GREEK BABY NAMES

Greek Baby Names!
This page is crammed with information about Greek baby names. their origins and surnames. We have also included a full list of Greek Name days and dates. We have provided a selection of nearly 1,000 Greek Baby names to choose from!

 
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Greek Names

The Importance of First Names!
We respond to our name throughout our lives. People associate us with our first name, it forms part of our identity. They help to distinguish us from one to another. Other people gain immediate and sometimes totally subconscious views of people, just from hearing a name they can therefore give us a distinct advantage in life, or conversely, a disadvantage! The choice of a Greek Baby name is, therefore, incredibly important. And those of us who choose a baby's name are taking on a responsible task!

The Origins of Greek Surnames 
The origins of this these include place names, those related to mythology and history, origins from colours, plants and other types of nature, Fictional origins, historical origins, characteristic and religious origins. We then move on to the genre which can be classed as Descriptive, Place, Speciality and finally unique (or created name's).

The Greek Alphabet 
The Greek alphabet, adapted from the Phoenician alphabet, is different from the conventional Western alphabet which is based on the Roman alphabet.

Masculine and Feminine Greek baby names
Many Greek names indicate whether they are masculine or feminine. The female name is often indicated by a suffix as in an 'a' or 'ae' as in Hera or Bacchae, an 'e' as in Persephone or 'is' as in Artemis. The male name is often indicated by the suffixes 'us' as in Dionysus or Zeus, 'as' Midas or Atlas, 'os' as in Eros and 'es' as in Hermes.

Greek Family Naming tradition 
It is traditional to pass down Greek names through the family from one generation to the next. However the baby would be named after one of the grandparents and not the parents.

Greek Saint's Days 
According to Greek Orthodox religion many days of the year are dedicated to Saints or Martyrs. The church encouraged the use of biblical names from the New Testament and Saint's or martyrs names. The language of origin for Christian names was therefore Latin, Hebrew or Greek. Each saint has a special feast day. Celebrations were held on the Saint's Feast days but later became individual ' name days '.

Greek Name Days - A celebration of Greek culture!
Greek name days include not just religious names but also names which go back to the beginning of Greek culture. These names would include those of mythical heroes and the famous Greek philosophers such as Odyessus, Alexander, Socrates, Plato, and Helen. The celebration of ' Greek name days' is more important than celebrating actual birthdays (although this Western custom is also being adopted. Birthdays are therefore sometimes celebrated for the youngest members of the family).

Greek Name Days Dates

 
MonthDateGreek Name
 
January
 
 
01
06
07
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11
17
18
19
20
21
22
24
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27
 
 
Vasillis
Theofanis, Fotini and Fotis
Ioannis, Yiannoulla and Prodromos
Theofillos
Theodossis
Antonis, Antonia
Thanasis
Makarios
Themis
Agni and Maximos
Timotheos
Polixeni
Gregoris
Xenophon
Chrysostomos
 
 
February
 
 
1
5
7
10
11
12
14
15
19
23
25
 
 
Trifon
Agathi
Parthenios
Charalambos and Chariklia
Vlassis
Meletios
Valentinos and Valentina
Efsevios
Filothea
Polikarpos
Riginos
 
 
March
 
 
1
10
17
19
25
30
31
 
 
Markella and Evthokia
Aspasia
Alexis
Chrysanthos
Vangellis
Lazaros
Vaia
 
 
April
 
Easter
12
13
14
23
24
25
27
29
 
 
Anastasios, Lambros, Paschalis Zoi
Martinos
Thomas
Georgos
Elisavet
Markos
Symeon
Iason
 
 
May
 
 
4
5
9
10
13
14
17
21
 
 
Pelagia
Eirini
Isaaias & Christoforos
Simon
Sergios & Glykeria
Isidora
Andronikos
Constantinos & Eleni
 
 
June
 
 
2
4
5
11
12
26
29
30
 
 
Nikiforos
Martha
Dorotheos
Varnavas & Vartholomeos
Zinon
David
Petros & Pavlos
Apostolos
 
 
July
 
 
1
4
7
8
11
17
18
19
22
25
26
27
31
 
 
Argyris
Loukia
Kyriaki
Prokopis
Olga
Marina
Emilios
Ilias & Iliana
Magdalini
Anna
Paraskevi
Pantelis & Pantelitsa
Iosif
 
 
August
 
 
6
12
15
16
26
27
30
 
 
Sotiris
Fotis
Maria, Despina & Panagiotis
Diomidis
Andrianos
Fanourios
Alexandros & Natalia
 
 
September
 
 
1
2
3
5
8
9
11
14
15
17
18
20
24
25
27
29
 
 
Athina & Margarita
Mamas
Anthimos
Zaxarias
Maria
Ioakim
Evanthia
Stavros
Nikitas
Agapios, Agapi & Sophia
Anthriani
Stathis
Thekla
Froso
Tatiana
Kyriakos
 
 
October
 
 
2
3
5
6
8
10
15
18
20
21
22
23
26
27
30
 
 
Kyprianos
Dionysis
Charitini
Thomas
Pelagia
Evlambia
Loukianos
Loukas & Gerasimos
Artemis
Socratis
Averkios
Iakovos
Demetris
Nestoras
Zinovia
 
 
November
 
 
1
8
9
11
13
14
16
18
21
25
26
30
 
 
Cosmas & Damianos
Michalis, Gavrilis & Angelos
Nektarios
Minas & Victor
Chrysostomos
Philippos
Matheos
Platon
Maria
Katerina
Stelios
Andreas
 
 
December
 
 
4
5
6
9
12
13
15
17
19
22
25
26
27
31
 
 
Varvara
Savvas
Nicolas & Nicoletta
Anna
Spyros
Evgenios
Efstratios
Eleftheria, Lefteris & Sousanna
Aglaia
Anastasia
Christos & Christina
Manolis
Stefanos
Melani
 
MonthDateGreek Name

What Greek baby name shall I give to my baby?
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Greek Baby Names
Detailed below is a selection of some of our favourite Greek baby names for both boys and girls. The range of Greek names available allows for an unusually large source of male and female names. For a full list of nearly 2000 please click Greek baby boy names or Greek baby girl names.

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