Greek Male Names: A list of beautiful and popular names for a boy and their meanings

Greek Male Names: popular and rare

Greek Male Names: List of Beautiful and Popular Names for a Boy and Their Values

Hello, dear readers! In this article we will look at the Greek masculine names that are common in the Russian language space, and their meanings, as well as the names that are particularly popular in Greece itself.

Maybe this article will also help you choose a beautiful Greek name for a boy who knows! So, here we go…

Popular Greek male names

Greek names came to us with Christianity. Many of them were paired, some (Eugene – Eugene, for example) are still used now. And there are some who hardly ever meet. So, the name Anastasius (paired to Anastasius) if it is possible to hear, then only in monasteries.

Most of names has an ancient Greek origin, and hence, they are closely connected with culture and history of Greece. Let's start with the names that are relevant to ancient Greek mythology.

Men's names and myths of Ancient Greece

Name Dmitry or Demetrius (Δημήτριος) is associated with the ancient Greek goddess of fertility Demetra (Δημήτηρ) and translated as “dedicated to Demetra”.

Denis (Διόνυσος) was originally an abbreviated form of the name Dionysius. It's on behalf of Διόνυσος Dictionaries point to two meanings: the first, actually, the name of Dionysus himself, the Greek god of winemaking, and the second – synonymous with the word Αρτέμιος, which means “belonging to Dionysus”.

As another name, presumably associated with mythology – Arthemium (Αρτέμιος). Today, his conversational form is more common – Artyom. According to one version, the name means “dedicated to Artemis” (Artemis – Ἄρτεμις – goddess of hunting and female chastity). According to another, more likely, it comes from the ancient Greek word ἀρτεμής – “healthy, unharmed.

Word νίκη – “victory” occurs in many names: Nikolai (Νικόλαος) – νίκη + λαός – “people”, Nikita (Νικήτας) — from Greek νικητής – “winner”, Nikifor (Νικηφόρος) – from Greek νίκη – “victorious” and others. Nika (Νίκη) – the name of the ancient Greek goddess of victory.

Men's names and geographical names

For example,

Anatoly (Ανατόλιος)Anatoly (Ανατόλιος) was formed from ανατολικός, which means “eastern” (ανατολή – “east”, “sunrise”). Anatolia is one of the names of Asia Minor.

Name Arkady is derived from the word Ἀρκάς (form of the genitive case – Ἀρκάδος), which is translated as “resident of Arcadia”. Arcadia (Αρκαδία) is a region in Greece on the Peloponnese peninsula.

The name of this area is presumably connected with the name of the son of Zeus and nymph Callisto, who was called Arkad (Arkas – Ἀρκάς).

Arcadian people in national costumes. Each of them is Arkas. Photo

“Speaking” names

All Greek names have many that mean some positive quality – wisdom, strength, nobility.

Alexander (Αλέξανδρος) – perhaps the most common name. It was formed from two ancient Greek words: ἀλέξω – “to protect” and ἀνδρός – forms of parental case from ἀνήρ – “man”. So it translates that name as “man's protector.” The same value is given to Alexei (Αλέξιος) from ἀλέξω – “protect”, “reflect”, “prevent”.

Same name – Andrei (Ανδρεας). It comes from the Greek word ανδρείος – “brave, courageous”.

But there are two more “courageous” names: Leonid (Λεωνίδας) means “like a lion”: λέων – “lion”, είδος – “like”, “species” and Peter (Πέτρος) – is translated from ancient Greek as “rock, stone”.

A good example of “talking names” is Eugene (Ευγένιος). It was formed from the ancient Greek word εὐγενής – “noble”, “noble” (εὖ – “good” and γένος – “clan”). The same name is Gennady (Γεννάδιος). It dates back to the ancient Greek word γεννάδας – “noble origin”.

Kirill (Κύριλλος) comes from the word Κύρος “power”, “authority”, which was formed from the ancient Greek κύριος – “gentleman”.

Another “noble” name – Vasiliy (Βασίλειος). It dates back to the ancient Greek word βασίλιος (βασίλειος) – “royal, royal” from βασιλεύς – “king, ruler”.

Name George (Γεώργιος) was formed from the ancient Greek word βασίλειος – “farmer”. The names of Yuri and Egor are his derivatives, and in the 1930s they were recognized as independent names.

Another derivative is the word “burn” – “cheat”. This word has a curious etymology: on St. George's Day, in autumn, transactions and tax collection were carried out, peasants could move from one owner to another.

Not to be confused with the name Gregory (Γρηγόριος) – from γρηγορέύω – to stay awake, to be alert, to be in a hurry, as well as γρήγορος – fast, fast, lively.

And here's an unexpected example. What do most Russians associate the name Kuzma or Kuzya with? With the cartoon about the house.


Female names of Greek origin

Greek male names: list of beautiful and popular names for a boy and their meanings
Greek women's names are the beautiful heritage of Ancient Greek culture, the cradle of European civilization.

Ancient Greece has given the world philosophy and science, great art and stunning mythology. In Greek was written New Testament.

Therefore, it is no coincidence that a lot of beautiful and sounding women's names have ancient Greek origin.

Greek Girl

Ancient Greek female names

Names of ancient Greek goddesses and their meaning:

  • Aglaya (daughter of Zeus and Eurinoma, one of the three haritas) – shine, beauty, joy;
  • Amphitrite (Nereida, wife of Poseidon) – bilateral;
  • Ananke (goddess of rock, inevitability) – inevitability;
  • Artemis (goddess of hunting and fertility) – bear;
  • Asteria (starry sky deity) – star;
  • li>Athena (goddess of wisdom and war) – meaning not clear;

  • Aphrodite (goddess of love and beauty) – foam;
  • Galatea (a nonlinear species with which Cyclops Polyphemus was in love) – milk;
  • Harmony (goddess, daughter Ares and Aphrodite) – union, harmony, harmony;
  • Geba (goddess of youth, daughter of Zeus and Hera) – youth, youthHera (goddess of marriage and family) – meaning is not clear;
  • Hestia (goddess of the family hearth) – hearth;
  • Gaia (mother of all gods) – land;
  • Daphne (river nymph) – laurel;
  • Demeter (goddess of fertility and agriculture) – the divine mother;
  • Irena (goddess of peace) – peace, tranquility;
  • Irida (goddess of the rainbow, messenger of the gods) – rainbow;
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  • Calypso (nymph) – to cover, to envelop;
  • Calliope (muse of epic poetry) – a beautiful look;
  • Callisto (nymph) – the most beautiful;
  • Clio (muse of history) – glory;
  • Maya (pleiad) – nurse, mother;
  • Melpomena – muse of tragedy;
  • Mirra – fragrant resin;
  • Mnemosina (goddess of memory) – memory;
  • Nemesis (goddess of retribution) – righteous anger;
  • Nika (goddess of victory) – victory;
  • Persephone (goddess of fertility and spring) – the value is not clear;
  • Selena (goddess of the moon) – the moon;
  • Thalia (muse of comedy) – blossom, blossom;
  • Urania (muse of astronomy) – heaven;
  • Themis (goddess of justice) – right, law;
  • Euterpa (muse of lyrical poetry) – delightful.

From the names of the goddesses there are rare names that have come out of common use, as well as modern and widespread so far – Aphrodite, Irina, Xenia, Maya, Nika and a number of others.

The list below includes the most beautiful female names that were used in Ancient Greece and mentioned in myths; their meaning is given:

  • Agata is good;
  • Agata is pure;
  • Alexandra is a defender;
  • Alkydikia is a powerful law;
  • Alkymeda is a strong concern;
  • Alkiona is a kingfisher;
  • Alpha is a gentle goddess;
  • Andromacha – man+beat;
  • Andromacha – man+care;
  • Anteya – flower;
  • Antigone – against birth;
  • Apollinaria – dedicated to Apollo;
  • Arachna – spider;
  • Aretha – virtue;
  • Ariadne – pure, pure, sacred;
  • Aspasia – desirable;
  • Atalanta – keeping the balance;
  • Vasilisa is the queen;
  • Ghalina is calm;
  • Gella is not clear;
  • Hermione – dedicated to Hermes;
  • Glafire – elegant;
  • Glikeria – sweet;
  • Danae – danaika, Greek;
  • Eugenia – noble;
  • Europe – wide view;
  • Elena – torch, light;
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  • Iola is a violet;
  • Ippolita is to unbuckle the horse;
  • Iphigenia is a valiant kind;
  • Iya is a violet;
  • Cassandra – shining;
  • Cassandra – shining glance;
  • Cleopatra – glory of the father;
  • Klimene – hearing the strong;
  • Korinna – girl;
  • Ksantippa – yellow horse;
  • Ksenia – hospitable;
  • Larissa gull;
  • Leuquip's white horse;
  • Lydia – by the name of the region in Asia Minor;
  • Macaria – bliss, happiness;
  • Media – think, take care;
  • Melissa – bee;
  • Olympics – Olympic;

  • Pelageya – sea;
  • Penelope – tweezers, a kind of wild duck;
  • Polyxene – very hospitable;
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  • Safo – sapphire;
  • Sofia – wisdom, knowledge;
  • Stefania – crowned;
  • Faina – brilliant;
  • li>Fedra – shining;

  • Philomela – apple lover;
  • Eurydice – wide law;
  • Elektra – radiant.

Of course, most of the ancient Greek names, their meaning and sound, are not suitable for the names of modern girls, but some of them will be popular for a long time, for example – Alexandra, Ariadne, Elena, Xenia, Sofia and others.

  • Anastasia – returned to life;
  • Angelina – herald;
  • Dorothea is a gift from God;
  • the Gospel is the good news, the Gospel
  • the Gospel is good will;
  • the Gospel is the good will;

    li>Catherine – pure, pure;

  • Ephrosyne – benevolent, joyful;
  • Zoe is life;
  • Sophia is wisdom;
  • Fekla is the glory of God;
  • Theodosius is God's given.

Modern Greek female names

Most modern Greek female names are of Greek origin and are divided into two groups:

  • names from the Orthodox calendar;
  • Ancient Greek names, including mythological names.

In addition, there are names of Hebrew and Roman origin, as well as modern Western European names.

According to 2013, the most popular names for girls in modern Greece:

  • Mary – from the Hebrew Miriam, desired, bitter;
  • Helena – from the Greek Elena, the torch;
  • li>Ekaterini – from the ancient Greek Catherine, Immaculate;

  • Vasilica – from the ancient Greek Vasilis, the Queen;
  • George – female form of George, farmer;
  • Sophia – wise;
  • Anastasia – brought back to life;
  • The Gospel is a good tidbit;
  • Johnna is a woman's form from Ioannis, God is merciful;
  • Dimitar is from the ancient Greek Demeter, the divine mother.



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Greek Male Names: List of Beautiful and Popular Names for a Boy and Their Meanings

The origin and value of the names

Newborn Greeks are usually called according to tradition. The eldest son in the family almost always carries the name of his paternal grandfather.

The next boy born to a couple is called just like the mother's parent. Giving a father's name to his son is a bad omen. It is a sacred duty of the true Greeks to observe the traditions of the Greeks.

But despite this, many young couples retreat and name their children as they wish.

All Greek names for boys, as well as for girls, are divided into two groups. The first category includes the names of the ancient period associated with mythology. They sound like this: Odysseus, Sophocles, Socrates and others. The second group includes the names included in the Orthodox calendar: Vasilios, Georgios.

Each Greek name has its characteristic. It reflects this or that feature of a person's personality, and, as a rule, from the positive side. For example, the ancient Greek male name Leonidas (Leonid) means “like a lion”, and Procopyos (Procopius) is translated as “leading”. In Greece, it is believed that when a child's name is chosen, his parents determine his fate.

The most common male names

The Greek names of the Orthodox calendar have national origin, as well as Hebrew and Latin. However, children in this country are most often called by family tradition, as well as grandfather, mother, etc.

Today the most popular Greek names for boys are the following ten:

  1. Georgios. Ancient Greek for “farmer”. In the church and historical context – also George.
  2. Dimitrios. It comes from the ancient Greek name Demetrios – “dedicated to Demetre” (goddess of fertility). It is also pronounced as Dimitri.
  3. Constantinos. Name of Latin origin, translated as “permanent”. In the historical context it reads as Constantius.
  4. Ioannis. It comes from the Hebrew language. In translation from Hebrew means “grace of the Lord”.
  5. Nikolaos, or Nicholas – in translation from the ancient Greek “winner of the peoples”. It comes from the name of the goddess of victory Nicky.
  6. Christos – “anointed”.
  7. Panagiotis – from Greek is translated as “all holy”.
  8. Vassilios. The name has national ancient Greek roots and means “king”.
  9. Atanasios (Afanasius in the church context), from ancient Greek – “immortal”.
  10. Evangelos. It comes from the ancient Greek name of the Gospel and means “good news, the gospel”.

The fashion for names in Greece exists as well as in any other country, but presented above remain popular at different times.

The rarest Greek names of boys

Svery year there are fewer and fewer names of ancient origin associated with the existence of gods and mythology. Although, according to some parents, it is they who can endow their child with charisma and strong will.

The most rare and beautiful Greek names for boys:

  • Aristotel's – translates as “superiority aimed at a certain goal”.
  • Archimedes. The name has ancient Greek roots and means “possessing thoughts”.
  • Democritos is translated as “having the right to judge others”.
  • Zenon. This ancient Greek name comes from Zeus himself and means belonging to this supreme deity.
  • Cosmos – “personifying beauty”.
  • Macedon – “high”.
  • Plethon – translates as “wealth”.
  • Eros – symbolizes love.

This is not all the Greek names for boys who parents don't often use to name their babies. But the above presented ones are still rarer than others.

Modern male names of Greek origin

Greek names have taken root in almost all European languages. They may have their own pronunciation, but their roots remain the same. Greek names for boys are also very common in Russian. Alexander, Alexei, Sergei are the names that have long been considered native, Slavic. But they actually have very different roots.

The list of Greek names is very large. So much so that every other person on the planet has that name.

Top-5 most popular Greek names in Russia

Russian Name Calendar contains a large number of names with Greek roots. Parents gladly call them their children without even thinking about their foreign origin, so they fit into the Slavic flavor.

Today the most popular male names of Greek origin are the following five:

  1. Artem.
  2. Alexander.
  3. Dmitry.
  4. Nikita.
  5. Kirill.

In almost every family, a boy who has been born in the last 10 years wears one of these names.


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Greek Men's Names: List of Beautiful and Popular Names for a Boy and Their Meanings

Name is what parents give us. That's what we give our kids. It is very important, because it can become a reliable amulet and a protective talisman for you.

There are male names that bring bad luck, but there are, on the contrary, those that make the owners happy and incredibly lucky. Not always such powerful names in terms of energy may be amulets.

How to use a name as a guardian

Man, like a woman, can be cursed, jinxed, or tricked. This is often very difficult to cure, but you can make sure that no one can cause you such trouble.

Tip One: Avoid nicknames and nicknames. Nicknames have a very negative impact on the overall energy of the male person, and it makes little difference to your nickname.

On the other hand, if you are called by another name or nickname only at home and among the closest people, then everything will be fine. The second name will protect you from the evil eye and from problems with communication with loved ones. There will always be mutual understanding and harmony in your home.

An analogue of the second name can be partly a godfather's name. In Christianity, it may be different from your civil name.

Tip Two: Choose a name for yourself or your child's boyfriend based on the value of the name. It's important to pay attention to the names that are associated with fire, because fire is the best defense against all the dark and evil.

10 of the strongest names for boys

The best men's names-shores in order of increasing protection are: Vladimir, Sergey, Anton, Alexey, Mikhail, Kirill, Valery, Victor, Igor, Alexandr.

Vladimir.Wielding the world. Vladimir usually knows how to avoid a conflict situation. That's why he often stops the possible emergence of negativity at the root. People respect him and appreciate him as a great diplomat. Vladimir is included in the list of 10 most energetically strong male names.

Sergei. Sergei means “clear”. Clarity is the purity and power of the mind. This name is a good universal amulet, as well as a kind of happy talisman. However, Sergei still has frequent problems with his opponents.

Anton. A strong name that protects its owner from love spells and mental confusion. There's weak resistance to jinxes and curses. Anton is a warrior who fights for his freedom and recognition, so he can't always defend himself, because the essence of this name is the struggle.

Alexei. Translated from Greek means “defender”. Defense is always a good thing. The savings from this name is good, but not always stable. This inconstancy prevents Alexei from being protected from evil eye or romance.

Michael. This name is controversially suited to the description of the ideal protection for a boy or adult male, as the camp specialists are divided into two large parts – those who believe that this name is one of the best, and those who consider it mediocre in terms of protection. Because of this confusion, we're only giving him sixth place in our list.

Cyrill. That name means “sir”, which implies a special kind of energy. Kirill is his own boss, so he's not afraid of simple jinxes. Do you want to provide the boy with protection and strength? – call him Kirill.

Valery. The meaning is similar to Cyril, but it's a little different. It's a stronger name, a shoreline, because it's always been worn by the toughest men. It provides stable protection against almost all kinds of energy exposure.

Victor. The winner is the winner. The highest level of energy is able to give Victor protection from everything that comes from people who are evil and hostile. Give the bronze to this great name, which is both beautiful and a talisman.

Igor. From time immemorial Igor painted calmness, strength and serenity. These qualities help to see the world in the right light, abstracting from anything that may be unnecessary. Igor does not care about the very possibility of being cursed. He knows it won't affect him. That makes Igor the strongest beach name on our list. Almost the strongest.

Alexander. The oldest name meaning “defender of the family”. This spiritual mascot is able to provide stable protection not only for the boy or man, but also for his entire family. Thus, Alexander is the best name to protect against filth, evil eye, envy, curses and all invisible problems.

Don't forget that the name is like a ship's name. What do you call a boy, that's what his life will be like. Our ancestors believed that the names have a special magic that gives a man strength, luck and protection.

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