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Greek Baby Names

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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 Boys

There are 4114 Greek names for baby boys. 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 are nonetheless used on a very heavy scale now. In 2015, 81 Greek names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 12.058%. Within all Greek names, the Dutch, English, German, Hungarian, and Slavic Alexander was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #8 and a usage of 0.7134%.


GREEK ORIGIN:

Abdías servant of God ... primarily used in Greek and Spanish ... not popular as a baby boy name ...

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 boys ...

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

Acai the guileless one; thorny shrub ... derived from Old Greek origins ... unusual as a baby name for boys ...

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

Acario without grace ... origin is Old Greek ... rare as a baby boy name ...

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

Acasia the guileless one; thorny shrub ...The origin of Acasia is Old Greek ... rarely used as a baby name for boys ...

Acastus used predominantly in English and 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 ...

Accacia the guileless one; thorny shrub ...The origin of Accacia is Old Greek ... rarely used as a baby name for boys ...

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

Acestes pleasing goat ... language of origin is Old Greek and it is ... not popular as a baby boy name ...

Acesto one who can fix ... of Old Greek origin ... uncommon as a baby boy name ...

Achates agate ... origin is Old Greek ... uncommon as a baby boy name ...

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

Acheron pain ... language of origin is Old Greek ... not popular as a baby boy name ...

Achil pain; lipless ...The origin of Achil is the Old Greek language ... not often used as a baby boy name ...

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