What Does Your Greek Name Mean?



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An interesting analysis of Greek names based on semantics, etymology, numerology and mythology.

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.


11 COMMENTS

  1. Anna comes from the ancient greek ena; na; nna; Athe;na; hele:na; anna;
    Ioanna comes from the ancient greek Ionian;Ioanna; na:nna:anna

    Bible copied all Greek myths and names.

  2. Where do you come up with these errors? George = land worker i.e. farmer; Ioannis and Anna are of Hebrew origin; and Dimitris is connected with cereals as Guest says. The character attributions are nonsense.

  3. A few minutes of actual research would reveal most of the claims of this ridiculous article are made up nonsense. Pseudo-Greek stories like this really get under my skin. Posers like the Skopians that confuse their leftist ideology and modern pop culture with Hellenism

    Helen: English form of the Greek ‘Ελενη (Helene), probably from Greek ‘ελενη (helene) “torch” or “corposant”, or possibly related to σεληνη(selene) “moon”. In Greek mythology Helen was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, whose kidnapping by Paris was the cause of the Trojan War.

    Dimitri: Latinized form of the Greek name Δημητριος (Demetrios), which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess DEMETER (1). Kings of Macedon and the Seleucid kingdom have had this name.

    Constantine: From the Latin name Constantinus, a derivative of CONSTANS. Constantine the Great (272-337) was the first Roman emperor to adopt Christianity.

    Panayotis: From the Greek title of the Virgin Mary Παναγια (Panagia) meaning “all holy”, derived from παν (pan) “all” combined with ‘αγιος (hagios)”holy”.

    George From the Greek name Γεωργιος (Georgios) which was derived from the Greek word γεωργος (georgos) meaning “farmer, earthworker”, itself derived from the elements γη (ge) “earth” and εργον (ergon) “work”.

    etc.

    http://www.behindthename.com

  4. “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.”

    Maria is a Roman name from “mare” that is the latin word for “sea”. In the Roman Empire the name was used as a feminine form of the Roman name Marius.

    BTW: what happened to that guy that was writing the “it’s all Greek to me?”

  5. Nikoleta…….means another worthless article.

    I don’t see where the news “reporter” part of this site. What I see more and more is gossip and irrelevance.

  6. Maria: The meaning of the name is uncertain, but it may originally be an Egyptian name, probably derived from mry “beloved” or mr “love”[2] (“eminent lady” or “beloved lady”), although it was used in Europe even before the establishment of Christianity as a female form of the Roman name Marius [source: Wikipedia]

  7. The Web site Behind the Name notes that the name could also be a name of Egyptian origin, perhaps from the word elements mry, meaning “beloved” or mr, meaning “love”.[1] However, surviving Greek papyrus from ancient only attests the Christian usage of this name, as opposed to Jewish, only from the middle of the third century AD onwards.[2

  8. Antonios = from Ancient Greek Ἄδωνις (Adōnis)
    (Greek mythology) A beautiful young man loved by Aphrodite.

    Ancient Greek word Ἄδω” = sing

  9. Alexander
    It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Alexander is “man’s defender, warrior”

    Αλέξανδρος, Αλεξάνδρα: (αλέξω: απομακρύνω + ανήρ), ο απωθών τους άνδρες, ο ανδρείος, σημαίνει ετυμολογικά «σπρώχνω τους ανθρώπους (εχθρούς)»

  10. Umm hello most Christian names are not of Greek origin. They are Jewish. Just pointing that out.