Greek Mythology Names 2

A list of the names of ancient Greek Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, Heroines, Monsters, etc., etc.
  1. Acheron
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "river name"
    • Description:

      A real Greek river, believe in ancient times to lead to the Underworld. It has been in (rare) use as a boy name from 2010 onwards, coinciding with the rising interest in mythological names.
  2. 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.
  3. Achlys
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "dark mists"
    • Description:

      The personified spirit of death mists, the clouding of the eyes preceding death —Achlys also may have been a goddess of deadly poisons.
  4. Adonis
    • Origin:

      Greek, from Semitic Adonai
    • Meaning:

      "lord"
    • Description:

      The name of a figure from Greek mythology, Adonis is a high-pressure name often synonymous with masculine beauty. Nonetheless, many mythological names that would have previously been deemed off limits have made their way up the popularity charts—for instance, Penelope currently ranks highly for girls. And indeed, Adonis was one of the fastest-rising boys' names of 2016, moving up 307 spots on the U.S. popularity chart in just one year.
  5. Adrasteia
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Description:

      In Greek mythology, Adrasteia (or Adrastea) was a nymph who helped raise the infant Zeus. It was also sometimes used as an alternate name for several other goddesses, and is the name of one of the moons of Jupiter.
  6. Aeacus
    • Origin:

      Greek mythology name
    • Description:

      In Greek Mythology, Aeacus was the son of Zeus who became king of the island Aegina.
  7. Aegeus
    • Aella
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "whirlwind"
      • Description:

        Aella is one of the Amazons in Greek mythology, killed by Heracles in his quest for Hyppolita’s magic girdle. Aella or Aelle (often written as Ælla or Ælle) is also an ancient Saxon masculine name, belonging to several kings of regions of modern-day England from the 5th to 9th centuries.
    • 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.
    • Aeson
      • Aether
        • Origin:

          Greek mythology name
        • Description:

          Aether, who might be equated with the word ether, is a primeval Greek god who is light itself. He embodies the brightness between the dome of heaven and the air surrounding the earth.
      • Agamemnon
        • Origin:

          Greek
        • Meaning:

          "very steadfast"
        • Description:

          The name of a king in Greek mythology who led the Greek expedition to Troy to rescue Helen. He was killed by his wife Clytemnestra partly to avenge their daughter Iphigenia, and partly due to her adultery with Aegisthus.
      • Aglaea
        • Origin:

          Greek mythology name
        • Meaning:

          "radiance"
        • Description:

          Aglaea, sometimes spelled Aglaia, is one of the Three Graces or Charities. She represented beauty and splendor: ironic, given that the main barrier to her name making a comeback is that it sounds like ugly.
      • Aion
        • Origin:

          Greek mythology name
        • Description:

          Aion is the Greek god of eternity, the root of the word eon. Some equate Aion with Chronos, the god of time.
      • Aisa
        • 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.
        • Alastor
          • Origin:

            Greek
          • Meaning:

            "avenger"
          • Description:

            Alastor is linked to several characters in Greek mythology. It is an epithet of Zeus, a prince of Pylos, and a fighter in the Trojan War. Alastor's less savory associations include a horse of Hades and a Christian demon. In the Harry Potter universe, it's the first name of Professor "Mad Eye" Moody.
        • Alcmene
          • Origin:

            Greek mythology
          • Meaning:

            "moon strength"
          • Description:

            In Greek mythology Alcmene was mother of Herakles by Zeus, who tricked her by disguising himself as her absent husband.
        • Alcyone
          • Origin:

            Greek mythology name
          • Meaning:

            "kingfisher"
          • Description:

            Alcyone was the wife of Ceyx, but the happy pair angered the gods by calling each other Zeus and Hera. Ceyx's ship was sunk, Alcyone hurled herself into the sea, but then in sympathy for their grief the gods made the lovers halcyon birds or kingfishers.