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  1. ACHIMA: Feminine form of Greek Achim, probably meaning "Jehovah raises up." In use in Germany.
  2. ACHIMAH: Variant spelling of Greek Achima, probably meaning "Jehovah raises up."
  3. ADELFA (Αδελφά): Variant spelling of Greek Adelpha, meaning "born of the same womb; sibling."
  4. ADELPHA (Αδελφά): Feminine form of Greek Adelphos and Latin Adelphus, both meaning "born of the same womb; sibling."
  5. ADONIA (Αδώνια): Feminine form of Greek Adonis, meaning "my lord." Compare with masculine Adonia.
  6. ADRASTEIA (Ἀδράστεια): Feminine form of Greek Adrastos, meaning "inescapable" or "not running away."  In Greek mythology, this is the name of a nymph who cared for the infant Zeus, and also an epithet belonging to the goddess Nemesis.
  7. AELLA (Αελλα): Greek and Latin variant form of Greek Aellô, meaning "storm wind; whirlwind." In Greek mythology, this is the name of an Amazon warrior who was killed by Herakles. She was known for wielding a double-axe. 
  8. AELLAI (Αελλαι): Variant form of Greek Aellô, meaning "whirlwinds."
  9. AELLÔ (Ἀελλώ): Greek name meaning "storm wind; whirlwind." In Greek mythology, this is the name of an Amazon warrior who was killed by Herakles. She was known for wielding a double-axe. 
  10. AGAPE (Αγάπη): Greek name derived from the word agapē, meaning "divine love."
  11. AGATHE (Αγάθη): Greek name derived from the word agathos, meaning "good." It is the feminine form of Agathias.

  12. AGAUE (Ἀγαυή): Greek name derived from the word agauos, meaning "illustrious; noble." In Greek mythology, this is the name of one of the four daughters of Kadmos, king of Theben in Boiotia, and his wife Harmonia

  13. AGAVE: Variant spelling of Greek Agaue, meaning "illustrious, noble." This is the botanical name for the American aloe plant, probably chosen because of its stately flower stem. 

  14. AGLAIA (Ἀγλαΐα): Greek myth name of one of the three Graces, meaning "beauty, splendor." The other two are Thaleia, "blossoming, luxuriant," and Euphrosynê, "joy, merriment."

  15. AGLAIE (Ἀγλαΐη): Variant spelling of Greek Aglaia, the myth name of one of the three Graces, meaning "beauty, splendor."

  16. AIGLE (Αίγλη): Greek name meaning "radiance, splendor." In mythology, this is the name of several characters, including a goddess of good health.

  17. AIKATERINA: Variant spelling of Greek Aikaterine, meaning "pure."

  18. AIKATERINE (Αἰκατερίνη): Greek name of uncertain etymology, but from an early date it has been associated with the Greek adjective katharos, meaning "pure." 

  19. AKAKALLIS (Ακακαλλις): Greek name meaning "daffodil." In mythology, this is the name of a nymph who was the mother of Philandros by Apollo.

  20. AKANTHA (Άκανθα): Greek name meaning "thorn." In mythology, this is the name of a nymph loved by Apollo.

  21. AKELDAMA (Ἀκελδαμά): Greek form of Aramaic ħqêl dmâ, meaning "field of blood." In the bible, this is the name of the place where Judas Iscariot committed suicide. 

  22. ALALA (Ἀλαλά): Greek name meaning "war-like." In mythology, this is the name of the sister of Ares and personification of the war cry. Compare with another form of Alala.

  23. ALEKTO (Ἀληκτώ): Greek name meaning "unceasing." In Greek mythology, this is the name of one of the Furies (Gr. Erinyes, Eumenides). Virgil named two others: Megaira "grudge," and Tisiphone "murder-retribution."
  24. ALEXANDRA: Feminine form of Greek Alexandros, meaning "defender of mankind."

  25. ALKESTIS (Άλκηστις): Greek name meaning "might of the home." In mythology, this is the name of a princess who was rescued by Herakles when she descended into Hades in place of her husband.

  26. ALKIPPE (Αλκιππη): Greek name meaning "mighty mare." In mythology, this was the name of a daughter of Ares.

  27. ALKMENE (Ἀλκμήνη): Greek name meaning "might of the moon." In mythology, this is the name of the mortal mother of Herakles by Zeus.

  28. ALKYONE (Ἁλκυόνη): Greek name meaning "kingfisher." In mythology, this is the name of a star-nymph loved by Poseidôn. She is the daughter of Atlas and Plêionê.

  29. ALTHAIA (Αλθαία): Greek name possibly meaning "healing." In mythology, this is the name of the mother of Meleagros.

  30. AMALTHEIA (Αμάλθεια): Greek name meaning "to soothe." In mythology, this is the name of a goat who was the foster mother of Zeus.

  31. AMBROSIA: Feminine form of Greek Ambrosios, meaning "immortal." In Greek mythology, ambrosia is the name of a food or drink of the gods that gives them immortality.

  32. AMETHEA: Greek name meaning "no loiterer." In mythology, this is the name of one of the horses of the sun god Helios.

  33. AMINTA: Variant spelling of Greek Amynta, meaning "defender." Compare with another form of Amynta.

  34. AMPHITRITE (Αμφιτρίτη): Greek name composed of the elements amphi "around, of both kinds, on both sides," and the Triton "sea," hence "around the sea" or "on both sides of the sea." In mythology, this is the name of a sea goddess, who became the consort of Poseidôn. It is also the name of an asteroid.
  35. AMYNTA (Αμύντα): Feminine form of Greek Amyntas, meaning "defender."
  36. ANAÏTIS (Ἀναίτις): Greek form of Persian Anahita, meaning "immaculate."
  37. ANASTASIA: Feminine form of Greek Anastasios, meaning "resurrection." Compare with another form of Anastasia.

  38. ANASTASOULA (Αναστασούλα): Variant form of Greek Anastasios, meaning "resurrection."
  39. ANDROMACHE (Ἀνδρομάχη): Greek name composed of the elements andros "of a man/warrior" and mache "battle," hence "man/warrior battle." In mythology, this is the name of the kidnapped wife of Hektor.
  40. ANDROMĒDE (Ανδρομέδη): Greek name composed of the elements andros� "man/warrior" and medomai "to think," hence "thinks like a man/warrior." In mythology, this is the name of the daughter of Kassiopeia who was to be sacrificed to the sea monster Medousa but was rescued by Perseus. Andromeda is said to have been an Ethiopian princess and ancient Ethiopians considered her and Perseus to be the progenitors of the black race. 

  41. ANDRONIKA (Ανδρόνικα): Feminine form of Greek Andronikos, meaning "victory of a man/warrior."

  42. ANEMONE (Άνεμονη): Greek name derived from the word anemos, meaning "wind." In mythology, this is the name of a nymph who was turned into a wind-flower.

  43. ANTHEIA (Άνθεια): Greek name meaning "flower." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of flowers, gardens, love, marshes, and swamps. She was worshiped on Crete.

  44. ANTHOUSA (Ανθούσα): Greek name derived from the word anthos, meaning "flower." In mythology, this is the name of a type of flower nymph.

  45. ANTIGONE (Αντιγόνη): Greek name composed of the elements anti "against; counter" and gone "birth; generation," hence "counter-generation." In mythology, this is the name of the sister of Priam, daughter of Oidipous.

  46. ANTIOPE (Ἀντιόπη): Greek name probably composed of anti "against, counter" and ops "eyes, face," hence "counter-faced," or "turned eyes." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Ares and Hippolyte (a queen of the Amazons) who was kidnapped and married by Theseus, making her the first Amazon ever to marry. 

  47. AOEDE: Variant spelling of Greek Aoide, meaning "to sing."

  48. AOIDE (Αοιδή): Greek name meaning "to sing." In mythology, this is the name of the one of the three original Muses before their number was increased to nine. It is also the name of a moon of Jupiter.

  49. APHRODISIA (Αφροδίσια): Feminine form of Greek Aphrodisios, meaning "risen from the foam." Compare with another form of Aphrodisia.

  50. APHRODITE (Άφροδίτη): Greek name composed of the elements afros "foam" and dity "dive; rise," hence "risen from the foam." In mythology, this is the name of the goddess of love and mother of Eros.
  51. APOLLONIA (Ἀπολλωνία): Feminine form of Greek Apollonios, meaning "of Apollo." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a maritime city of Macedonia, about a day's journey from Amphipolis.
  52. APPHIA (Ἀπφία): Greek name meaning "fruitful, increasing." In the bible, this is the name of Phrygian woman. 
  53. ARACHNE (Ἀράχνη): Greek myth name of a young girl who was turned into a spider by Athena, meaning "spider."
  54. ARETHOUSA (Ἀρέθουσα): Greek name meaning "the waterer." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Hesperides, and a water nymph (Nereid), daughter of Nêreus, who was pursued by Alphaios, the river god. Artemis changed her into a fountain.
  55. ARIADNÊ (Αριάδνη): Greek name meaning "utterly pure." In mythology, this is the name of the daughter of King Minos.
  56. ARISTODEME (Ἀριστόδημε): Greek name composed of the elements aristos "excellence" and demos "the people," hence "excellence of the people." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Priam, king of Troy.
  57. ARISTOMACHE (Ἀριστομάχη): Greek name composed of the elements aristos "excellence" and mache "battle," hence "excellent battle."
  58. ARTEMIS (Ἄρτεμις): Greek name derived from the word artémes, meaning "safe and sound." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Zeus and Lêtô and twin sister to Apollo
  59. ASPASIA (Ασπασία): Greek name derived from the word aspasios, meaning "welcome."
  60. ASTARTE (Ἀστάρτη): Greek name meaning "star." In mythology, this is the name name of a goddess of fertility and war.
  61. ASTRAIA: Greek name meaning "starry one." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of justice.
  62. ATALANTE (Αταλάντη): Greek name meaning "equal in weight." In mythology, this is the name of the fleet-footed maiden who refused to marry any man who could not beat her in a foot-race.
  63. ATHANASIA: Feminine form of Greek Athanasios, meaning "immortal." Compare with another form of Athanasia.

  64. ATHENE (Ἀθήνη): Greek myth name of the goddess of wisdom. Plato fancifully derived her name from a-theo-noa, meaning "mind of God," but the true meaning is unknown. Her Roman name is Minerva ("intellect").
  65. ATROPOS (Άτροπος): Greek name meaning "cannot be turned; inflexible." In mythology, this is the name of one of the original three Fates.
  66. BARBARA (Βαρβάρα): Greek name derived from the feminine form of the word barbaros, once used to refer to the unintelligible chatter of foreigners which sounded like "bar-bar" to the Greeks, hence "foreign; strange." 
  67. BAUKIS (Βαυκις): Greek name of unknown meaning. In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Philemon. They were the only couple in Tyana who were hospitable to the disguised gods Zeus and Hermês
  68. BERENIKE (Βερενίκη): Macedonian form of Greek Pherenike, meaning "bringer of victory." In the bible, this is the name of the eldest daughter of Herod Agrippa.
  69. BETHANIA (Βηθανία): Greek name derived from Aramaic beth 'anya (Hebrew bet t'eina), meaning "house of dates" or "house of misery." In the bible, this is the name of a place near Jerusalem where Jesus stayed during the Holy Week.
  70. BETHESDA (Βηθεσδά): Greek name of Aramaic origin, meaning "flowing water" or "house of mercy." In the bible, this is the name of a pool near the sheep-gate at Jerusalem, the waters of which had curative powers. 
  71. BETHZATHA (Βηθζαθά): Greek name of uncertain origin. It may be from the Aramaic, meaning "house of olives." Or it may be an altered form of Greek Bethesda, meaning "flowing water" or "house of mercy."
  72. CALLIDORA: Greek name composed of the elements kallos "beauty" and doron "gift," hence "gift of beauty."
  73. CHARA (Χαρά): Greek name derived from the word chara, meaning "joyful."
  74. CHARIKLO: Variant spelling of Greek Khariklo or Latin Chariclo, meaning "graceful spinner." In mythology, this is the name of the nymph wife of Kheiron the centaur.
  75. CHLOĒ (Χλόη): Greek name meaning "green shoot." In mythology, this is a surname of the goddess Demeter. In the New Testament bible, this name is mentioned by Paul in 1 Corinthians 1:11. Also spelled Khloe.
  76. CHRYSANTHE (Χρυσάνθη): Feminine form of Greek Chrysanthos, meaning "golden flower."
  77. DAMALI: Abbreviated form of Greek Damalis, meaning "calf."
  78. DAMALIS (Δάμαλις): Greek name meaning "calf."
  79. DAMARIS (Δάμαρις): Greek name meaning "heifer." In the bible, this is the name of a woman Paul converted to Christianity. 
  80. DANAË (Δανάη): Greek name meaning "parched." In mythology, this is the name of the mother of Perseus.
  81. DAPHNE (Δάφνη): Greek name meaning "laurel." In mythology, this is the name of a nymph who was turned into a laurel tree by her father so that she might escape Apollo's unwanted attentions.
  82. DAREIA: Feminine form of Greek Dareios, meaning "possesses a lot, wealthy."
  83. DARIEA: Variant spelling of Greek Dareia, meaning "possesses a lot, wealthy."
  84. DELIA (Δήλια): Greek name meaning "of Delos." In mythology, this is a name borne by Artemis, referring to her place of birth.
  85. DELPHINIA (Δελφίνια): Feminine form of Greek Delphinios, meaning "of Delphi" or "of the Dolphins." In mythology, this is the surname of Artemis
  86. DEMETER (Δημήτηρ): Greek myth name of a goddess of agriculture, derived from Doric Da-mater, meaning "earth mother." Compare with masculine Demeter.
  87. DESDEMONA: Literary name derived from the Greek word dysdaimon, meaning "ill-starred." 
  88. DESPOINA: Variant spelling of Greek Despoine, meaning "mistress."
  89. DESPOINE (Δεσποίνη): Greek name meaning "mistress." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Poseidôn and Demeter.
  90. DIANTHE: Feminine form of Greek dianthos, composed of the elements dios "god" and anthos "flower," hence "god-flower."
  91. DIDO (Διδώ): Greek name meaning "wanderer." In mythology, this is the name of the founder and first queen of Carthage. She fell in love with Aineías, and set herself on fire when he left her. 
  92. DIÔNÊ (Διώνη): Greek name meaning "the goddess." In mythology, this is the name of the Titan mother of Aphrodite. It is a feminine form of Zeus
  93. DIONYSIA: Feminine form of Greek Dionysios, meaning "follower of Dionysos." 
  94. DISDEMONA: Variant spelling of Greek Desdemona, meaning "ill-starred." 
  95. DORIS (Δωρίς): Greek name meaning "bounty" and "unmixed, pure." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the sea, consort of Nêreus and mother of the Nereids (sea nymphs). 
  96. DORKAS (Δορκάς): Alternate translation of Greek Tabitha, meaning "gazelle." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a woman restored to life by Peter
  97. DOROTHEA: Feminine form of Greek Dorotheos, meaning "gift of God." Compare with another form of Dorothea.
  98. DORRIS: Variant spelling of Greek Doris, meaning "bounty" and "unmixed, pure."
  99. EFROSYNI (Εφροσύνη): Modern spelling of Greek Euphrosynê, meaning "joy, mirth."
  100. EFTHALIA (Εφθαλία): Modern spelling of Greek Euthalia, meaning "blooming, flourishing."
  101. EIDOTHEA (Ειδοθεα): Greek name meaning "knowing goddess." In mythology, this is the name of a sea nymph, the daughter of Prôteus.
  102. EILEITHYIA (Εἰλείθυια): Greek name derived from the word eleluthyia, meaning "relieve." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of childbirth. Her Latin name is Lucina.
  103. ÊIONÊ (Ηιονη): Greek name meaning "beach strand." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Nereids.
  104. EIRÊNÊ (Εἰρήνη): Greek name meaning "peace." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of peace. Her Latin name is Pax.
  105. EKHO (Έχω): Greek name meaning "echo, re-sound." In mythology, this is the name of an Oread (mountain nymph) who was cursed by Hêrâ with the voice of the echo as punishment for distracting her with constant chatter.
  106. ELEFTHERIA: Feminine form of Greek Eleftherios, meaning "the liberator."
  107. ELEKTRA: Greek name meaning "bright, shining." In mythology, this is the name of a Pleiad, an Oceanid, and the sister of Orestes who helped him kill their mother Klytaimnestra.
  108. ELENE (Ελένη): Modern form of Greek Helénē, possibly meaning "torch."
  109. ELENI: Variant spelling of Greek Elene, possibly meaning "torch."
  110. ELISABET (Ἐλισάβετ): Greek form of Hebrew Elisheva, meaning "God is my oath." Compare with another form of Elisabet.
  111. ELISSA: Greek form of Phoenician Elishat, the myth name of a queen of Carthage who fell in love with Aineías, and set herself on fire when he left her. She is also known by the name Dido. Compare with another form of Elissa.
  112. ELPIDA: Feminine form of Greek Elpidios, meaning "hope."
  113. ELPIS (ἐλπίς): Greek name meaning "expectation, hope." In mythology, this is the name of a spirit of hope. She, along with other daimons, was trapped in a jar by Zeus and put in the care of Pandora. Her Latin name is Spes.
  114. ELYSIA (Ἠλύσια): From Greek Pedion Elysion, the name of the heavenly fields of Elysia, a section of the Underworld mentioned in Greek mythology. The mythological place name may have evolved from the designation of a place, or person, struck by lightning (enelysion, enelysios); if so, the name means "lightning-struck."
  115. ENYO (Ενυώ): Greek counterpart of Roman Latin Bellona, meaning "warlike." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of war known as the "waster of cities," depicted as being covered in blood and carrying weapons. She was a companion of Ares and is sometimes said to be his sister or mother.
  116. EOS (Ἠώς): Greek name meaning "dawn." In mythology, this is the name of the goddess of dawn. Equated with Latin Aurora.
  117. ERATO (Ερατώ): Greek name derived from the word arastos, meaning "lovely." In mythology, this is the name of the muse of poetry.
  118. ÉRIKA: Feminine form of Greek Erríkos, meaning "work-power."
  119. ERIS (Έρις): Greek name meaning "strife." In mythology, this is the name of a war-goddess, the sister of Ares. Her Roman name is Discordia.
  120. EUADNE (Ευαδνη): Greek name composed of the elements eu "good, well" and adnos "holy," hence "good and holy." In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Kapaneus who burned herself alive on her husband's pyre. 
  121. EUDOKIA (Ευδοκία): Greek name composed of the elements ευ "good, well," and dokeo "to seem," hence "good-seeming."
  122. EUDORA (Ευδώρα): Modern Greek name composed of the elements eu "good" and doron "gift," hence "good gift."
  123. EUDOXIA (Ευδοξία): Ancient Greek name composed of the elements eu "good" and doxa "fame, glory," hence "good glory."
  124. EUGENEIA (Ευγένεια): Feminine form of Greek Eugenios, meaning "well born."
  125. EUMELIA (Ευμελια): Ancient Greek name derived from the word eumeleia, meaning "melody."
  126. EUNIKE (Εὐνίκη): Greek name composed of the elements eu "good" and nike "victory," hence "good victory." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of Timothy's mother.
  127. EUPHÊMÊ (Εύφημη): Greek name composed of the elements eu "good, well" and phemi "I speak," hence "Well I speak." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of good omen, praise, and shouts of triumph.
  128. EUPHÊMIA (Ευφημία): Variant form of Greek Euphêmê, meaning "Well I speak."
  129. EUPHROSYNÊ (Ευφροσύνη): Greek name meaning "joy, mirth." In mythology, this is the name of one of the three Graces.
  130. EUPRAXIA (Ευπραξία): Greek name composed of the elements eu "good," and praxis "action, exercise, practice," hence "good conduct." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess or spirit of good conduct.
  131. EUROPE (Ευρώπη): Greek name composed of the elements euro "wide" and opsis "face, a sight, a view," hence "wide-faced." In mythology, this is the name of the mother of Minos and the name from which the continent of Europe was derived.
  132. EURYBIA (Ευρυβία): Greek name meaning "wide force." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the seas, and wife of the Titan Krios.
  133. EURYDIKE (Ευρυδίκη): Greek name composed of the elements eurys "wide" and dike "justice," hence "wide justice." In mythology, this is the name of several characters, including the wives of Akrisios, Kreon, Nestor, and Orpheus
  134. EURYNOME: Greek name meaning "far-ruling." In Orphic mythology, this was the name of the goddess-queen of the world before Rhea and Kronos cast her and her husband Ophion into Tartarus.
  135. EUTERPE (Ευτέρπη): Greek name meaning "delight." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Muses fathered by Zeus, known as the "giver of pleasure."
  136. EUTHALIA (Ευθαλία): Greek name composed of the word eu "good, well" and the name Thaleia "blooming, flourishing," hence "well-blooming/flourishing." This is the also the name of some species of butterflies. 
  137. EUTROPIA (Ευτροπια): Feminine form of Greek Eutropios, meaning "versatile." Compare with another form of Eutropia.
  138. EVA (Εὔα): Greek form of Hebrew Chavvah, meaning "life." In the bible, this is the name of the first woman, the mother of the entire human family. Compare with another form of Eva.
  139. EVDOKIA: Variant spelling of Greek Eudokia, meaning "good-seeming."
  140. EVGENIA: Modern form of Greek Eugeneia, meaning "well born."
  141. FOTEINI (Φωτεινή): Variant form of Greek Photine, meaning "light."
  142. FOTINI (Φωτινή): Variant spelling of Greek Foteini, meaning "light."
  143. FRONA: Short form of Greek Sofronia, meaning "self-controlled."
  144. GAIA (Γα�α): Greek name meaning "earth." In mythology, this is the name of the goddess of earth, the wife of Ouranos and mother of the Titans. Her Roman name is Terra.
  145. GALÊNÊ (Γαλήνη): Greek name meaning "calm seas." In mythology, this is the name of a sea nymph and goddess of calm seas.
  146. GE (Γῆ): Modern form of Greek Gaia, meaning "earth." In mythology, this is the name of the goddess of earth, the wife of Ouranos and mother of the Titans.
  147. GIA: Variant spelling of Greek Gaia, meaning "earth."
  148. GLYKERIA (Γλυκερία): Greek name derived from the word glykys, meaning "sweet."
  149. GOLGOTHA (Γολγοθά): Greek name derived from Aramaic gûlgalthâ ("skull"), hence "place of the skull." In the bible, this is the name of the place where Jesus was crucified.
  150. GORGOPHONE (Γοργοφόνη): Greek name composed of the elements gorgo "grim" and phonos "murderer, slayer," hence "grim slayer." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Perseus.

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