Achilleas

Achilleas is a male Greek name that is known since the ancient years. Achilleas comes from the  Greek word αχος (achos), which means pain. A second explanation is that it comes from the name of the Achelous River, meaning an embodiment … Read More…

Adam

Adam is a male name which is not common in Greece in this form; however, its diminutives, nicknames and product names are more popular and common. Adam is the Hebrew word for the man. It derives either from the Hebrew … Read More…

Adonis

Adonis is a male Greek name which is related to many deities in different religions. Adonis was actually a Phoenician God, but he is mostly known as the gorgeous man who was the favorite of Goddess Aphrodite. The name Adonis … Read More…

Adriani or Andriani

Adriani or Andriani is a female Greek name, the female respective of name Adrianos. Adriani also derives from the Latin word Hadria. Sound of name Adriani: A-three-a-neé Male Version of name Adriani: Adrianos Nameday of Adriani: August 26th Origin of … Read More…

Adrianos or Andrianos

Adrianos or Andrianos is a male Greek name, whose roots are found in the ancient Roman history. Adrianos derives from the phrase “cognomen Hadrianus”, which refers to the Latin city Hadria in northern Italy. Sound of name Adrianos: An-three-ah-nós Female … Read More…

Afroditi or Aphrodite

Afroditi or Aphrodite is a female Greek name, whose origins are found in ancient Greece. Afroditi was the Greek Goddess of love and eros, also known as Venus, which is her Roman name.  Her name reveals the way she was … Read More…

Agapi

Agapi is a lovely, female Greek name that means “Love”. The same word is used in the Modern Greek Language to express the feeling of “love” or “affection” among friends, family and lovers, but it’s different than the word “eros”. … Read More…

Agapios

Agapios is a Greek male name, which is not very popular nowadays, but used to be quite common a few decades ago. Name Agapios is quite common in North-Eastern Greece and in areas where Pontic people live, since it was … Read More…

Agathi

Agathi is a female Greek name, one of those that used to be very common in the past but reducing as time goes by. Agathi in Greek is also a feminine adjective and comes from the word “agathos” that means … Read More…

Aggela

Aggela is a Greek female name, deriving from the name Aggeliki. It is a name given to children mostly in the Northern areas of the Greek mainland, although it is not uncommon to find it elsewhere as well. Deriving from … Read More…

Aggeliki or Angeliki

Aggeliki or Angeliki is a very popular female Greek name, deriving from the ancient Greek word “aggelos” which means messenger. In Modern Greek, though, the noun refers to “Angels”, and Greeks rarely use it with its initial meaning. The female … Read More…

Aggelos or Angelos

Aggelos or Angelos is a popular male Greek name, deriving from the homonym word “aggelos” which in ancient Greek was referring to the messenger. Today, the same word is used as a noun, referring to the angel. Sound of Aggelos: … Read More…

Agisilaos

Agisilaos is a male Greek name which originates from Ancient Greece. The ancient Greek name Agisilaos derives from the combination of words “ago” and “laos”, which mean “to lead” and “people” respectively. Therefore, Agisilaos is the ruler, the man who … Read More…

Aglaia

Aglaia is a female Greek name, dating back to ancient Greece and its mythology. The name Aglaia is not used in any other form in the language, although in ancient Greek it also referred to the “Gorgeous and Shining”. Sound … Read More…

Agni

Agni or Agne is a female Greek Name, quite common in the past. Agni comes from the greek adjective αγνός (agnos), which means pure, clean, chaste, unspoilt. Agni is the feminine gender of the adjective and is used as name … Read More…

Aikaterini or Ekaterini

Aikaterini or Ekaterini or is a common Greek female name. It is rarely used in its full form, as it is one of the female names that feature a great deal of different nicknames and diminutives. The origin and history … Read More…

Aimilia or Emilia

Aimilia or Emilia is a female Greek name, the female respective of name Aimilios. Same as the male version, Aimilia is a name that derives from the Roman word “aemulus” which means rival. Aimilia is a bit more common compared … Read More…

Aimilios or Emilios

Aimilios or Emilios is a male name that used to be quite common in some Greek islands. This happened because of the Roman origin of the name Aimilios and the fact that in certain Greek islands, like Syros, the vast … Read More…

Aleka

Aleka is a commonly used female name in Greece, deriving from the name Alexandra. It is the female respective name of Alekos and both are given to Greek children both in the mainland and the islands of Greece. Since Aleka … Read More…

Alekos

Alekos is a male Greek name, deriving from the name Alexandros. Opposite from Alexandros that is found in many other languages in different forms, such as Alexander, Aleksandar and more, Alekos is a name used only in Greece and Cyprus. … Read More…

Alexandra

Alexandra is a female Greek name, the female version of name Alexandros. Alexandra is a rather common name both in Greece and abroad and a rather historical name, associated with Alexander the Great. The word Alexandra is a compound word, … Read More…

Alexandros

Alexandros is a very common male name in Greece, found in both mainland and the islands. It is a compound word, deriving from the words “alexo” and “Andros”, which, in ancient Greek, mean “hold off” and “of man” respectively. The … Read More…

Alexia

Alexia is a female name used in Greece, the respective of name Alexios. Same as with the male version of the name, many people believe that Alexia derives from name Aleksandra, but in fact Alexia is also a totally different … Read More…

Alexios

Alexios is a common male name in Greece, a derivative of name Alexis, which is the most popular and commonly used version of the name Alexios. There is a common belief that name Alexios comes from the name Alexandros, however, … Read More…

Aliki

Aliki is a female Greek name whose origins are rather complicated. The name Aliki comes from the Germanic name Alisia, Alix or Adalheidis. Since the name Aliki is associated with the name Alisia and Alix, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates … Read More…

Alkestis

Alkestis is a female Greek name, whose origins are found in the ancient Greek language and literature. It is not a very common name, although in urban centers you will definitely find it among the relatively common Ancient Greek names … Read More…

Alkinoos

Alkinoos is a male Greek name whose origins are found in Ancient Greece. The name Alkinoos derives from the words “alki” and “nous”, which mean strong and mind respectively. Therefore, Alkinoos is the one with the mighty mind. Sound of … Read More…

Alkis

Alkis is a male Greek name which comes from the ancient years. If you meet a man named Alkis, it means that his main name is either Alkiviadis or Alkinoos. In Greek it is easier to understand the difference, because … Read More…

Alkiviadis

Alkiviadis is a male Greek name whose origins are found in the Ancient years. In fact, the Ancient Greek name Alkiviadis reminds us of one of the most known Athenian politicians who raised controversy around his name and his actions. … Read More…

Alkmini

Alkmini is a female Greek name, which originates from Ancient Greece, from Alcmene (mother of Hercules). The name Alkmini derives from the Greek words “alki” and “meni”, which meean “much” and “moon” respectively; therefore Alkmini is the all shiny. Sound … Read More…

Amalia

Amalia is a female Greek name, whose roots are not very clear in the Greek language. We do know that Amalia derives from the Germanic name Amala, which begins with the element amal meaning “work”, but we do not know how exactly  it … Read More…

Amaryllis

Amaryllis is a female Greek name and the name of the homonym flower “amaryllis”. Amaryllis derived from Greek word amarysso, which means “to sparkle”. Sound of name Amaryllis: Ah-ma-ree-leéss Male Version of name Amaryllis: N/A Nameday of Amaryllis: Ν/Α Origin of name … Read More…

Anastasia

Anastasia is a common female name in Greece; its etymology refers to the Greek word “anastasi”, which means resurrection. Anastasia is a popular name in all Eastern European Countries, especially Greece, Russia, and other Slavic or Eastern Christian Countries in … Read More…

Anastasios

Anastasios is a male Greek name, which means “resurrection”. The name Anastasios derives from the Greek word anastasis, which literally means “standing up” and “resurrection”. Anastasios is a rather common male name in Greece. Sound of name Anastasios: A-na-stá-see-os Female Version … Read More…

Andreas

Andreas is a male name that is rather popular in Greece, especially in this original form. The name derives from the genitive of the ancient Greek word “anir” (Andros in Genitive) which means man. Andreas is the Greek respective of … Read More…

Andriana

Andriana is a female Greek name, the female respective of name Andreas. Opposite to common belief, name Andriana is not a compound name (from Andrea and Anna). Name Andriana is the Greek equivalent of name Adriana used in Latin based … Read More…

Andromachi or Andromahi

Andromachi or Andromahi is a female name that originates from the ancient years. In fact, the ancient Greek name Andromachi is a compound word and derives from the words “machi” which means battle and “andros” which means “of a man”. … Read More…

Androniki

Androniki is a female Greek name which derives from the Greek words andros and niki, which mean “of the man” and “victory” respectively. Hence, Androniki means the victory of a man, or the victorious man. Androniki is an ancient Greek … Read More…

Andronikos

Andronikos is a male Greek name, which derives from the words “andros” (of the man) and “niki” (victory). Andronikos is an ancient Greek name, which means victorious. It is the male respective of name Androniki. Sound of name Andronikos: A-ndró-nee-kos … Read More…

Angela

Angela is a well known female Greek name, deriving from the main name Aggeliki or Angeliki, which also derives from the ancient Greek word “aggelos” which means messenger. Angela is not exactly a Greek name, but rather an adopted Greek … Read More…

Anna

Anna is a very common Greek female name; the name itself is used in all western languages and religions of the world, although there are minor differences in spelling. Anna is the latin version of the Hebrew name Hannah and … Read More…

Annita

Annita is a  female name which derives from the Spanish name Juanita and means Ioanna! It is rather complicated but despite its roots, Annita is used in Greece although it is a relatively rare but lovely female name. In Greece … Read More…

Anthimos

Anthimos is a male Greek name which derives from the Greek word “anthos” which means flower. Anthimos is not a very common name among people in Greece, but it’s a rather common name among priests and religious followers. Sound of … Read More…

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-, … Read More…

Antonia

Antonia is a female Greek name, which is commonly used in the islands of the Ionian Sea and Western Greece and is less common in other areas of the country. Antonia is the female respective of name Antonis. The etymology … Read More…

Antonis

Antonis is a Greek male name commonly used throughout the country. Antonis comes from the name Antonios, which is the Greek respective of Anthony. The etymology of name Antonis is quite interesting, as there are two predominant versions of the … Read More…

Apollon or Apollonas

Apollon or Apollonas is a male Greek name whose roots are found in the ancient years. Apollon derives from the word apollymi which means “to destroy”. The name Apollon is an ancient Greek name, the name of God Apollo. Sound of name … Read More…

Apostolia

Apostolia is a female Greek name, the female respective of name Apostolis. It is not as common as the male name. Its origins are also found in the ancient Greek language, since its roots are associated with the word apostello, … Read More…

Apostolis

Apostolis is a male Greek name deriving from the name Apostolos. There is a slight dispute on whether name Apostolos is the main given name and Apostolis a nickname and altered version, or vice versa. In most cases though name … Read More…

Apostolos

Apostolos is a male Greek name, originating from the ancient years. Apostolos is a Greek word which means apostle, or messenger, deriving from the verb “apostello” which means “to send”. In the ancient years, the word Apostolos was not used … Read More…

Areti

Areti is a female Greek name which derives from the Greek word “areti” which means virtue. Areti is an ancient Greek name but became more popular later, during the early Christian years due to its meaning. Sound of name Areti: … Read More…

Argiris or Argyris

Argiris or Argyris is a common male name in Greece, the respective name of Argiro. Name Argiris comes from the Greek word argiros, which means silver, or item of value. Sound of name Argiris: Ar-geé-rees Male Version of name Argiris: … Read More…

Argiro

Argiro is a female name given to children in mostly in the mainland in Greece. The name Argiro comes from the Greek word argiros which means silver. Argiro means “of the money” or of value. Sound of name Argiro: Ar-gee-ro’ … Read More…

Ariadni

Ariadni is a female Greek name, whose origins are found in Ancient Greece. The ancient Greek name Ariadni (Ariadne, Αριάδνη in Greek) derives from the combination of words “ari” which means “a lot” and “adni” which is the same as … Read More…

Aris

Aris is a common Greek male name, whose origins are traced back in ancient Greek Mythology. The name Aris is associated with the ancient Greek word “are” which refers to ruin and bane. In Dorian dialect the same word “ara” … Read More…

Aristarchos

Aristarchos is a male Greek name coming from the Greek words “aristos” (best) and “archi” (source, origin). Aristarchos is the name of a famous ancient Greek astronomer and mathematician. Sound of name Aristarchos: A-reé-sta-rchos Female Version of name Aristarchos:  N/A … Read More…

Aristotelis or Aristoteles

Aristotelis or Aristoteles is a famous male Greek name; it is the Greek name of Aristotle, as it is mostly known in the Latin based languages. Name Aristotelis is an ancient Greek name, and it means “the one with a … Read More…

Asimina

Asimina is a female Greek name which used to be quite popular in Greece. It derives from the Greek word “asimi”, which means silver in English. Asimina is a name that was not in used during the ancient years, although … Read More…

Aspa

Aspa is a female Greek name, the most common diminutive of name Aspasia. Same as with name Aspasia, Aspa refers to the ancient Greek word “aspasios” which means “welcome”. Sound of name Aspa: Á – spa Male Version of name … Read More…

Aspasia

Aspasia is a Greek female name, whose origins are found in the ancient years. Aspasia derives from the ancient Greek Word “aspasios” which means welcome. Sound of name Aspasia: A-spa-see’a Male Version of name Aspasia: Aspasios (not in use) Nameday … Read More…

Athanasia

Athanasia is a Greek female name, the respective of  name Athanasios. Name Athanasia is not that commonly used in its full form. The name comes from the Greek word “athanatos” and “athanasia” which mean immortal and immortality respectively. Sound of … Read More…

Athanasios

Athanasios or Athanassios is a popular Greek male name, found in both the islands and the Greek mainland. According to statistics, though, it is much more common in the Greek mainland, and more particularly in Central Greece. Athanasios is the … Read More…

Athina or Athena

Athina or Athena is a female Greek name whose origins are found in Ancient Greece. The meaning of the name Athina is not known, although there is a theory about it. According to this theory the name comes from the … Read More…

Avgi

Avgi is a female Greek name which derives from the homonym Greek word avgi which means the “dawn” or metaphorically the new beginning. Avgi is an ancient Greek name and is associated with Auge, the mother of Telephus and one … Read More…

Avra or Aura

Avra or Aura  is a a female Greek name whose origins are found in the ancient Greek mythology. The name Avra derives from the Greek word aura (breeze). Sound of name Avra: Áv-ra Male version of name Avra: N/A Nameday of … Read More…

Famous Greeks named Anna

How many famous Greeks named Anna can you think of? Although Anna is a relatively common female name in Greece, there are not so many famous Greeks named Anna – at least not as many as you would probably expect. … Read More…