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Greek baby boy names are the perfect choice if you are looking for a name that is unique, yet strong. After all, when you are looking for just the right name for your little guy, culture, meaning, and experiences come into play. For those parents-to-be who want to pay homage to the home of Mount Olympus, or want to celebrate their fraternity-past, find the perfect Greek baby name for your little boy here.

Greek baby boyGreek Names from Mythology

Celebrity baby-naming trends have included this craze for Greek mythology. Stars such as Chris Noth (named his son Orion, who was a great huntsman in Greek mythology and a constellation) and Kelly Rutherford (named her son Hermes who was the messenger of the gods) have followed suit, but Mount Olympus is filled with many monikers to inspire you.

Gods from Greek mythology include Apollo, the god of the sun, Ares, the god of mayhem and war, Eros, the god of love and passion, Hades, the lord of the underworld, Poseidon, the god of the sea, and Zeus, the king of the gods. Another mythological figure to consider is Hercules, who was only semi-divine, but still worthy as a namesake.

Greek Fraternity Names

Hazing may be a thing of the past, but Fraternity pride is still in full effect. If you are an alumni who loved the Frat life, use the letters from your Greek alliance as the initials of your son’s name!

For example, frat brothers of Chi Phi Beta could honor their organization with a son labeled with Greek names like Christopher (meaning Christ-bearer) Phoenix (meaning blood red) Basil (meaning Like a king). Or, Delta Tau Chi-ers could name their future pledge with Greek monikers such as Dennis (meaning wild, frenzied) Thaddeus (meaning praise) Caesar (meaning long-haired) to honor both their Greek society as well as the Greek heritage.

Names from Greek Philosophers

If you see your little one following in the footsteps of those before him who challenged the way people think, the moniker of a Greek philosopher can be a step in the right direction.

The pool of names of great Greek thinkers of the past include Aristotle (meaning best), Atticus (meaning father-like), Bryson (meaning son of a nobleman), Cassius (meaning vain), Demetrius (meaning Devotee Of Demeter), Evander (meaning a good man), Isidore (meaning gift of Isis), Jason (meaning healer), Maximus (meaning greatest), Nicolaus (meaning people of victory), Philip (meaning lover of horses), Plato (meaning strong shoulders), Simon (meaning to be heard), and Theodorus (meaning God’s gift).

Names from Greek Virtues

The four Nature Virtues have been defined by Greek philosophers as fortitude, justice, prudence, and temperance. Names that embody these virtues include names of strength such as Agenor, Alcandor, Calistenes, Carolos, Eustacio, Neon, and Remo. Labels that embody the quality of manliness and courageousness include Alardo, Andreas, Andrew, and Thaddeus. The merits of honor include names like Acacio, Clateo, Timon, and Timothy, or truth, like Alicio. Or, you can keep searching our baby names books for other Greek forenames that represent the virtues you hope your son will hold.

If you choose to go for a more traditional Greek name for your baby boy, you may want to consider a name that can be shortened to a more common moniker for everyday use. Boys with the names like Maximus can be nicknamed Max, and Thaddeus can be dubbed Tad. The less he can be teased by the name you choose, the higher the chances are that your pea in the pod will be proud of his Greek name!

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