Greek Goddess Names & their Ancient Meanings – LIST

Guide on Greek Goddess Names & What They Mean

GREEK GODDESS NAMES – Here is a list of the names of the goddesses in Greek mythology and their ancient meanings.

Are you a fan of Greek mythology? It is one of the subjects discussed in courses that are dealing with English and literature. It is a wide scope and there are a number of characters that Greek myth lovers surely memorize.

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These Greek myth goddesses’ names can be a guide in choosing a name for your baby girl. Below, you will see the list of Greek goddess names and their ancient meanings based on Scary Mommy‘s website:

Greek Goddess Names & their Ancient Meanings

  • Hera – very good queen
  • Athena – power, wisdom, and reason
  • Artemis – gender-neutral name meaning “butcher”
  • Aphrodite – love
  • Hestia – home and hearth
  • Iris – rainbow
  • Penelope – “weaver”
  • Daphne – “laurel”
  • Phoebe – pure, radiant, bright, shining
  • Chloe – blooming
  • Persephone – bringer of death
  • Calliope – beautiful-voiced
  • Anthea — goddess of flowers, gardens, marshes, and swamps
  • Achelois — a minor moon goddess
  • Alcyone — one of the seven Pleiades
  • Alectrona — an early Greek goddess of the sun
  • Alethea — goddess of truth
  • Asteria — the Titan goddess of falling stars
  • Astraea — known as the “Star Maiden”
  • Atropos — eldest of the three Moirai, the goddesses of fate and dest
  • Aura — titan goddess of the breeze and of the fresh, cool air of morning
  • Bia — the goddess of force and unbridled energy
  • Brizo — prophet goddess known to protect fishers, sailors, and other mariners
  • Calypso — sea nymph who held Odysseus for several years on the island of Ogygia
  • Circe — goddess of magic who transformed those who insulted her into beasts
  • Clio — the muse of history
  • Cybele — goddess of caverns, mountains, and wild animals
  • Delia — an epithet of the Greek moon goddess, Artemis
  • Doris — a sea nymph and mother of the Nereids
  • Gaia — the Greek goddess of Earth, mother of all life
  • Echo — a mountain nymph or oread
  • Eileithyia — goddess of childbirth
  • Electra — one of the Pleiades
  • Elpis — the spirit and divine personification of hope
  • Enyo — minor goddess of war and destruction
  • Eos — a Titaness and goddess of the dawn
  • Harmonia — goddess of harmony and concord
  • Hebe — goddess of eternal youth
  • Hecate — goddess of magic, witchcraft, and necromancy
  • Ianthe — one o the Oceanids, or water-nymph daughters
  • Irene — one of the Horae, the divine personification of peace
  • Maia — one of the Pleiades and mother of Hermes
  • Metis — Titan goddess of wisdom
  • Nike — goddess of victory
  • Nyx — the ancient Greek goddess of the night and one of the primordial gods
  • Pheme — goddess of fame, gossip, and renown
  • Rhea — the mother of the gods and the goddess of female fertility
  • Selene — the divine personification of the moon
  • Thalia — one of the nine muses, the patron of comedy
  • Tyche — goddess of prosperity and fortune
  • Xanthe — one of the Oceanids, or water-nymph daughters

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