Complete Greek Mythology

Names from all of Greek Mythology, including: titans, gods, muses, personifications, heros, heroines, kings, and queens.
  1. Achilles
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "thin-lipped"
    • Description:

      The name of the great Homeric hero with the vulnerable heel (portrayed by Brad Pitt in Troy) is widely used in European versions but rarely here. It certainly make a strong statement It premiered on the US Top 1000 list in 2015 and has been climbing ever since.
  2. Aegeus
    • Aeneas
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "the praised one"
      • Description:

        He was the legendary son of Venus, hero of Troy and Rome, and broke the heart of Queen Dido of Carthage. Sure, its more challenging than Charlie - but if you're looking this name up, that's probably part of its appeal.
    • Ajax
      • Origin:

        Greek mythology name
      • Description:

        Ajax was the strong and courageous Greek hero featured in Homer's "Iliad," known as Ajax the Great. But it's also the name of a foaming cleanser, and if you find that reference too strong, you might try the shortened Jax instead.
    • Alala
      • Origin:

        Greek mythology name
      • Meaning:

        "war cry"
      • Description:

        This name of the mythological sister of Mars might be used for a girl born under one of the signs ruled by the planet Mars--Aries or Scorpio. She is the personification of the war cry.
    • Amphitrite
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "the surrounding sea or the surrounding third"
      • Description:

        Amphitrite is a mysterious Greek mythological figure, most often cited as a sea goddess who was the wife of Poseidon. She was said to be the personification of the sea water itself and was said to be present at the birth of Apollo.
    • Andromeda
      • Origin:

        Greek mythology name
      • Meaning:

        "advising like a man"
      • Description:

        One of the stellar unique baby names from mythology, Andromeda was the beautiful daughter of Cassiopeia who, like her mother, literally became a star--the constellation that bears her name.The Bohemian Andromeda makes a dramatic and adventurous choice in a time when four-syllable mythological names are gradually making their way into the mainstream.
    • Aphrodite
      • Origin:

        Greek mythology name
      • Meaning:

        "foam or born from the sea"
      • Description:

        The name of the Greek goddess of love has rarely descended to mortal use, though the Roman equivalent Venus, thanks to tennis star Williams, now seems completely possible. But with the new fashion for goddess names, we may see more little Aphrodites in the playground with Jupiter and Juno. Nineteen baby girls received the name in the US last year.
    • Apollo
      • Origin:

        Greek mythology name
      • Meaning:

        "destroyer"
      • Description:

        With mythological names rising, the handsome son of Zeus and god of medicine, music, and poetry among many other things might offer an interesting, if high-pressure, option.
    • Ares
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "ruin, bane"
      • Description:

        Though this name is rooted in Greek mythology, it just entered the US Top 1000 for the first time in 2013, but as one of the year's fastest-rising names.
    • Argus
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "watchful guardian"
      • Description:

        In mythology, a creature with a hundred eyes, making it a better name for a camera than a baby.
    • Ariadne
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "most holy"
      • Description:

        This name of the Cretan goddess of fertility is most popular now as the more melodic Ariana, but Ariadne has possibilities of its own. It first entered the US Top 1000 in 2014. The renewed interest in the name falls in line with the revival of other mythological names like Apollo and Athena. The trendy nickname Ari doesn't hurt either.
    • Artemis
      • Origin:

        Greek mythology name
      • Meaning:

        "safe or butcher"
      • Description:

        Artemis, one of the key figures of the female Greek pantheon, is the ancient virgin goddess of the hunt, wilderness, animals, childbirth, and a protector of young girls, later associated with the moon. Artemis is the equivalent to the Roman Diana, but a fresher and more distinctive, if offbeat, choice.
    • Asteria
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "star"
      • Description:

        Asteria is an Anglicized spelling of the Greek Astraea or Astraia, the goddess of justice and innocence. She became the constellation Virgo, so all forms of this name would be especially appropriate for a child born in late August or early September.
    • Astraea
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "star"
      • Description:

        Astraea -- also found as Astraia -- is the Greek goddess of justice and innocence who became the constellation Virgo. A more unusual form of the many star-related names, from Astra to Esther to Estelle to Stella, all on the rise. Astraea was the daughter of Astraeus, the god of the dusk, and Eos, the goddess of the dawn.
    • Atalanta
      • Origin:

        Greek mythology name
      • Meaning:

        "equal in weight"
      • Description:

        Atalanta was a beautiful mythological maiden who refused to marry any man who couldn't beat her in a footrace -- quite a role model. This myth is found in Ovid's Metamorphoses and later in Swinburne's Atalantis in Calydon.
    • Athena
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "from Athens"
      • Description:

        The given name Athena was derived from the city name Athens, which is of uncertain origins. In Greek mythology, Athena is the name of the daughter of Zeus who was the goddess of wisdom, warfare, handicrafts, mathematics, and courage, among others. She was the great patroness-goddess of the city of Athens. In the Odyssey, Homer describes her as 'sparkling-eyed Athena.'
    • Atlas
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "bearer of the heavens"
      • Description:

        Atlas is one of those names that was previously thought too powerful for a baby boy, who would have to be strong enough to carry the world on his shoulders. Now Atlas has joined the pantheon of Greek and Roman god and goddess names in the realm of possibility, along with Mars, Zeus and Apollo.
    • Acrisius
      • Aeolus