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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Cassandra or Kassandra

Cassandra or Kassandra is a female Greek name that derives from the Greek words kekasmai that means “to shine” and aner which means a “man” ( and in the genitive becomes andros). Therefore Cassandra means the one who shines upon … Read More…

Chrisanthi or Chrysanthi

Chrisanthi or Chrysanthi is a female Greek name, the respective of name Chrisanthos. Chrysanthi also derives from the Greek words “chrysos” (χρυσός) and “anthi” (άνθη), which mean gold and flowers respectively. The Greek spelling of Chrysanthi is Χρυσάνθη (the Greek … Read More…

Christina

Christina is a female Greek name, commonly found in all corners of the country, both in the islands and the mainland. Christina is the female respective of name Christos and the Greek version of the name Christine, found in many … Read More…

Dafni or Daphne

Dafni or Daphne is a female Greek name whose origins are found in the ancient Greek mythology. Dafni means “laurel” in Greek and it has been used since the antiquity. It became a popular name in the English speaking world … Read More…

Danai

Danai is a female Greek name, whose roots are found in the very same origins of the Greek nation as well. Danai comes from the Greek word “Danaoi”, the one of the three tribes that compound the Greek nation in … Read More…

Despoina

Despoina is one of the most beloved female Greek names. Despoina (or Despina)  is also considered somehow “sacred” because it refers to Virgin Mary, as we will explain further on. Despoina in Greek means “lady” and comes from the verb … Read More…

Dimitra

Dimitra is a Greek female name that appeared in the ancient years, as the most known woman bearing this name was godess Demeter, Dimitra in Greek. The word Demeter derives from the Greek words Gi (Gaia) and Mitra (Mother). The … Read More…

Dimitroula

Dimitroula is a female Greek name; it is a cute and tender version of the name Dimitra, one of its main nicknames. Dimitroula is a name used to call a small girl or a woman in a more playful way. … Read More…

Dionissia

Dionissia is a Greek female name, the female respective of name Dionissis. Its roots are also found in God Dionissos of the Ancient Greek mythology, the God of wine and fertility. Dionissia is less common name than Dionissis, although quite … Read More…

Dorothea

Dorothea is a female Greek name which derives from the Greek words “doro” which means gift and “theos” which means God. Dorothea is, thus, God’s gift. Sound of name Dorothea: Do-ro-thé-a Male Version of name Dorothea: Dorotheos Nameday of Dorothea: … Read More…

Effrosyni or Efrosyni

Effrosyni or Efrosyni is a female Greek name which derives from the Greek word “effraino” which means “to bring joy” or “to please”. Therefore, Effrosyni is the woman who pleases and brings happiness and joy to the hearts of people. … Read More…

Efimia

Efimia is a female Greek name which is not that common today, but was vastly used during the second half of the 20th century. Efimia in Greek is also spelled Eufimia, and derives from the Greek words ef (which means … Read More…

Efstathia

Efstathia is a female Greek name, the female respective of name Efstathios. Efstathia also comes from the Greek word ef-sthatis and means stable and strong. Efstathia used to be more common in the past, however, it is still popular especially … Read More…

Efterpi or Euterpe

Efterpi or Euterpe is a female Greek name from the words “ef” and “terpo”, which mean “good” and “give pleasure”. Therefore, Efterpi is the one who gives great pleasure to the others. Efterpe is an ancient Greek name found in … Read More…

Efthalia

Efthalia is a female Greek name, which derives from the Greek words “ef” and “thalo”, which mean good and blossom respectively. Therefore, Efthalia means the rich and blooming one. Name Efthalia is not as common as it used to be … Read More…

Efthimia

Efthimia is a female Greek name, the female respective of name Efthimios. Efthimia also derives from a Greek noun, the word “efthimia“, which means the good mood. The name Efthimia is also relatively common in Greece, especially in the mainland … Read More…

Eftichia

Eftichia is a female name in Greece; its etymology reveals its importance for the human life. Eftichia in Greek means happiness, therefore it is one of the well loved Greek names. Eftichia is the female respective of the male name … Read More…

Eirini

Eirini is a popular Greek female name, whose origins are found in Ancient Greece. Irene or Eirini as it is written in Greek, comes from the ancient Greek word “eiro” which means “to connect”. Eirini in Greek means peace (ειρήνη). … Read More…

Eleftheria

Eleftheria is a common Greek female name; it is one of the names whose origins are the subject of some sort of dispute among Christians and historians, as the latter suggest that the name Eleftheria and its male respective Eleftherios … Read More…

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 … Read More…

Elena

Elena is a rather common female name, one of the main nicknames that come from the name Eleni. Eleni is among the most popular names in Greece. Both Elena and Eleni are used in Greece and Cyprus, however, name Elena … Read More…

Eleni

Eleni is a very common female Greek Name, popular both in Greece and Cyprus. The name Eleni has a long and interesting history, as it dates back to the antiquity. Eleni in Ancient Greece was a synonym of the “shining” … Read More…

Elissavet

Elissavet is a female name used a lot in Greece, despite the fact that it is actually a foreign name. Elissavet is the Greek respective of Elizabeth and comes from the Hebrew word Eliseva which means “dedicated to God”. Sound … Read More…

Eliza

Eliza is a female Greek name that derives from the main name Elissavet. Eliza is a name that was not common in Greece in the older days, but started becoming more popular towards the 80s and 90s, opposite from many … Read More…

Elli, Elle or Helle

Elli is a female Greek name whose origins are found in the ancient years. Although there is no much information on the etymology of the name Elli, it is considered that it derives from the word “Ellin”, which means Greek. … Read More…

Elpida

Elpida is a common Female name in Greece. Its origins date back to the antiquity. Elpida in both ancient and modern Greek means hope. Sound of Name Elpida: El-pi’-da Male Version of Name Elpida: N/A Nameday of name Elpida: September … Read More…

Emanouella or Emmanouella

Emanouella or Emmanouella is a Greek female name, the Greek respective of name Emmanouil. It also derives from the Hebrew word Immanouel and is celebrated by the Greek Orthodox Church on December 25th and 26th, as its male version. Emanouella … Read More…

Erasmia

Erasmia is a female Greek name, whose origins are found in Ancient Greece. Erasmia derived from Greek word ερασμιος (erasmios) meaning “beloved”. Sound of name Erasmios: E-ra-smeé-a Male Version of Erasmia: Erasmos Nameday of Erasmia: September 1st Origin of name Erasmia – … Read More…

Erato

Erato is an ancient female Greek name, which derives from the verb “ero” which means to love. Erato means “lovely” in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the 9 Muses, the muse of lyric poetry. The name Erato is … Read More…

Ermioni

Ermioni is a female Greek name which derives from the Greek word “ermionis”, which means “gorgeous as God Hermes”. Hermione is the Latin version of Ermioni. Ermioni is an ancient Greek name which was used also in the early Christian … Read More…

Ermioni or Hermione

Ermioni or Hermione is a female Greek name which originates from the ancient years. The name Ermioni derives from the name Ermis and means ” the one who carries the beauty of Ermis”. Sound of name Ermioni: Er-mee-ó-neeh Male Version … Read More…

Eugenia or Evgenia

Eugenia or Evgenia is a female Greek name that derives from the Greek word Greek word ευγενης (evgenes) meaning “well born”. It is composed of the elements ευ “good, well” and γενoς (genes) “born”. The name Evgenia is the Greek version of the … Read More…

Evangelia

Evangelia is a rather popular female name in Greece, the female respective of name Evangelos. Similar to Evangelos, name Evangelia also refers to the messenger of good news and is associated with the Annunciation of Virgin Mary. Sound of Name … Read More…

Evanthia

Evanthia is a female Greek name, whose origins are found in Ancient Greece, but it was used more during the early Christian years. The name Evanthia derives from the words “ev” and “anthos” which mean nice and rosebud, therefore Evanthia … Read More…

Evdokia

Evdokia is a female Greek name which derives from the Greek words ev (ευ) that means good and doko (δοκώ), which means to think. Therefore, Evdokia means the one with the good thinking, or the one that seems well. Evdokia … Read More…

Evdoksia or Evdoxia

Evdoksia or Evdoxia is a female Greek name which derives from the Greek words “Ev” and “doksa”, that mean good and fame respectively; therefore, Evdoxia is the one who has a “good name”, the “reputable ” one. Sound of name … Read More…

Evlampia

Evlampia is a female Greek name, which is not that common today. Evlampia derives from the Greek words “ev” and “lampo” which mean “good” and “shine”, therefore the name translates to the “all shiny”. Sound of name Evlampia: E-la-mpeé-a Male … Read More…

Faidra

Faidra is a female name becoming increasingly popular in Greece, despite the fact that it has been a very popular name in the antiquity. Faidra is a name that comes from the Greek word faidros, which means happy and funny, … Read More…

Fani

Fani is a female Greek name, deriving from the name Theofania. Both Fani and Theofania are associated with the manifestation of God, as the word ‘theofania” in ancient Greek refers to the appearance of god to man. Fani is the … Read More…

Female Greek Names

If you have been to Greece at least once, you have probably figured out already which are the most common Female Greek names. You have met at least two Marias – or even more – you have had coffee with … Read More…

Filareti

Filareti is a female Greek name, the female respective of name Filaretos. Filareti also derives from the words filos and areti, which mean friend and virtue, therefore Filareti refers to the virtuous woman. Filareti is a little more common name … Read More…

Filio or Filia

Filio or Filia is a common Greek female name; it is one of the most popular diminutives of name Theofili, the female respective of Theofilos. Filio is a name that derives from the Greek word “filia” which means friendship. Sound … Read More…

Flora

Flora is a female Greek name whose origins are found in Latin; flora is a word deriving from the Latin word flos, which means flower. Although Flora is a relatively common name in Greece, its male respective “Floros” is rather … Read More…

Florentia

Florentia is a female Greek name relatively popular in the western parts of the country, especially the Ionian Islands. Opposite from its male respective, Florentia is more common. It also derives from the latin word flos-floris which means flower. Florentia … Read More…

Fotoula

Fotoula is a female Greek name deriving from the name Foteini. Fotoula is a nickname used for small girls  because it’s a cute and tender way to call them when they are very young, but you can find many Greek … Read More…

Fryni

Fryni is an ancient Greek name, a very famous female name throughout the centuries. The ancient name Fryni derives from the small animal “frynos”, which is the toad in English. Sound of name Fryni: Freé-nee Male Version of name Fryni:N/A … Read More…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…