Magda

Magda is a female Greek name, which derives from the name Magdalini, being its most common diminutive. Sound of name Magda: Mág-da Male Version of name Magda: N/A Nameday of name Magda: July 22nd Origin of name Magda Magda derives … Read More…

Magdalini

Magdalini is a female Greek name, whose origins are found in the early Christian Years. The name derives from a title that means “of Magdala” a region in Galilee. Mary Magdalene, a character in the New Testament, was named thus … Read More…

Magia or Maya

Magia or Maya is a female Greek name, whose origins and roots are found in the ancient years. Magia is an ancient Greek name and was one of the Pleiades or Seven Sisters, that were representing a star cluster. We know … Read More…

Mairi

Mairi is a female Greek name, deriving from the name Maria. Mairi is a rather common name in Greece, although it is mostly used in the Greek mainland rather than the islands. Mairi is obviously the Greek respective of name … Read More…

Makis

Makis is a male Greek name commonly used in Greece. Makis is actually a nickname, diminutive of certain main male names, such as Thomas, Efthymis, Asimakis and more. In Greece it is quite common to see male names in -akis, … Read More…

Mando or Manto

Mando or Manto is a female Greek name deriving from the Greek word “mantis”, which means prophet or fortune teller. Mando is an ancient Greek name; you can find it written both ways, because the spelling Manto seems to be … Read More…

Manolis

Manolis is a male name commonly found in Greece; it derives from the name Emmanouil, which comes from the Hebrew word Immanuel meaning ” God is with us”. This used to be the foretold name of the Messiah in the … Read More…

Manos

Manos is a male name in Greece, deriving from the name Emmanouil. It is the short version of name Manolis and is very common in many areas in Greece, but mostly in the island of Crete. Sound of name Manos: … Read More…

Manousos or Manoussos

Manousos or Manoussos is a male Greek name deriving from the name Manolis or Emmanouil, as is the full version of this given name. Manousos is a typical Cretan diminutive; if you meet a man named Manousos he is 99% … Read More…

Margarita

Margarita is a female name in Greece, which derives from the Greek word “margaritis” which is a very known stone used in the creation of jewelry – the pearl (margaritari in Greek).  This precious stone gives the name to Margarita, … Read More…

Margeta

Margeta is a female Greek name, which derives from the name Maria. It is not a very popular name in the Greek islands, but it is rather common in the Greek mainland, especially in Central Greece. Once upon a time, … Read More…

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. … Read More…

Marianna

Marianna is a female Greek name, a compound name that derives from the names Maria and Anna. Marianna is a rather popular name both in the mainland and islands. Marianna is the Greek version of the name Marian or Marianne, … Read More…

Marieta or Marietta

Marieta is a female Greek name that used to be quite common among women in the Greek mainland. Name Marieta is a diminutive of name Maria, and is also spelled Marietta. Marieta was more popular in the past, but since … Read More…

Marilena

Marilena is a female Greek name, which is relatively common in Greece. Marilena is actuallty a compound name, because it derives from the names Maria and Eleni, which are both very common female names, as we have seen already. Sound … Read More…

Marina

A lovely and “summery” Greek name is the female name Marina. Common in other languages as well, the name Marina comes from the Latin word mare and it refers to the “one that comes from the sea”. Sound of name … Read More…

Marinos

Marinos is a male name commonly found in the islands of the Northern Aegean. Opposite from its female respective, name Marinos is not common in other languages. Marinos comes from the Latin word “mare” and it refers to the “one … Read More…

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, … Read More…

Markos

Markos is a male name that has been used in Greece since the early Christian years. Markos was not known during the ancient years, because it is a Latin based name, deriving from the Latin word “marceo” which means to … Read More…

Maro

Maro is a female name in Greece, commonly used by women whose given name is Maria. Maro is a nickname deriving from name Maria and is very common in certain islands, such as the islands of the Eastern Aegean Sea. … Read More…

Martha

Martha is a female name used a lot in Greece. The origins of the name Martha are Aramaic and means lady, mistress. Martha is included in the Greek Orthodox Calendar due to her significant role in many episodes of the … Read More…

Matthaios or Mathaios

Matthaios or Mathaios is a male Greek name which derives from the Hebrew name Mattityahu that means gift of Yahweh. Matthaios is also called Levi in Hebrew and was one of the main apostles, and the author of one of the Gospels … Read More…

Melina

Melina is a common female name in Greece. It is a name associated with the Greek word “meli” which means honey. Sound of Name Melina: Me-lee’-nah Male version of Name Melina: N/A Nameday of name Melina: September 16th or October … Read More…

Menelaos

Menelaos is a Greek male name, quite popular in the ancient years. The most known man bearing the ancient Greek name Menelaos was the king of Sparta, husband of Helen of Troy, who was the main reason for the Trojan … Read More…

Meropi

Meropi is a female Greek name which derives from the Greek word “myro”, which means myrrh. Meropi is an ancient Greek name, but it was mostly used in the early Christian years. It used to be very popular especially among … Read More…

Michaela

Michaela is a female Greek name, the female respective of name Michalis or Mihalis. It is not as common as its male counterpart, but it is a name that is gaining in popularity lately, due to the tendency to adopt … Read More…

Michail

Michail is a common male Greek name, whose roots are actually Hebrew. Michail is a Hebrew name which means “connected to God” or “resembling to God”. The name Michail is found both in the Greek mainland and the islands. Its … Read More…

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 … Read More…

Mideia or Medea

Mideia or Medea is a female Greek name whose origins are found in the ancient Greek mythology and literature. The meaning of name Mideia is not exactly known, but it is believed that it means “cunning” or “ponder”.  The spelling … Read More…

Miltiadis

Miltiadis is a male Greek name whose origins and roots are found in the ancient years. The name Miltiadis comes from the Greek word “miltos”, which means red earth. Miltiadis or Miltiades is a name found in the Greek history, … Read More…

Minas

Minas is a male Greek name whose origins are found in the Greek language, since it derives from the Greek word “mini” which means moon, therefore Minas is the one who is bright in the darkness. Minas was not used … Read More…

Minos or Minoas

Minos or Minoas is a male Greek name with a long history. In Greek mythology Minos was a king of Crete, son of Zeus and Europa. After his death, Minos became a judge of the dead in Hades. The Minoan civilization of pre-Hellenic Crete has … Read More…

Miron or Myron

Miron or Myron is a male Greek name, commonly found in the ancient years. As an ancient Greek name, Miron referred to the essential oil named myro in Greek (myrrh in English). It was not a very popular name for … Read More…

Mirto or Myrto

Mirto or Myrto is a female Greek name. It is actually an ancient Greek name deriving from the word “myrtia” which means myrtle – the tree. Mirto is the short version of the name Mirtidiotissa which is more of a … Read More…

Nasia

Nasia is a Greek female name, deriving from the name Athanasia. Although both nicknames, Nasia is the female respective of name Nasos, which derives from the male name Athanasios. Sound of name Nasia: Ná – sia Male version of name … Read More…

Nasos

Nasos is a male name in Greece, deriving from the name Athanassios. It is one of the common nicknames of Athanassios and is particularly used in central Greece and the Ionian Islands. Sound of name Nasos: Na’-sos Female version of … Read More…

Natalia

Natalia is a female Greek Name, used a lot in Greece although not of Greek Origin. The name Natalia is the Greek version of the name Natalie, which comes from the latin words natale domini and it means Christmas Day. … Read More…

Natassa

Natassa is a female Greek name commonly used in Greece. Natassa is one of the main diminutives of the female name Anastasia, which is quite popular in Greece. In the older days, Greeks had the tendency to change their names … Read More…

Nefeli

Nefeli is a female name which has not been very popular in the past. Today, though, as Greeks turn again to ancient Greek names, Nefeli is becoming increasingly popular. Nefeli means cloudy in the Greek language. Its origin is mythological … Read More…

Nektaria

Nektaria is a female Greek name, the female respective of name Nektarios. The name Nektaria also derives from the Greek word nektar. As with Nektarios, the Greek name Nektaria became popular during the late 19th century. Sound of name Nektaria: … Read More…

Nektarios

Nektarios is a male name in Greece, which has been in use since the Christian years. Although its etymology refers to the word νέκταρ (néktar, an ancient Greek word similar to ambrosia, the food of Olympian Gods), the name Nektarios … Read More…

Nestoras

Nestoras is a male Greek name, whose roots are found in the ancient years. Nestoras was the King of Pylos in ancient Greece, and he was known for his wisdom and seriousness. Nestoras took part in the Trojan War and … Read More…

Niki or Nike

Niki or Nike is a female Greek name, the respective female name of name Nikos. In Greek, Nike means victory and it was the name of the flying deity that brought the victory or news for victorious events to people. … Read More…

Nikitas

Nikitas is a male Greek name that derives from the Greek word niki (nike), which means Victory. Nikitas is an ancient Greek name which was also quite popular during the early Christian years. Sound of name Nikitas: Nee-keé-tas Female Version … Read More…

Nikolaos

Nikolaos is one of the most common male Greek names you will find in Greece and abroad. Due to its importance and its association with St Nicholas, one of the most beloved saints in Greece, it is a very popular … Read More…

Nikoleta

Nikoleta is a female Greek name, quite commonly used both in the islands and the mainland. It is the main given name, from which derives the name Niki or Nike. Nikoleta is the female respective name of Nikos or Nikolaos … Read More…

Nikos

Nikos is a very common Greek male name; it derives from the name Nikolaos or Nicholas which means victory of the people, as it comes from the Greek words “nike” (victory) and laos which means people. Sound of name Nikos: … Read More…

Nina

Nina is a female Greek name whose etymology is not known; some people think that it derives from the Spanish word “nina”, which means child. If you meet a woman named Nina you should ask her if that is her … Read More…

Omiros

Omiros is a Greek name that comes from the antiquity. It is an ancient Greek name that derives from the word “omiros”, which means hostage in English. Omiros is not a very common name nowadays, but it is one of … Read More…

Orestiada

Orestiada is a female Greek name, the female respective of name Orestis or Orestes. Orestiada used to be a rather common name in the ancient years, when it was referred to as Orestias. Orestias is a word which means “of … Read More…

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 … Read More…

Ourania

Ourania is a female Greek name, commonly found in many regions in Greece. Ourania comes from the name Ouranos, which means sky. Ourania means heavenly and is the Greek respective name of Urania, as we know it in other Latin … Read More…

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 … Read More…

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 … Read More…

Pandora

Pandora is a female Greek name whose origins are found in the ancient years, and more specifically in the ancient Greek mythology. Pandora is associated with one of the most famous myths, the myth of Pandora’s box. Surprisingly, name Pandora … Read More…

Panikos or Pannikos

Panikos or Pannikos is a male Greek name that derives from the main name Panagiotis. Panikos is a very common name on the island of Cyprus, but not that common in the Greek mainland. Sound of name Panikos: Pa-neé-kos Female … Read More…

Panos

Panos is a common male Greek name, which derives from the name Panagiotis. It used to be very popular among younger guys in the past, but since many men and women tend to keep the full given name today, Panos … Read More…

Panteleimon

Panteleimon is a male Greek name which is not that commonly used in its full form. Panteleimon is the main name from which derives the name Pantelis – its most popular nickname. Sound of name Panteleimon: Pa – nte – … Read More…

Pantelina

Pantelina is a female Greek name, the female respective of name Panteleimon. Pantelina is a name that also became popular during the early Christian years. The male name Panteleimon is a compound word that derives from the words pantes which means … Read More…

Pantelis

Pantelis is a male Greek name which derives from the main name Panteleimon. It is a compound word that derives from the words pantes which means everyone, and eleimon which means merciful. Pantelis or Panteleimon refers to an all compassionate man. … Read More…

Paraskevas

Paraskevas is a male Greek name, deriving from the word paraskevi, which means preparation. Paraskevas is a name found in the early Christian years. An alternative spelling of name Paraskevas is Paraskeuas. Sound of name Paraskevas: Pa-ra-ske-vás Female Version of … Read More…

Paraskevi

Paraskevi is a female Greek name, deriving from the homonym Greek word paraskevi, which means preparation. Paraskevi is a name that was first used  in the early Christian years. An alternative spelling of name Paraskevi is Paraskeui. It is the … Read More…

Paris

Paris is a male Greek name, known from the ancient years, as one of the protagonists of the Trojan War. The meaning of name Paris is not known but it should not be confused with the name of the capital … Read More…

Paschalis

Paschalis is a male Greek name that derives from the word Pascha, which means Easter, therefore, Paschalis is the person relating to Easter. Sound of name Paschalis: Pas-há-lees Female Version of name Paschalis: Paschalia Nameday of Paschalis: Easter Day. The … Read More…

Pavlina

Pavlina is a female name given to children in Greece; it is the female respective name of Pavlos and is the Greek respective name of Pauline. As the male version of the name, Pavlina also originates from the latin word Paulus, … Read More…

Pavlos

Pavlos is a male name for Greek people, although Pavlos is actually a Roman name, originating from the latin word Paulus, which means humble. The name today is used to commemorate Apostle Paul – Pavlos is the Greek respective of … Read More…

Pelagia

Pelagia is a female Greek name which used to be very common in Greece, especially in the Cyclades islands and the Islands of the Ionian Sea. Pelagia comes from the Greek word “pelagos”, which means the “open sea” and therefore … Read More…

Penelope or Pinelopi

Penelope is a female name, used a lot in Greece, both in the mainland and the islands. Its etymology is interesting as it seems that the name Penelope comes from the Greek words Pene (Πηνη in Greek) which means web, … Read More…

Pericles or Periklis

Pericles is a male Greek name whose origins are found in the ancient years. Pericles is a compound word consisting of the words “peri”, which means about, and “kleos”, which means glory. Pericles is thus the man of glory. The … Read More…

Persephone or Persefoni

Persephone or Persefoni is a Greek female name, which is relatively uncommon nowadays. Persephone is an ancient Greek name whose meaning is not known. According to some theories, it is related to the Greek word περθω (pertho), which means “to destroy” and φονη … Read More…

Petrina

Petrina is a Greek female name, the female respective of name Petros. It is less common than its male version, and also comes from the Greek word petra, which means rock. Sound of name Petrina: Pe-tree’-na Male version of name … Read More…

Petros

Petros is a very common Greek male name; it comes from the Aramaic and ancient Greek language and it refers to the word petra that means rock. Petros is the Greek version of name Peter and it is mostly known … Read More…

Petroula

Petroula is a female Greek name with a rather complicated etymology. Some linguists believe that it is a diminutive of the female name Petrina ( female respective of name Petros), while others think that this is actually the female version … Read More…

Phoibe or Foivi

Phoebe or Foivi is a Greek female name whose roots are found in the ancient Greek mythology and poetry. Phoebe is the latinized form of the Greek name Φοιβη (Phoibe), which means “bright, pure” and is the female respective of name … Read More…

Polikseni

Polikseni is a female Greek name which derives from the ancient Greek words poly (which means a lot) and ksenia, which means hospitality. Therefore, Polikseni is the very hospitable woman. Although the name is a compound word made of two … Read More…

Poseidonas or Poseidon

Poseidonas is a male Greek name with its origin in the ancient Greek mythology. The name Poseidonas, or Poseidon in ancient Greek, derives from the words “posis” (which means husband) and “de” which means earth. Therefore, Poseidonas is the man, … Read More…

Poulcheria

Poulcheria is a female Greek name. It is not a very common name, but Poulcheria is relatively popular in the northern regions of the Greek mainland and also among the people who come from Pontus. Sound of name Poulcheria: Pool-che-reé-a … Read More…

Prokopis

Prokopis is a male Greek name which comes from the ancient years. As an ancient Greek name, Prokopis derived from the Greek word προκοπη (prokope) which means “progress, advance”. It is not a very popular name, but you can find many men – … Read More…

Rafail or Raphail

Rafail or Raphail is a Greek male name; it is not a very common name in Greece, as it is mostly found in other parts of Europe, such as Spain or Italy, but in Greece Rafail is the protector saint … Read More…

Rania

Rania is a female Greek name, which derives from the name Ourania. It is a rather common name in Greece, especially once upon a time, when Greeks used nicknames and diminutives more than today.  Name Rania is the Greek version … Read More…

Rea or Rhea

Rea or Rhea is a female Greek name; it is actually an ancient Greek name, quite common in the antiquity due to its significance. Rea or Rhea derives from the Greek word “reo” which means to flow. Sound of name … Read More…

Rena

Rena is a female Greek name which derives from the name Eirini. Rena is the most common dimunitive of Eirini used in Greece and it also derives from the word “eiro” which means “to connect”. Sound of name Rena: Ré-nah … Read More…

Romanos

Romanos is a male Greek name. It is not very common, however you might find some men given the name Romanos especially as a second name – this means that you might meet a man named Alexandros Romanos or Ioannis … Read More…

Roxanni

Roxanni is a Greek female name used in Greece since the antiquity. The Name Roxanni originates from Persia or Bactria; it is actually the Greek form of the name Roshanak which means bright or dawn of the day. There have … Read More…