Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Acantha
Aegle
Alala

War-like

Greek

Alethea

Verity, truth

Greek

Alexandra

Defender of man

Greek

Althea

Healing herb

Greek

Amalthea

From Greek and Roman mythology, meaning “loving and nourishing,” in allusion to the fabled goat of the same name that nursed Zeus or Jupiter.

Greek

Andromeda

Leader of men

Greek

Angelia

Messenger; messenger of God

Greek

Anthea

Flowery

Greek

Aphrodite

Foam

Greek

Arete

Excellence; righteous

Greek

Ariadne

Most holy

Greek

Artemis

Butcher

Greek

Asia

Sunrise

Greek

Asteria

Greek

Astraea

Greek

Atalanta

Secure, immovable

Greek

Athena

Wise

Greek

Aura

Wind

Latin

Calliope

Beautiful voice

Greek

Callisto

Beautiful

Greek

Calypso

She who hides

Greek

Cassandra

Man's defender, warrior

Greek

Cassiopeia

Greek

Chloe

Green sprout

Greek

Circe

Latin

Clio

Glory

Greek

Cybele

Greek

Cynthia

From Mount Kynthos

Greek

Danae

Greek

Daphne

Laurel

Greek

Delia

From Delos

Greek

Demeter

Greek

Dione

“Love and beauty,” in allusion to a Greek name of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty.

English

Doris

From Doris; gift

Greek

Echo

Reflected sound

Latin

Elektra

Shining, bright, radiant

Greek

Eudora

Good gift

Greek

Evadne

Well, good

Greek

Gaia

The earth

Greek

Halcyon

Kingfisher

Greek

Hebe

Youth

Greek

Helen

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Hemera

Day

Greek

Hera

Queen

Greek

Hermione

Messenger; earthly

Greek

Hero
Hestia

In Greek mythology, the goddess of the hearth.

Greek

Irene

Peace

Greek

Iris

Rainbow

Greek

Jocasta
Kore

Maiden

Greek

Leda

Greek

Lyssa

Noble, exalted; rational; from the blessed isles; God's promise; God is my oath; cheerful, lighthearted

Latin

Maia

Great; mother

Greek

Nike

Victory

Greek

Nyx

Night

Greek

Pallas

Wisdom

Greek

Pandora

All gifts

Greek

Penelope

Weaver

Greek

Persephone
Phaedra

Bright

Greek

Philomela

Lover of music

Greek

Phoebe

Bright and pure

Greek

Rhea

Flowing

Greek

Selene

The moon

Greek

Thalassa

Sea, ocean

Greek

Themis

Greek

Thisbe

Greek

Urania

Heavenly

Greek

Xanthe

Yellow, blonde

Greek

Greek mythology names for girls have long won over parents with their beauty and strength. Time tested, many of these sweet names have become classics around the world. With their amazing meanings and stories to tell, we certainly see why.

When most people think of Greek mythology names for girls, they likely first think of Hera, the queen of gods. She’s beautiful, and while ancient, she feels right at home with modern baby girl names, like Haley and Aria. Athena is another goddess, and she represented wisdom, adding to her appeal. Aphrodite is another standout with her bold styling and sound, and as the goddess of love and beauty, it’s little wonder why parents adore her.

The most popular girl names from Greek mythology today are ones you might not expect to have Greek ties. There’s Penelope, the wife of Odysseus, who’s seen a meteoric rise in popularity. Not only is she beautiful, but she has endless nickname potential, with Penny, Nellie, and Nell just some of her offerings. You probably know Maia, a short and sweet pick. She was a daughter of Atlas and means “good mother” in her native tongue. How sweet! You might also recognize Iris, the Greek goddess of rainbows. She’s risen steadily with other vintage monikers, and we can’t wait to see how high she climbs on the charts.

While plenty of Greek mythology names for girls are popular, many others remain rare. One of our favorite rare beauties is Astraea, an astrological pick who’s a nice alternative to the mega-popular princesses Luna and Nova. Some rare finds carry a fashionable vintage feel, like Daphne and Cynthia. Others have amazing meanings, like Ariadne’s “most holy,” and Calliope’s “beautiful voice.” Many other beautiful Greek mythology names for girls are waiting, like Delia, Nyx, Evadne, and Xanthe.

Browse our list and see what Greek golden girls you find.