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The Old Greek language is the predecessor of modern Greek. It originated in the first millenium BC and was widely used until about 300 AD. Classical Greek influence was strong in the Mediterranean, resulting in frequent occurrences of Greek names among the Romans and in the New Testament of the Bible. The Catholic Church subsequently encouraged the use of biblical and saint names, many of which were Greek in origin.

Greek names for baby boys, with 4104 entries. Grecian boys names have crossed from being the domain of the Greeks to much of the Euro-American world, in the same way that Greek thought has colored the western worldview. Names that are popular in the English-speaking world – names like Andrew, Deon and Nicholas all have their origins in old Greek. Even Slavic names such as Alexander and Dimitri have their origins in old Greek, and were probably adopted by the Russians during the 9th century christianization of Kievan Rus, a period when names of Greek orthodox saints became popular.

Greek names are very popular baby names for boys. At the height of their usage in 1984, 22.032% of baby boys were given Greek names. There were 79 Greek names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. Greek names have since experienced a decline in frequency, but in recent years they are nonetheless of very heavy use. In 2016, 84 Greek names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 12.174%. Within all Greek names, the English and Hebrew Elijah was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #9 and a usage of 0.6851%.


Abdías servant of God ... primarily used in Greek and Spanish ... of Hebrew origin ... form of Abdas ...

Abercio first son ...The origin of Abercio is the Old Greek language ... not popular as a baby boy name ...

Abraxas mystical word ... of Old Greek origin ... not widely used as a baby name for ... not in the top 1000 names ...

Acacia the guileless one; thorny shrub ...The origin of Acacia is Old Greek ... not regularly used as a baby name for ...

Acai the guileless one; thorny shrub ... derived from Old Greek origins ... variant of Acacia ...

Acanthus thorn ... language of origin is Old Greek, and it is used ... not regularly used as a baby name for ...

Acario without grace ... origin is Old Greek ... rare as a baby boy name ... not listed in the top 1000 ...

Acasha the guileless one; thorny shrub ...The origin of Acasha is the Old Greek language ... variant of Acacia ...

Acasia the guileless one; thorny shrub ...The origin of Acasia is Old Greek ... variant of Acacia ...

Acastus used predominantly in English and ... Its origin is Old Greek ... an uncommon baby boy name ...

Acayo ill-timed ...The origin of Acayo is Old Greek ... not often used as a baby boy name ...

Acaysha the guileless one; thorny shrub ... derived from Old Greek origins ... variant of Acacia ...

Accacia the guileless one; thorny shrub ...The origin of Accacia is Old Greek ... variant of Acacia ...

Accassia the guileless one; thorny shrub ...The origin of Accassia is the Old Greek language ... variant of Acacia ...

Acestes pleasing goat ... language of origin is Old Greek and it is ... name was borne in Greek mythology by the ...

Acesto one who can fix ... of Old Greek origin ... uncommon as a baby boy name ... not listed within the top 1000 ...

Achates agate ... origin is Old Greek ... uncommon as a baby boy name ... not in the top 1000 names ...

Achelous he who drives out grief ... derived from Old Greek origins ... not widely used as a baby name for ...

Acheron pain ... language of origin is Old Greek ... predominantly used in English and Greek ...

Achil pain; lipless ...The origin of Achil is the Old Greek language ... derivative of Achilles ...

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