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%.
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|Silverio|| greek god of trees ...Silverio's meaning is 'greek god of trees'. ... |
|Abdías|| servant of God ...AbdÃas is primarily used in Greek and Spanish ... |
|Abercio|| first son ...The origin of Abercio is the Old Greek language ... |
|Abraxas|| mystical word ...Abraxas is of Old Greek origin ... |
|Acacia|| the guileless one; thorny shrub ...The origin of Acacia is Old Greek ... |
|Acai|| the guileless one; thorny shrub ...Acai is derived from Old Greek origins. ... |
|Acanthus|| thorn ... of origin is Old Greek, and it is used largely ... |
|Acario|| without grace ...Acario's origin is Old Greek ... |
|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. ... |
|Acastus|| in English and Greek ... Its origin is Old Greek. ... |
|Acayo|| ill-timed ...The origin of Acayo is Old Greek ... |
|Acaysha|| the guileless one; thorny shrub ...Acaysha is derived from Old Greek origins. ... |
|Accacia|| the guileless one; thorny shrub ...The origin of Accacia is Old Greek. ... |
|Accassia|| the guileless one; thorny shrub ... of Accassia is the Old Greek language. ... |
|Acestes|| pleasing goat ... of origin is Old Greek and it is predominantly ... |
|Acesto|| one who can fix ...Acesto is of Old Greek origin ... |
|Achates|| agate ...Achates' origin is Old Greek ... |
|Achelous|| he who drives out grief ...Achelous is derived from Old Greek origins ... |
|Acheron|| pain ...Acheron's language of origin is Old Greek ... |