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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.

  • TIMOTHEOS:  Greek name composed of the elements timao "to honor" and theos "god," hence "to honor God." In the bible, this is the name of a companion of Paul. He was martyred at Ephesus.
  • ZAKHARIAS:  Variant spelling of Greek Zacharias, meaning "whom Jehovah remembered." 
  • DAMALI: Abbreviated form of Greek Damalis, meaning "calf."
  • THESEUS:  Greek name, possibly composed of Thes- from the PIE base *dhe- "to put, to do," and the agent-forming suffix -eus, hence "doer," i.e. "man of action." In mythology, this is the name of a hero who slew the Minotaur. 

  • NABUCHODONOSOR:  Greek form of Hebrew Nebuwkadnetstsar, meaning "Nebo, defend my crown" or "Nebo, defend my firstborn son." In the bible, this is the name of a ruler of Babylon who conquered Judah and Jerusalem and destroyed temples.
  • ANTIPATROS: Greek name composed of anti "against, opposite to, before, instead of, in place of" and patros "father," yet this name is usually translated "like the father." 
  • 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.
  • DANAË:  Greek name meaning "parched." In mythology, this is the name of the mother of Perseus.
  • ELEUTHERIOS:  Greek name meaning "the liberator." In mythology, this is the name by which Dionysos and Eros were sometimes referred.
  • LAPIDOT: Variant spelling of Greek Lapidoth, meaning "torches." 
  • EUGENEIA:  Feminine form of Greek Eugenios, meaning "well born."
  • THEOPHILOS:  Greek name composed of the elements theos "god" and philos "friend," hence "friend of God." In the bible, this is the name of the man to whom Luke addressed his gospel in the New Testament. 
  • EUARISTOS:  Ancient Greek name composed of the elements eu "good, well" and arestos "pleasing," hence "well-pleasing."

  • HERAKLEIDES:  Ancient Greek name composed of the name of the goddess Hera and possibly the word kleidon "little key," hence "Hêrâ's little key."
  • DIMITRIOS: Variant spelling of Greek Demetrios, meaning "loves the earth" or "follower of Demeter."
  • POLYDOROS:  Greek name composed of the elements polys "much" and doron "gift," hence "bears many gifts." In mythology, this is the name ofPriam's youngest son and several other characters.
  • ANDRONIKOS:  Greek name composed of the elements andros "man, warrior" and nike "victory," hence "victory of a man/warrior." 
  • ZOE: Greek name meaning "life." 
  • ASKLEPIADES:  Patronymic form of Greek Asklepios, meaning "descendant of Asklepios."
  • AMEN (Greek: , Hebrew: ): Greek and Hebrew name meaning "truly, so be it, verily." It was a custom which passed over from the synagogues into the Christian assemblies, that when he who had offered up a prayer to God, the others in attendance responded Amen, and thus made the substance of what was uttered their own.
  • OPHION: Greek name meaning "serpent." According to Orphic mythology, this was the name of a god-king of the world before Rhea and Kronos cast him and his consort Eurynome into Tartarus.
  • NANA: Pet form of Greek Ioanna, meaning "God is gracious." Compare with another form of Nana.
  • BION:  Greek name derived from the word bios meaning "life."
  • IAEIROS:  Variant spelling of Greek Iaïros, meaning "whom God enlightens."
  • NIKOLAS:  Contracted form of Greek Nikolaos, meaning "victor of the people."
  • KLOTHO:  Greek name meaning "spinner." In mythology, this is the name of one of the three Fates (Moirae).
  • SEILENOS:  Greek name meaning "moving to-and-fro in the wine trough." In mythology, this is the name of the teacher and companion of the wine-godDionysos.
  • HOROS:  Greek form of Egyptian Hor, meaning "the distant one." In mythology, this is the name of the son of Isis, a falcon-headed god of the sky.
  • ZENOVIA: Variant spelling of Greek Zenobia, meaning "life of Zeus." 
  • ADAM: Greek form of Hebrew Adam, meaning "the red earth." In use by the English.
  • ISAÁK:  Greek form of Hebrew Yitzchak, meaning "he will laugh." 
  • THYIA:  Greek name meaning "Bacchic frenzy." In mythology, this is the name of a nymph of Mount Parnassus loved by Apollo. She is said to have been the first to have celebrated orgies in honor of Dionysos. She was the mother of Makedon by Zeus. 
  • ACHIMA: Feminine form of Greek Achim, probably meaning "Jehovah raises up." In use in Germany.
  • ELPIS:  Greek name meaning "expectation, hope." In mythology, this is the name of a spirit of hope. She, along with other daimons, was trapped in a jar by Zeus and put in the care of Pandora. Her Latin name is Spes.
  • PHOLOS:  Greek name meaning "of the cave" or "of the den." In mythology, this is the name of a wise centaur. He was a friend of Herakles who accidentally poisoned him; he surrendered his immortality to be rid of the agony of the poison.
  • LATINOS:  Greek name meaning "belonging to Latium." In mythology, this is the name of the son of Odysseus and Kirke who ruled the Etruscans.
  • ALEXANDREUS:  Greek name meaning "from Alexandria." In the bible, this is the name of a resident of Alexandria in Egypt.
  • EUGENIOS:  Greek name composed of the elements eu "good" and gen "birth," hence "well born."

  • NIKOLETA:  Feminine form of Greek Nikolaos, meaning "victor of the people."
  • APOLLOS:  Contracted form of Greek Apollonios, meaning "of Apollo." In the bible, this is the name of a learned Jew from Alexandria who became a Christian and a teacher of Christianity.
  • AGAPIOS:  Masculine form of Greek Agape, meaning "divine love."
  • 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.
  • ÆTHON:  Greek myth name of one of the horses of the sun god Helios, meaning "burning, fiery."
  • LEFTERIS:  Short form of Greek Eleftherios, meaning "the liberator."
  • AMALTHEIA:  Greek name meaning "to soothe." In mythology, this is the name of a goat who was the foster mother of Zeus.
  • SIMON: Greek byname derived from the word simós, meaning "flat- or snub-nosed." In use by the Russians. Compare with another form of Simon.
  • MAKARIOS:  Greek name derived from the word makaros, meaning "blessed."
  • ACHIMAH: Variant spelling of Greek Achima, probably meaning "Jehovah raises up."
  • LYKAON:  Greek name possibly meaning "wolf." In mythology, this is the name of an early king of Arkadia.
  • VASILIKI:  Feminine form of Greek Vasilis ("king"), meaning "queen." 
  • ANTONIOS:  Greek name, possibly meaning "invaluable." 
  • HERACLIOS: A derivative of Greek Herakles, meaning "glory of Hêrâ."
  • ANASTASIA: Feminine form of Greek Anastasios, meaning "resurrection." Compare with another form of Anastasia.
  • OURANOS:  Greek name meaning "the heavens." In mythology, this is the name of the husband of Gaia and father of the Titans.
  • KHRISTOS:  Variant spelling of Greek Christos, meaning "anointed." 
  • KAIAPHAS:  Greek form of Aramaic Qayyafa ("depression"), meaning "as comely." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a high priest of the Jews. 
  • IEZABEL:  Greek form of Hebrew Iyzebel ("Ba'al exalts," "unchaste," or "without cohabitation"), but meaning "chaste, intact." In the bible, this is the name of the evil wife of King Ahab. She was eaten by dogs as prophesied by Elijah.
  • PHOINIX:  Greek name derived from the word phoinix, meaning "crimson." In mythology, this is the name of an immortal bird who would rise from its own ashes after being consumed by fire every 500 years.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • DAPHNE:  Greek name meaning "laurel." In mythology, this is the name of a nymph who was turned into a laurel tree by her father so that she might escape Apollo's unwanted attentions.
  • ARTEMUS: Variant spelling of Greek Artemas, meaning "gift of Artemis."
  • ACHAZ (Greek: , Hebrew: ): Greek and Hebrew name meaning "possessing, possessor." In the bible, this is the name of the eleventh king of Judah, son of Jotham. Also spelled Ahaz.
  • SABBAS:  Greek name derived from Sabbaton, the word for "Saturday," hence "Sabbath."
  • EUSTATHIOS:  Greek name composed of the elements eu "good" and stenai "to stand," hence "good stability."
  • HERODION:  Pet form of Greek Herodes, meaning "sprung from a hero." In the bible, this is the name of a Christian mentioned in Paul's epistle to the Romans. 
  • PHOIBE:  Greek name meaning "shining one." In mythology, this is the name of a Titan goddess of bright intellect.

  • PARIS: Greek name probably derived from the word pari, meaning "wager." In mythology, this is the name of the son of Priam who kidnapped Helén and later fatally wounded Achilles. Because it had been prophesied that he would cause the collapse of Troy, his father gave him to a shepherd to be destroyed. The shepherd could not bring himself to kill the baby so he left him in the desert. Five days later he found the infant still alive and decided to "take a chance," and raise the child himself. He named the baby Paris. Compare with another form of Paris.
  • HERACLES: Variant spelling of Greek Herakles, meaning "glory of Hêrâ."
  • IOB:  Greek form of Hebrew Iyowb, meaning "hated, oppressed." In the bible, this is the name of a patient man who was severely tested by God.
  • KRIOS:  Variant spelling of Greek Kreios, meaning "master, ruler." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Titans.
  • SAPPHEIRE:  Variant form of Greek Sapphira, derived from the word sappheiros, meaning "sapphire." 
  • HERMOKRATES:  Ancient Greek name composed of the name of the god Hermes and the word kratos "power," hence "power of Hermês."
  • MIDAS:  In Greek mythology, this is the name of a king of Phrygia famous for his Midas touch. After entertaining the drunken Silenus for eleven days, Midas returned him to Dionysos who offered him his choice of anything he wanted. Midas asked to have everything he touched turned to gold. His wish was granted and Midas rejoiced, but not for long, for even his food and drink turned to gold before reaching his mouth. He prayed to Dionysos who took pity on him and gave him instructions for removing the cursed blessing. 
  • IAKOBOS:  Variant form of Greek Iakob, a form of Hebrew Yaaqob, meaning "supplanter." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of several characters, including two apostles and a half- brother of Jesus.
  • THERA: Greek name meaning "lustrous." In mythology, this is the name of one of Amphion's seven daughters. Compare with another form ofThera.
  • 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.
  • ANDRONIKA:  Feminine form of Greek Andronikos, meaning "victory of a man/warrior."
  • ARISTOTELES:  Greek name composed of the elements aristos "best, excellent" and telos "purpose," hence "best purpose." 
  • SAMPSON:  Greek form of Hebrew Shimshown, meaning "like the sun." In the bible, this is the name of a powerful hero who was betrayed by his mistressDelila.
  • DAIDALOS:  Greek name meaning "cunning worker." In mythology, this is the name of the man who created the Labyrinth for King Minos of Crete, in which the Minotaur was kept and from which the hero Theseus escaped.
  • KYPRIANOS:  Greek form of Latin Cyprianus, meaning "from Cyprus."
  • IOANNIS: Variant spelling of Greek Ioannes, meaning "God is gracious."
  • XANTHOS:  Greek name meaning "yellow" or "blonde." In mythology, this is the name of one of two immortal horses (the other named Balios) belonging to Achilles. They were the offspring of the harpy Podarge and the west wind Zephyros.
  • GEORGIOS:  Greek name derived from georgos, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  • 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. 
  • GAIA (�): Greek name meaning "earth." In mythology, this is the name of the goddess of earth, the wife of Ouranos and mother of the Titans. Her Roman name is Terra.
  • KALLISTOS:  Greek name derived from the word kallistos, meaning "most beautiful."

  • BAUKIS:  Greek name of unknown meaning. In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Philemon. They were the only couple in Tyana who were hospitable to the disguised gods Zeus and Hermês. 
  • SELEUKOS:  Greek name of uncertain etymology, possibly from the Greek word leukos ("bright, white"), hence "to be bright or white." This was the name one of Alexander the Great's generals. His surname was Nikator, meaning "the conqueror."
  • 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.
  • NIKOMACHOS:  Ancient Greek name composed of the elements nike "conquest, victory" and mache "battle," hence "victory battle."
  • THEOKLÉS:  Greek name composed of the elements theos "god" and kleos "glory," hence "glory of God." In mythology, this is the name of a Lacedaemonian who made the Hesperides.
  • DESPOINE:  Greek name meaning "mistress." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Poseidôn and Demeter.
  • PERSIS:  Greek name meaning "Persian woman." In the bible, this is the name of a Christian woman mentioned by Paul in his epistle to the Romans.
  • EKHO:  Greek name meaning "echo, re-sound." In mythology, this is the name of an Oread (mountain nymph) who was cursed by Hêrâ with the voice of the echo as punishment for distracting her with constant chatter.
  • ERASMOS:  Greek name derived from the element erasmios, meaning "beloved."
  • ARTAXERXES:  Greek form of Persian Artachshatra (Hebrew Artachshashta), meaning "great warrior" or "lion-king." In the bible, this is the name of the son and successor of Xerxes as emperor of Persia.
  • IESOS: Variant spelling of Greek Iesous, meaning "God is salvation."
  • HARMONIA:  Greek name meaning "concord, harmony." In mythology, this is the name of the daughter of Ares and Aphrodite. Her Latin name is Concordia.
  • SAVVAS:  Variant spelling of Greek Sabbas, meaning "Saturday, the Sabbath."
  • APOLLODOROS:  Greek name composed of the name of the god Apollo and the word doron "gift," hence "gift of Apollo." 
  • ANDREAS:  Greek name derived from the word andros, meaning "man; warrior." In the bible, this is the name of an apostle of Christ and brother to Simon Peter. He is said to have been crucified at Patrae in Archaia. 
  • IERICHO:  Greek form of Hebrew Yeriychow, meaning "city of the moon" or "place of fragrance." In the bible, this is the name of a city near the Dead Sea, abounding in fragrant products such as balsam and cyprus. Jericho is the English form.
  • SAMOUL: Variant spelling of Greek Samouel, meaning "heard of God," "his name is El," or "name of God." 
  • ARISTOBOULOS:  Greek name meaning "best-counseling." In the bible, this is the name of a certain Christian.
  • HERAKLES:  Greek name composed of the name of the goddess Hera and the word kleos "glory," hence "glory of Hêrâ." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Zeus by the mortal woman Alkmene. He is noted for his exceptional physical strength and the twelve labors he completed after which he was made a god. 
  • 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").
  • APOLLONIOS:  Ancient Greek name meaning "of Apollo." 
  • STELIOS:  Contracted form of Greek Stylianos, meaning "pillar."
  • ASPASIA:  Greek name derived from the word aspasios, meaning "welcome."
  • ADELPHA:  Feminine form of Greek Adelphos and Latin Adelphus, both meaning "born of the same womb; sibling."

  • PANAGIOTAKIS:  Pet form of Greek Panagiotis, meaning "all-holy."
  • MICHAL:  Greek form of Hebrew Miyka'el, meaning "who is like God" or literally "El's likeness." In the bible, this is the prince of archangels who was closest to God and was the guardian angel of Israel. 
  • BARIESOUS (-): Variant spelling of Greek Bariesou, meaning "son of Jesus."
  • BERENIKE:  Macedonian form of Greek Pherenike, meaning "bringer of victory." In the bible, this is the name of the eldest daughter of HerodAgrippa.
  • KHRISTOPHOROS: Variant spelling of Greek Christophoros, meaning "Christ-bearer."
  • EFTHALIA:  Modern spelling of Greek Euthalia, meaning "blooming, flourishing."
  • THALASSA:  Greek name meaning "sea." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Aither (Latin Æther) and Hemera. She was a feminine personification of the Mediterranean Sea.
  • DISDEMONA: Variant spelling of Greek Desdemona, meaning "ill-starred." 
  • LYSIMACHOS:  Ancient Greek name composed of the elements lysis "freeing, loosening, a release" and mache "battle," hence "free battle" or perhaps "freedom fighter." 
  • OURANIA:  Greek myth name of a muse of astronomy, derived from the word ouranios, meaning "heavenly."
  • OLIMPIA:  Older spelling of Greek Olympia, meaning "of Olympus." 
  • PYRROS:  Variant spelling of Greek Pyrrhos, meaning "flame-like." 
  • DIDO:  Greek name meaning "wanderer." In mythology, this is the name of the founder and first queen of Carthage. She fell in love with Aineías, and set herself on fire when he left her. 
  • ZEBEDAIOS:  Greek form of Hebrew Zabdiy ("the gift of Jehovah), but meaning "my gift." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a fisherman of Galilee. 
  • NIKODEMOS:  Greek name composed of the elements nike "conquest, victory" and demos "the people," hence "victory of the people." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a member of the Sanhedrin who took the part of Jesus.
  • THEOKRITOS:  Greek name composed of the elements theos "god" and krites "critic, judge," hence "God-judge."
  • ELEFTHERIOS:  Variant spelling of Greek Eleutherios, meaning "the liberator."
  • LOUKANOS:  Greek form of Latin Lucanus, meaning "from Lucania," a region of southern Italy. Lucania probably comes from the word lux, meaning "light."
  • THEMIS:  Greek name meaning "law." In mythology, this is the name of the Titan mother of the three original Fates.
  • HERODOTOS:  Greek name composed of the elements heros "hero, warrior" and dotos "given to," hence "hero-given."
  • MINOS:  Greek name possibly derived from an ancient Cretan word for a "king." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Crete, son of Zeusand Europe.
  • PROMÊTHEUS:  Greek name derived from the word promethes, meaning "foresight." In mythology, this is the name of the Titan who was punished byZeus for stealing fire to give to mankind.
  • SAPPHO:  Greek name, possibly derived from the word sappheiros, meaning "lapis lazuli; sapphire."
  • GERBASIOS: Variant spelling of Greek Gervasios, meaning "spear servant."
  • KALOGEROS:  Greek name composed of the elements kalos "beautiful" and geron "elder," hence "beautiful elder."
  • SEBASTIANOS:  Greek name meaning "from Sebaste," a city in Pontus named after Augustus Cæsar (from Greek sebastos "venerable").
  • HEKTOR:  Greek name derived from the word ekhein, meaning "defend; hold fast." In mythology, this is the name of the Trojan champion who killed Patroklos and was himself later killed by Achilles. 
  • MATHTHAIOS:  Contracted form of Greek Mattathias, meaning "gift of God." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Alphaios, one of the twelve disciples.
  • DAMOKLES:  Greek name composed of the elements damos "people" and kleos "glory," hence "glory of the people."

  • ÁLKIMOS:  Greek name derived from the word alkimos, meaning "valiant." In mythology, this is the name of the father of Mentor.
  • DARIEA: Variant spelling of Greek Dareia, meaning "possesses a lot, wealthy."
  • EULALIOS:  Greek name composed of the elements eu "good" and laleo "to talk," hence "well-spoken."
  • MATTHAIOS:  Contracted form of Greek Maththaios, meaning "gift of God." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Alphaios, one of the twelve disciples.
  • RHEA:  Greek name meaning "ease, flow." In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Kronos (Latin Cronus) and mother of Zeus.
  • KYBELE:  Greek myth name of a Phrygian goddess of fertility, traditionally rendered "she of the hair."
  • DANIL:  Greek form of Hebrew Daniyel, meaning "God is my judge." In the bible, this is the name of the hero of the Book of Daniel, who was cast into a den of lions but saved by God.
  • PROKOPIOS:  Greek name derived from the word prokope, meaning "advance, progress."
  • XENA:  Feminine form of Greek Xenon, meaning "foreigner; stranger."
  • ALEXANDROS:  Greek name composed of the elements alexein "to defend" and andros "man," hence "defender of mankind." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a son of Simon, a relative of the high priest, a Jew in Acts 19:33, and a coppersmith who opposed Paul.
  • ZOSIME:  Feminine form of Greek Zosimos, meaning "likely to survive; survivor."
  • PANKRATIOS:  Greek name composed of the elements pan "all" and kratos "power," hence "all power."
  • LEANDROS:  Greek name composed of the elements leon "lion" and aner "man," hence "lion-man." In mythology, this is the name of the lover of Hero. 
  • TRYPHAINA:  Greek name derived from the word tryphe, meaning "luxurious living; softness." In the bible, this is the name of a woman greeted by Paul in Romans 16:12.
  • HERMOLAOS:  Ancient Greek name composed of the name of the god Hermes and the word laos "people," hence "people of Hermês."
  • NATHANAEL:  Greek form of Hebrew Nethanel, meaning "given of God" or "whom God gave." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of an apostle, probably the same person as Bartholomaios (English Bartholomew).
  • DIANTHE: Feminine form of Greek dianthos, composed of the elements dios "god" and anthos "flower," hence "god-flower."
  • OULIXES:  Contracted form of Greek Oulixeus, probably meaning "to be angry, to hate."
  • ANASTASOULA:  Variant form of Greek Anastasios, meaning "resurrection."
  • EUPRAXIA:  Greek name composed of the elements eu "good," and praxis "action, exercise, practice," hence "good conduct." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess or spirit of good conduct.
  • TABITHA (Aramaic: , Greek: , Hebrew: ): Greek name of Aramaic origin, meaning "female gazelle." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a woman restored to life by Peter. The name was translated as Dorkas in Acts 9:36.
  • ATHANAS:  Short form of Greek Athanasios, meaning "immortal."
  • KLAUDIOS:  Greek form of Latin Claudius, meaning "lame."
  • HELI:  Greek form of Hebrew Eliy, meaning "ascending." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of the father of Mary's husband Joseph.
  • ARISTON:  Greek name derived from the word aristos, meaning "best, most excellent."
  • SOPHRONIA:  Feminine form of Greek Sophronios, meaning "self-controlled."
  • THEOPHYLAKTOS:  Ancient Greek name composed of the elements theos "god" and phylasso "to guard," hence "God-guard."
  • GENNADIOS:  Greek name derived from the word gennadas, meaning "noble."
  • PRÔTEUS:  Greek name derived from the word protos, meaning "of the first." In mythology, this is the sea god Homer called the "Old Man of the Sea." Some equate him with the Phoenician sea-god Milk-qart.
  • THEOPHANES:  Ancient Greek name composed of the elements theos "god" and phanes "appearing," hence "manifestation of God."
  • DOROTHEOS:  Greek name composed of the elements doron "gift" and theos "god," hence "gift of God."

  • AKRISIOS:  Greek name probably derived from the word akris, meaning "locust." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Argos, the grandfather of Perseus.
  • ORIGEN: Short form of Greek Origenes, probably meaning "mountain-born."
  • MENTOR:  Greek name derived from the word menos, meaning "spirit." In mythology, this is the name of the son of Álkimos.
  • ACHAÏKOS:  Greek name meaning "belonging to Achaia," a maritime region of northern Peloponnesus. In the bible, this is the name of a Christian who, together with Fortunatus and Stephanos, carried a letter from the Corinthians to Paul and back again. 
  • IOANNA:  Feminine form of Greek Ioannes, meaning "God is gracious." In the bible, this is the name of a follower of Jesus.
  • KALLISTRATOS:  Ancient Greek name composed of the elements kallos "beauty" and stratos "army," hence "beauty-army."
  • DAMALIS:  Greek name meaning "calf."
  • LAZAROS:  Greek form of Hebrew Elazar, meaning "my God has helped." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of many characters, including a man Jesus raised from the dead.
  • AMARANDOS: Variant spelling of Greek Amarantos, meaning "unfading."
  • PHAETON: Greek name meaning "the shining one." In mythology, this is the name of one of the steeds of Aurora. The other is Abrax.
  • RHOUTH:  Greek form of Hebrew Ruwth ("appearance" or "friendship"), meaning "female friend." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of an ancestor of David and of Christ. 
  • EPAPHRAS:  Contracted form of Greek Epaphroditos ("devotee of Aphrodite") meaning "loving." In the bible, this is the name of a Christian preacher spoken of by Paul.
  • PHOTIOS:  Greek name derived from the element phos, meaning "light."
  • PHILOKRATES:  Greek name composed of the elements philos "friend" and kratos "power," hence "friend of power" or "to love power."
  • XANTHIPPE:  Feminine form of Greek Xanthippos, meaning "yellow horse." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Doros.
  • EUPHRANOR:  Greek name derived from the word euphraino, meaning "delightful."
  • KYMA:  Greek name meaning "sprout" or "wave." Also spelled Kuma.
  • SPYRIDON:  Greek name derived from Latin spiritus, meaning "spirit."
  • SAULOS:  Variant form of Greek Saoul, meaning "asked for, desired." In the bible, this is the Jewish name of the apostle Paul. 
  • KASSANDRA:  Greek name meaning "she who entangles men." In mythology, this is the name of King Priam's daughter to whom Apollogave the gift of foresight then later caused her prophecies to be ignored because she refused his advances. 
  • NAOS: Possibly from the Greek word for "temple" or the Egyptian word for the "unknown" inside the inner sanctum of a temple. 
  • PHANESSA: Feminine form of Greek Phanês, meaning "bring to light; make appear." 
  • PANAYIOTIS: Variant spelling of Greek Panagiotis, meaning "all-holy."
  • AIKATERINA: Variant spelling of Greek Aikaterine, meaning "pure."
  • GERVASIOS:  Greek form of Latin Gervasius, meaning "spear servant."
  • NÊREUS:  Greek name derived from the word neros "water," hence "wet one." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the sea.
  • EURYBIA:  Greek name meaning "wide force." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the seas, and wife of the Titan Krios.
  • POLYMNIA:  Greek name composed of the elements polys "much" and hymnos "hymn, song," hence "very musical" or "many hymns." In mythology, this is the name of the muse of dance and sacred hymns. 
  • IOULIOS:  Greek form of Latin Iovilius, meaning "descended from Iovis (Jove)." In the bible, this is the name of a Roman centurion mentioned in Acts 27:1,3.
  • ARISTARKHOS:  Variant spelling of Greek Aristarchos, meaning "best ruler."
  • CALLIDORA: Greek name composed of the elements kallos "beauty" and doron "gift," hence "gift of beauty."
  • POLYXENE:  Greek name composed of the elements polys "much" and xenoi "hospitable (esp. to foreigners)," hence "very foreign" or "very hospitable (esp. to foreigners)." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Priam and Hekabe (Latin Hecuba).
  • KALLISTO:  Greek name derived from the word kallistos, meaning "most beautiful." In mythology, this is the name of the daughter ofLykaon, king of Arcadia. The Latin form is Callisto.
  • 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."
  • ARPHAXAD:  Greek form of Hebrew Arpakshad, possibly meaning "by the border of Asia." In the bible, this is a place name and the name of a son of Shem.

  • ANASTASIOS:  Greek name derived from the word anastasis, composed of ana "up" and stasis "standing," hence "resurrection." 
  • HERMÊS: Greek name meaning "of the earth." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Zeus and Maia. His Roman name is Mercury.
  • AINEAS:  Variant spelling of Greek Aineías, meaning "praiseworthy."
  • PHILANDROS:  Greek name derived from the word philandros, meaning "with love for people." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Apollo and the nymph Akakallis.
  • SAOUL:  Greek form of Hebrew Shauwl, meaning "asked for, desired." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Kish, and the Jewish name of the apostlePaul. 
  • SILENOS:  Variant spelling of Greek Seilenos, meaning "moving to-and-fro in the wine trough." In mythology, this was the name of one of the Ipotanes/Sileni, a race of beings having the ears, tail, and legs of a horse. They were followers of the wine god Dionysos and were said to have been ugly drunkards. Silenus was the oldest and wisest of the Ipotanes, possessing the knowledge and power of prophecy.
  • POLONA:  Short form of Greek Apollonia, meaning "of Apollo." 
  • KYRIAKI: Variant spelling of Greek Kyriake, meaning "of the lord."
  • DIONYSODOROS:  Greek name composed of the name of the god Dionysos, and the word doron "gift," hence "gift of Dionysos."
  • SPIROS:  Variant spelling of Greek Spyros, meaning "spirit."
  • HAIMON:  Greek name meaning "bloody." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Kreon and Eurydike. Also spelled Haemon.
  • APHRODISIOS:  Greek name derived from the name of the goddess Aphrodite, meaning "risen from the foam."
  • ESAIAS:  Greek form of Hebrew Yeshayah, meaning "God is salvation." In the bible, this is the name of one of the most famous prophets. Also spelled Jesaiah and Jeshaiah.
  • HAGNE:  Greek name derived from the word hagnos, meaning "chaste; holy." 
  • HYGINOS:  Greek name derived from the word hygieinos, meaning "healthy."
  • THEOPHILA:  Feminine form of Greek Theophilos, meaning "God's friend."
  • ELISABET: Greek form of Hebrew Elisheva, meaning "God is my oath." Compare with another form of Elisabet.
  • OPHIUCHUS:  Greek name meaning "serpent bearer." This is the name of one of the constellations listed by Ptolemy, depicted as a man supporting a serpent. The man depicted in the constellation is thought by some to actually be the demigod Asklepios.
  • AGAVE: Variant spelling of Greek Agaue, meaning "illustrious, noble." This is the botanical name for the American aloe plant, probably chosen because of its stately flower stem. 
  • GLYKERIA:  Greek name derived from the word glykys, meaning "sweet."
  • ARTEMIDOROS:  Greek name composed of the name of the goddess Artemis, and the word doron "gift," hence "gift of Artemis.
  • THALES:  Greek name meaning "blossom."
  • THANOS:  Pet form of Greek Athanasios, meaning "immortal."
  • THEOKLEIA:  Feminine form of Greek Theoklés, meaning "glory of God."
  • PHARAO:  Greek form of Hebrew Paroh ("great house"), meaning "his nakedness." In the bible, this is a title for the king of Egypt.
  • ODYSSEUS:  Greek myth name of the central character in Homer's Odyssey, and a major character in the Iliad, best remembered for his ten-year return home from the Trojan War, probably derived from the Greek verb odyssao/odyssomai, meaning "to be angry, to hate," in reference to his hatred of the Gods who caused all the misfortunes of his long journey home.
  • SOSTRATOS:  Greek name composed of the elements sos "safe, sound" and stratos "army," hence "safe army."
  • PRISKA:  Greek name meaning "ancient." In the bible, this is a name used in the New Testament to refer to Aquila's wife Priskilla (LatinPriscilla). 
  • PHESTOS:  Greek form of Latin Festus, meaning "festival." In the bible, this is the name of the successor of Felix, the procurator of Judea who refused to bow to the pressure of the Jews who wanted him to condemn St. Paul to death for preaching. 
  • KREIOS:  Greek name derived from the word kreion, meaning "master, ruler." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Titans.
  • EURIPIDES:  Greek name composed of the elements eu "good" and hripe "swing, throw," hence "good swing" or "good throw."
  • HERODIAS:  Feminine form of Greek Herodes ("hero"), meaning "heroic." In the bible, this is the name of the daughter of Aristoboulos and granddaughter of Herod the Great.
  • HESIODOS:  Greek name, possibly composed of the elements hesi "to send" and oides "ode, song," hence "to send song."
  • ARACHNE:  Greek myth name of a young girl who was turned into a spider by Athena, meaning "spider."
  • ARGYROS:  Greek name derived from the word argyros, meaning "silvery." 
  • OINEUS:  Greek name possibly meaning "wine-maker." In mythology, this is the name of a Calydonian king.
  • HIPPOLYTE:  Feminine form of Greek Hippolytos, meaning "horse-freer." In Greek mythology, this is a name of the daughter of Ares. 
  • KHEIRON:  Greek name meaning "surgeon." In mythology, this is the name of a wise centaur, the son of Kronos and the nymph Philyre. He himself fathered Okyrhoe with the nymph Khariklo. He was said to be a great healer, oracle and astrologer.
  • ZEUS:  Greek name derived from the first element of the Indo-European compound Dyeus Phter ("god-father"), hence "God." In mythology, this is the name of the highest of the Greek Olympian gods.
  • MARIAM: Greek form of Hebrew Miryam (Aramaic Mariamne), meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." In the bible, this is the name of a woman of Judah, and the sister of Aarn and Moses.
  • SOPHIA (o�): Greek name meaning "wisdom."
  • ATHANASIA: Feminine form of Greek Athanasios, meaning "immortal." Compare with another form of Athanasia.
  • SOTIRIOS:  Variant form of Greek Sotiris, meaning "salvation."
  • 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.
  • ANTIGONOS:  Greek name meaning "against the ancestor," derived from the elements anti "against; counter" and goneus "ancestor."
  • ELISSA: Greek form of Phoenician Elishat, the myth name of a queen of Carthage who fell in love with Aineías, and set herself on fire when he left her. She is also known by the name Dido. Compare with another form of Elissa.
  • NIKOMEDES:  Greek name composed of the elements nike "conquest, victory" and medesthai "to ponder, to scheme," hence "victory-scheme."
  • CHARA:  Greek name derived from the word chara, meaning "joyful."
  • MAKEDON: A contracted form of Greek Makednos, meaning "the high/tall one."
  • PAVLOS:  Variant spelling of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
  • KAÏNAM:  Greek form of Hebrew Qeynan ("possession"), meaning "their smith." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of an ancestor ofChrist.
  • HEBER: Greek and Hebrew name 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 another form of Heber.
  • BENIAMÍN:  Greek form of Hebrew Binyamin, meaning "son of the right hand." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including one of the founders of the twelve tribes of Israel, the youngest of Jacob's twelve sons.
  • DIMOSTHENIS: Variant spelling of Greek Demosthenes, meaning "strength of the people."
  • IRIS:  Greek name meaning "rainbow." In mythology, this is the name of a rainbow goddess. In use by the English as a feminine name, and by the Jews as a unisex name.
  • EURYDIKE:  Greek name composed of the elements eurys "wide" and dike "justice," hence "wide justice." In mythology, this is the name of several characters, including the wives of Akrisios, Kreon, Nestor, and Orpheus. 
  • HALKYONE:  Variant spelling of Greek Alkyone, meaning "kingfisher." In mythology, this was the name of a daughter of Æolus and Cyx.
  • DOROS:  Greek name of a son of Hellen and founder of the Dorian tribe, probably derived from the word doron, meaning "gift."
  • DAMARIS:  Greek name meaning "heifer." In the bible, this is the name of a woman Paul converted to Christianity. 
  • EIRÊNÊ:  Greek name meaning "peace." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of peace. Her Latin name is Pax.
  • AKAKALLIS:  Greek name meaning "daffodil." In mythology, this is the name of a nymph who was the mother of Philandros by Apollo.
  • PHILOMELOS:  Greek name meaning "friend of ease." In mythology, this is the name of a minor demi-god. 
  • PHOKAS:  Greek name meaning "seal," the mammal.
  • TANIS:  Greek form of Phoenician Tanith, possibly meaning "serpent lady. In Egyptian her name means "land of Neith."
  • PHAIDRA:  Greek name derived from the word phaidros, meaning "bright." In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Theseus who fell in love with her stepson Hippolytos.
  • MELAINE:  Greek name derived from the word, melaina, meaning "black, dark." In mythology, this is the name of a Naiad Nymph of springs.
  • ARGOS:  Greek name derived from the word argos, meaning "bright, shining" and "swift." In mythology, this is the name of a giant who had a hundred eyes that were transferred to the peacock's tail after his death. This was also the name of Ulysses' dog who waited ten years for his return from the Trojan War. 
  • AIOLOS:  Greek name meaning "sparkling; quick-shifting; quick-moving." In mythology, this is the name of the god of winds. 
  • EUDOXIA:  Ancient Greek name composed of the elements eu "good" and doxa "fame, glory," hence "good glory."
  • OLYMPOS:  Greek name of unknown etymology, but usually rendered "home of the gods." In mythology, this is the name of the legendary mountain or paradise where the gods were said to live. 
  • HERODES:  Greek name meaning "sprung from a hero." In the bible, this is the name of the king who ordered the slaughter of all male children "two years old and under." 
  • LYSISTRATOS:  Ancient Greek name composed of the elements lysis "freeing, loosening, a release" and stratos "army, expedition, multitude," hence "liberation army."
  • AMYNTAS:  Greek name derived from the word amyntor, meaning "defender."
  • TITANIA: Feminine form of Greek Titanos, meaning "of the Titans." Compare with another form of Titania.
  • EUANDROS:  Greek name composed of the elements eu "good, well" and aner "man," hence "good man."
  • FOTEINI:  Variant form of Greek Photine, meaning "light."
  • 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. 
  • SARRA:  Greek form of Hebrew Sarah, meaning "noble lady, princess." In the bible, this is the name that God gave to Sarai, wife of Abraham.
  • IANOS: Greek form of Roman Latin Ianus (Janus), meaning "door, gate" or "archway."
  • STRATON:  Greek name meaning "army."
  • KLOPAS:  Greek name probably of Aramaic origin, meaning "my exchanges." In the bible, this is the name of the father of the apostle Jamesthe less. 
  • IOEL:  Greek form of Hebrew Yowel, meaning "Jehovah is God" or "to whom Jehovah is God." In the bible, this is the name of one of the minor prophets. Joel is the Anglicized form.
  • CHARIKLO: Variant spelling of Greek Khariklo or Latin Chariclo, meaning "graceful spinner." In mythology, this is the name of the nymph wife ofKheiron the centaur.
  • TITOS:  A derivative of Greek Titan, meaning "fire; to burn" or "straining." In the bible, this is the name of a companion of Paul. 
  • HEKABE:  Greek name possibly meaning "worker from far off." In mythology, this is the name of the mother of Kassandra and Polydoros byPriam.
  • ARTEMIS:  Greek name derived from the word artémes, meaning "safe and sound." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Zeus andLêtô and twin sister to Apollo. 
  • DYSMAS:  Greek name not actually found in the bible but given by Christians to the thief who was crucified beside Jesus, meaning "sunset."
  • BALTASAR:  Greek form of Aramaic Belsha'tstsar, meaning "Ba'al protect the king." In the bible, this is the name of a king of Babylon at the time of its fall; he to whom Daniel interpreted the writing on the wall.
  • THEODOULOS:  Greek name composed of the elements theos "god" and doulos "slave," hence "God-slave."
  • IARET:  Greek form of Hebrew Yered, meaning "descent." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Enoch. The English form is Jared.
  • TITANOS:  Greek name meaning "of the Titans."
  • STAMATIOS:  Greek name derived from the word stamato, meaning "stop."
  • SOLOMN:  Greek form of Hebrew Shelomoh, meaning "peaceable." In the bible, this is the name of the tenth son of David who became the third king of Israel.
  • ARTEMISIOS:  Greek name derived from the name of the goddess Artemis, meaning "safe and sound."
  • RHOD:  Greek name meaning "rose." In the bible, this is the name of a servant in the house of Mary.
  • NATÁSA:  Pet form of Greek Anastasia, meaning "resurrection."
  • AMOSIS:  Greek form of Egyptian Ahmose, the name of a pharaoh of ancient Egypt, meaning "child of the moon" or "the moon is born."
  • RAPHAEL:  Greek form of Hebrew Rephael, meaning "healed of God" or "whom God has healed." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Shemaiah and grandson of Obed-edom. In the books of Henoch (English Enoch) and Tobit, this is the name of an archangel. In use by the English.
  • AMPHITRITE:  Greek name composed of the elements amphi "around, of both kinds, on both sides," and the Triton "sea," hence "around the sea" or "on both sides of the sea." In mythology, this is the name of a sea goddess, who became the consort of Poseidôn. It is also the name of an asteroid.
  • ATALANTE:  Greek name meaning "equal in weight." In mythology, this is the name of the fleet-footed maiden who refused to marry any man who could not beat her in a foot-race.
  • LOUKAS:  Contracted form of Greek Loukanos, meaning "from Lucania," a region of southern Italy. Lucania probably comes from the word lux, meaning "light." In the bible, this is the name of a Gentile Christian who was a companion of Paul. Luke is the Anglicized form.
  • IORAM:  Greek form of Hebrew Yowram, meaning "God is exalted." In the bible, this is the name of a king of Judah. 
  • ILITHYIA: Variant spelling of Greek Eileithyia, meaning "relieve." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of childbirth. Her Latin name is Lucina.
  • EUTHALIA:  Greek name composed of the word eu "good, well" and the name Thaleia "blooming, flourishing," hence "well-blooming/flourishing." This is the also the name of some species of butterflies. 
  • AISCHYLOS: Variant spelling of Greek Aiskhúlos, meaning "shame."
  • THYONE:  Greek name meaning "inspired frenzy." In mythology, this is the name Semele was called when her son Dionysos fetched her from Hades and brought her to Olympus.
  • IAÏROS:  Greek form of Hebrew Yaiyr, meaning "whom God enlightens." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a descendant of Manasseh. 
  • PHYLLIS:  Feminine form of Greek Phyllidos, meaning "foliage." In mythology, this is the name of a girl who killed herself over love and was transformed into an almond tree, meaning "foliage."
  • EUNIKE:  Greek name composed of the elements eu "good" and nike "victory," hence "good victory." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of Timothy's mother.
  • AKHILLEUS:  Greek name possibly composed of akhos "grief" and laos "the people," hence "he who embodies the grief of the people." In mythology, this is the name of the greatest of Greek heroes who fought the Trojans, known for being the most handsome and the fleetest of foot at Troy, and for his love for his friend Patroklos. 
  • HELLE: Greek name meaning "of the Hellespont." In mythology, this is the name of the twin sister of Phrixos. The twins were children ofAthamas and Nephelê. Compare with other forms of Helle.
  • PHILOMENA:  This is the name of a virgin martyr of the Roman Catholic Church, said to have been a Greek princess who was tortured and finally decapitated in the 4th century. Her name was dropped from the calendar of saints in 1961. It is probably a feminine form of Greek Philomenos, meaning "friend of ease." 
  • EUSTORGIOS:  Greek name derived from the word eustorgos, meaning "content."
  • SOTIRIA:  Feminine form of Greek Sotiris, meaning "salvation."
  • LYSANDROS:  Ancient Greek name composed of the elements lysis "freeing, loosening, a release" and andros "man," hence "free man" or "freer; liberator."
  • LOIS: Greek name of uncertain origin, possibly meaning "agreeable." In the bible, this is the name of the grandmother of Timothy. Compare with masculine Lois.
  • DEUCALION:  Greek name possibly meaning "new wine sailor." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Promêtheus, and a son of Minos.
  • DIÔNÊ:  Greek name meaning "the goddess." In mythology, this is the name of the Titan mother of Aphrodite. It is a feminine form of Zeus. 
  • AGATHON:  Masculine form of Greek Agathe, meaning "good."
  • BETHANIA:  Greek name derived from Aramaic beth 'anya (Hebrew bet t'eina), meaning "house of dates" or "house of misery." In the bible, this is the name of a place near Jerusalem where Jesus stayed during the Holy Week.
  • HERO:  Greek name derived form the word hrs, meaning "hero." In mythology, this is the name of the lover of Leandros (Latin Leander).
  • LAVRENTIOS:  Greek form of Roman Latin Laurentius, meaning "of Laurentum."
  • ARISTEIDES:  Greek name composed of the elements aristos "best, excellent" and eidos "physique," hence "best physique." [Note: the wordeidos is usually said to mean "kind; sort," but it has many other meanings as well. Most important is its literal meaning, "something that is seen," usually referring to the human body. For example, in medicine the term refers to the physical health of the body, especially the outward appearance which "can be seen."] 
  • ARCHIMEDES:  Greek name composed of the elements archos "master" and medomai "to think or be mindful of," hence "master thinker."
  • TRYPHON:  Greek name derived from the word tryphe, meaning "delicate, soft."
  • ZOROBABEL:  Greek form of Hebrew Zerubbabel, meaning "born at Babylon" or "scattered to Babylon." In the bible, this is the name of the leader of the first of the returning exiles.
  • 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.
  • AGATHE:  Greek name derived from the word agathos, meaning "good." It is the feminine form of Agathias.
  • ANUBIS:  Greek form of Egyptian Anupu, name of a jackal-headed god of the underworld, meaning "royal child."
  • EIDOTHEA:  Greek name meaning "knowing goddess." In mythology, this is the name of a sea nymph, the daughter of Prôteus.
  • 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.
  • VLASSIS: Variant spelling of Greek Vlasis, meaning "talks with a lisp." 
  • NICOLAOS:  Variant spelling of Greek Nikolaos, meaning "victor of the people."
  • IOSEPH:  Greek form of Hebrew Yowceph, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including the husband of Mary the mother of Jesus.
  • HANANIAS:  Greek form of Hebrew Chananya, meaning "whom Jehovah has graciously given." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of the husband of Sapphira, a Christian at Damascus, and a son of Nabadias.
  • METHODIOS:  Greek name derived from methodos, meaning "method."
  • ARETHOUSA:  Greek name meaning "the waterer." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Hesperides, and a water nymph (Nereid), daughter of Nêreus, who was pursued by Alphaios, the river god. Artemis changed her into a fountain.
  • EPHRAIM:  Greek form of Hebrew Ephrayim, meaning "double-land; twin-land." In the bible, this is the name of the second son of Joseph.
  • AEOLOS: Variant spelling of Greek Aiolos, meaning "sparkling; quick-shifting; quick-moving."
  • IKAROS:  Greek name meaning "follower." In mythology, this is the name of the son of Daidalos.
  • DIONYSIOS:  Greek name derived from the name of the god Dionysos, meaning "follower of Dionysos."
  • PHRIXOS:  Greek name derived from the word phrix, meaning "the ripple of water in wind; the shivering of skin from fear." In mythology, this is the name of the twin brother of Helle. The twins were children of Athamas and Nephelê.
  • TERPSIKHORE:  Greek myth name of a muse of dance, meaning "enjoying the dance."
  • TELESPHOROS:  Greek name meaning "bearing fruit." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Asklepios.
  • ZAKCHAIOS:  Greek form of Hebrew Zakkay, meaning "clean, innocent." In the bible, this is the name of a tax collector. 
  • KLEMES:  Greek form of Latin Clement, meaning "gentle and merciful." In the bible, this is the name of a companion of Paul.
  • HSANNA: Greek feminine form of Hebrew unisex Hosha'na, meaning "deliver us." In the bible, this was the cry of the people who recognizedJesus as the Messiah when he entered Jerusalem.
  • HEKATE:  Variant spelling of Greek Hekabe, meaning "worker from far off." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of witchcraft, demons, graves, and the underworld.
  • KAISAR:  Greek form of Latin Cæsar, meaning "severed." In the bible, this is the surname of Julius Caesar, which adopted by Octavius Augustusand his successors afterwards became a title, and was appointed by the Roman emperors as part of their title.
  • HYMÊN:  Short form of Greek Hymenaios, meaning "bridal song" or "wedding song."
  • HYPATIA:  Feminine form of Greek Hypatios and Latin Hypatius, meaning "most high, supreme." 
  • DRAKON:  Greek name meaning "dragon." In Greek mythology, there are many dragons mentioned. For example, Drakon Ismenios was a gigantic serpent which guarded the sacred spring of Ismenos near Thebes; the Drakon Kholkikos was the guardian of the golden fleece; Drakon Maionios was a huge Dragon that ravaged the land of Lydia.
  • NIKANDROS:  Ancient Greek name composed of the elements nike "victory" and andros "of a man," hence "victory of a man."
  • HOMER:  Short form of Greek Homeros, meaning "hostage." This was the name of a famous Greek poet.
  • ADAMOS:  Greek form of Hebrew Adam according to Josephus, meaning "the red earth."
  • HADS:  Variant spelling of Greek Haides, meaning "unseen." 
  • HERAKLEITOS:  Greek name composed of the name of the goddess Hera and the word kleitos "glory," hence "glory of Hêrâ."
  • LEONIDAS:  Ancient Greek name meaning "lion's son."
  • AIKATERINE:  Greek name of uncertain etymology, but from an early date it has been associated with the Greek adjective katharos, meaning "pure." 
  • AMETHEA: Greek name meaning "no loiterer." In mythology, this is the name of one of the horses of the sun god Helios.
  • KETO:  Greek name meaning "sea monster." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of sharks, whales, and other dangers of the sea.

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