Re: Greek name for my son

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Posted by Joanna on August 12, 2001 at 00:35:43:

In Reply to: Greek name for my son posted by Elpiniki on August 09, 2001 at 02:51:44:


The following are Greek names with equivalent English names and all of them come from Saints and Martyrs and have feast-days. You'll be surprised that alot of english names have a greek equivalent. (I obtained these names from a Greek Orthodox prayer/service book.):

Jason (pronounced Iason in Greek, Jacob (pronounced Iakov), Raphael (pronounced Rafail in Greek), Gabriel (pronounced Gavriil), Damian (in greek: Damianos), Aaron, Adam, Benjamin (in greek: Veniamin), David, Damon, Gregory (Gregorios), Ephraim (pronounced Efraim), Zachariah (in Greek pronounced: Zaharia), Elia/Elijah (pronounced Ilia), Theodore (Theodoros), Thomas, Jeremiah or Jeremy (pronounced Ieremia), Jordan (pronounced Iorthanis), Julius (greek: Ioulios), Justin (greek: Ioustinos), Justinian (greek: Ioustinianos), Isaac, Joachim (greek: Ioakim), Joel (in greek: Ioil), Jonas (greek: Ionas), Joseph (in greek: Iosif), Claudius (in greek: Klavthios), Cornelius (in greek: Kornelios), Cyrill (in Greek: Kyrillos), Lazarus (greek: Lazaros), Laurence (in greek: Laurentios), Leon, Leonidas, Lucas/Luke (greek: Loukas), Manuel (in greek: Manouil), Maximillian (in greek: Maximillianos), Maximus (in greek: Maximos), Marcus/Mark (in greek: Markos), Martin (in greek: Martinos), Matthew (in greek: Mattheos), Moses (in greek: Moisis), Nathanael (in greek: Nathanail), Narcissus (in greek: Narkissos), Neil (in greek: Nilos), Nestor, Nikita (this is NOT a girl's name), Nicodemus (in greek: Nikodemos), Homer (in greek Omiros), Valentinus (in greek Oualentinos), Valerius (in greek: Oualerios), Victor, Paul (in greek: Pavlos), Pericles (in greek: Periklis), Plato (in greek: Platon), Rufus (in greek: Roufos), Roman/Romanus (in greek: Romanos), Romulus (in greek: Romalos), Sebastian (in greek: Sevastianos), Seraphim, Serge/Sergius (in greek: Sergios), Silvester (in greek; Silvestros), Simon, Stephan (in greek: Stefanos), Socrates (in greek: Sokratis), Terence (in greek: Terentios), Timothy (in greek: Timotheos), Timon, Titus, Fabio (in greek: Favios), Felix (in greek: Filix), Philemon/Filemon, Phillip, Flavius (in greek: Flavios).

All the best!


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