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55+ Greek Last Names To Fill You With The Strength Of The Gods

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Last names are great bridges between a family‘s past and present. Greek last names come from a country of an elaborate history and a culture so rich, it has remained strong from generation to generation. Some stem from ancient times when Greek mythology was going strong, while others show signs of the emergence of Christianity in Greece. Several derive from Hebrew given names.

We’ve compiled a list of popular Greek surnames that showcase various points in the country’s history. Read on to see the meaning behind these last names and their Greek spellings.

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  1. Drakos

Greek spelling: Δράκων Meaning: Dragon or ogre.

  1. Servopoulos

Greek spelling: Σερβόπουλος Meaning: Son of a Serb.

  1. Papadopoulos

Greek spelling: Παπαδόπουλος Meaning: Son of a priest.

  1. Galanis

Greek spelling: Γαλανής Meaning: Someone with light blue eyes.

  1. Lykaios

Greek spelling: Λιάκαιος Meaning: Wolf.

  1. Danielopoulos

Greek spelling: Δανιτόπουλος Meaning: Son of Daniel.

  1. Christodoulopoulos

Greek spelling: Χριστοδουλόπουλος Meaning: Descendant of Christ’s servant.

  1. Aetos

Greek spelling: Αετός Meaning: Eagle.

  1. Moustakas

Greek spelling: Μουστάκας Meaning: A person with a mustache.

  1. Papadakis

Greek spelling: Παπαδάκης Meaning: Father or priest (with ‘akis’ suffix stemming from Crete).

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  1. Georgiou

Greek spelling: Γεωργίου Meaning: Wife or kin of Georgios.

  1. Ioannou

Greek spelling: Ιωάννου Meaning: Child of John.

  1. Demetriou

Greek spelling: Δημητρίου Meaning: Child or follower of Demeter, the Greek goddess of fertility.

  1. Bakirtzis

Greek spelling: Βακιρτζής Meaning: Coppersmith.

  1. Hasapis

Greek spelling: Χασάπης Meaning: Butcher.

  1. Chloros

Greek spelling: Χλώρος Meaning: Green.

  1. Angelopoulos

Greek spelling: Αγγελόπουλος Meaning: Son of the messenger/angel.

  1. Iraklidis

Greek spelling: Ηρακλίδης Meaning: Son of Hercules.

  1. Papazoglou

Greek spelling: Παπάζογλου Meaning: Priest’s son.

  1. Doukas

Greek spelling: Δούκας Meaning: Duke or lord.

  1. Florakis

Greek spelling: Φλωράκης Meaning: ‘Flor’ referring to a flower, blossom, or virginity, with the ‘akis’ suffix stemming from Crete.

  1. Adamos

Greek spelling: Αδάμος Meaning: Son of Adam.

  1. Andino

Greek spelling: Αντίνο Meaning: Manly.

  1. Ariti

Greek spelling: Αρίτη Meaning: Approahcbale, generous, and friendly.

  1. Argyros

Greek spelling: Αργυρός Meaning: Silvery.

  1. Baros

Greek spelling: Μπάρος Meaning: Happy, clay, or lucky.

  1. Bouras

Greek spelling: Μπόρας Meaning: A woolen cloth, coarse and reddish-brown with long hair or someone who worked in the wool trade.

  1. Castellanos

Greek spelling: Καστελάνου Meaning: Castle.

  1. Chaconas

Greek spelling: Chaconas Meaning: An inhabitant of the eastern side of Peloponnese.

  1. Christoforou

Greek spelling: Χριστοφόρου Meaning: One who is bearing Christ.

  1. Condos

Greek spelling: Condos Meaning: Short.

  1. Cirillo

Greek spelling: Meaning: Lord or masterful.

  1. Diakos

Greek spelling: Διάκος Meaning: Deacon.

  1. Diamandis

Greek spelling: Διαμαντής Meaning: Diamonds.

  1. Dougenis

Greek spelling: Ντουγκένης Meaning: Slave or servant.

  1. Drivas

Greek spelling: Δρίβες Meaning: Tree.

  1. Economos

Greek spelling: Οικονομός Meaning: Steward.

  1. Eliades

Greek spelling: Ηλιάδης Meaning: Comes from the biblical name Elais.

  1. Elias

Greek spelling: Meaning: Jehovah of God or Lord of God.

  1. Eliopoulos

Greek spelling: Ελιόπουλος Meaning: Nestling.

  1. Filo

Greek spelling: Φίλο Meaning: The horse’s friend.

  1. Fotos

Greek spelling: Φωτο Meaning: Light.

  1. Frangopoulos

Greek spelling: Φραγκόπουλος Meaning: Descendant of a Frank.

  1. Gabris

Greek spelling: Γκάμπρης Meaning: Derives from the name Gabriel.

  1. Galatas

Greek spelling: Γαλατάς Meaning: Someone who comes from a family that sells milk.

  1. Gataki

Greek spelling: Γατάκι Meaning: Kitten.

  1. Halkias

Greek spelling: Χαλκιάς Meaning: Coppersmith.

  1. Hasapi

Greek spelling: Χασάπι Meaning: Butcher.

  1. Hondros

Greek spelling: Ονδρος Meaning: Fat.

  1. Iordanou

Greek spelling: Ιορδάνου Meaning: Flow down or descend.

  1. Kallis

Greek spelling: Κάλις Meaning: Best.

  1. Kappas

Greek spelling: Κάππας Meaning: Large.

  1. Nephus

Greek spelling: Νεφός Meaning: Son of God who will eventually become God.

  1. Nicolaides

Greek spelling: Νικολαΐδες Meaning: Derives from Nicholas.

  1. Nomikos

Greek spelling: Νομικός Meaning: Relating to the law.

  1. Onasis

Greek spelling: Ωνάση Meaning: Lover.

  1. Nanos

Greek spelling: Νάνος Meaning: Dwarf.

  1. Othonos

Greek spelling: Όθωνος Meaning: Fortune or wealth.

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