Baby Names from Greek Mythology

When thinking of baby names, consider looking to Greek mythological names, often the names of Gods or Goddesses who each carried a certain wisdom, strength or power in a certain field. If you like the thought of your baby having a name associated with a God or Goddess, look at these we have found, with their meanings provided, so that you can choose one according to which trait or quality appeals to you for your child. Prepare to learn a lot about Greek gods, goddesses and monsters.

Greek mythological names for your baby girl

Alala: She was the daughter of Polemos, daemon of war.

Andromeda: A beautiful, legendary princess rescued by Perseus.

Arete: The goddess of virtue, excellence, goodness and valour.

Ariadne: was the immortal wife of the wine-god Dionysos.

Asteria: Titan goddess of falling stars. She was also a goddess of witchcraft.

Aphrodite: The Olympian goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation. She was portrayed as a beautiful woman, often accompanied by Eros, the goddess of love.

Anthea: A Greek name meaning wholesome and healing. She was the goddess of war and handicraft and used her power to help many Greek heroes and demigods.

Artemis: She was the Olympian goddess of hunting, the wilderness and wild animals. She was also a goddess of childbirth. Together with her twin brother Apollon, they were also bringers of sudden death and disease.

Demeter: The goddess of agriculture, grain and bread who helped sustain mankind with the earth's resources.

Eros: Greek god of love.

Eostre: Goddess of the Dawn. She rose into the sky from the river Okeanos at the start of each day and, with her rays of light, dispersed the mists of night.

Harmonia: The goddess of harmony and concord.

Gaia: Goddess of the earth.

Hera: Greek goddess of women.

Leda: The queen of Sparta.

Leto: A female Titan, bride of Zeus and the mother of the twin gods Apollon and Artemis. She was the goddess of motherhood and, with her children, a protectress of the young.

Medusa: Medusa was a temptress among the gods. Medusa was killed by Perseus, a story known to be one of the most thrilling stories in Greek mythology, as per the Theoi Project.

Okeanus: The Titan god of River Okeanos, where all of earth's fresh water was sourced from.

Rhea: Goddess of female fertility, motherhood, as well as of comfort and ease. The name means "flow" and "ease".

Phoebe: Greek name, meaning “goddess of the moon, bright one”.

Semele: She was a princess loved by the god Zeus.

Thalia: Thalia was the goddess of festivity and banquets. The name fittingly means “plentiful, joy, blooming”.

Themis: If you fancy your daughter making a difference in the world of law, this name may be fitting. Themis was the Titan goddess of divine law and order, who first provided instructions to mankind on the primal laws of justice and morality.

Greek mythological names for your baby boy

Adonis: A handsome prince loved by Aphrodite.

Ajax: Was one of the notable warriors of the Greek army, fighting in the Trojan war.

Apollo: He was the Olympian god of prophecy and oracles, music, poetry, archery, healing, and protection of the young. He was portrayed as handsome with long hair, a wreath, a bow, and arrows.

Cronus- The King of the Titan and the God of time.

Dardanos- A King and son of Zeus and Elektra.

Eryx- Son of Aphrodite and Poseidon and king of Elymoi in Sicily.

Evander: Son of Hermes and he founded the city of Pallantium.

Griffin: Greek mythological beast.

Hades: Hades was king of the underworld and god of the dead. He was also the god of the hidden wealth of the earth, of such things as fertile soil, gold, silver and other metals.

Hector: Meaning “steadfast, anchor”, Hector was a hero from Greek mythology.

Hermes: He was the Olympian god of many things, including herds and flocks, travellers and hospitality, roads and trade, thievery language and writing, athletic contests and gymnasiums, astronomy and astrology. Hermes is also the name of a luxury brand if you fancy adding a touch of luxury to your child’s name.

Endymion: A handsome shepherd-prince loved by the moon-goddess Selene.

Leander: This name means “tragic youth from Greek mythology”.

Magnes: A King and son of Zeus and Thyia.

Orpheus: Orpheus was the son of Apollo, the Greek god of music and poetry.

Orion: Orion was the son of Poseidon in Greek mythology. This name means "mighty hunter".

Paris: A unisex name, Paris was a Trojan prince from Greek mythology.

Phoenix: Unisex name, a Greek name meaning “mystical bird”.

Zeus- The King of the Gods, also god of the sky, weather, law and order, destiny and fate, and kingship.

Hyacinth: (Hyacinthus) was a handsome young Spartan prince loved by the gods Apollon and Zephyros. He was killed by a jealous West-Wind. The grieving Apollon then transformed the dying Hyacinth into a flower. Hyacinth means “flower”.

Don’t forget that you can always use the Huggies Baby Name Generator to your advantage to help you come up with interesting combinations based on your desire for meanings or initials. With thousands of names to choose from, be inspired by popular, unique and original baby names.

REFERENCES

https://www.theoi.com/

https://momlovesbest.com/greek-mythology-baby-names

https://www.momjunction.com/articles/baby-names-inspired-by-greek-mythology_00332792/#greek-mythology-baby-names-for-boys

Written by Tracey Cheung, April 2023. Tracey is a freelance writer with particular interest in writing about topics that promote health and wellness in the community. As a mother she has personal experience in writing content that helps other parents.

27/07/23 - min Read

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