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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Babis

Babis is a common male name in Greece; it is the main diminutive of name Charalambos or Haralambos. Most men with a given name Haralambos are usually called Babis, despite the overall tendency today to maintain the original name. Sound … Read More…

Christodoulos or Hristodoulos

Christodoulos or Hristodoulos is a male Greek name, associated usually with men of God and Religion. The name Christodoulos is actually a compound word, which consists of the words “Christos” (Christ) and “doulos” (which means servant). Therefore, Christodoulos is the … Read More…

Christoforos or Hristoforos

Christoforos is a male Greek name which appeared in the Early Christian Years. The name means the one who bears Christ, and derives from the words “Christos” (Christ) and “phero” (to bear). The early Christians came up with this name … Read More…

Christos

Christos is a common Greek male name. Although basically associated with the Christian Religion and Christ, the origins of the name lie on the ancient Greek language, since there is the word “hrio” (χρίω) which means “to anoint”. Christ is, … Read More…

Chrysanthos

Chrysanthos or Chrisanthos is a male Greek name which derives from the Greek words “chrysos”  that means gold, and anthos which means bud. Sound of name Chrysanthos: Chreé-ssan-thos Female Version of name Chrysanthos: Chrysanthi Nameday of Chrysanthos: March 19th Origin … Read More…

Damianos

Damianos is a Greek name which derives from the Greek word “damao” which means “to tame”. Damianos is not a very common name, but many people who are close to the Church and are deep believers in Christian religion use … Read More…

David

David is a very well known name popular all over the Christian world. Although not a typical Greek name, David is commonly used in Greece as well. Name David derives from the Hebrew word “dod” meaning “beloved”. Sound of name … Read More…

Dimitrios

Dimitrios is a male name in Greece; it is one of the most common Greek names, quite popular in Northern Greece and mostly in Thessaloniki and nearby areas. Dimitrios is a name deriving from the  female name Demeter (associated with Goddess … Read More…

Dimitris

Dimitris is a very common Greek male name, deriving from name Dimitrios, the Greek version of the name Demetrius. Dimitrios is a name that comes from the female name Demeter (Goddess Dimitra is the most known since the antiquity). Demeter … Read More…

Dimos or Demos

Dimos or Demos is a male Greek name which comes from the ancient years. Dimos in ancient Greek means “people”; this is why we are talking about “democracy”and in modern Greek it also means “municipality”. Sound of name Dimos: Dee-mos … Read More…

Dimosthenis

Dimosthenis is a male Greek name which exists since the ancient years. Name Dimosthenis derives from the words “dimos” which means people and “sthenos” which means power, therefore Dimosthenis means the “vigour of the people”. Sound of name Dimosthenis: Dee-mo-sthé-nees … Read More…

Diogenis

Diogenis is an ancient Greek name which derives from the Greek words Dias and genos, that mean Zeus and birth respectively, therefore, Diogenis is the one who is born by Zeus, by god. Sound of name Diogenis: Deeo-yé-nees Female Version … Read More…

Dionissis

Dionissis is a common male name in Greece, especially popular in the Ionian Islands and most particularly the island of Zakinthos – Zante. Dionissis is a name whose etymology is found at the roots of the ancient Greek language. It … Read More…

Dorotheos

Dorotheos is a male Greek name which derives from the Greek words “doro” and theos” which mean gift and God, respectively. Therefore, Dorotheos means the one who is a gift from God. Sound of name Dorotheos: Do-ró-theos Female Version of … Read More…

Efstathios

Efstathios is a Greek male name which is quite common in the Greek mainland and the islands. Efstathios is a name deriving from a compound Greek word: the word “ef” which means good and the word “stathis” which means the … Read More…

Efthimios

Efthimios is a male Greek name which derives from the Greek word “efthimos” , meaning the one in a good mood. Efthimios is a relatively common name in Greece, especially in the Central Greece and mainland. Sound of name Efthimios: … Read More…

Eftichios

Eftichios is a male Greek name, which derives from the word eftichia, one of the most desired feelings in our life. Eftichia means Happiness, therefore, Eftichios, is the one who bears happiness. It is an ancient Greek Name, although it … Read More…

Eftichis

Eftichis is a male Greek name deriving from the main name Eftichios. As with its main name, Eftichis is also associated with the word “eftichia”, which means happiness. Therefore, Eftichis is the one who bears happiness. Eftichis is an ancient … Read More…

Eleftherios

Eleftherios is a rather common male name. It is one of the Greek names whose origins are a usual subject of controversy among Christians and historians; historians denote that the name Eleftherios and its female respective Eleftheria derive from the … Read More…

Emmanouil

Emmanouil is a male Greek name, deriving from the Hebrew word Immanuel, which means ” God is with us”. The name Immanouil was used as the  foretold name of Messiah in the Old Testament. Emmanouil or Emmanuel in English is … Read More…

Epameinondas

Epameinondas is a male Greek name whose origins are found in ancient Greece. Epameinondas (Επαμεινώνδας in Greek) is an ancient Greek name which derives from the compound words “epi” and “ameinon”, which mean towards and better respectively. Therefore, Epameinondas is … Read More…

Eros or Erotas

Eros or Erotas is not just being in love in Greece; it’s also a male name, which may be not that usual, but you might end up meeting one or two men named Eros in your life. Otherwise, we just … Read More…

Evangelos

Evangelos is a common Greek male  name, which is popular both in the urban centers, islands and rural areas. The name is actually a word that comes from the ancient Greek language. Evangelos was the messenger who brought good news, … Read More…

Faidon

Faidon is a male Greek name which comes from the ancient Greek literature. Faidon is an ancient Greek name that does not have a nameday and is not included in the Greek orthodox Calendar. The name Faidon (Φαίδων in Greek) … Read More…

Fanis

Fanis is male Greek name commonly found in Greece, both in mainland and the islands. Fanis is a male name deriving from the name Theofanis. Fanis comes from the word “fanis” in ancient Greek, which means appearing. Sound of name … Read More…

Filaretos

Filaretos is a male Greek name which derives from the Greek words “filos” and “Areti“, which mean friend and virtue respectively. Therefore, name Filaretos translates to the virtuous and merciful person. Filaretos is not a very common name, but it used … Read More…

Filippos or Philippos

Filippos or Philippos is a male Greek name. It is a compound word consisting from the Greek words “filos”, which means friend, and “ippos”, which means horse. Therefore, Filippos is the friend of horses. Filippos was the name of five … Read More…

Florentios

Florentios is a male name not very common in Greece; its female respective, Florentia, is much more popular. However, name Florentios is more popular among Catholics in Greece. Florentios derives from the latin word “flor” which means flower, therefore, Florention … Read More…

Fokionas

The name Fokionas is a male Greek name from Ancient Greece. Fokionas derives from the Greek word “foki” which means seal, but is also synonymous to the family oriented person. Fokionas is not a very common name in Greece, however … Read More…

Fotis

Fotis is a common male Greek name, which derives from the name Fotios. Both Fotis and Fotios come from the Greek word “fos”, which means light. Therefore, Fotis is the enlightened one. Sound of name Fotis: Fò-tis Female Version of … 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Male Greek Names

Male Greek names are so many and different. In Greece there are male names from the antiquity – some of the ancient Greek male names are truly amazing and interesting – from the Christian tradition, or local Greek customs. As … 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…