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Achilles             Pain
Actaeon            Effulgence           
Admetus           Untamed
Adonis              Lord
Adrastos           Does not run away    
Aeacus              Lamentation
Aegeus             Goat-man
Aeneas             Praise
Aeolus              Quick, Nimble
Aeon                 Being
Aether              Upper air, Brightness  
Agamemnon      Steadfast     
Agenor              Heroic
Aias(Ajax)          Masculine, Mourner
Akmon               Anvil
Alexander          Defender of Mankind
Alexiares           Wards of war
Alcyoneus          Strong                      
Ambrose            Immortal
Amphictyon        Delegate
Amphilogio         Dispute
Andrew              Brave, Manly
Androktasio       Manslaughter
Anicetus            Unconquerable
Antaeus             Set against
Anteros             Love returned
Apollo                Destroy
Apollyon            Destroyer
Areion                Better
Areopagus         Rock of Ares  
Ares                   Strife, Ruin
Arges                 Bright
Argos                 Bright, Eyes
Argus                 Bright, Eyes
Arion                  Melody
Aristaeus           Best, Excellent
Aristaios            Best, Excellent
Aristodemos      Best people
Asclepius           Cut open
Asklepios           Cut open
Astraeus            Starry
Athamas            Rich harvest
Atlas                  Not withstand, Not endure
Auto                   Alone
Autolcys             Lone wolf
Azeus                 Drought

Bacchus             Shout    
Bellerophon       Monster-slayer
Bootes               Noisy
Boreas               North wind
Briareus             Vigorous
Brontes              Thunderer
Bucephalus        Ox Head

Cadmus             Excels
Carystus            Herald
Castor               Shine, Excel
Catos                 Strength
Centaur             Bull slayer
Cephalaus         Head
Cerebus             Demon of the Pit
Charon               Fierce, Sharp sight
Chiron                Hand    
Chronos             Time
Chryses             Golden
Cocalus             Glory   
Cottus               Striker
Coeus                Intelligence
Crius                  Lord, Master, Ram
Cronus               Horned
Curete               Youth
Cyclop               One eye

Dactyl                 Finger
Daedalus           Cunning, Curiously wrought
Damalces           Glory of the People
Damneus           One who subdues metal
Damnameneus   One who subdues metal
Damon               Tame
Damysus            One who subdues
Dardanos           Devour
Deimos              Panic, Terror
Delas                 Baiter
Demos               Panic    
Deucalion          Flame colored        
Diomedes          Thought of Zeus, Divine cunning             
Dionysius           Divine, Of Zeus
Dorus                Dorian
Draco                Dragon, Snake

Enceladus          Sound the charge             
Endymion           Dive, Enter
Enyalios             Horror, Warlike      
Ephilates            Rule                                
Epimêdês           Smiling
Epimetheus        Hindsight
Erebus                Darkness                         
Eros                    Desire
Eubouleus          Good counselor        
Eurus                  East wind
Eurytos               Bringer of victory  
Eurysakes             Broad Shield       
Evander             Good Man

Geras                 Old age
Giganto              Giant
Glaucus              Blue-Grey
Gyges                Big limbed

Hades                Unseen   
Hecatonchire     Hundred handed              
Hector                Hold fast
Hellen                 Torch
Helois                 Sun           
Hephaestus       Crooked feet
Herakleas          Glory of Air, Glory of Hera
Heracles            Glory of air, Glory of Hera
Hero                  Brave Defender
Hermes              Of the Earth, Pile of Stones
Hesperos            Evening
Himeros              Uncontrollable
Hippolytos          Freer of Horses
Homer                Promise
Horkos               Oaths
Hyacinthius        A Flower
Hyas                  Rain
Hydros               Water serpent
Hyperion            High
Hypnos              Sleep
Hysmine             Battles

Iacchus              Shout
Iapetos             Wound, Pierce
Iasios                Healer
Icarus                Follower
Idas                   Of Mount Ida
Idaios                Of Mount Ida

Japet                 Wound, Pierce
Jason                 Healer

Kelmis                Driver
Klytios               Splendid                          
Koios                 Of what kind?
Komos               Revelry
Korybas             Corybantic dance
Kratos                Powerful
Kreios                Lord, Master

Ladon                West, Western
Leander             Lion-Man
Leon                  Lion-like
Leonidas            Son of the Lion
Limos                 Famine
Linos                  Flax
Linus                  Flax
Luke                   Light, From Lucania
Lycurgus            Deed of the Wolf

Malanion           Dark
Manticore          Man eater
Melampus          Black foot  
Melanthios         Black flower
Meleager            Gift
Melisseus           Honey man
Menelaus           Withstand the people
Menoetius          Ruined strength   
Mentor               Spirit
Mimas                 Imitator
Midas                 Fleeting and admirable
Minos                 King
Momos               Blame
Moros                 Doom
Morpheus           Shape of dreams
Mylinus               Milestone  
Narcissus           Sleep, Numb, Self love
Neoptolemos     New war
Nereus               Wet
Nestor               Homecoming
Nikephorus        Carrying victory
Notus                 South wind

Oceanus             Of the Ocean
Odysseus           One who hates
Okythoos            Swift footed
Oedipus              Swollen foot
Oenomaus          Son of Ares
Oizys                   Hardship
Olympus              Heavenly
Orestes               Of the Mountains
Orpheus              Darkness of night
Orion                   Boundary, Rising in the sky
Orthus                 Twilight
Ourea                  Mountains  

Paionaios            Healer
Pallas                  Bears a spear
Pan                     Herdsman, Shepherd
Panes                 Of Pan
Paris                   Backpack
Patroclus             Glory of the father
Pegasus             Strong, From the spring
Pelops                Dark eye
Perdix                 Partidge
Perses                Destroy
Perseus              Destroyer
Phaethon           Shining
Phanes               Procreation
Philio                  Brother
Philoctetes         Head brother      
Philotes              Friendship
Phobus               Fear
Phoebus             Bright, Pure
Phonos               Murderer
Phorcys              Of the sea          
Phrixus               Thrilling, Shiver
Ploutos               Wealth    
Pluto                   Wealth
Pollux                  Sweet 
Polybotes            Fertile             
Ponos                  Toil, Pain
Pontus                Sea
Porphyrion          Surging                           
Poseidon            Earthshaker
Potamos             River
Praxis                 Practical
Priam                 Redeemed    
Prometheus       Foresight
Proteus              First
Protogenos        Firstborn            
Prymneus          Pilot
Pseudo              False
Pyrrhikhos         War dance
Pyrrhus              Fiery Red

Rhadanthus    Judgment        

Silenus              Moving
Sisyphus           Unending
Spyros              Basket
Skelmis             Driver
Skythes            Of Scythia
Steropes          Lightener
Syceus             Fig tree

Talos                Patient, Enduring
Tantalus           Tantalize
Tartarus           Underworld
Thanatos         Death
Thaumas          Wonder
Theo                Divine Gift
Theophilus       Friend of the Divine, Loved by the Divine                          
Theron             Hunter
Theseus           Set
Titan                 Strain
Titas                 Avenger
Titus                 Giant  
Triton               Third           
Typhon             Cyclone

Uranus              Sky              

Vernados          Courage of a Bear

Xenon               Stranger
Xuthus              Greek

Zephyr              West Wind
Zelus                 Zeal
Zeus                  Brightness
For those of you who like Greek mythology (like me!)
or anything from Greece, here are a list of Greek names.

See if you recognize any of them!
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happyhappyhappyjack Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I think there's also several phrases that can be used as names. Mostly Latin but some Greek.
CharlotteBenton Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Professional Writer
Nice list!

What was your source for some of the meanings?  Because at least two of them are names that have no known Greek etymology (Achilleus, Aineias) so I'm wondering where you got the meanings you assigned them.  (Generally, people tend to echo the classical Greek false etymology for Achilles, and say that it means "without lips" from "a" "cheilos".  Really, it probably meant something along the lines of "man of Achaia", but it meant it so far back in Mycenaean times that linguists haven't been able to properly suss it out yet.)

If you won't object to a minor correction, "Ajax" isn't a Greek name.  It's a Romanization of the Greek name "Aias".  BTW, you left off his son, Eurysakes, which means "Broad Shield".  (A number of other names from the Trojan War aren't on here, too, but I don't know their meanings...)
SeekHim Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I looked through a lot of books and websites.
I can't remember exactly which ones.
CharlotteBenton Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional Writer
I'll have to have a look through some myself, I guess.  I've mostly just looked at scholarly works on mythology and archaeology.  I think it was Troy and Homer by Joachim Latacz that was discussing the names of Trojan royals whose etymology was still unknown.  I know that's where I saw the thing about Achilleus being a pre-Greek name, and all that.
SeekHim Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Here is another link that I've found to be a god resource.
CharlotteBenton Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Professional Writer
Wow, that looks like a great site!  Thanks for the link!
SeekHim Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Glad to be of service! :)

GOD bless
John 3:16
shybunnycom Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
thx a lot I am a dummy!
now heres some happy faces for helping me 
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Lord-Viceroy-Ramirez Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I find this very fascinating and Helpful. Name Guides are totally great for giving characters names.

Well done :la:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. :)

GOD bless
John 3:16
The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
How can you tell male and female names?
SeekHim Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I write female names too! :)


GOD bless
John 3:16
The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! You wouldn't believe how help these name guides are! I have a total of 77 OC/adopts now... all named XD
SeekHim Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's my wish; to be of use!

GOD bless
John 3:16
The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Well you are doing a good job. :)
SeekHim Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's good to know!

GOD bless
John 3:16
The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Exnihilo-nihil Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Writer
excellent !
SeekHim Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. :)

GOD bless
John 3:16
heart-of-oyster Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student General Artist
i am the greek geek on my cartamen team.(quiz-bowl Latin)
goustgirl Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you for posting this, it's just what I have been looking for^^
SeekHim Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You're quite welcome! This is exactly why I post my lists; to be of use!

Have you checked my Female Greek name list?

I'm also planning on putting up some more Greek lists soon
so stay tuned!

GOD bless!
John 3:16
goustgirl Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010   Traditional Artist
I am actually using some of the names for my charecter's back story, that is, if you don't mind? This is him^^ [link]
SeekHim Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Go ahead!
None of these names are mine; they're been around for thousands of years! :)

GOD bless!
John 3:16
goustgirl Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010   Traditional Artist
Yayz<3 :hug:
Cu-Sith1 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
cool. This is probably the most comprehensive list of male greek names that I've found. Great job
SeekHim Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
I appreciate all kind words and knowing that folks find my lists useful!

GOD bless!
John 3:16
Souldragon95 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh thanks for posting this!! I have to say, i never thought i would find this :)
SeekHim Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Glad you like it!
I always appreciate knowing that people find my lists useful!

I noticed you're from Denmark. I visited there years ago
while on a tour of Scandanavia.

GOD bless!
John 3:16
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Well it way many years ago. Part of it I think was because
I loved Denmark's castles. Also maybe it was because Denmark
didn't have such big mountains, being surrounded by mountains
makes me feel a little closed in. Also I thought that Copenhagen
was lovely.
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Denmark has a proud history too.
I've always been inpressed with the Vikings skills
at boatmaking and sailing. And at one time the Danes ruled
all of Scandanavia.
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