Greek Names

This is a list of names in which the language is Greek.
gender
usage
language
Achilleas m Greek
Modern Greek form of Achilles.
Adam m English, French, German, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Catalan, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
This is the Hebrew word for "man". It could be ultimately derived from Hebrew אדם ('adam) meaning "to be red", referring to the ruddy colour of human skin, or from Akkadian adamu meaning "to make".... [more]
Afroditi f Greek
Modern Greek form of Aphrodite.
Agamemnon m Greek Mythology, Greek
Possibly means "very steadfast" in Greek. In Greek mythology he was the brother of Menelaus. He led the Greek expedition to Troy to recover his brother's wife Helen. After the Trojan War Agamemnon was killed by his wife Clytemnestra.
Agapi f Greek
Modern Greek form of Agape.
Agapios 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.
Agapitos m Greek
Modern Greek form of Agapito.
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 Χάριτες (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 Αικατερίνη (see Ekaterini).
Aimilios m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Αιμίλιος (see Emilios).
Akakios 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.
Aleka f Greek
Diminutive of Alexandra.
Alekos m Greek
Diminutive of Alexandros.
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 French, English, Greek, Spanish, 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.
Aliki f Greek
Greek form of Alice. It also corresponds with the Greek word άλικη meaning "scarlet".
Alkiviadis m Greek
Modern Greek form of Alcibiades.
Alkmini f Greek
Modern Greek form of Alcmene.
Amalia f Spanish, Italian, Romanian, Greek, Finnish, 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".
Anargyros m Greek
From the Greek term ἀνάργυρος (anargyros) meaning "poor, incorruptible", derived from Greek (a), a negative prefix, combined with ἄργυρος (argyros) meaning "silver". This term referred to saints who did not accept payment for their services.
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.
Andreas 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.
Andriana f Greek, Bulgarian
Feminine form of Andreas (Greek) or Andrey (Bulgarian).
Angela f English, Italian, German, Dutch, Romanian, Slovene, Slovak, Russian, Macedonian, Greek, Late Roman
Feminine form of Angelus (see Angel). As an English name, it came into use in the 18th century.
Angeliki f Greek
Greek form of Angelica.
Angelina f Italian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek
Latinate diminutive of Angela. A famous bearer is American actress Angelina Jolie (1975-).
Angelos m Greek
Greek form of Angelus (see Angel).
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.... [more]
Antonios m Greek
Greek form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antonis m Greek
Greek form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Apostolos m Greek
Means "messenger, apostle" in Greek.
Areti f Greek
Modern Greek form of Arete.
Argyris m Greek
Modern Greek form of Argyros.
Argyro f Greek
Feminine form of Argyros.
Aris 1 m Greek
Modern Greek form of Ares. It is also used as a short form of Aristotelis.
Aristeidis m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Αριστείδης (see Aristidis).
Aristidis m Greek
Modern Greek form of Aristides.
Aristotelis m Greek
Modern Greek form of Aristotle.
Artemis f Greek Mythology, Greek
Meaning unknown, possibly related either to Greek ἀρτεμής (artemes) meaning "safe" or ἄρταμος (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.
Aspasia f Ancient Greek, Greek
Derived from Greek ἀσπάσιος (aspasios) meaning "welcome, embrace". This was the name of the lover of Pericles (5th century BC).
Athanasia f Greek, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Athanasios (see Athanasius).
Athina f Greek
Modern Greek form of Athena.
Avra f Greek
Greek form of Aura.
Babis m Greek
Diminutive of Charalampos.
Chara f Greek
Means "happiness, joy" in Greek.
Charalambos m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Χαράλαμπος (see Charalampos).
Charalampos m Greek
Means "to shine from happiness" from Greek χαρά (chara) meaning "happiness" combined with λάμπω (lampo) meaning "to shine".
Charikleia f Greek, Ancient Greek
From Greek χάρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness" and κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory". This is the name of the heroine of the 3rd-century novel Aethiopica by Heliodorus of Emesa, about the love between Charikleia and Theagenes.
Chariklia f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Charikleia.
Charilaos m Ancient Greek, Greek
Means "grace of the people", derived from Greek χάρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness" and λαός (laos) meaning "people".
Christakis m Greek
Greek diminutive of Christos 2.
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.
Christoforos m Greek
Modern Greek form of Christopher.
Christos 1 m Theology, Greek
From Greek Χριστός (Christos) meaning "anointed", derived from χρίω (chrio) meaning "to anoint". This was a name applied to Jesus by early Greek-speaking Christians. It is a translation of the Hebrew word מָשִׁיחַ (mashiyach), commonly spelled in English messiah, which also means "anointed".... [more]
Christos 2 m Greek
Modern Greek form of Chrestos. This spelling has been conflated with Χρίστος (see Christos 1), which is pronounced the same in Modern Greek.
Chrysa f Greek
Feminine form of Chrysanthos.
Chrysanthi f Greek
Modern Greek feminine form of Chrysanthos.
Chrysanthos 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.
Chrysostomos m Greek
Means "golden mouth", from Greek χρυσός (chrysos) meaning "gold" and στόμα (stoma) meaning "mouth". This was an epithet applied to eloquent orators, notably Saint John Chrysostom, a 4th-century archbishop of Constantinople.
Chryssa f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Χρύσα (see Chrysa).
Costas m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Κώστας (see Kostas).
Dafni f Greek
Modern Greek form of Daphne.
Danai 1 f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Danaë.
Daniil m Russian, Belarusian, Greek
Russian, Belarusian and Greek form of Daniel.
Demetra f Italian (Rare), Romanian (Rare), Greek
Italian and Romanian form of Demeter 1, as well as an alternate transcription of Greek Δήμητρα (see Dimitra).
Demetrios m Ancient Greek, Greek
Ancient Greek form of Demetrius, as well as an alternate transcription of the Modern Greek form Dimitrios.
Demi f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Δήμη or Ντίμι or Ντίμη (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 διαμάντι (diamanti) meaning "diamond".
Dimi f Greek
Short form of Dimitra.
Dimitra f Greek
Modern Greek form of Demeter 1.
Dimitrios m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Demetrios.
Dimitris m Greek
Modern Greek variant of Demetrios.
Dimos m Greek
Short form of Dimitrios or Dimosthenis.
Dimosthenis m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Demosthenes.
Diomidis m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Diomedes.
Dionysios 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.
Domna f Late Roman, Greek
Feminine form of Domnus. Saint Domna of Nicomedia was martyred during the persecutions of the early 4th century. However, in the case of Julia Domna, the Syrian wife of the Roman emperor Septimius Severus, it seems her name was actually of Semitic origin.
Dorotheos m Greek, Late Greek
Greek masculine form of Dorothea.
Effimia f Greek
Modern Greek form of Euphemia.
Effrosyni f Greek
Modern Greek form of Euphrosyne.
Efstathios m Greek
Modern Greek form of Eustathios.
Efthalia f Greek
Modern Greek form of Euthalia.
Efthimia f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Ευθυμία (see Efthymia).
Efthimios m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Ευθύμιος (see Efthymios).
Efthymia f Greek
Modern Greek form of Euthymia.
Efthymios m Greek
Modern Greek form of Euthymius.
Eftychia f Greek
Modern Greek form of Eutychia. It means "happiness" in Modern Greek.
Eirini f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Ειρήνη (see Irini).
Ekaterini f Greek
Modern Greek form of Katherine.
Eleftheria f Greek
Feminine form of Eleftherios.
Eleftherios m Greek
Modern Greek form of Eleutherios (see Eleutherius).
Elena f Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Estonian, Finnish, 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.
Elias m Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English, Dutch, Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Elijah used in several languages. This is also the form used in the Greek New Testament.
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.
Emilios m Greek
Greek form of Aemilius (see Emil).
Emmanouil m Greek
Greek form of Emmanuel.
Ermis m Greek
Modern Greek form of Hermes.
Eva f Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Estonian, Danish, Icelandic, Faroese, Romanian, 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.
Evangelos m Greek
Means "bringing good news" from the Greek word εὐάγγελος (euangelos), a derivative of εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and ἄγγελος (angelos) meaning "messenger".
Evdokia f Greek
Modern Greek form of Eudocia.
Evelina f English, Italian, Swedish, Lithuanian, Greek, Russian, Bulgarian
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).
Evgenios m Greek
Modern Greek form of Eugene.
Evi f Greek, Dutch, German
Modern Greek form of Eve, as well as a Dutch and German diminutive.
Evridiki f Greek
Modern Greek form of Eurydice.
Evripidis m Greek
Modern Greek form of Euripides.
Fevronia f Greek
Greek form of Febronia.
Filippa f Greek, Swedish, Italian
Greek, Swedish and Italian feminine form of Philip.
Filippos m Greek
Modern Greek form of Philip.
Foteini f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Φωτεινή (see Fotini).
Fotini f Greek
Modern Greek form of Photine.
Fotios m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Photios.
Fotis m Greek
Modern Greek variant of Photios.
Galini f Greek
Modern Greek feminine form of Galen.
Gavriil m Greek, Russian
Greek and Russian form of Gabriel.
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).
Gerasimos m Greek, Late Greek
Derived from Greek γέρας (geras) meaning "honour, gift". Saint Gerasimus was a 5th-century hermit who lived near the Jordan River.
Gianis m Greek
Modern Greek variant of Ioannes (see John).
Gianna f Italian, Greek
Italian short form of Giovanna and a Modern Greek variant of Ioanna.
Giannis m Greek
Modern Greek variant of Ioannes (see John).
Giorgos m Greek
Modern Greek variant of Georgios (see George).
Glykeria f Greek, Late Greek
From Greek γλυκερός (glykeros) meaning "sweet". This was the name of a 2nd-century saint from Heraclea.
Grigorios m Greek
Modern Greek form of Gregory.
Grigoris m Greek
Modern Greek form of Gregory.
Gus 2 m Greek (Expatriate)
Diminutive of Constantine, used primarily by Greek expatriates.
Haris 2 m & f Greek
Modern Greek form of Chares or Charis.
Iakovos m Greek
Modern Greek form of Jacob (or James).
Ignatios m Greek
Greek form of Ignatius.
Iliana f Greek, Bulgarian
Feminine form of Ilias (Greek) or Iliya (Bulgarian).
Ilias m Greek
Modern Greek form of Elias.
Ioannis m Greek
Modern Greek form of Ἰωάννης (see John).
Iosif m Russian, Romanian, Greek
Russian, Romanian and Greek form of Joseph.
Iraklis m Greek
Modern Greek form of Herakles.
Irida f Greek
Greek variant of Iris, from the genitive form Ἴριδος (Iridos).
Irini f Greek
Modern Greek form of Irene.
Iris f Greek Mythology, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, French, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Slovene, 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 form of Ismene.
Kaiti f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Καίτη (see Keti 2).
Kallirroi f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Καλλιρρόη (see Callirrhoe).
Karolos m Greek
Greek form of Carolus.
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 κλέος (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.
Klio f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Kleio.
Konstadina f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Κωνσταντίνα (see Konstantina).
Konstadinos m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Κωνσταντίνος (see Konstantinos).
Konstantina f Greek
Greek feminine form of Constantinus (see Constantine).
Konstantinos m Greek
Greek form of Constantinus (see Constantine).
Koralia f Greek, Late Greek
Derived from Ancient Greek κοράλλιον (korallion) meaning "coral" (in Modern Greek κοράλλι). This was the name of an obscure 4th-century saint and martyr from Thrace.
Korina f Greek
Modern Greek form of Corinna.
Kostas m Greek, Lithuanian
Greek short form of Konstantinos and Lithuanian short form of Konstantinas.
Kostis m Greek
Short form of Konstantinos.
Kyriake f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Κυριακή (see Kyriaki).
Kyriaki f Greek
Feminine form of Kyriakos.
Kyveli f Greek
Modern Greek form of Cybele.
Lavrentios m Greek
Greek form of Laurentius (see Laurence 1).
Lefteris m Greek
Short form of Eleftherios.
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.
Leonidas 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.
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.
Loukas m Biblical Greek, Greek
Original Greek form of Luke.
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 the Spanish word for the daisy flower (species Bellis perennis, Leucanthemum vulgare and others).
Maria f & m Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Estonian, Corsican, Sardinian, Basque, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Latin form of Greek Μαρία, 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, Hungarian, Slovak, Polish, Finnish, Estonian, Russian, Greek, English
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.
Marika f Czech, Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, Greek, Finnish, Estonian, Swedish, Georgian, Italian, German
Diminutive of Maria and other names beginning with Mari.
Marina f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, English, Greek, Finnish, Estonian, Russian, Romanian, Czech, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Georgian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Marinus. This name was borne by a few early saints. This is also the name by which Saint Margaret of Antioch is known in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Marinos m Greek
Greek form of Marinus.
Marios m Greek
Greek form of Marius.
Markos m Greek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Marcus (see Mark).
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]
Matthaios m Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Mattityahu (see Matthew).
Melina f English, Greek
Elaboration of Mel, either from names such as Melissa or from Greek μέλι (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.
Michail m Greek, Russian
Modern Greek transcription of Michael. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Михаил (see Mikhail).
Michalis m Greek
Modern Greek variant of Michael.
Mihail m Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek
Romanian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Michael. This is also an alternate transcription of Greek Μιχαήλ (see Michail).
Mihalis m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Μιχάλης (see Michalis).
Myrto f Greek, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
From Greek μύρτος (myrtos) meaning "myrtle". This was the name of a few characters from Greek mythology, including one of the Maenads.
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.
Nektarios m Greek, Late Greek
Derived from Greek νέκταρ (nektar) meaning "nectar, drink of the gods".
Neofytos m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Neophytos.
Nicolaos m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Νικόλαος (see Nikolaos).
Niki 1 f Greek
Modern Greek form of Nike.
Nikol f Czech, Bulgarian, Greek
Czech, Bulgarian and Greek form of Nicole.
Nikolas m Greek, English
Variant of Nikolaos (Greek) or Nicholas (English).
Nikoleta f Greek, Bulgarian, Slovak
Greek, Bulgarian and Slovak form of Nicolette.
Nikoletta f Hungarian, Greek
Hungarian and Greek form of Nicoletta.
Nikos m Greek
Greek short form of Nikolaos.
Nomiki f Greek
Derived from Greek νομικός (nomikos) meaning "relating to the law".
Olga f Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Estonian, 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.
Omiros m Greek
Modern Greek form of Homer.
Orfeas m Greek
Modern Greek form of Orpheus.
Panagiota f Greek
Feminine form of Panagiotis.
Panagiotakis m Greek
Diminutive of Panagiotis.
Panagiotis m Greek
From the Greek title of the Virgin Mary Παναγία (Panagia) meaning "all holy", derived from πᾶν (pan) meaning "all" combined with ἅγιος (hagios) meaning "devoted to the gods, sacred".
Panayiotis m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Παναγιώτης (see Panagiotis).
Panos m Greek
Diminutive of Panagiotis.
Pantelis m Greek
Short form of Panteleimon.
Paraskevas m Greek, Late Greek
Masculine form of Paraskeve.
Paraskevi f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Paraskeve.
Paraskevoula f Greek
Diminutive of Paraskevi.
Paschalis m Late Roman, Greek
Latin and Greek form of Pascal.
Pavlina f Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek, Slovene
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Greek form of Paulina.
Pavlos m Greek
Modern Greek form of Paul.
Pelagia f Ancient Greek, Greek, Polish (Rare)
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.
Periklis m Greek
Modern Greek form of Pericles.
Persefoni f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Persephone.
Petros m Greek, Armenian, Biblical Greek
Greek and Armenian form of Peter.
Petroula f Greek
Greek feminine form of Peter.
Pinelopi f Greek
Modern Greek form of Penelope.
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.
Prokopios m Greek, Late Greek
Derived from Greek προκοπή (prokope) meaning "progress, advance". Saint Prokopios was an early Christian martyr who was beheaded in Palestine during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian.
Prokopis m Greek
Modern Greek form of Prokopios.
Rafail m Greek, Russian
Greek and Russian form of Raphael.
Savvas m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Sabbas.
Selini f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Selene.
Serafeim m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Σεραφείμ (see Serafim).
Serafim m Greek, Portuguese, Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Form of Seraphinus (see Seraphina) in various languages.
Silas m English, Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Probably a short form of Silvanus. This is the name of a companion of Saint Paul in the New Testament. Paul refers to him as Silvanus in his epistles, though it is possible that Silas was in fact a Greek form of the Hebrew name Saul (via Aramaic).... [more]
Smaragda f Greek
Feminine form of Smaragdos.
Sofoklis m Greek
Modern Greek form of Sophocles.
Sokratis m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Socrates.
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 Sotirios.
Sotirios m Greek
Derived from Greek σωτήρ (soter) meaning "saviour, deliverer", referring to Jesus.
Sotiris m Greek
Variant of Sotirios.
Sotiroula f Greek
Diminutive of Sotiria.
Sotos m Greek
Short form of Sotirios.
Spiridon m Greek, Serbian (Rare), Croatian (Rare)
Serbian and Croatian form of Spyridon, as well as an alternate transcription of the Greek name.
Spiro m Greek (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Spyros.
Spiros m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Σπύρος (see Spyros).
Spyridon m Greek, Late Greek
Late Greek name derived from Greek σπυρίδιον (spyridion) meaning "basket" or Latin spiritus meaning "spirit". Saint Spyridon was a 4th-century sheep farmer who became the bishop of Tremithus and suffered during the persecutions of Diocletian.
Spyridoula f Greek
Feminine form of Spyridon.
Spyro m Greek (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Spyros.
Spyros m Greek
Short form of Spyridon.
Stamatia f Greek
Feminine form of Stamatios.
Stamatios m Greek
Derived from medieval Greek σταματώ (stamato) meaning "stop".
Stamatis m Greek
Variant of Stamatios.
Stathis m Greek
Short form of Efstathios.
Stavros m Greek
Means "cross" in Greek, referring to the cross of the crucifixion.
Stavroula f Greek
Feminine form of Stavros.
Stefania f Italian, Polish, Greek
Italian, Polish and Greek feminine form of Stephen.
Stefanos m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Στέφανος (see Stephen).
Stelios m Greek
Variant of Stylianos.
Stella 2 f Greek
Diminutive of Styliani, with the spelling influenced by that of Stella 1.
Stephanos m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Greek
Greek form of Stephen. In Modern Greek it is usually transcribed Stefanos.
Styliani f Greek
Feminine form of Stylianos.
Stylianos m Greek, Late Greek
Derived from Greek στῦλος (stylos) meaning "pillar". Saint Stylianos was a 7th-century hermit from Adrianopolis in Asia Minor who is regarded as a patron saint of children.
Takis m Greek
Short form of Panagiotakis and other names with similar endings.
Tasia f Greek
Short form of Anastasia.
Tasoula f Greek
Greek diminutive of Anastasia.
Tatiana f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, French, 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 Θάλεια (Thaleia), derived from θάλλω (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 Χάριτες (Charites).
Thanasis m Greek
Modern Greek short form of Athanasios.
Thanos m Greek
Diminutive of Athanasios.
Theano f Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology, Greek
From Greek θεά (thea) meaning "goddess". Theano was a 6th-century BC Greek philosopher associated with Pythagoras. The name was also borne by several figures from Greek mythology.
Thekla f German (Rare), Greek (Rare), Late Greek
From the ancient Greek name Θεόκλεια (Theokleia), which meant "glory of God" from the Greek elements θεός (theos) meaning "god" and κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory". This was the name of a 1st-century saint, appearing (as Θέκλα) 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.