Goddess Names
Goddess names are meaningful and melodic. Whether you’re a fan of Percy Jackson’s modern-day take on Greek mythology, or you love the Greek goddess names created thousands of years ago, there are plenty of options to consider for your baby girl. Get inspired with this list of beautiful goddess names.

Andromeda
The Greek goddess Andromeda was married to Perseus and she later became a constellation.

Artemis
One of the major goddess names, Artemis is associated with girls, the hunt, and the moon. (Her Roman counterpart has a more wearable and popular female goddess names—Diana.)

Asteria
The name Asteria appears twice in Greek myths, as the goddess of falling stars and a fierce Amazon.

Athena
One of the most popular of the goddesses, Athena is the goddess of wisdom, peace, the arts, and heroism—and the patron of the Greek city of Athens. It’s probably the most wearable—and popular—of the major Greek goddess names.

Cassandra
This once-common name was given to one of Greek mythology’s most famous soothsayers—though no one believed her (always true) prophecies.

Daphne
This goddess name was given to a river nymph who was Apollo’s object of affection. Her father turned her into a laurel tree to protect her from his advances.

Echo
An offbeat name choice, Echo was a nymph who was cursed to only be able to repeat what was said to her.

Eirene
This pretty name—perhaps a nice variant of the more common Irene—was given to the goddess of peace.

Electra
Before she became a comic book superhero, Electra was the bold daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, who helped avenge her father’s death.

Gaia
Also spelled Gaea, this name has become popular among green advocates, as it’s the personification of Mother Earth. Gaia’s also one of the most popular Greek female names in general, used for characters in J.K. Rowling’s adult novel

Helen
This queen had a “face that launched a thousand ships,” and her beauty was cited as the cause of the Trojan War.

Hera
This regal goddess name belongs to the queen of the gods, linked to marriage, women, kings and empires.

Hermione
Before J.K. Rowling picked this name for the brainy and brave heroine of the Harry Potter series, it was the name of the daughter of Helen of Troy and King Menelaus—and was later picked up by Shakespeare in his play, A Winter’s Tale.

Hestia
This virginal goddess was the patron of the home and hearth—and this Greek goddess name was used for characters in both the Harry Potter series and Percy Jackson.

Iris
This pretty floral name has a Greek mythology tie-in, as the goddess of rainbows.

Maia
In Greek mythology, Maia’s the mother of Hermes—and in Roman, she’s the goddess of spring. The more popular spelling, Maya, is a top 75 favorite, and is also associated with the ancient Central American culture.

Penelope
A pretty (and relatively common) Greek female name, Penelope was featured as the loyal wife of Odysseus in the epic poem, The Odyssey. The name means “weaver.”

Persephone
One of the more offbeat of the goddess names, Persephone is associated with springtime.

Phoebe
You may associate this name with the wackiest member of the Friends crew, but Phoebe’s become one of the most popular goddess names, used for the Titan associated with intellect and prophecy.

Rhea
This Titanic name was linked to fertility and motherhood, as the mother of the major Greek gods like Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades.

Thassala
This sea deity offers parents a unique way to get to the nickname Sally, and one of the loveliest Greek female names.

Theia
This Titan was thought to represent the sun shining on a clear and beautiful day—not a bad association.

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