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Greek God Names

A complete list of the Greek gods of ancient mythology, their names and the areas of influence they had.


 

Here are some Greek God names that we went over when we were naming our cute little baby. We had a hard time but were happy when we found the perfect Hebrew or Jewish name. Boys and girls Greek God names are below:

  • Morana: slavic name meaning "death." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of death and winter.
  • Decima: latin name meaning "tenth." in roman mythology, the decima are equated with the greek moirae.
  • Hads: greek name derived from the word aides, meaning "unseen." in mythology, this is the name of the god of the underworld, brother ofzeus and husband of persephone. In the greek bible, hades is associated with orcus, the realm of the dead, the infernal regions where disembodied spirits live, a dark and dismal place in the depths of the earth. Only later was hades described as the grave, death, and hell. Also spelled haides. 

  • Bile: irish name derived from the word bile, meaning "sacred tree." in mythology, this is the name of a god of healing and light.
  • Clotho: latin form of greek klotho, meaning "spinner." in mythology, this is the name of one of the three fates (moirae).
  • Phoibos: greek name meaning "shining one." in mythology, this is a byname for the sun and for the god apollo.
  • Discordia: latin translation of greek eris, meaning "strife." in mythology, this is the name of a war-goddess.
  • Melete: latin form of greek meletê, meaning "practice." in mythology, this is the name of one of the three original muses, before their number was increased to nine. 

  • Aphrodite: greek name composed of the elements afros "foam" and dity "dive; rise," hence "risen from the foam." in mythology, this is the name of the goddess of love and mother of eros.
  • Kore: greek name meaning "maiden." in mythology, this is a title belonging to persephone, a goddess of the underworld.
  • Amun: variant spelling of greek ammon, a form of egyptian yamanu, the myth name of a god of wind and air, meaning "the hidden one."
  • Nephele: latin form of greek nephelê, meaning "cloud." in mythology, this is the name a goddess of the clouds and mother of the centaurs.
  • Oceanus: latin form of greek okeanos, meaning "ocean." in mythology, this is the name of a son of uranus and gaia, a titan god and personification of the ocean once believed to encircle the world.
  • Lachesis: latin form of greek lakhesis, meaning "apportioner; disposer of lots." in mythology, this is the name of one of the three fates (moirae).
  • Aristaeus: latin form of greek aristaios, meaning "excellence." in mythology, this is the name of the son of apollo and a mortal woman. He was raised on ambrosia and made immortal by gaia. 
  • Zaria: slavic name meaning "morning star" or "sunrise." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of morning.
  • Saule: lithuanian myth name of a sun goddess, meaning "sun."
  • Wellamo: variant spelling of finnish vellamo, meaning "to surge, to swell." in mythology, this is the name of a cold-hearted goddess of the sea who dwelled in an underwater palace called ahtola with her husband ahto.
  • Libitina: roman myth name of a goddess of corpses, funerals, and the dead. Her name was synonymous with the word "death." 
  • Dipaka: hindi name, derived from the sanskrit elements dipa "lamp" and ka "little," hence "little lamp." in hindu mythology, this is another name for kama, a god of love.
  • Ahriman: middle persian form of old persian angra mainyu, meaning "devil; evil spirit." in mythology, this is the name of the god of darkness, death and destruction, and the number one enemy of ahura mazda.
  • Phorcys: latin form of greek phorkys, meaning "of the sea." in mythology, this is an old man ruling over the sea; later he is described as a god of the hidden dangers of the deep, a brother of nereus, and is depicted as a kind of merman.
  • Ourania: greek myth name of a muse of astronomy, derived from the word ouranios, meaning "heavenly."
  • Morpheus: greek name derived from the word morphe, meaning "form, shape." in mythology, this is the name of a god of dreams.
  • Neptunus: latin name, probably derived from proto-indo-european *(e)nebh-, meaning "moist, wet." in mythology, this is the name of a god of horses and the sea. His greek name is poseidon.
  • Iðunnr: old norse name composed of the elements ið "again" and unna "to love," hence "again to love." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of spring.
  • Carna: roman name meaning "horn." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of flesh, and the name of a nymph loved by the god janus.
  • Karna: hindi name meaning "ear." in mythology, this is the name of the son of surya and kunti. Compare with another form of karna.

  • Anil: hindi myth name of a god of the wind, meaning "air, wind."
  • Enki: sumerian name, possibly derived from en-kur, meaning "lord of the underworld" or "lord of the earth." in babylonian mythology, this is the name of a god of creation, wisdom, keeper of divine laws, and half-brother to enlil. 
  • Charis: latin form of greek kharis, meaning "charm, grace, kindness." in mythology, this is the singular form of plural kharites (charites), a name for the goddesses of charm.
  • Bast: egyptian name meaning "female of the ointment jar." in mythology, this is the name of a cat-headed goddess. Originally, she was a sun goddess depicted as a lion who defended the pharaoh and, consequently, the chief god, earning her the titles "lady of flame" and "eye of ra." later, the greeks changed her to a moon goddess. Because of the meaning of her name, she also became known as a goddess of perfumes.
  • Skylla: greek name meaning "tear and rend." in mythology, this is the name of a sea goddess resembling a mermaid but having numerous ravenous canine foreparts.
  • Marcus: latin name derived from the name of the roman god of war, mars, meaning "defense" or "of the sea." in the new testament bible, this is the name of the author of the second gospel.
  • Mithra: avestan myth name of the son of ahura mazda, derived from the proto-indo-iranian word *mitra, meaning "contract, covenant, oath, promise, treaty," from the root mi- "to bind," all of which seems to indicate the basic meaning "alliance; contract; a means of binding."
  • Mardochaios: greek form of akkadian marduk ("solar calf"), probably meaning "death and emptiness." in mythology, marduk is the name of a god said to have killed a dragon named tiamat. In the bible, he is known by the hebrew name merodach, and is a babylonian idol, probably the planet mars, which like saturn was regarded by ancient semites as the author of bloodshed and slaughter, and was propitiated with human victims.
  • Víðarr: old norse myth name of a son of óðinn, meaning "forest warrior."
  • Hesperus: variant spelling of greek hesperos, meaning "evening." in mythology, this is the name of a son of eos, one of the gods of the evening star venus, the other being eosphoros. They were later combined into one god. His latin name is vesperus.
  • Portunus: roman name meaning "of the harbor." in mythology, this is the name of a sea god equated with greek palaemon.
  • Chloris: latin form of greek khloris, meaning "green buds." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of flowers and vegetation.
  • Melpomene: latin form of greek melpomenê, meaning "choir." in mythology, this is the name of the muse of tragedy.
  • Iakkhos: greek name derived from the word iacchos, meaning "to shout." in mythology, this is an epithet of the god dionysos, associated with the eleusinian mysteries.
  • Heqet: egyptian name of a frog-headed goddess of fertility, meaning "frog."
  • Ilithyia: latin form of greek eileithyia, meaning "relieve." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of childbirth. Her roman name is lucina.
  • Hêrâ: greek myth name of the wife of zeus. Of unknown meaning. Her name is not greek or indo-european. She may have originally been a deity of the minoan pantheon or of some other unidentifiable pre-greek people. Her roman name is juno, meaning "vital force."

  • Lug: celtic name probably derived from the proto-celtic element *lugios, meaning "oath." in mythology, this is the name of an ancient god who bore the epithet "skilled in all arts," which has led some scholars to believe that mercury and lug were one and the same. 
  • Megaera: latin form of greek megaira, meaning "grudge." in mythology, this is the name of one of the furies (erinyes). Virgil named two others:alecto "unceasing" and tisiphone "murder-retribution."
  • Diona: variant spelling of latin dione, meaning "the goddess."
  • Themis: greek name meaning "law." in mythology, this is the name of the titan mother of the three original fates.
  • Tisiphone: greek name composed of the elements tisis "retribution" and phone "murder," hence "murder-retribution." in mythology, this is the name of one of the erinyes, messengers of ill-omen. Virgil named two others: megaera "grudge," and alecto "unceasing."
  • Fuamnach: irish name meaning "jealous." in mythology, this is the name of the first wife of midir, lord of the underworld. She is a witch goddess who turns midir's second wife, the heroine étaín, into a pool of water, then a worm, and finally a beautiful butterfly. 
  • Thalassa: greek name meaning "sea." in mythology, this is the name of a daughter of æther and hemera. She was a feminine personification of the mediterranean sea.
  • Ares: greek myth name of the son of zeus and hera. Identified with roman mars. Derived from the greek word ares, meaning "battle strife; ruination."
  • Calliope: latin form of greek kalliope, meaning "beautiful voice." in mythology, this is the name of the muse of epic poetry.
  • Shun: chinese unisex name meaning "smooth." in mythology, this is the name of a mystical ruler. Two of his consorts were the twin sistersehuang and nüying.
  • Odin: scandinavian form of old norse óðinn, meaning "poetry, song" and "eager, frenzied, raging." in mythology, this is the name of the chief god of the aesir. Equated with anglo-saxon woden.
  • Persephone: greek name probably composed of the elements persô "person; human being" and phonos "murderer, slayer," hence "person-slayer." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the underworld, a daughter of zeus and demeter. Her roman name is proserpina.
  • Rhiannon: welsh name probably derived from the old celtic title rigantona, meaning "great queen." in mythology, this is the name of a horse goddess equated with celtic epona. She was the daughter of hefeydd and mother of pryderi.
  • Zephyrus: latin form of greek zephyros, meaning "west wind." in mythology, this is the name of a god of the west wind.
  • Ceto: latin form of greek keto, meaning "sea-monster." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of sharks, whales, and other dangers of the sea.
  • Phorkys: greek name meaning "of the sea." in mythology, this is an old man ruling over the sea; later he is described as a god of the hidden dangers of the deep, a brother of nereus, and is depicted as a kind of merman.
  • Arundhati: hindi name meaning "unrestrained." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the night, the sky, and the stars. She was the wife of the sage vasistha, and is identified with the morning star.
  • Flora: roman latin name meaning "flower." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of flowers and spring. Compare with another form of flora.
  • Epona: celtic name composed of the gaulish elements epos "horse" and epa "mare," hence "horse-mare." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of horses and fertility.

  • Yamanu: egyptian myth name of a god of wind and air, meaning "the hidden one."
  • Sati: hindi name meaning "truthful." in mythology, this is an epithet belonging to the goddess durga.
  • Óðinn: old norse name derived from the word óðr, meaning "poetry, song" and "eager, frenzied, raging." in mythology, this is the name of the chief god of the aesir. Equated with anglo-saxon woden.
  • Mercury: short form of roman mercurius, a name related to the word merx from which we get the words "mercantile," "merchandise," "mercenary," and even "mercy." in mythology, mercury is a messenger god associated with greek hermês. Originally, though, he was a god of tradesmen and thieves. The first planet of the solar system was named after him. 
  • Quirinus: roman name derived from the latin element co-viri, meaning "men together." in mythology, this is the name of a mysterious sea god, probably originally a sabine god. 
  • Hestia: greek name meaning "altar, hearth, fireside." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the hearth. Her roman name is vesta.
  • Dionysus: latin form of greek dionysos, meaning "zeus-nysa," i.E. "god of nymphs." in mythology, this is the name of a god of revelry and the intoxicating effect of wine. Nysa is the name of a legendary land/mountain where dionysus was raised and nursed by rain-nymphs. There are many places bearing the name nysa in anatolia, turkmenistan, poland and serbia. The serbian nysa is spelled nis and has been interpreted as an indo-european word meaning "nymph."
  • Kama: hindi myth name of the god of love and son of lakshmi, meaning "desire, love."
  • Krios: variant spelling of greek kreios, meaning "master, ruler." in mythology, this is the name of one of the titans.
  • Asdis: norwegian form of icelandic ásdís, meaning "god-goddess."
  • Durga: hindi myth name borne by the goddess devi, derived from the sanskrit word durga, meaning "fort" or "protected place," hence "unapproachable." she is usually depicted riding a lion or tiger, and having twelve hands, each holding a weapon and assuming a mudra (symbolic hand gesture). 
  • Xochiquetzal: nahuatl myth name of the twin sister of xochipilli, meaning "flower feather." 
  • Haurvatat: persian name of a goddess of health and water, meaning "health, perfection."
  • Bakchos: greek name derived from the word iacho, meaning "to shout," i.E. "noisy, riotous." in mythology, this is a name applied todionysos, a god of revelry and the intoxicating power of wine. 
  • Nebt-het: original egyptian form of greek nephthys, the myth name of the mother of the funerary god anubis, a goddess of death having a fiery breath, meaning "lady of the enclosure (temple)." 
  • Khthonia: feminine form of greek khthonios, meaning "of the earth (especially the inner earth, i.E. Underworld)." in mythology, this is an epithet of hekate or persephone.
  • Eurynome: greek name meaning "far-ruling." in orphic mythology, this was the name of the goddess-queen of the world before rhea and cronus cast her and her husband ophion into tartarus.
  • Tlaloc: nahuatl name meaning "of the earth." in aztec mythology, this is the name of a god of rain. 
  • Calliste: latin form of greek kallistê, meaning "most beautiful." in mythology, this is the name of a haliad nymph, the daughter of the sea god triton. This is also a surname belonging to artemis. 
  • Ge: modern form of greek gaia, meaning "earth." in mythology, this is the name of the goddess of earth, the wife of uranus and mother of the titans.

  • Urvaksha: avestan name meaning "the one who has the fat horse." in mythology, this is the name of a god avenged by his brother kerecacpa. 
  • Hari: hindi name meaning "he who takes away." in hindu mythology, this is a name borne by vishnu.
  • Victoria: latin name of uncertain derivation; it is either a feminine form of victorius "conqueror," or from the vocabulary word victoria, "victory." in roman mythology, this is the name of a goddess of victory. 
  • Gauri: hindi name meaning "white." in mythology, this is the name of the wife of shiva, a goddess of longevity and marital felicity.
  • Asklepios: greek name meaning "surgeon." in mythology, this is the name of a demigod who learned the secret of life and death from a serpent.
  • Svarog: slavic myth name of a god of the sky and sun, meaning "clear and bright."
  • Hippolyte: feminine form of greek hippolytos, meaning "horse-freer." in greek mythology, this is a name of the daughter of ares. 
  • Nereus: latin form of greek nêreus, meaning "wet one." in mythology, this is the name of a god of the sea. 
  • Kreios: greek name derived from the word kreion, meaning "master, ruler." in mythology, this is the name of one of the titans.
  • Milk-qart: phoenician name, composed of the elements melk "king" and qart "city," hence "king of the city." in mythology, this is the name of the tutelary god of tyre. Some believe milk-qart began as a sea god.
  • Asar: egyptian name, possibly meaning "something that has been made; a product." in mythology, this is the name of a god of the underworld. 
  • Nabu: babylonian name of a god of wisdom and writing, worshiped as the son of marduk and grandson of ea, meaning "mercury" and "prophet."
  • Manish: hindi name composed of the elements man "mind" and ish "god, lord," hence "god of the mind." compare with another form of manish.
  • Czernobog: russian form of slavic zherneboh, meaning "black god."
  • Tšernobog: finnish form of slavic crnobog, meaning "black god." in slavic mythology, this is the name of a god of evil and darkness, the counterpart of belobog ("white god").
  • Urðr: old norse name meaning "fate; that which happened." in mythology, this is the name of one of the three norns, a goddess of destiny. The other two are skuld ("future") and verðandi ("present").
  • Kirke: greek name meaning "hoop-round." in mythology, this is the goddess pharmakeia (witch or sorceress) who lived on the island of aiaia and changed odysseus's men into hogs. 
  • Atlas: greek name derived from the word atlaô, meaning "endures, suffers." in mythology, this is the name of a titan who was punished byzeus for siding with other titans in a war against the olympians. His punishment was to bear the weight of the heavens and earth on his shoulders. 
  • Liber: roman name meaning "to be free or liberal." in mythology, this is the name of a god of revelry and the intoxicating effect of wine. His greek name is dionysos. Compare with another form of liber.
  • Seth: greek form of egyptian set, possibly meaning "one who dazzles." in mythology, this is the name of an ancient evil god of chaos, storms, and the desert, who slew osiris. Compare with other forms of seth.
  • Poseidon: latin form of greek poseidôn, meaning "lord, husband." in mythology, this is the name of a god of horses and the sea, known as the "earth-shaker." he is equated with roman neptune. 
  • Anahita: persian name meaning "immaculate." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of fertility and water. It is also the persian name for the planet venus.
  • Kalevias: ancient baltic myth name of a smith god, derived from the lithuanian word kalvis, meaning "smith."

  • Indra: hindi name composed of the sanskrit elements indu "drop" and ra "possessing," hence "possesses a drop (of rain)." in hindu mythology, this is the name of the king of gods.
  • Volos: slavic name derived from the word volu, meaning "ox." in mythology, this is the name of a god of the earth, underworld, dragons, cattle, magic and trickery. He is an enemy of perun and is described as being horned and serpentine. Also known as veles.
  • Cora: latin form of greek kore, meaning "maiden." in mythology, this is a name borne by persephone, a goddess of the underworld.
  • Nemesis: greek name meaning "retribution; righteous anger." in mythology, this is the name of the goddess of justice and vengeance.
  • Ahto: finnish myth name of a god of sea and fishing, known as the "wave-host." he was described as having a beard of moss. He dwelled in an underwater palace called ahtola with his cold-hearted wife vellamo.
  • Devi: hindi name derived from sanskrit devi meaning "goddess."
  • Salacia: roman myth name of a goddess of salt water, meaning "salt."
  • Brahma: hindi name derived from the sanskrit root bh, meaning "to enlarge, to swell," hence "the creator." not to be confused with the buddhist brahma whose name was borrowed from hinduism but whose god has nothing in common with the hindu god. In hinduism, brahma is a member of a trinity called trimurti, the other two members being vishnu "the preserver" and shiva "the destroyer." brahma is also called nabhija "navel-born" and kanja "water-born."
  • Asenath: anglicized form of hebrew acnath, meaning "belonging to the goddess neith." in the bible, this is the name of joseph's egyptian wife.
  • Phoebe: latin form of greek phoibe, meaning "shining one." in mythology, this is the name of a titan goddess of bright intellect.
  • Stribog: slavic myth name of a god of frost, ice, and wind, meaning "flowing god."
  • Coventina: romano-british name, possibly meaning "memory of snow." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of springs and wells.
  • Verðandi: old norse name meaning "present; that which is happening; in the making." in mythology, this is the name of one of the three norns, a goddess of destiny. The other two are skuld ("future") and urðr ("fate; that which happened"). 
  • Lempi: finnish myth name of the mother of lemminkäinen, meaning "love."
  • Laima: lithuanian name meaning "luck." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of fortune.
  • Týr: old norse name derived from the ancient germanic word *tiuz, meaning "god." in mythology, this is the name of a son of odin, a one-handed god of single combat. 
  • Adonai: because the name of the hebrew god, jehovah, is considered too sacred to be spoken, the jews substitute adonai, meaning "my lord." 
  • Lakshmana: hindi name meaning "having lucky marks." in mythology, this is the name of the brother and companion of rama.
  • Silvanus: latin form of greek silouanos, meaning "from the forest." in roman mythology, this is the name of a god of forests. In the bible, this is the name of a companion of saint paul. 
  • Nantosuelta: gaulish name meaning "valley-sun." in celtic mythology, this is the name of a goddess of water and fertility.
  • Astarte: greek name meaning "star." in mythology, this is the name name of a goddess of fertility and war.
  • Eidothea: greek name meaning "knowing goddess." in mythology, this is the name of a sea nymph, the daughter of proteus.
  • Pax: roman myth name of a goddess of peace, derived from the latin word pax, meaning "peace." her greek name is eirênê.
  • Hermes: latin form of greek hermês, meaning "of the earth." in mythology, this is the name of a son of zeus and maia.

  • Herakles: greek name composed of the name of the goddess hera and the word kleos "glory," hence "glory of hera." in mythology, this is the name of a son of zeus by the mortal woman alcmene. He is noted for his exceptional physical strength and the twelve labors he completed after which he was made a god. 
  • Girish: hindi name meaning "mountain lord." in mythology, this is a name belonging to shiva.
  • Galênê: greek name meaning "calm seas." in mythology, this is the name of a sea nymph and goddess of calm seas.
  • Vesta: latin form of greek hestia, meaning "altar, hearth, fireside." in roman mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the hearth. 
  • Iah: egyptian name meaning "moon." in mythology, this is the name of a god of the moon.
  • Laverna: latin name, possibly meaning "spring-like; to be verdant." in roman mythology, this is the name of a goddess of illegally-obtained money. She is the patroness of charlatans, con men and thieves.
  • Pæon: latin form of greek paion, meaning "healer." in mythology, this is the name of a physician god.
  • Gabija: lithuanian name possibly related to proto-mongolian *gabi-, meaning "careful, diligent, skilled." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of fire.
  • Crnobog: variant form of russian czernobog, meaning "black god." in mythology, this is the name of a god of evil and darkness, the counterpart ofbelobog ("white god").
  • Rangi: maori myth name of a sky god, meaning "sky."
  • Eydís: old norse name composed of the elements ey "island" and dis "goddess," hence "island goddess."
  • Sin: sumerian name meaning "wisdom." in mythology, this is the name of a god of the moon and son of enlil. The crescent (or cup, receptacle) is his symbol. He is also known by the name nanna ("illuminator").
  • Pekko: finnish myth name of a god of barley and brewing, usually called pellon pekko ("pekko of the field"). According to one source the name was derived from old norse *beggw-, from proto-germanic *beww-, which also yielded old icelandic bygg and old english beow--"barley."
  • Aiolus: latin form of greek aiolos, meaning "sparkling; quick-shifting; quick-moving." in mythology, this is the name of a god of winds. 
  • Dagda: irish gaelic name meaning "the good god." in celtic mythology, this is the name of a god of knowledge and magic, and a leader of the tuatha dé danann, supernatural beings who inhabited ireland prior to the coming of the celts.
  • Nanna: sumerian name meaning "illuminator." in mythology, this is the name of a god of the moon and son of enlil. The crescent (or cup, receptacle) is his symbol. He is also known by the name sin "wisdom." compare with feminine nanna. 
  • Hesperos: greek name meaning "evening." in mythology, this is the name of a son of eos, one of the gods of the evening star venus, the other being eosphoros. They were later combined into one god. His latin name is vesperus.
  • Alala: greek name meaning "war-like." in mythology, this is the name of the sister of ares and personification of the war cry. Compare with another form of alala.
  • Asclepius: latin form of greek asklepios, possibly meaning "surgeon." in mythology, this is the name of a demigod who learned the secret of life and death from a serpent.
  • Seppo: finnish myth name of a smith god, meaning "smith."
  • Ra: egyptian name meaning "sun." in mythology, this is the name of a god of the mid-day sun.

  • Juventas: roman latin name meaning "youth." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of youth.
  • Mercurius: roman name related to the word merx from which we get the words "mercantile," "merchandise," "mercenary," and even "mercy." in mythology, mercurius is a messenger god associated with greek hermês. Originally, though, he was a god of tradesmen and thieves. 
  • Felicitas: roman myth name of a goddess of good luck, derived from the latin word felicitas, meaning "fortune; good luck."
  • Allah: arabic name meaning "the deity." it is the muslim word for god.
  • Nanshe: sumerian name meaning "enclosure of fish." in babylonian mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the watery deep, the daughter of eaand sister of inanna.
  • Crobh dearg: celtic name meaning "red claws." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of harvest. She is also known by the names lasair and lassar, meaning "flame," fhina, meaning "wine," and lasairiona, meaning "flaming wine."
  • Chalchiuhticue: aztec nahuatl myth name of a goddess of water and rivers, the wife of tlaloc, meaning "jade skirt."
  • Aditi: hindi name meaning "boundless" or "free, secure." in mythology, this is the name of a mother goddess.
  • Luna: roman myth name of a moon goddess, meaning "moon." compare with another form of luna.
  • Abellio: celtic name of a god of apple trees, meaning "green growing one." 
  • Sabrina: latin form of severn, the name of a river in england where a celtic goddess dwelt. The old welsh form of severn is habren. The name is of uncertain origin, possibly from hebrew sabra, the name for a native-born israeli, meaning "thorny cactus." 
  • Callisto: latin form of greek kallisto, meaning "most beautiful." in greek mythology, this is the name of the daughter of lycaon, king of arcadia. Compare with masculine callisto.
  • Antheia: greek name meaning "flower." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of flowers, gardens, love, marshes, and swamps. She was worshiped on crete.
  • Scylla: latin form of greek skylla, meaning "tear and rend." in mythology, this is the name of a sea goddess resembling a mermaid but having numerous ravenous canine foreparts.
  • Eurybia: greek name meaning "wide force." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the seas, and wife of the titan krios.
  • Angerona: roman myth name of a goddess who relieved men from pain and sorrow. She was also a protectress of rome and keeper of its sacred name which could not be pronounced lest it be revealed to enemies. In art, she has been depicted with a bandage over her mouth and a finger pressed to her lips, demanding silence. Her festival is called divalia or angeronalia and is celebrated on december 21st. Her name was derived from latinangere, meaning "to throttle, to strangle," i.E. "to silence."
  • Valdis: swedish and norwegian form of old norse valdís, meaning "goddess of the slain in battle."

  • Leto: latin form of greek lêtô, meaning "the hidden one." in mythology, this is the name of the mother of apollo and artemis.
  • Narayan: hindi myth name of a god of creation, meaning "son of man."
  • Nüying: chinese myth name of the twin sister of ehuang, meaning "girl flower." both sisters were river goddesses and consorts of the mystical ruler shun.
  • Isis: greek form of coptic esi, meaning "(female) of the throne," which is usually translated "queen of the throne." this name is a corruption of her true name which is unknown because egyptian hieroglyphs left out most of the vowels.
  • Eleutherios: greek name meaning "the liberator." in mythology, this is the name by which dionysos and eros were sometimes referred.
  • Heru: variant spelling of egyptian haru, meaning "falcon." in mythology, this is the name of the son of isis, a falcon-headed god of the sky.
  • Meletê: greek name meaning "practice." in mythology, this is the name of one of the three original muses, before their number was increased to nine. 
  • Eros: greek name derived from the word eros, meaning "love; sexual desire." in mythology, this is the name of the god of love, lust and sex, worshiped as a fertility god. His roman equivalent is cupid "desire," and he is also known by the latin name amor "love."
  • Nephthys: greek form of egyptian nebt-het, a goddess of death having a fiery breath, meaning "lady of the enclosure (temple)." she was the mother of the funerary deity anubis.
  • Ophion: greek name meaning "serpent." according to orphic mythology, this was the name of a god-king of the world before rhea and cronus cast him and his consort eurynome into tartarus.
  • Ea: akkadian form of sumerian enki, meaning either "lord of the earth" or "lord of the underworld." in babylonian mythology, this is the name of a god of creation, wisdom, keeper of divine laws, and half-brother to enlil. 
  • Nanna: old norse name derived from the word nenna, meaning "daring." in mythology, this is the name of the wife of baldr. Compare with another form of nanna.
  • Eosphoros: greek name meaning "dawn-bringer" or "light-bringer." in mythology, this is another name for phosphoros (sometimes translated as lucifer in latin), a son of eos. He is one of the gods of the evening star venus, the other being hesperos. They were later combined into one god.
  • Vigdis: scandinavian form of old norse vigdís, meaning "war goddess."
  • Tuulikki: finnish myth name of a forest goddess, composed of the word tuuli "wind" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little wind." 
  • Lakhesis: greek name meaning "apportioner; disposer of lots." in mythology, this is the name of one of the three fates (moirae).
  • Pontos: greek name meaning "sea." in mythology, this is the name of a god of the sea, the father of nereus, phorkys, and other sea-gods.
  • Baladeva: hindi name composed of the sanskrit elements bala "strength" and deva "god," hence "strong god." in hindu mythology, this is another name for balarama, the elder brother of sri krishna.
  • Ashtarowth: hebrew name, meaning "star." in the bible, this is the name applied to false goddesses in the canaanite religion, usually related to a fertility cult. It is also the name of a city in bashan east of the jordan given to manasseh.

  • Amor: latin name meaning "love." in roman mythology, this is an epithet applied to cupid.
  • Apollo: latin form of greek apollon, probably meaning "destroyer." in greek mythology, this is the name of a god of archery, healing, light, poetry, prophecy, music, and the sun. He is the son of zeus and leto, and the twin brother of artemis, goddess of the hunt and moon. 
  • Ianus: roman name derived from the latin word ianua, meaning "door, gate" or "archway." in mythology, this is the name of a two-faced god of gateways. With his two faces he looks into the past and future simultaneously. The month of january was named after this god.
  • Nyyrikki: finnish name, probably composed of nyy- from a cognate of old norse nýr ("young"), and rikki ("mighty, powerful ruler"), hence "young ruler." in mythology, this is the name of a god of the hunt, associated with biblical nimrod ("rebel"), another famous hunter.
  • Veles: variant form of slavic volos, meaning "ox." in mythology, this is the name of a god of the earth, underworld, dragons, cattle, magic and trickery. He is an enemy of perun and is described as being horned and serpentine. 
  • Alaunus: celtic myth name of a god of the sun, healing and prophecy, meaning "shining one." 
  • Indira: hindi myth name borne by lakshmi, wife of vishnu, meaning "beauty."
  • Murugan (tamil: ): hindi name meaning "six-faced." in mythology, this is the name of a god of war, the husband of valli. 

  • Doris: greek name meaning "bounty" and "unmixed, pure." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the sea, consort of nereus and mother of the nereids (sea nymphs). 
  • Inpu: egyptian name meaning "royal child." in mythology, this is the name of a jackal-headed god of the underworld, also spelled anupu.
  • Devika: hindi name composed of the sanskrit elements devi "goddess" and ka "little," hence "little goddess."
  • Anubis: greek form of egyptian anupu, name of a jackal-headed god of the underworld, meaning "royal child."
  • ernobog: czech form of russian chernobog, meaning "black god." in slavic mythology, this is the name of a god of evil and darkness, the counterpart of belobog ("white god").
  • Mnêmê: greek name meaning "memory." in mythology, this is the name of one of the three original muses. 
  • Belenus: celtic myth name of a god of fire and healing, derived from the root bel, meaning "shining." in the roman period he was identified withapollo. 
  • Ásdís: icelandic name composed of the old norse elements áss "god" and dis "goddess," hence "god-goddess."
  • Fauna: feminine form of roman latin faunus, meaning "to favor." this is an alternate name for several mythological characters including marica, ops, and terra.
  • Mars: in roman mythology, this is the name of a god of war after whom a planet and the month of march were named. Mars has no indo-european derivation and is most likely derived from the name of the etruscan god maris, meaning "of the sea." only later did he become associated with ares, the greek god of "war." 
  • Ehuang: chinese myth name of the twin sister of nüying, meaning "beauty august." both sisters were river goddesses and consorts of the mystical ruler shun.
  • Phoebus: latin form of greek phoibos, meaning "shining one." in mythology, this is a byname for the sun and for the god apollo.
  • Saturn: roman name derived from latin saturnus, possibly meaning "to sow." in mythology, this is the name of a god of agriculture, after whom a planet in the solar system was named.
  • Mielikki: finnish name derived from the word mieli which can have many meanings ("desire, feeling, heart, mind, mood, pleasure"), but its central meaning is "mind." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of forests and healing, whose symbol is the unicorn. 
  • Klotho: greek name meaning "spinner." in mythology, this is the name of one of the three fates (moirae).
  • Freyja: old norse name derived from the ancient element freyja (old high german frouwa), meaning "lady, mistress." in mythology, this is the name of the goddess of beauty and love.
  • Manisha: hindi name meaning "wisdom." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the mind.
  • Poseidôn: greek name probably derived from pósis, meaning "lord, husband." in mythology, this is the name of a god of horses and the sea, known as the "earth-shaker." he is equated with roman neptune. 
  • Mórríghan: irish myth name of a goddess of death and war, derived from mhór rioghain, meaning "great queen."

  • Æther: latin form of greek aither, meaning "bright, upper air." in mythology, this is the name of one of the first gods, the son of erebus and nyx. He is the god of the pure, upper air that only the gods breathe, as opposed to the gloomy, lower "aer" breathed by mortals.
  • Candra: indonesian name from a love story about princess candra kirana of kediri. Candra was the incarnation of dewi ratih, goddess of love, and her name means "glowing like the moon." 
  • Hephaestus: latin form of greek hephaistos, possibly meaning "seven." in mythology, this is the name of the lame god of artisans, craftsmen, metallurgy and fire. His roman name is vulcan. It was from the forge of this god that prometheus stole fire to give to man. He is also known by the epithet "both feet crooked."
  • Anupu: variant spelling of egyptian inpu, the myth name of a jackal-headed god of the underworld, meaning "royal child."
  • Papa: maori myth name of the mother of the gods, meaning "earth."
  • Paion: greek name meaning "healer." in mythology, this is the name of a physician god.
  • Rhea: greek name meaning "ease, flow." in mythology, this is the name of the wife of cronus and mother of zeus.
  • Kybele: greek myth name of a phrygian goddess of fertility, traditionally rendered "she of the hair."
  • Antiope: greek name probably composed of anti "against, counter" and ops "eyes, face," hence "counter-faced," or "turned eyes." in mythology, this is the name of a daughter of ares and hippolyte (a queen of the amazons) who was kidnapped and married by theseus, making her the first amazon ever to marry. 
  • Bríghid: irish name derived from gaelic brígh, meaning "force, strength." in celtic mythology, this is the name of a goddess, the daughter of dagda, one of the tuatha dé danann. She is also known by the gaulish name brigindos, meaning "exalted one."
  • Vasanta: feminine form of hindi vasant, meaning "spring." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of spring.
  • Divina: english name based on the vocabulary word divine, meaning "goddess-like" or "from heaven."
  • Nikê: greek name meaning "victory." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of victory.
  • Aoide: greek name meaning "to sing." in mythology, this is the name of the one of the three original muses before their number was increased to nine. It is also the name of a moon of jupiter.
  • Osiris: greek form of egyptian asar, possibly meaning "something that has been made; a product." in egyptian mythology, asar/osiris is the name of a god of the underworld.
  • Gwalchmei: old welsh name composed of the elements gwalch "hawk" and mei "may," hence "may hawk." this was the name of a celtic sun god. It is one of two names from which arthurian gawain may have been derived; the other possibility is gwalchgwyn.
  • Emygdius: variant spelling of latin hemigidius, meaning "half-god, demigod." this is the name of a german martyred saint who is supposed to provide protection from earthquakes.
  • Maia: greek name meaning "nursing mother." in mythology, this is the name of the eldest of the pleiades and mother of hermes by zeus. 
  • Chloe: latin form of greek chlo, meaning "green shoot." in mythology, this is a surname of the goddess demeter. In the new testament bible, this name is mentioned by paul in 1 corinthians 1:11.
  • Dea: from the latin word for "goddess."
  • Eris: greek name meaning "strife." in mythology, this is the name of a war-goddess, the sister of ares. Her roman name is discordia.
  • Ishtar: assyrian name said to be semitic in origin and which may share the same underlying stem as masculine assur, meaning "the leading one" or "the chief." in babylonian mythology, this is the name of the most prominent female deity. 
  • Astaroth: variant spelling of english ashtaroth, meaning "star." in the bible, this is the name applied to false goddesses in the canaanite religion, usually related to a fertility cult. It is also the name of a city in bashan east of the jordan given to manasseh.
  • Arawn: welsh myth name of the lord of annwn ("un-world; under-world"), possibly meaning "unrestrained wildness."
  • Set: another form of egyptian sutekh, possibly meaning "one who dazzles." in mythology, this is the name of an ancient evil god of chaos, storms, and the desert, who slew osiris. 
  • Hallþórr: old norse name composed of the element hallr "rock" and the name thor (�órr), hence "thor's rock." in mythology, this is the name of a god of thunder.
  • Hymenaeus: latin form of greek hymenaios, meaning "bridal song" or "wedding song." in mythology, this is the name of a god of marriage.
  • Kronos: greek name meaning "time." in mythology, this is the name of the titan father of zeus.
  • Enlil: sumerian name meaning "lord wind," or more literally "lord of the command." in babylonian mythology, this is the name of the chief deity and half-brother to enki.
  • Pele: hawaiian myth name of the goddess of dance, fire, lightning, violence, and volcanoes, meaning "lava." she is said to sometimes appear to people, resembling either a beautiful young woman or a frail old woman. Signs of her presence are fine golden strands of volcanic glass said to be her hair, or droplets of lava said to be her tears.
  • Keres: greek myth name of female "death-spirits," daughters of nyx, who are the sources of evil. Ker is the singular form and the name of a goddess of violent death.
  • Mokosh: slavic name derived from the word mok, meaning "wet." in mythology, this is the name of an earth goddess known as moist mother earth. She is connected with shearing and weaving, and she spins the web of life and death.
  • Athene: greek myth name of the goddess of wisdom. Plato fancifully derived her name from a-theo-noa, meaning "mind of god," but the true meaning is unknown. Her roman name is minerva ("intellect").
  • Llr: welsh name meaning "the sea." in mythology, this is the name of a god of the sea. Identified with irish lir.
  • Siv: old norse name derived from the word sif, meaning "bride, wife." in mythology, this is the name of the wife of thor.
  • Euterpe: greek name meaning "delight." in mythology, this is the name of one of the muses fathered by zeus, known as the "giver of pleasure."
  • Thaleia: greek name derived from the word thallein, meaning "blooming, flourishing." in mythology, this is the name of the muse of comedy and pastoral poetry.
  • Pallas: greek unisex name derived from the word pallô, meaning "to brandish a weapon." in mythology, this is the name of many characters in greek mythology: a son of evander; a giant son of uranus and gaia; a titan son of crius and eurybia; the father of the 50 pallantids; a daughter oftriton; and it is an epithet of athena. 
  • Baal: greek form of hebrew ba'al, meaning "lord, master" or "possessor." in the new testament bible, this is the name of the supreme masculine divinity of the semitic nations, just as ashtoreth (greek astarte) was their supreme feminine divinity. 
  • Aeron: welsh unisex form of celtic agrona, the name a goddess of war and death who was portrayed as a masculine figure in welsh mythology,meaning "carnage, slaughter." 
  • Brynhildr: old norse legend name from the nibelungenlied, of a queen of the valkyries, composed of the elements brynja "armor, coat of mail" andhildr "battle, fight" hence "armored warrior woman."
  • Delphinius: latin form of greek delphinios, meaning "of delphi" or "of the dolphins." in mythology, this is a title belonging to apollo.
  • Hymenaios: greek name meaning "bridal song" or "wedding song." in mythology, this is the name of a god of marriage.
  • Alkippe: greek name meaning "mighty mare." in mythology, this was the name of a daughter of ares.
  • Vijaya: hindi unisex name meaning "victory." in mythology, this is the name of a son of krishna, and another name for the goddess durga.
  • Ilmatar: finnish unisex name, derived from the word ilma, meaning "air." in mythology, this is the name of an androgynous virgin deity of the air. 
  • Helios: greek name meaning "sun." in mythology, this is the name of a sun god.
  • Þórr: old norse myth name of a god of thunder, meaning "thunder."
  • Savitri: hindi myth name of the daughter of the sun god savitr. Her name is the feminine form of her father's name, meaning "sunray." 
  • Saraswati: hindi myth name of a river goddess, composed of the elements saras "lake, water" and vati "owning," hence "lake-owner."
  • Ravi: hindi myth name of a sun god, meaning "sun."
  • Nerþuz: teutonic myth name of a goddess of fertility, derived from the root *ner, meaning "strong, vigorous." it is a feminine form of old norsenjörðr.
  • Eleutherius: latin form of greek eleutherios, meaning "the liberator." in mythology, this is the name by which dionysus and cupid (eros) were sometimes referred.
  • Leukothea: greek name composed of the elements leukos "white" and thea "goddess," hence "white goddess." in mythology, this is the name of a sea goddess who assisted sailors in distress.
  • Aurora: latin name meaning "dawn." in roman mythology, this is the name of a goddess of morning. Equated with greek eos. 
  • Tuireann: irish name meaning "thunderer." in celtic mythology, this is the name of the husband of bríghid.
  • Plouton: greek name derived from the word ploutos, meaning "wealth." in mythology, this is the name of a god of the underworld. 
  • Erato: greek name derived from the word arastos, meaning "lovely." in mythology, this is the name of the muse of poetry.
  • Cocidius: myth name of a celtic hunter god, possibly meaning "of the woods."
  • Marama: polynesian myth name of a moon goddess, meaning "moon."
  • Njörðr: norse name derived from the indo-european root *ner, meaning "strong, vigorous." in mythology, this is the name of a god of sailing who had the power to calm the sea and fire.
  • Sigrún: old norse name composed of the germanic elements sigr "victory" and rún "secret," hence "victory-secret." in mythology, this is the name of a valkyrie.
  • Nicé: latin form of greek nikê, meaning "victory." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of victory.
  • Attis: greek name of foreign origin, probably meaning "father." in mythology, this is the name of a vegetation god, the son and consort of the phrygian goddess cybele. He is said to have been forced by her to castrate himself as punishment for infidelity. 
  • Agrona: celtic myth name of a goddess of strife and war, derived from proto-celtic *agron, meaning "carnage, slaughter." 
  • Ameretat: avestan name meaning "immortality." in zoroastrian mythology, this is the name of a goddess of immortality.
  • Ba'al (hebrew: ): semitic name of several storm gods, and the first king of hell who had three heads and commanded 66 legions of demons,derived from the word ba'al, meaning "lord, master" or "possessor." in the bible, this is the name of a member of the tribe of reuben, and the grandfather of saul.
  • Hjørdis: danish and norwegian form of old norse hjördis, meaning "sword goddess." 
  • Donar: teutonic equivalent of old norse þórr, meaning "thunder." in mythology, this is the name of a god of thunder.
  • Shankara: hindi myth name of shiva, composed of the sanskrit elements sam "lucky" and kara "making," hence "makes good luck."
  • Vellamo: finnish name derived from the word velloa, meaning "to surge, to swell." in mythology, this is the name of a cold-hearted goddess of the sea who dwelled in an underwater palace called ahtola with her husband ahto.
  • Maya: hindi myth name of the mother of siddhartha, meaning "illusion." compare with another form of maya.

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