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Which Greek names will be the next big thing?

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JessieIsabelle · 08/01/2024 23:20

We don't have any on our list so far, except for Chloe which is quite mainstream, but it seems like they are very trendy now and I just thought about this today and was wondering which one you think will become popular next.

Right now Penelope is really popular as well as Athena. I think Daphne, Apollo, Atlas are all rising quickly. Zoe, Chloe and Phoebe were popular in the past.

Which one of these has a chance and have you noticed any? I'm just so curious:

Antigone - I heard this is rising quickly among posh people, can anyone confirm?

Chione

Persephone - Saw this a few times, too.

Calliope

Nephele

Nike

Atlas

Apollo

Ares - I've seen this a few times too.

Eurydice

Any ideas?

It's just out of curiosity, because I'm intrigued. The only one on our list so far is Chloe, but I'm thinking about adding Phoebe again. I guess we're not brave enough for Persephone, even though I like it.

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MarchHareInTheRain · 08/01/2024 23:21

There are TWO girls called Artemis in my youngest's primary school.

HahaBooHiss · 09/01/2024 09:26

My friend has Atlas on her list - not sure if she’ll use it, but it’s there. Persephone is two of my other friends lists.

I like Apollo and pitched it to partner once but he was not impressed. Not seen it around at all to be honest.

Daphne I’ve heard out and about.

Agree with you about Antigone.

I LOVE Artemis! I also loved Ares until I read it as Arse one day 😅

I really hope you’re wrong about Nike 😭

Wytchy · 09/01/2024 09:29
violetcuriosity · 09/01/2024 09:31

I think Iris and Eleni are on the up.

mogtheexcellent · 09/01/2024 09:32

I know a daphne, artemis, theano and my favourite cassandra

Yuckyyuckyuckity · 09/01/2024 09:34

I love Calliope so much, as well as the nickname Callie. Persephone is also nice but so many people still think it's pronounced Percy-phone and I don't like any of it's potential nicknames.

Much prefer Zoe to Chloe.

Phoebe and Daphne are definitely getting more popular again, and I've seen Atlas and Apollo a few times. Haven't seen any of the other names you've mentioned much though.

FallingStar21 · 09/01/2024 09:40

Imo these names are far too "heavy" to be used for children today, especially English children who have no Greek roots.
I don't think even the Greeks use them much, they are from the Mythology and that's where they belong.

Wytchy · 09/01/2024 09:40

I think Calliope is as likely to be pronounced incorrectly as Persephone is. 

Sa3 · 09/01/2024 09:43

Agree. My daughter has a Greek name but my ex is Greek so it makes sense. Personally I’d find it bizarre to teach an Atlas etc. without any Greek heritage. I lived in Greece for years and never met an Atlas or some of the other names mentioned here.

HowNice23 · 09/01/2024 09:47

How about Cassiopeia or Electra 😊

Wytchy · 09/01/2024 09:57

The whole Electra Complex thing is rather off-putting.

OctaviaRedQueen · 09/01/2024 09:59

I think Xanthe is going to have a surge.

Finbrek · 09/01/2024 10:00

Ares

cheapskatemum · 09/01/2024 10:02

Hermione? I met one recently through work. I asked if her parents were Harry Potter fans & she said no, they just wanted something Greek. I like it as associate it more with the fantastic actress Hermione Baddeley. DH likes Hermione Norris.

DarkAcademia · 09/01/2024 10:03

Xanthe is beautiful. Circe is a good one too. I knew a family with a Daphne and a Calypso, which I thought were beautiful too.

DarkAcademia · 09/01/2024 10:04

cheapskatemum · 09/01/2024 10:02

Hermione? I met one recently through work. I asked if her parents were Harry Potter fans & she said no, they just wanted something Greek. I like it as associate it more with the fantastic actress Hermione Baddeley. DH likes Hermione Norris.

I love Hermione Norris too - I haven't seen her in anything lately, though. Just saw that she has a daughter called Hero, which I ADORE as a name.

TheBirdintheCave · 09/01/2024 10:05

We'll have a Hero most likely if this baby is a girl :) I actually know a little Persephone but she's American.

YetAnotherSpartacus · 09/01/2024 10:07

Cassandra
Ariadne
Ekaterini
Ophelia

ErrolTheDragon · 09/01/2024 10:10

Surely Helen and its variants are overdue a comeback?

AutumnCrow · 09/01/2024 10:17

Io

orangegato · 09/01/2024 10:19

Eulah

starlight1011 · 09/01/2024 10:40

My wee man is called Christos, his daddy is Greek tho x

MrsCarson · 09/01/2024 10:42

I like Troy for a boy.
Helen is a lovely name.

TallulahBetty · 09/01/2024 10:56

Lois? Greek but not classically so

FallingStar21 · 09/01/2024 11:57

cheapskatemum · 09/01/2024 10:02

Hermione? I met one recently through work. I asked if her parents were Harry Potter fans & she said no, they just wanted something Greek. I like it as associate it more with the fantastic actress Hermione Baddeley. DH likes Hermione Norris.

Yes but it doesn't sound Greek the way English people pronounce it. Greek pronunciation is completely different.

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