Orestis

Orestis is a Greek male name that comes from the Greek Mythology and History. Although it was not a very common name in the past, Greeks tend to give more ancient Greek names to their children today, and Orestis is a very beloved name, commonly used in urban centers and the islands of the Aegean […]

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Yiannis or Yannis

Yiannis or Yannis are nicknames for the Greek name Ioannis. Yiannis or Yannis is a phonetic spelling properly attributing the sound of the Greek name that is usually written “Giannis” in latin characters. Giannis looks more like the Greek spelling of the name «Γιάννης», but the sound is not correct. The nameday of Yiannis or […]

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Michalis

Michalis is a very common Greek male name; it is the main nickname deriving from name Michail, and is a Hebrew name that means “connected to God” or “resembling to God”. The name Michalis can also be spelled Mihalis. Sound of Name Michalis: Mi- cha’-lis Female Version of name Michalis: Michaella Nameday of Name Michalis: […]

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Panagiotis

Panagiotis is a popular Greek male name deriving from the word Panagia that translates to “all – holy” in English. Panagia or Panayia is one of the characteristic names given to Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. In some cases you might find the name Panagiotis transliterated as Panayiotis. Sound of name Panagiotis: Pa-na-yio’-tis Female Version […]

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Marios

Marios is a common Greek male name, the male respective name of Maria. As with Maria, there are also different opinions on its origins and etymology. According to one version it comes from the Latin word mare that means sea, so Marios refers to the sea lover, but according to the second version it comes […]

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Maria

Maria is one of the most common Greek female names, probably the most common one. Maria is a name indispensably associated with the Orthodox and Christian religion in general, and its etymology reveals a great theology according to the experts. It is basically dedicated to Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. Sound of name Maria: Ma-ri’a […]

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Panagiota or Panayiota

Panagiota or Panayiota is a common Greek female name that comes from the epithet Panagia or Panayia. The epithet Panagia is the Greek equivalent of the Latin Epithet Madonna. It is the female version of name Panagiotis. Panagiota is also spelled Panayiota, because it best attributes the authentic Greek sound of the name. Sound of […]

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Thomas

Thomas is a common Greek male name, known mostly since the early Christian years. It comes from the Aramaic word “Taoma” and refers to the “Twin”. Thomas is a typical Christian name, recognized both by the Eastern Orthodox and Greek Orthodox Church. Sound of Name Thomas: Tho-ma’s (the syllable –tho sounds like in the word […]

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Elektra or Electra

Elektra is a common Greek female name, known since the ancient years. It was a very common name in Ancient Greece, and as the love of Greeks for their ancient names is revived, Elektra became quite popular lately. The name comes from the ancient Greek word “ilektor” that means the shining sun in ancient Greek, […]

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Tassos or Tasos

Tassos is a common male name deriving from the name Anastasios. There is a common confusion with name Tassos though, as there are two different forms of this name: Tasos and Tassos. The most common version of the name is written with one –s (Tasos). It derives from the name Anastasios and its nameday is […]

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Antigone or Antigoni

Antigone or Antigoni is a common female name, whose origins are found in Ancient Greece. There are two theories about the meaning of the name; according to the first it means the unbending, as it comes from the word anti-, which means opposite to, and –gon, which means the corner and the bend. According to […]

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