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Greek Names for Girls

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Greek names for girls include several classic names that have ranked highly in the the US for its entire history, most notably Catherine, Helen, and Margaret.
One of the most enduring popular Greek names for girls in recent times, not only in the US but around the world, is Sophia, the name of the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom.Sofia, the name’s alternate spelling, also ranks in the Top 25, along with the Greek name Penelope.

Along with Sophia and Penelope, other Greek girls' names in the US Top 1000 include Alexandra, Arianna, Chloe, Cora, Evangeline, Iris, Lydia, Maya, Ophelia, Thea, and Zoe.Baby girl names popular in Greece include Konstantina, Katerina, Dimitra, and Anna.

Unique Greek girl names currently in style include Anastasia, Anthea, Calypso, Cassia, Dorothea, Eulalia, Ione, Lyra, and Phoebe.But there are so many other Greek girl names worth consideration, from Acacia to Zephyrine, that the entire list bears a closer look.

Greek female names were a big favorite of Shakespeare's, with such Greek girls' names as Desdemona and Cressida playing a major part in some of his greatest tragedies.If Greek girl names are good enough for the Bard, surely our list of Greek names for girls is worth exploring!

Our full list of Greek names for girls is below.The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity.Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.

You might also want to narrow the selection to Greek goddess names or browse our list of Greek boy names.
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Top Greek Names for Girls

  • Sophia

    Sophia was derived from sophia, the Greek word for wisdom. The name was first famous via St. Sophia, venerated in the Greek Orthodox church—St. Sophia was the mother of three daughters... Read More 

  • Sofia

    Sofia is a variation of the Greek name Sophia, which was derived directly from sophia, the Greek word for wisdom. It was the name of a Roman saint—the mother of Faith, Hope, and... Read More 

  • Chloe

    Chloe appeared in Greek mythology as an alternative name for the goddess of agriculture and fertility, Demeter. She was referred to as Chloe in the spring months, due to the name’s relation to... Read More 

  • Penelope

    Penelope is a name from Greek mythology; she was the wife of Odysseus in Homer’s Odyssey. It has two possible origin stories—Penelope was either derived from the Greek pēnē,... Read More 

  • Zoey

    Zoey is a modern spelling variation of Zoe, the Greek Jewish translation of Eve. Despite its Jewish origins, Zoe was historically more popular among Christians. Two early saints were named... Read More 

  • Zoe

    The history of Zoe begins in the third century when the Alexandrian Jews translated Eve, which means 'life,' to the Greek equivalent Zoe. Zoe was in use as far back as the Roman classical period,... Read More 

  • Maya

    In addition to being the name of a Central American culture, Maya was the legendary Greek mother of Hermes by Zeus, and means "illusion" in Sanskrit and Eastern Pantheism. It can also be spelled... Read More 

  • Elena

    Elena, a pan-European version of Helen, has roots in Spanish, Italian, Slavic, and Romanian, among others. Helen, the name from which it derives, came from the Greek word helene, meaning... Read More 

  • Cora

    In classical mythology, Cora—or Kore—was a euphemistic name of Persephone, goddess of fertility and the underworld. Kore was the name used when referencing her identity as the goddess of Spring,... Read More 

  • Eliana

    The Hebrew variation of Eliana was taken from the elements el, meaning “God” and ana, meaning “answered.” Eliana also has roots as a variation of the Late Latin name Aeliana, a... Read More