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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
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, 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
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
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 '.
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
Greek Name Days Dates