Greek Boy Names

Achaikos

Greek name meaning "from Achaia."

Achilleus

Original Greek form of Achilles, meaning either "pain" or "lipless."

Actaeon

Greek myth name of a hunter who was torn to pieces by his own dogs, meaning "effulgence." he was then transformed into a deer, thus himself becoming the hunted.

Acteon

Variant of Actaeon, Greek myth name of a hunter who was torn to pieces by his own dogs, meaning "effulgence." He was then transformed into a deer, thus himself becoming the hunted.

adonis

Greek myth name of a beautiful youth who was loved by Aphrodite. He was killed while hunting a boar and the anemone flower sprang from his blood. His name derives from Hebrew Adonai, meaning "my lord."

Adrastos

Greek myth name of a king of Argos, meaning "he who stands his ground," in other words "courageous."

Adrastus

Variant of Greek Adrastos, meaning "courageous."

Aegidios

Greek name derived from the word aigidion, meaning "kid, young goat."

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Agamemnon

Greek myth name of the son of King Atreus and brother of Menelaus, meaning "very resolute."

Agapetos

Greek name meaning "beloved."

agapios

Masculine form of Greek Agape, meaning "love."

Agathon

Greek masculine form of Agatha, meaning "good."

Aias

Original Greek form of Latin Ajax, meaning "mourner."

Aineias

Original Greek form of Latin Aeneas, meaning "praise."

Aiolos

Original Greek form of Latin Aeolus, meaning "nimble; quick-moving."

Aischylos

Original Greek form of Latin Aeschylus, meaning "shame."

Aisopos

Original Greek form of Aesop, meaning "Ethiop."

Akakios

Greek name meaning "not evil."

Alexandros

Original Greek form of Alexander, meaning "defender of mankind."

Alexio

Variant of Greek Alexios, meaning "defender."

Alexios

Older Greek form of Alexius, meaning "defender."

Alexis

Feminine form of Greek Alexius, meaning "defender."

Alexius

Greek name derived from older Greek Alexios, meaning "defender."

Alkaios

Greek name meaning "strength."

Alkimos

Greek myth name of the father of Mentor, derived from the word alkimos, meaning "strong."

Alphaios

Original Greek form of Latin Alphaeus, meaning "changing."

Ambrosios

Original Greek form of Latin Ambrosius, meaning "immortal."

Amenophis

Greek form of Egyptian Akhenaton, meaning "he who works for Aton."

Ammon

Greek form of Egyptian Amun, meaning "the hidden one."

Ampelios

Greek name derived from the word ampelos, meaning "vine."

Amyntas

Greek name derived from the word amyntor, meaning "defender."

Anakletos

Original Greek form of Latin Anacletus, meaning "called back; invoked."

Ananias

Greek form of Hebrew Hananiah, meaning "compassion of God."

Anargyros

"Poor." Name adopted from the Greek term anargyros, meaning "not silver," an epithet given to physician saints such as Kosmas and Damian, who refused payment for their services. Such saints are known in English as the Holy Unmercenaries.

Anastasios

Original Greek form of Latin Anastasius, meaning "resurrection."

Anatolios

Original Greek form of Latin Anatolius, derived from the word anatole, meaning "east" and "sunrise."

Anaxagoras

Greek name meaning "master of speech," from anax "master" and agoreuo "to speak." Name of a mythological king of Argos, and the name of a historical figure, a pre-Socratic philosopher who introduced the spirit of scientific inquiry to Athens.

Andonis

Greek form of Anthony, possibly meaning "invaluable."

Andreas

Greek name derived from the element andr-, meaning "man; warrior."

Androkles

Original Greek form of Latin Androcles, meaning "glory of a man/warrior," from andros "of a man/warrior," and kleos "glory."

Andronikos

Original Greek form of Latin Andronicus, meaning "victory of a man/warrior," from Greek andros "of a man/warrior" and nike "victory."

Angelos

Greek form of Latin Angelus, meaning "angel, messenger."

Aniketos

Original Greek form of Latin Anicetus, meaning "unconquerable."

Annas

Abbreviated form of Greek Ananias, meaning "compassion of God."

Antigonos

Greek name meaning "against the ancestor," derived from the elements anti "against; counter" and goneus "ancestor."

Antipatros

Original Greek form of Antipater, possibly meaning "against the father." See Antipater for more information.

Antonios

Greek form of Anthony, possibly meaning "invaluable."

Anubis

Greek form of Egyptian Anpu, name of a jackal-headed god of the underworld, meaning "royal child."

Aphrodisios

Greek name derived from the name of the goddess Aphrodite, meaning "risen from the foam."

Apollinaris

Ancient Greek name derived from the name of the god Apollo, possibly meaning "destroyer."

Apollodoros

"Gift of Apollo." Greek name which combines the name Apollo with the Greek word doron "gift."

Apollonios

Ancient Greek name which derives ultimately from the name of the Greek god Apollo, possibly meaning "destroyer."

Apostolis

Variant of Greek Apostolos, meaning "apostle; messenger."

Apostolos

Greek name meaning "apostle; messenger."

Archelaos

Greek name meaning "master of the people," from archos "master" and laos "people."

Archimedes

"Master of thought." Greek name, derived from the elements archos "master" and medomai "to think or be mindful of."

Archippos

"Master of horses." Greek name, derived from the elements archos "master" and hippos "horse."

Ares

Greek myth name of the son of Zeus and Hera. Identified with Roman Mars. Derived from the Greek word ares, meaning "battle strife; ruination."

Argos

Greek myth name of a giant with a hundred eyes, meaning "shining."

argyris

Variant of Greek Argyros, meaning "silver."

Argyros

Greek name meaning "silver."

Aristaios

"Excellence." Greek myth name of a son of Apollo and a mortal woman, who was raised on ambrosia and made immortal by Gaia.

Aristarchos

Greek name derived from the elements aristos "excellence" and arche "origin/source." It is a biblical name as well as the name of several historical figures: a companion of St. Paul; a Greek tragic poet; a Greek critic and grammarian; and a Greek astronomer and mathematician. It is also the name of an asteroid and a crater on the Moon.

Aristeides

"Excellence of physique." Greek name derived from the elements aristos "excellence" and eidos "physique." [Note: the word eidos is usually said to mean "kind; sort," but it has many other meanings as well. Most important is its literal meaning, "something that is seen," usually referring to the human body. For example, in medicine the term refers to the physical health of the body, especially the outward appearance which "can be seen."]

Aristodemos

"Excellence of the people." Greek name of a ruthless tyrant who ruled Elis for six months, exterminating all opposition and stealing their properties. He was finally assassinated; the Eleans erected a statue at Olympia to Kylon, the man who killed him. The name derives from the Greek elements aristos "excellence" and demos "the people."

Ariston

Greek name derived from the word aristos, meaning "excellence."

Aristophanes

Name of a 5th century Greek playwright, derived from the elements aristos "excellence" and phanes "appearing."

Aristoteles

Original Greek form of the famous philosopher Aristotle, derived from the elements aristos "excellence" and telos "purpose."

ARKADIOS

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

Arsenios

Greek name meaning "virile."

Artaxerxes

"Righteous ruler." Greek biblical form of Persian Artakhshathra, name of a 3rd century king of Persia.

Artemidoros

"Gift of Artemis." Greek name combining the name of Artemis with the word doron "gift."

Artemisios

Greek name derived from the name of the Greek goddess Artemis, meaning either "safe" or "butcher."

Asclepius

Variant of Greek Asklepios, possibly meaning "gives well-being."

Asklepiades

Greek name derived from the name of the demigod of medicine, Asklepios, possibly meaning "gives well-being."

Asklepios

Greek myth name of a demigod who learned the secret of life and death from a serpent, possibly meaning "gives well-being."

Athamus

Greek myth name of the father of Phrixus, meaning "rich harvest."

Athanas

Abbreviated form of Greek Athanasios, meaning "immortal."

Athanasios

"Immortal." Greek name derived from the elements a "not" and thanatos "death."
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