Greek Names

Greek names are used in the country of Greece and other Greek-speaking communities throughout the world. See also about Greek names.
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ACHILLEASΑχιλλεαςmGreek
Modern Greek form of ACHILLES.
AFRODITIΑφροδιτηfGreek
Modern Greek form of APHRODITE.
AGAPEΑγαπηfGreek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αγαπη (agape) meaning "love". This name was borne by at least two early saints.
AGAPIOSΑγαπιοςmGreek, 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.
AGLAIAΑγλαιηfGreek 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.
AIKATERINIΑικατερινηfGreek
Variant transcription of EKATERINI.
AIMILIOSΑιμιλιοςmGreek
Variant transcription of EMILIOS.
AKAKIOSΑκακιοςmGreek, Ancient Greek
From a Greek word meaning "innocent, not evil", derived from α (a), a negative prefix, combined with κακη (kake) "evil". This was the name of three early saints, two of whom were martyred.
ALEKAΑλεκαfGreek
Diminutive of ALEXANDRA.
ALEKOSΑλεκοςmGreek
Diminutive of ALEXANDROS.
ALEXΑλεξm & fEnglish, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Russian
Short form of ALEXANDER, ALEXANDRA, and other names beginning with Alex.
ALEXANDRAΑλεξανδραfEnglish, 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.
ALEXANDROSΑλεξανδροςmGreek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Greek Mythology
Ancient and modern Greek form of ALEXANDER.
ALEXISΑλεξης, Αλεξιςm & fGerman, French, English, Greek, Ancient Greek
From the Greek name Αλεξις (Alexis), which meant "helper" or "defender", derived from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "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.
ALIKIΑλικηfGreek
Greek form of ALICE. It also corresponds with the Greek word αλικη meaning "scarlet".
ALKIVIADISΑλκιβιαδηςmGreek
Modern Greek form of Alkibiades (see ALCIBIADES).
AMALIAΑμαλιαfSpanish, 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".
ANARGYROSΑναργυροςmGreek
From the Greek term αναργυρος (anargyros) meaning "poor, incorruptible", derived from Greek α (a), a negative prefix, combined with αργυρος (argyros) "silver". This term referred to saints who did not accept payment for their services.
ANASTASIAΑναστασιαfGreek, 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.
ANASTASIOSΑναστασιοςmGreek, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of ANASTASIUS.
ANDREASΑνδρεας, ΑνδριαςmGerman, 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.
ANDRIANAΑνδριαναfGreek, Bulgarian
Feminine form of ANDREAS (Greek) or ANDREY (Bulgarian).
ANGELIKIΑγγελικηfGreek
Greek form of ANGELICA.
ANGELINAΑγγελιναfItalian, English, Russian, German, Dutch, Polish, Spanish, Greek, Macedonian
Latinate diminutive of ANGELA. A famous bearer is American actress Angelina Jolie (1975-).
ANGELOSΑγγελοςmGreek
Greek form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANIKETOSΑνικητοςmGreek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of ANICETUS.
ANNAΑνναfEnglish, 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]
ANTONIOSΑντωνιοςmGreek
Greek form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONISΑντωνηςmGreek
Greek form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
APOSTOLISΑποστοληςmGreek
Variant of APOSTOLOS.
APOSTOLOSΑποστολοςmGreek
Means "messenger, apostle" in Greek.
ARGYRISΑργυρηςmGreek
Modern Greek form of ARGYROS.
ARIS (1)ΑρηςmGreek
Modern Greek form of ARES. It is also used as a short form of ARISTOTELIS.
ARISTEIDISΑριστειδηςmGreek
Variant transcription of ARISTIDIS.
ARISTIDISΑριστειδηςmGreek
Modern Greek form of ARISTIDES.
ARISTOTELISΑριστοτεληςmGreek
Modern Greek form of ARISTOTLE.
ARTEMISΑρτεμιςfGreek Mythology, Greek
Meaning unknown, possibly related either to Greek αρτεμης (artemes) "safe" or αρταμος (artamos) "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.
ATHANASIAΑθανασιαfGreek, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Athanasios (see ATHANASIUS).
ATHANASIOSΑθανασιοςmGreek, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of ATHANASIUS.
ATHINAΑθηναfGreek
Modern Greek form of ATHENA.
AVRAΑυραfGreek
Greek form of AURA.
BABISΜπαμπηςmGreek
Diminutive of CHARALAMPOS.
CHARAΧαραfGreek
Means "happiness, joy" in Greek.
CHARALAMBOSΧαραλαμποςmGreek
Variant transcription of CHARALAMPOS.
CHARALAMPOSΧαραλαμποςmGreek
Means "to shine from happiness" from Greek χαρα (chara) "happiness" combined with λαμπω (lampo) "to shine".
CHRISTINAΧριστιναfEnglish, 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.
CHRISTOFOROSΧριστοφοροςmGreek
Modern Greek transcription of CHRISTOPHER.
CHRISTOSΧρηστος, Χριστος, ΧριστοςmTheology, Greek
From Greek Χριστος (Christos) meaning "anointed", derived from χριω (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]
CHRYSANTHIΧρυσανθηfGreek
Modern Greek feminine form of CHRYSANTHOS.
CHRYSANTHOSΧρυσανθοςmGreek, Ancient Greek
Means "golden flower" from Greek χρυσεος (chryseos) "golden" combined with ανθος (anthos) "flower". This name was borne by a semi-legendary 3rd-century Egyptian saint.
CHRYSSAΧρυσαfGreek
Feminine form of CHRYSANTHOS.
DAFNIΔαφνηfGreek
Modern Greek form of DAPHNE.
DANAIΔαναηfGreek
Modern Greek form of DANAË.
DANIILΔανιηλmRussian, Greek
Russian and Greek form of DANIEL.
DEMETRAΔημητραfItalian, Romanian, Greek
Italian and Romanian form of DEMETER (1), as well as a variant transcription of Greek DIMITRA.
DEMETRIOSΔημητριοςmAncient Greek, Greek
Original Greek form of DEMETRIUS.
DEMIΔημηfGreek
Short form of DEMETRIA.
DESPINAΔεσποιναfGreek, Macedonian
Modern Greek and Macedonian form of DESPOINA.
DESPOINAΔεσποιναfGreek 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.
DIAMANTINAΔιαμαντιναfGreek
Variant of DIAMANTO.
DIAMANTOΔιαμαντωfGreek
Derived from Greek διαμαντι (diamanti) meaning "diamond".
DIMITRAΔημητραfGreek
Modern Greek form of DEMETER (1).
DIMITRIOSΔημητριοςmGreek
Modern Greek form of DEMETRIOS.
DIMITRISΔημητρηςmGreek
Modern Greek form of DEMETRIOS.
DIMOSTHENISΔημοσθενηςmGreek
Modern Greek form of DEMOSTHENES.
DIONYSIOSΔιονυσιοςmGreek, 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.
DOROTHEOSΔωροθεοςmGreek, Late Greek
Original Greek masculine form of DOROTHEA.
EFIMIAΕυφημιαfGreek
Modern Greek form of EUPHEMIA.
EFROSYNIΕυφροσυνηfGreek
Modern Greek form of EUPHROSYNE.
EFSTATHIOSΕυσταθιοςmGreek
Modern Greek form of EUSTATHIOS.
EFTHALIAΕυθαλιαfGreek
Modern Greek form of EUTHALIA.
EFTHYMIAΕυθυμιαfGreek
Modern Greek form of EUTHYMIA.
EFTYCHIAΕυτυχιαfGreek
Modern Greek form of EUTYCHIA.
EIRINIΕιρηνηfGreek
Variant transcription of IRINI.
EKATERINIΑικατερινηfGreek
Modern Greek form of KATHERINE.
ELEFTHERIAΕλευθεριαfGreek
Feminine form of ELEFTHERIOS.
ELEFTHERIOSΕλευθεριοςmGreek
Modern Greek form of Eleutherios (see ELEUTHERIUS).
ELENAΕλεναfItalian, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Russian, Greek, German, Medieval Slavic
Cognate of HELEN, and a variant transcription of Russian YELENA.
ELENIΕλενηfGreek
Modern Greek form of HELEN.
ELIASΗλιαςmPortuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English, Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Cognate of ELIJAH. This is the form used in the Greek New Testament.
ELISAVETΕλισαβετfGreek
Greek form of ELIZABETH.
ELLIΕλληfGreek, German, Finnish
Diminutive of names beginning with El, such as ELIZABETH.
ELPIDAΕλπιδαfGreek
Modern Greek form of ELPIS.
EMILIOSΑιμιλιοςmGreek
Greek form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMMANOUILΕμμανουηλmGreek
Greek form of EMMANUEL.
ERMISΕρμηςmGreek
Modern Greek form of HERMES.
EVAΕυαfSpanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian, Georgian, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin
Latinate form of EVE. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. It is also a variant transcription of Russian YEVA. This 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.
EVANGELIAΕυαγγελιαfGreek
Feminine form of EVANGELOS.
EVANGELOSΕυαγγελοςmGreek
Means "bringing good news" from the Greek word ευαγγελος (euangelos), a derivative of ευ (eu) "good" and αγγελος (angelos) "messenger".
EVDOKIAΕυδοκιαfGreek
Modern Greek form of EUDOCIA.
EVGENIAΕυγενιαfGreek, Russian, Bulgarian
Modern Greek form of EUGENIA. It is also a variant transcription of Russian YEVGENIYA and Bulgarian EVGENIYA.
EVIΕυηfGreek, Dutch, German
Modern Greek form of EVE, as well as a Dutch and German variant.
EVRIDIKIΕυρυδικηfGreek
Modern Greek form of EURYDICE.
EVRIPIDISΕυριπιδηςmGreek
Modern Greek form of EURIPIDES.
FILIPPAΦιλιππαfGreek, Swedish, Italian
Greek, Swedish and Italian feminine form of PHILIP.
FILIPPOSΦιλιπποςmGreek
Greek form of PHILIP.
FOTEINIΦωτεινηfGreek
Variant transcription of FOTINI.
FOTINIΦωτεινηfGreek
Modern Greek form of PHOTINE.
FOTIOSΦωτιοςmGreek
Modern Greek variant of PHOTIOS.
FOTISΦωτηςmGreek
Modern Greek variant of PHOTIOS.
GAVRIILΓαβριηλmGreek, Russian
Greek and Russian form of GABRIEL.
GEORGIAΓεωργιαfEnglish, 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).
GEORGIOSΓεωργιοςmGreek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of GEORGE.
GERASIMOSΓερασιμοςmGreek
Derived from Greek γερας (geras) meaning either "old" or "honour". Saint Gerasimus was a 5th-century hermit.
GIANNAΓιανναfItalian, Greek
Italian short form of GIOVANNA and a modern Greek variant of IOANNA.
GIANNIΓιαννηmItalian, Greek
Italian short form of GIOVANNI and a modern Greek variant of IOANNIS.
GIANNISΓιαννηςmGreek
Modern Greek variant of Ioannes (see JOHN).
GIORGOSΓιωργοςmGreek
Modern Greek variant of Georgios (see GEORGE).
GLYKERIAΓλυκεριαfGreek
Derived from Greek γλυκυς (glykys) meaning "sweet".
GRIGORIOSΓρηγοριοςmGreek
Modern Greek form of GREGORY.
GRIGORISΓρηγορηςmGreek
Modern Greek form of GREGORY.
GUS (2)mGreek (Expatriate)
Diminutive of CONSTANTINE, used primarily by Greek expatriates.
HARIS (2)Χαρης, Χαριςm & fGreek
Modern Greek form of CHARES or CHARIS.
IAKOVOSΙακωβοςmGreek
Modern Greek form of JACOB (or JAMES).
ILIANAΗλιαναfGreek, Bulgarian
Feminine form of ILIAS (Greek) or ILIYA (Bulgarian).
ILIASΗλιαςmGreek
Modern Greek transcription of ELIAS.
IOANNAΙωανναfGreek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of JOANNA.
IOANNISΙωαννηςmGreek
Modern Greek transcription of Ioannes (see JOHN).
IOSIFΙωσηφmRussian, Romanian, Greek
Russian, Romanian and Greek form of JOSEPH.
IRAKLISΗρακληςmGreek
Modern Greek form of HERAKLES.
IRIDAΙριδαfGreek
Greek variant of IRIS, from the genitive form Ιριδος (Iridos).
IRINIΕιρηνηfGreek
Modern Greek form of IRENE.
IRISΙριςfGreek Mythology, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, French, Spanish, 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.
IROΗρωfGreek
Modern Greek form of HERO (1).
ISMINIΙσμηνηfGreek
Modern Greek form of ISMENE.
KAITIΚαιτηfGreek
Variant transcription of KETI (2).
KAROLOSΚαρολοςmGreek
Greek form of CAROLUS.
KATERINAΚατεριναfMacedonian, 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.
KATINAΚατιναfGreek, 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)ΚαιτηfGreek
Diminutive of EKATERINI.
KIKIΚικηfEnglish, German, Greek
Diminutive of names beginning with or containing the sound K.
KONSTANTINAΚωνσταντιναfGreek
Greek feminine form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
KONSTANTINOSΚωνσταντινοςmGreek
Greek form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
KORALIAΚοραλιαfGreek, 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.
KORINAΚοριναfGreek
Modern Greek form of CORINNA.
KYRIAKEΚυριακηfGreek
Variant transcription of KYRIAKI.
KYRIAKIΚυριακηfGreek
Feminine form of KYRIAKOS.
KYRIAKOSΚυριακοςmGreek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of CYRIACUS.
KYVELIΚυβεληfGreek
Modern Greek form of CYBELE.
LAVRENTIOSΛαυρεντιοςmGreek
Greek form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAZAROSΛαζαροςmGreek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of LAZARUS.
LEFTERISΛευτερηςmGreek
Short form of ELEFTHERIOS.
LENAΛεναfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Polish, Russian, English, Italian, Portuguese, Greek
Short form of names ending in lena, such as HELENA, MAGDALENA or YELENA.
LEONIDASΛεωνιδαςmGreek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek λεων (leon) meaning "lion" combined with the patronymic suffix ιδης (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)ΛειαfItalian, Portuguese, Georgian, Greek, Biblical Latin
Italian, Portuguese, Georgian and Greek form of LEAH.
LOUIZAΛουιζαfGreek
Greek feminine form of LOUIS.
LOUKASΛουκαςmBiblical Greek, Greek
Greek form of LUKE.
MAGDALINIΜαγδαληνηfGreek
Modern Greek form of MAGDALENE.
MARGARITAΜαργαριταfSpanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, 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).
MARIAΜαριαf & mItalian, 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]
MARIANNAΜαριανναfItalian, 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.
MARIETTAΜαριετταfItalian, Greek, Hungarian
Italian, Greek and Hungarian diminutive of MARIA.
MARIKAΜαρικαfCzech, Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, Greek, Finnish, Estonian, Georgian
Diminutive of MARIA or other names beginning with Mari.
MARINOSΜαρινοςmGreek
Greek form of MARINUS.
MARIOSΜαριοςmGreek
Greek form of MARIUS.
MARKOSΜαρκοςmGreek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Marcus (see MARK).
MARTHAΜαρθαfEnglish, 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]
MATTHAIOSΜατθαιοςmGreek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Mattityahu (see MATTHEW).
MELINAΜελιναfEnglish, 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.
MELPOMENIΜελπομενηfGreek
Modern Greek form of MELPOMENE.
MICHAILΜιχαηλmGreek, Russian
Modern Greek form of MICHAEL. It is also a variant transcription of Russian MIKHAIL.
MICHALISΜιχαληςmGreek
Modern Greek form of MICHAEL.
MIHAILΜιχαηλmRomanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek
Romanian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of MICHAEL. This is also a variant transcription of the Greek name MICHAIL.
MIHALISΜιχαληςmGreek
Variant transcription of MICHALIS.
MYRTOΜυρτωfGreek
Greek form of MYRTLE.
NANA (1)ΝαναfGreek
Diminutive of IOANNA.
NATASAΝατασαfGreek
Greek diminutive of ANASTASIA.
NEFELIΝεφεληfGreek
Modern Greek form of NEPHELE.
NEOFYTOSΝεοφυτοςmGreek
Modern Greek form of NEOPHYTOS.
NICOLAOSΝικολαοςmGreek
Variant transcription of NIKOLAOS.
NIKI (1)ΝικηfGreek
Modern Greek form of NIKE.
NIKOLAOSΝικολαοςmAncient Greek, Greek
Original Greek form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLASΝικολαςmGreek, English
Variant of NIKOLAOS or NICHOLAS.
NIKOLETAΝικολεταfGreek
Greek feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLETTAΝικολετταfHungarian, Greek
Hungarian and Greek form of NICOLETTA.
NIKOSΝικοςmGreek
Greek short form of NIKOLAOS.
NOMIKIΝομικηfGreek
Derived from Greek νομικος (nomikos) "relating to the law".
OLGAΟλγαfRussian, 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.
OLYMPIAΟλυμπιαfGreek, Slovak
Feminine form of OLYMPOS.
OMIROSΟμηροςmGreek
Modern Greek form of HOMER.
PANAGIOTAΠαναγιωταfGreek
Feminine form of PANAGIOTIS.
PANAGIOTAKISΠαναγιωτακηςmGreek
Diminutive of PANAGIOTIS.
PANAGIOTISΠαναγιωτηςmGreek
From the Greek title of the Virgin Mary Παναγια (Panagia) meaning "all holy", derived from παν (pan) "all" combined with ‘αγιος (hagios) "devoted to the gods, sacred".
PANAYIOTISΠαναγιωτηςmGreek
Variant transcription of PANAGIOTIS.
PANOSΠανοςmGreek
Diminutive of PANAGIOTIS.
PARASKEVASΠαρασκευαςmGreek, Late Greek
Masculine form of PARASKEVE.
PARASKEVIΠαρασκευηfGreek
Modern Greek form of PARASKEVE.
PARASKEVOULAΠαρασκευουλαfGreek
Diminutive of PARASKEVI.
PASCHALISΠασχαληςmLate Roman, Greek
Latin and Greek form of PASCAL.
PAVLINAΠαυλιναfBulgarian, Macedonian, Greek
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Greek form of PAULINA.
PAVLOSΠαυλοςmGreek
Greek form of PAUL.
PELAGIAΠελαγιαfAncient 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.
PERIKLISΠερικληςmGreek
Modern Greek form of PERICLES.
PERSEFONIΠερσεφονηfGreek
Modern Greek form of PERSEPHONE.
PETROSΠετροςmGreek, Armenian, Biblical Greek
Greek and Armenian form of PETER.
PETROULAΠετρουλαfGreek
Greek feminine form of PETER.
PHOTIOSΦωτιοςmGreek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek φως (phos) meaning "light" (genitive φωτος (photos)).
PLATONΠλατωνmAncient Greek, Greek, Russian
Greek form of PLATO.
POLINAΠωλιναfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Greek
Either a Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Greek form of PAULINA or a short form of APOLLINARIYA.
POLYXENIΠολυξενηfGreek
Modern Greek form of POLYXENA.
PROKOPISΠροκοπηςmGreek
Modern Greek form of PROKOPIOS.
RAFAILΡαφαηλmGreek, Russian
Greek and Russian form of RAPHAEL.
SELENEΣεληνηfGreek Mythology, Greek
Means "moon" in Greek. This was the name of a Greek goddess of the moon, sometimes identified with the goddess Artemis.
SERAFEIMΣεραφειμmGreek
Variant transcription of SERAFIM.
SERAFIMΣεραφειμmGreek, Russian, Romanian, Macedonian
Greek, Russian, Romanian and Macedonian form of Seraphinus (see SERAPHINA).
SIBYLLAΣιβυλλαfGreek, German, Swedish, Late Roman, Late Greek
Greek and Latinate form of SIBYL.
SILASΣιλαςmEnglish, 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]
SOKRATISΣωκρατηςmGreek
Modern Greek form of SOCRATES.
SOPHIAΣοφιαfEnglish, 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]
SOTIRIAΣωτηριαfGreek
Feminine form of SOTIRIS.
SOTIRIOSΣωτηριοςmGreek
Variant of SOTIRIS.
SOTIRISΣωτηρηςmGreek
Derived from Greek σωτηρια (soteria) meaning "salvation".
SPIRIDONΣπυριδωνmGreek, Serbian, Croatian
Serian and Croatian form of SPYRIDON, as well as a variant transcription of the Greek name.
SPIROΣπυροmGreek
Variant of SPYRO.
SPIROSΣπυροςmGreek
Variant of SPYROS.
SPYRIDONΣπυριδωνmGreek, Late Greek
Late Greek name derived from Greek σπυριδιον (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.
SPYRIDOULAΣπυριδουλαfGreek
Feminine form of SPYRIDON.
SPYROΣπυροmGreek
Short form of SPYRIDON.
SPYROSΣπυροςmGreek
Short form of SPYRIDON.
STAMATIAΣταματιαfGreek
Feminine form of STAMATIOS.
STAMATIOSΣταματιοςmGreek
Derived from medieval Greek σταματω (stamato) meaning "stop".
STAMATISΣταματηςmGreek
Variant of STAMATIOS.
STATHISΣταθηςmGreek
Short form of EFSTATHIOS.
STAVROSΣταυροςmGreek
Means "cross" in Greek, referring to the cross of the crucifixion.
STAVROULAΣταυρουλαfGreek
Feminine form of STAVROS.
STEFANOSΣτεφανοςmGreek
Modern Greek form of Stephanos (see STEPHEN).
STELIOSΣτελιοςmGreek
Variant of STYLIANOS.
STELLA (2)ΣτελλαfGreek
Diminutive of STYLIANI, with the spelling influenced by that of STELLA (1).
STEPHANOSΣτεφανοςmAncient Greek, Biblical Greek, Greek
Greek form of STEPHEN. In modern Greek it is usually transcribed Stefanos.
STYLIANIΣτυλιανηfGreek
Feminine form of STYLIANOS.
STYLIANOSΣτυλιανοςmGreek, Late Greek
Derived from Greek στυλος (stylos) meaning "pillar". Saint Stylianos was a 7th-century hermit from Adrianopolis in Asia Minor who is regarded as a patron saint of children.
TAKISΤακηςmGreek
Short form of PANAGIOTAKIS or other names with similar endings.
TASIAΤασιαfGreek
Short form of ANASTASIA.
TASOULAΤασουλαfGreek
Greek diminutive of ANASTASIA.
TATIANAΤατιαναfItalian, 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.
THALIAΘαλειαfGreek 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).
THANASISΘανασηςmGreek
Modern Greek short form of ATHANASIOS.
THANOSΘανοςmGreek
Diminutive of ATHANASIOS.
THEKLAΘεκλαfGerman (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.
THEMISTOKLISΘεμιστοκληςmGreek
Modern Greek form of THEMISTOCLES.
THEODORAΘεοδωραfEnglish, 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.
THEODOROSΘεοδωροςmGreek, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of THEODORE.
THEODOSIAΘεοδοσιαfAncient Greek, Greek
Feminine form of THEODOSIUS.
THEOFANIAΘεοφανιαfGreek
Modern Greek form of THEOPHANIA.
THEOFANISΘεοφανηςmGreek
Modern Greek form of THEOPHANES.
THEOFYLAKTOSΘεοφυλακτοςmGreek
Modern Greek form of THEOPHYLAKTOS.
THOMASΘωμαςmEnglish, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Greek form of the Aramaic name תָּאוֹמָא (Ta'oma') which meant "twin". In the New Testament this is the name of an apostle. When he heard that Jesus had risen from the dead he initially doubted the story, until Jesus appeared before him and he examined his wounds himself. According to tradition he was martyred in India. Due to his renown, the name came into general use in the Christian world.... [more]
TIMOTHEAΤιμοθεαfAncient Greek, Greek
Feminine form of TIMOTHY.
TRYFONΤρυφωνmGreek
Modern Greek form of TRYPHON.
VALENTINAΒαλεντιναfItalian, Russian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene, Romanian, Spanish, Greek, 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.
VANGELISΒαγγεληςmGreek
Variant of EVANGELOS.
VARVARAΒαρβαραfRussian, Greek, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Greek, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of BARBARA.
VASIAΒασιαfGreek
Diminutive of VASILIKI.
VASILEIOSΒασιλειοςmGreek
Variant transcription of VASILIOS.
VASILIKIΒασιλικηfGreek
Modern Greek feminine form of BASIL (1).
VASILIOSΒασιλειοςmGreek
Modern Greek form of BASIL (1).
VASILISΒασιληςmGreek
Modern Greek form of BASIL (1).
VASO (2)ΒασωfGreek
Diminutive of VASILIKI.
VASSILIKIΒασιλικηfGreek
Variant transcription of VASILIKI.
VASSILISΒασιληςmGreek
Variant transcription of VASILIS.
VASSOΒασωfGreek
Variant transcription of VASO (2).
VENIAMINΒενιαμινmRussian, Greek
Russian and Greek form of BENJAMIN.
VISSARIONΒησσαριωνmRussian, Greek
Russian form and modern Greek transcription of BESSARION.
VLASISΒλασηςmGreek
Greek form of BLAISE.
VLASSISΒλασσηςmGreek
Greek form of BLAISE.
VOULAΒουλαfGreek
Diminutive of PARASKEVI.
XANTHIPPIΞανθιππηfGreek
Modern Greek form of XANTHIPPE.
XENEΞενηfGreek
Variant of XENIA.
XENIAΞενιαfGreek, 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.
YANNAΓιανναfGreek
Variant transcription of GIANNA.
YANNIΓιαννηmGreek
Variant transcription of GIANNI.
YANNISΓιαννηςmGreek
Variant transcription of GIANNIS.
YIANNIΓιαννηmGreek
Variant transcription of GIANNI.
YIANNISΓιαννηςmGreek
Variant transcription of GIANNIS.
YIORGOSΓιωργοςmGreek
Variant transcription of GIORGOS.
YORGOSΓιωργοςmGreek
Variant transcription of GIORGOS.
ZACHARIASΖαχαριαςmBiblical, Biblical Greek, Greek
Greek form of ZECHARIAH. This form of the name is used in most English versions of the New Testament to refer to the father of John the Baptist. It was also borne by an 8th-century pope (called Zachary in English).
ZENOVIAΖηνοβιαfGreek
Modern Greek form of ZENOBIA.
ZINONΖηνωνmGreek
Modern Greek form of Zenon (see ZENO).
ZINOVIAΖηνοβιαfGreek
Modern Greek form of ZENOBIA.
ZOIΖωηfGreek
Modern Greek form of ZOE.
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