Our Greek name database contains 7.539 Greek first names and 3.041 Greek surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Greek name database in CSV, SQL or JSON format and use it freely in your projects. In Greece we received a name and gender database from the Greek government and merged it with publicly available data sets. To create the Greek name database we used 37.600 validated Greek social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Greek first names

In Greece, parents typically pick a first name for their child based on traditional Greek names, family names, or religious significance. They may also consider the meaning and symbolism of the name as well as its popularity within their community. Many parents also consult with family members or priests for guidance in choosing a name.

Popular male Greek names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
George 1.126 4.9% American British Canadian
Dimitris 903 3.9% British Bangladeshi American
Nikos 706 3.1% American British Bangladeshi
Kostas 606 2.6% British American Bangladeshi
Giannis 370 1.6% Bangladeshi Cypriot British
Giorgos 368 1.6% Cypriot Bangladeshi British
John 361 1.6% American British Canadian
Christos 337 1.5% Cypriot British American
Chris 323 1.4% American British Canadian
Panos 320 1.4% British American Bangladeshi
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 37.600 Greek social media profiles from which 22.979 (61%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Greek names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Maria 778 5.3% Spanish American Venezuelan
Katerina 326 2.2% Czech American British
Eleni 272 1.9% American British Cypriot
αννα 257 1.8%
ελενα 224 1.5%
Sofia 222 1.5% Spanish Argentinean American
Christina 182 1.2% American British German
Dimitra 164 1.1% British American German
Anastasia 149 1.0% Russian American British
Ioanna 136 0.9% British American German
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 37.600 Greek social media profiles from which 14.621 (39%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Greek surnames

In Greece, surnames typically indicate the father's first name, often with the suffix "-opoulos" or "-idis" for males and "-opoulou" or "-idou" for females. This is known as the patronymic system. For example, a son of a man named George would have the surname "Georgopoulos" and a daughter would have the surname "Georgopoulou." However, some families may also have surnames that were passed down through generations, such as those of a specific occupation or geographical location.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Papadopoulos 202 0.5% American British German
Pap 160 0.4% Hungarian American British
Papadopoulou 121 0.3% British Cypriot French
Georgiou 102 0.3% British Cypriot American
Greece 88 0.2% American Indian Bangladeshi
Pappas 86 0.2% American Canadian British
Papadakis 70 0.2% American British Bangladeshi
Ioannou 67 0.2% Cypriot British American
Papaioannou 66 0.2% British American German
Oikonomou 65 0.2% British American Bangladeshi
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 37.600 Greek social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.