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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%.


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

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

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

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

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

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

Acariowithout grace ... origin is Old Greek ... rare as a baby boy name ... not listed in the top 1000 ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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