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What Does Your Greek Name Mean?



By Nikoleta Kalmouki on December 16, 2013 in News, Society

Alexandros, Alexandra: Etymologically, it means fighting the enemies. Alexander the Great was the commander that spread Hellenism throughout the ancient world. Alexandra was an ancient goddess. Alexandros is a practical and realistic person. Alexandra is a person independent and strong who likes sport.

Anna: It comes from the Jewish name, Hannah. Anna is a serious and dynamic person, who likes material goods and has an artistic temperament.

Antonios: Antonios is very social and needs variety in his life. He likes having fun. He is moody and gets angry easily.

Antonia: A reasonable and hardworking person with an intense maternal instinct.

Georgios, Georgia: Georgios was a martyr from Cappadocia. An idealist who is always looking for adventures. Despite being considered as strong and confident, he is a coward. Georgia, has an optimistic character. She is inventive, courageous and ambitious.

Dimitris, Dimitra: Dimitris is a stubborn and demanding person, who likes football. He is affected by the opinion of the people he loves. Dimitra is a smart person who always gets what she wants. She loves children.

Eleni: It derives from ancient Greek and it means to conquer. Eleni has a strong personality, she is charming and dominating.

Ioannis, Ioanna: John the Baptist announced the coming of the Messiah and baptised him in the Jordan river. Ioannis is a responsible and dynamic person who loves and support his family. Ioanna, is cheerful and optimistic with a great sense of humour.

Konstantinos, Konstantina: Konstantinos means stable, certain, in Latin. Konstantinos is a quiet and introverted person. He is persistent and hardworking. Konstantina is spontaneous and enthusiastic. She loves children.

Maria, Marios: The name of Virgin Mary. Maria has an increased sense of duty and organizational skills. The opinion of other people is very important to her. Marios likes women and money. He is productive and efficient.

Nikolaos, Nikoleta: Saint Nicholas is the protector of sailors. The name Nikolaos is composed by the Greek word “niki” (victory) and “laos” (people). Nikolaos is a sweet and caring person. 

Nikoleta is courageous and confident. She likes men who are weak and in search for a mother figure.

Sofia: It means intelligence. Sofia is very demanding and imaginative. She loves to be the centre of attention.


Panagiotis, Panagiota: They are both energetic and active. They are devoted to their family but they also want to enjoy life.