101 Greek Mythology Names for Girls
Looking for a unique baby name with a deeper meaning? Check out our complete list of 101 Greek Mythology names for girls.
Greek mythology is full of inspiration for a meaningful and unique baby name. Take a look through our list of names for girls inspired by Greek mythology.
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Greek Mythology Names for Girls from A-C
- Acantha - a nymph loved by Apollo, the god of healing, medicine, archery, music, poetry and the sun and leader of the Muses.
- Adrasteia - a nymph who fostered Zeus, king of the gods, as an infant.
- Aglaia - one of the three Graces (charities). Means “splendor, beauty.”
- Alexandra - a Mycenaean epithet of the Queen goddess, Hera.
- Amalthea - a nymph who nursed the infant Zeus. Means “to soothe.”
- Andromeda - an Ethiopian princess who Perseus rescued from sacrifice. Both a galaxy and a constellation are named for Andromeda.
- Anthea - an epithet of the Queen goddess Hera.
- Aphrodite - Goddess of love and beauty, born from sea foam.
- Arachne - A mortal woman who defeated the goddess Athena in a weaving contest. Means “spider.”
- Arete - the personification of virtue and excellence. Means “virtue.”
- Arethusa - a nymph who was transformed into a fountain. Means “quick water.”
- Ariadne - daughter of King Minos who helped Theseus escape the Minotaur and get out of the labyrinth alive.
- Artemis - goddess of the moon and of hunting. Twin of Apollo.
- Astraea - goddess of justice and innocence. Means “star.”
- Atalanta - a woman who would only marry the man who could run faster than her.
- Athena - goddess of wisdom and warfare and the patron goddess of the city of Athens in Greece.
- Briseis - captured by Achilles during the Trojan war, who fell in love with her.
- Calypso - a nymph who fell in love with Odysseus when he was shipwrecked on her island and kept him there for seven years.
- Carme - goddess of the harvest.
- Cassandra - a Trojan princess with the gift of prophesy but cursed so that no one believed her. Apollo gave her the gift of prophesy but cursed her when she turned down his advances.
- Chloe - An epithet of the goddess Demeter, goddess of the harvest and of earth’s fertility.
- Chryseis - daughter of Chryses, a priest of Apollo.
- Circe - a sorceress who, in the Odyssey, changes Odysseus’s crew into hogs.
- Clytemnestra - the wife of Agamemnon. While Agememnon was away fighting the Trojan war, she took a lover but had him killed when her husband returned.
- Cora - Another name for Persephone, who was said to spend the winter months in the underworld with Hades. The seasons were said to be a result of whether she was in the underworld (Winter and Fall) or back on Earth (Spring and Summer).
- Cythia - An epither of Artemis, the moon goddess. Means “woman from Kynthos.”
Greek Mythology Names for Girls from D-F
- Danaë - the daughter of Kind Acrisius. Mother of Perseus, who was fathered by Zeus in the form of a shower of gold.
- Daphne - a nymph turned into a laurel tree by her father, to help her avoid being pursued by Apollo.
- Deianeira - wife of Herakles.
- Delia - an epithet of the goddess Artemis, goddess of hunting, wild nature, and chastity.
- Demeter - goddess of agriculture, sister of Zeus, king of the gods, daughter of Cronus, king of the Titans, and mother of Persephone.
- Despoina - daughter of Demeter and Poseidon. Means “lady.”
- Dione - mother of Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty.
- Doris - a sea nymph, child of Oceanus and Tethys.
- Echo - a nymph cursed by Hera to only be able to repeat what others said.
- Electra - daughter of Atlas, a titan condemned to hold up the heavens and Pleione, an ocean nymph.
- Elpis - When Pandora opened the box of evils, Elpis was the only good spirit she found, the personification of hope.
- Eos - goddess of the dawn.
- Erato - one of the nine Muses. Means “lovely.”
- Eris - goddess of discord.
- Euanthe - mother of the three Graces.
- Eudora - one of the Hyades nymphs Means “good," “gift.”
- Eunomia - a goddess of the law.
- Euphrosyne - One of the three Graces. Means “merriment.”
- Europa - The first queen of Crete, a Phoenician princess taken to Crete by Zeus in the shape of a bull. Gave birth to Mino, who was fathered by Zeus.
- Eurydice - wife of Orpheus. Her husband tried to rescue her from the Underworld but looked back on their way out and thereby lost her.
- Euterpe - One of the nine Muses, Muse of music and joy. Means “delight.”
- Evadne - the wife of Capaneus, who was killed by a lightning bolt sent by Zeus.
Greek Mythology Names for Girls from G-K
- Gaia - Mother Earth goddess, gave birth to the Titans and the Cyclopes, who were fathered by Uranus.
- Harmonia - Daughter of Ares, god of war, and Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty.
- Hebe - goddess of youth, daughter of Zeus and Hera.
- Hecate - goddess associated with witchcraft, crossroads, tombs, demons and the underworld.
- Hecuba - primary wife of the king of Troy, King Priam. Mother of Hector, Paris, Cassandra, and others.
- Helen - The Trojan War started after Paris kidnapped Helen, the daughter of Zeus and Leda.
- Hemera - personification of daytime.
- Hera - queen of the gods, goddess of marriage and childbirth.
- Hestia - goddess of the hearth and domestic activities.
- Hippolyte - Queen of the Amazons, daughter of Ares, god of war.
- Ianthe - an ocean nymph. Means “flower.”
- Idalia - an epithet of the goddess Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty.
- Ilithya - goddess of childbirth and midwifery.
- Io - a princess who Zeus loved and changed into a cow so that his jealous wife, Hera could not find her.
- Ione - a sea nymph. Means “violet flower.”
- Iphigeneia - daughter of King Agamemnon.
- Irene - personification of peace.
- Iris - goddess of the rainbow.
- Ismene - daughter of legendary Oedipus and Jocasta. Means “knowledge.”
- Jocasta - mother of Oedipus who mistakenly married him later without realizing he was her son.
- Kalliope - one of the nine Muses, the goddess of epic poetry and eloquence.
- Kallisto - a nymph. Zeus was in love with Kallisto so his jealous wife Hera turned her into a bear. Kallisto became the Great Bear constellation.
- Kleio - One of the nine Muses, goddess of history and heroic poetry. Means “glory.”
- Klotho - One of the three Fates, Klotho spins the thread of life.
- Klythië - an ocean nymph who loved the sun god Helios and became the heliotrope flower, which turns to follow the sun.
- Kore - an epithet of the goddess Persephone.
Greek Mythology Names for Girls from L-Z
- Lachesis - one of the three Fates, Lachesis decides how long people live.
- Larisa - a nymph.
- Ligeia - a siren.
- Lyssa - the goddess associated with uncontrollable rage.
- Maia - One of the seven stars in the constellation Taurus.
- Medea - a sorceress from Colchis who helped Jason obtain the Golden Fleece.
- Megaera - One of the furies.
- Melaina - a nymph. Means “black, dark.”
- Melete - the Muse of meditation.
- Melia - a nymph. Means “honey.”
- Melissa - an epithet of various nymphs.
- Mneme - the Muse of memory.
- Nike - goddess of victory.
- Nyx - goddess of the night.
- Ourania - one of the nine Muses. Goddess of astronomy and astrology. Means “heavenly.”
- Pandora - the first mortal woman. She opened the forbidden box that Zeus gave her, letting all evil into the world, but also hope.
- Parthenope - one of the sirens who enticed Odysseus. Means, “voice.”
- Polymnia - one of the nine Muses. Goddess of dance and sacred songs. Means, “song.”
- Persephone - the daughter of Zeus and Demeter who was abducted by Hades and eventually allowed to return for half of the year. When she is in the underworld, it is wintertime on Earth.
- Penelope - wife of Odysseus.
- Phaenna - one of the three Graces. Means “shining.”
- Phoebe - a Titan associated with the moon.
- Psyche - a maiden loved by Eros. When she married him, he appeared as a snake by day and a man at night, but she could not see him as a man because of the dark.
- Rhea - a Titan, wife of Cronus and mother of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Demeter, and Hestia.
- Selena - a Titan associated with the moon.
- Thalia - one of the nine Muses. Muse of comedy and pastoral poetry.
- Theia - a Titan associated with light and glory.
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