Greek Girl Names

Adelpha

Greek name meaning "dear sister."

Adelphe

Variant of Greek Adelpha, meaning "dear sister."

Adelphie

Variant of Greek Adelpha, meaning "dear sister."

Adonia

Feminine form of Greek Adonis, meaning "my lord."

adrasteia

Feminine form of Greek Adrastos, meaning "he who stands his ground," in other words "courageous."

Aella

"Whirlwind." Greek myth name of an Amazon warrior who was killed by Herakles. She was known for wielding a double-axe.

agape

Greek name meaning "love."

Agathangelos

"Good angel." Ancient Greek name composed of the elements agathos "good" and angelos "angel."

Agathe

Original Greek form of English Agatha, derived from the Greek word agathos, meaning "good."

Agaue

"Illustrious; noble." Greek myth name of one of the four daughters of Kadmos, king of Theben in Boiotia, and his wife Harmonia. The name derives from agauos "noble," itself possibly from agasthai "to wonder at," from gaiein "to rejoice," with the intensive prefix a-.

Aglaia

Greek myth name of one of the three Graces, meaning "beauty, splendor." The other two are Thalia, "blossoming, luxuriant," and Euphrosyne, "joy, merriment."

Aglea

Variant of Greek Aglaia, meaning "beauty, splendor."

Aigle

Greek form of Latin Aegle, meaning "light, radiance."

Aikaterina

Variant of Greek Aikaterine, meaning "pure."

Aikaterine

Greek name from which we got the name Katherine. The name is of unknown etymology, but the earliest sources that mention the name are in Greek and associate it with the Greek adjective katharos, meaning "pure." The suggestion that it may have been derived from Hekate, the pagan goddess of sorcery, is not convincing.

Airla

Variant of Greek Airlea, meaning "ethereal."

Airlea

Greek name meaning "ethereal."

Airlia

Variant of Greek Airlea, meaning "ethereal."

Akantha

Greek myth name of a nymph loved by Apollo, meaning "thorn."

Alala

Greek myth name of the personification of the "war cry."

alcestis

Greek myth name of a princess who was rescued by Hercules when she descended into Hades in place of her husband, meaning "might of the home."

alcmene

Greek myth name of the mortal mother of Hercules by Zeus, meaning "might of the moon."

Alekto

Original Greek form of Latin Alecto, meaning "unceasing."

Alesia

Meaning Helper, Help, Aid.

Alexa

Feminine form of Greek Alexius, meaning "defender."

Alexia

Feminine form of Greek Alexius, meaning "defender."

Alexina

Pet form of Greek Alexia, meaning "defender."

Alexis

Feminine form of Greek Alexius, meaning "defender."

Alexus

Variant of Greek Alexis, meaning "defender."

Alkippe

Original Greek form of Latin Alcippe, meaning "mighty mare."

Alkyone

Original Greek form of Latin Alcyone, meaning "kingfisher."

Althaia

Original Greek form of Latin Althea, possibly meaning "healing."

Amaltheia

Original Greek form of Latin Amalthea, meaning "to soothe."

Amarantos

Old Greek flower name derived from the name of the amaranth flower, amarantos, meaning "unfading."

Ambrosia

Feminine form of Greek Ambrosios, meaning "immortal."

Aminta

Variant of Greek Amynta, meaning "defender."

Amintah

Variant of Greek Amynta, meaning "defender."

Amynta

Feminine form of Greek Amyntas, meaning "defender."

Anaitis

Greek form of Persian Anahita, meaning "immaculate."

Andromache

"Man/warrior battle." Greek myth name of the kidnapped wife of Hector, derived from the elements andros "of a man/warrior" and mache "battle."

andromeda

"Thinks like a man/warrior." Constellation name, and Greek myth name of the daughter of Cassiopeia who was to be sacrificed to the sea monster Medusa but was rescued by Perseus. Andromeda was said to be an Ethiopian princess. Ancient Ethiopians considered Perseus and Andromeda the progenitors of the black race. Derives from Greek andros "man/warrior" and medomai "to think."

anemone

Greek myth name of a nymph who was turned into a wind-flower, derived from the Greek word anemos, meaning "wind."

Antheia

"Flower." Greek myth name of a goddess of flowers, gardens, love, marshes, and swamps. She was worshiped on Crete.

Anthousa

Greek name derived from the word anthos, meaning "flower."

Antigone

"Counter-generation." Greek myth name of the sister of Priam, daughter of Oedipus, derived from the elements anti "against; counter" and gone "birth; generation."

Antiope

Greek myth name of a daughter of Ares and Hippolyte (a queen of the Amazons) who was kidnapped and married by Theseus, making her the first Amazon ever to marry. The meaning of her name is debatable. The first half, Anti-, could have derived from anti "against; counter," or antios "set against." The second half, -ope, could have derived from ope "hole," ops "voice," or opsis "face."

Aoede

Variant of Greek Aoide, meaning "to sing."

Aoide

Greek myth name of the one of the three original Muses before their number was increased to nine, meaning "to sing."

Aphrodisia

Feminine form of Greek Aphrodisios, meaning "risen from the foam."

Aphrodite

"Risen from the foam." Greek myth name of the goddess of love and mother of Eros, composed of the elements afros "foam" and dity "dive; rise."

Apollonia

Feminine form of Greek Apollonios, possibly meaning "destroyer."

Apphia

Greek biblical name mentioned in the New Testament, meaning "increasing."

Appolonia

Variant of Greek Apollonia, possibly meaning "destroyer."

Arachne

Greek myth name of a young girl who was turned into a spider by Athena, meaning "spider."

ARCADIA

Feminine form of Greek Arkadios, meaning "of Arcadia." The place name Arcadia was derived from the word arktos, meaning "bear."

Arethousa

"The waterer." Greek myth name of one of the Hesperides, and a water nymph (Nereid), daughter of Nereus, who was pursued by Alpheus, the river god. Artemis changed her into a fountain.

Ariadne

Greek myth name of the daughter of King Minos, meaning "utterly pure."

Aristodeme

Greek myth name of a daughter of Priam, king of Troy, derived from the elements aristos "excellence" and demos "the people."

Aristomache

"Excellent battle." Greek name derived from the elements aristos "excellence" and mache "battle."

Artemis

Greek myth name of a daughter of Zeus and Leto and twin sister to Apollo. The name is of uncertain origin. It may be related to the word artamos "a butcher" or artemes "safe."

Artemisia

Feminine form of Greek Artemisios, a name derived from the name Artemis, meaning either "safe" or "butcher."

Aspasia

Greek name derived from the word aspasios, meaning "welcome."

Astarte

Greek form of Phoenician Ashtoreth, myth name of a goddess of fertility and war, equivalent to the Semitic goddess Ishtar. Meaning is unknown.

Astraia

Greek myth name of a goddess of justice, derived from the word aster, meaning "star."

Atalante

Greek myth name of the fleet-footed maiden who refused to marry any man who could not beat her in a foot-race.

Athanasia

Feminine form of Greek Athanasios, meaning "immortal."

Athena

Greek myth name of the goddess of wisdom. Plato fancifully derived her name from A-theo-noa, meaning "mind of God," but the true meaning is unknown.

Athenais

Greek name derived from the name of the goddess Athena, the meaning of which is unknown.

Atropos

Greek myth name of one of the original three Fates, known as the "inevitable" or "inflexible."

Barbara

Portuguese form of Greek Barbara, meaning "foreign; strange."

Berenike

Original Greek form of Berenice. It is most likely a Macedonian form of Greek Pherenike, meaning "bringer of victory," which probably originated in the Egyptian royal house of Macedon.

Calisto

Variant of Greek Callisto, meaning "most beautiful."

Callidora

Greek name meaning "gift of beauty," from kallos "beauty" and doron "gift."

Calligenia

Greek name meaning "beauty-born," from kallos "beauty" and genes "born."

Callisto

Italian form of Latin Callistus, meaning "most beautiful."

Celandine

Greek bird and flower name. It is the name of a yellow wildflower whose name derives from chelidon, meaning "a swallow bird."

Chara

Greek name meaning "happiness."

Chloe

"Green shoot." In Greek mythology, this is another name of the goddess Demeter. This name is also mentioned in the bible by Paul.

Chloris

Greek myth name of a goddess of vegetation, derived from the word chloros, meaning "green."

Chrysanthe

Feminine form of Greek Chrysanthos, meaning "golden flower."
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