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Greek Names for Girls

November 13, 2020
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Welcome to our list of the 50 most popular Greek girls names. Each name has a short explanation of its meaning along with a cool fact about the name. 

This list is perfect for:

  • Parents looking for a Greek baby name
  • People who want to change their name via deed poll to a more Greek sounding one
  • People who want to find out which are the most popular Greek names

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So without further interruption here is the list of the 50 most popular Greek names for girls.

  1. Alexandra

    This name is one of the most popular Greek baby names for a girl and is the feminine form of the name “Alexander” from the famous Alexander the Great. It means “defender of man” and “helper”.

  2. Amara

    Amara is a strong and beautiful Greek name for a strong and beautiful girl. In the Greek language, this baby name means “grace”.

  3. Andromeda

    This popular Greek name means “ruler of man”. It was the name of the Greek princess who was saved by the famous demi-god hero Perseus.

  4. Angelina

    For parents seeking a Greek girl name with religious significance, the name Angelina is perfect. This name means “an angel or messenger of God”.

  5. Ariadne

    The name Ariadne was the name of a Cretan goddess of fertility. It is a unique Greek name for a baby girl that means “most holy”.

  6. Ariana

    The name Ariana has become more popular as the popstar Ariana Grande has risen to fame. The name means “very holy”.

  7. Athena

    Athena is a good name for a girl whose parents hope she’ll grow up to be kind and intelligent. This name is derived from the Greek goddess of wisdom and war.

  8. Calista

    This name means “the most beautiful”. A nymph, the daughter of Lycaon, an Arcadian king, was named Calista originally. Though ancient, this Greek name still sounds modern and is a cool, clever name for a girl.
  1. Calliope

    This dignified, unique Greek name means “beautiful voice”. In Greek myths, Calliope was the muse of epic poetry and eloquence.

  2. Cassandra

    In Greek mythology, Cassandra was a Trojan princess and the name Cassandra means “insightful” or “seer” in the Greek language. Girls with this name frequently use “Cassie” as a nickname.
  1. Cora

    This vintage name is simple and elegant meaning “maiden”, although it can also mean “virtuous” or “good”. It is a word often used in Greek mythology as an epithet for Persephone.
  1.  Daphne

    Daphne was the name of a Greek water nymph but it can also mean “a laurel tree”.

  2.  Demi

    Demi is the name of the popular musical artist Demi Lovato and is a unique, option as a Greek name for a girl. It means “follower of Demeter”.

  3.  Dorothy

    Dorothy is a vintage name, but at the same time, it is timeless and yet sophisticated. The name means “Gift of God” in Greek. It is the female equivalent of the masculine “Dory” in English.

  4.  Elena

    The Greek name Elena dates back to the 12th century and derives from “Helena”, which means “bright” or “shining light”. This classic Greek name will easily grow with your little girl.

  5.  Ella

    Ella is a cute baby girl name of Greek origin and it means “beautiful” or “light”. It may be a Norman version of Germanic origin from “Alia”, but it also a shortened nickname for names like Eleanor, Ellen, Eloise, and Elizabeth.
  1.  Georgia

    This Greek baby girl name means “one who loves the land” or “farmer”. It is the feminine variant of the name George.

  2. Hera

    Hera means “protectress” or “queen of Heaven” in ancient Greek. The name belonged to the queen of the gods according to Greek mythology.

  3.  Hermione

    The Greek baby girl name Hermione means “messenger of the gods”. It is best known as the name of Hermione Granger, a main female character in the Harry Potter series.

  4.  Ida

    The name “Ida” means “mountain goddess” and “diligent”. It has occurred in several different cultures independently, but experts say it is derived from the Germanic “id” which means “labor” or “work”.
  1.  Iris

    The name Iris belonged to the Greek goddess of the rainbow. It means “colorful” and “rainbow”.

  2.  Karissa

    The name Karissa is a unique Greek name that sounds modern while maintaining ancient roots. Karissa means “very dear” or “grace” in Greek. It was first coined by Edmund Spenser, the English poet in “The Faerie Queen”.
  1.  Katherine

    Katherine is a popular and timeless Greek girl’s name that means “pure”.  It was popularized after Catherine of Alexandria was sainted by the Catholic church.

  2.  Khloe

    The name Khloe means “blooming”. It is another name for the Greek goddess Demeter who is responsible for agriculture and the harvest.

  3.  Lydia

    This is one of the most ancient Greek girl names. The Kingdom of Lydia was a part of the Greek Empire and the name Lydia means “women from Lydia”.

  4.  Maya

    Creative and pretty, the name Maya is a powerful baby girl name. The name means “water”. It belonged to the mother of the god Hermes in Greek myth.

  5. Melanie

    Melanie means “dark and beautiful” and derives from the Roman saint who donated all of her wealth to charity in the 5th century.

  6.  Melissa

    Melissa means “honeybee” in the Greek language and was the name of a nymph who cared for the god Zeus in Greek mythology.

  7.  Myra

    Myra is derived from the Latin “myrrh” which is related to the name Mary. The name means “sweet-smelling oil”.

  8. Myrine

    This name means “swiftly bounding” and was the name of a warrior queen of the Amazons from Greek mythology.

  9. Natasa

    If your baby girl is due to be born on Christmas Day, this beautiful and simple Greek girl’s name is perfect. Natasa means “she who celebrates her birthday on Christmas Day” in Greek.

  10.  Nicole

    Nicole is a modern name derived from the ancient Greek name “Nike”, which means “victorious”.

  11. Ophelia

    Ophelia is a lovely Greek name for a baby girl. The name means “helpful” and “wise” in the Greek language. Experts believe the name was created by the poet Jacopo Sannazaro from his 15th century poem “Arcadia”.

  12.  Penelope

    This popular Greek name belonged to Odysseus’ wife. It means “weaver of thread” in Greek.
  1.  Phoebe

    Popularized as the name of one of the main characters on the TV sitcom “Friends”, Phoebe is a timeless Greek baby girl name. It means “one who shines bright and pure”. Phoebe was a Titan with affiliations to the moon in Greek mythology.

  2.  Rhea

    The name Rhea means “flowing stream” or “mother of gods”. Rhea was the Titan mother of the first Olympian gods and goddesses in Greek mythology.

  3.  Rita

    This vintage Greek name means “pearl” or “way of life” in ancient Greek. The name Rita is a variation on the somewhat more popular name Margaret.

  4.  Sappho

    Sappho is a girl’s name that is both eloquent and strong. This name once belonged to one of the most famous female poets of ancient Greece and means “sapphire” in the Greek language.

  5.  Selena

    This name means “the moon” in the Greek language. It is related to the name “Selene”, which belonged to the Greek moon goddess.

  6.  Stephanie

    Stephanie is the feminine variant of the boy’s name Stephan, which means “victorious” or “crown” in Greek.

  7. Sophie

    A variant of the name “Sophia”, Sophie is a cute yet sophisticated Greek name. The name means “wisdom” and it came into use in England in the 17th century when King James I named his daughter Sophie.
  1.  Thalia

    Thalia is an ancient Greek name with many meanings. The name traditionally means “to bloom” or “to flourish”, and it was also the name of a daughter of Zeus in Greek mythology.

  2.  Theodora

    This name means “gift of God”. Theodora is the feminine equivalent of the masculine Theodore. It was first used in Mycenaean Greece.

  1.  Theresa

    Theresa is a classic girl’s name of Greek origin that means “harvester” or “hunter” in the Greek language. It probably originated on the island of Santorin which was once known as Thera.

  2.  Tiffany

    This popular and charming girl’s name means “manifestation of god”. It comes from “Theophania” a name that was often given to girls who were born during Epiphany.

  3.  Vasiliki

    Vasiliki is easily one of the most unique Greek baby girl’s names on this list. The name means “queen” and is the female version of the name “Vasilis”.

  4.  Xenia

    The name Xenia is a Greek girl’s name derived from the word “Xenos”, which means “stranger” or “guest”. The name itself means “welcoming” or “hospitable.

  5.  Yolanda

    Yolanda is a moderately popular girl’s name that was originally spelled “Iolanthe” in Greek. The name means “modest” or “violet flower” in the Greek language.

  6.  Zoe

    This ancient name means “life” in Greek. It was adopted as a translation of the name “Eve” and has been in use since the 11th century.

  7.  Zosime

    Zosime is a Greek baby girl’s name that means “survivor”. Strikingly unique, this name is perfect for a girl with a fiery spirit and a kind heart. It is the feminine equivalent of “Zosimus”. Zosimus Historicus was the Greek historian who lived during the reign of Emperor Anastasius in Constantinople around 500 A.D.

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