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Greek Mythology Names for Girls, A-D

Female Mythical Names From Greek Culture


Updated May 22, 2014

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Greek mythology names can make for a fanciful name for your baby girl. Though some of these names may seem a bit exotic, others you are likely already familiar with.

Greek Mythological Names E-I, J-N, O-Z.

Greek Mythology Names Beginning With A

Acantha: ə-KAN-thə. "thorn, prickle". A nymph loved by Apollo in Greek legend.

Adrasteia: alternate name of the Greek goddess Nemesis

Aegle: "light, radiance, glory". Several characters in Greek mythology bore this name.

Agaue: "whirlwind". Name of an Amazon warrior.

Aglaia: : ə-GLAY-ə. "splendor, beauty." One of the names of the 3 Greek charities or graces.

Alcippe: "mighty mare." A daughter of Ares in Greek myth.

Alcyone: al-SIE-ə-nee. "kingfisher". A daughter of Aeolus and the wife of Ceyx.

Alecto: "unceasing". One of the Furies.

Alexandra: A Mycenaean epithet of the goddess Hera.

Althea: "healing". The mother of Meleager.

Amalthea: "to soften, to soothe." The goat who nursed Zeus in his infancy.

Andromache: "battle of a man". Wife of Hector.

Andromeda: "to think of a man." Greek princess rescued by Perseus.

Anthea: "flower, blossom." An epithet of the Greek goddess Hera.

Antigone: an-TIG-ə-nee. "against birth." A daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta.

Antiope: "set against." A daughter of Ares and queen of the Amazons.

Aoide: "to sing." The muse of song.

Aphrodite: a-frə-DIE-tee. The Greek goddess of love.

Arachne: ə-RAK-nee. "spider." A mortal woman who beath Athena in a weaving contest.

Arethusa: "to become excellent." A wood nymph.

Ariadne: ah-ree-AHD-ne. "most holy." The daughter of King Minos.

Artemis: AHR-tə-mis. The goddess of the moon and hunting.

Astraea: "star". The goddess of justice and innocence.

Atalanta: "equal in weight." A mortal woman who ran quickly and swore to never marry anyone who could not beat her.

Athena: The goddess of wisdom and warfare.

Atropos: "inevitable, inflexible". One of the three Fates.

Greek Mythology Names Beginning With C

Calliope: kə-LIE-ə-pee. "beautiful voice." A goddess of epic poetry and eloquence.

Callisto: "most beautiful". A wood nymph whom Zeus loved.

Calypso: "she that conceals." A nymph who was in love with Odysseus.

Carme: "to shear". A Cretan goddess of the harvest.

Cassandra: "shining upon man." A Trojan princess.

Cassiopeia: ka-see-ə-PEE-ə. The wife of Cepheus and the mother of Andromeda.

Chloe: KLO-ee. "green shoot". An epithet of the Greek goddess Demeter.

Chloris: "green." A minor goddess of vegetation.

Circe: A sorceress who changed Odysseus's crew into hogs.

Clytemnestra: klie-təm-NES-trə. "famous, noble." A wife of Agamemnon and the mother of Orestes and Electra.

Clytia: "famous, noble". Ocean nymph in love with the son god, Helios.

Cynthia: SIN-thee-ə. An epithet of the Greek moon goddess Artemis.

Greek Mythology Names Beginning With D

Danaë: A princess of Argos and the mother of Perseus by Zeus.

Daphne: DAF-nee. "laurel." A nymph who was turned into a laurel tree.

Delia: DEEL-ee-ə. An epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis.

Demeter: di-MEET-ər. "earth mother." The goddess of agriculture, the daughter of Cronus, the sister of Zeus, and the mother of Persephone.

Dike: "justice." A goddess of justice.

Dione: "goddess." Disputed mother of Aphrodite.

Doris: DAWR-is. A sea nymph.

See Also: Popular Greek Boy Names | Male Greek Myth Names

See Also: Popular Greek Boy Names | Male Greek Myth Names

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