Greek Baby Names for Modern Kids

Classic Greek baby names are a rich source of modern names, But which Greek names work best for today's babies? Some names of ancient gods and goddesses have become newly baby-appropriate, while there are many other traditional names that have Greek roots. Here is our pick of the best Greek baby names today.

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  • Acacia

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    Acacia is an attractive, rarely used Greek nature name enhanced by its popular beginning-and-ending-with 'a'-construct, and is gradually beginning to catch on with baby namers.

    The... Read More 

  • Agatha

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    Agatha until recently summoned up visions of martyred saints, mauve silk dresses, and high lace collars, but now that some dauntless excavators have begun to resurrect it, we're sure more will... Read More 

  • Agnes

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    Agnes, though it was the third most common English girls' name for four hundred years, has long been stuck in the attic. But now it looks like Agnes was so far out it's just about ready to come... Read More 

  • Alec

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    Alec, though an old nickname for Alexander, is much fresher sounding than Alex, with the additional advantage of not being unisex (there are as many girl Alexes these days as there are boys). ... Read More 

  • Alexander

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    Alexander has been in the Top 25 since 1991, and is still at a high Number 11. The noble Alexander has led to the popularity of so many spinoffs, such as Alex, Zander, Xan and Zan -- not to... Read More 

  • Alexandra

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    Alexandra, the feminine form of Alexander, fell out of the Top 100 for the first time since 1983 in 2015. But make no mistake: Just shy of 3000 newborns were named Alexandra in 2016, so it's still... Read More 

  • Alexis

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    Alexis, a one-time exclusively-boys’ name, was more popular than its sister Alexandra for quite a while, but last year Alexandra was the more Read More 

  • Althea

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    Althea is a poetic, almost ethereal name found in Greek myth and pastoral poetry, associated in modern times with the great tennis player Althea Gibson, the first African-American to win at... Read More 

  • Anastasia

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    Anastasia is no longer a forbidding regal Russian name, but is now seen as a viable -- and increasingly popular -- American option, elegantly beautiful.

    Anastasia's greatest claim to... Read More 

  • Andrew

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    Andrew is among the most appealing classic boys' names, with more character and charm than James or John. And there's a host of Andrew-inspired nicknames: Andy makes it friendlier, while Drew adds... Read More 

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