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  1. PHYLLIDA: Feminine form of Greek Phyllidos, meaning "foliage." In use by the English.
  2. PHYLLIS (Φυλλίς): Feminine form of Greek Phyllidos, meaning "foliage." In mythology, this is the name of a girl who killed herself over love and was transformed into an almond tree, meaning "foliage."
  3. PLÊIONÊ (Πλειόνη): Greek name meaning "more, plenty." In mythology, this is the name of the Okeanid nymph wife of Atlas.
  4. PODARGE (Ποδαργη): Greek unisex name meaning "fleet-foot." In mythology, this is the name of several characters: 1) one of the Harpies who was the mother of Balios and Xanthos; 2) another name for the rainbow goddess Iris; and 3) it was Priam's birth name; he changed it after buying his life from Herakles.
  5. POLONA (Πολωνα): Short form of Greek Apollonia, meaning "of Apollo." 
  6. POLYMNIA (Πολύμνια): Greek name composed of the elements polys "much" and hymnos "hymn, song," hence "very musical" or "many hymns." In mythology, this is the name of the muse of dance and sacred hymns. 
  7. POLYXENE (Πολυξένη): Greek name composed of the elements polys "much" and xenoi "hospitable (esp. to foreigners)," hence "very foreign" or "very hospitable (esp. to foreigners)." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Priam and Hekabe (Latin Hecuba).
  8. PRISKA (Πρίσκα): Greek name meaning "ancient." In the bible, this is a name used in the New Testament to refer to Aquila's wife Priskilla (Latin Priscilla). 
  9. PRISKILLA (Πρίσκιλλα): Pet form of Greek Priska, meaning "ancient." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of Aquila's wife.
  10. PROKRIS (Πρόκρις): Greek name, possibly meaning either "dew" or "to condemn." In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Kephalos (Latin Cephalus).
  11. PSYKHE (ψυχή): Greek name derived from the word psykhe ("soul, mind, spirit, breath, life"), meaning "animating spirit." In mythology, this is the name of a mortal princess who was loved by Eros.
  12. PTOLEMA: Feminine form of Greek Ptolemy, meaning "aggressive, warlike."
  13. REAH: Variant spelling of Greek Rhea, meaning "ease, flow."
  14. RHAAB (Ῥαάβ): Greek form of Hebrew Rachab, meaning "ample, broad, spacious, wide." In the bible, this is the name of a harlot of Jericho who aided the spies in their escape and was saved from destruction.
  15. RHACHAB (ῬαΧάβ): Variant form of Greek Rhaab, a form of Hebrew Rachab, meaning "ample, broad, spacious, wide." In the bible, this is the name of a harlot of Jericho who aided the spies in their escape and was saved from destruction.
  16. RHACHEL (Ῥαχήλ): Greek form of Hebrew Rachel, meaning "ewe." In the bible, this is the name of Jacob's wife.
  17. RHEA (Ῥέα): Greek name meaning "ease, flow." In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Kronos (Latin Cronus) and mother of Zeus.
  18. RHEBEKKA (Ῥεβέκκα): Greek form of Hebrew Ribqah, meaning "ensnarer." In the bible, this is the name of the wife of Isaák.
  19. RHEIA (Ρεία): Variant spelling of Greek Rhea, meaning "ease, flow."
  20. RHODĒ (Ῥόδη): Greek name meaning "rose." In the bible, this is the name of a servant in the house of Mary.
  21. RHOUTH (Ῥούθ): Greek form of Hebrew Ruwth ("appearance" or "friendship"), meaning "female friend." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of an ancestor of David and of Christ
  22. SALŌMĒ (Σαλώμη): Greek form of Hebrew Shelomiyth, meaning "peaceful." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a woman who witnessed Christ's crucifixion. It is also said (by the historian Josephus) to have been the name of the daughter of Herodias (consort of Herod Antipas), who demanded the head of John the Baptist after dancing for Herod.
  23. SAPPHEIRE (Σαπφειρη): Variant form of Greek Sapphira, derived from the word sappheiros, meaning "sapphire." 
  24. SAPPHIRA (Σάπφιρα): Greek name meaning "sapphire." In the bible, this is the name of the wife of Ananias.
  25. SAPPHO (Σαπφώ): Greek name, possibly derived from the word sappheiros, meaning "lapis lazuli; sapphire."
  26. SARRA (Σάρρα): Greek form of Hebrew Sarah, meaning "noble lady, princess." In the bible, this is the name that God gave to Sarai, wife of Abraham.
  27. SATYRION (Σάτυριον): Greek myth name of the nymph mother of Tarasios, meaning "hairy one (satyr)." This is also the name of an ancient aphrodisiac made from ragwort.
  28. SELENE (Σελήνη): Greek myth name of a moon goddess, meaning "moon."
  29. SEMELE (Σεμέλη): Greek name meaning "of the earth (or underworld)." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Kadmos (Latin Cadmus), the mortal mother of Dionysos. Also known as Thyone.
  30. SIBYL (Σίβύλ): Short form of Greek Sibylla, meaning "prophetess." The sibyls are first mentioned by Heraclitus in the 5th century BC. "The Sibyl, with frenzied mouth uttering things not to be laughed at, unadorned and unperfumed, yet reaches to a thousand years with her voice by aid of the god," originally one of the chthonic earth-goddesses.
  31. SIBYLLA (Σίβύλλα): Greek name derived from the word sibylla, meaning "prophetess." 
  32. SKYLLA (Σκύλλα): Greek name meaning "tear and rend." In mythology, this is the name of a sea goddess resembling a mermaid but having numerous ravenous canine foreparts.
  33. SOFIA: Variant spelling of Greek Sophia, meaning "wisdom." This form of the name is in wide use throughout Europe by the Finnish, Italians, Germans, Norwegians, Portuguese and Swedish.
  34. SOFRONIA (Σωφρονία): Variant spelling of Greek Sophronia, meaning "self-controlled."
  35. SOPHIA (Σoφ�α): Greek name meaning "wisdom."
  36. SOPHIE: French form of Greek Sophia, meaning "wisdom."
  37. SOPHRONIA (Σωφρονία): Feminine form of Greek Sophronios, meaning "self-controlled."
  38. SOSTRATE (Σωστράτη): Feminine form of Greek Sostratos, meaning "safe army."
  39. SOTIRIA (Σωτηρία): Feminine form of Greek Sotiris, meaning "salvation."
  40. SOUSÁNNA (Σουσάννα): Greek name derived from Hebrew shuwshan, meaning "lily." In the bible, this is the name of a woman who ministered to Christ
  41. SPYRIDOULA (Σπυριδούλα): Feminine form of Greek Spyridon, meaning "spirit."
  42. STAMATIA (Σταματία): Feminine form of Greek Stamatios, meaning "stop."
  43. SYNTYCHE (Συντύχη): Greek name meaning "common fate" or "with fate." In the bible, this is the name of a woman belonging to the church at Philippi mentioned by Paul in one of his epistles.
  44. TABITHA (Aramaic: טַבְיְתָא, Greek: Ταβιθά, Hebrew: צְבִיָּה): Greek name of Aramaic origin, meaning "female gazelle." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a woman restored to life by Peter. The name was translated as Dorkas in Acts 9:36.
  45. TALITHA (Greek: Ταλιθά, Aramaic: טלתא): Greek name derived from the word talitha, "damsel, maiden," from Aramaic taleh (טָלֶה, "young lamb"). In the bible, Jesus spoke the words talitha koum(i) ("damsel, get up") to a little girl that he healed. 
  46. TANIS (Τάνις): Greek form of Phoenician Tanith, possibly meaning "serpent lady. In Egyptian her name means "land of Neith."
  47. TASOULA (Τασούλα): Short form of Greek Anastasoula, meaning "resurrection."
  48. TERPSIKHORE (Τερψιχόρη): Greek myth name of a muse of dance, meaning "enjoying the dance."
  49. TETHYS (Τηθύς): Greek name meaning "grandmother; nurse." In mythology, this is the name of a Titaness and sea goddess, the daughter of Ouranos (Latin Uranus) and Gaia (Latin Gæa).
  50. THAÏS (Θαΐς): Greek name, possibly meaning "bandage." This was the name of a famous Greek hetaera who lived during the time of Alexander the Great and accompanied him on his campaigns.
  51. THALASSA (θάλασσα): Greek name meaning "sea." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Aither (Latin Æther) and Hemera. She was a feminine personification of the Mediterranean Sea.
  52. THALEIA (Θάλεια): Greek name derived from the word thallein, meaning "blooming, flourishing." In mythology, this is the name of the muse of comedy and pastoral poetry.
  53. THANA (θάνα): Feminine form of Greek Thanatos, meaning "death." Compare with another form of Thana.
  54. THEA: Short form of Greek and Latin Dorothea, meaning "gift of God." Compare with another form of Thea.
  55. THEKLA (Θέκλα): Contracted form of Greek Theokleia, meaning "glory of God."
  56. THEMIS (Θέμις): Greek name meaning "law." In mythology, this is the name of the Titan mother of the three original Fates.
  57. THEODORA (Θεοδώρα): Feminine form of Greek Theodoros, meaning "gift of God." Compare with another form of Theodora.
  58. THEODOSIA (Θεοδοσία): Feminine form of Greek Theodosios, meaning "god-giving." Compare with another form of Theodosia.
  59. THEOKLEIA (Θεόκλεια): Feminine form of Greek Theoklés, meaning "glory of God."
  60. THEOPHANIA (Θεοφάνια): Feminine form of Greek Theophanes, meaning "manifestation of God." This name used to be given to girls born on the Epiphany (January 6)--also called the 12th day of Christmas--which commemorates the visit of the three wise men (the Magi) to the infant Jesus.
  61. THEOPHILA (Θεοφιλά): Feminine form of Greek Theophilos, meaning "God's friend."
  62. THERA (Θήρα): Greek name meaning "lustrous." In mythology, this is the name of one of Amphion's seven daughters. Compare with another form of Thera.
  63. THETIS (Θέτις): Greek name meaning "one who places." In mythology, this is the name of a sea goddess, one of the fifty Nereids.
  64. THYIA (Θυία): Greek name meaning "Bacchic frenzy." In mythology, this is the name of a nymph of Mount Parnassus loved by Apollo. She is said to have been the first to have celebrated orgies in honor of Dionysos. She was the mother of Makedon by Zeus
  65. THYONE (Θυώνη): Greek name meaning "inspired frenzy." In mythology, this is the name Semele was called when her son Dionysos fetched her from Hades and brought her to Olympus.
  66. TIMO (Τίμω): Feminine form of Greek Timon, meaning "honor." Compare with masculine Timo.
  67. TIMOTHEA (Τιμοθέα): Feminine form of Greek Timotheos, meaning "to honor God." Compare with other forms of Timothea.
  68. TISIPHONE (Τισιφόνη): Greek name composed of the elements tisis "retribution" and phone "murder," hence "murder-retribution." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Erinyes, messengers of ill-omen. Virgil named two others: Megaira "grudge," and Alekto "unceasing."
  69. TITAIA: Greek name, said to be cognate with Sanskrit tithá, "fire," from Aryan tith, "to burn." In mythology, this is the name of the mother of the Titans who were named after her; therefore possibly another name for Gaia (Earth). 
  70. TITANIA (Τιτάνια): Feminine form of Greek Titanos, meaning "of the Titans." Compare with another form of Titania.
  71. TRYPHAINA (Τρύφαινα): Greek name derived from the word tryphe, meaning "luxurious living; softness." In the bible, this is the name of a woman greeted by Paul in Romans 16:12.
  72. TRYPHOSA (Τρυφωσα): Variant form of Greek Tryphaina, meaning "luxurious living; softness." In the bible, this is the name of a certain Christian woman mentioned by Paul in Romans 16:12.
  73. TYRO (Τυρώ): Greek name meaning "like cheese." In mythology, this is the name of a Thessalian princess who was the mother of Nileas (Latin Neleus).
  74. VASILIKI (Βασιλική): Feminine form of Greek Vasilis ("king"), meaning "queen." 
  75. XANTHÊ (Ξάνθη): Greek name derived from the word xanthos, meaning "blonde, yellow." In mythology, this is the name of an Oceanid, water nymphs presiding over the fresh waters. It is also the name of an Amazon.
  76. XANTHIPPE (Ξανθίππη): Feminine form of Greek Xanthippos, meaning "yellow horse." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Doros.
  77. XENA (Ξένα): Feminine form of Greek Xenon, meaning "foreigner; stranger."

  78. XENE (Ξένη): Feminine form of Greek Xenon, meaning "foreigner; stranger."

  79. XENIA (Ξενία): From the ancient Greek word xenia, from xenos "stranger, foreigner," but sometimes rendered "hospitable (esp. to foreigners)." Zeus was sometimes referred to as Zeus Xenia because he was also a god of "travelers." For this reason the ancient Greeks considered it a religious obligation to be "hospitable" to travelers. It is said that the Trojan war began as a result of a violation of Xenia, for Paris had been a guest of Menelaos (Latin Menelaus) and violated Xenia by abducting his host's wife.

  80. ZENA (Ζένα): Contracted form of Greek Zenia, meaning "stranger, foreigner," but sometimes rendered "hospitable (esp. to foreigners)."
  81. ZENAIS (Ζηναις): Greek name, possibly meaning "of Zeus."
  82. ZENIA (Ζένια): Variant spelling of Greek Xenia, meaning "stranger, foreigner," but sometimes rendered "hospitable (esp. to foreigners)."
  83. ZENOBIA (Ζηνοβία): Old Greek name meaning "life of Zeus." 
  84. ZENOVIA: Variant spelling of Greek Zenobia, meaning "life of Zeus." 
  85. ZEPHYRA (Ζεφύρα): Feminine form of Greek Zephyros, meaning "west wind." 
  86. ZOE (Ζωή): Greek name meaning "life." 
  87. ZONA (Ζώνα): Greek name meaning "belt; girdle." Compare with another form of Zona.
  88. ZOSIME (Ζώσιμη): Feminine form of Greek Zosimos, meaning "likely to survive; survivor."

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