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.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Achilleos Αχιλλέως Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of Achilleas".
Adamantidis Greek
Descentant, son of Adamantios.
Adamopilus Αδαμοπιλυσ Greek
Adamos Αδαμος Greek
Means "son of Adam".
Adamou Αδάμου Greek
Means "son of Adam".
Aetós αετός Greek
"Eagle" - in Greek, spelled αετός.
Agar Greek, Italian, French
From the personal name Agar
Agathangelou Αγαθάγγελου Greek (Cypriot)
Patronymic from the genitive form of Agathangelos. Genitive patronymics are particularly associated with Cyprus.
Agelastos Greek
Means in Greek, 'The one that never laughs.'
Akropolitis Greek
Someone from Akropolis, not referring to the Acropolis of Athens specifically, but in general, any fortified area of ancient and medieval Greek cities.
Alekou Αλέκου Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of Alekos".
Alexandropoulos Αλεξανδροπουλος Greek
Means "son of Alexandros."
Alexandrou Αλεξάνδρου Greek
Means "son of Alexandros".
Alexie Greek, Romanian
From the givin name Alexie
Alexiou Αλεξίου Greek
Means "son of Alexis" in Greek. A famous bearer is the Greek singer Haris Alexiou.
Alexis Αλέξης German, French, English, Greek
From the given name Alexis
Alexopoulos Αλεξόπουλος Greek
From the personal name Alexios + the patronymic ending -poulos.
Alifieris Greek
From Italian alfiere "standard-bearer, ensign" cognate to the Italian surname Alfieri.
Alikakos Αλικάκος Greek
Anastasiadis Αναστασιάδης Greek
Means "son of Anastasios".
Anastasiou Αναστασίου Greek
Means "son of Anastasios"
Anastassakis Αναστασάκης Greek
Crete born John Anthony Aniston, (birth name Yiannis Anitios Anastassakis) is an American actor and the father of actress Jennifer Aniston.
Anastassiou Αναστασίου Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Greek Αναστασίου (see Anastasiou) chiefly used in Cyprus.
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 Ανδρεάδης Greek
Means "son of Andreas" in Greek.
Andreou Ανδρέου Greek
Means "son of Andreas".
Andrianakis Greek
Patronym from the given name Andreas, with the Cretan suffix -akis. Common in Australian Greek communities.
Andrias Greek
a version of the name Andreas
Angelis Greek
Variant of Angelos.
Angelopoulos Αγγελόπουλος 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.
Angelou Άγγελου Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of Angelos" or "son of the angel" in Greek. A famous bearer is the American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou (1928-2014)
Antoniades Αντωνιάδης Greek
Means "son of Antonios"
Antoniadis Αντωνιάδης Greek
Variant of Antoniades
Antonides Αντωνιδης Greek
Means "son of Antonios"
Antonios Αντώνιος Greek
From the given name Antonios
Antonopoulos Αντωνόπουλος Greek
Means "son of Antonios"
Antury Greek, Hebrew
Haifa, Israel.... [more]
Apostolides Αποστολίδης Greek
Means "son of Apostolos"
Apostolidis Αποστολίδης Greek
Variant of Apostolides
Apostolopoulos Αποστολόπουλος Greek
Means "apostle."
Apostolos Απόστολος Greek
Means "messenger, apostle" in Greek.
Apostolou Αποστόλου Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of Apostolos".
Arcadiou Αρκαδίου Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Greek Αρκαδίου (see Arkadiou).
Argentis Greek
Means "silver" in Italian, originally used as an occupational name for a silversmith or a nickname for a person with gray hair. Greek version of the Italian surname Argenti.
Argyropoulos Greek
Descendant, son of the 'silver one'.
Argyros Αργυρος Greek
Means "silver" in Greek.
Aristidou Αριστείδου Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of Aristidis".
Aristodemou Αριστοδήμου Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Greek Αριστοδήμου (see Aristodimou).
Aristodimou Αριστοδήμου Greek
Means "son of Aristodimos".
Ariti Greek
Friendly, Approachable, Generous
Arkadiou Αρκαδίου Greek
Means "son of Arkadios".
Armenopoulos Greek
Descendant, son of the Armenian.
Aronis Greek
The surname is derived from the name Aaron, already attested in the Byzantine period, carried by a Byzantine-Bulgarian family.
Artino Greek
Habitational name for someone from the city of Arta in Epirus.
Arvanitis Greek
Signifying ethnic origin, an Arvanit.
Aslamas Greek
This surname is usually found among Pontic Greeks. The surname comes from the Georgian first name Aslamaz which is likely related to the Georgian adjective ლამაზი (lamazi) meaning "beautiful, handsome".
Aslanis Greek
From the Turkish name/word for lion, Aslan.
Asteriou Αστερίου Greek
Means "son of Asterios". Derived from Greek ἀστέριος (asterios) meaning "starred, starry", which is ultimately derived from Greek ἀστήρ (aster) meaning "star".
Athanasiou Αθανασίου Greek (Cypriot)
From the personal name Athanasios, "immortal", with the Cypriot genitive suffix -ou.
Athanasopoulos Αθανασόπουλος Greek
Means "son of Athanasios" in Greek.
Athenogenis Greek
Means of Athenian origin. 'Αθήνα' (Athens) and 'γένος'(origin, birth, clan)
Athinganos Αθίγγανος Greek
Means "gypsy" in Greek.
Avgoustidis Αυγουστιδης Greek
Means "son of Avgoustos".
Avramidis Αβραμίδης Greek
Means "son of Avram" in Greek.
Avramopoulos Αβραμόπουλος Greek
Axiotis Greek
Axiotis refers to a family that originated in Naxos Greece. The feminine form is Axioti.
Bakasetas Μπακασέτας Greek
Balaska Μπαλασκα Greek, Jewish, Polish
Feminine form of Balaskas (Greek) or Balaski (Jewish), it is used by Greeks and Slavic Jews.
Balaskas Μπαλάσκας Greek
Masculine form of Balaska.
Baltatzis Greek
Perhaps from the Italian surname Baldacci.
Bantis Μπάντης Greek
Billinis Μπιλλίνης Greek
Of Italian origin, probably a Hellenized version of Bellini.
Bogdanos Greek
From the Romanian/Slavic name Bogdan
Botzis Greek
Greek version of the Italian surname Bocci.
Boukouras Greek
Name of Dacian/Illyrian or Thracian origin. It means "happy". Also, see the Romanian surname Bukur
Bregiannis Μπρέγιαννης Greek
Calimeris Greek
It can be Kalimeris as well and it means good morning.
Catarino Spanish, Portuguese, Greek
Meaning "pure".
Charalambous Χαραλάμπους Greek (Cypriot)
From the given name Charalampos.
Charalampopoulos Greek
Descentand or son of Charalampos
Chatzigeorgiou Χατζηγεωργίου Greek
Means "son of Georgios the pilgrim" from Greek χατζη (chatzi) meaning "pilgrim", ultimately from Arabic حاجي (haji), combined with the given name Georgios.
Chionidis Greek
From the Greek word for snow, 'χιόνι'. Descendant, son of the 'snowy one.'
Chloros Χλορως Greek
Meaning "green" in Greek
Cholevas Greek
Feminine form is Choleva
Christodoulopoulos Χριστοδουλόπουλος Greek
Means "descendant of Christ's servant" in Greek.
Christodoulou Χριστοδούλου Greek
Means "son of Christodoulos".
Christofi Χριστοφή Greek (Cypriot)
From the given name Christofis, a short form of Christophoros.
Christofias Χριστόφιας Greek
Christoforou Χριστοφόρου Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of Christophoros".
Christophilou Χριστοφίλου Greek
Christopoulos Χριστόπουλος Greek
Means "son of Christos 1"
Christou Χρίστου Greek
Means "son of Christos 1".
Christoyannopoulos Χριστογιαννόπουλος Greek
Means "descendant of John and Christ" in Greek. A notable bearer of this surname is Alexandre Christoyannopoulos.
Chronis Χρόνης Greek
From a short form of Greek Polychronis. The word χρόνος (chrónos) itself means "time" in Greek.
Chrysanthou Χρυσάνθου Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of Chrysanthos".
Chrysikakis Χρυσικάκης Greek
The surname comes from the Greek word for gold "χρυσός".
Chrysostomou Χρυσοστόμου Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of Chrysostomos".
Chrysovergis Greek
The one of the "golden rod".From the Greek words for gold: chrysos (χρυσός), and rod: verga (βέργα).
Chryssomallis Χρυσομάλλης Greek (Rare)
A known bearer is Yiannis Chryssomallis (1954-; also known as Yanni), a Greek-American musician.
Cleanthous Κλεάνθους Greek (Cypriot)
From the given name Kleanthes.
Clerides Κληρίδης Greek
Constantinides Κωνσταντινίδης Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Konstantinidis chiefly used in Cyprus.
Constantinou Κωνσταντίνου Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Konstantinou chiefly used in Cyprus.
Dabizas Νταμπίζας Greek
Damantiou Δαμαντιου Greek
Means "son of Adamantios, inspired by the name Adam and prefix -antiou.
Damaskinos Δαμασκηνός Greek
Greek surname and first name that means “from Damascus”.
Damianakos Greek
Son of, or little Damianos.
Danielides Δανιηλίδης Greek
Non-modern variant transcription of Daniilidis.
Danielopoulos Greek
Means "son of Daniel".
Danielos Δανιελος, Δανιηλος Greek (Rare)
Means "Son of Daniel or Daniil".
Daniil Δανιηλ Greek
From a given name Daniil.
Daniilidis Δανιηλιδης Greek
Means "Son of Daniel/Daniil".
Daskalakis ΔΑΣΚΑΛΑΚΗΣ - Δασκαλάκης Greek
Comes from the Greek root word of "Daskalalos" (Δάσκαλος) that means "teacher", with the adittion of the ending "akis" (ακης) that usually shows a connection with the island of Crete
Demetriades Δημητριάδης Greek (Cypriot)
Variant of Dimitriadis
Demosthenous Δημοσθένους Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of Demosthenes" in Greek.
Dermatis Greek
The surname is derived from the Greek word for skin: derma (δέρμα).
Diakos Διάκος 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 Διαμαντής 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 Διαμαντόπουλος Greek
Means "son of Diamanto" in Greek.
Dimakis ΔΗ-ΜΑ-ΚΗΣ Greek
Dimas Δήμας Spanish, Portuguese, Greek
Derived from the biblical name "Dimas".
Dimitriadis Δημητριάδης Greek
Means "son of Dimitris" in Greek.
Dimitropoulos Δημητρόπουλος Greek
Means "son of Dimitrios".
Dimopoulos Δημόπουλος Greek
Dimou Δήμου Greek (Cypriot, Rare)
Means "son of Dimos".
Dionysiou Διονυσίου Greek
Means "son of Dionysios". A famous brearer is the Greek singer Stratos Dionysiou (1935-1990)
Dougenis δουγενης Greek
Possibly from the elements doulos (δουλος)- "slave, servant" and genes (γενης)- "born".
Doukakis Δουκάκης Greek
Means "son of the duke", from Greek Δούκας (doúkas) combined with the patronymic suffix ακης (akis).
Doukas Greek
From medieval Greek doukas "duke", "lord", from Latin dux. This was the name of a family of imperial rank in medieval Byzantium.
Drakopoulos Greek
Descendant or son of the dragon.
Drakos δράκος Greek
From the Greek name Δρακων (Drakon) which means "dragon, serpent"
Drepanis Greek
From the Greek word for scythe: drepani (δρεπάνι).
Dukakis Greek
Dukakis means "son of the duke or little duke".
Dukakis Δουκάκης Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Δουκάκης (see Doukakis). This name is borne by the American lawyer and politician Michael Dukakis (1933-), who served as Governor of Massachusetts twice... [more]
Economides Οικονομίδης Greek
Patronymic form of Economos.
Economos Οικονόμος 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".
Economou Οικονόμου Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Oikonomou chiefly used in Cyprus.
Economy Οικονομία Greek (Americanized), English
Americanized form of Greek Οικονόμος (see Economos) meaning "steward", or of the patronymic Οικονόμου (see Economou).
Efstathiou Ευσταθίου Greek
Means "son of Efstathios".
Efstratiou Ευστρατίου Greek
Means "son of Efstratios"
Eftaxias Greek
Derives from the name Eutaxia, means well ordered.
Efthimiou Ευθυμίου Greek
Means "son of Efthymios"
Ekonomou Οικονόμου Greek (Cypriot)
Variant of Economou
Eleftheriades Ελευθεριάδης Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Greek Ελευθεριάδης (see Eleftheriadis) chiefly used in Cyprus.
Eleftheriadis Ελευθεριάδης Greek
Means "son of Eleftherios" in Greek.
Eleftheriou Ελευθερίου Greek
Means "son of Eleftherios".
Elia Ηλία Italian, Assyrian, Greek (Cypriot)
From the given name Elia.
Elias Greek, Catalan, Portuguese, English, Welsh, German, Dutch, Jewish
Derived from the medieval given name Elias. Compare Ellis.
Ethe Greek
Plural form of ethos. Ethos forms the root of ethikos (ἠθικός), meaning "moral, showing moral character". Used as a noun in the neuter plural form ta ethika (τὰ ἠθικά), used for the study of morals, it is the origin of the modern English word ethics.
Evangelou Ευαγγέλου Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of Evangelos".
Filimon Φιλήμων Romanian, Russian, Greek
From the given name Filimon.
Filippou Φιλίππου Greek
Means "son of Filippos".
Filo Slovak, Greek
Filo is a Slovak pet form of the personal name FILIP.... [more]
Floros Greek
From the Latin word for flower, 'florus', also could be associated with the name Florus
Fortounis Φορτούνης Greek
Fotiadis Φωτιάδη Greek
Means "son of Fotis" in Greek.
Fotiou Φωτίου Greek
Means "son of Fotios"
Fotopoulos Φωτόπουλος Greek
Means "son of Fotis" in Greek.
Fountas Greek
Someone with a lot of hair from the Latin word funda.
Frangopoulos Φραγκόπουλος Greek
Means "descendant of a Frank" in Greek.
Frantzis Φραντζής Greek
Gabras Greek
A corruption of the name Gabriel is also the name of a Byzantine family. Branches of the family live in Greece using the name Gabras, in Turkey as Kavraz and in Russia as Khovrin.
Gabrieloglou Γαβριήλογλου Greek (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Greek Γαβριήλογλου (see Gavriiloglou).
Galanis Greek
Means 'someone with blue, pale eyes', derived from the Greek "galanos", meaning 'azure', 'milky' or 'blue'.
Galifianakis Γαλιφιανάκης Greek
Patronymic derived from Galifa, a small village near the former municipality of Episkopi in the regional unit of Heraklion, in Crete, Greece. The place name itself is possibly derived from Greek γαλίφης (galífis) meaning "flatterer", a cognate of Italian gaglioffo... [more]
Ganas Greek
Occupational name for a coppersmith, from gana "coating", "verdigris". Possibly also a variant of Ganis.
Gataki γατάκι Greek (?)
Meaning "kitten" in Greek.
Gavras Γαβράς Greek
Gavriel Γαβριήλ Greek
Variant transcription of Gavriil.
Gavriil Γαβριηλ Greek
From the given name Gavriil.
Gavriiloglou Γαβριήλογλου Greek
Patronymic meaning "son of Gavriil", from the given name Gavriil combined with the Turkish suffix -oğlu meaning "son of".
Georgakopoulos Γεωργακόπουλος Greek
Means "son of Georgakis" in Greek.
Georgelos Greek
"Son of George."
Georgiades Γεωργιάδης Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Georgiadis chiefly used in Cyprus.
Georgiadis Γεωργιάδης Greek
From the given name Georgios.
Georgopoulos Greek
Patronymic form of Georgios.
Geragotelis γεραγωτελλης Greek
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]
Gerodimos Γεροδήμος Greek
Gerogiannis Greek
Α composite surname from the words γέρος (geros), meaning old and the name Giannis.
Giakoumakis Γιακουμάκης Greek
Gilvertos Greek
From the given name Gilvertos.
Giorgaina Γιώργαινα 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]
Glaros ΓΛΑΡΟΣ Greek
Shiny eyes .
Gregoriou Γρηγορίου Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Greek Γρηγορίου (see Grigoriou) chiefly used in Cyprus.
Grigoriadis Γρηγοριάδης Greek
Means "son of Grigorios" in Greek.
Grigoriou Γρηγορίου Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of Grigorios".
Gugudis Γκουγκούδης Greek (Expatriate)
Hadjópulos Greek (Hispanicized, Expatriate), Mexican (Rare)
Spanish form of Greek Χατζόπουλος (see Chatzopoulos).
Hallas Greek
Given to one who is exempted
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
Hasiótis Χασιώτης Greek
Hatzi Χατζής 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 Χατζηδάκης, Χατζιδάκις Greek
Diminutive of Hatzis.
Hatzigeorgiou Χατζηγεωργίου Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Χατζηγεωργίου (see Chatzigeorgiou).
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).'
Hatzopoulos Χατζόπουλος Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Χατζόπουλος (see Chatzopoulos).
Hrisomallídis Χρυσομαλλίδης Greek
Hrisomállis Χρυσομάλλης Greek
Iacovou Ιακώβου Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Greek Ιακώβου (see Iakovou) chiefly used in Cyprus.
Iakovidis Ιακωβιδης Greek
Means "son of Iakovos".
Iakovou Ιακώβου Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of Iakovos".
Iatridis Ιατρίδης Greek
Derived from the greek word iatros (ιατρός) meaning "doctor".
Iliopoulos Ηλιόπουλος Greek
Means "son of Ilias" in Greek.
Ioannides Ιωαννίδης Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Ioannidis chiefly used in Cyprus.
Ioannidou Ιωαννίδου Greek
Feminine transcription of Greek Ιωαννίδης (see Ioannidis).
Ioannou Ιωάννου Greek
Means "son of Ioannis".
Iraklidis Ηρακλιδης Greek (Rare)
Means "son of Herakles", it is also a modern form of the first name Herakleides.
Kallergis Greek
The surname is composed of the Greek words kalon (=beautiful) and ergon(from ergo "work, task, deed, accomplishment, or purpose")