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AETÓS αετός Greek
"Eagle" - in Greek, spelled αετός.
ALEXIOU Αλεξίου Greek
Means "son of Alexis
" in Greek. A famous bearer is the Greek singer Haris Alexiou.
ANASTASSAKIS Αναστασάκης Greek
Crete born John Anthony Aniston, (birth name Yiannis Anitios Anastassakis) is an American actor and the father of actress Jennifer Aniston.
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]
Patronym from the given name ANDREAS
, with the Cretan suffix -akis
. Common in Australian Greek communities.
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)
Habitational name for someone from the city of Arta in Epirus.
Axiotis refers to a family that originated in Naxos Greece. The feminine form is Axioti.
CHRONIS Χρόνης Greek
From a short form of Greek POLYCHRONIS
. The word χρόνος (chrónos)
itself means "time" in Greek.
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
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"
DIONYSIOU Διονυσίου Greek
Means "son of Dionysios
". A famous brearer is the Greek singer Stratos Dionysiou (1935-1990)
From medieval Greek doukas
"duke", "lord", from Latin dux
. This was the name of a family of imperial rank in medieval Byzantium.
DRAKOS δράκος Greek
From the Greek name Δρακων (Drakon) which means "dragon, serpent"
Dukakis means "son of the duke or little duke".
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)
ELEFTHERIOU Ελευθερίου Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of ELEFTHERIOS
" in Greek. A famous bearer is the Greek-Cypriot singer Eleftheria Eleftheriou, who represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010.
Means 'someone with blue, pale eyes', derived from the Greek "galanos", meaning 'azure', 'milky' or 'blue'.
Occupational name for a coppersmith, from gana
"coating", "verdigris". Possibly also a variant of Ganis
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]
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)
Hasapi is the word, "butcher" in the Greek language. The last name Hasapis is most probably from immigrants traveling to the new world
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]
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).'
KALOGEROPOULOS Καλογερόπουλος Greek
Means "son of the monk" in Greek, derived from Greek καλόγερος (kalógeros)
KARAGIANNIS Καραγιάννης Greek
Means “black John” from the Greek prefix καρα- (kara-)
meaning “black” (of Turkish origin) and the name GIANNIS
Means "dark" in Greek. Feminine form is Karra.
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 Καζάν 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... [more]
(Greek background) not very common surname and comes from Greece
KOURIS Κουρής Greek
Topographic surname for someone who lived in a forest, ultimately from Turkish koru
meaning "small forest, grove".
KOURLITIS κουρλίτης Greek (Modern)
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.
Originated from the name Quriaqos (ܩܘܪܝܩܘܣ) or the Greek Kyrios or kurios (Ancient Greek: κύριος) meaning Lord, master, power or authority, and is very popular among Kerala Christians both as a first name and as a surname.
LAMBROS Λάμπρος Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Λαμπρος (see Lampros
), derived from Greek λαμπρός (lampros
) meaning "bright, shining, brilliant". This is also related to the Greek word Λαμπρή (Lampri
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".
LOUGANIS Λουγκάνις Greek
Variant of LOUKANIS
. A famous bearer is American former olympic diver Greg Louganis (1960-).
LOUKANIS Λουκάνης Greek
Means "sausage" in Greek, nickname for a butcher or sausage maker.
MAKRIYANNIS Μακρυγιάννης Greek
Notable bearer of this name is General Yannis Makriyannis (1797-1864), was a Greek merchant, military officer, politician and author.
Occupational name for a maker of handles (e.g. of knives), from medieval Greek manikion
"sleeve", "handle", from Latin manicae
MASALIS Μασαλισ 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’.
MAVROGIANNIS Μαυρογιάννης Greek
Literally means "black Giannis", derived from Greek μαύρος (mavros)
"black, Moorish" and GIANNIS
Possibly from the names of several characters in Greek mythology, including a son of Poseidon who the Nile River was originally named after.
A common last name in Greece. Probably from the Archangel Michael who appeared to the Virgin Mary with a lily.
Misirlou (Μισιρλού), due to the suffix "ou", is the feminine form (in Greek) of Misirlis (Μισιρλής- a surname) which comes from the Turkish word Mısırlı, which is formed by combining Mısır ("Egypt" in Turkish, borrowed from Arabic مِصر Miṣr) with the Turkish -lı suffix, literally meaning "Egyptian".
One meaning/explanation of the surname Morells is it's an Americanization of the Greek name surname MARIOLIS
NOMIKOS Νομικός Greek
A Greek surname which means "relating to law" (see first name NOMIKI
ONASIS Ωνάσης Greek
From Turkish oynas
which means "Lover".
PANOU Πάνου Greek
Means "son of Panos
". A famous bearer is the Greek composer Akis Panou (1933-2000)
PANTAZIS πανταζής Greek
Derived from the Greek words panta, "always", and zise, "live". Means "always live" or "live forever".
PAPADIAMANTOPOULOS Παπαδιαμαντόπουλος Greek
Means "descendant of the diamond priest" in Greek. A notable bearer of this surname is Ioannis Papadiamantopoulos, a Greek revolutionary leader.
PAPAZOGLOU Παπάζογλου Greek
Means "son of the priest", derived from the Greek παπάς (papás)
meaning "priest" combined with the Turkish oğlu
meaning "son, descendant".
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]
PERDIKOGIANNIS Περδικογιάννης Greek
Means "partridge John" in Greek, from πέρδικα (perdika)
"partridge" combined with the given name GIANNIS
The suffix 'akis' indicates that this name comes from the island of Crete. The precise meaning is unknown, though it is theorised that, as 'poly' means "many" or "much" and 'chron' might be supposed to come from the same root as 'Chronos' meaning "time", the name means "much time" or "long time".
PORTOKALOS πορτοκάλοσ Greek
From the Greek word πορτοκάλι
), which means "orange." The name could refer either to farmers who maintained an orange orchard / grove or someone who had an orange aspect to their appearance or demeanor.
ROUSSOS Ρούσσος Greek
Originally a nickname for a red-haired or blond person, derived from Greek ρούσος (roúsos)
SALLAS Σάλλας Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, Galician, Portuguese, Aragonese, Asturian, Romanian, Greek
Either a variant of SALAS
, or else a nickname from Arabic, Turkish, or Persian salli
meaning "broad, wide, large, tall".
SARRIS Σαρρής Greek
Derived from Turkish sari
meaning "blond, fair-haired".
From the personal name Sav(v)as, New Testament Greek Sabbas
, a derivative of Sabbaton
SCALA Italian, Greek
Habitational or topographic name from any of various places named with scala
, "ladder", "steps", "wharf".
Greek reduced and altered form of the personal name ISIDOROS
), 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’.
Deriving from the Greek title for a general. Feminine form is Stratigo.
TATOPOULOS Τατόπουλος Greek
Surname of dancer and actress Zoï Tatopoulos, and of her father, Patrick Tatopoulos, production designer and director
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.
VENIZELOS Βενιζέλος 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