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Greek Names for Boys

Greek names for boys include such classic male names as Phillip and George, Nicholas and Andrew, Peter and Stephen, all common in the US for most of its history.
These traditional Greek boys’ names and their variations have been widely-used in the western world for decades.

Along with Phillip and George, the top Greek boy names in the US Top 500 today include Alexander, Atticus, Elias, Jonas, Lucas, Nico, Sebastian, and Tobias.Baby boy names popular in Greece include Yiorgos — the Greek form of George — Yiannis, Constantine, and Dimitris.

Unique Greek boy names with a contemporary appeal include Hero, Lazarus, Linus, Ozias, and Phoenix.

Other unique Greek boy names in fashion for modern babies are names from Greek mythology.You might consider naming your son Apollo or Atlas, Orion or Perseus.For more choices like this, consult our list of Mythology Boy Names.You might also want to browse our selection of Greek girl names.

Explore our full list of Greek boy names, continued 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.
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Top Greek Names for Boys

  • Lucas

    Lucas is the Latin derivation of the Greek name Loukas. The meaning of the name references Lucania, an ancient territory in Southern Italy. Lucas is related to the names Luke and Luca; however,... Read More 

  • Alexander

    Alexander is derived from the Greek name Aléxandros, composed of the elements aléxein, meaning “to defend,” and aner, meaning “man.” According to Greek legend, the first... Read More 

  • Sebastian

    Sebastian is derived from the Greek Sebastianos, meaning “from Sebastia.” Sebastia was a city in Asia Minor—modern day Sivas, Turkey. Sebastian is a name with a substantial history, first as the... Read More 

  • Luke

    Luke originated as a short form of Lucas, a Latin derivation of the Greek name Loukas. The most famous bearer of the name is the first-century Greek physician—an evangelist and friend of Saint... Read More 

  • Theodore

    Theodore is a derivative of the Latin Theodorus, a variation of the Greek name Theodōros. The components are from the Greek words theos, meaning “God,” and dōron, meaning “gift,”... Read More 

  • Christopher

    Christopher derived from the Greek Christophoros, which is composed of the elements Christos, referring to Christ, and phero, meaning “to bear.” The name was originally used... Read More 

  • Andrew

    Andrew is a variant of the Greek name Andreas, ultimately derived from the element aner, meaning “man.” In the New Testament, Andrew was one of the twelve apostles and the first disciple... Read More 

  • Christian

    Christian has fallen a bit from its 90's and 00's heights, but it's still quite popular. Once considered overly pious, Christian is now seen as making a bold statement of faith by some, while also... Read More 

  • Elias

    Elias, strong and charismatic, is following in the path of family members Elijah and Eli, and is also moving on up in popularity.

    Used by the English Puritans in the eighteenth century,... Read More 

  • Nicholas

    Nicholas is derived from the Greek Nikolaos, a name that evolved from the components nikē, meaning “victory”, and laos, “people.” It shares origins with Nike, the name of the... Read More