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ADAMANTINI f Greek
Feminine derivative of Adamantios
. This was the name of a Thracian saint, also known as Adamantia
, who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century.
AGATHIOS m Greek
Derived from Greek αγαθος (agathos
) meaning "good".
AKRIVI f Greek
Means "expensive" and "precise" in Greek. Akrive was the name of a 4th-century Eastern Orthodox martyr, one of 40 holy virgins who were martyred with the deacon Ammon (or Ammoun) in Thrace.
ALKETAS m Ancient Greek, Greek
Possibly derived from Greek αλκη (alke)
"defense, defensive strength, valour". This name was borne by several ancient Greek kings, generals, and soldiers, including a general of Alexander the Great.
AMFILOCHIOS m Greek (Rare)
Modern Greek form of Amphilochios
. A notable bearer of this name is the Greek saint Amfilochios of Patmos (1889-1970), whose name is usually written as Amphilochios in non-Greek sources.
ANESTI m Greek
It is a name that derives from the Greek word "ανάσταση" which means resurrection.
ANODOS m Greek (Anglicized, Rare, Archaic)
"Ascent" or "Upward Progress" from the Greek οδος
with the prefix αν
. Used by Plato to refer to enlightenment. Anodos is the central character in the George Macdonald novel "Phantastes"... [more]
ANYSIA f Greek, Ukrainian
Said to mean "fulfillment, completion" in Greek, from άνύω (anuo)
"to accomplish or complete". Saint Anysia was a Christian martyr.
ARGYRI f Greek
Dialect form of Argyro
found in Pontus, Epirus, Silata, Cappadocia, Western Macedonia and Skiathos.
ARIANTHE f Greek
Meaning uncertain, perhaps an invented name modeled on Ariadne
and formed using the Greek element ἄνθος (anthos)
meaning "flower". This is borne by Arianthe Galani (1940-), an Australian actress of Greek descent.
ARION m Ancient Greek, Greek, Greek Mythology, Popular Culture
In Greek mythology, Arion is the name of a divine immortal talking horse, who is the son of the gods Poseidon and Demeter. In real life, this name was borne by a Greek singer and poet of Methymna on Lesbos, skilled at the cithara and inventor of the dithyramb... [more]
ASIMINA f Greek
Derived from Greek ασήμι (asemi)
meaning "silver", literally "without mark" from α (a)
, a negative prefix, combined with σῆμα (sema)
"sign, mark, token". This name is sometimes regarded as a feminine form of Asimakis
ASTERO f Greek
Means "the stars" in Greek. This was the name of the title character in a 1959 Greek film (played by Aliki Viougiouklaki), a remake of a 1929 movie (itself based on a film adaptation of Helen Hunt Jackson's 1884 novel 'Ramona').
BELISARIUS m Greek (Latinized), History
From Greek Βελισάριος (Belisarios
), probably of Illyric origin. This was the name of a famed Byzantine general and war hero who served the emperor Justinian. He was possibly of Slavic ancestry which has led to speculation that the name derives from Slavonic Beli-tzar
"white prince" (the -sarius
element being interpreted as coming from the old Slavic word tsesar
, which was derived from Caesar
, thus giving Belisarius a "princely" connotation), but this etymology has since been discounted as somewhat dubious.
BENEDIKTOS m Greek
Greek form of Benedictus
). A bearer of this name was Benediktos Adamantiades (1875-1962), a Greek ophthalmologist after whom a disease was named.
CHAIDO f Late Greek, Greek
Greek name of medieval origin, from Greek χάιδι, χάδι meaning "song" or "pamper". Saint Chaido was one of the Forty Holy Virgin Martyrs who are celebrated on September 1, along with Saint Ammoun the Deacon... [more]
CHRYSOTHEA f Greek
From Greek χρυσός (chrysos) "golden" combined with θεός (theos) "god".
CHRYSOVALANTOU f Greek (Rare)
From the epithet of Irene Chrysovalantou, a 9th-century Greek Orthodox saint who is considered a patron of conception and fertility. It means "of Chrysobalanton", from the name of the ancient monastery in Constantinople where she was abbess (allegedly from the name of a region of the Byzantine empire which derives from Greek χρυσος (chrysos)
"golden" and βαλαντιο (balantio)
COSMIA f English (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Italian (Rare), Greek (Latinized, Rare), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Κοσμια (Kosmia)
, a derivative of κοσμος (kosmos)
"order, the world, the universe, ornament, adornment". Cf. Cosmas
DOMNA f Late Roman, Georgian (Rare), Greek
Feminine form of Domnus
. Known bearers of this name include Julia Domna, the wife of Roman Emperor Septimius Severus (3rd century AD), and Domna Samiou (1928-2012), a prominent Greek researcher and performer of Greek folk music.
EDEM f Greek
Used as a Greek variant of Eden in the New English Translation of the Septuagint. Genesis 4:16.
EFSTATHIA f Greek
From εὐσταθής (efstathís)
meaning "stable, steadfast".
EFSTRATIOS m Greek
Modern Greek spelling of Eustratios
. A known bearer of this name is the Greek chess Grandmaster Efstratios Grivas (b. 1966).
EPAMEINONDAS m Ancient Greek, Greek
Derived in part from Greek επι (epi)
"on, upon, towards" and ἀμείνων (ameinôn)
"better". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Theban statesman and general.
EPAMINONDAS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek
Latinized form and modern Greek transcription of Epameinondas
. This name was borne by a general and statesman of 4th-century BC Greece who transformed the ancient Greek city-state of Thebes, leading it out of Spartan subjugation into a preeminent position in Greek politics... [more]
ERASMIA f Greek
The feminine form of ερασμιος, meaning "beloved"
EROTOKRITOS m Greek, Literature
Means "the one who is tortured by love" or "chosen by love", from Greek ἔρως (erôs)
"love" (genitive ἔρωτος (erôtos)
; see Eros
) and κριτός (kritos)
"separated, picked out, chosen"... [more]
EVANTHIA f Greek, English (British)
Possibly a Latinized form of Euanthe
. This was the name of a Christian martyr from Nicomedia in Bithynia (Asia Minor) and a Greek Orthodox saint from Skepsis at the Hellespont (also in Asia Minor).
FOTOULA f Greek
Diminutive of Fotini
. This was used in the film 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' (2002), where it belonged to the central character (Fotoula "Toula