Monday, February 3, 2014

Mythological Names for Girls

The thing about mythological names is that they are flush full of history. Whether past namesakes were a part of a tragedy or a utopian rulership, these names are bound to offer an abundance of strength. This list mostly contains Greek and Roman deities and legends, but there are mythological figures from various other origins as well.

These names may have a beauty and a unique freshness to them in today's society but be sure to research these names before committing to one. Make sure that you like the namesake!  Let me know which of these names you like the most! Would you ever consider using it?
      Acantha
Althea
Andromeda          
Antheia
Aphrodite
Ariadne
Artemis
Astra
Atalanta
Athena
Aurora
Brigid
Brunhild
Calliope
Calypso
Camilla
Cassandra
Cerelia
Ceres
Chandra
Clio
Cybele
Cynthia
Daphne
Delia
Demeter
Diana
Echo
Enid
Eos
Etain
Fauna
Flora
Fortuna
Freya
Gaia
Grainne
Halcyon
Hebe
Hera
Hermione          
Hero
Hestia
Ianthe
Indira
Irene
Iris
Isis
Isolde
Jana
Jaya
Juno
Kora
Lakshmi
Leda
Lilith
Lorelei
Lucina
Luna
Lyssa
Maeve
Maia
Melea
Minerva
Morgan
Neith
Nephele
Nessa
Niamh
Nike
Niobe
Nyx
Padma
Pallas
Pandora
Pax
Penelope
Persephone
Phaedra
Phoebe
Phyllis
Priya
Rhea
Selene
Signy
Tanith
Tara
Thalassa
Uma
Venus
Vesta
Xanthe
Ziva
Don't miss the list of Mythological Boy Names too!

Don't forget to check out this fabulous, longer list of mythological names courtesy of
Behind the Name. Here are my Top 5 favorites from the above list. I'll list them with potential sibling and middle name ideas just in case you also love these names too!

1. Athena

Sisters: Ariadne, Aurora, Evadne, Helena, Lydia, Penelope
Brothers: Ambrose, Apollo, Damian, Lysander, Orion, Philip

Middle Name Ideas:
Athena Catherine
Athena Hyacinth
Athena Persephone
Athena Sybil

As a Middle Name:
Cleo Athena
Daphne Athena
Iris Athena
Phoebe Athena

2. Diana

Sisters: Celeste, Flora, Jane, Margaret, Sophia, Victoria
Brothers: Andrew, Elliot, Henry, Michael, Thomas, William

Middle Name Ideas:
Diana Christine
Diana Hermione
Diana Katherine
Diana Simone

As a Middle Name:
Chloe Diana
Ivy Diana
Lucy Diana
Selene Diana

3. Iris

Sisters:  Audrey, Cassia, Hazel, June, Ophelia, Violet
Brothers: Atlas, Everett, Jason, Nicholas, Oliver, Wyatt

Middle Name Ideas:
Iris Cassandra
Iris Evangeline
Iris Matilda
Iris Victoria

As a Middle Name:
Althea Iris
Calista Iris
Eugenia Iris
Phillipa Iris

4. Minerva

Sisters: Andromeda, Cordelia, Isolde, Luna, Octavia, Rowena
Brothers: Auberon, Evander, Inigo, Leander, Matthias, Sebastian

Middle Name Ideas:
Minerva Amaryllis
Minerva Calliope
Minerva Eloise
Minerva Sybil

As a Middle Name:
Catherine Minerva
Eleni Minerva
Helen Minerva
Thisbe Minerva

5. Xanthe

Sisters: Agatha, Charis, Eleni, Lotus, Phoebe, Thalia
Brothers: Achilles, Damon, Erasmus, Hector, Linus, Plato

Middle Name Ideas:
Xanthe Acacia
Xanthe Corinna
Xanthe Eulalia
Xanthe Odessa

As a Middle Name:
Alyssa Xanthe
Calla Xanthe
Elena Xanthe
Isadora Xanthe

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