Best Greek Mythology Baby Names

Top 100 Best Greek Mythology Baby Names

Boy Names from Greek Mythology (Greek God Names)

Here are 50 names for boys from Greek mythology that were inspired by the Gods themselves!

  1. Abraxas

Abraxas is a mystical Greek letter combination. It was inscribed on amulets and charms because it was thought to have magical properties.

Early Gnostics (ancient Greek theological theorists) used the term to denote their divinity during the second century AD. Abraxas is characterized as a talisman with the head of a rooster, but the body of a man (2). In popular culture, the name has been used frequently. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, a book and film, is an example.

  1. Achilles

Achilles was the name of one of the most famous Greek heroes, and his name meant “thin-lipped.” He was a legendary warrior known for his great strength and bravery.

Despite his great might, he had a weak place that became known as his “Achilles heel,” a term that is still used today.

  1. Adonis

In Greek, the name Adonis means “lord.” Adonis is a name that is generally associated with manly beauty and is derived from a Greek mythology figure.

Adonis’ popularity has skyrocketed during the early 2000s. It is now the 366th most popular baby boy name in the United States.

  1. Ajax

Another Greek hero, Ajax, is well known for appearing in Homer’s Iliad. Ajax the Great was his previous name.

Despite the fact that Ajax is a powerful word with a strong meaning, it is also the name of a cleanser. As a result, if the reference is too strong, you can substitute Jax.

  1. Apollo

Apollo was the twin brother of Artemis and the son of Zeus and Leto. Among other things, he was the deity of music, the sun, medicine, and poetry.

Apollo is well-known in the United States. It was the name of a NASA space program that put the first humans on the moon between 1961 and 1972. Due to the character of Apollo Creed in the Rocky franchise, the name has also been used in films.

  1. Argo

Argo was the name of the ship that Jason sailed on his quest for the Golden Fleece in Greek mythology. It’s also the name of a constellation that lies between the constellations Canis Major and Crux.

Many people may recognize the name from Ben Affleck’s 2012 film Argo, in which he starred and directed.

  1. Ares

Ares, the son of Zeus and Hera, was an ancient Greek god of war and one of the 12 Olympians.

Ares is currently ranked as the 563rd most popular baby name in the United States this decade.

  1. Atlas

Atlas is a mythical Greek titan who was tasked with keeping the skies in place for all eternity.

Atlas was never particularly popular as a baby name until 2015, when it became extremely popular. After naming her baby Atlas in 2009, actress Anne Heche helped bring this name back on our radar.

  1. Cadmus

Cadmus is a Greek word that means “one who excels.” Cadmus is a mythological hero who is noted for his serpent-slaying prowess. He is the founder of Thebes and the son of King Agenor.

Cadmus has a distinct sound – it’s almost mystical, which is presumably why J.K. Rowling chose it. It was utilized in Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling.

  1. Castor

Castor is one of the twins that make up the Gemini constellation and means “pious one” in Greek.

It’s a legendary name with some cutting-edge potential – James Hetfield from Metallica gave the name to his baby born in 2000.

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  1. Cronus

Cronus was the youngest son of Gaea and Uranus, and he was a leader of the Titans’ first generation.

Cronus deposed his father and became the ruler of gods and men for a short time. This came to an end when Zeus reached adulthood and was imprisoned. Cronus is a unique name that some people may link with defiance.

  1. Damon

Damon is a Greek legendary figure who is famed for willingly sacrificing himself for his companion. Damon is a symbol of commitment and selflessness.

It’s a name that carries a sense of duty, which may push your child to be their best selves in the future. If you don’t know who Damon and Pythias are, Matt Damon and former Formula One world champion Damon Hill are two additional well-known bearers of the name.

  1. Dionysius

The Greek god Dionysius is the god of the grape harvest, wine and winemaking, fertility, theater, religious ecstasy, and ritual lunacy. As he urges his followers to dance without self-consciousness or fear, he represents freedom.

Dionysius isn’t a common name; it’s a one-of-a-kind moniker. If you want a different name, the Roman counterpart is Bacchus, who is similar to Marcus in certain aspects.

  1. Endymion

Endymion was a gorgeous Greek mythological person. He lived in the Elis region and was thought to be king. Endymion inherited his beauty from Zeus, his father.

Endymion fell in love with Selene, a Titan goddess of the moon, and she asked Zeus to grant him eternal youth. Endymion is related with beauty and love, according to its meaning. It’s a little much for a first name, but it’d make an interesting middle name.

  1. Eros

In ancient Greek, the word eros meant “desire.” It’s the winged Greek god of sexual love’s name.

It may not be a popular name in the United States, but it ranks in the top 200 in Italy.

  1. Eryx

Poseidon and Aphrodite’s son, Eryx, was a monarch in Sicily according to Greek mythology. Eryx was a skilled boxer who was eventually defeated by none other than Hercules.

Eryx is a name we’re keeping an eye on. It isn’t going viral right now, but we think it may be a good substitute for Eric.

  1. Evander

Evander was an Arcadian migrant who migrated in Pallantium, Italy, and founded the town Pallention. Evander is also the son of the god Hermes and the goddess Carmentis.

We appreciate Evander’s sound; it’s a different take on Evan. Evander is a name that means “bow warrior” or “strong man” in old Norse. The most famous Evander is Evander Holyfield, a former U.S. boxing champion.

  1. Griffin

A griffin was a legendary creature with the head and wings of an eagle and the body and tail of a lion. The only species worthy of pulling Apollo’s carriage over the sky were griffins.

Griffin is a common surname that has grown in popularity as a first name since the turn of the century. It is the surname of the Griffin family in the animated television series “Family Guy.”

  1. Hades

Hades, the lord of the dead, was Zeus’ and Poseidon’s brother. Hades means “unseen” in Greek, and he wasn’t exactly known for being a good time.

Hades isn’t a wonderful first name for a kid; if you like it, you could choose to use it as a middle or surname instead.

  1. Hector

In Greek, Hector means “to hold tight.” It was the name of a hero who fought during the Trojan War, and it is becoming increasingly popular among parents looking for a hero name for their child.

Hector has also appeared in a number of films, books, and television shows. Longmire, a popular American television drama, included an important character named Hector.

Mythical names for new born baby

  1. Helios

Helios is the sun god of the Greek Titans. He is said to ride across the skies on his golden chariot, pulling the sun from east to west. He repeats this every morning and then at night, from west to east, to simulate the sun rising and setting.

Although Helios isn’t a common baby name in the United States, we enjoy the way it sounds. And who doesn’t want to be associated with the sun god? It’s also spelled Helius.

  1. Herakles

Herakles (sometimes spelled Heracles) was one of Greek mythology’s most famous heroes. If you’re unfamiliar with Herakles, you may recognize him by his Roman name, Hercules (3).

He was known for his great strength and endurance, which earned him an eternal spot in Olympus. Hercules has appeared in a number of films and television series.

  1. Hermes

Hermes was known as “the god of messengers.”

Some of us think of the blue figure with wings on his shoes when we think of Hermes, while others think of the high-end apparel company.

  1. Homer

Homer was born near the coast of Asia Minor sometime between the 12th and 8th centuries BC. He is a well-known poet, and the Iliad and Odyssey are two of his most famous works.

We couldn’t build this list without include him, even though he isn’t a mythological figure. His work has had a tremendous impact on Western society. However, if you name your child Homer, you should expect to hear some Simpsons jokes.

  1. Icarus

To flee the island of Crete, Icarus obtained wax wings, but he soared too close to the sun, and they melted.

It’s a well-known but not particularly popular name, owing to his reputation and potential “icky” moniker.

  1. Janus

We smuggled in this Roman god since we liked the name and there isn’t a legitimate Greek equivalent. Janus, which means “portal,” is the name of an ancient Roman god who embodies transitions, which is why it’s associated with January, a month of fresh beginnings.

Janus is sometimes represented with two faces, both staring in opposite directions.

  1. Jason

In Greek, Jason means “to heal.” This has been a popular name for decades, peaking in the 1970s as the third most popular name. Jason was the leader of the Argonauts on their quest for the Golden Fleece in Greek mythology.

It’s also a name we’re familiar with from the Bible, when he welcomed St. Paul. It was a common name in ancient Greece. Today, there are several well-known Jasons, including Jason Segel, Jason Momoa, and Jason Bateman.

  1. Leander

In ancient Greek, the name Leander meant “lion-man.” Leander was a Greek hero who was renowned for swimming across the Hellespont every night.

Leander is a little uncommon name in the United States, but it’s not too unusual – it sounds like a finer form of Alexander. It is, nonetheless, quite popular over the world; in Norway, it is in the top 40. Each country has its own variant, called Leandro in Spanish and Leandre in French.

  1. Morpheus

Morpheus is a Greek god who is associated with sleep and dreams. Some believe he is merely the deity of dreams, whereas his father was the god of sleep.

Morpheus and his brother, who sent animals, would send human shapes into people’s dreams.

  1. Nereus

In Greek mythology, Nereus was the father of the sea nymphs.

Although Nereus hasn’t been a popular baby name in the past, we believe it has the potential to become so in today’s world of outlandish baby names. There’s always the option of utilizing nicknames like Nerio or Nereo when it comes to Nereus.

Greek mythology names for cute boys and girls

  1. Oceanus

Oceanus was a Titan who presided over the sea, according to Greek mythology.

It’s a popular name in Europe, especially in France, where Oceane is a popular girl’s name.

  1. Odysseus

Odysseus is the name of a hero described in Homer’s saga, and it means “wrathful” in Greek.

Odysseus was a bold and resourceful hero, but his name may be too much for some parents to handle.

  1. Olimpio

Olimpio is an ancient Greek term that means “from Mount Olympus,” which was the home of all the Greek gods.

If you don’t want your child to be identified with a specific Greek god, Olimpio is a great option.

  1. Orion

Orion was a legendary hunter who was on the trail of Atlas’ seven daughters. He was killed by the goddess Artemis, and Zeus made him the brightest constellation.

Orion is a lovely name. It has the sound of O’Ryan, a Gaelic surname with an exotic twist.

  1. Orpheus

Orpheus was a mythological Greek musician and poet with the name Orpheus.

His music was said to be so wonderful that trees began to dance and rivers stopped flowing to listen. It would be a terrific name for a musician’s son.

  1. Pan

In ancient Greek, Pan meant “shepherd” or “flock.” Pan was the deity of herds and herdsmen.

He’s portrayed as a goat-legged man who enjoys playing his pipe. He’s well-known for his mischief. Pan means “feather” or “leaf” in Hindi.

  1. Paris

The Trojan War is said to have been started by Paris, a legendary prince. Paris was able to woo Helen of Troy, the most beautiful lady in the world, who also happened to be the wife of the king of Sparta, with the help of Aphrodite.

Paris is a well-known name, yet it is usually associated with women. Because of the French city and the well-known Paris Hilton, it is well-known. It is, however, making a comeback as a boy’s name, thanks to the use of a few celebrities.

  1. Parthenios

Parthenios was the name of a river god in Greece. He was always pictured as a toga-clad man.

Parthenios might not be the ideal first name for a baby, but it’s a unique middle name.

  1. Perseus

Perseus was another of Zeus’ sons, and he was regarded as a divine hero.

Perseus is one of those names that sounds so ancient that it may be a one-of-a-kind modern option. In addition, your son could enjoy viewing the film Clash of the Titans, which depicts the Perseus tale.

  1. Pollux

Pollux was Castor’s half-brother, and he was mentioned in Greek and Roman mythology. They were dubbed Dioscuri as a group. Pollux, on the other hand, was immortal, but Castor was not.

Pollux begged Zeus to give his brother the gift of immortality so that they might be together. As a result, Zeus made them the constellation Gemini.

  1. Poseidon

Another ancient Greek god is Poseidon. Poseidon, the Greek deity of the sea, is a better name than Neptune, the Roman equivalent.

This is a powerful moniker, especially if you enjoy the sea.

  1. Priam

Priam was the fabled king of Troy, where the Trojan War took place. Priam had a large family, with Paris and Hector being the most noteworthy.

Priam seems like a more refined form of Brian, which could make it fit for use in the United States.

  1. Pyramus

Pyramus is a Greek and Roman mythological figure. Ovid, a Roman poet, wrote his story, which was similar to Romeo and Juliet.

Pyramus lived in Babylon, next door to his lover Thisbe, whose parents forbade them from marrying because of a family feud. Thisbe discovers Pyramus dead on the ground at the end of the story.

  1. Thanatos

Thanatos was the name of the deity of nonviolent deaths, and it meant “death” in Greek. He isn’t always depicted as a god; he is sometimes referred to as a spirit.

Thanatos was gentle, but not in the same way as Hades, the King of the Dead, who was stern and unyielding. Thanatos may not be the ideal choice for a baby name. Associating your infant with death, despite his kind disposition, does not seem like the ideal decision.

  1. Theseus

In Greek mythology, Theseus was a legendary figure. He was hailed as a hero for defeating the Minotaur.

He is mentioned in Chaucer’s first Canterbury tale, The Knight’s Tale, as a symbol of rules and order. Theseus is a rare name in the United States.

  1. Triton

Triton was the son of Neptune and the messenger of the sea. He’s usually represented as a merman, having a man’s upper body and fish-like fins.

In Disney’s The Little Mermaid, this was the name of Ariel’s father, the ocean monarch. It’s also the name given to the planet Neptune’s largest moon.

  1. Troy

The Trojan War in Troy is one of Greek mythology’s most famous events. Troy was a city in a region known as Asia Minor, which is now Turkey. The Trojan War began when Paris, the city’s prince, abducted or eloped with Helen, the queen of Sparta.

Troy is a popular name in the United States. Its popularity peaked in the 1990s and then declined before the turn of the century. However, we are confident that this name will regain popularity and return a prominent position on the list.

  1. Troilus

Troilus was a prince of Troy. He was King Priam’s and Queen Hecuba’s son.

Should Troilus reach the age of 20, an old prophecy predicted that Troy will never fall. He was, however, killed by Achilles while he was a child.

  1. Zephyr

Zephyr is a Greek word that means “west wind.” It is named after Zephyr, or Zephyrus, the Greek god of the west wind.

This is a common name in video games and novels. It’s easygoing and might soon become a popular moniker.

  1. Zeus

In Olympus, Zeus was the supreme god. Among other things, he was in charge of the sky, lightning, thunder, and fate.

It’s a large name to live up to, but as a middle name, it’d be amazing.

  1. Acantha

Acantha was the name of a nymph who meant “thorn” or “prickle” in Greek.

According to Greek mythology, Apollo adored Acantha. It would be perfect as a tribute to a Grandma Rose because of the meaning of the name.

  1. Alala

In Greek mythology, Alala was the goddess of war-cry. Polemos, the war demon’s son, was her mother. As their combat began, soldiers would scream her name.

Alala has the ring of a high-end celebrity baby name. It’s thought to have originated from an owl’s screeches.

  1. Althea

In Greek, Althea means “with healing power.” It’s always been a beautiful, even ethereal name, appearing frequently in Greek mythology and poetry.

Althea Gibson, the first African American woman to win Wimbledon, is one of the prominent persons with this name. Thea, you could easily utilize the abbreviated version.

  1. Andromeda

Andromeda was Cassiopeia’s daughter, and she was famed for her beauty. In Greek, the term also means “manly advice.” Andromeda, like her mother, became a constellation.

Andromeda is a rare name in the United States, with only a few kids bearing the name.

  1. Anthea

Anthea was the Greek goddess of flowers and floral wreaths, and her name meant “flower goddess.” The goddess Hera, who was the ruler of Olympus, was also known as Anthea. Anthea was a poetic symbol of spring in ancient Greece.

Anthea Disney was a Walt Disney relative, hence the name has been used in more recent times.

  1. Aphrodite

The goddess of love, Aphrodite, was worshipped. In ancient Greece, she was celebrated through poetry, with the best-known work being Sappho’s Ode to Aphrodite.

Aphrodite, unlike the Roman equivalent Venus, is a deity name that is rarely used by mortals. It’s probably too much for a human newborn to handle.

  1. Ariadne

Ariadne is an ancient Greek word that means “most holy,” and it was King Minos’ daughter’s name. She assisted Theseus in escaping the Minotaur’s maze.

With the current nickname Ari, Ariadne, pronounced air-ee-ahd-nee, may be a great alternative to Ariana.

  1. Arete

People associated Arete with desirable traits such as excellence, knowledge, and courage.

Arete is one of the more understated names on the list, making it appropriate for a modern baby.

  1. Artemis

Artemis, Apollo’s twin sister, was a virgin goddess who ruled over the forest, hunting, and animals. She is associated with fertility and is summoned to assist mothers during childbirth.

Diana is her Roman equivalent, but Artemis appears to be a more modern and energetic name with a fashionable vibe.

  1. Asia

Asia was the daughter of Oceanus, the sea god.

We’re not sure if she was the inspiration for the continent’s name, but we love it. This could be a top contender in a time when place names are all the rage.

  1. Asteria

Asteria was the Titaness of nighttime oracles and falling stars.

If you enjoy the name Aster, you might want to think about Asteria.

  1. Astraea

Eos and Astraeus had a daughter named Astraea, pronounced as-tray-ah. She was the goddess of innocence, accuracy, purity, and justice, and she was a virgin deity. Astraea is a Greek word that means “star-maiden” or “starry night.”

Astraea is also known as Astrea or Astria.

  1. Atalanta

Atalanta was a legendary virgin known for her stunning beauty and fiery attitude. She was adamant about not marrying unless her guy could defeat her in a footrace.

It’s a lovely name for a baby girl, and it might inspire her to be self-assured when she needs to be.

  1. Athena

Athena was the goddess of wisdom, courage, civilization, law, and justice in Greek mythology. She is one of Greek mythology’s most powerful figures. The name is also connected to Athens, the present Greek capital.

In the United States, Athena is becoming more popular as a girl’s name. It earned its highest rating of 117 in 2018. It was ranked 456 a decade earlier, in 2008.

  1. Aura

In Greek, aura means “gentle wind.” In Greek mythology, it was the name of the Titan of the Breeze, as well as the fresh and crisp morning air. Aura’s story is terrible, as Zeus eventually turned her into a fountain.

In new age traditions, aura is defined as the emission that surrounds a person and is regarded to be a part of their nature.

  1. Aegle

Aegle was the Greek goddess of health and well-being. She was the daughter of Epione and Asclepius and was frequently referred to as her father’s employee.

Aegle sounds like a more refined version of Adele, which is appealing.

  1. Calliope

In Greek, calliope means “lovely voice.” The name Calliope is considered to be the name of an epic poetry muse.

It’s a unique and daring name that first appeared on the top 1,000 list in 2016.

  1. Calypso

Calypso was an island nymph and the daughter of Atlas, not to be confused with Afro-Carribean music. Calypso is a Greek name that means “she who hides.” Calypso was the one who caused Odysseus’ return home to be delayed.

Calypso is a well-known name that has appeared in films, literature, and even ships. It’s a powerful name with a lot of drama.

  1. Cassandra

Cassandra is a Greek word that meaning “prophetess,” and it was the name of a Trojan princess who got the gift of prophecy from Apollo. She was, however, doomed to never be believed.

Cassandra is a beautiful name that reached its peak popularity in the 1970s. Cassandra Wilson and Charlie Sheen’s daughter are two well-known examples. Sandra, Sandy, Cassa, and Cassie are all cute nicknames for this name.

  1. Cassiopeia

Cassiopeia was the name of a fabled Greek mother who was later turned into a constellation.

It’s pronounced kass-eeh-oh-pee—ah and could give your daughter a distinctive moniker among her friends.

  1. Clio

Clio is a Greek word that means “glory” and is pronounced klee-oh.

Clio was a legendary Greek muse who appeared in heroic poetry and history. We must say, it’s a lovely name that rolls off the tongue nicely.

  1. Cybele

The name Cybele comes from both French and Greek roots, and it means “mother of all gods.”

Cybele was the goddess of health, fertility, and nature in Greek mythology. It’s a lovely name that sounds similar to Sybil.

  1. Cynthia

Cynthia is Greek epithet for Diana or Artemis and means “moon goddess” or “lady from Kynthos.”

Cynthia is a lovely name, but because of its prominence in the mid-twentieth century, it is frequently linked with the elder generation.

  1. Daphne

Daphne is a Greek name that means “laurel tree” or “bay tree,” and it comes from the nymph daughter of Peneus, the Greek river deity. When Apollo tried to turn Daphne into a laurel tree, Penus intervened.

Daphne is a lovely name, but it may be too old-fashioned for some parents. It is perhaps most remembered for its role as a central character in the Scooby-Doo cartoons and films.

  1. Delia

Delia is an epithet for Artemis, the moon goddess, and it means “born on the island of Delos.” It comes from the Greek island of Delos, which was home to Artemis and Apollo.

Delia has a certain allure to her that we can’t deny. It works well as a nickname or alternative for Cordelia or Adelia in the south. Delia Ephron, a novelist and screenwriter, is a well-known example of Delia.

  1. Demeter

Demeter was the Greek goddess of agriculture, fertility, harvest, grain, and sustenance. She was Persephone’s mother and Zeus’s sister.

Demeter comes in several forms, including Demetria. It is, however, not the most popular Greek mythology girl’s name.

  1. Echo

Echo was a mythological nymph who faded away after falling in love with Narcissus, leaving just her voice behind.

Echo is a unique name that has become popular in modern culture, as evidenced by the character Echo in the CW series The 100.

  1. Eos

Eos is a Greek word that means “dawn.” It’s pronounced similarly to eros, but without the “r.”

Despite its ancient roots, Eos sounds forward-thinking and contemporary, while yet paying homage to Auntie Dawn.

  1. Gaia

Gaia, which means “earth mother” in ancient Greek, is a legendary goddess and universal mother.

Gaia is a popular name among green parents since it has an ecological connotation. It’s a popular term in pop culture, and it was even used in the CW series The 100.

  1. Halcyon

Halcyon was a legendary bird referenced in Greek mythology, and its name meant “kingfisher bird.”

It’s an uncommon name that might or might not work in today’s society. This is a great name if you’re looking for something different.

  1. Hebe

Hebe was the daughter of Hera and Zeus, and she was recognized as the goddess of youth in ancient Greek.

This is an unusual name that could appeal to fashionable families who aren’t afraid to take risks.

  1. Hera

Hera was the queen of the Greek gods, and her name means “protectress” in Greek.

Hera had a lengthy and tumultuous history, including the time she attempted to kill Hercules. For today’s babies, the name may also sound too thin and wan.

  1. Hermione

In Greek, Hermione means “messenger” or “earthly.” Hermione was the daughter of Spartan King Menelaus and Queen Helen, according to legend.

Until J.K. Rowling, the name was never a serious contender. In the Harry Potter stories, Rowling utilized it for her primary female character.

  1. Hero

Hero has Greek and English ancestors. Hero was a female name in ancient Greece, and it meant “demi-god.” Leander’s lover, Hero, swam across the waves every night to be with her.

A few celebrities have used the name, including Myleene Klass, Sam Taylor-Wood, and Aaron Johnson. It can be used as a first or middle name.

  1. Hestia

In Greek, Hestia means “hearth” or “fireside.” Hestia was a goddess who was associated with the hearth, chastity, and the home.

The name has never been on the top of the baby name rankings, and we suspect it will will be. Still, if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, it might work.

  1. Ianthe

Ianthe was the name of a daughter of Oceanus, the ruler of the seas, and it meant “purple flower.” Her mother was a Cretan woman who was so beautiful that the gods planted purple flowers around her grave when she died.

Ianthe is a great name that is almost lyrical. Ianthe was a popular name among pastoral poets in the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as in the 19th century. Shelley, Georgette Heyer, and Barbara Pym all used her in their works.

  1. Irene

Irene was the middle name of an ancient goddess named Serene Irene, and it means “peace” in Greek. She was the goddess of peace, and her name was one of the most well-known in mythology.

Irene is written Eirene in Roman history, and it became a well-known name in Europe, particularly in nations like the Netherlands, Denmark, and Greece.

  1. Iris

Iris was a goddess of rainbows, and her name means “rainbow goddess.” She was the messenger of Hera and Zeus, riding the rainbow between Olympus and Earth, in addition to being a goddess.

Iris is one of the most common names on the list, owing to the large number of celebrities who have used it. Iris Murdoch, a well-known British novelist, is also known by this name.

  1. Kore

Kore is a Greek word that means “woman.” Persephone, a daughter of Zeus, was kidnapped by Hades and given the name Kore. According to legend, her beauty drew the attention of many gods, including Hades, who brought her to his world and married her, transforming her into the goddess of the underworld.

The word kore is pronounced ko-ree rather than core. It’s a viable alternative to the now-ubiquitous Cora.

  1. Leda

Leda was the gorgeous mother of the equally beauty Helen of Troy, and her name means “happy” in Greek.

It’s a rare name in the United States, although it’s widespread in several European countries – Leda is pronounced lay-dah in Italy.

  1. Maia

Maia is the Greek word for “mother,” and she was Atlas’ fair-haired daughter in Greek mythology. Maia was worshipped as the goddess of spring by the Romans, who saw her as the manifestation of Earth.

Maia has a Maya-like appearance and is ideal for springtime newborns.

  1. Nephele

Nephele was the name of a goddess Zeus formed from clouds, and it signifies “cloudy.”

Nephele isn’t a popular name in the United States, but it’s a lovely name that we hope to see on the charts soon.

  1. Nyx

Nyx was a night goddess who had great power.

She wasn’t seen as a benevolent goddess. Nonetheless, the name is fresh and current enough to make you forget where it came from.

  1. Pallas

Pallas means “knowledge,” and it was the name of Pallas Athena, the goddess of wisdom and the arts.

Pallas is a fashionable girl’s name that would be ideal for creative parents.

  1. Pandora

Pandora was a tragic legendary girl whose name means “all gifted.” Pandora is said to have let her curiosity get the best of her and opened a forbidden box, unleashing all ills upon the world.

Pandora is an unusual girl’s name, but it’s pretty lovely.

  1. Penelope

Penelope was Odysseus’ wife in Homer’s Odyssey, and her name meant “weaver” in Greek.

Penelope, according to legend, was raised by a duck. She feigned to weave while waiting for her husband’s return from the sea to ward off suitors after she was of legal age.

  1. Phoebe

Phoebe was a deity who was associated with the moon and hunting. The name means “shining one” or “radiant.”

Phoebe is also a biblical and Shakespearean name. Characters on the TV shows Friends and Charmed have been given the name Phoebe in recent years.

  1. Rhea

Rhea, which means “flowing stream” in Greek mythology, was the name of the earth mother of all gods.

Despite its current tone, Rhea hasn’t been in the top 1,000 baby names in the United States in a long time. It wasn’t until 2015 that it made a comeback. Rhea Perlman, actress, author, and Danny DeVito’s wife, is possibly the most well-known Rhea.

  1. Selene

Selene was the goddess of the moon in Greek mythology, and she was the sister of Helios, the god of the sun.

Although Selene is the original name, Selena, a later Latin variant, is more widely used in the United States.

  1. Xanthe

In Greek, Xanthe means “golden” or “yellow.” Demeter, goddess of the harvest and agriculture, is given the unusual epithet Xanthe.

Xanthe was a name given to blonde infant girls in ancient Greece. It’s a big name, hence it’s one of the uncommon ones.

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