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How Greek Are You? Take The Quiz

Growing up Greek outside of Greece sets you apart from others, like it or not. There are just so many things that define Greeks and growing up in a typical Greek family. You think you are Greek and up on...

The Naming Customs of Greece, From Ancient Times to Today

Although you may know a fair bit about Greek naming customs today, there are name traditions which go all the way back to Ancient Greece

Most Common Names in Greece, Cyprus, and Around the World

In Greece and Cyprus, it is custom to follow a widely-used pattern of naming a child after their grandparents.

Why Greeks Celebrate Name Days: An Orthodox Tradition

Name day is a uniquely Greek feast as people celebrate the feast of an Orthodox Christian saint, holy person or martyr they are named after

The 20 Most Common Greek Last Names

If you're in a crowd in Greece and shout "Mr. Papadopoulos," the most common surname in Greece, chances are that at least one man will turn his head.

Most Common Names in Greece, Cyprus, and Around the World

In Greece and Cyprus, it is custom to follow a widely-used pattern of naming a child after their grandparents.

Greek Names Lose Ground in Australia

The Greek population in Australia may be booming after many Greeks relocated Down Under due to the recent recession, but Greek names for newborn babies are in decline. According to data released by the Victorian registry of births, deaths and...

End of Double Name Transliterations in IDs and Passports

The interior and administrative reconstruction ministry decided to abolish the double writing of Greek names or surnames in Latin characters in identity cards and passports and to impose a single transliteration to avoid confusion. The decision follows the opinion of...

Ancient Greece's 5,160 Original Names

Have you ever wondered how many different names there are in use today all over the world? We may not have the answer, but know for sure that there were 5,160 original names in ancient Greece. At least, this...

What Does Your Greek Name Mean?

An interesting analysis of Greek names based on semantics, etymology, numerology and mythology. Alexandros, Alexandra: Etymologically, it means fighting the enemies. Alexander the Great was the commander that spread Hellenism throughout the ancient world. Alexandra was an ancient goddess. Alexandros...