Garifallia

Garifallia is a female Greek name which actually originates from the ancient years, although the name was not in use at the time. Garifallia is a name that refers to the flower clove. In its ancient form it means the … Read More…

Georgia or Yeorgia

Georgia or Yeorgia is a Greek name, the female respective of name Giorgos or Yiorgos. Although not as common as the mail counterpart, Georgia is still a rather common name in Greece for women. Although similarly spelled in the Latin … Read More…

Georgios

Georgios is a male Greek name, the full version of name Giorgos. As mentioned in other posts as well, Georgios (Giorgos) is the most common name in Greece, both in mainland and the islands. The name Georgios derives from the … Read More…

Gerasimos

Gerasimos is a male Greek name, which is commonly found on the island of Kefalonia or Cephalonia in the Ionian Sea. Gerasimos derives from the Greek words geras (γερας), which means both “old” or “honour”. In general, Gerasimos is the … Read More…

Gianna

Gianna is a female name commonly given to girls in Greece; it derives from the name Ioanna and is the female respective of name Giannis. Gianna, as name Giannis, come from the Hebrew name Yochanan, which means “with the grace … Read More…

Giannis

Giannis or Yiannis is a very common male name in Greece; it comes from the name Ioannis and it is its most commonly used version. Ioannis or Giannis, come from the Hebrew name Yochanan, which means “gracious” or with the … Read More…

Giannoula

Giannoula is a female name deriving from the Greek female name Ioanna; it is a known diminutive of name Gianna, the Greek equivalent for name Johanna in English. Giannoula is a name commonly  found in the Western regions of Greece, … Read More…

Giorgos

Giorgos or Yiorgos standing for George in Greek, is a very common Greek male Name, found in all regions of mainland and islands. According to statistics Giorgos is the most common male name in Greece, since approximately 16% of the … Read More…

Grigoria

Girgoria is a female Greek name, the female respective of name Grigoris. As its male equivalent, name Grigoria derives from the word grigoros, which means fast and alert. Grigoria is less common than the male version of the name. Sound … Read More…

Grigoris

Grigoris is a Greek male name commonly used in Greece. It is the main nickname of name Grigorios – as it is in its full and official form.  Grigoris is a name deriving from the Greek word “grigoros” which means, … Read More…

Haralambos or Charalambos

Haralambos or Charalambos is a male name, used a lot in the Greek mainland and islands. Name Haralambos is a compound word: it means “shine from happiness”, as it comes from the words hara (happiness) and lambo ( a verb … Read More…

Haris

Haris is a female Greek name, commonly used in the northern islands of the Aegean and in some of the Cyclades islands. Haris is a name that derives from different names – it can be a nickname for Hariklia, Haralambia, … Read More…

Hristiana or Christiana

Hristiana or Christiana is a female Greek name that derives from the Greek name Christina or Hristina. Hristiana is one of Hristina’s common nicknames and diminutives. You will find name Hristiana written in different ways, since the romanization of such … Read More…

Hristina

Hristina is a female Greek name; it is the alternative spelling for the name Christina. Similarly to the male version of the name, Hristina is also closer to the original Greek sound of the name, but since the name is … Read More…

Hristos

Hristos is a male Greek name, same as Christos. Both in Greek and Latin alphabet there are alternative spelling types for the same name, thus you can find name Christos also spelled as Hristos, which is closer to the original … Read More…

Iasonas

Iason or Iasonas is a male Greek name, quite popular in the ancient years. Iasonas derives from Greek ιασθαι (iasthai) “to heal”. The English name Jason comes from name Iason. In Greek mythology Iason was the leader of the Argonauts. After his … Read More…

Ifigenia or Ifigeneia

Ifigeneia is a female Greek name which derives from the Greek words “ifios” and “gignomai” that mean “strong” and “become” respectively. Therefore, Ifigeneia is the woman who becomes strong. Ifigeneia is a popular ancient Greek name; she was the daughter … Read More…

Ignatios

Ignatios is a male Greek name. It is not a very common name, although it used to be relatively popular during the 60s and 70s, especially in the Greek mainland. The roots and etymology of name Ignatios are not known, … Read More…

Iliana or Eliana

Iliana or Eliana is a female Greek name, the female respective of name Elias or Ilias. According to the etymology of the male name, Iliana also comes from the Hebrew Name Eliyahu which means “my God is Jehovah”, which was mentioned … Read More…

Ilias or Elias

Ilias or Elias is a male name that derives from the Hebrew culture and tradition. According to its etymology it comes from the Hebrew Name Eliyahu which means my God is Jehovah, and was mentioned in many Hebrew religious books … Read More…

Ioanna

Ioanna is a female Greek name, the respective of male name Ioannis. It is a rather common name and its origins are found in the Hebrew language, as both Ioanna and Ioannis come from the word Yochanan, which means “with the … Read More…

Ioannis

Ioannis is a Greek male name very commonly found in Greece. It is the regular and full version of name Yannis or Giannis. Ioannis comes from the Hebrew name Yochanan, which means “gracious” or “with the grace of God” and … Read More…

Iordanis

Iordanis is a male Greek name whose origins are found in the Hebrew language. Iordanis is the name of the River Jordan, which flows between the countries of Jordan and Israel. The river’s name in Hebrew is Yarden, and it … Read More…

Iossif or Iosif

Iossif or Iosif is a male Greek name which is moderately common in the country, mostly in the Greek islands and Crete. However, some of the diminutives of the name Iossif are way more common and popular compared to the … Read More…

Ioulia

Ioulia is a female Greek name which has both Greek and Latin roots. In ancient Greece, the name Ioulios (the male respective of Ioulia)  referred to a particular season of the year, which included summer as well. Later, in the … Read More…

Ioulitta or Ioulita

Ioulitta is a female Greek name that was used in Greece since the early Medieval years. It is considered a name of Venetian origin, therefore the existence of the Venetians in Greece since the 13th century obviously affected and influenced … Read More…

Ira or Hera

Ira or Hera is a female Greek name, one of the most known ancient Greek names. The origins of the name Ira or Hera are somewhat uncertain; it is believed that name Ira derives from the word “iroas” which means … Read More…

Iraklis or Herakles

Iraklis or Herakles is a male Greek name, which originates from the ancient years and refers to the hero Hercules of the Greek mythology The ancient Greek name Herakles or Iraklis derives from the words “hera” – the name of … Read More…

Irene

Irene is a different way to write the female Greek name Eirini, which means peace in Greek. Sound of Name Irene: I-ree’-ne Male Version of name Irene: N/A Nameday of name Irene: May 5th

Iris

Iris is a female Greek name. The roots of the Greek name Iris are found in the ancient years. Iris was a deity, the deity of the Rainbow. In modern Greek the word iris is used as an alternative for … Read More…

Iro

Iro is a female name originating from Ancient Greece. There are several different versions referring to the meaning and name Iro, with the most common one being that the name comes from the same root as the word iros, meaning … Read More…

Isidora

Isidora is a female Greek name whose origins are found in the ancient years; however, in ancient Greece it was not a very common name and was mainly used in early Christian years. Isidora derives from the words “isos” and … Read More…

Isidoros

Isidoros is a male Greek name which derives from the Greek words “isos”, which means equal, and “doron” which means present (gift). Therefore, Isidoros means the “equal gift”. Isidoros is an ancient Greek name  but it became known and in … Read More…

Ismini or Ismene

Ismini or Ismene is a female Greek name whose origins are found in Ancient Greece. The name Ismini or Ismene derives possibly from the Greek word isme which means “knowledge”. Sound of name Ismini: Ee-smeé-neeh Male Version of name Ismini: N/A Nameday … Read More…

Kaiti

Kaiti is a female Greek name, commonly used in the past. It is a nickname deriving from the name Aikaterini, but it’s not very popular nowadays among younger women. You will find, though, many older women named Kaiti. Name Kaiti … Read More…

Kalliopi or Calliope

Kalliopi or Calliope is a female Greek name, whose roots are found in Ancient Greece. Calliope was one of the 9 Muses of Greek Mythology. Kalliopi or Calliope? Which one is correct? The answer is that both are correct, but … Read More…

Kalliroi or Callirhoe

Kalliroi or Callirhoe is a female Greek name whose roots are found in the ancient years. The name Kalliroi derives from the Greek words “kallos”,  which means beauty and “roi”, which means flow; therefore, Kalliroi is the “beautifully streamed” or “beautifully … Read More…

Kalomoira or Kalomira

Kalomoira or Kalomira is a Greek female name, which derives from the Greek words “kalos” and “moira”, which mean good and fate respectively. Therefore Kalomoira is the woman of a good fate. The name Kalomoira is not popular in the … Read More…

Katerina

Katerina is a common Greek female name, deriving from the name Ekaterini. The history and etymology of the name is a subject of debate, as there are several options: The most common and popular is that name Katerina comes from … Read More…

Katia

Katia is a female name in Greece, deriving from the name Ekaterini or Aikaterini. It is a common name in Greece, although its roots come from the Slavic languages and more particularly the Russian language, where it is spelled slightly … Read More…

Katina

Katina is a female Greek name, deriving from the main name Aikaterini. Katina used to be more common in the past, but it was somehow associated with some negative characteristics of a nosey, all into gossip woman, and took a … Read More…

Kiki

Kiki is a female Greek name deriving from the name Kiriaki. Kiki is the most common diminutive of Kiriaki, and used to be quite common in the past, when Greek women were using nicknames and diminutives. Today it is not … Read More…

Kimon

Kimon, or Kimonas in modern Greek, is a male Greek name that comes from ancient Greece. It derives from the Greek word “chimon” which means winter, and thus, Kimon is the “thunderous”. Sound of name Kimon: Keé-mon Female Version of … Read More…

Kiriaki or Kyriaki

Kiriaki or Kyriaki is a female Greek name which is still rather common, especially in the Greek mainland or some islands of the Eastern Aegean Sea. Kiriaki is a name which refers to the seventh day of creation, Sunday, since … Read More…

Kiriakos or Kyriakos

Kiriakos is a male Greek name, the male respective of name Kiriaki. Kiriakos is not a word that means something in Greek, it is a name formed by the female name. Name Kiriakos is alternatively spelled Kyriakos. Sound of name … Read More…

Klearchos

Klearchos is a male Greek name which derives from the words kleos and archo which translate to glory and rule respectively. Therefore, Klearchos is the glorious ruler. Klearchos is an ancient Greek name which used to be more common during … Read More…

Konstantina

Konstantina is a female Greek name, the respective version of name Konstantinos, which is much more common in this male version. Konstantina is a word-name whose origins can be found in the latin word constans, which means constant. Sound of … Read More…

Korinna or Corinna

Korinna or Corinna is a female Greek name, which, opposite to what many people believe, comes from the ancient years. Korinna is an ancient Greek name given to a lyric poet of the 5th century BC. It derives from the … Read More…

Kosmas or Cosmas

Kosmas or Cosmas is a Greek male name, which used to be relatively popular in the older days – for some reason it seems less common these days. Kosmas derives from the Greek word “kosmos” which means “world” and “decoration” … Read More…

Kostas

Kostas is a male Greek name, one of the most common names given to Greek men. It is the most common nickname deriving from the name Konstantinos (Constantine) and it comes from the Latin word “constans” meaning constant and steadfast. … Read More…

Kriti

Kriti is a female Greek name. Kriti is not a common name, but it is used on the island of Crete, which in Greek is called Kriti. Sound of name Kriti: Kreé-teeh Male Version of name Kriti: Kritos (not in … Read More…

Kyveli or Cybele

Kyveli is a female Greek name that exists since the antiquity, referring to very important Goddesses in the Phrygian and Greek Mythology. The etymology of the name Kyveli is not known. The name is also spelled Cybele. Sound of name … Read More…

Lambrini

Lambrini is a female Greek name, the female respective of name Lambros. Lambrini derives from the Greek word “lambros” which means lucent and bright. Sound of name Lambrini: La-mbree-neé Male Version of name Lambrini: Lambros Nameday of Lambrini: The Easter Day Origin … Read More…

Lambros

Lambros is a male name in Greece, which derives from the Greek word lambrós, meaning bright and lucent. The name Lambros is directly associated with Easter in Greece. Sound of name Lambros: Lá-mbros Female Version of name Lambros: Lambrini Nameday … Read More…

Lavrentios or Lavrentis

Lavrentios is a male Greek name which originates from the Byzantine era.In Greece you will often hear it as Lavrentis. The name Lavrentios derives from the Roman phrase “cognomen Laurentum”, which means from the city of Laurentum. Lavrentios is a … Read More…

Lazaros

Lazaros is a male Greek name, which is the Greek version of the Jewish name Eleazar, found in the New Testament, which means “my God has helped” . According to the scripts, Lazaros – or Lazarus in Latin – was a … Read More…

Lefteris

Lefteris is a common Greek male name; it is the main nickname deriving from the name Eleftherios. Lefteris is also one of the names whose origin is the subject of controversy among the Christians and the historians, as the latter … Read More…

Lena

Lena is a very common female Greek name; it derives from the Greek name Eleni. Once upon a time, it used to be the most common diminutive of name Eleni, but today, since most Greek women tend to use their … Read More…

Leonidas

Leonidas is a male Greek name which is quite common in the Peloponnese Peninsula. Leonidas comes from the Greek word leon, which means lion, and therefore, Leonidas is the brave man. The name Leonidas is definitely associated with the great … Read More…

Lisa or Liza

Lisa or Liza is a Greek female name which has become quite popular the last few years. Liza is not a full Greek name, but a diminutive or nickname that derives from other female names, such as Elissavet, Vassiliki, Eleonora, … Read More…

Lito or Leto

Lito or Leto is a female Greek name which originates from the ancient years; the etymology of the name Lito is not exactly known, but it is believed that it derives from Greek ληθω (letho) which means “hidden, forgotten”. Sound of … Read More…

Loukas

Loukas is a male Greek name that means “from Loukania”, which is an Italian region. Name Loukas refers to one of the Evangelists. Sound of name Loukas: Loo-kás Female Version of name Loukas: Loukia Nameday of Loukas: October 18th Origin … Read More…

Loukia

Loukia is a female Greek name, the female respective of name Loukas. Loukia also means “from Loukania”, the Italian region. Sound of name Loukia: Loo-keé-a Male Version of name Loukia: Loukas Nameday of Loukia: October 18th and December 13th Origins … Read More…

Lydia

Lydia is a Greek female name, originating from the ancient years. Lydia means the one who comes from Lydia (the region of Asia Minor). The name appears again in the early Christian Years, more specifically in the New Testament, referring … Read More…

Lykourgos or Likourgos

Lykourgos is a Greek name whose roots are found in the ancient years. Lykourgos is a male name which meant “deed of a wolf” from λυκος (lykos) meaning ” wolf” and εργον (ergon) meaning “deed, work”. It was the name of a famous … Read More…