Greek Girl Names

Greek Girl Names Baby girls in Greece are usually named after one of their grandmothers. In case another girl in the extended family was previously named after the grandmother, the new baby may be called after the feminine form of one of the grandfathers, if that exists. However, especially in recent years, the parents may decide to give a name to their child that is unrelated to the family.

Some popular Greek girl names that are originally Ancient Greek are Antigone (Αντιγόνη), Aphrodite (Αφροδίτη), Ariadne (Αριάδνη), Artemis (Άρτεμις), Aspasia (Ασπασία), Calliope (Καλλιόπη), Callirhoe (Καλλιρόη), Cleo (Κλειώ), Danae (Δανάη), Daphne (Δάφνη), Despina (Δέσποινα), Demetra (Δήμητρα), Electra (Ηλέκτρα), Hermione (Ερμιόνη), Iphigenia (Ιφιγένεια), Irene (Ειρήνη), Pandora (Πανδώρα), Phoebe (Φοίβη), Rhea (Ρέα) and Thaleia (Θάλεια). Female names from the Old and New Testament include Anna (Άννα), Eva (Εύα), Maria or Mary (Μαρία, Μαίρη), Martha (Μάρθα) and Sarah (Σάρα). Byzantine names given to girls in Greece today include Aikaterine (Αικατερίνη, Κατερίνα), Barbara (Βαρβάρα), Christina (Χριστίνα), Eleni (Ελένη), Margarita (Μαργαρίτα), Sofia (Σοφία) and Zoe (Ζωή).

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