Gorgeous Greek Baby Names for Girls and Boys

Michele Meleen
Greek Baby Names

Traditionally, Greek baby names came from the child's grandparents. Today, many parents love the sounds and meanings associated with Greek-inspired names for baby girls and baby boys.

Modern Greek Names

Modern parents looking for Greek baby names are opting for preferred names and meanings over the tradition of naming babies after their grandparents. Check out what names are currently popular in Greece and Greek names trending around the world for inspiration on modern baby names.

Popular Greek Boy Names

Name: Pronunciation: Meaning:
Alexander
(Αλεξανδρος)
a-LE-ksan-dhr Defending men
Christos
( Χρηστος)
Chreé-stos Anointed
Constantine
(Κωνσταντινος)
kon-stahn-DEE-n Constant
Dimitris
(Δημητρης)
Di-mi'-tris Devoted to
Demeter
Luca
(Λουκας)
LOUK-ah From Lucania
Nikias
(Νικιας)
nik-i-as Victory
Yiorgos
(Γιωργος)
Yi-o-rgos Farmer

Popular Greek Girl Names

Name: Pronunciation: Meaning:
Agnes
('Αγνη)
AG-nis Chaste
Eleni
(Ελενη)
e-LEN-ee Torch
Georgia
(Γεωργια)
JAWR-jə Farmer
Lysandra
(Λυσανδρα)
ly SAN drah A release
Paraskevi
(Παρασκευη)
PEHREYS-EHViy Preparation
Penelope
(Πηνελοπη)
pi-NEL-ə-pee Type of duck


Ancient Greek Names

When most people think of Ancient Greek names, the Gods and Goddesses of Greek mythology or gothic names come to mind. If you want a unique name for your baby, try out one of these lesser-known names associated with Greek mythology.

father and son looking at Santorini, Greece

Boy Names From Greek Mythology

Name: Pronunciation: Meaning:
Adrastos
(Αδραστος)
aa-DRAH-STowZ won't run away;
King of Argos
Aiolos
(Αιολος)
aa-iy-OWLowS quick moving;
God of Winds
Kastor
(Καστωρ)
KAES-TaoR Excel; son of Zeus
Kronos
(Κρονος)
crow-nos To cut; Titan father
of Greek Gods
Zeus
(Ζευς)
SDEWS Sky; highest God

Girl Names From Greek Mythology

Name: Pronunciation: Meaning:
Acantha
(Ακανθα)
ə-KAN-thə Thorn; nymph
Apollo loved
Aella
(Αελλα)

AA-eh-ll-aa

Whirlwind; Amazon
warrior
Kleio
(Κλειω)
clay-oh Glory; Goddess of
History
Selene
(Σεληνη)
SE-LE-NE Moon; Goddess of
the Moon
Thalia
(Θαλεια)
THAL-eeah To blossom; one of
the nine muses

Greek Word Names

If you're looking for a pretty Greek girl name or loving Greek boy name based on meaning, these names are for you.

Names That Mean Love

Name: Pronunciation: Gender: Meaning:

Agape
(Αγαπη)

uh-gah-pay Neutral Love
Erasmus
(Ερασμος)
ih-raz-muh s Masculine Beloved
Eros
(Ερως)
E-RAWS Masculine Love
Eusebios
(Ευσεβιος)
EW-SE-BEE-OS Masculine To worship
Maria
(Μαρια)
ma-REE-a Feminine Beloved
Philomela
(Φιλομηλα)
fil-uh-mee-luh Feminine Lover song

Names Meaning Strong

Name: Pronunciation: Gender: Meaning:
Alcaeus
(Αλκαιος)
al-SEE-əs Masculine Strength
Alcmene
(Αλκμηνη)
alk-mee-nee Feminine Strength of
the moon
Hera
('Ηρα)
HE-RA Feminine Warrior
Hermokrates
('Ερμοκρατης)
air-mo-Kra-tees Masculine Power of
Hermes
Iphigeneia
(Ιφιγενεια)
ee-f-ee-y-EN-ee-aa Feminine Born Strong
Menelaus
(Μενελαος)
men-i-LAY-əs Masculine Strength of
the people

Greek Versions of Familiar American Names

Every country has its own variations of common names because of in language. If you love classic baby names, using the Greek version might be an easy way to make it both traditional and original.

Greek Versions of Common Boy Names

Common Name: Greek Name: Pronunciation: Meaning:
Andrew Andreas
(Ανδρεας)
an-DRE-as Manly
John Ioannis
(Ιωαννης)
Yo-AH-nees God is gracious
Michael Michalis
(Μιχαλης)
Mi- cha'-lis Resembling God
Noah Noe
(Νωε)
NO-e Rest

Greek Versions of Common Girl Names

Common Name: Greek Name: Pronunciation: Meaning:
Alice Aliki
(Αλικη)
AHLIHKiy Scarlet
Barbara Vavara
( Βαρβαρα)

vur-VA-rə

Foreign
Katherine Ekaterini
(Αικατερινη)
e-ka-te-REE-nee Pure
Elizabeth Elisavet
(Ελισαβετ)
el-ee-SAH-vet My God is an Oath

Short Geek Names

Skip the nicknames when you give your baby a short name with big meaning.

Mother with her newborn son
Name: Pronunciation: Gender: Meaning:
Aris
(Αρης)
ar-is Neutral Ruin
Avra
(Αυρα)
AH-vrah Feminine Breeze
Babis
(Μπαμπης)
BA-bees Masculine Shine from
happiness
Demi
(Δημη)
DUH-mee Feminine Earth mother
Gus g-uh-ss Masculine Steadfast
Iro
(Ηρω)
Ee-ro' Feminine Hero
Spyro
(Σπυρο)
SPAYRow Masculine Basket

Famous Greek Names

Famous people and fictional characters bearing Greek names serve as great inspiration for baby boys or girls with an infamous future.

Name: Pronunciation: Gender: Meaning:
Aesop
(Αισωπος)
EE-sahp Masculine unknown; fable author
Artemis
(Αρτεμις)
AR-TE-MEES Neutral Safe; Artemis Fowl
book character
Leonidas
(Λεωνιδας)
le-oh-KNEE-thas Masculine Lion; movie The 300
Megara
(Μεγάρα)
MEG-AH-RA Feminine Great; Hercules cartoon
character
Sophitia So-fee-tee-ya Feminine Wisdom; Soulcalibur
video games
Yanni
(Γιαννη)
Ya-nee Masculine God is gracious;
Greek composer

Names Rich With Meaning

Greek cultural names are rich with history and deep meaning making them great options for new babies. Whether you are of Greek descent or just want to pay homage to the culture, there's a Greek baby name for your little boy or girl. For many names, you can choose from Ancient Greek and Modern Greek spellings and Latin, Greek, or English pronunciations.

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Gorgeous Greek Baby Names for Girls and Boys