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25 Names Fresh Out Of Mykonos

“Set out on a journey to discover a fascinating world where glamour meets simplicity. On Mykonos celebrities, college students and families mingle together to celebrate the Greek summer,” shares VisitGreece.gr. The island of Mykonos is located as part of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea. It’s a hot spot for tourism and is known for its lively nightlife. Additionally, the island has a rich mythological history.

“In Greek mythology, Mykonos was named after its first ruler, Mykonos (Μύκονος), the son or grandson of the god Apollo and a local hero. The island is also said to have been the location of a great battle between Zeus and Titans and where Hercules [faced] the invincible giants having lured them from the protection of Mount Olympus," states Wikipedia.com.

With its beautiful landscape, rich history and lively culture, the island is truly a place of beauty. From interior design inspiration, to destination weddings, many people look to the island for inspiration of all kinds, so why not turn to the islands to inspire a few baby names? Keep reading for 25 baby names fresh out of Mykonos. From Kyros and Daphney to Rhea and Silas, get ready for some authentic inspiration straight from the beach.

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25 Alethia

Alethia is a Greek name, as are the rest of the names on this list! The name Alethia is said to mean truth and is derived from the mythological goddess of truth., according to SheKnows.com.

“People with this name tend to be idealistic, highly imaginative, intuitive, and spiritual. They seek after spiritual truth and often find it. They tend to be visionary and may inspire others. If they fail to develop their potential, they may become dreamers, or misuse power,” suggests SheKnows.com. The name is actually rising in popularity and is currently ranked at number 4,259 in the United States, according to BabyCenter.com.

24 Elena

Meaning ‘the bright one’, Elena is next up on the list. Also of Greek origin, this darling name is truly timeless and has remained a popular choice throughout the years. It is currently ranked at number 67 on popularity charts, according to NameBerry.com, and it continues to rise in popularity. “People with this name have a deep inner desire to inspire others in a higher cause, and to share their own strongly held views on spiritual matters,” shares SheKnows.com. It’s a quaint name with a powerful meaning, and definitely one to consider adding to your list of possibilities.

23 Cassia

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“Cassia is one of the rare names that's truly unusual yet has a stylish feel. Cassia has the added attraction of the sweet smell of cinnamon; a cassia tree or bush, which has yellow flowers, produces a spice that can be a substitute for cinnamon,” shares NameBerry.com. The name Cassia is actually a gender neutral name and ranks at number 2762 on popularity charts and at number and at number 15,998 for boys names, according to BabyCenter.com. It’s a fresher take on the also popular, Cassandra or Cassie. “Keziah, the Biblical equivalent, is also due for rediscovery, while Kassia is the Greek spelling that ties the name to Saint Kassiani, a feminist heroine,” shares NameBerry.com.

22 Orion

One of my favorite names on this list, Orion is up next. Another gender neutral name, Orion is of Greek origin. “The name Orion is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Orion is: Rising in the sky; dawning. Mythological Orion was a mighty hunter and son of Poseidon. The constellation Orion contains three conspicuous stars,” shares SheKnows.com. Much more commonly used as a boys name, it ranks at number 319 on popularity charts for boys names, and at number 13,250 for girls names, according to BabyCenter.com. It’s a mighty name for any little boy or girl!

21 Isidore

Isidore is next up on the list. “The name Isidore is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Isidore is:Strong Gift. Gift of Isis (this name is Greek, even though Isis is an Egyptian deity). St Isidore of Seville tried to convert Spanish Jews to Christianity during the 7th century,” shares SheKnows.com. This unique name is not very common, so you could rest assured any Isidore would not have any duplicates in the classroom! “People with this name are excellent at analyzing, understanding, and learning. They tend to be mystics, philosophers, scholars, and teachers. Because they live so much in the mind, they tend to be quiet and introspective, and are usually introverts,” shares SheKnows.com.

20 Thea

“Thea is the Anglicized spelling of Theia, the Titan of sight and the shining light of the clear blue sky. She is the consort of Hyperion, and mother of Helios, Selene, and Eos. Whether pronounced THEE-a or THAY-a or TAY-a, Thea presents an appealing artistic image, sensitive and serene,” shares NameBerry.com. This darling name is growing in popularity, ranked at number 269 on popularity charts, according to NameBerry.com. The name is said to mean God or Goddess. If you want to give your little one a mighty name, fit for a warrior queen, look no further than Thea.

19 Kora

Growing in popularity, Kora is currently ranked at number 618 on popularity charts in the United States, according to BabyCenter.com. Most commonly used as a girls name, the fresh and fun name is a nice change-up from Cora. “People with this name have a deep inner need for quiet, and a desire to understand and analyze the world they live in, and to learn the deeper truths...People with this name are competent, practical, and often obtain great power and wealth. They tend to be successful in business and commercial affairs, and are able to achieve great material dreams,” shares SheKnows.com.

18 Callista

Another mighty Greek name, Callista is next up on the list. “In Greek the meaning of the name Callista is: Most beautiful. Calista was a Mythological Arcadian who transformed into a she-bear, then into the Great Bear constellation,” shares SheKnows.com. The name is still pretty unique, as it is currently ranked at number 2,555 on popularity charts. Not totally uncommon as a boys name, it ranks at number 9,470 on popularity charts for boys names, according to BabyCenter.com. It’s a name that is both powerful and sweet and any little one would be lucky to be given the name Callista.

17 Nikos

Ranked at number 7,206 on popularity charts, according to BabyCenter.com, Nikos is next up on the list. “Mythological Nike was Greek goddess of victory and root origin of Nicholas,” shares SheKnows.com. SheKnows.com also states, “People with this name are excited by change, adventure, and excitement. They are dynamic, visionary and versatile, able to make constructive use of freedom. They fight being restricted by rules and conventions. They tend to be optimistic, energetic, intelligent, and to make friends easily.” It’s a unique and charming name with a strong meaning behind it, and deserves to be considered for a list of possible boy names.

16 Athena

Meaning Goddess of Wisdom, Athena is next up on the list. As if you need more of a reason to consider this powerful name, the name is currently ranked at number 80 on popularity charts, according to BabyCenter.com. SheKnows.com shares the following in regards to the attributes any Athena is likely to have, “People with this name have a deep inner need for quiet, and a desire to understand and analyze the world they live in, and to learn the deeper truths.” So if you’re looking for a strong name to don a little goddess of your own with, you should really consider adding Athena to your list of possibilities!

15 Felix

“People with this name have a deep inner desire for travel and adventure, and want to set their own pace in life without being governed by tradition,” shares SheKnows.com on the name Felix. It’s a fun name that is said to mean happy. So why not consider giving your little one a name that literally means happy? Isn’t that what any mother or father wants for their little ones life? It’s a sweet name for either a little boy or girl, though is much more popular as a boys name. As a boys name it ranks in at number at 249, according to BabyCenter.com. As a girls name it ranks in at number 6,286, according to BabyCenter.com.

14 Kyros

Kyros is next on the list, and how sweet is this one-of-a-kind name? Most commonly used as a boys name, Kyros means master in Greek, according to SheKnows.com. “People with this name are excellent at analyzing, understanding, and learning. They tend to be mystics, philosophers, scholars, and teachers. Because they live so much in the mind, they tend to be quiet and introspective, and are usually introverts. When presented with issues, they will see the larger picture,” shares SheKnows.com on the personality of people with the name Kyros. If you're looking for a cool name for a boy or girl, look no further than Kyros.

13 Delia

“The name Delia is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Delia is: From Delos. Derived from the name Delos, the Greek island where Apollo and the goddess Artemis are believed to have been born,” shares SheKnows.com. This charming name is currently ranked at number 460 on popularity charts, according to NameBerry.com. SheKnows.com also shares that the American meaning of the name is ‘dark’, which just goes to show it’s important to research all angles of a name before making a selection. I still think Delia is darling and the American meaning makes it a whimsical choice for a Fall baby!

12 Elias

Another gender neutral name, Elias is next up on the list. “The name Elias is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Elias is: The Greek form of the Hebrew Elijah, meaning Jehovah is God,” shares SheKnows.com. Much more popular as a boys name, Elias is currently ranked at number 78 on popularity charts, according to NameBerry.com. Elias has been a popular choice for parents through the years, but it remains a strong and charming choice for any little one. It definitely deserves to be considered for a list of possibilities for boy names!

11 Daphney

“The name Daphney is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Daphney is: The laurel tree. The mythological virtuous Daphne was transformed into a laurel tree to protect her from Apollo,” shares SheKnows.com. A unique spin on the more traditional Daphne, adding a y to the adds gives the name a little more personality. The name is almost always used as a girls name and currently ranks in at number 6,363 for girls names, according to BabyCenter.com. The more traditional spelling Daphne, is much more common, ranked at number 426, according to BabyCenter.com.

10 Silas

Another one of my favorites, Silas is next on the list. Darling for either a boy or girl, it is currently ranked at number 118 on popularity charts for boys names and at number 13,289 for girls names, according to BabyCenter.com. “People with this name have a deep inner desire to use their abilities in leadership, and to have personal independence. They would rather focus on large, important issues, and delegate the details,” shares SheKnows.com. The name is said to mean woodsy, making it a darling choice for any little girl or boy who is destined to be an adventurer.

9 Hali

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“The name Hali is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Hali is: Sea,” states SheKnows.com. I love this name for a summer baby. Ranked at number 3,730, it’s a unique twist on the more traditional Hailey or Halle. “People with this name tend to be creative and excellent at expressing themselves. They are drawn to the arts, and often enjoy life immensely. They are often the center of attention, and enjoy careers that put them in the limelight,” states SheKnows.com. It’s a sweet name and definitely one to consider adding to your list of possibilities!

8 Zoe

Will Zoe ever run out of style? I doubt it! “A Greek name meaning "life." In the Greek translation of the Bible, Eve became Zoe,” shares BabyCenter.com. “The history of the name begins in the third century when the Alexandrian Jews translated Eve, which means 'life,' to the Greek equivalent Zoe. Zoe was in use as far back as the Roman classical period, and was popular with the early Christians, who bestowed it with hopes of eternal life, but it didn't migrate to the English-speaking world until the mid-nineteenth century,” adds NameBerry.com. It’s a darling name with a lot of rich history.

7 Matthias

“The name Matthias is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "gift of God",” shares SheKnows.com. This is another name that has stood the test of time. It is currently ranked at number 414 according to BabyCenter.com. The name Matthias is mostly known as a masculine name. “With Matthew sounding somewhat exhausted, and ancient endings sounding new again, this New Testament apostolic name makes an appealing and recommended choice. Both Mathias and Matias are well used in the Hispanic community, and throughout Europe. Will Ferrell and his Swedish wife chose Matias for their second son,” shares NameBerry.com.

6 Clio

“The name Clio is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Clio is:Celebrate. Abbreviation of Clotilde and Cleopatra. Clio was the Mythological Muse of historic poetry,” shares SheKnow.com. I think the meaning of this name is so sweet and I love the alternative spelling over the more traditional Cleo. Most commonly used as a girls name, it is currently ranked at number 6.286 on popularity charts, according to BabyCenter.com. It should also be noted that the more traditional spelling, Cleo, is ranked at number 1,018. Clio or Cleo, the name is full of charm!

5 Mara

Number 606 on popularity charts, according to BabyCenter.com, Mara is next up on the list! “Mara is a multicultural name, also a Kiswahili word meaning "a time," and could be conceived as a geographical name, being a river flowing through Kenya and Tanzania,” shares NameBerry.com. It’s a darling name, and is known for being mostly a feminine name. “People with this name have a deep inner desire for love and companionship, and want to work with others to achieve peace and harmony,” shares SheKnows.com. It’s a darling name with a sweet meaning behind it, and should absolutely be considered for your list of girls names!

4 Lia

Of Greek origin of course, this name means bringer of good news, which makes it a perfect choice for a baby girls name. Ranked at number 266 on popularity charts, it’s a more interesting spin on the more traditional spelling, Leah, which is ranked at number 60, according to BabyCenter.com. “People with this name have a deep inner desire to use their abilities in leadership, and to have personal independence. They would rather focus on large, important issues, and delegate the details,” shares SheKnows.com on the personalities of those with the name Lia. Lias is a more common boys version of the name.

3 Lukas

Also of Greek origin, Lukas is said to mean light, which is adorable inspiration for a baby name. I think Lukas is adorable for a boy or girl, but it’s much more common as a boys name. It is currently ranked at number 216 for boys names, and at number 6,371 for girls names, according to BabyCenter.com. “People with this name have a deep inner desire for order and physical creativity, and want to be involved in conventional, safe activities,” writes SheKnows.com. Boy or girl, Lukas is definitely a name to consider adding to your list of possibilities.

2 Rhea

Meaning Rivers, Rhea is up next on the list. Definitely one of the more unique names on this list, I think this is the sweetest little name for a baby girl. “The name Rhea is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Rhea is: The mother of the Greek god, Zeus. Wife of Cronus,” shares SheKnows.com. The name is ranked at number 704 on popularity charts, according to BabyCenter.com. “People with this name are excited by change, adventure, and excitement. They are dynamic, visionary and versatile, able to make constructive use of freedom. They fight being restricted by rules and conventions. They tend to be optimistic, energetic, intelligent, and to make friends easily,” shares SheKnow.com on the tendencies of people with the name Rhea.

1 Sophia

“The name Sophia is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Sophia is:Wisdom; wise,” writes SheKnow.com. Sophia has remained a popular choice over the last decade. It currently ranks in at number 5 on popularity charts, according to BabyCenter.com. “Sophia, which was the Number 1 girls' name in the US from 2011 to 2013, is among the most popular girls' names in the Western World, with a sensuous sound and high-minded meaning. Sophia's been chosen by several celeb parents, and reached the top of the charts without losing any -- okay, much -- of its sophisticated beauty. Sophia's a real winner,” shares NameBerry.com.

References: www.visitgreece.gr, www.wikipedia.com, www.sheknows.com, www.babycenter.com, www.nameberry.com

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