Greek Names

 

GIRLS

Acacia

(ə- KAY -shə)
Meaning: thorny
Acantha, Akantha, Accassia, Cacia, Acasha, Acatia

Aglaurous

Amara

(ah – MAH -rah)
Meaning: eternal beauty
Amarantha, Amar, Amairani, Amarah, Amari, Amana

Ambrosia

(am – BRO – zhuh)
Meaning: immortal
Ambrotosa, Amnrosine

Amethyst

(AM – ə – thist)
Meaning: violet gemstone
Amentha, Ame, Ethyste

Amymone

(a – MEM -ə – nee)
Meaning: myth daughther of Danaiis
Amymoni, Amy, Moni

Arcadia

(ahr – KAY – dee – a)
Meaning: powerful bear women, Mountainous region in Greece
Arkadia, Arcaydia

Atalanta

(a – tə- LAN – tə)
Meaning: huntress
Atalanta, Atalante, Atlante, Atlee, Atalaya

Baucis

(BAW – səs)
Meaning: Greek mythology

Beryl

(BER – əl)
Meaning: good luck stones
Beryla, Beryle, Berri, Bery

Bia

(BEE – ah)
Meaning: Goddess of force
Bya, Beeya, Bee

Briseis

(bri – SAY – is)
Meaning: Greek mythology
Brisa, Brisha, Brisia, Briza

Calandra

(kah – LAHN – drə)
Meaning: beautiful one
Calandre, Calandria, Calyndra, Calla, Calli

Calantha

(kə – LAN – thə)
Meaning: lovely blossom
Calanthe

Callie

(KAL – ee)
Meaning: most beautiful
Callista, Cal , Kahli, Kallie, Kallita, Kally, Cahli, Calli, Cally

Calliope

(Kə – LIE – ə – pee)
Meaning: beautiful voice
Kalliope

Callista

(Kə – LIS – tə)
Meaning: most beautiful
Calissa, Calista, Calisto, Calliste, Callisto, Calysta, Kallista

Carissa

(Kə – RIS – ə)
Meaning: beloved
Karessa, Karisa, Karissa

Cassandra

(kə – SAHN – drə)
Meaning: helper of man
Casandra, Kasandra, Cassandrea, Cassaundra, Kasondra

Cassia

(KA – shə)
Meaning: cinnamon
Keziah, Kassia

Celandine

(SEL – ən – deen)
Meaning: a swallow
Celandina

Celosia

(see – LO – zee –  ə)
Meaning: burning

Charis

(KAR – is)
Meaning: grace
 Carrissa, Charissa, Karis

Chloris

(KLOR – is)
Meaning: blooming
Cloris

Cytia

(KLIE – tee – ə)
Meaning: lovely
Clytie

Cybele

(SIB – ə – lee)
Meaning: Greek mythology

Cyma

(SIE – mə)
Meaning: flourish

Daffodil

(DA – fə – dil)
Meaning: springtime yellow flower

Damara

(dah – MAHR – ah)
Meaning: gentle
Damares, Damaris, Damariss

Damiana

(dah – mee – AHN – ə)
Meaning: one who tames or subdues
Damia, Damiane, Damien

Danae

(də – NAY)
Meaning: mythological daughter of Acrisius
Danielle, Danay, Danaye, Danea, Danee, Denae, Denay

Daphne

(DAF – nee)
Meaning: bay tree
Dafne, Daphney

Delphina

(del – FEE – nah)
Meaning: from Delphi
Delphine, Delfina, Delfine, Delphia

Demetria

(de – MEE – tree – ə)
Meaning: goddess of harvest and fertility
Demetra, Demitra, Demitras, Dimetria, Dimitra, Deetra, Demi

Diantha

(die – AN – theə)
Meaning: heavenly flower
Meaning: Dianthe

Dione

(dee – o – NEE); (dee – AHN)
Meaning: Greek mythology
Diona, Diondra, Dionna, Dionne

Disa

(DEE -sə)
Meaning: twice

Dorian

(DOR – ee -ən)
Meaning: of the sea
Dorea, Doria, Doriana, Dorianna, Dorianne

Eriantha

(e -ree – AHN – thə)
Meaning: sweet
Erianthe, Erianthia

Eris

(ER – IS)
Meaning: goddess of discord

Eulalie

(yoo – LAY – lee)
Meaning: sweet spoken
Aulaire, Lala, Lali, Iulalia, Eula, Eulia

Euphemia

(yoo – FEM – ee -ə)
Meaning: well spoken
Eufemia, Euphemie, Effie, Phemie

Eurydice

(ypp – RI – də – see)
Meaning: wife of Orpheus in Greek mythology

Eustacia

(yoo – STAY – shə)
Meaning: fruitful

Euanthe

(e – VAHN – thə)
Meaning: flower

Gaila

(GAY – lə)
Meaning: joyful
Gael, Gail

Galatia

(gal – ə – TEE – ə)
Meaning: white as milk
Galatee, Galatea

Haidee

(HAY – dee)
Meaning: modesty
Haydee

Helena

(he – LE – nah); (hay – LAY – nah)
Meaning: light
Helene, Ileanna, Alyona, Yelena, Halina, Olena

Hemera

(HEE – me – rə)
Meaning: goddess of the day

Hera

(HER – ə)
Meaning: Greek mythology wife of Zeus

Hermione

Hər – MIE – ə -nee)
Meaning: well born
Hermia, Hermandina, Hermandine, Hermina

Hestia

(HES – tee – ə)
Meaning: goddess of hearth and home

Hyades

(HIE – ə – deez)
Meaning: cluster of stars in the Taurus constellation

Ianthe

(YAHN – thə)
Meaning: violet flower
Iolantha, Iolanthe

Ione

(ie – O – nee)
Meaning: amethyst
Iona, Ionessa, Ionia

Isaura

(ee – SAWR – ə)
Meaning: from Isaurus
Isaure

Ismene

(is – MEE – nee); (is – MAY – nay)
Meaning: wise
Ismini

Kaia

(KY – yə)
from the earth

Kallista

(kə – LIS – tə)
Meaning: variation of Callista
Kalista, Kallysta, Kallie

Kassia

(KA – shə)
Meaning: variation of Cassi

Lachesis

(la – KES – is)
Meaning: Greek mythology

Lalia

(LAY – lee – ə)
Meaning: talkative
Lalage

Leandra

(lee – AN – drə)
Meaning: lioness
Leodora, Leoine, Leoline, Leona

Leda

(LEE – də)
Meaning: Greek mythology
Leta, Leyda, Lyda

Lethe

(LEE – thee)
Meaning: forgetfulness
Leitha, Letha, Lethia

Leucothea

(loo – CO – thee – ə)
Meaning: sea nymph
Leucothia

Lyra

(LIE – rə)
Meaning: lyric
Lyrica, Lyris

Mala

(May – ə); (MIE – ə)
Meaning: unknown

Marilis

(mə – RIL -is)
Meaning: flower
Amaryllis

Medea

(mə – DEE – ə)
Meaning: sorceress
Madora, Medora

Medusa

(mə – DOO – sə)
Meaning: sovereign female

Megara

(ME – gə – rə)
Meaning: Greek mythology wife of Hercules
Magaere

Melia

(mə – LEE – ah)
Meaning: sweet

Melina

(mə – LEE – nah)
Meaning: honey

Melita

(mə – LEE – tah)
Meaning: honey

Nadia

(NIE – də); (NAY – də)
Meaning: water nymph
Naia, Naiadia

Narcissa

(nar -SIS – ə)
Meaning: daffodil
Narcisa, Narkissa

Nerissa

(ne – RIS – ə)
Meaning: from the sea

Niobe

(nie – O – bee)
Meaning: fern

Oceana

(OSH – nə)
Meaning: feminine form of Oceanus

Omphale

(OM – fə – lee)
Meaning: legendary queen of Lydia

Ophelia

(o – FEEL – yə)
Meaning: help
Ophelie, Ofelia

Pallas

(PAL – əs)
Meaning: another name for Athena goddess of wisdom

Pandora

(pan – DOR – ə)
Meaning: all gifted

Penelope

(pə – NEL – o – pee)
Meaning: Greek mythology wife of Odysseus
Penelopa, Pennelope, Penny, Pennie

Penthesilea

(pen – thə – sil – EE – ə)
Meaning: Amazon queen

Peony

(PEE – ə – nee)
Meaning: flower
Paionia, Paion

Persephone

(pər – SEF – ə – nee)
Meaning: goddess of the underworld
Persephonie

Petra

(PET – rə)
Meaning: rock
Pierrette, Pietra, Petronella, Parnella, Petrina

Philomela

(fi – lə – MEE – lə)
Meaning: nightingale
Philomel, Philomene, Filomena, Filomina

Phaedra

(FAY – drə)
Meaning:bright

Phoebe

(FEE – bee)
Meaning: sparkling
Pheobe, Phebe

Phoenix

(FEE – niks)
Meaning: dark red

Phyllis

(FIL – is)
Meaning: green
Philis, Phillis, Phylis

Prunella

(proo – NEL – ə)
Meaning: Plume
Prune, Prunelle, Prunellia

Rhea

(REE – ə)
Meaning: brook or stream

Scylla

(SIE – lə)
Meaning: nymph, sea monster

Semele

(SE – mə – lee)
Meaning: Greek mythology mother of Dionysus

Sophronia

(so – FRO – nee – ə)
Meaning: sensible
Sofronia, Fronia

Telea

(tehl – lee – ah)
Meaning: perfection
Teleia

Thaddea

(THAD – ee – ə)
Meaning: uncertain
Thaddia

Thais

(TAH – ees); (THA – ees)
Meaning: beloved
Taisiya, Thaisisa, Thaisis

Thalasaa

(tha – LAHS – ə)
Meaning: the sea

Thea

(THEE – ə)
Meaning: goddess
Teah, Tia, Tiah, Tea

Urania

(yə – RAY – nee – ə)
Meaning: muse of astronomy
Urainia

Xanthe

(ex – AHN – thə); (ZAHN – thə)
Meaning: golden
Xantha, Xanthia, Zanthe

Xyleena

(zie – LEE – nə)
Meaning: lives in the forest
Xylia, Xyliana, Xylina, Zylina

Zenaida

(zə – NAY – də)
Meaning: white dove
Zinaida, Zenaide, Zina, Zionchka

Zenobia

(zə – NO – bee -ə)
Meaning: sign
Cenobia, Senobia, Zinovia, Zena

Zeta

(ZAY -tə)
Meaning: born last

Zoe

(ZO – ee)
Meaning: energy
Zoya, Zoyechka, Zoel

 

BOYS

Actaeon

(ak – TEE – ən)
Meaning: from Attica
Actaeonis, Acteon

Cyprian

(SIP – ree -ən)
Meaning: from Cyprus
Cipriano

Endymion

(en – DIM – ee – ən)
Meaning: handsome youth

Hyacinth

(HIE – ə sinth)
Meaning: purple flower

Hyperion

(hie – PEER – ee – ən)
Meaning: he who goes before the sun

Iasion

(ie – A – zhe – ən); (ie – A – see – ən)
Meaning: Greek mythology
Iasius

Icarius

(ie – KA – ree – əs)
Meaning: Greek mythology
Icarus, Iceios

Idomeneus

ie – DOM – en – oos)
Meaning: leader

Ilias

(ee – LEE – əhs)
Meaning: the lord is my god
Elijah

Isidore

(IZ – i – dor)
Meaning: gift of Isis
Isadoro, Isidoro, Isidro

Ixion

(IKS – ee – ahn)
Meaning: Greek mythology

Jeno

(YEH – no)
Meaning: variation of Eugene

Korudon

(ko – ROO – dun)
Meaning: helmeted

Ladon

(LAY – dən)
Meaning: dragon of the Hera

Laertes

(lay – ER – tees)
Meaning: Greek mythology

Lauis

(LAY – əs)
Meaning: Greek mythology

Laocoon

(lay – AH – Kə – wahn)
Meaning: Greek mythology

Laomedon

(lay – AHM – i – den)
Meaning: mythological father

Leander

(lee -AN – dər)
Meaning: Lion – man
Leandre, Liander, Liandro

Leonidas

(lee – o – NIE -dəs)
Meaning: Lion
Leonides, Leonid, Lyonya, Leonid, Leontis

Lycaon

(lie – KAY – ən)
Meaning: king of Arcadia

Lycomedes

(lie – ko – MEE – deez)
Meaning: a king from the island of Scyros

Lysander

(lie – SAN – der)
Meaning: liberator
Lisandro

Menelaus

(me – nə – LAY – əs)
Meaning: legend

Neleus

(NEE – loos)
Meaning: Greek mythology

Nestor

(NES – tor)
Meaning: traveler
Nestorio

Oceanus

(o – SEE – ə – nəs)
Meaning: Greek mythology

Oeneus

(EE – nee – əs); (EEN – yoos)
Meaning: mythology

Parthenios

(par – THEE – nee – əs)
Meaning: virgin

Patroclus

(pa – TRO – cləs)
Meaning: Greek mythology

Phaeton

(FAY – ə – thən)
Meaning: shinning one

Phoenix

(FEE – niks)
Meaning: dark red

Phorcys

(FOR – sis)
Meaning: a sea god

Poseidon

(po – SIE – dən)
Meaning: god of the sea

Priam

(PRIE – əm)
Meaning: Greek mythology

Prometheus

(pro – MEE – thee – əs)
Meaning: Greek mythology

Proteus

(PRO – tee – əs)
Meaning: a sea god

Rhodes

(RODS)
Meaning: where roses grow
Rodas, Rodes

Telamon

(TE – lə – mahn)
Meaning: Greek mythology

Theron

(THER – ən)
Meaning: hunter
Therron

Xanthus

(ZAN – thəs)
Meaning: golden hared

Xylon

(ZIE – lən)
Meaning: from the forest

Ysidro

(ee – SEE – dro)
Meaning: variation of Isidore

Zale

(ZAYL)
Meaning: power of the sea
Zail, Zalie, Zayl, Zayle

Zante

(ZAHN – tay)
Meaning: the island
Zarad

Zelotes

(ze – LO – teez)
Meaning: name give to Simon, one of the apostles
Zealots

Zenon

(ZE – nawn)
Meaning: from the name Zeus
Zeno, Cenon, Senon, Zeno