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Greek Names

These names were used in ancient Greece. See also about Ancient Greek names. ..... Latinized form of the Greek name Agapetos


 

Here are some Greek names that we went over when we were naming our baby. We had a hard time but were happy when we found the perfect Greek name.

  • ADRASTEIA:  Feminine form of Greek Adrastos, meaning "inescapable" or "not running away." In Greek mythology, this is the name of a nymph who cared for the infant Zeus, and also an epithet belonging to the goddess Nemesis.
  • ATHANASIOS:  Greek name composed of the elements a "not" and thanatos "death," hence "immortal."

  • THEODORA: Feminine form of Greek Theodoros, meaning "gift of God." Compare with another form of Theodora.
  • MAKEDNOS:  Greek name derived from the word makedones, meaning "the high/tall one." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Zeusand Thyia.
  • ANNAS:  Contracted form of Greek Hananias, meaning "whom Jehovah has graciously given."
  • YIANNIS:  Greek form of Latin Johannes, meaning "God is gracious." 
  • MEDOUSA:  Greek name meaning "guardian." In mythology, this is the name of one of the three Gorgons who had snakes for hair, and whose glance turned anyone who looked at them to stone. She was the only Gorgon who was mortal.
  • PHILLIDA: Variant spelling of Greek Phyllida, meaning "foliage." In use by the English.
  • VASILIS:  Contracted form of Greek Vasilios, meaning "king."
  • ANDONIOS:  Greek form of Latin Antonius, possibly meaning "invaluable." 
  • AMARANTOS:  Old Greek name derived from the word amarantos, meaning "unfading."
  • DAMON:  Greek name derived from the word daman, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." In Greek legend, this is the name of a friend of Pythios.
  • KIMON:  Greek name, possibly meaning "sleepy."
  • KORE:  Greek name meaning "maiden." In mythology, this is a title belonging to Persephone, a goddess of the underworld.

  • BAKKHOS: Variant spelling of Greek Bakchos, meaning "noisy, riotous."
  • TIMOTHEA: Feminine form of Greek Timotheos, meaning "to honor God." Compare with other forms of Timothea.
  • ARISTOPHANES:  Greek name composed of the elements aristos "best, excellent" and phanes "appearing," hence "best appearance."
  • NARKISSA:  Feminine form of Greek Narkissos, possibly meaning "numbness; sleep."
  • MAIA:  Greek name meaning "nursing mother." In mythology, this is the name of the eldest of the Pleiades and mother of Hermês by Zeus. 
  • ÊIONÊ:  Greek name meaning "beach strand." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Nereids.
  • DIONYSOS:  Greek name composed of the elements Dios "Zeus" and Nysa, hence "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 Dionysos 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."
  • OIDIPOUS:  Greek name composed of the elements oid "knew" and pous "feet," probably with the intended meaning "he who knew the Sphinx's riddle of the feet." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Thebes who unknowingly killed his father and married his mother after solving the riddle of the Sphinx. 
  • IOKASTE:  Greek name, possibly meaning "violet tinted (clouds)." In mythology, this is the name of the mother and wife of Oidipous. Jocastais the Latin form.
  • ASTRAIA: Greek name meaning "starry one." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of justice.
  • PTOLEMY: Short form of Greek Ptolemaios, meaning "aggressive, warlike."
  • PANOPTES:  Greek name meaning "all-eyed." In mythology, this is an epithet of the giant Argos.
  • PELAGIOS:  Greek name derived from the word pelagos ("the sea"), meaning "of the sea."

  • ADELPHOS:  Greek name meaning "born of the same womb; sibling."
  • RHOUBEN:  Greek form of Hebrew Reuwben, meaning "behold, a son!" In the bible, this is the name of the eldest son of Jacob and Leah.
  • KADMOS:  Greek name meaning "the east." In mythology, this is the name of the son of the king of Phoenicia and brother of Europe. He was said to have founded the city of Thebes and introduced the alphabet to the Phoenicians.
  • PODARGE:  Greek unisex name meaning "fleet-foot." In mythology, this is the name of several characters: 1) one of the Harpies who was the mother of Balios and Xanthos; 2) another name for the rainbow goddess Iris; and 3) it was Priam's birth name; he changed it after buying his life fromHerakles.
  • KEPHALOS:  Greek name meaning "head." In mythology, this is the name of the faithful husband of Prokris.
  • ANARGYROS:  Greek name adopted from the term anargyros, meaning "not silver," an epithet given to physician saints such as Kosmosand Damian, who refused payment for their services. Such saints are known in English as the Holy Unmercenaries.
  • APOPHIS:  Greek form of Egyptian Apep, possibly meaning "to slither." In mythology, Apep is the personification of evil, seen as a giant snake, serpent or dragon. Known as the Serpent of the Nile or Evil Lizard, he was an enemy of the sun god. 
  • KLEOPATROS:  Masculine form of Greek Kleopatra, meaning "glory of the father."
  • MELITE:  From the Greek name for the country of Malta, from the Greek word meli, meaning "honey."
  • TYRO:  Greek name meaning "like cheese." In mythology, this is the name of a Thessalian princess who was the mother of Nileas (Latin Neleus).
  • DAUID:  Greek form of Hebrew David, meaning "beloved." In the bible, this is the name of the second king of Israel and ancestor of Jesus. 
  • AMMON: Greek form of Egyptian Yamanu, meaning "the hidden one." In mythology, Yamanu is the name of a god of wind and air. Compare with another form of Ammon.
  • PRISKILLA:  Pet form of Greek Priska, meaning "ancient." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of Aquila's wife.
  • ANGELOS:  Greek name derived from the word angelos, originally meaning simply "messenger," later in New Testament Greek it acquired the meaning "angel, messenger of God." 
  • 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. 
  • PHILEMON:  Greek name meaning "affectionate." In the bible, this is the name of an apostle to whom Paul sent a letter from prison. In mythology, this is the name of the husband of Baukis. They were the only couple in Tyana who were hospitable to the disguised gods Zeus and Hermês. 

  • KASSIOPEIA:  Greek name meaning "she whose words excel." In mythology, this is the name of one of the fifty Nereids who became the wife of Kepheus and mother of Andromde. 
  • KORNELIOS:  Greek form of Latin Cornelius, meaning "of a horn." In the bible, this is the name of a Roman centurion who converted to Christianity.
  • LOT:  Greek form of Hebrew Lowt, meaning "covering, veil." In the bible, this is the name of a nephew of Abraham and father of Moab.
  • NIKEPHOROS:  Ancient Greek unisex name composed of the elements nike "victory" and phoreo "to bear/carry," hence "victory-bearer."
  • KLYMENE:  Greek name meaning "praiseworthy might." In mythology, this is the name of several characters including the Oceanid who was the mother of Atlas and Prometheus.
  • IONAS:  Greek form of Hebrew Yonah, meaning "dove." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Peter.
  • SERAFEIM:  Greek form of Hebrew Saraph, meaning "burning one" or "serpent."
  • EUPHÊMIA:  Variant form of Greek Euphêmê, meaning "Well I speak."
  • AMINADAB: Greek form of Hebrew Ammiynadab, meaning "servant of the prince." In the bible, this is the name of an ancestor of Christ. 
  • GAÏOS:  Greek form of Latin Gaius ("lord"), meaning "lord." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a man from Derbe, a man of Corinth, an unknown Christian to whom John's third epistle is addressed, and a Macedonian who accompanied Paul in his travels. 
  • KORA: Variant spelling of Greek Kore, meaning "maiden."
  • ANDROMACHE:  Greek name composed of the elements andros "of a man/warrior" and mache "battle," hence "man/warrior battle." In mythology, this is the name of the kidnapped wife of Hektor.
  • Greek form of Hebrew Sheth ("buttocks"), meaning "appointed." In the bible, this is the name of the third son of Adam and Eve.
  • THADDAIOS:  Greek name possibly derived from Aramaic Thaddai, meaning "courageous, large-hearted." In the bible, this is the surname of the apostle Jude who was also called Lebbaios. 
  • ISIDORA: Feminine form of Greek Isidoros, meaning "gift of Isis." Compare with another form of Isidora.
  • PHALLAS: Greek name meaning "stallion." This was the name of a horse belonging to Heraclios.
  • THEMISTOKLES:  Greek name composed of the elements themistos "of custom/law" and kleos "glory," hence "glorious law."
  • 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."
  • YIANNI:  Short form of Greek Yiannis, meaning "God is gracious." 
  • KHARIS:  Greek name meaning "charm, grace, kindness." In mythology, this is the singular form of plural Kharites (Charites), a name for the goddesses of charm.
  • DIOSKOUROI:  Greek name composed of the elements Dios "god, Zeus" and kouros "boy," hence "boys of Zeus." In mythology, this name was given to Castor and Pollux, the twin sons of Zeus and Leda, tutelary deities of sailors. In the bible, they are mentioned by this name in Acts 28:11.
  • MANASSES:  Greek form of Hebrew Menashsheh, meaning "causing to forget" or "one who forgets." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the eldest son of Joseph.
  • PRIAMOS:  Greek name, possibly derived from the Luwian compound priimuua, meaning "exceptionally courageous." Luwian is closely related to Hittite. In mythology, this is the name of a king of Troy.
  • MELPOMENÊ:  Greek name meaning "choir." In mythology, this is the name of the muse of tragedy.
  • DEMOSTHENES:  Greek name composed of the elements demou "of the people" and sthenos "strength, vigor," hence "strength of the people."
  • ERRÍKOS:  Greek name which ultimately derives from Old German Amaliricus, meaning "work-power."
  • CHARALAMPOS:  Greek name composed of the elements chara "happiness" and lampo "shining," hence "shining happiness."
  • LINOS: Greek name derived either from the word ailinon, a ritual "cry of grief," or, from linon, meaning "flax, linen." In the bible, this is the name of one of Paul's Christian associates. In mythology, this is the name of a musician, the personification of lamentation. He was killed by Apollo who was his rival in music. Another version of the story says he was killed by Hercules. 
  • KYRIAKE:  Feminine form of Greek Kyriakos, meaning "of the lord."
  • OURBANOS:  Greek name meaning "of the city." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a certain Christian.
  • KEPHEUS:  Greek name meaning "gardener." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Ethiopia, the husband of Kassiopeia.
  • ALEXIOS:  Short form of Greek names containing the word alexein, meaning "defender."
  • EUTROPIA: Feminine form of Greek Eutropios, meaning "versatile." Compare with another form of Eutropia.
  • PHTHA:  Greek form of Egyptian Ptah, meaning "opener (of the mouth)."
  • KLEOPAS:  Contracted form of Greek Kleopatros, meaning "glory of the father." In the bible, this is the name of a disciple.

  • TOBIT: Greek form of Hebrew Tobih, meaning "good" or "my God." Compare with another form of Tobit.
  • MATTHAN:  Greek form of Hebrew Mattan, meaning "a gift." In the bible, this is the name of an ancestor of Christ.
  • PERSEUS:  Greek myth name of the founder of Mycenae and the hero who killed the half-mortal gorgon Medousa. If Greek, the first element of the name might have derived from the word pertho, meaning "to sack, to destroy." And according to Carl Daling Buck in his Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, the -eussuffix found in so many Greek names is typically used to form an agent noun. If so, Perseus was a "destroyer" by profession, i.e. a "soldier," which is a fitting name for this legendary hero. 
  • ZENON:  Ancient Greek name, possibly meaning "of Zeus."
  • LIGEIA:  Greek name derived from the word ligeios, meaning "clear-toned" or "shrill whistling voice." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Sirens.
  • SELENE:  Greek myth name of a moon goddess, meaning "moon."
  • STAVROS:  Greek name meaning "crucifixion cross."
  • VLASIS:  Variant form of Greek Vlasios, meaning "talks with a lisp." 
  • DESPOINA: Variant spelling of Greek Despoine, meaning "mistress."
  • TOBIAS:  Greek form of Hebrew Tobiah, meaning "God is good."
  • DELPHINIOS:  Greek name meaning "of Delphi" or "of the Dolphins." In mythology, this is a title belonging to Apollo.
  • ZEPHYRA:  Feminine form of Greek Zephyros, meaning "west wind." 
  • AGLAIA:  Greek myth name of one of the three Graces, meaning "beauty, splendor." The other two are Thaleia, "blossoming, luxuriant," andEuphrosynê, "joy, merriment."
  • PARASKEVE:  Greek name meaning "preparation."
  • ANTIGONE:  Greek name composed of the elements anti "against; counter" and gone "birth; generation," hence "counter-generation." In mythology, this is the name of the sister of Priam, daughter of Oidipous.
  • NIKOSTRATOS:  Greek name composed of the elements nike "conquest, victory" and stratos "army," hence "victory-army."
  • PHELIX:  Greek form of Latin Felix, meaning "happy" or "lucky." In the bible, this is the name of a Roman procurator of Judea.
  • 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.
  • THEODOROS:  Greek name composed of the elements theos "god" and doron "gift," hence "gift of God."
  • 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.
  • STATHIS: Short form of Greek Eustathios, meaning "good stability."
  • VLASIOS:  Variant spelling of Greek Blasios, meaning "talks with a lisp."
  • OLYSSEUS:  Variant form of Greek Odysseus, probably meaning "to be angry, to hate."
  • ZEPHYR:  Short form of Greek Zephyros, meaning "west wind." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the west wind.
  • STAMATIA:  Feminine form of Greek Stamatios, meaning "stop."
  • ARTAXES: Contracted form of Greek Artaxerxes, meaning "great warrior" or "lion-king."
  • LÁRISA:  Greek name derived from the name of an ancient city, possibly meaning "fortified town." 
  • AMYNTA:  Feminine form of Greek Amyntas, meaning "defender."
  • MORPHEUS:  Greek name derived from the word morphe, meaning "form, shape." In mythology, this is the name of a god of dreams.
  • ANDROMDE:  Greek name composed of the elements andros� "man/warrior" and medomai "to think," hence "thinks like a man/warrior." In mythology, this is the name of the daughter of Kassiopeia who was to be sacrificed to the sea monster Medousa but was rescued byPerseus. Andromeda is said to have been an Ethiopian princess and ancient Ethiopians considered her and Perseus to be the progenitors of the black race. 
  • ARIADNÊ:  Greek name meaning "utterly pure." In mythology, this is the name of the daughter of King Minos.
  • THAN: Short form of Greek Thanatos, meaning "death."
  • ELEFTHERIA: Feminine form of Greek Eleftherios, meaning "the liberator."
  • DAREIOS:  Greek form of Persian Dârayavahush, meaning "possesses a lot, wealthy."
  • IEPHTHAE:  Greek form of Hebrew Yiphtach (English Jephtha), meaning "he opens" or "whom God sets free." In the bible, this is the name of a city and the name of a son of Gilead. 
  • HYPATOS:  From the Greek title for a consul, meaning "most high, supreme." 
  • DEMOKRITOS:  Greek name composed of the elements demou "of the people" and krites "judge," hence "judge of the people."
  • THOUKYDIDES: Variant spelling of Greek Thoukudídês, meaning "glory of God."
  • AKYLAS:  Greek form of Latin Aquila, meaning "eagle." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a Jew of Pontus and ally of Paul. 
  • HÊBÊ:  Greek name derived from the word hebos, meaning "young." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of youth.
  • SOFRONIA:  Variant spelling of Greek Sophronia, meaning "self-controlled."
  • ZOPYROS:  Greek name meaning "glowing."
  • ARTAXIAS: Greek form of Persian Ardeshir, the name of the founder of the Artaxiad dynasty, meaning "great warrior" or "lion-king."
  • ENYO:  Greek counterpart of Roman Latin Bellona, meaning "warlike." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of war known as the "waster of cities," depicted as being covered in blood and carrying weapons. She was a companion of Ares and is sometimes said to be his sister or mother.
  • BENEDIKTOS:  Greek form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." Martin Luther noted that this name added up to 666 in Greek gematria.

  • PANDORA:  Greek name composed of the elements pan "all" and doron "gift," hence "all-gift." In mythology, this is the name of the first mortal woman whose curiosity unleashed evil into the world.
  • HESIOD:  Short form of Greek Hesiodos, possibly meaning "to send song."
  • AINEÍAS (, e'-ne-as): Greek name derived from the word aíneo "to praise," hence "praiseworthy." In Greek mythology, this is the name of a Trojan warrior who founded the Roman state. In the bible, it is the name of a paralytic cured by Peter.
  • IOANNES:  Greek form of Hebrew Yowchanan, meaning "God is gracious."
  • RHEBEKKA:  Greek form of Hebrew Ribqah, meaning "ensnarer." In the bible, this is the name of the wife of Isaák.
  • PANTHERAS:  Ancient Greek name composed of the elements pan "all" and therao "to hunt," hence "all-hunter," i.e. "panther."
  • SPIRO:  Variant spelling of Greek Spyro, meaning "spirit."
  • NIKÊ:  Greek name meaning "victory." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of victory.
  • BARABBAS:  Greek form of Aramaic bar-Abba, meaning "son of the father." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a captive robber whom the Jews begged Pilate to release instead of Christ.
  • EURYNOME: Greek name meaning "far-ruling." In Orphic mythology, this was the name of the goddess-queen of the world before Rhea and Kronos cast her and her husband Ophion into Tartarus.
  • KYRILLOS:  Greek name meaning "lord."
  • GORGOPHONE:  Greek name composed of the elements gorgo "grim" and phonos "murderer, slayer," hence "grim slayer." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Perseus.
  • XENIA:  From the ancient Greek word xenia, from xenos "stranger, foreigner," but sometimes rendered "hospitable (esp. to foreigners)." Zeuswas sometimes referred to as Zeus Xenia because he was also a god of "travelers." For this reason the ancient Greeks considered it a religious obligation to be "hospitable" to travelers. It is said that the Trojan war began as a result of a violation of Xenia, for Paris had been a guest of Menelaos(Latin Menelaus) and violated Xenia by abducting his host's wife.
  • SABAOTH:  Greek form of Hebrew tsaba, meaning "Lord of the armies." In the bible, this is the name for the armies of the Lord of Israel, those who are under the leadership and protection of Jehovah and maintain his cause in war.
  • THOTH:  Greek form of Egyptian Djehuty, meaning "he who balances." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the moon, magic and science.
  • PTOOPHAGOS:  Greek name meaning "glutton of Ptoon (in Boeotia)." In mythology, this is the name of one of Orion's dogs.
  • SYMEON: : Variant form of Greek Simn, from Hebrew Shimon, meaning "hearkening." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the second son of Jacob and Leah. 
  • ONESIPHOROS:  Greek name meaning "bringer of profit." In the bible, this is the name of a Christian praised by Paul for his courage and kindness.
  • PLATON:  Greek name derived from the word platys, meaning "broad, flat; plateau."
  • ELEKTRA: Greek name meaning "bright, shining." In mythology, this is the name of a Pleiad, an Oceanid, and the sister of Orestes who helped him kill their mother Klytaimnestra.
  • PANTELEIMON:  Greek name composed of the elements panta "all" and eleos "mercy," hence "all-merciful."
  • MARGARITES:  Greek name derived from the word margaron, meaning "pearl."
  • DIOMÊDÊS:  Greek name composed of the elements Dios "god, Zeus" and medomai "to think," hence "cunning as Zeus." In mythology, this is the name of the second-best warrior of all Achaeans who fought in the Trojan war (Ajax was first-best).
  • KEYX:  Greek name, possibly meaning "kingfisher." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Thessaly, the son of Eosphoros.
  • BAAL ZEBUL: Variant form of Greek Beelzeboul, possibly meaning "lord or possessor of the high place."
  • MARTHA (Hebrew: , Aramaic: , Greek: ): Greek name of Aramaic origin, meaning "lady, mistress." In the bible, this is the name of a sister of Lazaros (Latin Lazarus).
  • ADONIS:  Greek name derived from Hebrew Adonai, meaning "my lord." In mythology, this is the name of a beautiful youth who was loved byAphrodite. He was killed while hunting a boar and the anemone flower sprang from his blood. 
  • AGAPETOS:  Greek name meaning "beloved."
  • AKANTHA:  Greek name meaning "thorn." In mythology, this is the name of a nymph loved by Apollo.
  • MINTHE:  Greek name meaning "mint." In mythology, this is the name of a water nymph who was turned into a mint plant.
  • CHRISTOS:  Greek name meaning "anointed." In the bible, this is a name applied to Jesus, the Messiah and son of God.
  • PHOBOS:  Greek name meaning "fear." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Ares. It is also the name of a moon of Mars.
  • CRONOS: Variant spelling of Greek Kronos, meaning "time."
  • KANDAKE:  Greek name of foreign origin, meaning "prince of servants." In Acts 8:27 of the New Testament bible, a queen of Ethiopia is referred to by this name. But it was not actually a personal name, but the name of a dynasty of Ethiopian queens. 

  • MOYSES:  Greek form of Hebrew Moshe, meaning "drawn out." In the bible, this is the name of the leader who brought the Israelites out of bondage and led them to the promised land. 
  • NACHOR:  Greek form of Hebrew Nachowr, meaning "snoring" or "snorting." In the bible, this is the name of the son of Terah and brother ofAbraham.
  • EBER (Greek: ): Variant spelling of Greek/Hebrew Heber, meaning "the region beyond; on the other side (of a stream or sea)." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a great grandson of Shem. Compare with other forms of Eber.
  • RHAAB:  Greek form of Hebrew Rachab, meaning "ample, broad, spacious, wide." In the bible, this is the name of a harlot of Jericho who aided the spies in their escape and was saved from destruction.
  • ATROPOS:  Greek name meaning "cannot be turned; inflexible." In mythology, this is the name of one of the original three Fates.
  • AGAUE:  Greek name derived from the word agauos, meaning "illustrious; noble." In Greek mythology, this is the name of one of the four daughters of Kadmos, king of Theben in Boiotia, and his wife Harmonia. 
  • EUDORA:  Modern Greek name composed of the elements eu "good" and doron "gift," hence "good gift."
  • ARISTARCHOS:  Greek name composed of the elements aristo "best, excellent" and archo "chief, leading, ruling," hence "best ruler." In the bible, this is the name of a companion of Paul. It is also the name of an asteroid and a crater on the Moon.
  • IOLE:  Greek name derived from the word iole, meaning "violet." In mythology, this is the name of a woman loved by Herakles.
  • VANGELIS: Modern short form of Greek Evangelos, meaning "good angel" or "good messenger."
  • PROKRIS:  Greek name, possibly meaning either "dew" or "to condemn." In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Kephalos (LatinCephalus).
  • HANNA: Greek form of Hebrew Channah, meaning "favor; grace." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a prophetess in Jerusalem. Compare with other forms of Hanna.
  • GABRIL:  Greek form of Hebrew Gabriyel, meaning "man of God" or "warrior of God." In the bible, this is the name of one of the angelic princes or chiefs of the angels.
  • KUMA:  Greek name meaning "sprout" or "wave." Also spelled Kyma.
  • GAD: Greek form of Hebrew Gad, meaning "troop." In the bible, this is the name of a tribe descended from Gad, mentioned in the New Testament in Rev vii. 5. Compare with other forms of Gad.
  • DELPHINIA:  Feminine form of Greek Delphinios, meaning "of Delphi" or "of the Dolphins." In mythology, this is the surname of Artemis. 
  • DORIS:  Greek name meaning "bounty" and "unmixed, pure." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the sea, consort of Nêreus and mother of the Nereids (sea nymphs). 
  • EUPHEMIOS:  Masculine form of Greek Euphêmê, meaning "Well I speak."
  • HYDRA:  Greek name derived from the word hydor, meaning "water." In mythology, this is the name of a many-headed water dragon killed byHerakles.
  • SAVAS: Variant spelling of Greek Savvas, meaning "Saturday, the Sabbath." Compare with another form of Savas.
  • USIRIS: Variant spelling of Greek Osiris, the Greek form of Egyptian Asar, possibly meaning "something that has been made; a product."
  • PARTHENOPÊ:  Greek name composed of the elements parthenos "virgin" and ops "voice," hence "virgin voice." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Sirens.
  • TALITHA (Greek: , Aramaic: ): Greek name derived from the word talitha, "damsel, maiden," from Aramaic taleh (, "young lamb"). In the bible, Jesus spoke the words talitha koum(i) ("damsel, get up") to a little girl that he healed. 
  • ZENAIS:  Greek name, possibly meaning "of Zeus."
  • MONIMOS:  Greek form of Arabic Munim, meaning "to be pleasing," or "favorable one."
  • GREGORIOS: Greek name derived from the word gregorein, meaning "watchful; vigilant."
  • ABIRON:  Greek form of Hebrew Abiyram, meaning "my father is exalted." In the bible, this is the name of the eldest son of Hiel the Bethelite, and the name of a son of Eliab who joined Korah in his rebellion against Moses. Also spelled Abeiron.
  • RHACHAB:  Variant form of Greek Rhaab, a form of Hebrew Rachab, meaning "ample, broad, spacious, wide." In the bible, this is the name of a harlot of Jericho who aided the spies in their escape and was saved from destruction.
  • PARTHENIA:  In Greek mythology an unnamed river nymph is said to have been the mother of a Trojan hero who fought against the Greeks. She is known only by the title Naias Parthenia, meaning "Naias Nymphe of the River Parthenios (in Paphlagonia, Anatolia)." Parthenia and Parthenioswere both derived from the Greek word parthenos, meaning "virgin."
  • OINONE:  Greek name meaning "wine." In mythology, this is the name of a Naiad nymph who was the first wife of Paris. 
  • KHLOE:  Variant spelling of Greek Chlo, meaning "green shoot." In mythology, this is a surname of the goddess Demeter. 
  • TRITONOS:  Variant form of Greek Triton, meaning "of the third."
  • STYLIANOS:  Greek name derived from the word stylos, meaning "pillar."
  • SOPHRONIOS:  Greek name derived from the element sophron, meaning "self-controlled."
  • SOFIA: Variant spelling of Greek Sophia, meaning "wisdom." This form of the name is in wide use throughout Europe by the Finnish, Italians, Germans, Norwegians, Portuguese and Swedish.
  • ARTEMAS:  Contracted form of Greek Artemidoros, meaning "gift of Artemis." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a friend of Paul.
  • ATHOS:  Contracted form of Greek Athanasios, meaning "immortal." In mythology, this is the name of an ancient mountain god, one of the Gigantes. It is also the name of a mountain in Greece containing an ancient monastic site.
  • ELPIDIOS:  Greek name derived from the word elpis, meaning "hope."
  • DEIMOS:  Greek name meaning "fear, terror." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Ares and Aphrodite.
  • MEDEIA:  Greek name meaning "cunning." In mythology, this is the name of the sorceress who helped Iason (Latin Jason) steal the Golden Fleece from his father. When Jason later abandoned her for another woman, she got revenge by killing two of her own children fathered by him. 
  • NAZORAIOS:  Greek name derived from the word nazara ("the guarded one"), meaning "one separated." In the bible, this is a title given to Jesus and a name given to Christians by the Jews. It is also the name used for an inhabitant "of Nazareth."
  • NESTOR:  Greek name meaning "homecoming." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Nileas (Latin Neleus) and king of Pylos.
  • PTOLEMAIOS:  Greek name derived from the word polemeios, meaning "aggressive, warlike."
  • ALKMENE:  Greek name meaning "might of the moon." In mythology, this is the name of the mortal mother of Herakles by Zeus.
  • ONESIMOS:  Greek name meaning "profitable, useful." In the bible, this is the name of an escaped slave.
  • APHRODISIA:  Feminine form of Greek Aphrodisios, meaning "risen from the foam." Compare with another form of Aphrodisia.
  • EPAPHRODITOS:  Greek name composed of the word epi "on" and the name of the goddess of love, Aphrodite, rendered "loving" in the sense of being a "devotee of Aphrodite." In the bible, this is the name of an associate of Paul in the ministry.
  • HELIOS:  Greek name meaning "sun." In mythology, this is the name of a sun god.
  • AIAS:  Greek name meaning "mourner." In mythology, this is the name of a hero of the Trojan war, second only to Achilles in strength and bravery. His Roman name is Ajax. 
  • TASOULA:  Short form of Greek Anastasoula, meaning "resurrection."
  • EKTOR:  Variant spelling of Greek Hektor, meaning "defend; hold fast."
  • PYROIS: Greek name meaning "fiery." In mythology, this is the name of one of the horses of the Sun.
  • SOKRATES:  Greek name composed of the elements sos "safe, sound, whole" and kratos "power," hence "whole power."
  • SATANAS:  Greek name of Aramaic origin, corresponding to Greek Satan, meaning "adversary." In the bible, this is the name of the inveterate enemy of God. 
  • BETHZATHA:  Greek name of uncertain origin. It may be from the Aramaic, meaning "house of olives." Or it may be an altered form of GreekBethesda, meaning "flowing water" or "house of mercy."
  • Midrash derives from the word midah/middah ("action, measure, rule"), the plural of which is midos ("actions of man," or "rulers of man" especially of man's traits; hence "personality traits." Midos is the ruler of our personality and behavior; it determines what is the central focus of our mind which affects all of our actions and thoughts. Midas was ruled by negative midos, bad traits; he was self-focused and acted rashly, making a bad choice, when offered anything he wanted. 
  • OPHELIA:  Feminine form of Greek Ophelos, meaning "help." This name was used by Shakespeare for an ill-omened character in Hamlet.
  • DEMETER:  Greek myth name of a goddess of agriculture, derived from Doric Da-mater, meaning "earth mother." Compare with masculineDemeter.
  • TETHYS:  Greek name meaning "grandmother; nurse." In mythology, this is the name of a Titaness and sea goddess, the daughter of Ouranos(Latin Uranus) and Gaia (Latin Gæa).
  • DAREIA: Feminine form of Greek Dareios, meaning "possesses a lot, wealthy."
  • PSYKHE:  Greek name derived from the word psykhe ("soul, mind, spirit, breath, life"), meaning "animating spirit." In mythology, this is the name of a mortal princess who was loved by Eros.
  • NYX:  Greek name meaning "night." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of night.
  • ALKYONE:  Greek name meaning "kingfisher." In mythology, this is the name of a star-nymph loved by Poseidôn. She is the daughter of Atlasand Plêionê.
  • PONTIOS:  Greek form of Latin Pontius, meaning "of the sea; seaman." In the bible, this was the first name of the Prefect of the Roman province of Judea,Pontius Pilate.
  • ALPHAIOS:  Variant spelling of Greek Halphaios, meaning "changing." 
  • SOLON:  Greek name meaning "wisdom."
  • SAMOUEL:  Greek form of Hebrew Shemuwel, meaning "heard of God," "his name is El," or "name of God." In the bible, this is the name of a son ofElkanah by Hanna.
  • AMOUN: Variant spelling of Greek Ammon, a form of Egyptian Yamanu, the myth name of a god of wind and air, meaning "the hidden one."
  • ERIS:  Greek name meaning "strife." In mythology, this is the name of a war-goddess, the sister of Ares. Her Roman name is Discordia.
  • KREON:  Greek name meaning "ruler." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Thebes, husband of Eurydike and father of Haemon.
  • XAN: Short form of Greek Alexandros, meaning "defender of mankind." Compare with another form of Xan.
  • MYRON:  Greek name adopted by early English Christians because of its association with the gift of myrrh given to Jesus by the Magi, derived from the Greek word myron, meaning "myrrh."
  • ABRAX: Greek name meaning "shining one." In mythology, this is the name of one of the steeds of Aurora. The other is Phaeton.
  • PATRIKIOS:  Greek form of Latin Patricius, meaning "patrician, of noble descent."
  • PHAIDROS:  Greek name derived from the word phaidros, meaning "bright."
  • LAKHESIS:  Greek name meaning "apportioner; disposer of lots." In mythology, this is the name of one of the three Fates (Moirae).
  • EFROSYNI:  Modern spelling of Greek Euphrosynê, meaning "joy, mirth."
  • OKEANOS: Greek name meaning "ocean." In mythology, this is the name of a Titan, son of Uranus and Gaia, the personification of the world-ocean once believed to encircle the world.
  • EUSEBIOS:  Greek name composed of the elements eu "good" and sebein "to honor/worship," hence "pious."
  • BEELZEBUL: Variant spelling of Greek Beelzeboul, meaning "lord of dung."
  • PHLEGON: Greek myth name of one of the horses of the noon-day sun, meaning "the burning/blazing one."
  • ANEMONE:  Greek name derived from the word anemos, meaning "wind." In mythology, this is the name of a nymph who was turned into a wind-flower.
  • BOANERGES:  Greek name meaning "sons of thunder" or "sons of tumult." In the bible, this is a name given to the brothers James and Johnby Jesus.
  • PAIAN:  Variant spelling of Greek Paion, meaning "healer." 
  • AMARANTHOS:  Variant spelling of Greek Amarantos, meaning "unfading."
  • EVANGELOS:  Greek name composed of the elements eu "good, well" and angelos "news, message," hence "good angel" or "good messenger."
  • IANTHE:  Greek name meaning "violet flower." In mythology, this is the name of an ocean nymph.
  • SOSIGENES:  Greek name composed of the elements sos "safe, sound" and genes "born," hence "born safe/sound."
  • ZENOBIA: Old Greek name meaning "life of Zeus." 
  • ARAM: Greek form of Hebrew Ram, meaning "high." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of an ancestor of Jesus. Compare with other forms of Aram.
  • THERON:  Greek name meaning "hunter."
  • OLYMPIODOROS:  Ancient Greek name composed of the name Olympos and the word doron "gift," hence "gift of Olympos."
  • EPIKTETOS:  Greek name meaning "newly acquired."
  • IOVILIOS: Variant spelling of Greek Ioulios, meaning "descended from Iovis (Jove)."
  • 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.
  • OPHELOS:  Greek name derived from the vocabulary word, ophelos, meaning "help."
  • SALM:  Greek form of Hebrew Shelomiyth, meaning "peaceful." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a woman who witnessedChrist's crucifixion. It is also said (by the historian Josephus) to have been the name of the daughter of Herodias (consort of Herod Antipas), who demanded the head of John the Baptist after dancing for Herod.
  • KLEMENTOS:  Greek form of Latin Clementius, meaning "gentle and merciful."
  • THEODOSIA: Feminine form of Greek Theodosios, meaning "god-giving." Compare with another form of Theodosia.
  • SETH (1-, 2-): Compare with other forms of Seth.
  • 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 Euandros (Latin Evander); a giant son of Ouranos (Latin Uranus) and Gaia; a Titan son of Kreios and Eurybia; the father of the 50 Pallantids; a daughter of Triton; and it is an epithet of Athene. 
  • KYNTHIA:  Greek name meaning "woman from Kynthos." The Latin form is Cynthia.
  • KEPHAS:  Greek name of Aramaic origin, meaning "rock, stone." In the New Testament bible, this is the surname given by Jesus to Simon son of Jona, to distinguish him from Simon Zelotes. 
  • PHILOMELA:  Greek name composed of the elements philos "dear, sweet" and melos "song," usually rendered "sweet singer; nightingale." In mythology, this is the name of a princess who was raped and had her tongue cut out.
  • ARISTAIOS:  Greek name 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. 
  • LEUI:  Greek form of Hebrew Leviy, meaning "adhesion, joined to" or "crown, garland." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the third son of Jacob.
  • 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 Nêreus, and is depicted as a kind of merman.
  • KARPOS:  Greek name meaning "fruit." In mythology, this is the name of a son of the nymph Khloris and the god Zephyros. In the bible, it is the name of a Christian at Troas mentioned in the second epistle of Timothy (2 Ti. 4:13).
  • PERIKLES:  Greek name composed of the elements peri "around" and kleos "glory," hence "surrounded by glory."
  • FRONA: Short form of Greek Sofronia, meaning "self-controlled."
  • DIOGENES:  Greek name composed of the elements Dios "god, Zeus" and genes "born," hence "born of Zeus."
  • ELIOUD:  Greek name meaning "God his glory." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of an ancestor of Christ.
  • AISON:  Greek name possibly meaning "to be" or "that which is made." In mythology, this is the name of Jason's father.
  • SPIRIDION:  Greek name derived as a diminutive form of Latin spiritus, meaning "little spirit." In use by the Croatians.
  • LEBBAIOS:  Greek name meaning "man of heart." In the bible, this is another name for Jude, one of the twelve apostles.
  • ERATO:  Greek name derived from the word arastos, meaning "lovely." In mythology, this is the name of the muse of poetry.
  • PHERENIKE:  Greek name composed of the elements pherein "to bring" and nike "victory," hence "bringer of victory." 
  • BARIESOU:  Greek form of Aramaic Bar-Yesu, meaning "son of Jesus." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a false prophet.
  • IOSAPHAT:  Greek form of Hebrew Yehowshaphat, meaning "God has judged" or "whom God judges." In the bible, this is the name of a king of Judah.
  • ANTONIS:  Contracted form of Greek Antonios, possibly meaning "invaluable." 
  • EOS:  Greek name meaning "dawn." In mythology, this is the name of the goddess of dawn. Equated with Latin Aurora.
  • MAGDALN:  Greek name meaning "of Magdala." In the bible, this is the name of a woman who was cleansed of sin by Jesus and remained with him throughout his ministry, and witnessed his crucifixion and resurrection. 
  • ARSENIOS:  Greek name meaning "virile."
  • IORDANES:  Greek masculine form of Hebrew unisex Yarden ("flowing down"), meaning "the descender." In the bible, this is the name of the river in which Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.
  • KAPANEUS:  Greek name meaning "arrogant." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Seven Against Thebes. He is said to have had a body of immense size and strength, but he was notoriously arrogant and was eventually struck and killed by a thunderbolt sent by Zeus. His wife Euadnecommitted suicide by throwing herself on his funeral pyre. 
  • NIKON:  Greek name derived from the word nike, meaning "conquest, victory."
  • 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. 
  • ANAXAGORAS:  Greek name composed of the elements anax "master" and agoreuo "to speak," hence "master of speech." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Argos.
  • BARSABBAS:  Greek form of Aramaic Bar-Sabba, probably meaning "son of the Sabbath." In the bible, this is the surname of a certainJoseph and Judas, mentioned in Acts 1:23 and 15:22 respectively.
  • PYRRHOS:  Greek name meaning "flame-like." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Achilles. He is also known as Neoptolemos. 
  • KLEOPATRA:  Greek name composed of the elements kleos "glory" and pater "father," hence "glory of the father." Cleopatra VII reigned as Queen of Egypt from 51-30 B.C. She was born in 69 B.C. in Alexandria, Egypt and is believed to have been black African. 
  • LAPIDOTH:  Greek form of Hebrew Lapiydowth, meaning "torches." In the bible, this is the name of the husband of Deborah.
  • DIABOLOS:  Greek name meaning "accuser, slanderer." In the bible, this is a title for Satan, the prince of demons and author of evil, who estranges men from God and entices them to sin. Figuratively, the devil is a man who, by opposing the cause of God, may be said to act the part of the devil or to side with him.
  • PHILOTHEOS:  Greek name composed of the elements philos "friend" and theos "god," hence "friend of God" or "loves God."
  • PUROEIS: Greek name meaning "fiery hot." In mythology, this is the name of one of the horses of the noon-day sun.
  • PHILE: Feminine form of Greek Philon, meaning "to love."
  • SILOUANOS:  Greek name meaning "from the forest." In the bible, this is the name of a companion of Saint Paul. 
  • MNÊMOSYNÊ:  Greek name meaning "memory." In mythology, this is the name of the personification of memory, a Titaness and daughter of Gaia and Ouranos. 
  • DESDEMONA: Literary name derived from the Greek word dysdaimon, meaning "ill-starred." 
  • ALKESTIS:  Greek name meaning "might of the home." In mythology, this is the name of a princess who was rescued by Herakles when she descended into Hades in place of her husband.
  • KURIA:  Greek name meaning "lady."
  • ARISTOKLES:  Greek name composed of the elements aristos "best, excellent" and kleos "glory," hence "best glory." This was Plato's real name.
  • ÉRIKA: Feminine form of Greek Erríkos, meaning "work-power."
  • IESOUS:  Greek form of Hebrew Yehowshuwa, meaning "God is salvation." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of many characters, including the son of God by the Virgin Mary. Iesous preached for four years before being crucified on a cross in Jerusalem. Jesus is the English and Latin form of the name.
  • HEPHAISTOS:  Greek name said to be pre-Hellenic and of unknown origin, but possibly from the word hepta, 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 Promêtheus stole fire to give to man. He is also known by the epithet "both feet crooked."
  • SETHI:  Greek form of Egyptian Seti, meaning "of Seth." 
  • HALPHAIOS:  Greek name meaning "changing." In the bible, this is the name of the fathers of James and Levi. Also spelled Alphaios.
  • KALLIAS:  Greek name derived from the word kallos, meaning "beauty."
  • 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.
  • HELLADIOS:  Greek name derived from Hellas "Greece," hence "of Greece."
  • AITHER:  Greek name meaning "bright, upper air." In mythology, this is the name of one of the first gods, the son of Erebos 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.
  • LYKOURGOS:  Greek name composed of the elements lykou "of a wolf" and ergon "deed, work," hence "wolf-work." In mythology, this is the name of a lawgiver of Sparta who banned the cult of Dionysos and paid dearly for it. His political opponent Alkandros put out one of his eyes.
  • AELLA:  Greek and Latin variant form of Greek Aellô, meaning "storm wind; whirlwind." In Greek mythology, this is the name of an Amazon warrior who was killed by Herakles. She was known for wielding a double-axe. 
  • EUROPE:  Greek name composed of the elements euro "wide" and opsis "face, a sight, a view," hence "wide-faced." In mythology, this is the name of the mother of Minos and the name from which the continent of Europe was derived.
  • ZARA:  Greek name meaning "a rising (of light)." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of the son of Judah. Compare with feminine Zara.
  • HABEL:  Greek form of Hebrew Hebel ("breath, breathing"), meaning "vanity," i.e. "transitory." In the bible, this is the name of the second son ofAdam and Eve who was killed by his jealous brother Cain.
  • TITAIA: Greek name, said to be cognate with Sanskrit tithá, "fire," from Aryan tith, "to burn." In mythology, this is the name of the mother of theTitans who were named after her; therefore possibly another name for Gaia (Earth). 
  • PYTHIOS:  Greek name, possibly derived from the word pythein, meaning "to rot." In mythology, this is the name of a serpent killed by Apollo near Delphi. The name then became one of his epithets.
  • OLYMPIAS:  Ancient Greek name of the mother of Alexander the Great. It is a feminine form of Greek Olympos ("home of the gods"), meaning "of Olympus." 
  • HERMOGENES:  Ancient Greek name composed of the name of the god Hermes and the word genes "born," hence "born of Hermês."
  • KHRYSAOR:  Greek name meaning "golden sword." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Poseidôn and the Gorgon Medousa (LatinMedusa). He is usually described as a giant, but sometimes as a winged boar, just as his twin brother Pegasos is described as a winged horse.
  • ALASTOR:  Greek name meaning "avenging spirit." In mythology, this is the name of the daimon spirit of family blood feuds, the afflicter of vengeance upon children for the crimes of their fathers.
  • 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.
  • KHARIKLO:  Greek name meaning "graceful spinner." In mythology, this is the name of the nymph wife of Kheiron (Latin Chiron) the centaur.
  • AIGIDIOS:  Greek name derived from aigidion, meaning "kid; young goat" or "shield of goatskin." Also spelled Aegidios.
  • SPYROS:  Pet form of Greek Spyridon, meaning "spirit."
  • XENE:  Feminine form of Greek Xenon, meaning "foreigner; stranger."
  • TYCHON:  Greek name meaning "hitting the mark."
  • MAKSIMOS:  Greek form of Latin Maximus, meaning "the greatest."
  • PLOUTON:  Greek name derived from the word ploutos, meaning "wealth." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the underworld. 
  • AEGIDIOS: Variant spelling of Greek Aigidios, meaning "kid; young goat" or "shield of goatskin."
  • 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."
  • MARIA: Greek form of Hebrew Miryam, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including the mother of Jesus and a sister of Lazaros (Latin Lazarus). Compare with another form of Maria.
  • DIMITRIS: Contracted form of Greek Dimitrios, meaning "loves the earth" or "follower of Demeter."
  • ZEPHYROS:  Greek name meaning "west wind." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the west wind.
  • HIERONYMOS:  Greek name composed of the elements hieras "holy" and onoma "name," hence "holy name."
  • MILTIADES:  Old Greek name derived from the word miltos, meaning "red earth."
  • PHYLLIDA: Feminine form of Greek Phyllidos, meaning "foliage." In use by the English.
  • 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.
  • ANAÏTIS:  Greek form of Persian Anahita, meaning "immaculate."
  • HENOCH:  Greek form of Hebrew Chanowk, meaning "dedicated" or "initiated." In the bible, this is the name of the eldest son of Cain, and a son of Jared the father of Methuselah.
  • THEOPHANIA:  Feminine form of Greek Theophanes, meaning "manifestation of God." This name used to be given to girls born on the Epiphany (January 6)--also called the 12th day of Christmas--which commemorates the visit of the three wise men (the Magi) to the infant Jesus.
  • EUTHYMIOS:  Ancient Greek name composed of the elements eu "good, well" and thymos "soul, spirit," hence "good-spirited."
  • NIKOLAOS:  Greek name composed of the elements nike "conquest, victory" and laos "the people," hence "victor of the people." In the bible, this is the name of a proselyte of Antioch and one of the seven deacons of the church at Jerusalem.
  • XANTHIPPOS:  Greek name composed of the elements xanthos "yellow" and hippos "horse," hence "yellow horse."
  • AMENOPHIS:  Greek name composed of Amen ("truly, so be it, verily") and ophis "serpent," but usually rendered "Amen is satisfied." This was another name for Pharaoh Akhenaton of the eighteenth dynasty. 
  • LOUKIANOS:  Greek form of Latin Lucianus, meaning "light."
  • CHRISTIANOS:  Greek name, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ." In the bible, this is the name first given to the worshippers ofJesus by the Gentiles, but from the second century onward accepted by them as a title of honor.
  • ELENE:  Modern form of Greek Helén, possibly meaning "torch."
  • PETROS: Greek translation of the Aramaic byname Kephas, meaning "rock, stone." In the bible, this is the name of one of Christ's apostles. The name was given byJesus to Simon son of Jona, to distinguish him from Simon Zelotes. 
  • MYRRINE:  Ancient Greek name derived from the word myron, meaning "myrrh." 
  • EUTYCHOS:  Contracted form of Greek Eutychios, meaning "fortunate."

 

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