Opa! Greek Cat Names – 55+ Amazing Names for Your Cat
by Jessi Klein
If you’re looking at names for your new kitten, Greek cat names are a gorgeous, unique choice!
They pay homage to an ancient culture that has shaped our modern world in more ways than we realize and to a country that is bright and beautiful.
We’ve drawn inspiration from many different places, including geography, Greek mythology, popular human names and more. Hopefully you’ll find a name that fits your cat perfectly!
Greek Cat Names Inspired by Geography
Greece is home to some of the most amazing landscapes in the world. Crystal blue waters, stunning mountains, ancient ruins, all glowing in the Mediterranean sun. When gathering Greek cat names, we found that popular cities, regions and islands provide excellent inspiration for names and pay tribute to an amazing locale so many of us would love to visit.
- Athens – The capital and largest city in Greece. It’s one of the world’s oldest cities, widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy.
- Volos – A coastal port city situated midway on the Greek mainland.
- Crete – The largest and most populous of the Greek islands.
- Kalamata – A large city in Southern Greece and home to the Kalamata olive.
- Santorini – An island in the southern Aegean Sea, just over 100 miles southeast of Greece’s mainland.
- Mykonos – A Greek island that also makes a great Greek cat name.
- Patmos – A small Greek island in the Aegean Sea that is the location of both the vision of and the writing of the Christian Bible’s Book of Revelation.
- Hydra – One of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf.
- Samos – A Greek island in the eastern Aegean Sea that is quite close to the mainland.
- Rhodes – The largest of the Dodecanese islands.
- Milos – A volcanic Greek island in the Aegean Sea, just north of the Sea of Crete.
- Katerini – A town in Central Macedonia, Greece.
Female Greek Cat Names
For girl cat, we definitely recommend checking out these female names popular in Greece. We’ve also included their traditional meaning so you get the full scope of the name.
- Aleksandrya – helper and defender of mankind
- Anastasia – resurrection
- Calliope – beautiful voice
- Callista – beautiful
- Charissa – hope
- Cyrena – sea nymph
- Damara – gentle girl
- Delphina – little girl
- Feodora – God given
- Gaia – earth
- Iyonna – gracious
- Konstantina – God, perfect
- Kyra – enthroned
- Nastassia – resurrection
- Panagiota – holy
- Persephone – the daughter of Zeus and Demeter in Greek mythology
- Petrina – a rock
- Venus – love and beauty
Male Greek Cat Names
These male names are quite popular in this ancient country and have a distinct Greek sound to them.
- Alexandros / Alexander – defending men
- Anastasios – resurrection
- Calix – very handsome
- Cosmo – order, universe
- Damaris – gentle
- Dimitur /Dimitris – lover of the Earth
- Evangelos – messenger, angel
- Nyke – victory, speed and triumph
- Orion – son of fire
- Pericles – a man with honor
- Spiros – large basket
- Taryn – king of rocky hill
- Theron – hunter
- Xanthe – yellow, bright, golden-haired – a great name for a cat with this coloring.
Greek Cat Names Inspired by Mythology
We all know at least a little bit about Greek mythology. It was taught to us in school and still surrounds us today in random different ways. Like the Athena Award for distinguished female scholar/athletes or the saying “Hotter than Hades.” All trace back to Greek mythology!
- Zeus – King of the gods and ruler of Mount Olympus.
- Hera – A Greek goddess and the wife of Zeus.
- Aphrodite – Goddess of beauty, love and desire.
- Apollo – God of music, arts, knowledge and many other things.
- Ares – God of war and violence.
- Athena – Goddess of wisdom, intelligence, skill, battle strategy and handicrafts.
Mstyslav Chernov via Wikimedia Commons
Other Fun Greek Cat Names
Here is more inspiration for fun, authentic Greek cat names.
- Agora – Open market place, present in ancient Greek cities.
- Ethos – Characteristics specific to a person or culture.
- Feta – Hailing from Greece, Feta is a brined curd white cheese made from sheep’s milk or from a mixture of sheep and goat’s milk.
- Tzatziki – Dip comprised of yogurt, cucumber, garlic and olive oil.
- Pita – A soft, slightly leavened flatbread.
- Filo – A very thin, unleavened dough used for making pastries
- Gyro – A pita sandwich or the rotisserie cooked meat it contains.
- Moussaka – A greek dish that includes eggplant, potato or ground beef.
- Baklava – A rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo filled with nuts and sweetened with honey or yummy syrup.
Greece is a country so rich in culture, history and beauty. Giving your new cat a Greek-inspired name is a lovely idea. If you’re on the fence with these names, however, but know you definitely want an international monker, we have plenty ideas, like:
- Russian cat names
- German cat names
- Japanese cat names
- French cat names
- Italian cat names
- Egyptian cat names
And if you have any other ideas for Greek cat names, we’d love to hear them!