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 319 Greek names for baby boys.
Greek names are fairly popular baby names for boys. The names rose in popularity from the 1940s up to the 1980s. At the height of their usage in 1987, 2.093% of baby boys were given Greek names. There were 11 Greek names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. Greek names have since experienced a decline in frequency. In 2011, 11 Greek names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 1.222%. Within all Greek names, the English, Greek, and Russian Andrew was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #16 and a usage of 0.6535%.
|Abdías|| servant of God ...AbdÃas is primarily used in Greek and Spanish ... |
|Acanthus|| thorn ... of origin is Old Greek, and it is used largely ... |
|Acastus|| in English and Greek ... Its origin is Old Greek. ... |
|Acheron|| pain ...Acheron's language of origin is Old Greek ... |
|Achilleus|| pain; lipless ... is mainly used in the Greek language and its ... |
|Actaeon|| one living in Akte (Attica) ... origin is Old Greek, and its use, English ... |
|Adonis 694 || lord, ruler ... in the English, Greek, and Spanish languages, ... |
|Aegeus|| protection ... of origin is Old Greek, and it is ... |
|Agapios|| love; beloved one; beloved ... is largely used in the Greek language, and its ... |
|Agathias|| kind, good ... is mainly used in the Greek language and it is of ... |
|Aggelos|| messenger of God, angel ...Aggelos' origin is Old Greek, and its use, Greek. ... |
|Aias|| mourner ... of origin is Old Greek and it is predominantly ... |
|Aigeus|| protection ... used predominantly in Greek and it is derived from ... |
|Aiolos|| changeable, nimble ... is of Old Greek origin and it is used mainly in ... |
|Aktaion|| one living in Akte (Attica) ...Aktaion's origin is Old Greek, and its use, Greek ... |
|Alec 421 || defender of men ... of origin is Old Greek, and it is used mainly ... |
|Alekos|| defender of men ... is used mostly in the Greek language and it is of ... |
|Alexandros|| defender of men ... of origin is Old Greek and it is predominantly ... |
|Alexis 242 || defender; defender of men ... in the English, Greek, French, and German ... |
|Alki|| violent force ... is of Old Greek origin and it is predominantly ... |