Ancient Greek Girl Name ...help!!

So I need help ,I need an Ancient Greek name that will go well living in Greece and also in other parts of the world :). Our favorites so far are [name_f]Ariadne[/name_f]-or Ariana , Avra,Areti,Ariel,Erato , [name_f]Electra[/name_f] , Danae,[name_u]Dione[/name_u] , Nefeli,And Cleo,I would prefer they have a name day ,or from Ancient Greek Mythology

Hmmm. [name_m]How[/name_m] about…

Aglaea
Alecto
[name_f]Andromeda[/name_f]
[name_f]Callisto[/name_f]
[name_f]Clio[/name_f]
[name_f]Cyra[/name_f]
[name_u]Dana[/name_u]ë
[name_u]Echo[/name_u]
[name_f]Eos[/name_f]
[name_f]Evadne[/name_f]
[name_f]Evanthe[/name_f]
[name_f]Leda[/name_f]
Megaera
[name_f]Niobe[/name_f]
Oenone
[name_f]Phaedra[/name_f]

I forgot to mention that meanings of names is also very important ,and I do like danae ,and clio ,but also getting popular in Greece so not so sure I like that :slight_smile:

[name_f]Agatha[/name_f] {“good”}

[name_f]Agnes[/name_f] {“chaste”}

[name_f]Ambrosia[/name_f] {“immortal”}

[name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] {“resurrection”}

[name_f]Cleopatra[/name_f] {“glory of the father”}

[name_f]Helena[/name_f], [name_f]Helene[/name_f] {“torch” (light)}

[name_f]Roxana[/name_f] {“bright” or “dawn”}

[name_f]Theodora[/name_f] {“gift of God”}

[name_f]Hestia[/name_f], [name_f]Demetria[/name_f], [name_f]Eirene[/name_f], [name_f]Iris[/name_f], [name_f]Eleni[/name_f], [name_f]Leda[/name_f], [name_f]Iphigenia[/name_f], [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f], [name_f]Cassandra[/name_f], [name_f]Penelope[/name_f], [name_f]Selene[/name_f] and [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f].

Love Ariadne and Electra
Other suggestions:
Althea
Anastasia
Arminta (always been a personal favorite)
Cascadia
Charisma
Desdemona
Evadine
Helena
Lysandra
Maeve
Ophelia
Rhea
Sapphira
Vesna
Voleta
Xylia
Zanthe
Zelia
Zeva

Hope this helps or gets some ideas flowing! :slight_smile:

O.k so now I’ve added [name_f]Danae[/name_f], Nefeli and [name_f]Avra[/name_f] to the list…just to add to confusion
So now I have

[name_f]Ariadne[/name_f] or [name_f]Ariana[/name_f]- means most holy or pure
Erato -pronounced /air ato/means the lovely ,or beloved ,and the goddess music ,song and dance
[name_f]Electra[/name_f] -means bright shining,or [name_f]Amber[/name_f] or brilliant one
[name_u]Dione[/name_u]- pronounced/ [name_f]Dee[/name_f] oh nee /means divine goddess
Nefeli- means cloud goddess or cloudy
[name_f]Danae[/name_f]- pronounced da nah eye means god is my judge
[name_f]Avra[/name_f] -means breeze and the goddess of breezes and cool air

[name_f]Thais[/name_f] (Ta-ee-ss)
Ysée (ee-zay)
[name_f]Gaia[/name_f]

My name [name_f]Chloe[/name_f] is Greek and it means “[name_m]Young[/name_m] [name_u]Green[/name_u] Shoot”

[name_f]Avra[/name_f] is cool!
Sorry if I repeat any. [name_u]Unique[/name_u] Greek girl names I like:
[name_f]Amara[/name_f]
[name_f]Elara[/name_f]
[name_f]Evanthe[/name_f]
[name_f]Kynthia[/name_f]
[name_f]Leda[/name_f]
[name_f]Lilika[/name_f]
[name_f]Magdalena[/name_f]
[name_f]Petrina[/name_f]
[name_f]Persephone[/name_f]
[name_f]Reveka[/name_f]
[name_f]Sybilla[/name_f]
[name_f]Sybil[/name_f]
[name_f]Tana[/name_f]
[name_f]Tansy[/name_f]
[name_f]Thea[/name_f]

Now feeling more confused , anyone have any strong likes ,or dislikes
from my list :wink:

Well, if you want a name day then you’ll have to choose a saint’s name. [name_m]Plenty[/name_m] of saints have names derived from the ancient pantheon but ones like [name_f]Nephele[/name_f] or Erato will defintiely be out. I think [name_f]Ariadne[/name_f] is the only one on your list which made it into the canon.

I’m Orthodox too and like this site for a quick synopsis of female saints’ names:

http://www.antiochian.org/content/orthodox-women-saints

Some ‘ancient’ standouts:

[name_f]Apollonia[/name_f]
[name_f]Aquilina[/name_f]
Chryse
Euphrosyne (I think this is very old-fashioned in Greece though)
Rhais
Zenais / [name_f]Zenaida[/name_f]
[name_f]Pelagia[/name_f]
Menodora
Myrope
Rhipsime
[name_f]Zoe[/name_f]

Actually ,Nefeli and Erato both have name days :wink: the only one which doesn’t from my list which I can’t dump because I love is Electra :frowning: and Ariel.It is also just as important the name being in greek mythology as having a name day,I’m trying for both :slight_smile:

[name_f]Calliope[/name_f] , meaning : beautiful voice.

Calliope is a mythological name.

It’s pronounced cah-lah-yo-pee
Nickname: Callie

My favourite is [name_f]Gaia[/name_f]. She’s the Greek primordial goddess of [name_f]Earth[/name_f]. I also really like [name_f]Ariadne[/name_f] and [name_f]Evanthe[/name_f]. What about [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f]? It means radiant, shining one.

I love [name_f]Ariadne[/name_f]:slight_smile:

Some more are:
Arsinoë
[name_f]Zenobia[/name_f]
[name_f]Zenaida[/name_f]
Zénaïde
[name_f]Thea[/name_f]
Bérénice
Tryphaena
[name_f]Eurydice[/name_f]
[name_f]Demetria[/name_f]
[name_f]Calista[/name_f]/[name_f]Callisto[/name_f]
[name_f]Kalypso[/name_f]/[name_u]Calypso[/name_u]
Antiope
[name_f]Selene[/name_f]
[name_f]Xanthe[/name_f]
[name_f]Zoe[/name_f]
[name_f]Roxane[/name_f]
Lysandra
Kleopatra/Cleoptra
[name_f]Kassandra[/name_f]/[name_f]Cassandra[/name_f]
[name_f]Kassiopeia[/name_f]/[name_f]Cassiopeia[/name_f]
[name_f]Anastasia[/name_f]
[name_f]Irene[/name_f]
[name_f]Helene[/name_f]
[name_f]Euphemia[/name_f]
[name_f]Eugenia[/name_f]
[name_f]Alexandra[/name_f]

I also like [name_f]Gaia[/name_f],but in greece it isn’t used ,probably because they say it like yeaah ,which also sounds like hello in greek :frowning: so can’t use it

I love [name_f]Avra[/name_f] and Nefeli (prefer it spelled [name_f]Nephele[/name_f])

Thanks for all the suggestions I am still stuck to the same I have ,and have now added more!!! :frowning: so if any one has a love …or hate and why it would help to see another point of view ,I am really stuck and need to narrow it down !!
This is my final list :wink: !?!?
[name_f]Ariadne[/name_f] or [name_f]Ariana[/name_f]- means most holy or pure
Erato -pronounced /air ato/means the lovely ,or beloved ,and the goddess music ,song and dance
[name_f]Electra[/name_f] -means bright shining,or [name_f]Amber[/name_f] or brilliant one
[name_u]Dione[/name_u]- pronounced/ [name_f]Dee[/name_f] oh nee /means divine goddess
Nefeli- means cloud goddess or cloudy
[name_f]Danae[/name_f]- pronounced da nah eye means god is my judge
[name_f]Avra[/name_f] -means breeze and the goddess of breezes and cool air
Areti-means virtue and also a mythylogical figure
[name_u]Ariel[/name_u],or [name_f]Ariela[/name_f]-means lion of God
[name_f]Clio[/name_f],or [name_f]Cleo[/name_f]-means glory

Areti is so old fashioned in Greece , so unless it has meaning to you , I wouldn’t recommended it .
My favorite are [name_f]Electra[/name_f] , Nefeli ( although I prefer the [name_f]Nephele[/name_f] spelling ) , & [name_f]Cleo[/name_f] . Stunning & strong names .

Good luck :slight_smile: