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Greek names. Greek male and female names

Abeiron - Greek form of Hebrew Abiyram, meaning "my father is exalted." In the bible, this is the name of the eldest son of Hiel the Bethelite, and the name of a son of Eliab who joined Korah in his rebellion against Moses. This spelling is rarely used. Abiron is used in the Septuagint.
Abiron - Greek form of Hebrew Abiyram, meaning "my father is exalted." In the bible, this is the name of the eldest son of Hiel the Bethelite, and the name of a son of Eliab who joined Korah in his rebellion against Moses. Also spelled Abeiron.
Abraám - Old Spanish form of Latin Abrahamus, meaning "father of a multitude." 
Abrax - Greek name meaning "shining one." In mythology, this is the name of one of the steeds of Aurora. The other is Phaeton.
Abraxas - Greek myth name of one of the horses belonging to the sun god Helios. It is also the name of a demon of lies and deceit. The letters of the name add up to 365, the number of days in the year. It has been found in Greek magical texts and may be related to the word abracadabra which may derive from Aramaic avra kedabra, meaning "I will create as I speak."
Achim -  Greek name believed to probably be a form of Jehoiakim, meaning "Jehovah raises up." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of an ancestor of Jesus. The name is not mentioned in the Old Testament. In use in Germany.
Ádám - Hungarian form of Hebrew Adam, meaning "earth" or "red."
Adamos - Greek form of Hebrew Adam according to Josephus, meaning "the red earth."
Adelphos - Greek name meaning "born of the same womb; sibling."
Aegidios - Variant spelling of Greek Aigidios, meaning "kid; young goat" or "shield of goatskin."
Aeolos - Variant spelling of Greek Aiolos, meaning "sparkling; quick-shifting; quick-moving."
Agapetos - Greek name meaning "beloved."
Agathangelos - Ancient Greek name composed of the elements agathos "good" and angelos "angel," meaning "good angel."
Agathias - Greek name derived from the word agathos, meaning "good."
Aias - Greek name meaning "mourner." In mythology, this is the name of a hero of the Trojan war, second only to Achilles in strength and bravery. His Roman name is Ajax. 
Aineas - Variant spelling of Greek Aineías, meaning "praiseworthy."
Aiolos - Greek name meaning "sparkling; quick-shifting; quick-moving." In mythology, this is the name of the god of winds. 
Aither - Greek name meaning "bright, upper air." In mythology, this is the name of one of the first gods, the son of Erebus and Nyx. He is the god of the pure, upper air that only the gods breathe, as opposed to the gloomy, lower "aer" breathed by mortals.
Akakios - Greek name meaning "not evil."
Akhilleus - Greek name possibly composed of akhos "grief" and laos "the people," hence "he who embodies the grief of the people." In mythology, this is the name of the greatest of Greek heroes who fought the Trojans, known for being the most handsome and the fleetest of foot at Troy, and for his love for his friend Patroclus. 
Alexandros - Greek name composed of the elements alexein "to defend" and andros "man," hence "defender of mankind." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a son of Simon, a relative of the high priest, a Jew in Acts 19:33, and a coppersmith who opposed Paul.
Alexio - Short form of Greek Alexios, meaning "defender."
Alexios - Short form of Greek names containing the word alexein, meaning "defender."
Alkaios - Greek name meaning "strength." In mythology, this is the name of several characters, including a son of Perseus.
Alphaios - Variant spelling of Greek Halphaios, meaning "changing." 
Amarandos - Variant spelling of Greek Amarantos, meaning "unfading."
Ambrosios - Greek name derived from the word ambrosios, meaning "immortal."
Amenophis - Greek name composed of Amen ("truly, so be it, verily") and ophis "serpent," but usually rendered "Amen is satisfied." This was another name for Pharaoh Akhenaton of the eighteenth dynasty. 
Aminadab -  Greek form of Hebrew Ammiynadab, meaning "servant of the prince." In the bible, this is the name of an ancestor of Christ. 
Amosis - Greek form of Egyptian Ahmose, the name of a pharaoh of ancient Egypt, meaning "child of the moon" or "the moon is born."
Amoun - Variant spelling of Greek Ammon, a form of Egyptian Yamanu, the myth name of a god of wind and air, meaning "the hidden one."
Amyntas - Greek name derived from the word amyntor, meaning "defender."
Anakletos - Greek name derived from the word anakletos, meaning "called back; invoked."
Anastasios - Greek name derived from the word anastasis, composed of ana "up" and stasis "standing," hence "resurrection." 
Anatolios - Greek name derived from the word anatole, meaning "east" and "sunrise."
Andonios - Greek form of Latin Antonius, possibly meaning "invaluable." 
Andonis - Contracted form of Greek Andonios, possibly meaning "invaluable." 
Andreas - Greek name derived from the word andros, meaning "man; warrior." In the bible, this is the name of an apostle of Christ and brother to Simon Peter. He is said to have been crucified at Patrae in Archaia. 
Androkles - Original Greek form of Latin Androcles, meaning "glory of a man/warrior," from andros "of a man/warrior," and kleos "glory."
Andronikos - Greek name composed of the elements andros "man, warrior" and nike "victory," hence "victory of a man/warrior." 
Angelos - Greek name derived from the word angelos, originally meaning simply "messenger," later in New Testament Greek it acquired the meaning "angel, messenger of God." 
Annas - Contracted form of Greek Hananias, meaning "whom Jehovah has graciously given."
Antigonos - Greek name meaning "against the ancestor," derived from the elements anti "against; counter" and goneus "ancestor."
Antipas - Contracted form of Greek Antipatros, meaning "like the father." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a Christian of Pergamos who suffered martyrdom. 
Antipatros - Greek name composed of anti "against, opposite to, before, instead of, in place of" and patros "father," yet this name is usually translated "like the father." 
Antonios - Greek name, possibly meaning "invaluable." 
Antonis - Contracted form of Greek Antonios, possibly meaning "invaluable." 
Anubis - Greek form of Egyptian Anupu, 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."
Apollodoros - Greek name composed of the name of the god Apollo and the word doron "gift," hence "gift of Apollo." 
Apollon - Greek myth name of a god of archery, healing, light, poetry, prophecy, music, and the sun. He is the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin brother of Artemis, goddess of the hunt and moon. According to Æschylus, the name comes from apollumi, meaning "to destroy," hence "the destroyer." 
Apollonios - Ancient Greek name meaning "of Apollo." 
Apostolis - Variant spelling of Greek Apostolos, meaning "apostle; messenger."
Apostolos - Greek name meaning "apostle; messenger." 
Archelaos - Greek name composed of the elements archos "master" and laos "people," hence "master of the people." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Herod the Great.
Archimedes - Greek name composed of the elements archos "master" and medomai "to think or be mindful of," hence "master thinker."
Archippos - Greek name composed of the elements archos "master" and hippos "horse," hence "master of horses."
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."
Argyris - Variant spelling of Greek Argyros, meaning "silvery."
Argyros - Greek name derived from the word argyros, meaning "silvery." 
Aridaios - Greek name of Persian origin, meaning "strong." 
Aristaios - Greek name meaning "excellence." In mythology, this is the name of the son of Apollo and a mortal woman. He was raised on ambrosia and made immortal by Gaia. 
Aristarchos - Greek name composed of the elements aristo "best, excellent" and archo "chief, leading, ruling," hence "best ruler." In the bible, this is the name of a companion of Paul. It is also the name of an asteroid and a crater on the Moon.
Aristeides - Greek name composed of the elements aristos "best, excellent" and eidos "physique," hence "best 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."] 
Aristoboulos - Greek name meaning "best-counseling." In the bible, this is the name of a certain Christian.
Aristodemos - Greek name composed of the elements aristos "best, excellent" and demos "the people," hence "best of the people." This was the 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. 
Ariston - Greek name derived from the word aristos, meaning "best, most excellent."
Aristophanes - Greek name composed of the elements aristos "best, excellent" and phanes "appearing," hence "best appearance."
Aristoteles - Greek name composed of the elements aristos "best, excellent" and telos "purpose," hence "best purpose." 
Arkadios - Greek name meaning "of Arcadia." The place name Arcadia was derived from the word arktos, meaning "bear."
Arphaxad - Greek form of Hebrew Arpakshad, possibly meaning "by the border of Asia." In the bible, this is a place name and the name of a son of Shem.
Arsenios - Greek name meaning "virile."
Artaxerxes - Greek form of Persian Artachshatra (Hebrew Artachshashta), meaning "great warrior" or "lion-king." In the bible, this is the name of the son and successor of Xerxes as emperor of Persia.
Artaxes - Contracted form of Greek Artaxerxes,meaning "great warrior" or "lion-king."
Artemidoros - Greek name composed of the name of the goddess Artemis, and the word doron "gift," hence "gift of Artemis."
Artemisios - Greek name derived from the name of the goddess Artemis, meaning "safe and sound."
Artemus - Variant spelling of Greek Artemas, meaning "gift of Artemis."
Asklepiades - Patronymic form of Greek Asklepios, meaning "descendant of Asklepios."
Asklepios - Greek name meaning "surgeon." In mythology, this is the name of a demigod who learned the secret of life and death from a serpent.
Athanas - Short form of Greek Athanasios, meaning "immortal."
Athanasios - Greek name composed of the elements a "not" and thanatos "death," hence "immortal."
Atlas - Greek name derived from the word atlaô, meaning "endures, suffers." In mythology, this is the name of a Titan who was punished by Zeus for siding with other Titans in a war against the Olympians. His punishment was to bear the weight of the heavens and earth on his shoulders. 
Atreus - Greek name meaning fearless." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Mycenae, the father of Agamemnon.
Attis - Greek name of foreign origin, probably meaning "father." In mythology, this is the name of a vegetation god, the son and consort of the Phrygian goddess Cybele. He is said to have been forced by her to castrate himself as punishment for infidelity. 
Azarias - Greek form of Aramaic/Hebrew Azarya (English Azariah), meaning "help of God."
Bakchos - Greek name derived from the word iacho, meaning "to shout," i.e. "noisy, riotous." In mythology, this is a name applied to Dionysos, a god of revelry and the intoxicating power of wine. 
Balios - Greek name meaning "dappled, piebald." In mythology, this is the name of one of two immortal horses (the other named Xanthos) who drew the chariot of Achilles during the Trojan war. They were the offspring of the harpy Podarge and the west wind Zephyros.
Barabbas - Greek form of Aramaic bar-Abba, meaning "son of the father." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a captive robber whom the Jews begged Pilate to release instead of Christ.
Barak - Greek form of Hebrew Baraq, meaning "flash of lightning." In the bible, this is the name of a commander of the Israelites. 
Bariesous - Variant spelling of Greek Bariesou, meaning "son of Jesus."
Barsabbas - Greek form of Aramaic Bar-Sabba, probably meaning "son of the Sabbath." In the bible, this is the surname of a certain Joseph and Judas, mentioned in Acts 1:23 and 15:22 respectively.
Bartholomaios - Greek form of Aramaic bar-Talmai, meaning "son of Talmai." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of one of the twelve apostles.

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