Greek Names

Greek names are used in the country of Greece and other Greek-speaking communities throughout the world. See also about Greek names.
gender
usage
Themistoklis Θεμιστοκλής m Greek
Modern Greek form of Themistocles.
Theodora Θεοδώρα f English, Greek, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Theodore. This name was common in the Byzantine Empire, being borne by several empresses including the influential wife of Justinian in the 6th century.
Theodoros Θεόδωρος m Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of Theodore.
Theodosia Θεοδοσία f Ancient Greek, Greek
Feminine form of Theodosius.
Theofania Θεοφανία f Greek
Modern Greek form of Theophania.
Theofanis Θεοφάνης m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Theophanes.
Theofilos Θεόφιλος m Greek
Modern Greek form of Theophilus.
Theofylaktos Θεοφύλακτος m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Theophylaktos.
Thomas Θωμάς m English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Greek form of the Aramaic name תָּאוֹמָא (Ta'oma') meaning "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]
Timothea Τιμοθέα f Ancient Greek, Greek
Feminine form of Timothy.
Tryfon Τρύφων m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Tryphon.
Valentina Βαλεντίνα f Italian, Russian, Lithuanian, German, Croatian, Bulgarian, 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.
Vangelis Βαγγέλης m Greek
Variant of Evangelos.
Varvara Βαρβάρα f Russian, Greek, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Greek, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Barbara.
Vasia Βάσια f Greek
Diminutive of Vasiliki.
Vasileios Βασίλειος m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Βασίλειος (see Vasilios).
Vasiliki Βασιλική f Greek
Modern Greek feminine form of Basil 1.
Vasilios Βασίλειος m Greek
Modern Greek form of Basil 1.
Vasilis Βασίλης m Greek
Modern Greek form of Basil 1.
Vaso 2 Βάσω f Greek
Diminutive of Vasiliki.
Vassiliki Βασιλική f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Βασιλική (see Vasiliki).
Vassilis Βασίλης m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Βασίλης (see Vasilis).
Vasso Βάσω f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Βάσω (see Vaso 2).
Venetia Βενετία f English (Rare), Greek
Originally this was probably a Latinized form of Gwynedd or Gwyneth. It also coincides with the Latin name of the city of Venice in Italy. This name was borne by the celebrated beauty Venetia Stanley (1600-1633). Benjamin Disraeli used it in his novel entitled Venetia (1837).... [more]
Veniamin Βενιαμίν m Russian, Greek
Russian and Greek form of Benjamin.
Viktoria Βικτωρία, Βικτόρια f German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Belarusian
German, Scandinavian and Greek variant of Victoria. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Виктория or Ukrainian Вікторія (see Viktoriya) or Belarusian Вікторыя (see Viktoryia).
Virginia Βιργινία f English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Greek, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of the Roman family name Verginius or Virginius, which is of unknown meaning, but long associated with Latin virgo "maid, virgin". According to a legend, it was the name of a Roman woman killed by her father so as to save her from the clutches of a crooked official.... [more]
Vissarion Βησσαρίων m Russian (Archaic), Greek
Russian form and Modern Greek transcription of Bessarion.
Vlasis Βλάσης m Greek
Greek form of Blaise.
Vlassis Βλάσσης m Greek
Greek form of Blaise.
Voula Βούλα f Greek
Diminutive of Paraskevi.
Xanthi Ξανθή f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Xanthe.
Xanthippi Ξανθίππη f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Xanthippe.
Xeni Ξένη f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Xene.
Xenia Ξένια f Greek, Ancient Greek
Means "hospitality" in Greek, a derivative of ξένος (xenos) meaning "foreigner, guest". This was the name of a 5th-century saint who is venerated in the Eastern Church.
Xenofon Ξενοφών m Greek
Modern Greek form of Xenophon.
Yanis Γιάνης m Greek, French
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιάνης (see Gianis). It is also used in France, in part inspired by the Breton names Yann and Yannic.
Yanna 1 Γιάννα f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιάννα (see Gianna).
Yanni m Greek (Expatriate)
Diminutive of Yiannis. A famous bearer is the Greek-American musician Yiannis Chryssomallis (1954-), who goes by the single name Yanni.
Yannis Γιάννης m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιάννης (see Giannis).
Yianna Γιάννα f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιάννα (see Gianna).
Yiannis Γιάννης m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιάννης (see Giannis).
Yiorgos Γιώργος m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιώργος (see Giorgos).
Yorgos Γιώργος m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιώργος (see Giorgos).
Zacharias Ζαχαρίας m Biblical, 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).
Zenovia Ζηνοβία f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Ζηνοβία (see Zinovia).
Zinon Ζήνων m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Ζήνων (see Zeno).
Zinovia Ζηνοβία f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Zenobia.
Zoi Ζωή f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Zoe.