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TOP 50+ Greek Mythology Baby Names


Greek Mythology Baby Names


1. Acantha

Acantha means “thorn” or “prickle” in Greek, and it was the name of a nymph.

Acantha was beloved by Apollo, according to Greek legends. Because of the meaning of the name, it would be fantastic as a tribute to a Grandma Rose.


2. Alala

Alala was the goddess of war-cry in Greek mythology. She was the daughter of Polemos, who was the daemon of war. Soldiers would cry out her name as their battle began.

Alala sounds like a fancy celebrity baby name. However, it’s reputed to stem from the screeches an owl makes.

3. Althea

Althea means “with healing power” in Greek. It’s always been a poetic, perhaps even ethereal name, widely used in Greek myths and poetry.

There are some famous people who have this name, like Althea Gibson — the first African American winner at Wimbledon. You could easily use the short version, Thea.

4. Andromeda

Andromeda was the daughter of Cassiopeia and was known for her beauty. The name also means “advising like a man” in Greek. Andromeda became a constellation, just like her mother.

Andromeda is an exclusive choice as not many babies in the U.S. carry that name.

5. Anthea

Anthea was the goddess of flowers and floral wreaths, which is also what the name means in Greek. Anthea is another name for the goddess Hera, who was the queen of Olympus. In ancient Greece, Anthea was a poetic symbol of spring.


The name has been used in more modern times — Anthea Disney was a relative to Walt Disney.

6. Aphrodite

Aphrodite was the goddess of love. She was celebrated poetically in ancient Greece — the best-known work is the Ode to Aphrodite, written by a female poet, Sappho.

Unlike the Roman variant, Venus, Aphrodite is a goddess name, which rarely descends to mortal use. It’s perhaps a bit much for a human baby to bear.

7. Ariadne

Ariadne is an ancient Greek word for “most holy.” It was the name of King Minos’ daughter. She helped Theseus escape from the labyrinth where the Minotaur was.

Ariadne, pronounced air-ee-ahd-nee, could be an excellent alternative to Ariana, accompanied by the trendy nickname Ari.

8. Arete

Arete was a goddess who people connected to attractive qualities like excellence, knowledge, and courage.

Arete is one of the more subtle names on this list, which makes it good for a modern baby.


9. Artemis

Artemis, twin sister of Apollo, was a virgin deity who ruled over wilderness, hunt, and animals. She is linked to fertility and called upon to help women in childbirth.

Her Roman counterpart is Diana, but Artemis seems a more updated and upbeat name with a trendy vibe to it.

10. Asia

Asia was the daughter of the sea god Oceanus.

We’re not sure if she was an inspiration to name the continent, but we adore this name. In a time when place names are trending, this could fly high on the list.


11. Asteria

Asteria was the Titaness of falling stars and nocturnal oracles.

If you like the name Aster, then you should consider Asteria.

12. Astraea

Astraea, pronounced as-tray-ah, was the daughter of Eos and Astraeus. She was the virgin goddess of innocence, precision, purity, and justice. Astraea means “star-maiden” or “starry night.”

Astraea can also be spelled as Astria or Astrea.

13. Atalanta

Atalanta was a mythological maiden, famous for her incredible beauty and feisty personality. She refused to marry unless her suitor could beat her in a footrace.

It’s a fantastic name for a baby girl, which may encourage her to be confident in herself when she needs to be.

14. Athena

Athena was the Greek goddess of wisdom, courage, civilization, and law and justice. She’s one of the most influential figures in Greek mythology. The name is also closely related to the modern-day Greek capital, Athens.


Athena continues to gain steam as a girl’s name in the U.S. It reached its highest spot in 2018, ranking 117. A decade before that, in 2008, it only ranked 456.

15. Aura

Aura means “soft breeze” in Greek. It was the name of the Titan of the breeze as well as fresh and crisp morning air in Greek mythology. Aura has a rather tragic story, as Zeus ultimately made her into a fountain.

In new age practices, Aura takes on another meaning as the emanation surrounding a person and considered part of their essence.

16. Aegle

Aegle was the Greek goddess of good health. She was the daughter of Epione and Asclepius and was often seen as the employee of her father.

Aegle sounds like a fancy version of Adele, which makes it attractive.

17. Calliope

Calliope translates to “beautiful voice” in Greek. Calliope is said to be the name of a muse of epic poetry.

It’s a bold and creative name, which made its debut on the top 1,000 list in 2016.

18. Calypso

Not to be confused with the Afro-Carribean music, Calypso was an island nymph and the daughter of Atlas. The name Calypso means “she who hides” in Greek. Calypso was responsible for delaying Odysseus when he was returning home.

Calypso is a known name, often used in movies and books and even for ships. It’s a dramatic name with a punch of power.

19. Cassandra

Cassandra means “prophetess” in Greek, and the name belonged to a Trojan princess who received the gift of prophecy from Apollo. However, she was condemned never to be believed.

Cassandra is a fantastic name, and its popularity peaked during the 1970s. Some famous examples include Cassandra Wilson and Charlie Sheen’s daughter. It can be shortened to make cute nicknames like Sandra, Sandy, Cassa and Cassie.

20. Cassiopeia

Cassiopeia was the name of a Greek mythological mother, who eventually became a constellation.

It’s pronounced kass-eeh-oh-pee—ah and has the potential of giving your daughter a unique name among her peers.

21. Clio

Clio is an ancient Greek word for “glory,” and it’s pronounced klee-oh.

Clio was a Greek mythological muse, featured in heroic poetry and history. We must say, it’s a charming name that plays well on the tongue.

22. Cybele

Cybele draws roots from French as well as Greek and translates to “the mother of all gods.”

In Greek mythology, Cybele was the goddess of health, fertility and nature. It’s a beautiful name that sounds a lot like Sybil.

23. Cynthia

Cynthia means “moon goddess” or “woman from Kynthos.” The name is an epithet for Diana or Artemis.

Cynthia is an attractive name, but its popularity in the mid-20th century means it is often associated with an older generation.

24. Daphne

Daphne is a Greek name meaning “laurel tree” or “bay tree.” Although we generally see Daphne as an English name, it stems from the nymph daughter of Peneus, a Greek river god. Penus saved Daphne when Apollo was trying to transform her into a laurel tree.

Daphne is a beautiful name, but it may sound too outdated for some parents. It may be best known for being a main character in the Scooby-Doo cartoons and movies.

25. Delia

Delia means “born on the island of Delos.” Delia is an epithet for Artemis, the moon goddess. It stems from the Greek island of Delos, where Artemis and Apollo lived.

Delia has a charm to it that we can’t ignore. It sounds excellent in the south or as a nickname or alternative for Cordelia or Adelia. A famous example of Delia is the novelist and screenwriter Delia Ephron.

26. Demeter

Demeter was the goddess of agriculture, growth, harvest, grain, and nourishment. She was Zeus’s sister and mother to Persephone.

There are various versions of Demeter, like Demetria. However, it’s not the most popular Greek mythology name for girls.

27. Echo

Echo was a legendary nymph whose love for Narcissus eventually caused her to fade away until all there was left was her voice.

Echo is an unusual name but is prevalent in pop culture — an example is the character, Echo, on the CW series The 100.

28. Eos

Eos translates to “dawn” in Greek. It’s a quick pronunciation, like eros, but without the “r.”

Despite its ancient roots, Eos sounds innovative and modern, while honoring Auntie Dawn.

29. Gaia

Gaia is ancient Greek for “earth mother.” She is a mythological goddess and universal mother.

Gaia is popular among green parents — the name has an ecological element to it. It is frequently used in pop culture — it was also featured in the CW series The 100.

30. Halcyon

Halcyon means “kingfisher bird,” and it was a mythical bird mentioned in Greek mythology.

It’s one of the more unusual names, which may or may not work in today’s society. If you’re looking for a unique name, this one fits the bill.

31. Hebe

In ancient Greek, Hebe means “youth.” Hebe was the daughter of Hera and Zeus — she’s known as the goddess of youth.

This is an odd name, which could work for trendy families who aren’t afraid to be bold.

32. Hera

Hera equates to “protectress” in Greek, and she was the queen of Greek gods.

Hera has a long story, which isn’t always pretty, like the time she tried to destroy Hercules. The name might also sound too wispy and wan for today’s babies.

33. Hermione

Hermione means “messenger” or “earthly” in Greek. According to ancient myths, Hermione was the daughter of the Spartan King Menelaus and Queen Helen.

The name was never a serious contender until J.K. Rowling used it for her main female character in the Harry Potter stories.

34. Hero

Hero is of Greek and English origin. In ancient Greece, Hero means “demi-god,” and the name belonged to a woman. Hero was the lover of Leander, who swam across the waters to be with her every night.

A few celebrities like Myleene Klass, Sam Taylor-Wood, and Aaron Johnson have used the name. It works well both as a first and middle name.

35. Hestia

Hestia translates to “hearth” or “fireside” in Greek. Hestia was the goddess of the hearth, chastity, and home.

The name hasn’t been on the baby name charts, and we’ll doubt it ever will be. Still, if you want something unusual, then it could work.

36. Ianthe

Ianthe means “purple flower” and was the name of a daughter of Oceanus, the ruler of the sea. Her mother was a Cretan woman, who was so beautiful, that when she died, the gods grew purple flowers around her grave.

Ianthe is almost poetic and a lovely name. During the 17th century, Ianthe was a favored name used by pastoral poets, and in the 19th century. She was included in Shelley’s, Georgette Heyer’s and Barbara Pym’s work.

37. Irene

Irene means “peace” in Greek, and it was the middle name of an ancient goddess named Serene Irene. She was the goddess of peace and had one of the most recognizable names in mythical history.

In Roman history, Irene is spelled as Eirene — it became a famous name, especially in Europe in countries like the Netherlands, Denmark and Greece.


38. Iris

Iris was the goddess of rainbows, which is also what the name translates to. In addition to being a goddess, she was the messenger of Hera and Zeus, riding the rainbow between Olympus and Earth.

Iris is a popular name on the list, which is probably due to the number of celebrities who’ve used it. It’s also the name of a notable British novelist, Iris Murdoch.

39. Kore

Kore means “maiden” in Greek. Kore is another name for Persephone, a daughter of Zeus, who was kidnapped by Hades. The legend says that she was gorgeous and attracted the attention of many gods including Hades, who took her to his world and married her, making her the goddess of the underworld.

Kore is pronounced ko-ree, not core. It’s a possible alternative to the now widely popular Cora.

40. Leda

Leda is Greek for “happy.” Leda was the beautiful mother of the also ravishing Helen of Troy.

It’s a rare name in the U.S., but common in some European countries — in Italy, Leda is pronounced as lay-dah.

41. Maia

Maia is the Greek word for “mother,” and in Greek mythology, she was the fair-haired daughter of Atlas. To the Romans, Maia meant the incarnation of Earth and was celebrated as the goddess of spring.

Maia resembles Maya and is perfect for spring babies.

42. Nephele

Nephele means “cloudy,” and it was the name of a goddess Zeus created from clouds.

Nephele isn’t common in the U.S., but it’s still a beautiful name we hope to see on the charts soon.

43. Nyx

Nyx was a powerful goddess of the night.

She wasn’t viewed as a positive goddess. Nonetheless, the name sounds fresh and trendy enough to forget its origin.

44. Pallas

Pallas means “wisdom” — it was the name of the goddess of wisdom and arts, called Pallas Athena.

Pallas is a stylish girl’s name and would be amazing for artsy parents.

45. Pandora

Pandora was the name of a calamitous mythological girl — the name means “all gifted.” Pandora is said to let her curiosity get the better of her and opened a forbidden box that unleashed all evils upon the world.

Pandora is a rare, but quite beautiful name for a girl.


46. Penelope

Penelope means “weaver” in Greek and was the name of Odysseus’ wife in Homer’s Odyssey.

The mythological Penelope was brought up by a duck. Once she came of age, she pretended to weave while waiting for her husband’s return from the sea to scare off suitors.

47. Phoebe

Phoebe was the goddess of the moon and hunting. The name means “radiant” or “the shining one.”

Phoebe is also a name from the Bible and Shakespeare. In more modern times, the name Phoebe has been used for characters on the TV series, Friends and Charmed.

48. Rhea

Rhea translates to “flowing stream” and was the name of the earth mother of all gods in Greek mythology.

Despite its trendy sound, Rhea hasn’t been in the top 1,000 U.S. baby names for a while. It wasn’t until 2015 that it re-entered the charts. The most famous Rhea is probably actress, author, and wife of Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman.

49. Selene

Selene was the Greek goddess of the moon — she was sister to Helios, the god of the sun.

Although Selene is the original version, a later Latin alternative, Selena, is more commonly used in the U.S.

50. Xanthe

Xanthe means “golden” or “yellow” in Greek. Xanthe is an exotic epithet of Demeter, goddess of the harvest and agriculture.

In ancient Greece, Xanthe was a name often given to blonde baby girls. It’s a bold name, which makes it one of the rare ones.


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