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.
AGATHANGELOU Greek (Cypriot)
Patronymic from the genitive form of Agathangelos. Genitive patronymics are particularly associated with Cyprus.
ALEXOPOULOS Greek
From the personal name Alexios + the patronymic ending -poulos.
ANASTASSAKIS Greek
Crete born John Anthony Aniston, (birth name Yiannis Anitios Anastassakis) is an American actor and the father of actress Jennifer Aniston.
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]
ANDREADIS Greek
Means "son of Andreas" in Greek.
ANDREOU Greek
Derived from the given name Andreas.
ANDRIANAKIS Greek
Patronym from the given name Andreas, with the Cretan suffix -akis. Common in Australian Greek communities.
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.
ATHANASIOU Greek (Cypriot), Greek, Greek (American, Expatriate), Greek (Australian, Expatriate)
From the personal name Athanasios, "immortal", with the Cypriot genitive suffix -ou.
ATHANASOPOULOS Greek
Means "son of Athanasios" in Greek.
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
CALIMERIS Greek
It can be Kalimeris as well and it means good morning.
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
From a short form of Greek Polychronis. The word χρόνος (chrónos) itself means "time" in Greek.
CHRYSSOMALLIS Greek (Rare)
A known bearer is Yiannis Chryssomallis (1954-; also known as Yanni), a Greek-American musician.
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".
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.
DRAKOS Greek
From the Greek name Δρακων (Drakon) which means "dragon, serpent"
DUKAKIS Greek
Dukakis means "son of the duke or little duke".
ECONOMOS Greek (Anglicized, Expatriate, ?)
Alternate transcription of Greek Οικονόμος (see Oikonomos), which was an occupational surname meaning "one who manages a household, steward of an estate, housekeeper" from the ancient Greek word οἰκόνομος (oikonomos), itself derived from οἶκος (oikos) "house, household" and νόμος (nomos) "law, custom".
ELIAS Greek, Catalan, Portuguese, English, Welsh, German, Dutch, Jewish
Derived from the medieval given name Elias. Compare Ellis.
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]
GILVERTOS Greek
From the given name Gilvertos.
GIORGAINA Greek (Archaic)
Andronymic meaning "wife of Georgios". This was used in early modern Greece, at which time a married woman's surname was formed from her husband's given name and the suffix -αινα (-aina)... [more]
GUARRACINO Greek
Nothing is known of this family name other then they grew up in Manhattan, New York, other states and cities too but most can from boats and had to be quertied at Ellis Island, New York
HANTZI Greek
Variant of Hatzis.
HASAPIS Greek
Hasapi is the word, "butcher" in the Greek language. The last name Hasapis is most probably from immigrants traveling to the new world
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).'
ILIOPOULOS Greek
Means "son of Ilias" in Greek.
IRAKLIDIS Greek (Rare)
Means "son of Herakles", it is also a modern form of the first name Herakleides.
KALOGEROPOULOS Greek
Means "son of the monk" in Greek, derived from Greek καλόγερος (kalógeros) "monk, friar".
KARAGIANNIS Greek
Means “black John” from the Greek prefix καρα- (kara-) meaning “black” (of Turkish origin) and the name Giannis.
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
KOKKINOS Greek
Means "red" in Greek.
KOLOKOTRONIS Greek
Notable bearer of this name is ... [more]
KONSTANTINIDIS Greek
Means "son of Konstantinos" in Greek.
KONSTANTINOPOLITES Greek
Given to someone from Constantinople.
KONSTANTINOU Greek
Derived from the given name Konstantinos.
KOSTAS Greek
From the given name Kostas.
KOSTOPOULOS Greek
Means "son of Kostas".
KOURI Greek
Variant of Kouris.
KOURIS Greek
Topographic surname for someone who lived in a forest, ultimately from Turkish koru meaning "small forest, grove".
KOURLITIS Greek (Modern), Greek (Australian)
Of unknown origin, bearing the locational suffix -tis, "of, from". Potentially related to κουρλί, "tendril of hair", kouros, "noble boy, youth", or a location such as Koursaroi.
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 Markos" in Greek.
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.
MASSARA Italian, Greek
Either a feminine form of Massaro or from the equivalent occupational or status name in medieval Greek, (massaras meaning ‘peasant’ or ‘share cropper’) which is from the word massaria meaning ‘small farm’.
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".
MAVROGIANNIS Greek
Literally means "black Giannis", derived from Greek μαύρος (mavros) "black, Moorish" and Giannis.
MELAS Greek
Possibly from the names of several characters in Greek mythology, including a son of Poseidon who the Nile River was originally named after.
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".
MICHALOPOULOS Greek
Means "son of Michail" in Greek.
MICHELETOS Greek
Derived from the given name Michail.
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
NICODEMOU Greek (Cypriot)
Variant transcription of Νικοδήμου (see Nikodimou), a patronymic from the genitive form of Nikodimos. Genitive patronymics are particularly associated with Cyprus. A known bearer is Australian actress Ada Nicodemou (1977-).
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.
PANAGOPOULOS Greek
Derived from the given name Panagos (a short form of Panagiotis) and the patronymic suffix -πουλος (-poulos). This suffix occurs chiefly in the Peloponnese; it is derived from Latin pullus "nestling, chick".
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.
PAPADEMOS Greek
Likely derived from Greek papas, meaning "pope".
PAPADIAMANTOPOULOS Greek
Means "descendant of the diamond priest" in Greek. A notable bearer of this surname is Ioannis Papadiamantopoulos, a Greek revolutionary leader.
PAPAGEORGIOU Greek
Means "George the priest" from Greek παπάς (papás) "priest" and the given name Georgios.
PAPAMICHAEL Greek, English (Rare)
Means "Son of priest Michael".
PAPATONIS Greek
Means a bad mother f*cker.
PAPAZOGLOU Greek
Means "son of the priest", derived 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 the U.S. at Ellis Island or wherever else they came to, they shortened their names. Pappas means priest. People with this name are descendants of priests. (In the Greek Orthodox church, one can become a priest if married... [more]
PAVLIDES Greek
Means "Son of Pavlos".
PAVLOPOULOS Greek
Means "son of Pavlos" in Greek.
PERSOPOULOS Greek
Means "descendant of a Persian" in Greek.
PETRAKIS Greek
Patronymic form of the Greek given name Petros (see Peter).
PETROPOULOS Greek
Means "son of Petros" in Greek.
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".
ROUSSOS Greek
Originally a nickname for a red-haired or blond person, derived from Greek ρούσος (roúsos) "red".
SAMARAS Greek
Means "saddler" or "saddle-maker" in Greek, ultimately from σαμάρι (samári) "packsaddle".
SARRIS Greek
Derived from Turkish sari meaning "blond, fair-haired".
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’.
STEFANOPOULOS Greek
Means "son of Stefan".
TAPTIKLIS Greek
Greek name.... [more]
TATOPOULOS Greek
Surname of dancer and actress Zoï Tatopoulos, and of her father, Patrick Tatopoulos, production designer and director
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" in Greek.
TSAOUSSIS Greek (Anglicized, Modern, Rare)
From the Greek meaning "peacock"
VASILAKIS Greek
Patronymic meaning "son of Vasilis".
VENIZELOS Greek
From the baptismal name Benizelos, which is already in existence since the 16th century in Athens. Uncertain etymology, most likely to be of Italian origin, (Bene + angelo, the good angel, ie Evangelos)... [more]
VOULGAROPOULOS Greek
Means "descendant of a Bulgarian" in Greek.
VOUVALI Greek
From Greek βούβαλις (vouvalis) meaning "antelope" or βούβαλος (vouvalos) "buffalo".
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]