Ancient Greece is considered as the birthplace of the Olympic games, Western philosophy, democracy, etc. The exact time period of ancient Greece is not known, but it is said that it existed somewhere between 8th century BC and 6th century AD. Ancient Greek names are always popular because of their typical meanings and unique pronunciations. Previously in ancient Greece, a person had no last name and was identified with only his first name. But after some decades, use of the geographical place in the name became compulsory. For example, Markos in the Aegean Islands. This rule was specially made for maintaining official records. It has been an age old tradition among Greeks to name a newborn after his/her grandparents. Many of the ancient Greek names have originated from Greek gods and goddesses and Roman gods. Some names have originated from the Old and New Testament and Christian traditions. Greek names also include names of famous philosophers and heroes like Helen, Odysseus, Plato, etc. So, want to know more about these ancient Greek names? Then here are lists of male and female ancient Greek names and meanings.