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.
Moustaki Μουστακί Greek
Moustaki is Derived from the Greek word for ‘moustache’, μουστάκι.
Moustakopoulos Μουστακόπουλος Greek
Nastos Νάστος Greek
Neofytou Νεοφύτου Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Neophytou.
Neophytou Νεοφύτου Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of Neophytos".
Nephus Greek
A Gods son who will become God
Nicodemou Νικοδήμου Greek (Cypriot)
Variant transcription of Νικοδήμου (see Nikodimou), a patronymic from the genitive form of Nikodimos... [more]
Nicolaides Νικολαΐδης Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Greek Νικολαΐδης (see Nikolaidis) chiefly used in Cyprus.
Nikiforou Νικηφόρου Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of Nikiforos".
Nikolaidis Νικολαΐδης Greek
Means "son of Nikolaos".
Nikolas Νικόλας English, Greek
From the given name Nikolas.
Nikolopoulos Νικολόπουλος Greek
Means "son of Nikolaos".
Nikolopoulou Νικολόπουλου Greek
Feminine transcription of Greek Νικολόπουλος (see Nikolopoulos).
Nomikos Νομικός Greek
A Greek surname which means "relating to law" (see first name Nomiki).
Notaras Greek
From the Latin word 'notarius'.
Oikonomos Οικονόμος Greek
Means "housekeeper, steward" from the Greek word οἰκόνομος (oikonomos), derived from οἶκος (oikos) "house, household" and νόμος (nomos) "law, custom"... [more]
Olympiou Ολυμπίου Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of Olympios". A famous bearer is the Greek Cypriot singer Despina Olympiou.
Onasis Ωνάσης Greek
From Turkish oynas which means "Lover".
Orologas Ωρολογάς Greek
Means "watchmaker" in Greek.
Orphanidis Ορφανίδης Greek
Othonos Όθωνος Greek (Cypriot)
Comes from Όθων meaning "Otto" in Greek.
Pagourtzis Παγουρτζής Greek
Derived from Greek Παγούρι (Pagouri) meaning "flask, canteen", a vessel containing (usually) water.
Palaiologos Greek
From the Greek words palaios logos, lit. "old word", most likely signifying an "antique collector".The surname of the last ruling Byzantine family.
Palimeris Greek
Derived from the Italian palmiere meaning "pilgrim".
Panagiotidis Παναγιωτίδης Greek
From given name Panagiotis.
Panagiotou Παναγιώτου Greek
Means "son of Panagiotis".
Panagopoulos Παναγόπουλος Greek
Derived from the given name Panagos (a short form of Panagiotis) and the patronymic suffix -πουλος (-poulos)... [more]
Panagos Greek
From a short form of the personal name Panagiotis ‘All Holy’ (an epithet of the Virgin Mary).
Panaritis Greek
Occupational name for a baker, from Latin panarium ‘bread basket’.
Panayi Παναγή Greek (Cypriot)
From the given name Panayis, a short form of Panayiotis.
Panayiótis Παναγιώτης Greek
Panayiotou Παναγιώτου Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of Panayiotis".
Panou Πάνου Greek
Means "son of Panos". A famous bearer is the Greek composer Akis Panou (1933-2000)
Pantazi Πανταζή Greek
Variant of Pantazis.
Pantazidis Πανταζίδης Greek
Pantazis πανταζής Greek
Derived from the Greek wish: πάντα να ζει! (panta na zei!) or πάντα ζεις! (panta zeis!) meaning "live forever!", from the Greek πάντα (panta) meaning "always" and ζεις (zeis) meaning "live"... [more]
Panteli Παντελή Greek
From the given name Pantelis.
Papachristodoulopoulos Παπαχριστοδουλόπουλος Greek
Means "descendant of the priest and servant of Christ" in Greek.
Papacostas Παπακώστας Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Greek Παπακώστας (see Papakostas) chiefly used in Cyprus.
Papademetriou Παπαδημητρίου Greek
Alternate transcription of Papadimitriou.
Papademos Greek
Likely derived from Greek papas, meaning "pope".
Papadiamantopoulos Παπαδιαμαντόπουλος Greek
Means "descendant of the diamond priest" in Greek. A notable bearer of this surname is Ioannis Papadiamantopoulos, a Greek revolutionary leader.
Papakostas Παπακώστας Greek
Means "son of Kostas the priest", from Greek πάπας (papas) combined with the given name Kostas.
Papamichael Παπαμιχαήλ Greek, English (Rare)
Means "son of priest Michael".
Papasideris Παπασιδέρης Greek
Papastathopoulos Παπασταθόπουλος Greek
Meaning "you are the priest" in Greek.
Papasymeon Παπασυμεών Greek
Papatonis Παπατωνησ Greek
Means "son of priest Antonis".
Papazoglou Παπάζογλου Greek
Means "son of the priest", derived from the Greek παπάς (papás) meaning "priest" combined with the Turkish oğlu or oğul meaning "son, descendant".
Papoulias Παπούλιας Greek
Paraskevopoulos Παρασκευόπουλος Greek
Means "son of Paraskevas".
Paraskevopoulou Παρασκευοπούλου Greek
Feminine form of Paraskevopoulos.
Partalis Παρτάλης Greek
Parthenis Greek
Derives from the Greek word for 'virgin.'
Parthenopoulos Greek
Descendant or son of the virgin, or someone with the name Parthenis
Paspatis Πασπάτης Greek
Patsouris Πατσούρης Greek
Pavlides Παυλιδης Greek
Means "Son of Pavlos".
Pavlidis Παυλίδης Greek
Pavlopoulos Παυλόπουλος Greek
Means "son of Pavlos".
Pavlou Παύλου Greek
Means "son of Pavlos".
Pelekanos Greek
Means woodpecker" from Greek pelekanos "green woodpecker" (cognate with pelekan "pelican"; both come from pelekys "axe" the pelican because its beak is shaped like an axe the woodpecker because it uses its beak like an axe).
Pelkas Πέλκας Greek
Pepanos Πέπανος Greek
Perdikis Περδίκης Greek
A surname derived from the Greek word "πέρδικα", meaning partridge or grouse. It appeared first time in the Byzantine Empire during the 11th century.
Perdikogiannis Περδικογιάννης Greek
Means "partridge John" in Greek, from πέρδικα (perdika) "partridge" combined with the given name Giannis.
Persakis Περσάκης Greek
Possibly related to περσικός (persikos), itself from the Ancient Greek Περσίς (Persís) meaning “Persia (today Iran)”.
Persopoulos Περσόπουλος Greek
Means "descendant of a Persian" in Greek.
Petmezas Πετμεζάς Greek
Petrakis Πετράκης Greek
Patronymic form of the Greek given name Petros (see Peter).
Petraliphas Greek
The surname is composed of the name Petros and the city Alifa in Campania, Italy. The surname was held by a Byzantine-Italian family in Epirus.
Petrides Πετρίδης Greek
Alternate transcription of Petridis.
Petridis Πετρίδης Greek
Means "son of Petros".
Petrokokkinos Πετροκόκκινος Greek
Petropoulos Πετρόπουλος Greek
Means "son of Petros" in Greek.
Petrou Πέτρου Greek
Means "son of Petros".
Philippou Φιλίππου Greek
Alternate transcription of Filippou chiefly used in Cyprus.
Pierrakos Πιερράκος Greek
Pipiles Πιπιλης Greek
Pistario Greek, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Pistario is a surname, mainly used in the Greek, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese languages.
Platis Πλατής Greek
Ploumas Greek
From the Latin word for ornament, 'pluma'.
Ploumides Greek
Descendant or son of the ornamented, from the Latin word 'pluma', for ornament.
Pogonatos Greek
Means bearded in medieval Greek.
Politis Greek
Politis derives from the Greek word polis, which means 'city'. Therefore Politis means 'citizen'. According to some historians people with this surname have ancestors who came from Constantinople, which was commonly called Polis in the Byzantine era.
Polychronakis Greek
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".
Polydouris Greek
From the Greek name Polydoros.
Portokali Πορτοκάλι Greek
From Greek meaning "orange".
Portokalos πορτοκάλοσ Greek
From the Greek word πορτοκάλι (portokáli), 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.
Pothitos Ποθιτος Greek
Poulos Πούλος Greek
Denotes kinship. Derived from the Latin pullus, meaning "offspring, chick"
Prasinos Πράσινος Greek
From Greek meaning "green".
Prevedoros Greek
From the Italian rank of provveditore "he who sees to things" (overseer) was the style of various local district governors in the extensive, mainly maritime empire of the Republic of Venice.
Prodromou Προδρόμου Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of Prodromos".
Psaki Greek
"lying canine", "pack of small dogs"
Psychogios Greek
From the Greek words for soul (ψυχή) and son (γιός), usually means godson.
Psyllos Ψύλλος Greek
Means "flea" in Greek.
Psyroukis Ψυρούκης Greek
Pyrgos Πύργος Greek
Means "tower" in Greek. Pyrgos is a city in the northwestern Peloponnese, Greece, capital of the regional unit of Elis.
Pyromallis Greek
The redhaired, from the words, πύρ fire/reddish and μαλλί for hair.
Rafail Ραφαήλ Greek, Russian
From the given name Rafail.
Rallis Ράλλης Greek
A surname held by the descendants of a Frankish-Byzantine noble named Raoul. The Rallis family (also spelled Ralli, Ralles or Rallet in Romanian) is the name of an old Greek Phanariote family, whose members played important political role in the history of modern Greece, Danubian Principalities and later in the United Kingdom... [more]
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]
Rigas Greek
From the Latin word for king, 'rex'.
Ritsos Greek
The Greek version of the Italian surname Rizzo.
Róhas Ρόχας Greek
Rokkos Ρόκκος Greek
Romantzas Ρομαντζας Greek
Romas Greek
Meaning the Roman, held by a family originating from the Greek community of Sicily.
Rosi Greek, Italian
Greek: Metronymic from the female personal name Rosa 1, or alternatively a variant of Rosso.... [more]
Rossis Ρώσσης Greek
Rousopoulos Greek
Meaning "of Russian descent".
Roussos Ρούσσος Greek
Originally a nickname for a red-haired or blond person, derived from Greek ρούσος (roúsos) "red".
Sakellarios Greek
Feminine form is Sakellariou
Sallas Σάλλας Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, Galician, Portuguese, Aragonese, Asturian, Romanian, Greek
Either a variant of Salas or Sala, or else a nickname from Arabic, Turkish, or Persian salli meaning "broad, wide, large, tall".
Salouros Σαλουρος Greek
Samara Σαμαρά Greek
Variant of Samaras.
Sanidis Σανίδης Greek
Santanis Σάντανις Greek
Sarakatsanis Σαρακατσάνης Greek
Derived from the Greek Σαρακατσάνοι (Sarakatsanoi) referred to an ethnic Greek population subgroup who were traditionally transhumant shepherds, native to Greece, with a smaller presence in neighbouring Bulgaria, southern Albania, and North Macedonia... [more]
Sarakinos Greek
Means pirate or Arab, from the medieval word and name Saracen
Sarris Σαρρής 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".
Savva Σάββα Greek (Cypriot)
From the given name Savvas.
Savvides Σαββίδης Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Greek Σαββίδης (see Savvidis) chiefly used in Cyprus.
Savvidis Σαββίδης Greek
Means "son of Savvas".
Scala Italian, Greek
Habitational or topographic name from any of various places named with scala, "ladder", "steps", "wharf".
Sedaris Greek
David Sedaris, author of Calypso and others, and Amy Sedaris, actress and comedienne, are two well-known siblings with the surname.
Selinofoto Greek
A surname which means "Moonlight" in Greek.
Serettis Greek
From the Italian surname Seretti.
Servopoulos Σερβόπουλος Greek
Means "descendant of a Serb" in Greek.
Sevastos Greek
From the same Greek word that means respected, also an aristocratic title during the Byzantine Empire.
Sgouros Greek
The surname means "curly-haired" in medieval Greek. According to Adamantios Korais the etymology is from the Greek word gyros (round).
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’.
Sidiropoulos Σιδηρόπουλος Greek
Means "son of a blacksmith worker" in Greek.
Sikelianos Greek
Means the Sicilian in Greek.
Simonidis Σιμωνιδης Greek
Variant of Simonides.
Simou Σίμου Greek (Cypriot, Rare)
Means "son of Simos (or Simon)".
Siopis Σιώπης Greek
From Greek σιωπή (siopi) "silence". Usually a nickname for someone who is always silent, basically the quiet kid.
Sivitanidis Greek
From the Latin word (civitanus)
Skaltsogiannis Σκαλτσογιάννης Greek
Skarlatos Σκαρλάτος Greek
Occupational name for a dyer, or as a nickname for someone who habitually wore scarlet or who had bright red hair, cognate to the Italian surname Scarlato.
Skleros Greek
Means strong/ harsh in Greek, and also the name of an old Byzantine family.
Solomos Greek
From the name Solomon
Soteriou Σωτηρίου Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Greek Σωτηρίου (see Sotiriou) chiefly used in Cyprus.
Sotiriou Σωτηρίου Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of Sotirios".
Soultanopoulos Σουλτανοπούλος Greek
From Greek Σουλτανοπούλος (Soultanopoulos) meaning “descendant of a Sultan"
Soutzos Greek
The surname belonged to a Phanariot family of Aromanian descent. The name of the family derives from the Turkish word "sütçü".
Sphrantzes Σφραντζῆς, Φραντζῆς Greek (Latinized, Rare), History (Rare)
Possibly a Latinized form of Frantzis. George Sphrantzes was a late Byzantine Greek historian and Imperial courtier.
Stais Στάης Greek
Stamatiou Σταματίου Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of Stamatios".
Stamatopoulos Σταματόπουλος Greek
Means "son of Stamatis".
Stamos Στάμος Greek
Pet form of the given name Stamatis.
Stamou Στάμου Greek
Derived from the given name Stamatis.
Stathopoulos Σταθόπουλος Greek
Means "son of Stathis".
Stavropoulos Σταυρόπουλος Greek
Means "son of Stavros."
Stefanakos Greek
It is associated with the name Stefanos, perhaps meaning son of Stefanos or little Stefanos. Origin from the Mani peninsula.
Stefanides Στεφανίδης Greek
Variant of Stefanidis.
Stefanopoulos Greek
Means "son of Stefan".
Stefanou Στεφάνου Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of Stefanos".
Stephanopoulos Στεφανόπουλος Greek
Means "son of Stephanos".
Stergiou Στεργίου Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of Stergios".
Stournaras Στουρνάρας Greek
Stratigos Greek
Deriving from the Greek title for a general. Feminine form is Stratigo.
Stratou Στράτου Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of Stratos".
Stylianou Στυλιανού Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of Stylianos".
Symeonidis Συμεωνίδης Greek
Means "son of Symeon".
Synadenos Greek
From the city of Synnada in ancient Anatolia.
Taptiklis Greek
Greek name.... [more]
Tarchaneiotes Greek
(1) Either from the village of Tarchaneion in Thrace, (2) from Mongol word targan, for "smith",(3) from the Khazar noble title tarkhan, ultimately of Sogdian/Saka origin.
Tatopoulos Τατόπουλος Greek
Surname of dancer and actress Zoï Tatopoulos, and of her father, Patrick Tatopoulos, production designer and director
Tavoularis Ταβουλάρη Greek
Meaning 'secretary or literary assistant'
Terzis Greek
From the Italian surname Terzi 1 ultimately from the Italian given name Terzo, meaning the third given usually name to the third child.
Thais Greek (Modern)
from the given name Thais, meaning "beloved, bandage"
Thalassis Θαλάσσης Greek (Rare)
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.
Thanou Θάνου Greek
Theodoridis Θεοδωρίδης Greek
Means "son of Theodoros".
Theodoropoulos Θεοδωρόπουλος Greek
Means "son of Theodoros".
Theodosiou Θεοδοσίου Greek
Means "son of Theodosios".
Theofanous Θεοφάνους Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Greek Θεοφάνους (see Theophanous).
Theofilakis Θεοφιλάκης Greek
Theologou Θεολόγου Greek (Cypriot, Rare)
Means "son of Theologos".
Theophanous Θεοφάνους Greek (Cypriot)
From the given name Theophanes.
Timotheou Τιμοθέου Greek
Means "son of Timotheos" in Greek.
Tiriliomis τιριλιόμις Greek
Tirilomis is the masc variation, Tiriliomi the fem.
Tombrof Τομπρωφ Greek, South Slavic
Tombros Greek
From the Slavic word (dobr), good, honest.
Toros Greek
From Latin taurus "bull", Greek version of the Italian surname Toro.
Touferis Τουφερής Greek
Greek transcription of Tuffère and Tuffèri.
Triantafyllidis Τριανταφυλλίδης Greek
Means "son of Triantafyllos".
Triantafyllidou Τριανταφυλλίδου Greek
Patronymic from the genitive form of Triantafyllos.
Trikoupis Τρικούπης Greek
Tripiaris Τριπλαρις Greek
Tryfiatis Τρυφλατις Greek
Tsakiris Τσακίρης Greek
Means "crock" in Greek, a nickname for a feeble person. It could also be derived from the Turkish word çakır meaning "gray eyed" or "blue eyed".
Tsakos Greek
a shortened version of the name Anastasios.
Tsaldaris Greek
Feminine version is Tsaldari
Tsangaris Τσαγγάρης Greek, Greek (Cypriot)
From Greek τσαγκάρης (tsagkáris) meaning “shoemaker”.
Tsaoussis Τσαουσης Greek (Anglicized, Modern, Rare)
From the Greek meaning "peacock"
Tserkezos Greek
Means the Circassian.
Tsiantos Greek
A shortened version of Alexandros. (Aromanian?)
Tsikalas Greek
The Greek version of the Italian surname Cikala.
Tsiklitiras Τσικλητήρας Greek
Tsimikas Τσιμίκας Greek
Occupational name for a chemist.
Tsitas Τσίτας Greek
Valakakis Μπαλακάκης Greek
Valetsiotis Βαλετσιοτις Greek
Vamkaitis Βαμκαϊτης Greek
Vareli Βαρέλι Greek
Means "barrel" in Greek.
Vasilakis Βασιλάκης Greek
Means "son of Vasilis".
Vasilakos Βασιλάκος Greek
Patronymic from the Greek given name Vasilios and the suffix άκος (-akos) which is particularly associated with the Mani Peninsula in southwestern Peloponnese.