Ancient Greek name generator

This name generator will give you 10 random ancient Greek names.

Male and female Greek names are constructed differently, which shows in the suffixes. Last name weren't used, instead a patronymic system was used ('son of', 'daughter of'), although women would often be referred to as 'wife of', this was often more polite than using her own name.

Last names weren't really used in every day life, but only for mostly bureaucratic purposes. As mentioned, a married woman would usually be referred to as 'wife of ..', but on her gravestone it would have her full name.

Nicknames were also quite popular, oftentimes they'd replace the usage of a given name, much like nicknames today.

To start, simply click on the button to generate 10 random names. Don't like the names? Simply click again to get 10 new random names.

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