14 really beautiful baby girl names inspired by Greek mythology
Ancient Greek myths are both fascinating and filled with love, drama and – most importantly – gorgeously beautiful baby names for you fall head over heels in love with.
Getting inspired by the Greek Gods when it comes to baby names is nothing new, by the way, and names such as Athena, Artemis and Chloe have long been favorites, partly because of their beautiful, feminine sound, but also because of their interesting backstories.
But these are just the tip of the iceberg, guys, there are so many more stunning monikers to choose from for your very own little Goddess.
Here are just some of our favourites:
Meaning: "flower, blossom." Who is was? According to myths, Anthea was an epithet of the Greek goddess Hera.
Meaning: "most holy." Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos, who was in charge of sacrifices at the labyrinth. She helped Theseus defeat the Minotaur at the Knossos palace in Crete. (Oh, and we love that you can shortened to 'Ari' too!)
Cassiopeia was the wife of Cepheus and the mother of Andromeda. She lends her name to the constellation where she was banished by the gods for her vanity. (And if calling her by her full name is a bit of a mouthful, we think 'Cassie' makes for a sweet shortened version too!)
Meaning: "earth." In Greek mythology, Gaia was the mother goddess of earth.
Helen (or Helene)
Hers was the face that launched a thousand ships: the beautiful Helen of Troy, whose kidnapping led to the Trojan War.
In mythology, Helen was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, and became the wife of the Spartan King Menelaus before being whisked away by Paris of Troy (some accounts say she was indeed in love with Paris, others say she was taken against her will).
Hera was Queen of the gods, and (believe it or not) both sister and wife of Zeus. In Greek mythology, Hera was also the goddess associated with marriage and childbirth.
Meaning: "rainbow." In ancient Greek myths, Iris was a messenger of the gods, and a goddess of the sky and the sea.
Meaning: "ash tree." According to myths, Melia was a nymph and daughter of Okeanos.
Meaning: "faithful, devoted." Penelope was the wife of Odysseus, who remained faithful to him during his nearly 20-year absence, despite her being pursued by many suitors.
Rhea was a Titan, the wife of Cronus and the mother of the Olympian goddesses and gods Zeus, Poseiden, Hades, Hera, Demeter, and Hestia.
Meaning: "moon, brightness." In Greek mythology, Selene was the goddess of the moon.
Meaning: "to blossom." Thalia was the muse of comedy and pastoral poetry in Greek mythology.
Meaning: "goddess." In ancient Greece, Theia was the Titan goddess of sight, glittering, and glory.
Meaning: "yellow" or "fair hair."