Monday, February 22, 2010

Attention - Grabbing Greek Baby names. by Jaden Smith

The family history and the family tree are exposed in Greek Names. This states that a Greek baby name reveals the history of the family and also indicates an ongoing family trend. The naming ceremony of a child takes place in the church during his/her first six to eight months. The child is given a Greek name after his/her baptism at the church. People also celebrate his/her "Name Day" in Greece. The baby names in Greek are mostly taken from the Orthodox Church Calendars where as many Greeks endure Greek God names which also signifies famous personalities. There are different versions of Greek names, "basic" is one of those. The nicknames in Greek are derived from their tradition, there are names which are also produced from jokes and few reflect a cute look. Saint or martyr of the church is given tribute by dedicating each day of the year in their memory. Thus the Greek baby name carries the Saint's name. It has been observed that Greek girl names very much relates to patron saints, though the ancient Greek names have become very popular in last few years.

Greeks being traditional they have complete freedom of choosing their Greek girl names. Today with the ongoing trend people of Greece have started using compound names for their baby girl which is a mix of both Orthodox and an ancient Greek names. For instance Eleni - Electra or Maria - Phaidra. Greece is also famous for having common female Greek names. The research and the statistics say that Maria is the most common name in Greece. People also believe that it's a very lucky name which has positiveness in it. There are some unofficial stats which also shows that Maria, Dimitra, Eleni, Soussana are also very common names in Thessaloniki (Salonica), the second biggest city in Greece. Like female Greek names, male Greek names are many and different, not as common as Greek female names. The first born son in the family typically takes his grandfather's name, though this tradition is followed mostly in rural areas and small towns. There was a time when Greek baby boy names used to use diminutive and nicknames, replacing the initial name. For instance, a Greek baby boy nickname could be "Kostas" where in his real name is "Konstantinos." Keeping the fashion of common names, even Greek male name has common names. Such as "Giorgos". The study says that 11% male gender in Greek has "Giorgos" name. There are many more names which are commonly used. We have spoken about the Origin of Greek names, Greek baby boy names and baby girl names. Now let's understand the theory of Greek surnames. The very interesting part of having female surnames in Greek is that they use the surname of the man with a feminine version of the real masculine name. For example a female last name is Demetriou which is taken from the surname of a male named Demetrios.

In spite of facilitating the female surnames, foreigners still find the surnames to be bit complicated in general. The majority of Greek surnames are usually the genitive of the first name of the father of the family. There are few more interesting concepts of Greek surnames. Such as surname Kara means it comes from East where as Kara in Turkish means black. Kondo means short, Papa means there used to be a priest in the family. Last but not the least, will discuss about Greek God names. The endless and enormous Greek mythology is loaded with deities, semi-gods and other figures that supports the 12 Gods and create some kind of divine repute. Some of these god names which are also said to be ancient names are still in use today. You have many such fascinating concepts and fundamentals behind Greek names. This was just a brief of it.

About the Author
My name is Jaden Smith. I am Graduate with a B.SC. (IT) I have ten year experience in the documentation and content writing. I also keep up regular blogs and encourage feedback on articles and blogs written. I like to play cricket and singing. I am a certified fundamental and technical analyst. I am belongs from United State.

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