Up until the 18th century, almost all Christian Greeks were named after Orthodox saints. Since then, many Greek first names are have been heavily influenced by Christian values and the Bible, but also Greek mythology and the rich history and culture of Greece. In fact, many Greek names were popularized throughout Europe via works of Greek literature.
Greece has strong naming traditions, naming the first son after the paternal grandfather and the second after the maternal grandfather, which is why so many classic Greek names have remained so popular for so long.
Most Popular Greek First Names on FamilyEducation: Drakos, Sebastian, Diotama, Madalena
Image: Mykonos, Greece