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125+ Amazing Greek Cat Names: Exotic Options for Your Kitten (With Meanings)

Amazing Greek Cat Names

Greece is the home of democracy, theater, the Olympic Games, and philosophy, as well as fantastic food, ancient ruins, and gorgeous views! Greece also has great names that you can choose for your cat.

We pulled together over 125 names that are all Greek in nature. Whether you have Greek ancestry or simply admire the culture, you’re bound to find something here that will give your kitty a bit of Greek flair.

divider-cat How to Name Your Cat

Before we begin, let’s go over a few ways that you can come up with a name for your cat. You can use your cat’s appearance for inspiration, which is a common method. The pattern or color of your kitty’s fur can give you a few ideas, as can the size of your cat.

You can also turn to media: TV, movies, books, art, and music are all great ways to come up with a name. If you have a favorite TV show or movie, character names can be fun and interesting. Also, your favorite bands and songs can inspire you. Also, all cats have personality quirks, so you can use your cat’s own uniqueness for ideas.

There are so many things that you can draw inspiration from. It just takes a bit of imagination — and perhaps a name list like this one! Here are Greek names that could be perfect for your cat!

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Female Greek Cat Names

Here are traditional female Greek names for female cats. We also included the meanings of these names so you can get the entire picture. Some of these names are from Greek mythology.

  • Acantha (prickle or thorn)
  • Althea (power to heal)
  • Calliope (beautiful voice)
  • Cassandra (to excel, to shine)
  • Daphne (laurel tree)
  • Echo (reflected sound)
  • Eos (dawn)
  • Gaia (earth)
  • Lanthe (purple flower)
  • Leda (happy)
  • Maia (mother)
  • Pandora (all gifted)
  • Penelope (weaver)
  • Phoebe (shining and radiant)
  • Rhea (running stream)
  • Selene (moon)
  • Xanthe (yellow or golden)

Male Greek Cat Names

Here are male Greek names for male cats that also have meanings and include names from Greek mythology. These names can be gender-neutral too.

  • Adonis (lord)
  • Angelino (angel)
  • Castor (pious one)
  • Cephalus (head)
  • Damon (loyalty and trust)
  • Eryx (boxer)
  • Evander (good-hearted)
  • Georgios (incredible strength)
  • Hermes (heap of stones)
  • Icarus (follower)
  • Kosmos (order and beauty)
  • Leander (lion of a man)
  • Okeanos (body of water)
  • Odysseus (wrathful)
  • Orpheus (darkness of the night)
  • Theseus (to set, to place)
  • Zephyr (west wind)
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Names Based on Famous Greek Figures

Greece is full of famous Greek figures. From the arts and music to philosophy, war, literature, science, and politics — our world wouldn’t be the same without their contributions!

  • Alexander the Great (king and adventurer)
  • Archimedes (mathematician)
  • Aristotle (philosopher)
  • Hippocrates (physician)
  • Homer (poet)
  • Leonidas (king of Sparta)
  • Maria Callas (opera singer)
  • Pericles (politician)
  • Plato (philosopher)
  • Socrates (philosopher)
  • Solon (lawmaker)

Names Based on Geography

Greece has many beautiful cities and islands, so we’ve included a few of these locations as potential names for your kitty. If you like this idea but don’t see a name that you like here, get out a map of Greece and look around. You could find a great name through geography!

  • Athens
  • Crete
  • Hydra
  • Katerini
  • Milos
  • Mykonos
  • Olympus
  • Rhodes
  • Samos
  • Santorini
  • Troy
  • Volos
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Names Based on Food and Drinks

Greece is also famous for its delicious food and drinks. Many of these names could make an interesting and unique name for your cat.

  • Baklava
  • Feta
  • Frappé
  • Gyro
  • Halva
  • Hummus
  • Kalamata
  • Mastika
  • Metaxa
  • Moussaka
  • Olive
  • Ouzo
  • Retsina
  • Revani
  • Souvlaki
  • Tzatziki

Names Based on Greek Mythology

No Greek name list can be complete without names from Greek mythology. We’re starting with the names of the major gods and goddesses.

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Names Based on Major Male Greek Gods

  • Apollo (god of the sun and art, music, archery, healing, poetry, etc.)
  • Ares (god of courage, bloodshed, and violence)
  • Dionysus (god of fertility and wine)
  • Hades (king of the underworld and the dead)
  • Hephaestus (god of fire, crafts, and metalworking)
  • Hermes (god of travel, writing, and thieves)
  • Poseidon (god of the sea)
  • Zeus (lord of the sky)

Names Based on Major Female Greek Goddesses

  • Aphrodite (goddess of love, sex, and beauty)
  • Artemis (goddess of the hunt)
  • Athena (goddess of reason, wisdom, and war)
  • Demeter (goddess of agriculture and the harvest)
  • Hera (queen of Olympus, goddess of marriage, women, and family)
  • Hestia (goddess of the hearth and home)
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Names Based on Minor Male Greek Gods

  • Aeolus (god of winds)
  • Kratos (god of strength and power)
  • Helios (god of the sun)
  • Hypnos (god of sleep)
  • Morpheus (god of dreams)
  • Thanatos (god of peaceful death)

Names Based on Minor Female Greek Goddesses

  • Ariadne (goddess of passion and mazes)
  • Enyo (goddess of war and peacekeeping)
  • Eos (goddess of dawn)
  • Harmonia (goddess of harmony)
  • Iris (goddess of rainbows)
  • Nemesis (goddess of revenge, balance, and consequences)
  • Nike (goddess of victory)
  • Psyche (goddess of compassion)
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Names Based on Heroes and Heroines

  • Achilles
  • Aeneas
  • Agamemnon
  • Hector
  • Helen
  • Hercules
  • Jason
  • Medea
  • Oedipus
  • Oracle at Delphi
  • Orestes
  • Pandora
  • Paris
  • Perseus

Names Based on Monsters

  • Argus
  • Charybdis
  • Cerberus
  • Cyclopes
  • Lamia
  • Medusa
  • Minotaur
  • Polyphemus
  • Scylla
  • Sphynx
  • Siren
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Use Your Imagination!

After you’ve looked through these possibilities, you might have found the perfect name, or maybe you’re still considering your options but now have a better idea of what you’re looking for.

You can give your cat any name, but it’s usually best to stick with something that seems to suit them. That said, your cat won’t care about the name that you give them. They just want to be taken care of and loved.

Another consideration is adding a title or honorific to the name that you choose for your kitty:
  • Queen/King
  • Her or His Majesty
  • Dame
  • Prince/Princess
  • Madame
  • Sir
  • Mrs./Miss
  • Professor
  • Sergeant
  • Colonel
  • Senator
  • General

If you end up choosing the name of a god or goddess for your cat, you probably don’t need a title. But imagine your cat as Dame Olive or General Ouzo!

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If you like the look of a name but aren’t sure how to pronounce it, look it up online, and you should be able to find videos and sound files that will give you the proper pronunciation.

If you’re still on the fence about your cat’s name after reading through this list, pull out a Greek mythology book or look at a map of Greece. You can easily find inspiration from these sources. Greece is a beautiful and intriguing country that is rich in the arts, history, and culture, so giving your cat a name to honor this amazing place is a lovely idea.


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