Monday, June 4, 2012

Some Odd Greek Names

Female names
AKANTHA Meaning “thorn”
ALALAShe is the sister of Ares, the personification of the war cry. The name literally means “war-like”
AMALTHEIA Means "to soothe".
CHARIKLO
(read Hariclo)
Meaning "graceful spinner”. This is the name of the nymph wife of Kheiron the centaur.
CHRYSANTHE
(read Xrisanthi)
It means “golden flower”
DIANTHE
(read Dianthi)
“god-flower”
EFTHALIA “Blooming”
ERATO Meaning "lovely." In mythology, this is the name of the muse of poetry
EUADNE
(read Evadne)
Eu "good, well" and adnos "holy," hence "good and holy."
EUPRAXIA “good conduct"
GORGOPHONEGorgo "grim" and phonos "murderer, slayer," hence "grim slayer.
KALLIGENEIAKallos "beauty" and genes "born," hence "beauty-born.
KLYTAIMNESTRA
(read Klytemnestra)
Klytos "famous, praiseworthy," and mnestria "wooing," hence "famous for her suitors.
LEUKOTHEALeukos "white" and thea "goddess," hence "white goddess”.
MEGAIRA
(read Megera)
Meaning "grudge." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Furies.
PSYKHE
(read Psihi)
Meaning “soul”
PTOLEMAMeaning "aggressive” or “warlike."
POLYMNIAMeaning “many hymns”.
THEOPHANIA Meaning "manifestation of God.”
TISIPHONE Tisis "retribution" and phone "murder," hence "murder-retribution
Male names
AGATHANGELOS Agathos "good" and angelos "angel," meaning "good angel"
AMARANTHOS Meaning "unfading"
APHRODISIOS Meaning "risen from the foam"
VOANERGES Meaning "sons of thunder"
DIONYSODOROS Meaning "gift of Dionysos
KADMOS Meaning "the East."
KALOGEROS Kalos "beautiful" and geron "elder," hence "beautiful elder"
LYKAON Meaning "wolf"
LYSISTRATOS Lysis "freeing, release" and stratos "army," hence "liberation army"
METROPHANES Meter "mother" and phanes "appearing, looking" hence "mother-looking"
NEOPTOLEMOS Neos "new" and polemos "war," hence "new war”
OLYMPIODOROS Olympos and the word doron "gift," hence "gift of Olympos”
OPHIOUCHOS
(read Ophiuxos)
Meaning "serpent bearer”
PANTHERAS Pan "all" and therao "to hunt," hence "all-hunter – So that’s where the word “panther comes from…ahaaaaa…
PHOBOS Meaning "fear". In mythology, this is the name of a son of Ares.
PHRIXOS Word phrix, meaning " the shivering of skin from fear”.
POLYDEUKES
(read Polydevkes)
Polys "much" and deukes "sweet," hence "very sweet
TELESPHOROS Meaning "bearing fruit”
THERISTÍS Meaning "mowing month”. It may also mean "the reaper"
XENOCRATES Xenos "foreign, strange," and kratos "power," hence "foreign power”

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