Greek names include choices from ancient mythology along with modern Greek names both familiar to English speakers and those used mainly in Greece. As mythological and classic names become more popular, Greek baby names are found more often in nurseries and on playgrounds around the world.
Greek names in the US Top 200 for girls include Alexandra, Chloe, Katherine, Sophia, and Zoe.
For boys, Greek names in the US Top 300 include Alexander, Andrew, Elias, Lucas, and Phoenix. In Greece, popular names include Constantine, Nicholas, Eleni, and Vasiliki.
Top 5 Greek girl names
- Ophelia, which means “help”
- Iris — “rainbow”
- Daphne — “laurel tree; bay tree”
- Penelope — “weaver”
- Cora — “maiden”
Top 5 Greek boy names
- Atticus — “from Attica”
- Theodore — “gift of God”
- Atlas — “bearer of the heavens”
- Theo — “gift of God”
- Sebastian — “person from the ancient city of Sebastia”
Within Greek names, mythological names are particularly popular, and old-fashioned Greek names are back in style.
Top 50 Greek baby names