Sakis

Sakis is a male Greek name, which is relatively common in Greece. Sakis is the diminutive of a couple male Greek names. The suffix -akis in Greek means “little” or small, so you may find a series of names ending … Read More…

Sappho or Sapfo

Sappho or Sapfo is a female Greek name which is known in Greece since the antiquity. The name Sappho possibly derives from the Greek word σαπφειρος (sappheiros) meaning “sapphire” or “lapis lazuli”. Name Sappho is mostly known due to the famous … Read More…

Savvas

Savvas is a male Greek name that used to be relatively common in Greece. The name Savvas comes from the Hebrew word sava meaning “old man”. According to a second opinion, it derives from the Turkish word “Sava” which means “war”. … Read More…

Savvina

Savvina or Savina is a female Greek name whose origins are found in the Roman history. Name Savvina derives from the Roman name Sabina, which is a cognomen that means Sabines, refering to the people who lived in central Italy … Read More…

Serafeim or Serafim

Serafeim or Serafim is a Greek male name which derives from the Hebrew word seraphim that means ” the fiery one”. The seraphim were according to the Bible an order of angels, described by Isaiah to have six wings each. … Read More…

Serapheim or Serafeim

Serapheim or Serafeim is a male Greek name, whose meaning is rather complicated. Serapheim is the Greek version of the Latin name Seraphinus, which derives from the biblical word seraphim meaning “the fiery ones” in Hebrew. The seraphim were an order of … Read More…

Sergios

Sergios is a  male Greek name whose origins are found in the early Roman years. The name Sergios possibly means “servant” in Latin, but most likely it is of unknown Etruscan origin. Sound of name Sergios: Sé-ryeeos Female version of name … Read More…

Smaragda

Smaragda is a female name in Greece, deriving from the Greek word smaragdi which refers to the precious stone, known in English as emerald. Smaragda is much more common name than its male respective Smaragdos, although for the Greek Orthodox … Read More…

Sokratis or Socrates

Sokratis or Socrates is a male Greek name, known since the antiquity. Name Sokratis derives from the word “sozo” which means “to save” and “kratos” which means “the state”, therefore, Sokratis is the man who saves the state. The Ancient … Read More…

Sophocles

Sophocles is a male name whose origins are found in the ancient years. Sophocles is a compound word, deriving from the words “sophos”, which means clever and skilled, and “kleos”, which means glory and honor. Therefore, Sophocles is the man … Read More…

Sotiria

Sotiria is a female Greek name, the female respective of name Sotirios. Sotiria, as a word, originates from the Greek word sotiria which means salvation. Sound of name Sotiria: So – tee – reé -a Male Version of name Sotiria: … Read More…

Sotirios

Sotirios is a common male Greek name with a vast meaning and importance for the Greek orthodox church and its calendar. Sotirios derives from the Greek word sotirios which means “the saving” or the “savior”. Sound of name Sotirios: So-tee-ree-os … Read More…

Sotiris

Sotiris is a male Greek name, the most common nickname that derives from the main name Sotirios. Sotiris is a quite popular name, especially in certain regions of the mainland and the islands of the Eastern Aegean. Sound of name … Read More…

Spyridoula or Spiridoula

Spiridoula or Spyridoula is a female Greek name, the female respective of name Spiros or Spyros. As with the male name, we are not certain of the etymology of Spyridoula, but according to the tradition it derives from the word … Read More…

Spyros or Spiros

Spyros or Spiros is a Greek male name that comes from the name Spyridon. The etymology of Spyros is not clear, but according to some theories it comes from the word “spiris”, which means coffin. Therefore, Spyros is the person … Read More…

Stamatia

Stamatia is a female Greek name, the female respective of name Stamatis, although not as common and popular. Name Stamatia also derives from the Greek word stamato, which means to stop. Sound of name Stamatia: Sta – ma -teé- a … Read More…

Stamatis

Stamatis is a common male name in Greece which derives from the Greek word “stamato” which means to stop. Stamatis is therefore the person who stops something. The story of this Greek name and its inclusion in the Greek Orthodox … Read More…

Stathis

Stathis is a male Greek name; it is the most common and popular nickname that derives from the name Efstathios. Opposite from the female respective, Efstathia, Efstathios and Stathis are still quite commonly used in Greece. Sound of Name Stathis: … Read More…

Stavros

Stavros is a Greek male name that refers to the word cross which in Greek is spelled the same way but with a different accent. Sound of name Stavross: Sta’-vros Female version of name Stavros: Stavroula Nameday of name Stavros: … Read More…

Stavroula

Stavroula is a Greek female name, the respective name of Stavros that refers to the word cross which in Greek is spelled the same way but with a different accent. Sound of name Stavroula: Sta-vrou’-la Male version of name Stavroula: … Read More…

Stefania

Stefania is a female name given to children in Greece; it is the female respective name of Stefanos and, thus, comes from the Greek word “Stefani” which means garland or crown. Sound of name Stefania: Ste-fa-nee’-a Male Version of name … Read More…

Stefanos

Stefanos is a male Greek name deriving from the Greek word “Stefani” which means crown and garland. Stefanos is a name commonly used in Greece, both in its male and female version (Stefania) and is the Greek respective of name … Read More…

Stelios

Stelios is a male name commonly found in Greece. It is the main variant and nickname of the name Stylianos, which comes from the ancient Greek word stylos which means pillar. Sound of name Stelios: Ste’-lios Female Version of name … Read More…

Stella

Stella is a female name which is found a lot in Greece; it derives from the name Styliani and it is its main nickname. In Greek, the name Styliani comes from the word stylos, which means pillar. It is a … Read More…

Stellina

Stellina is a Greek female name, which is becoming increasingly popular lately, especially in urban areas . Stellina is one of the nicknames of name Styliani. Sound of name Stellina: Stel-lee’-na Male Version of name Stellina: N/A Nameday of name … Read More…

Stergiani

Stergiani is a female Greek name, the female respective of name Stergios. Stergiani also derives from the Greek word “stergo”, which means to take care of or to make stronger. Stergiani is not very common name, and definitely less common … Read More…

Stergios

Stergios is a male Greek name which derives from the Greek word “stergo”, which means to take care of, to show love, affection and commitment, to make something stronger. Stergios is a name that was actually introduced in the early … Read More…

Stylianos

Stylianos is a Greek male name, although not commonly used in its full form. Usually in Greece, males named Stylianos are called with some other diminutives or nicknames, such as Stelios, which is by default the most common one. Sound … Read More…

Takis

Takis is a male Greek name which is rather common in Greece, or at least used to be until recently. Nowadays, Greek people tend to keep their main name and avoid using diminutives or nicknames, as it used to happen … Read More…

Tasia

Tasia is a female name, commonly found in Greece. It is the main nickname deriving from the name Anastasia. Today, most women prefer keeping their full name, but in the past, most women bearing the name Anastasia would change it, … Read More…

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 … Read More…

Tatiana

Tatiana is a female name that is commonly used in Greece, although it is not a typical Greek name. Tatiana is the female version of the name Tatianus or Tatius, a Latin name. The name Tatiana is mostly common in … Read More…

Thalia

Thalia is a female Greek name that derives from the main name Efthalia. Although today it is considered a diminutive, in ancient Greece Thalia was a standalone ancient Greek name. Thalia was attributed to many Greek women, including one of … Read More…

Thalis

Thalis or Thales is a Greek male name, deriving from the Greek ancient word thallo which means to blossom. Thalis is not a very common name in modern Greece, however this name is associated with one of the most important … Read More…

Thanassis

Thanassis is a very common Greek male name; it is a nickname of the name Athanasios, which is not that commonly used in its full form. The name comes from the Greek word “athanatos” and “athanasia” which mean immortal and … Read More…

Thanos

Thanos is a common male Greek name, deriving from the name Athanasios. Thanos is the second most common diminutive of the name Athanasios, after Thanassis. Sound of name Thanos: Thá-nos Female Version of name Thanos: Athanasia Nameday of name Thanos: … Read More…

Theano

Theano is a female Greek name which derives from the Greek word “theos” and “theios” which mean “God” and “divine” respectively. Therefore, Theano means the divine. Theano is an ancient Greek name which has been moderately used in modern language as … Read More…

Theocharis

Theocharis is a male Greek name of ancient origins; the name is a compound word, from the Greek words “theos” which means God, and “chari” which means grace. Theocharis is, thus, the one that has the grace of God. An … Read More…

Theodora

Theodora is a female Greek name, the female respective of the name Theodoros. The name Theodora also has its roots and origins in the ancient years, but became common in the Byzantine Empire, being borne by several empresses including the influential … Read More…

Theodoros

Theodoros is a common male Greek name whose origins are found in the ancient years. Theodoros is a word that derives from the words “theos” (which means God) and “doro” which means gift. Theodoros is, thus, a gift of the … Read More…

Theodosia

Theodosia is a female Greek name; it’s also a compound word deriving from the words Theos, which means God, and dosia (dosis) which means “the giving” or the “gift”. Therefore, Theodosia means a God’s gift.  Name Theodosia was very common … Read More…

Theodosis

Theodosis is a male Greek name, which derives from the Greek words theos and dosis, which mean God and gift respectively; therefore, the name Theodosis means a gift from God. Theodosis is the most commonly used name deriving from name … Read More…

Theofania

Theofania is a Greek female name, the respective of male name Theofanis. Although the name is associated with one of the most important holidays of the Greek Orthodox Church, the name comes from the homonym Greek word theofania, which means … Read More…

Theofanis

Theofanis is a male Greek name; although directly associated with the Orthodox religion its roots and origins are actually ancient Greek. Name Theofanis comes from the Greek words theos (God) and fanis, which means “appearing”. Name Theofanis means the manifestation … Read More…

Theofilos

Theofilos is a male Greek name which derives from the Greek words “theos” and “filos”, that translate to God and friend respectively. Therefore, Theofilos is the friend of God, or the very respectgful man. Sound of name Theofilos: The-ó-fee-los Female … Read More…

Theoni

Theoni is a female Greek name which derives from the Greek word “theos”, which means God and thus, Theoni is considered the “divinely gorgeous”. Name Theoni is much more common compared to its male respective Theonas. Sound of name Theoni: … Read More…

Theonymphi or Theonymfi

Theonymhpi or Theonymfi is a female Greek name, which derives from the Greek words “theos” and “nymphi” which translate to “God” and “nymph” or “bride” respectively. Therefore, Theonymphi is God’s nymph or God’s bride. The name Theonymfi was used in … Read More…

Thiseas or Theseus

Thiseas is an ancient Greek name, known from the Greek mythology. Thiseas derives from the Greek word tithimi, which means “to set”. Thiseas is mostly known as Theseus in English, but the spelling Thiseas is closer to the Greek language and … Read More…

Thodoris

Thodoris is a popular male Greek name deriving from the name Theodoros. It is actually the main nickname that derives from this name; therefore, if you meet a man whose birth name is Theodoros, it is most likely that you … Read More…

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 … Read More…

Tilemachos or Telemachos

Tilemachos or Telemachos is a male Greek name with its roots in Ancient Greece, more specifically in ancient Greek literature and Homer. Tilemachos derives from the Greek words “tile” (tele, τηλε) and “machi” (μάχη), which mean “from far” and “battle”. … Read More…

Titos

Greek name Titos has been in use since the ancient years; the name derives from the Greek word “tio” which means to honor. Titos is, thus, the man who honors the others. The Greek name Titos is associated with the … Read More…

Tolis

Tolis is a male Greek name deriving from the name Apostolos or Apostolis. It is a rather common nickname, although today most Greeks tend to keep their full given name, rather than adopting a nickname or diminutive. Sound of name … Read More…

Triantafyllos

Triantafyllos is a male Greek name which derives from the Greek word “triantafyllo”, which means “rose”. Triantafyllos is not a very common name in many areas in Greece, but it is quite common in the Dodecanese islands. Sound of name … Read More…

Trifonas

Trifonas or Trifon is a male Greek name which derives from the Greek word “tryfi” which means chivalry and gallantry; therefore, the name Trifon means the gallant, the “gentle”. It is an ancient Greek name which became more popular in … Read More…

Valentinos

Valentinos is a male name whose origins are found in the latin language. Valentinos derives from the Latin word valens, which means strong, vigourous, healthy. The name Valentinos (Βαλεντίνος in Greek) is not a typical Greek name, but it’s a Catholic name, therefore … Read More…

Vangelis or Vaggelis

Vangelis or Vaggelis is a male name commonly used in Greece; it is the most common and popular nickname, deriving from name Evangelos. Sound of name Vangelis: Van-gké-lees Female Version of name Vangelis: Vangelio Nameday of name Vangelis: March 25th … Read More…

Varvara

Varvara is a Greek female name mostly used since the early Christian Years. As a word, the name Varvara refers to the Greek word Varvaros which means Barbarian, however the etymology has nothing to do with the name and its … Read More…

Vasileia or Vassilia

Vasileia is a female Greek name which derives from the main female name Vassiliki. Vasileia is also a Greek word which means kingdom and reign. It is not a very popular name nowadays, however, it is still relatively common among … Read More…

Vasilis or Vassilis

Vasilis or Vassilis is a rather commonly found Greek male name; it is the most popular nickname deriving from name Vassilios, which is the Greek name for Basil. The names Vassilis and Vassilios come from the Greek word “vasilefs” (βασιλευς) … Read More…

Vaso or Vasso

Vaso is a female Greek name deriving from the name Vasiliki. Vaso or Vasso is one of the most popular nicknames used by women with the name Vasiliki, the female respective of name Vasilios. Sound of name Vaso: Và- sso … Read More…

Vassia

Vassia is a female Greek name deriving from name Vassiliki. Vassia is not a very common name, but it’s one of the typical nicknames and diminutives of the name Vassiliki. Vassia in Greece is just a female name, opposite from … Read More…

Vassiliki

Vassiliki is a female Greek name, commonly found in Greece. Name Vassiliki is the female respective name of Vassilios; in the Greek language Vassiliki refers to the “royal one”. In religious terms, Vassiliki refers to the Basilica, the type of … Read More…

Vassilios, Vasilios or Vasileios

Vassilios, Vasileios or Vasilios is a male Greek name, the respective of name Basil found in many countries of the Eastern Europe. Vasilios derives from the Greek word vasilefs, which means King and, thus, the name refers to someone “Royal”. … Read More…

Venizelos

Venizelos is a Greek name which is mostly common in Crete. The name Venizelos is written as Benizelos (Βενιζέλος) in Greek and it derives from the Italian words “bene” (which means good)  and  “zelo” (which means interesting). Thus the name … Read More…

Vicky

Vicky is a common Greek name deriving from the name Vassiliki. It is probably the second most common nickname that comes from the name Vassiliki after Vasso, although as we have mentioned in many posts regarding diminutives and nicknames, Greek … Read More…

Violeta

Violeta is a Greek female name whose origins are found in the Latin language. The word violeta refers to the flower Violette, and comes from the latin word viola which characterizes this lovely purplish flower with the small buds. Violeta … Read More…

Virginia

Virginia is a female name from the latin word virgo, which means “maid, virgin”. When hearing the name for the first time, you will think that it’s not Greek. Indeed, Virginia is not a typical Greek name with roots in … Read More…

Vladimiros

Vladimiros is a male Greek name with Slavic roots. It derives from the slavic word volod which means to rule, and mir which means peace. Vladimiros is thus the man who rules with greatness and peace. It is the Greek … Read More…

Vlassis

Vlassis is a male Greek name whose etymology is not exactly known. It is believed that it derives from the word “vlastos” which means shoot, vegetation. Vlassis is the main nickname of the formal Greek name Vlassios. Sound of name … Read More…

Xenophon or Xenofon

Xenophon or Xenofon is an ancient Greek name which derives from the words “ksenos” and “foni”, which mean “foreign” and “voice” respectively. Xenophon is a male Greek name associated with a great ancient Greek historian, but it is used in … Read More…

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 … Read More…

Zacharoula or Zacharenia

Zacharoula or Zacharenia is a female Greek name, the female respective of name Zacharias. Zacharoula or Zacharenia seems to derive from the Greek word zachari, which means sugar. However, the word “zachari” did not exist before the 8th century AD, … Read More…

Zaharias or Zacharias

Zaharias is a male name found in Greece. Zaharias is also spelled Zacharias, with the first attributing best the sound of name in the Greek language. Zaharias comes from the Hebrew name  Zekharyah, which means the God remembers. Opposite to common … Read More…

Zinovia

Zinovia is a Greek female name which means “life of Zeus”. Zinovia derives from the Greek word zeno, a prefix form of the name of God Zeus, combined with bios, which means “life”. So, Zinovia means Zeus’ life. Sound of name Zinovia: … Read More…

Zissis

Zissis is a Greek male name which you can find in many areas of the Greek mainland. Zissis is a name that comes from the Greek word “zissi” which means lifetime. It is not the male respective name of Zoi, … Read More…

Zoi or Zoe

Zoi or Zoe is a female name commonly found in Greece. It is actually one of the most important and significant words in the Greek language, because Zoi means Life, and is an ancient word. Name Zoi is also found … Read More…