Are you looking for a baby girl’s name with strength, wisdom, and power? A name that has its roots in mythology could be the answer! To help inspire you, we’ve created a list of legendary goddesses, Titans, and warriors from Greek mythology. Read on to discover the meanings behind some of the best mythology baby names. With any luck, you’ll find the perfect name for your little goddess or heroine.
Meaning: Thorny. In Greek mythology, Acantha was Apollo’s lover that he had turned into an Acanthus plant after she scratched his face.
Similar Names: Aella, Aine, Andromeda
Meaning: Goddess of love
Similar Names: Ambrosia, Adrasteia, Aglaia
Meaning: Most holy. This name of the Cretan goddess of fertility
Similar Names: Astra, Atalanta, Amalthea
Meaning: Of the stars, heavens. Goddess of justice and innocence
Similar Names: Aris, Artemis, Asura
Meaning: Greek goddess of wisdom and the daughter of Zeus
Similar Names: Anthea, Athene, Althea
Meaning: Dawn, the Roman Goddess of sunrise
Similar Names: Alexandra, Arete, Arethusa
Meaning: Daughter of Bris. Briseis is a significant character in Greek legends; during the Trojan War, she was captured by Achilles, who fell in love with her.
Similar Names: Brigid, Brunhild, Bellona
Meaning: Thunder. The goddesses of lightning and thunder.
Similar Names: Branwen, Bia, Belisama
Meaning: Beautiful voice. Calliope was one of the Muses-who presided over poetry, song, and the arts and sciences, often shown holding a poem in one hand and a trumpet in the other.
Similar Names: Camilla, Cassiopeia, Cerelia
Meaning: Prophetess. The name of the tragic mythological Trojan princess who was given the gift of prophecy by Apollo, but was condemned never to be believed. Cassandra was a daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba, her elder brother was Hector.
Similar Names: Circe, Calypso, Carda
Meaning: Roman goddess of harmony
Similar Names: Cora, Cressida, Cardea
Meaning: Celtic goddess of water
Similar Names: Ceres, Chandra, Clio
Meaning: Laurel tree. In Greek mythology, Peneus saved Daphne from Apollo’s romantic obsessions by transforming her into a laurel tree.
Similar Names: Dalia, Delia, Demeter
Similar Names: Danaë, Deianeira, Despoina
Meaning: Amber. Electra was the daughter of Atlas, in Greek mythology.
Similar Names: Elettra, Echo, Enid
Origin: Norse mythology
Meaning: The lady. reya is the Goddess of love in Norse mythology, but she is also associated with sex, lust, beauty, sorcery, fertility, war, and death.
Similar Names: Fauna, Flora, Fortuna
Meaning: Earth mother. Gaia was the Greek goddess of the Earth and prophecy and is the personification of Mother Earth.
Similar Names: Gudrun, Galanthus, Grainne
Meaning: Hero. In Greek mythology, Hera, the wife of Zeus, was the Queen of the gods, the goddess of marriage and birth.
Similar Names: Halcyon, Hebe, Hermione
Meaning: Hearth, fireside
Similar Names: Hesperia, Hippolyte, Hero
Meaning: Violet flower. From Greek ion ‘violet’ and anthos ‘flower.’ In Greek mythology, Ianthe is one of the daughters of Titan Oceanus and Tethys mentioned in the Homeric hymn to Demeter, who was one of the sea nymphs with the Goddess of Spring.
Similar Names: Illyria, Iole, Indira
Meaning: Greek goddess of the rainbow and the messenger of the Olympian gods.
Similar Names: Ismene, Irene, Isis
Meaning: Unknown. Jocasta is known as the mother and wife of Oedipus. In Greek mythology, Jocasta was the wife of King Laius of Thebes; she was also the mother of Oedipus, who she mistakenly married without realizing he was her son
Similar Names: Jana, Jara, Jaya
Meaning: Consort of Jupiter. A Roman mythology goddess that was the wife of Jupiter and the queen of the heavens.
Similar Names: Justitia, Jaya, Jupiter
Meaning: The black one. In Hindu mythology, Kali is a highly feared goddess; known as the Goddess of destruction.
Similar Names: Kalma, Kore, Klythië
Meaning: Happy. In Greek mythology, Leda was an Aetolian princess who became a Spartan queen and the mother of Helen of Troy. She is best known for being seduced by the god Zeus when he took the form of a swan.
Similar Names: Lilith, Lorelei, Lavinia
Meaning: Moon. Luna was also a Roman mythological goddess of the moon.
Similar Names: Lycia, Larissa, Lakshmi
Similar Names: Maeve, Muirgen, Minerva
Meaning: To reflect, meditate or ponder. According to Greek legend Medea was a sorceress who helped Jason obtain the Golden Fleece from her father, King Aeetes of Colchis.
Similar Names: Melia, Morrigan, Myra
Meaning: Water nymph. Naida, in Greek mythology, is one of the nymphs of flowing water.
Similar Names: Niamh, Naenia, Nephele
Meaning: Goal. In Greek mythology, Nysa is the mountainous region where nymphs raised the young god Dionysus.
Similar Names: Neith, Nessa, Nixie
Meaning: From Mount Olympus. Olympia is the feminine form of Olympos, the name of the mountain home of the Greek gods. Olympia was an ancient Greek sanctuary site dedicated to the worship of Zeus.
Similar Names: Orion, Ourania, Olwen
Meaning: All gifts. Derived from the words pan ‘all, every’ and dōron ‘gift’. Pandora was the first mortal woman in Greek mythology. She was used as an instrument in the wrath of Zeus to punish Prometheus.
Similar Names: Paris, Pax, Padma
Meaning: Weaver. Penelope is a Greek mythology name belonging to the wife of Odysseus in Homer’s Odyssey; it derives from the Greek word penelops.
Similar Names: Pallas, Phoebe, Priya
Meaning: Bringer of destruction, queen of the underworld. Persephone was said to spend the winter months in the underworld with Hades.
Similar Names: Phaedra, Phyllis, Polymnia
Meaning: A flowing stream. Rhea is a goddess in Greek mythology, the Titan, daughter of the earth goddess Gaia and the mother of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Demeter, and Hestia.
Similar Names: Rhiannon, Reva, Rithanya
Meaning: Goddess of the moon. Selene was the Greek goddess of the moon who drove her chariot across the heavens.
Similar Names: Sabrina, Signy, Sanya
Meaning: Prophetesses. From the Greek mythology name Sibylla or Sybilla of ancient prophetesses that inspired Apollo.
Similar Names: Shanaya, Shanaya, Siren
Meaning: Thunder goddess. Thora is the feminine of Thor, the God of Thunder and war. In Norse mythology, Thora was the wife of king Ragnar Lodbrok, a Danish king.
Similar Names: Tordis, Tanith, Tara
Meaning: Chooser of the slain. The Valkyrie are maidens who carried dying warriors to Valhalla.
Similar Names: Vacuna, Venelia, Veritas
Meaning: Beauty, delight. The girl’s name Venus is borne of a mythology goddess of love and beauty, the Latin equivalent of Greek Aphrodite, her name is related to venustas
Similar Names: Victoria, Vesta, Varaa