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From Costa To Delia: 30 Of The Most Gorgeous Greek Baby Names

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.

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Gorgeous Greek Names For Boys

Apollo

Meaning: In Greek mythology, Apollo was the God of music. The name means ‘manly beauty’.

Atlas

Meaning: Atlas was a Titan who was punched by Zeus and forced to support the world on his shoulders, in mythology.

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Dionysius/ Dion

Meaning: Dionysius was the God of wine, festivals and party in Ancient Greece.

Demetri

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’.

Elias

Meaning: ‘God’.

Eros

Meaning: Eros was the son of Aphrodite – the Goddess of Love in Greek mythology. This name means ‘love’.

Leander

Meaning: Leander was Hera’s lover in mythology. Hera was Zeus’ wife. Leander means ‘lion of man’.

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Linus

Meaning: Linus was the son of Apollo in Ancient Greece mytholgy. Linus means ‘flax’.

Milos

Meaning: ‘ Pleasant or favour’.

Nikos

Meaning: This name comes from Nike, the Greek goddess of Victory. Therefore, Nikos means ‘Victory of the people’.

Petros

Meaning: This name is the Greek name of Peter. It means ‘rock’.

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Silas

Meaning: ‘Forest dweller’.

Symeon / Simeon

Meaning: ‘Heard or sign’.

Tito

Meaning: ‘Of the giants’

Gorgeous Greek Names For Girls

Athena

Meaning: Athena was the Greek goddess of wisdom. So Athena means ‘skill or wisdom’.

Calida

Meaning: ‘Most beautiful’.

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Callista

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’.

Delia

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’.

Delphine

Meaning: ‘Dolphin’

Electra

Meaning: Electra was the mythical daughter of Agamemnon and is also the central character in three Greek tragedies. Electra means ‘shining’.

Helena

Meaning: ‘Light’.

Hermoine

Meaning: In Greek mythology, Hermione was the daughter of King Menelaus of Sparta and Helen of Troy. Hermoine means ‘messenger’.

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Karis

Meaning: ‘Grace’.

Pandora

Meaning: In Greek mythology, Pandora opened a box, which released misery and hope into the world. Pandora means ‘highly gifted’.

Panthea

Meaning: ‘Of every God’

Rhea

Meaning: In Greek mythology, Rhea was the mother of Zeus. Rhea means ‘flowing’.

Thea

Meaning: The mythological Thea was Greek goddess of light and mother of the sun, moon and dawn. Thea means ‘godly’.

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Theodora

Meaning: ‘God’s gift’.

Xenia / Zena

Meaning: ‘Hospitable’.

Meanwhile, here are some exotic Spanish baby names.

Maybe you would also like to check out some Irish baby names. Here are cute Popular Monikers From Ireland. Or maybe you like French Names?

Meanwhile, check out The Most Popular Baby Names From The Last 100 Years.

If you’re looking for baby names based on a specific letter of the alphabet, then have a look at The Ultimate Alphabetical List Of Adorable Baby Names.

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