Names

This new section of our website aims to provide an introduction to Greek personal names themselves, how they were formed and used, and how we know about them. In due course we intend to add further information about how to use them in research.

Although LGPN is concerned with Greek names in antiquity, we are aware that many modern Greeks are interested in our site, and contact us with questions about their names. Although we must stress that this is not our area of expertise, we add here some paragraphs on how modern Greek name-giving has been influenced by the past, and how some ancient names came through to be used in the modern world. Here too we hope to add further information in future.

  1. Introduction
  2. Naming practices: names, patronymics, ethnics and demotics.
  3. Formation of names
  4. ‘Meanings’ of names
  5. Later developments - the Romans - Christianity
  6. Modern Greek names
  7. Sources for names



 

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