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Do you want to know how to write your name in Greek?

We’ll be honest with you—one of the questions we get asked the most on GreekPod101 is on — yes, you guessed it — names. The most frequently asked questions include:

  • “How do you write an English name in Greek?”
  • “Is it possible to make a nickname up and ask native Greek speakers to use it?”
  • “Are there any Greek names that sound like English names?”

For those who want to have their name in Greek, we have made it simple for you to write your name today. Yes, today! This post is your one-stop guide regarding Greek names!
 

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1. How to Write Your Name in Greek

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Greek people use the Greek alphabet to write English names. To write your English name in Greek, first you need to know the alphabet.

The easiest way is to find a Greek letter that corresponds to the pronunciation of your Greek name. For example, if your name is “Maya,” you can use the letters Μά for “ma,” and για for “ya.” You just need to put them together and write Μάγια for “Maya.”

Here are some English names in the Greek alphabet.

  • Noah (Νόα)
  • Jacob (Τζέικομπ)
  • Michael (Μάικλ)
  • Daniel (Ντάνιελ)
  • Sandra (Σάντρα)
  • George (Τζορτζ)
  • Thomas (Τόμας)
  • Kimberly (Κίμπερλι)

If you cannot find your name on this list or want to make your name in Greek characters by yourself, here’s our video series for you. Check out Greek Alphabet Made Easy and learn how to write the Greek characters for your English name.

This will help you learn the Greek alphabet and start writing your name in Greek by yourself!

 

2. How to Make Up Your Greek Nickname

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How to Make Up Your Greek Name
 

If you want to have your own Greek name that sounds like a typical name that any native speaker could read and understand without problems, don’t worry.

Here’s a list of Greek names hand-picked by our team. Pick the one that you like and use it as your Greek name.

 

A. Greek First Names

- a. Greek Female Names

  • Κατερίνα (Katerína, equivalent of Catherine)
  • Αγγελική (Angelikí, equivalent of Angelica)
  • Γεωργία (Yeoryía, equivalent of Georgia)
  • Χριστίνα (Hristína, equivalent of Christina)
  • Ιωάννα (Ioána, equivalent of Joanna)
  • Ναταλία (Natalía, equivalent of Natalie)
  • Ελισάβετ (Elisávet, equivalent of Elizabeth)
  • Ελένη (Eléni, equivalent of Helen)

- b. Greek Male Names

  • Γιώργος (Yórgos, equivalent of George)
  • Μιχάλης (Mihális, equivalent of Michael)
  • Γιάννης (Yánis, equivalent of John)
  • Δημήτρης (Dimítris, equivalent of Jim)
  • Ανδρέας (Andréas, equivalent of Andrew)
  • Νίκος (Níkos, equivalent of Nick)
  • Πέτρος (Pétros, equivalent of Peter)
  • Αλέξανδρος (Aléxandros, equivalent of Alexander)

B. Greek Last Names

For those who want to have your own Greek last name too, here’s the list of popular Greek last names.

  • Παπαδόπουλος (Papadópulos, male) / Παπαδοπούλου (Papadopúlu, female)
  • Παππάς (Papás, male) / Παππά (Papá, female)
  • Καραγιάννης (Karayánis, male) / Καραγιάννη (Karayáni, female)
  • Βλάχος (Vláhos, male) / Βλάχου (Vláhu, female)
  • Ιωαννίδης (Ioanídis, male) / Ιωαννίδου (Ioanídu, female)
  • Οικονόμου (Ikonómu, male and female)
  • Παπαγεωργίου (Papayeoryíu, male and female)
  • Μακρής (Makrís, male) / Μακρή (Makrí, female)
  • Κωνσταντινίδης (Konstandinídis, male) / Κωνσταντινίδη (Konstandinídi, female)
  • Δημόπουλος (Dimópulos, male) / Δημοπούλου (Dimopúlu, female)

 

3. Related Lessons

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Introduction to Greek
 
Want to learn Greek? Don’t know where to start? This is it. The Introduction to Greek series is perfect for those who know zero Greek but want to take that first step. In this series, you’ll learn all about the Greek language, as well as grammar, writing and phrases to get you started.

 

Greek Pronunciation Guide
 
Ready to sound like a native Greek speaker? Join us in the Ultimate Greek Pronunciation Series! You’ll learn the ins and outs of perfect Greek pronunciation. You’ll learn the common mistakes learners make, how to avoid them, and the nuances that only native speakers are aware of.

 

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What's your name? Leave a comment with its pronunciation. We'll write your name in the Greek alphabet!

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Hi Dorinda,


Your name in Greek is Ντορίντα.

I hope to see you often here.❤️️


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My name is pronounced Dor-in-da

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Hi Liliya,


It's quite tricky because, in Greek, we use the letter "i" in order to write most words, but we pronounce it as "e."

So, your name is written as Λίλιγια.


Let me know if you have any other questions.😊



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Hi Helena,


Your name in Greek is Έλενα.

We hope to see you often here.❤️️



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Γεια σου Τάρα,


The name Russel in Greek is Ράσελ.

Let me know if you have any other questions.😊



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Hi Lígia,


Your name in Greek is Λίγια.

Feel free to reach out if you have any further questions.


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Lilija
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I've always beed confused about the i's

(my name is pronounced liliya)

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How can I spell my name in greek?

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how to write russel in Greek

Lígia
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Hello! I am Lígia.