Greek Submitted Surnames

Greek names are used in the country of Greece and other Greek-speaking communities throughout the world. See also about Greek names.
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ADAMOS     Greek
Means "son of Adam".
AETÓS     Greek
"Eagle" - in Greek, spelled αετός.
ALEXANDROPOULOS     Greek
Means "son of ALEXANDROS."
ALEXOPOULOS     Greek
From the personal name Alexios + the patronymic ending -poulos.
ANDINO     Greek
This surname was originally derived from the Greek Andreas, a name meaning manly. It was the name of the first of Jesus Christ's disciples, which is known in various local forms throughout Christendom... [more]
ANDREOU     Greek
Derived from the given name Andreas.
ANGELIS     Greek
Variant of Angelos.
ANGELOPOULOS     Greek
From the personal name Angelos or a shortened form of the personal name Evangelos + the patronymic ending -poulos.
ANGELOS     Greek
Reduced form of any of various Greek surnames derived from the forename Angelos (from #angelos ‘messenger’, ‘angel’), as for example Angelopoulos.
ANTURY     Greek, Hebrew
Haifa, Israel.... [more]
ARITI     Greek
Friendly, Approachable, Generous
ARTINO     Greek
Habitational name for someone from the city of Arta in Epirus.
BALASKA     Greek, Jewish, Polish
Feminine form of Balaskas (Greek) or Balaski (Jewish), it is used by Greeks and Slavic Jews.
BALASKAS     Greek
Masculine form of Balaska.
BREGIANNIS     Greek
Its my surname
CHARALAMBOUS     Greek (Cypriot)
Cypriot surname derived from the Greek given name Charalampos.
CHLOROS     Greek
Meaning "green" in Greek
CHRISTODOULOPOULOS     Greek
Means "descendant of Christ's servant" in Greek.
CHRISTOFOROU     Greek (Cypriot)
Cypriot surname derived from the Greek given name Christophoros.
CHRISTOYANNOPOULOS     Greek
Means "descendant of JOHN and CHRIST" in Greek. A notable bearer of this surname is Alexandre Christoyannopoulos.
CHRONIS     Greek
Shortened form of the Greek given name Polychronis or Polychronios, from the Greek πολυ (poly) "many" and χρόνος (chronos) meaning "time, year".
CHRYSSOMALLIS     Greek (Rare)
A known bearer is Yiannis Chryssomallis (1954-; also known as Yanni), a Greek-American musician.
CONSTANTINOU     Greek (Cypriot)
Cypriot variant of Konstantinou.
DAMANTIOU     Greek
Means "son of Adamantios, inspired by the name Adam and prefix -antiou.
DANIELIDES     Greek
Non-modern variant transcription of Daniilidis.
DANIELOPOULOS     Greek
Means "son of Daniel".
DANIELOS     Greek (Rare)
Means "Son of Daniel or Daniil".
DANIIL     Greek
From a given name Daniil.
DANIILIDIS     Greek
Means "Son of Daniel/Daniil".
DIAKOS     Greek
Meaning Deacon. Notable bearer of this name is Athanasios Diakos (1786–1821), a Greek military commander during the Greek War of Independence and a national hero.
DIAMANDIS     Greek
"Diamonds" in Greek. One notable bearer of the surname is Marina Lambrini Diamandis, A Welsh/Greek Songwriter and Singer who preforms under the stage name of "Marina and the Diamonds"
DIAMANTOPOULOS     Greek
Means "son of DIAMANTO" in Greek.
DIMITRIADIS     Greek
Means "son of Dimitris" in Greek.
DIMITROPOULOS     Greek
From the given name Dimitrios (see Demetrius).
DOUGENIS     Greek
Possibly from the elements doulos (δουλος)- "slave, servant" and genes (γενης)- "born".
DOUKAS     Greek
From medieval Greek doukas "duke", "lord", from Latin dux. This was the name of a family of imperial rank in medieval Byzantium.
DUKAKIS     Greek
Dukakis means "son of the duke or little duke".
ECONOMOS     Greek
Occupational name for a steward, someone who managed a property, particularly church-owned land, from ancient Greek oikos meaning "household" + nomos meaning "law", "rule".
ETHE     Greek
"plural form of ethos"... [more]
FILO     Slovak, Greek
Filo is a Slovak pet form of the personal name FILIP.... [more]
FRANGOPOULOS     Greek
Means "descendant of a Frank" in Greek.
GALANIS     Greek
Means 'someone with blue, pale eyes', derived from the Greek "galanos", meaning 'azure', 'milky' or 'blue'.
GANAS     Greek
Occupational name for a coppersmith, from gana "coating", "verdigris". Possibly also a variant of Ganis.
GATAKI     Greek (?)
Meaning "kitten" in Greek.
GAVRIEL     Greek
Variant transcription of Gavriil.
GAVRIIL     Greek
From the given name Gavriil.
GEORGOPOULOS     Greek
Patronymic form of GEORGIOS.
GERMAN     English, Norman, German, Jewish, Greek
From Old French germain meaning "German". This sometimes denoted an actual immigrant from Germany, but was also used to refer to a person who had trade or other connections with German-speaking lands... [more]
GIANNIOTIS     Greek
Variation of Giannopoulos
HANTZI     Greek
Variant of Hatzis.
HATZI     Greek
A Greek rendering of حاج‎ (ḥājj), denoting one who has successfully completed a pilgrimage. In a Christian context, the title designates a person who has visited Jerusalem and the Holy Land and was baptised in the Jordan River... [more]
HATZIDAKIS     Greek
Diminutive of Hatzis.
HATZIS     Greek
Hatzis is the modern form of the Greek khatzis 'a pilgrim to Jerusalem' (either Christian or Muslim), considered a high social distinction. The Greek term is Semitic in origin and is cognate with Arabic hajj 'pilgrimage (to Mecca).'
HEROS     Greek
IRAKLIDIS     Greek (Rare)
Means "son of Herakles", it is also a modern form of the first name Herakleides.
KALANTZAKIS     Greek
Crete
KATOPODIS     Greek
It cames only from the greek island lefkada, its by the word meaning is "Downfoot" nut actually it means The guy who run away
KAZAN     Greek
Reduced form of Kazandis which is an occupational surname for a maker of cauldrons or someone who uses a cauldron for the distillation of ouzo or raki. It is derived from Turkish kazanci meaning "cauldron worker", "furnace worker"; from kazan meaning "cauldron" and -ci which is a patronymic derivative.
KIKIDIS     Greek
(Greek background) not very common surname and comes from Greece
KOLOKOTRONIS     Greek
Notable bearer of this name is ... [more]
KONSTANTINOPOLITES     Greek
Given to someone from Constantinople.
KONSTANTINOU     Greek
Derived from the given name Konstantinos.
KOURI     Greek
Variant of Kouris.
KOURIS     Greek
Topographic surname for someone who lived in a forest, derived from northern Greek kouri; ultimately from Turkish koru "small forest, grove".
KYRIAKOU     Greek (Cypriot)
Kyriakou (Greek: Κυριάκου), sometimes transliterated as Kiriakou or Kyriacou, is a Greek Cypriot surname.
LASKARIS     Greek
From ancient and medieval Greek laskaris, a kind of soldier, from Persian laeshkaer "army". This is the same word as Urdu lascar "sailor" and Arabic el-askari "the army", "the troops".
LEOS     Greek
From the personal name Leos, pet form of Leon.
LEVIDIS     Greek
Means "son of LEVI" in Greek.
LOUGANIS     Greek
Variant of LOUKANIS. A famous bearer is American former olympic diver Greg Louganis (1960-).
LOUIS     English, French, Greek (Rare), Dutch
From the given name Louis. In Greece, it is known for Spyridon Louis.
LOUKANIS     Greek
Means "sausage" in Greek, nickname for a butcher or sausage maker.
LYKAIOS     Greek (Rare)
Derived from the Greek word "Lykos" meaning wolf.
MAKRIYANNIS     Greek
Notable bearer of this name is General Yannis Makriyannis (1797-1864), was a Greek merchant, military officer, politician and author.
MANDRAPILIAS     Greek
This surname is found in Sparta, Greece.... [more]
MANIKAS     Greek
Occupational name for a maker of handles (e.g. of knives), from medieval Greek manikion "sleeve", "handle", from Latin manicae "sleeve, manacle".
MARKOPOULOS     Greek
Means "son of Mark".
MARTINOS     Greek
Derived from the given name Martinos which is Martin in English.
MASALIS     Greek (Cypriot)
Cypriot surname, often used in rural parts of Cyprus. Died out in Greece, there are no more living people with it anymore.
MATSOUKA     Greek (Cypriot)
Means "Bat" from Latin maxuca.
MATTHIAS     German, Dutch, English, Welsh, Greek
German and Dutch: from the personal name Matthias (see Matthew).... [more]
MATTHIOU     Greek
Means "son of Matthias".
MICHAIL     Greek
A common last name in Greece. Probably from the Archangel Michael who appeared to the Virgin Mary with a lily.
MICHALIDIS     Greek
Means "Son of Michael".
MIKOS     Polish, Hungarian, Greek
From a derivative of a personal name equivalent to Nicholas: Polish Mikolaj, Slovenian Miklavž, or Hungarian Miklós.... [more]
MORALIS     Greek
Meaning unknown, possibly a Greek form of the Spanish surname Morales.
MORELLS     Greek
One meaning/explanation of the surname Morells is it's an Americanization of the Greek name surname Mariolis.
NEPHUS     Greek
A Gods son who will become God
NICOLAOU     Greek (Cypriot)
Cypriot variant of Nikolaou.
NIKOLAOU     Greek
Means "son of Nikolaos".
NOMIKOS     Greek
A Greek surname which means "relating to law" (see first name Nomiki).
ONASIS     Greek
From Turkish oynas which means "Lover".
OTHONOS     Greek (Cypriot)
Comes from Όθων meaning "Otto" in Greek.
PANAGOS     Greek
From a short form of the personal name Panagiotis ‘All Holy’ (an epithet of the Virgin Mary).
PANTAZIS     Greek
Derived from the Greek words panta, "always", and zise, "live". Means "always live" or "live forever".
PAPACHRISTODOULOPOULOS     Greek
Means "descendant of the priest and servant of Christ" in Greek.
PAPADIAMANTOPOULOS     Greek
Means "descendant of the diamond priest" in Greek. A notable bearer of this surname is Ioannis Papadiamantopoulos, a Greek revolutionary leader.
PAPAMICHAEL     Greek, English (Rare)
Means "Son of priest Michael".
PAPATONIS     Greek
Means a bad mother f*cker.
PAPAZOGLOU     Greek
Means "son of the priest", from the Greek παπάς (papás) meaning "priest" combined with the Turkish oğlu or oğul meaning "son, descendant".
PAPPAS     Greek
When many greek immigrants came to yhe U.S. at ellis island or wherever else they came to they shortened there names.Pappas means priest.
PAVLIDES     Greek
Means "Son of Pavlos".
PERSOPOULOS     Greek
Means "descendant of a Persian" in Greek.
PETRAKIS     Greek
Patronymic form of the Greek given name Petros (see Peter).
PISTARIO     Greek, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Pistario is a surname, mainly used in the Greek, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese languages.
REMIS     Greek, Dutch, German, Asturian
Greek from a medieval Greek personal name, Remis, a vernacular form of the personal name Remigius (see French Remy). ... [more]
ROSI     Greek, Italian
Greek: Metronymic from the female personal name Rosa, or alternatively a variant of Rosso.... [more]
ROUSOPOULOS     Greek
Meaning "of Russian descent".
SAMARAS     Greek
means "saddler", "saddle-maker".
SAVAS     Greek
From the personal name Sav(v)as, New Testament Greek Sabbas, a derivative of Sabbaton "Sabbath", "Saturday".
SCALA     Italian, Greek
Habitational or topographic name from any of various places named with scala, "ladder", "steps", "wharf".
SELINOFOTO     Greek
A surname which means "Moonlight" in Greek.
SERVOPOULOS     Greek
Means "descendant of a Serb" in Greek.
SIDERIS     Greek
Greek reduced and altered form of the personal name Isidoros (see Isadore), altered by folk etymology as if derived from sidero ‘iron’ (classical Greek sideron), and hence regarded as an omen name: ‘may the child grow up to be as strong as iron’.
SIMONIDIS     Greek
Variant of Simonides.
STEFANOPOULOS     Greek
Means "son of Stefan".
STEPHANOPOULOS     Greek
Means "son of Stephan or Stephen".
TAPTIKLIS     Greek
Greek name.... [more]
THANOS     Greek
From a short form of the personal name Athanasios, literally "immortal". This was the name of several saints venerated in the Greek Orthodox Church, the most important of them being Athanasios the Great (293–373), theologian and patriarch of Alexandria in Egypt.
THEODOROPOULOS     Greek
Means "Son of Theodoros"
TSAOUSSIS     Greek (Anglicized, Modern, Rare)
From the Greek meaning "peacock"
TSITAK     Greek
God
VASILAKIS     Greek
Patronymic of the Greek given name Vasilis (see Basil).
VASSILAKIS     Greek
Variant of Vasilakis.
VIRCO     Greek
VOULGAROPOULOS     Greek
Means "descendant of a Bulgarian" in Greek.
XIPHIAS     Greek
Meaning Swordsfish
YIANNOPOULOS     Greek
Means son of Yianni, a famous bearer of this name is Milo Yiannopolous (1983-).
ZAFEIRIOU     Greek
Means "son of Zafeiris".
ZIKA     Czech, Greek
From a short form of the personal name Zikmund, the Czech form of Siegmund.... [more]
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