Greek names have influenced trends in names around the world for centuries.
Even now, there seems to be a spike in classrooms of kids with monikers from Ancient Greece with hero names, such as Apollo and Thea.
There’s no denying that Greek names sound mysterious, powerful and exotic. Which is why we’ve rounded up 30 of our favourite names.
Gorgeous Greek Names For Boys
Meaning: In Greek mythology, Apollo was the God of music. The name means ‘manly beauty’.
Meaning: Atlas was a Titan who was punched by Zeus and forced to support the world on his shoulders, in mythology.
Meaning: Dionysius was the God of wine, festivals and party in Ancient Greece.
Meaning: Demeter is the mythological Greek goddess of corn and harvest but Demetri has become a popular boy’s name. It means ‘of the Earth’.
Costa / Kosta
Meaning: ‘Steady and stable’.
Meaning: Eros was the son of Aphrodite – the Goddess of Love in Greek mythology. This name means ‘love’.
Meaning: Leander was Hera’s lover in mythology. Hera was Zeus’ wife. Leander means ‘lion of man’.
Meaning: Linus was the son of Apollo in Ancient Greece mytholgy. Linus means ‘flax’.
Meaning: ‘ Pleasant or favour’.
Meaning: This name comes from Nike, the Greek goddess of Victory. Therefore, Nikos means ‘Victory of the people’.
Meaning: This name is the Greek name of Peter. It means ‘rock’.
Meaning: ‘Forest dweller’.
Symeon / Simeon
Meaning: ‘Heard or sign’.
Meaning: ‘Of the giants’
Gorgeous Greek Names For Girls
Meaning: Athena was the Greek goddess of wisdom. So Athena means ‘skill or wisdom’.
Meaning: ‘Most beautiful’.
Meaning: Callista was a mythological Arcadian who transformed into a she-bear, then into the Great Bear constellation, Ursa Major. The name means ‘she that is most beautiful’.
Meaning: This moniker is derived from the name Delos, the Greek island where Apollo and the goddess Artemis are believed to have been born in Greek mythology. It means ‘visible’.
Meaning: Electra was the mythical daughter of Agamemnon and is also the central character in three Greek tragedies. Electra means ‘shining’.
Meaning: In Greek mythology, Hermione was the daughter of King Menelaus of Sparta and Helen of Troy. Hermoine means ‘messenger’.
Meaning: In Greek mythology, Pandora opened a box, which released misery and hope into the world. Pandora means ‘highly gifted’.
Meaning: ‘Of every God’
Meaning: In Greek mythology, Rhea was the mother of Zeus. Rhea means ‘flowing’.
Meaning: The mythological Thea was Greek goddess of light and mother of the sun, moon and dawn. Thea means ‘godly’.
Meaning: ‘God’s gift’.
Xenia / Zena
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