσέβιος m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek εὐσεβής (eusebes) meaning "pious", itself derived from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and σέβω (sebo) meaning "to worship, to honour". This was the name of several saints.
EUSEBIUS Εὐσέβιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of EUSEBIOS. This was the name of a 4th-century historian of the Christian church.
EUSTACHYS Εὔσταχυς m Ancient Greek
Means "fruitful" in Greek. It is ultimately from the elements εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and στάχυς (stachys) meaning "ear of corn".
EUSTATHIOS Εὐστάθιος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of EUSTATHIUS.
EUSTATHIUS Εὐστάθιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Εὐστάθιος (Eustathios), derived from the Greek word εὐσταθής (eustathes) meaning "well-built, stable". It is ultimately from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and ἵστημι (histemi) meaning "to stand, to set up". This was the name of a few early saints, including the 2nd-century martyr also known as Eustachius (see EUSTACE).
EUSTORGIOS Εὐστόργιος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of EUSTORGIO.
EUSTORGIUS Εὐστόργιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Eustorgios (see EUSTORGIO).
EUTHYMIOS Εὐθύμιος m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of EUTHYMIUS.
EUTHYMIUS Εὐθύμιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Εὐθύμιος (Euthymios) meaning "in good spirits, generous", derived from the word εὔθυμος (euthymos), which was composed of the elements εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and θυμός (thymos) meaning "soul, spirit". This was the name of several early saints.
EUTROPIOS Εὐτρόπιος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of EUTROPIUS.
EUTROPIUS Εὐτρόπιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Εὐτρόπιος (Eutropios), which was derived from the word εὔτροπος (eutropos) meaning "versatile", formed of the elements εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and τρόπος (tropos) meaning "direction, manner, fashion".
EUTYCHIOS Εὐτύχιος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of EUTYCHIUS.
EUTYCHIUS Εὐτύχιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Εὐτύχιος (Eutychios), a variant of Eutychos (see EUTYCHUS). This was the name of several early saints and martyrs.
EUTYCHOS Εὔτυχος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of EUTYCHUS.
EVARISTUS Εὐάριστος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Εὐάριστος (Euaristos) meaning "well pleasing" from the Greek word εὐάρεστος (euarestos), derived from εὖ (eu) meaning "good, well" and ἀρεστός (arestos) meaning "pleasing". This was the name of the fifth pope, supposedly martyred under Emperor Hadrian.
GAIOS Γάϊος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of GAIUS.
GALENOS Γαληνός m Ancient Greek
Greek form of GALEN.
GENNADIOS Γεννάδιος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of GENNADIUS.
GENNADIUS Γεννάδιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Γεννάδιος (Gennadios), which was derived from Greek γεννάδας (gennadas) meaning "noble, generous". Saint Gennadius was an early martyr from North Africa.
GEORGIOS Γεώργιος m Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of GEORGE.
GEORGIUS Γεώργιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of GEORGIOS.
HELIODOROS Ἡλιόδωρος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of HELIODORO.
HERACLEITUS Ἡράκλειτος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Variant of HERACLITUS.
HERACLIDES Ἡρακλείδης m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of HERAKLEIDES.
HERACLITUS Ἡράκλειτος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἡράκλειτος (Herakleitos) meaning "glory of Hera", derived from the name of the goddess HERA combined with κλειτός (kleitos) meaning "glory". This was the name of a 6th-century BC Greek philosopher from Ephesus.
HERACLIUS Ἡράκλειος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek personal name Ἡράκλειος (Herakleios), which was derived from the name of the Greek hero HERAKLES. This was the name of a 7th-century Byzantine emperor, known for his victories over the Sassanid Persian Empire. This name was also borne by two early saints.
HERAKLEIDES Ἡρακλείδης m Ancient Greek
Means "son of Herakles" in Greek, derived from the name of the mythic hero HERAKLES combined with the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides).
HERAKLEIOS Ἡράκλειος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of HERACLIUS.
HERAKLEITOS Ἡράκλειτος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of HERACLITUS.
HERMAGORAS Ἑρμαγόρας m Ancient Greek
From the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek ἀγορά (agora) meaning "assembly, marketplace". Saint Hermagoras (3rd century) was the first bishop of Aquileia in Italy.
HERMES Ἑρμῆς m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Probably from Greek ἕρμα (herma) meaning "cairn, pile of stones, boundary marker". Hermes was a Greek god associated with speed and good luck, who served as a messenger to Zeus and the other gods. He was also the patron of travellers, writers, athletes, merchants, thieves and orators.... [more]
HERMOGENES Ἑρμογένης m Ancient Greek
Means "born of Hermes" from the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek γενής (genes) meaning "born".
HERMOKRATES Ἑρμοκράτης m Ancient Greek
Means "power of Hermes" from the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek κράτος (kratos) meaning "power".
HERMOLAOS Ἑρμόλαος m Ancient Greek
Means "the people of Hermes" from the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek λαός (laos) meaning "people".
HERO (2) Ἥρων m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of HERON.
HERODOTOS Ἡρόδοτος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of HERODOTUS.
HERODOTUS Ἡρόδοτος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἡρόδοτος (Herodotos), derived from the name of the goddess HERA combined with δοτός (dotos) meaning "given, granted". Herodotus was a Greek historian of the 5th century BC who wrote the Histories, a detailed account of the Greco-Persian Wars. He is known as the Father of History.
HEROIDES Ἡρώιδης m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of HEROD.
HEROIDION Ἡρωιδίων m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of HERODION.
HERON Ἥρων m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἥρως (heros) meaning "hero". This was the name of a 1st-century Greek inventor (also known as Hero) from Alexandria.
HESIOD Ἡσίοδος m Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name Ἡσίοδος (Hesiodos), which probably meant "to throw song" from ἵημι (hiemi) meaning "to throw, to speak" and ᾠδή (ode) meaning "song, ode". This was the name of an 8th-century BC Greek poet.
HESIODOS Ἡσίοδος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of HESIOD.
HESPEROS Ἕσπερος m Ancient Greek
Means "evening" in Greek. This was the name of the personification of the Evening Star (the planet Venus) in Greek mythology.
HIERONYMOS Ἱερώνυμος m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of JEROME.
HIERONYMUS Ἱερώνυμος m Ancient Greek (Latinized), German (Archaic), Dutch (Archaic)
Latin form of JEROME, formerly common in Germany and the Netherlands. Hieronymus Bosch was a 15th-century Dutch painter known for his depictions of the torments of hell.
HILARION Ἱλαρίων m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἱλαρός (hilaros) meaning "cheerful". This was the name of a 4th-century saint, a disciple of Saint Anthony.
HIPPOCRATES Ἱπποκράτης m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἱπποκράτης (Hippokrates) meaning "horse power", derived from the elements ἵππος (hippos) meaning "horse" and κράτος (kratos) meaning "power". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Greek doctor who is known as the Father of Medicine.
HIPPOKRATES Ἱπποκράτης m Ancient Greek
Greek form of HIPPOCRATES.
HIPPOLYTOS Ἱππόλυτος m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Means "freer of horses" from Greek ἵππος (hippos) meaning "horse" and λύω (luo) meaning "to loosen". In Greek legend he was the son of Theseus who was tragically loved by his stepmother Phaedra. This was also the name of a 3rd-century theologian, saint and martyr.
HOMER Ὅμηρος m English, Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name Ὅμηρος (Homeros), derived from ὅμηρος (homeros) meaning "hostage, pledge". Homer was the Greek epic poet who wrote the Iliad, about the Trojan War, and the Odyssey, about Odysseus's journey home after the war. There is some debate about when he lived, or if he was even a real person, though most scholars place him in the 8th century BC. In the modern era, Homer has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world (chiefly in America) since the 18th century. This name is borne by the cartoon father on the television series The Simpsons.
HOMEROS Ὅμηρος m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of HOMER.
HYACINTHUS Ὑάκινθος m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ὑάκινθος (Hyakinthos), which was derived from the name of the hyacinth flower. In Greek legend Hyakinthos was accidentally killed by the god Apollo, who mournfully caused this flower to arise from his blood. The name was also borne by several early saints, notably a 3rd-century martyr who was killed with his brother Protus.
HYAKINTHOS Ὑάκινθος m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Greek form of HYACINTHUS.
HYGINOS Ὑγῖνος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of HYGINUS.
HYGINUS Ὑγῖνος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Ὑγῖνος (Hyginos), a Greek name derived from ὑγιεινός (hygieinos) meaning "healthy". This was the name of the ninth pope.
HYPATOS Ὕπατος m Ancient Greek
Masculine form of HYPATIA.
IRENAEUS Εἰρηναῖος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Εἰρηναῖος (Eirenaios), which meant "peaceful". Saint Irenaeus was an early bishop of Lyons for whom the Greek island of Santorini is named.
IRENEUS Εἰρηναῖος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Variant of IRENAEUS.
ISIDOROS Ἰσίδωρος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of ISIDORE.
ISOCRATES Ἰσοκράτης m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἰσοκράτης (Isokrates) meaning "equal power", derived from ἴσος (isos) meaning "equal" and κράτος (kratos) meaning "power". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Athenian orator.
ISOKRATES Ἰσοκράτης m Ancient Greek
Greek form of ISOCRATES.
KALLIAS Καλλίας m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek κάλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty". This was the name of an Athenian who fought at Marathon who later became an ambassador to the Persians.
KALLIKRATES Καλλικράτης m Ancient Greek
Means "beautiful power", derived from the Greek elements κάλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty" and κράτος (kratos) meaning "power".
KALLINIKOS Καλλίνικος m Ancient Greek
Means "beautiful victory" from Greek κάλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty" and νίκη (nike) meaning "victory".
KALLIPPOS Κάλλιππος m Ancient Greek
Means "beautiful horse", derived from the Greek elements κάλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty" and ἵππος (hippos) meaning "horse".
KALLISTOS Κάλλιστος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of CALLISTUS.
KARPOS Καρπός m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of CARPUS.
KASSANDROS Κάσσανδρος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of CASSANDER.
KLEISTHENES Κλεισθένης m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of CLEISTHENES.
KLEITOS Κλεῖτος m Ancient Greek
Means "splendid, famous" in Greek. This was the name of one of the generals of Alexander the Great. He was killed by Alexander in a dispute.
KLEON Κλέων m Ancient Greek
Greek form of CLEON.
KLEOPATROS Κλεόπατρος m Ancient Greek
Greek masculine form of CLEOPATRA.
KOSMAS Κοσμᾶς m Ancient Greek
Greek form of COSMAS.
KYRIAKOS Κυριακός m Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of CYRIACUS.
KYRILLOS Κύριλλος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of CYRIL.
KYROS Κῦρος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of CYRUS.
LEON Λέων m English, German, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Dutch, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek λέων (leon) meaning "lion". During the Christian era this Greek name was merged with the Latin cognate Leo, with the result that the two forms are used somewhat interchangeably across European languages. In England during the Middle Ages this was a common name among Jews. A famous bearer was Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), a Russian Communist revolutionary.
LEONIDAS Λεωνίδας m Greek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek λέων (leon) meaning "lion" combined with the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides). Leonidas was a Spartan king of the 5th century BC who sacrificed his life and his army defending the pass of Thermopylae from the Persians. This was also the name of a 3rd-century saint and martyr, the father of Origen, from Alexandria.
LEONTIOS Λεόντιος m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek λέων (leon) meaning "lion". This was the name of various early saints and martyrs. It was also borne by a 7th-century Byzantine emperor.
LEONTIUS Λεόντιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of LEONTIOS.
LEUKIPPOS Λεύκιππος m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "white horse", derived from Greek λευκός (leukos) meaning "white, bright" and ἵππος (hippos) meaning "horse". This name was borne by a 5th-century BC Greek philosopher, as well as by several characters in Greek mythology.
LINOS Λίνος m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Greek form of LINUS.
LINUS Λίνος m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized), Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Greek name Λίνος (Linos) meaning "flax". In Greek legend he was the son of the god Apollo, who accidentally killed him in a contest. Another son of Apollo by this name was the music teacher of Herakles. The name was also borne by the second pope, serving after Saint Peter in the 1st century. In modern times this was the name of a character in Charles Schulz's comic strip Peanuts.
LOUKIANOS Λουκιανός m Ancient Greek
Greek form of LUCIANUS.
LYCURGUS Λυκοῦργος m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Λυκοῦργος (Lykourgos), derived from λύκος (lykos) meaning "wolf" and ἔργον (ergon) meaning "work, deed". In Greek legend this was the name of a king who was driven mad by the gods because of his impiety. This was also the name of a Spartan legislator of the 9th century BC.
LYCUS Λύκος m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Λύκος (Lykos) meaning "wolf". This name was borne by several characters in Greek mythology including a legendary ruler of Thebes.
LYDOS Λυδός m Ancient Greek
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the semi-legendary king who gave his name to the region of Lydia in Asia Minor.
LYKOS Λύκος m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Greek form of LYCUS.
LYKOURGOS Λυκοῦργος m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Greek form of LYCURGUS.
LYSANDER Λύσανδρος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Λύσανδρος (Lysandros), derived from Greek λύσις (lysis) meaning "a release" and ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ἀνδρός). This was the name of a notable 5th-century BC Spartan general and naval commander.
LYSANDROS Λύσανδρος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of LYSANDER.
LYSIMACHOS Λυσίμαχος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of LYSIMACHUS.
LYSIMACHUS Λυσίμαχος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Λυσίμαχος (Lysimachos), derived from λύσις (lysis) meaning "a release, loosening" and μάχη (mache) meaning "battle". This was the name of one of the generals under Alexander the Great. After Alexander's death Lysimachus took control of Thrace.
MARKOS Μᾶρκος m Greek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Marcus (see MARK).
MELANTHIOS Μελάνθιος m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μέλας (melas) meaning "black, dark" and ἄνθος (anthos) meaning "flower". In Homer's epic the Odyssey this is the name of an insolent goatherd killed by Odysseus.
MELITON Μελίτων m Ancient Greek, Georgian
Derived from Greek μέλι (meli) meaning "honey" (genitive μέλιτος). This was the name of a 2nd-century bishop of Sardis who is regarded as a saint in the Orthodox Church.
METROPHANES Μητροφάνης m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μήτηρ (meter) meaning "mother" (genitive μητρός) and φανής (phanes) meaning "appearing". Saint Metrophanes was the first bishop of Byzantium (4th century).
MILTIADES Μιλτιάδης m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μίλτος (miltos) meaning "red earth" and the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides). This was the name of the general who led the Greek forces to victory against the Persians in the Battle of Marathon.
MNASON Μνάσων m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Possibly means "reminding" in Greek. In Acts in the New Testament Paul stays in Jerusalem with a man named Mnason, a Jew who was originally from Cyprus.
MYRON Μύρων m English, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μύρον (myron) meaning "sweet oil, perfume". Myron was the name of a 5th-century BC Greek sculptor. Saints bearing this name include a 3rd-century bishop of Crete and a 4th-century martyr from Cyzicus who was killed by a mob. These saints are more widely revered in the Eastern Church, and the name has generally been more common among Eastern Christians. As an English name, it has been used since the 19th century.
NEON Νέων m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νέος (neos) meaning "new".
NEOPHYTOS Νεόφυτος m Ancient Greek
Greek name meaning "newly planted", from a word that was derived from νέος (neos) meaning "new" and φυτόν (phyton) meaning "plant".
NEREUS Νηρεύς m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Derived from Greek νηρός (neros) meaning "water". In Greek myth this was the name of a god of the sea, the father of the Nereids. It is mentioned briefly in the New Testament, belonging to a Christian in Rome. This was also the name of a Roman saint of the 1st century, a member of the army, who was martyred with his companion Achilleus because they refused to execute Christians.
NICANDER Νίκανδρος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of NIKANDROS.
NICANOR Νικάνωρ m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Spanish
From the Greek name Νικάνωρ (Nikanor), which was derived from νίκη (nike) meaning "victory" and ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man". This name was borne by several notable officers from ancient Macedon.
NICOLAUS Νικόλαος m German, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Nikolaos (see NICHOLAS). This form is also used in Germany as a variant of NIKOLAUS.
NICOMEDES Νικομήδης m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of NIKOMEDES.
NICOSTRATUS Νικόστρατος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of NIKOSTRATOS.
NIKANDROS Νίκανδρος m Ancient Greek
Means "victory of a man" from the Greek elements νίκη (nike) meaning "victory" and ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ἀνδρός). This was the name of a 2nd-century BC Greek poet and grammarian from Colophon.
NIKANOR Νικάνωρ m Ancient Greek
Greek form of NICANOR.
NIKEPHOROS Νικηφόρος m & f Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "carrying victory" from Greek νίκη (nike) meaning "victory" and φέρω (phero) meaning "to carry, to bear". This name was borne by several Byzantine emperors, including the 10th-century Nikephoros II Phokas. Besides being a masculine personal name, it was also a title borne by the goddess Athena.
NIKETAS Νικήτας m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νικητής (niketes) meaning "winner, victor". Saint Niketas was a 4th-century bishop of Remesiana in Serbia. He is a patron saint of Romania.
NIKIAS Νικίας m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νίκη (nike) meaning "victory". This was the name of an Athenian general who fought in the Peloponnesian war.
NIKODEMOS Νικόδημος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Ancient Greek form of NICODEMUS.
NIKOLAOS Νικόλαος m Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOMACHOS Νικόμαχος m Ancient Greek
Means "battle of victory" from Greek νίκη (nike) meaning "victory" and μάχη (mache) meaning "battle".
NIKOMEDES Νικομήδης m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νίκη (nike) meaning "victory" and μήδομαι (medomai) meaning "to think, to plan". This was the name of a 1st-century saint, a priest beaten to death for refusing to worship the Roman gods.
NIKON Νίκων m Ancient Greek, Russian
Derived from Greek νίκη (nike) meaning "victory".
NIKOSTRATOS Νικόστρατος m Ancient Greek
Means "army of victory" from Greek νίκη (nike) meaning "victory" and στρατός (stratos) meaning "army". This was the name of a Roman saint martyred during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian at the end of the 3rd century.
OLYMPIODOROS Ὀλυμπιόδωρος m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name meaning "gift of Olympus", derived from OLYMPOS, the name of the mountain home of the Greek gods, combined with δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift".
OLYMPOS Ὄλυμπος m Ancient Greek
From a Greek personal name that was derived from the place name OLYMPOS, the name of the mountain home of the Greek gods.
ONESIMOS Ὀνήσιμος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of ONESIMUS.
ONESIPHOROS Ὀνησίφορος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Ancient Greek form of ONESIPHORUS.
ORIGENES Ὠριγένης m Ancient Greek
Greek form of ORIGEN.
PAMPHILOS Πάμφιλος m Ancient Greek
Means "friend of all" from Greek πᾶν (pan) meaning "all" and φίλος (philos) meaning "friend".
PANCRATIUS Παγκράτιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Παγκράτιος (Pankratios), derived from the Greek word παγκρατής (pankrates) meaning "all-powerful", from the roots πᾶν (pan) meaning "all" and κράτος (kratos) meaning "power". Early Byzantine Christians used this as a title of Christ. It was borne by two saints, a 1st-century Sicilian martyr and a semi-legendary 4th-century Roman martyr.
PANKRATIOS Παγκράτιος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of PANCRATIUS.
PANTALEON Πανταλέων m Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements πᾶν (pan) meaning "all" (genitive παντός) and λέων (leon) meaning "lion". This was the name of a 2nd-century BC king of Bactria. It was also borne by Saint Pantaleon (also called Panteleimon), a doctor from Asia Minor who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century. He is a patron saint of doctors and midwives.
PANTHER Πάνθηρ m Ancient Greek
Means "panther" in Greek.
PANTHERAS Πανθήρας m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek πάνθηρ (panther) meaning "panther", a word ultimately of Sanskrit origin, though folk etymology connects it to Greek πᾶν (pan) meaning "all" and θηράω (therao) meaning "to hunt". According to some legends a Roman soldier named Panthera was the father of Jesus.
PARAMONOS Παράμονος m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek παραμονή (paramone) meaning "endurance, constancy".
PELAGIOS Πελάγιος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of PELAGIUS.
PELAGIUS Πελάγιος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Πελάγιος (Pelagios), which was derived from πέλαγος (pelagos) meaning "the sea". This was the name of several saints and two popes.
PERICLES Περικλῆς m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Περικλῆς (Perikles), which was derived from the Greek elements περί (peri) meaning "around, exceedingly" and κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian statesman and general.
PERIKLES Περικλῆς m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of PERICLES.
PHAEDRUS Φαῖδρος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Φαῖδρος (Phaidros), which meant "bright". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Greek philosopher, and also of a 1st-century Roman fabulist who was originally a slave from Thrace.
PHAIDROS Φαῖδρος m Ancient Greek
Greek form of PHAEDRUS.
PHILADELPHOS Φιλάδελφος m Ancient Greek
From Greek φιλέω (phileo) meaning "to love" and ἀδελφός (adelphos) meaning "brother".
PHILADELPHUS Φιλάδελφος m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of PHILADELPHOS.
PHILANDROS Φίλανδρος m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of PHILANDER.
PHILIPPOS Φίλιππος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of PHILIP.
PHILO Φίλων m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Φίλων (Philon), which was derived from φίλος (philos) meaning "lover, friend". This was the name of a 1st-century Hellenistic Jewish philosopher and theologian from Alexandria.
PHILOKRATES Φιλοκράτης m Ancient Greek
Means "friend of power" from Greek φίλος (philos) meaning "lover, friend" and κράτος (kratos) meaning "power".
PHILON Φίλων m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of PHILO.
PHILOTHEOS Φιλόθεος m Ancient Greek
Means "friend of god" from Greek φίλος (philos) meaning "lover, friend" and θεός (theos) meaning "god".
PHOCAS Φωκᾶς m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Φωκᾶς (Phokas), which meant "seal (animal)" from Greek φώκη (phoke). This was the name of an early saint and martyr from Asia Minor. Sentenced to death for being a Christian, he is said to have given his killers lodging and then dug his own grave before he was executed.
PHOIBOS Φοῖβος m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Greek form of PHOEBUS.
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