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The table below contains the most popular Greek-origin names that have been given to baby girls in the USA during the last hundred years (1905 through 2004).  Some of these names are found in the New Testament.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years.  This list and other similar tables on this site can help you find and research the history, derivation, and meaning of many popular and unusual ethnic names for your baby girl!
Greek Girl Name Meanings and Popularity
Name Derivation or Meaning Rank Usage
Mary means bitterness. 1 3,783,774
Barbara means foreign. 2 1,421,826
Margaret means pearl. 3 1,135,465
Dorothy means goddess of gifts. 4 1,075,464
Helen means light. 5 927,383
Melissa means bee. 6 725,641
Cynthia means she of Mount Synthus. 7 695,449
Pamela means honey. 8 589,638
Christine means Christian. 9 572,272
Joan is a feminine form of John. 10 476,449
Christina means Christian. 11 454,392
Doris is derived from the name of a region in Greece. 12 453,164
Lois means famous soldier. 13 321,363
Phyllis means green leaf. 14 318,982
Irene means peace. 15 317,213
Thelma means will. 16 213,885
Joanne is a feminine form of John. 17 208,907
Melanie means blackness. 18 196,618
Alexandra means one who defends. 19 177,114
Bernice means bringing victory. 20 169,076
Cassandra means shining upon man. 21 154,310
Joann is a feminine form of John. 22 153,658
Madeline means woman of Magdala. 23 130,401
Marlene is a diminutive form of Magdalene. 24 124,367
Lydia means Lydian woman. 25 110,506
Sophia means wisdom. 26 100,933
Myrtle means myrtle. 27 97,831
Lena is a diminutive form of Helena. 28 97,696
Nora means light. 29 86,450
Dora means present. 30 81,886
Candace means royal title used by Ethiopian queens. 31 81,806
Cora means maiden. 32 76,336
Chloe means young verdure. 33 73,780
Eunice means having happy victory. 34 68,528
Iris means rainbow. 35 62,968
Zoe means life. 36 45,693
Corinne is a diminutive form of Cora. 37 41,024
Madelyn means woman of Magdala. 38 35,421
Sofia is an alternate form of Sophia. 39 28,426
Delia means she of Delos. 40 28,160
Ina means pure. 41 26,105
Daphne means laurel. 42 25,742
Anastasia means of the resurrection. 43 25,078
Helena is a variation of Helen. 44 24,718
Kassandra is an alternate form of Cassandra. 45 23,626
Madeleine means woman of Magdala. 46 23,420
Rhoda means rose. 47 20,472
Penelope means bobbin weaver. 48 17,883
Corrine is a diminutive form of Cora. 49 16,903
Genesis means birth. 50 16,635
Sybil means sibyl. 51 16,130
Phoebe means shining. 52 14,895
Athena is derived from the name of a city in Greece. 53 13,497
Evangeline means bringing good news. 54 9,962
Rhea means earth. 55 7,178
Dorcas means gazelle. 56 3,711
Sibyl means sibyl. 57 2,229
Eulalia means to talk well. 58 2,039
Selene means moon. 59 598
Hermine is a feminine form of Herman. 60 186
Actual usage of Greek names shown on this page may be slightly higher than the indicated usage values.  Of course these names are widely used for girls in Greece as well!  See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about this data.


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