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Greek Names

If Greek names bring to mind only Zeus, Aphrodite, or Apollo, think again. Beyond mythical Greek baby name, there’s Alexander for your baby boy—still popular after thousands of years—or Sophia for your baby girl, and hundreds more classic and creative names to choose from.

Alexander

The moniker Alexander is name to a host of prolific men from Alexander the Great to two kings of Scotland, three emperors... Read more about Alexander

Christopher

Christopher is the patron saint of travellers, controversial "discoverer" of the New World, and Winnie the Pooh's sole human... Read more about Christopher

Sophia

Everything old is new again, and Sophia is definitely on the favoring end of that adage. Experiencing an enormous jump in... Read more about Sophia

Luke

Luke is a perennial boys name favorite, and it's not hard to see why. It simultaneously sounds steadfast and cool. Biblical... Read more about Luke

Phoenix

Phoenix means "deep red," and is the name of the colorful, mythical bird reputed to live for a thousand years before erupting... Read more about Phoenix

Phoenix

Phoenix means "deep red," and is the name of the colorful, mythical bird reputed to live for a thousand years before erupting... Read more about Phoenix

Chloe

Chloe is one of those lovely European-sounding names that is at an all-time popularity high. Of Greek origin, Chloe is another... Read more about Chloe

Melissa

There's a great story with this name: the word Melissa originates from a mythological Greek nymph who fed honey to the infant... Read more about Melissa

Stephanie

Stephanie's already had its heyday in the baby name game (from 1969-1996), and is now taking a breather. The female version... Read more about Stephanie

Nicholas

The history of the name Nicholas involves the patron saint of children (not to mention sailors and wolves—cool!) who would... Read more about Nicholas

Jason

In Greek mythology, Jason led a group of warriors called the Argonauts on a search to find the Golden Fleece. The name may... Read more about Jason

Zoe

There's something so adorable and fun about the name Zoe. Maybe it's the relation to a certain Sesame Street character. Or... Read more about Zoe

Alyssa

A variation of the more formal-sounding Alicia, the breezier Alyssa rocketed in popularity in the 1980s, thanks to actress... Read more about Alyssa

Xavier

Xavier is one of those rare X names that actually sounds cool and not strange. The name first gained fame among Catholics... Read more about Xavier

Andrea

While Andrea may mean "manly," the name is all girl. Andrea is a tried and true girls' name that's managed to stay in the... Read more about Andrea

Andrea

Even though it means "manly," Andrea as a boys' name has pretty much gone extinct and it is now almost exclusively a female... Read more about Andrea

Katherine

The regal-sounding Katherine is a timeless name. From monarchs to actresses to pop singers, there's never a shortage of Katherine's... Read more about Katherine

Delta

Delta is a name that's never found huge mainstream success, and has downright fallen off the name charts into name obscurity... Read more about Delta

Iris

Flower names are super in vogue right now, and Iris is simply blooming. While it's not nearly as popular as fellow flora... Read more about Iris

Catherine

A traditional female name having variations in many languages and used since the third century A.D., Catherine is a timeless... Read more about Catherine

Alex

Alex is a cute name for a girl if you don't want to saddle her with the full-on Alexandra, of which it's a nickname. It has... Read more about Alex

George

As demonstrated by Prince William and Kate Middleton naming their firstborn son, George, it's quite the illustrious name... Read more about George

Cassandra

If your sweet little Cassandra tells you something, you better listen, and listen good. In Homer's epic poem The Iliad, King... Read more about Cassandra

Peter

From the Shakespearean plays Henry VI, King John, Romeo and Juliet and Measure for Measure Read more about Peter

Angel

Greek: Messenger from God

Latin: Messenger from God

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Angel

Greek: Messenger from God

Latin: Messenger from God

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Margaret

From the Shakespearean play Much Ado About Nothing. Also the name of Queen Elizabeth's spirited only sister and the name... Read more about Margaret

Penelope

Greek: Bobbin worker, weaver; faithful wife of Odysseus during the Trojan War

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Cynthia

Greek: Woman from Cynthos; Cynthia was a name of the mythological moon goddess Artemis, referring to her birth on Mount Cynthos...

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