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Ajax

Meaning: Strong Eagle He Cries for the Earth Origin: Greek Greek Mythology Strong, Fierce, Calming The Clay Soldier The Greek name Ajax is that of two Trojan warriors in ancient literature, both were war heroes renowned for their audacity, courage and expertise in combat. Ajax Telamon lead the Greek army into battle after the greater […]

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Aleki

Meaning: Defender of Man Origin: Greek Samoan Patient, Quick, Mighty The Ocean Dweller The Greek and Samoan name Aleki is a contraction of names such as Alexander or alexandra, and it means ‘Defender of Man’. Aleki is a spirited and fresh variation on Alexis or Alec. It reminds me of names like Andra, Makani, Cilix, […]

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Amiriani

Meaning:HamletOrigin:Greek Musical, Decisive, Hawk Eyed The Peregrine The Greek name Amiriani is that of a small human settlement, or hamlet, in Evrytania in Greece. It means ‘Hamlet’. Amiriani is the epitome of an elegant and couture name. It screams excellence and celebrity. Amiriani blends well with names such as Valentina, Illiani, Miracella, Makani and Gemini.

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Anax

Meaning: Master of Man Origin: Greek Robust, Powerful, Vigorous The Pegasus Anax is short for the Greek name Anaxandros, and, the even more elongated Anaxandridas. There were two King Anaxandridas’ of Sparta. Anax is uber cool on its own, with its use of the letter ‘X’ and its short composition, but it also has some […]

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Anaxandros

Meaning: Master of Man Origin: Greek Enduring, Hardy, Skilled The Unipeg Anaxandros is a form of the Greek name Anaxandridas. King Anaxandros (or Anaxander) was a King of Sparta and son of King Eurycratides. This name derives from root words: anax Master/Lord andros Of a Man You can shorten Anaxandros to some pretty suave alternatives […]

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Andreas

Meaning: Man Origin: Greek Latin Protective, Caring, Deep Thinker The Orca The Greek and Latin name Andreas is the original moniker which spawned the ever popular English version – Andrew. Both mean ‘ Man’ and have a confident air about them. Andreas could easily be shortened to Andy, just as Andrew does. It could also […]

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Arius

Meaning: Of Ares Warlike Origin: Greek Latin Transparent, Companion, Chance Taker The Hammer The name Arius (pronounced AIR-EE-us) is a Latinized Greek name that means ‘Of Ares’ or ‘Warlike’ – as Ares was the god of war. The original ancient Greek name was Areios. Arius was also the name of a Christian elder in post-classical […]

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Aster

Meaning: Star Origin: Greek Ethereal, Magnetic, Bright The Nautilus The gorgeous name Aster is of Greek origin and means, ‘Star’, and what a star it is. It derives from root word: Asteri Star Aster is also the name of a plant with beautiful, purple, daisy-like flowers. Related names Astra and Astraea are just divine in […]

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Dion

Meaning: Child of Heaven and Earth Origin: Greek French Greek Mythology Wise, Charismatic, Cool The Composer The name Dion is a diminutive of the ancient Greek Dionysus, the god of wine and partying, also known as Bacchus. Dionysus was a son of the great king of the gods himself, Zeus, and his mortal lover Semele. […]

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Evrytania

Meaning:Thriving WaterwaysOrigin:Greek Kind, Thoughtful, Ever Dancing Eden The name Evrytania is a Greek name which means ‘Thriving Waterways’. It us also the name of an alpine region in central Greece, is capital being Karpenisi. I love this shortened to Ev, and I think she fits well with Silvretta (Silvie – and also alpine), Astoria (Story […]

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George

Meaning: Farmer Origin: English Greek Welcoming, Forward Thinking, Rendered The Builder George is an English and Greek version of the original Greek Georgios, meaning ‘Farmer’. There were six King Georges in England, which propelled this strong name into the popularity it holds now. There was also Saint George, the patron saint of England and Georgia. […]

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Georgios

Meaning: Farmer Origin: Greek In-Touch, Strong, Unrivalled The Ox Georgios is the original Greek name that underpins the multitude of names that start with George. Georgios means ‘Farmer’ and derives from root words: ge Earth ergon Work In modern Greek, the shortened form Giorgos is often used. This name has spawned so many related names, […]

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Georgiou

Meaning:FarmerOrigin:Greek Bright, Charming, Sharp The Hunter The Greek name Georgiou (pronounced jor-joh) is a variant of Georgios and means ‘Farmer’. Along with English variations George and Georgia, Georgiou is a strong and grounded name, fit for a confident leader. It could also easily be shortened to Gio which makes it much more modern. Georgiou reminds […]

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Kai

Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: Dutch German Accepting, Audacious, Courageous The Lion The adored Kai is a Dutch and German diminutive of the name Niklaus. Niklaus originates from the Greek name Nikolaos, meaning ‘Victory of the People’. Nikolaos also bore the common English name Nicholas. Kai is much more modern than it’s other variant […]

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Lon

Meaning: Strong Healer Origin: Greek Refined, Enlightened, Erudite The Owl Lon, meaning ‘Strong Healer’ is a diminutive of the Greek name Apollonia, a form of Apollo, the Greek god of music, truth, prophecy, healing, poetry, plagues, art, oracles, archery and sun (that is a lot). It can also be a Spanish name (short for Alonzo) […]

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Lura

Meaning: Lyre – Lyrical Farmstead or Trough Origin: Greek Norwegian Creative, Fun, Spiritual The Flying Fox The name Lura is a Greek name, it is also the root word of which Lyre (the harp-like musical instrument) comes from. Lura is also a Norwegian name which means ‘Farmstead’, ‘Trough’ or ‘Bay’. I love that Lura is […]

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Lyra

Meaning: Lyre Lyrical Origin: Greek Gold, Summer Loving, Helpful The Mermaid The Greek name Lyra comes from the musical instrument the Lyre, it can also mean ‘Lyrical’. For those that love astrology, there is a small constellation named Lyra (or Lyre of Orpheus) that was founded by Ptolemy. Lyras’ imagery on star charts was often […]

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Lyris

Meaning: Lyre Lyrical Origin: Greek Willowy, Flowing, Melodic The Canary The Greek name Lyris is a fashionable gem, and beautiful alternative for Iris. It means ‘Lyre’ or ‘Lyrical’ and would be swell on a little singer. Lyris has two stylish variations, being Lura and Lyra – and I honestly can’t choose between which of the […]

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Magdalena

Meaning: Tower Origin: Greek Czech Spanish Polish Alluring, Elegant, Empathique The Free Bird The name Magdalena derives from the term Magdalene, which refers to people from the town of Magdala. Magdala means ‘Tower’, thus the invisible meaning of this name is ‘Tower’. Magdalena originates from Greece, Czechoslovakia, Spain and Poland (but it is used by […]

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Maja

Meaning: Bitterness Mother Origin: German Slovene, Croatian Norwegian, Swedish, Danish Greek Fortuitous, Calm, Golden The Cloud Walker Maja is known to be pronounced in many ways, including MAY-ah, MY-ah, Mah-ha and MAH-zjha. It is thought to be a diminutive of two different names, hence the dual meaning and many heritages. Firstly it is short for […]

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Margaretta

Meaning: Pearl Origin: Greek Elegant, Cultured, Serene The Masterpiece The name Margaretta is a Greek variation of the French Marguerite, German Margarethe and of course the English Margaret. All of which emerged from the original Latin Margarita meaning ‘Pearl’. Sweet shortened forms include Gretta or Maretta, the later sounding delicate, refined and oozing ethnicity. Similar […]

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Maria

Meaning: Bitterness Origin: Latin Brave, Strong, Hopeful The Workhorse The name Maria came about as a Latin variation of Maryam, ultimately deriving from the Hebrew name Miriam, which means ‘Bitterness’. Miriam, the woman from the Old Testament of the Bible, was Moses sister. She was born during the Israelites time of slavery in Egypt, thus […]

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Naiya

Meaning: Water Nymph Reed Boat Origin: Greek Arabic Indian Happy, Cultured, Friendly The Sailor The name Naiya (pronounced n-EYE-ah) has three proposed origins. The first is that is from Greece and means ‘Water Nymph’. This meaning comes from the Naiads of Greek Mythology, female spirits that watch over areas of fresh water. The second is […]

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Nikolaos

Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: Greek Valiant, Bold, Embracing The Staff Nikolaos is a Greek name which derives from root words: Nikē Victory Laos People The meaning of Nikolaos is therefore ‘Victory of the People’, or some paraphrase to ‘People’s Champion’. Nikolaos of Myram is also known as Nicholas of Bari, or Saint Nicholas. […]

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Nikos

Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: Greek Youthful, Strong, Helpful The Lumberjack The name Nikos is a Greek contraction of the original name Nikolaos, meaning ‘Victory of the People’. Nikos is a young and sturdy name and reminds me of Gio, Jax and Lucas. Some other fresh variations of Nikolaos include Niccolo, Niilo (oh how […]

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Panteleimon

Meaning: Filled with Compassion Origin: Greek Rugged, Fearless, Gentle The Bear Panteleimon is a Greek name which hails from root words: pan All eleemon Compassionate The name Panteleimon has two, more common variants in Pantaleon and Pantelis – I particularly like Pantaleon and the ability to shorten it to Leon or Panther (seriously how smoking […]

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Pantelis

Meaning: Filled with Compassion Origin: Greek Affectionate, Dashing, Confident The Sea Farer The Greek name Pantelis derives from Panteleimon and means ‘ Filled with Compassion’. My fave variant though, is Pantaleon – it just sounds so raw and alluring. If you are looking for similar Greek names, you could try Thomas, Georgios, Nikos, Ajax, Cilix […]

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Simon

Meaning: Flat Nosed Origin: Greek Certain, Educated, Passionate the Scientist The name Simon derives from Greek root word: simos Flat Nosed Hence its unfortunate meaning. Simos is also short for the name Gerasimos, and is the name of a beach in Greece. In Greek mythology some texts describe Simon as one of the Telchines demigods. […]

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Thomas

Meaning: Twin Origin: Aramaic Greek Immovable, Cultural, Healing The Sportsman The name Thomas means ‘Twin’ and is famous for being the name of one of Jesus disciples in the Bible. The disciple Thomas was also known as Didymus and Judas Thomas. King Henry IV had a son named Thomas, and there was also a King […]

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Thyatira

Meaning: Castle of the Goddess The Smell of Suffering Origin Lydian Greek Fair, Kind, Glorious The Motorcycle Rider The name Thyatira is the name of an Ancient Greek city in Asia Minor that is mentioned in the Bible. There are a few different proposed meanings and origins for this name. One is that it is […]

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Xi

Meaning: Tent Peg Origin: Greek Social, Beguiling, Skilled The Horse Pronounced as z-EYE or s-EYE, Xi is the name for the Greek letter which looks like Ξ in uppercase, or ξ in lowercase. It is the 14th letter of the Greek alphabet and sounds like ‘x’ or ‘ks’. This letter originated from Samek, a Phoenician letter […]

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Zeno

Meaning:SkyOrigin:GreekItalian Firm, Fair, Bold The Condor The meaning of the name Zeno is “Sky”. Coming from the ancient Greek name Zenon (Ζηνων) which is based on the original Zeus (the name of the Greek god of sky and thunder). This name also has some very cool feminine alternatives, Zenais (DZE-ness) and Zenaida (dzen-EYE-dah) Zeno is an […]

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Zephyr

Meaning:West WindOrigin:Greek Sweet, Fatherly, Nature Lover The Lifeguard The Greek name Zephyr comes from the god of Greek Mythology, Zephyros, the god of the west wind. This is why the meaning of Zephyr is also ‘West Wind’. Zeppelin, Anax, Zetlin, Wulver, Zeev and Rainer all remind me of Zephyr.

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