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  1. HYPATOS (Ὑπατος): From the Greek title for a consul, meaning "most high, supreme." 
  2. IAEIROS (Ἰάειρος): Variant spelling of Greek Iaïros, meaning "whom God enlightens."
  3. IAÏROS (Ἰάϊρος): Greek form of Hebrew Yaiyr, meaning "whom God enlightens." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a descendant of Manasseh
  4. IAKCHOS: Variant spelling of Greek Iakkhos, meaning "to shout." 
  5. IAKKHOS (Ίακχος): Greek name derived from the word iacchos, meaning "to shout." In mythology, this is an epithet of the god Dionysos, associated with the Eleusinian mysteries.
  6. IAKOB (Ἰακϊώβ): Greek form of Hebrew Yaaqob, meaning "supplanter." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of Mary's father-in-law. 
  7. IAKOBOS (Ἰάκωβος): Variant form of Greek Iakob, a form of Hebrew Yaaqob, meaning "supplanter." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of several characters, including two apostles and a half- brother of Jesus.
  8. IANOS (Ιανός): Greek form of Roman Latin Ianus (Janus), meaning "door, gate" or "archway."
  9. IARET (Ἰαρέδ): Greek form of Hebrew Yered, meaning "descent." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Enoch. The English form is Jared.
  10. IASON (Ιάσων): Greek name possibly derived from the word iasthai, meaning "to heal." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Aison and leader of the Argonauts. His Latin name is Jason.
  11. IDOUMA (Ιδουμα): Greek name derived from Idoumaia, the Greek form of Latin Idumæa, the biblical name of a land south-east of Palestine, meaning "red."
  12. IEPHTHAE (Ἰεφθάε): Greek form of Hebrew Yiphtach (English Jephtha), meaning "he opens" or "whom God sets free." In the bible, this is the name of a city and the name of a son of Gilead
  13. IEREMIAS (Ἱερεμίας): Greek form of Hebrew Yirmeyahu, meaning "Jehovah casts forth" or "Jehovah hurls." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including one of the six major prophets.
  14. IERICHO (Ἱεριχώ): Greek form of Hebrew Yeriychow, meaning "city of the moon" or "place of fragrance." In the bible, this is the name of a city near the Dead Sea, abounding in fragrant products such as balsam and cyprus. Jericho is the English form.
  15. IESOS: Variant spelling of Greek Iesous, meaning "God is salvation."
  16. IESOUS (Ίησους): Greek form of Hebrew Yehowshuwa, meaning "God is salvation." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of many characters, including the son of God by the Virgin Mary. Iesous preached for four years before being crucified on a cross in Jerusalem. Jesus is the English and Latin form of the name.
  17. IKAROS (Ἴκαρος): Greek name meaning "follower." In mythology, this is the name of the son of Daidalos.
  18. IOAKEIM (Ἰωακείμ): Greek form of Hebrew Yehowyaqiym, meaning "Jehovah raises up." 
  19. IOANNES (Ἰωάννης): Greek form of Hebrew Yowchanan, meaning "God is gracious."
  20. IOANNIS: Variant spelling of Greek Ioannes, meaning "God is gracious."
  21. IOB (Ἰώβ): Greek form of Hebrew Iyowb, meaning "hated, oppressed." In the bible, this is the name of a patient man who was severely tested by God.
  22. IOEL (Ἰωήλ): Greek form of Hebrew Yowel, meaning "Jehovah is God" or "to whom Jehovah is God." In the bible, this is the name of one of the minor prophets. Joel is the Anglicized form.
  23. IONAS (Ἰωνᾶς): Greek form of Hebrew Yonah, meaning "dove." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Peter.
  24. IORAM (Ἰωράμ): Greek form of Hebrew Yowram, meaning "God is exalted." In the bible, this is the name of a king of Judah. 
  25. IORDANES (Ἰορδάνης): Greek masculine form of Hebrew unisex Yarden ("flowing down"), meaning "the descender." In the bible, this is the name of the river in which Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.
  26. IOSAPHAT (ἸωσαΦάτ): Greek form of Hebrew Yehowshaphat, meaning "God has judged" or "whom God judges." In the bible, this is the name of a king of Judah.
  27. IOSEPH (Ἰωσήφ): Greek form of Hebrew Yowceph, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including the husband of Mary the mother of Jesus.
  28. IOSES (Ἰωσῆς): Greek name meaning "exalted." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a brother of Jesus.
  29. IOSIAS (Ἰωσίας): Greek form of Hebrew Yoshiyah, meaning "whom Jehovah heals." In the bible, this is the name of a king of Judah. 
  30. IOUDAS (Ἰούδας): Greek form of Hebrew Yehuwdah, meaning "praised." In the bible, this is the name of the disciple who betrayed Jesus.
  31. IOULIOS (Ἰούλιος): Greek form of Latin Iovilius, meaning "descended from Iovis (Jove)." In the bible, this is the name of a Roman centurion mentioned in Acts 27:1,3.
  32. IOUSTOS (Ἰοῦστος): Greek form of Latin Justus, meaning "fair, just." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a Christian at Corinth with whom Paul lodged. 
  33. IOVILIOS: Variant spelling of Greek Ioulios, meaning "descended from Iovis (Jove)."
  34. ISAÁK (Ἰσαάκ): Greek form of Hebrew Yitzchak, meaning "he will laugh." 
  35. ISIDOROS (Ισίδωρος): Greek name composed of the name of the Egyptian goddess Isis and the Greek word doron "gift," hence "gift of Isis."
  36. ISOKRATES (Ισοκράτης): Greek name composed of the elements isos "equal" and kratos "power," hence "equal power."
  37. KADMOS (Κάδμος): Greek name meaning "the east." In mythology, this is the name of the son of the king of Phoenicia and brother of Europe. He was said to have founded the city of Thebes and introduced the alphabet to the Phoenicians.
  38. KAÏN (Κάϊν): Greek form of Hebrew Qayin ("acquired, possessed"), meaning "maker; fabricator," or literally "smith." In the bible, this is the name of Adam and Eve's first son who killed his brother Abel
  39. KAÏNAM (Καϊνάμ): Greek form of Hebrew Qeynan ("possession"), meaning "their smith." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of an ancestor of Christ.
  40. KAIAPHAS (Καϊάφας): Greek form of Aramaic Qayyafa ("depression"), meaning "as comely." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a high priest of the Jews. 
  41. KAISAR (Καίσαρ): Greek form of Latin Cæsar, meaning "severed." In the bible, this is the surname of Julius Caesar, which adopted by Octavius Augustus and his successors afterwards became a title, and was appointed by the Roman emperors as part of their title.
  42. KALLIAS (Καλλίας): Greek name derived from the word kallos, meaning "beauty."
  43. KALLIKRATES (Καλλικράτης): Greek name composed of the elements kallos "beauty" and kratos "power," hence "beauty-power."
  44. KALLISTOS (Κάλλιστος): Greek name derived from the word kallistos, meaning "most beautiful."
  45. KALLISTRATES (Καλλιστράτης): Variant form of Greek Kallistratos, meaning "beauty-army."
  46. KALLISTRATOS (Καλλίστρατος): Ancient Greek name composed of the elements kallos "beauty" and stratos "army," hence "beauty-army."
  47. KALOGEROS (Καλόγερος): Greek name composed of the elements kalos "beautiful" and geron "elder," hence "beautiful elder."
  48. KAMBYSES (Καμβύσης): Greek name derived from Persian Kambujiya, probably meaning "handsome king."
  49. KAPANEUS (Καπανεύς): Greek name meaning "arrogant." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Seven Against Thebes. He is said to have had a body of immense size and strength, but he was notoriously arrogant and was eventually struck and killed by a thunderbolt sent by Zeus. His wife Euadne committed suicide by throwing herself on his funeral pyre. 
  50. KARPOS (Καρπός): Greek name meaning "fruit." In mythology, this is the name of a son of the nymph Khloris and the god Zephyros. In the bible, it is the name of a Christian at Troas mentioned in the second epistle of Timothy (2 Ti. 4:13).
  51. KASTOR (Κάστωρ): Greek name meaning "beaver." In mythology, Castor/Kastor and Pollux/Polydeukes ("very sweet") are the twin sons of Leda and are known as the Gemini twins.
  52. KEPHALOS (Κέφαλος): Greek name meaning "head." In mythology, this is the name of the faithful husband of Prokris.
  53. KEPHAS (Κηφάς): Greek name of Aramaic origin, meaning "rock, stone." In the New Testament bible, this is the surname given by Jesus to Simon son of Jona, to distinguish him from Simon Zelotes. 
  54. KEPHEUS (Κηφεύς): Greek name meaning "gardener." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Ethiopia, the husband of Kassiopeia.
  55. KERBEROS (Κέρβερος): Greek name meaning "demon of the pit." In mythology, this is the name of the three-headed dog that guards the entrance to Hades. 
  56. KEYX (Κήυξ): Greek name, possibly meaning "kingfisher." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Thessaly, the son of Eosphoros.
  57. KHARON (Χάρων): Greek name meaning "fierce brightness." In mythology, this is the name of the ferryman of Hades who ferries the dead across the river Acheron.
  58. KHEIRON (Χείρων): Greek name meaning "surgeon." In mythology, this is the name of a wise centaur, the son of Kronos and the nymph Philyre. He himself fathered Okyrhoe with the nymph Khariklo. He was said to be a great healer, oracle and astrologer.
  59. KHRISTOPHOROS: Variant spelling of Greek Christophoros, meaning "Christ-bearer."
  60. KHRISTOS (Χριστός): Variant spelling of Greek Christos, meaning "anointed." 
  61. KHRYSAOR (Χρυσάωρ): Greek name meaning "golden sword." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Poseidôn and the Gorgon Medousa (Latin Medusa). He is usually described as a giant, but sometimes as a winged boar, just as his twin brother Pegasos is described as a winged horse.
  62. KHRYSES (Χρύσης): Greek myth name of a priest of Apollo, derived from the word khrysos, meaning "golden."
  63. KHTHONIOS (Χθόνιος): Greek name derived from the word khthonios, meaning "of the earth (especially the inner earth, i.e. underworld)." In mythology, this is an epithet applied to Hermês and Zeus. It is the masculine form of Khthonia.
  64. KIMON (Κίμων): Greek name, possibly meaning "sleepy."
  65. KLAUDIOS (Κλαύδιος): Greek form of Latin Claudius, meaning "lame."
  66. KLEISTHENES (Κλεισθένης): Greek name composed of the elements kleos "glory" and sthenos "strength," hence "glorious strength." 
  67. KLEITOS (Κλείτος): Ancient Greek name derived from the word kleitos, meaning "famous, renowned."
  68. KLEMENTOS (Κλήμεντος): Greek form of Latin Clementius, meaning "gentle and merciful."
  69. KLEMES (Κλήμης): Greek form of Latin Clement, meaning "gentle and merciful." In the bible, this is the name of a companion of Paul.
  70. KLEOPAS (Κλεόπας): Contracted form of Greek Kleopatros, meaning "glory of the father." In the bible, this is the name of a disciple.
  71. KLEOPATROS (Κλεόπατρος): Masculine form of Greek Kleopatra, meaning "glory of the father."
  72. KLEOPHAS: Variant spelling of Greek Kleopas, meaning "glory of the father." In the bible, this is the name of two disciples to whom the risen Jesus appeared at Emmaus.
  73. KLOPAS (Κλωπᾶς): Greek name probably of Aramaic origin, meaning "my exchanges." In the bible, this is the name of the father of the apostle James the less. 
  74. KONSTANTINOS (Κωνσταντίνος): Greek form of Roman Latin Constantinus, meaning "steadfast."
  75. KORNELIOS (Κορνήλιος): Greek form of Latin Cornelius, meaning "of a horn." In the bible, this is the name of a Roman centurion who converted to Christianity.
  76. KOSMAS: Variant spelling of Greek Kosmos, meaning "beauty, order."
  77. KOSMOS (Κόσμος): Greek name derived from the word kosmos, meaning "beauty, order."
  78. KREIOS (Κρειος): Greek name derived from the word kreion, meaning "master, ruler." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Titans.
  79. KREON (Κρέων): Greek name meaning "ruler." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Thebes, husband of Eurydike and father of Haemon.
  80. KRIOS (Κρίος): Variant spelling of Greek Kreios, meaning "master, ruler." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Titans.
  81. KRONOS (Κρόνος): Greek name meaning "time." In mythology, this is the name of the Titan father of Zeus.
  82. KYPRIANOS (Κυπριανός): Greek form of Latin Cyprianus, meaning "from Cyprus."
  83. KYRIAKOS (Κυριάκος): Greek name meaning "of the lord."
  84. KYRILLOS (Κύριλλος): Greek name meaning "lord."
  85. KYROS (Κύρος): Greek form of Hebrew Kowresh (Persian Kûrush), meaning "like the sun." In the bible, this is the name of the king of Persia, Cyrus the Great, conqueror of Babylon, who freed the captive Jews. 
  86. LADON (Λαδων): Greek name of unknown meaning. In mythology, this is the name of a river god, and the name of a hundred-headed dragon who guarded the garden of the Hesperides. The Ladon was supposed to be a cleansing river.
  87. LAMECH (Λάμεχ): Greek form of Hebrew Lemek ("powerful"), but perhaps meaning "pauper." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Tubal-Cain and the father of Noe (English Noah). 
  88. LAPIDOS: Variant form of Greek Lapidot, meaning "torches." 
  89. LAPIDOT: Variant spelling of Greek Lapidoth, meaning "torches." 
  90. LAPIDOTH (Λαφιδὼθ): Greek form of Hebrew Lapiydowth, meaning "torches." In the bible, this is the name of the husband of Deborah.
  91. LATINOS (λατίνος): Greek name meaning "belonging to Latium." In mythology, this is the name of the son of Odysseus and Kirke who ruled the Etruscans.
  92. LAVRENTIOS (Λαυρέντιος): Greek form of Roman Latin Laurentius, meaning "of Laurentum."
  93. LAZAROS (Λάζαρος): Greek form of Hebrew Elazar, meaning "my God has helped." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of many characters, including a man Jesus raised from the dead.
  94. LEANDROS (Λέανδρος): Greek name composed of the elements leon "lion" and aner "man," hence "lion-man." In mythology, this is the name of the lover of Hero
  95. LEBBAIOS (Λεββαῖος): Greek name meaning "man of heart." In the bible, this is another name for Jude, one of the twelve apostles.
  96. LEFTERIS (Λεφτέρις): Short form of Greek Eleftherios, meaning "the liberator."
  97. LEON (Λέων): Greek name derived from the word leon, meaning "lion." In use by the English and Germans. 
  98. LEONIDAS (Λεωνίδας): Ancient Greek name meaning "lion's son."
  99. LEUI (Λευί): Greek form of Hebrew Leviy, meaning "adhesion, joined to" or "crown, garland." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the third son of Jacob.
  100. LEUIS (Λευίς): Greek name meaning "joined." In the bible, this is the name of the son of Halphaios (Latin Alphaeus), a collector of customs.
  101. LINOS: Greek name derived either from the word ailinon, a ritual "cry of grief," or, from linon, meaning "flax, linen." In the bible, this is the name of one of Paul's Christian associates. In mythology, this is the name of a musician, the personification of lamentation. He was killed by Apollo who was his rival in music. Another version of the story says he was killed by Hercules
  102. LOT (Λώτ): Greek form of Hebrew Lowt, meaning "covering, veil." In the bible, this is the name of a nephew of Abraham and father of Moab.
  103. LOUKANOS (Λουκανός): Greek form of Latin Lucanus, meaning "from Lucania," a region of southern Italy. Lucania probably comes from the word lux, meaning "light."
  104. LOUKAS (Λουκᾶς): Contracted form of Greek Loukanos, meaning "from Lucania," a region of southern Italy. Lucania probably comes from the word lux, meaning "light." In the bible, this is the name of a Gentile Christian who was a companion of Paul. Luke is the Anglicized form.
  105. LOUKIANOS (Λουκιανός): Greek form of Latin Lucianus, meaning "light."
  106. LOUP: French form of Latin Lupus, meaning "wolf."
  107. LYKAON (Λυκάων): Greek name possibly meaning "wolf." In mythology, this is the name of an early king of Arkadia.
  108. LYKOURGOS (Λυκούργος): Greek name composed of the elements lykou "of a wolf" and ergon "deed, work," hence "wolf-work." In mythology, this is the name of a lawgiver of Sparta who banned the cult of Dionysos and paid dearly for it. His political opponent Alkandros put out one of his eyes.
  109. LYSANDROS (Λύσανδρος): Ancient Greek name composed of the elements lysis "freeing, loosening, a release" and andros "man," hence "free man" or "freer; liberator."
  110. LYSIMACHOS (Λυσίμαχος): Ancient Greek name composed of the elements lysis "freeing, loosening, a release" and mache "battle," hence "free battle" or perhaps "freedom fighter." 
  111. LYSISTRATOS (Λυσιστράτος): Ancient Greek name composed of the elements lysis "freeing, loosening, a release" and stratos "army, expedition, multitude," hence "liberation army."
  112. MAKARIOS (Μακάριος): Greek name derived from the word makaros, meaning "blessed."
  113. MAKEDNOS (Μακεδνός): Greek name derived from the word makedones, meaning "the high/tall one." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Zeus and Thyia.
  114. MAKEDON: A contracted form of Greek Makednos, meaning "the high/tall one."
  115. MAKSIMOS (Μάξιμος): Greek form of Latin Maximus, meaning "the greatest."
  116. MANASSES (Μανασσῆς): Greek form of Hebrew Menashsheh, meaning "causing to forget" or "one who forgets." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the eldest son of Joseph.
  117. MARDOCHAIOS (Μαρδοχαῖος): Greek form of Akkadian Marduk ("solar calf"), probably meaning "death and emptiness." In mythology, Marduk is the name of a god said to have killed a dragon named Tiamat. In the bible, he is known by the Hebrew name Merodach, and is a Babylonian idol, probably the planet Mars, which like Saturn was regarded by ancient Semites as the author of bloodshed and slaughter, and was propitiated with human victims.
  118. MARKOS (Μάρκος): Greek form of Latin Marcus, meaning "defense" or "of the sea." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of the author of the second Gospel.
  119. MATHTHAIOS (Μαθθαῖος): Contracted form of Greek Mattathias, meaning "gift of God." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Alphaios, one of the twelve disciples.
  120. MATHTHIAS (Ματθίας): Contracted form of Greek Mattathias, meaning "gift of God." In the bible, this is the name of the apostle who took the place of Judas Iscariot.
  121. MATTATHIAS (Ματταθίας): Greek form of Hebrew Mattithyah, meaning "gift of God." In the bible, this is the name of one of Christ's ancestors.
  122. MATTHAIOS (Ματθαίος): Contracted form of Greek Maththaios, meaning "gift of God." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Alphaios, one of the twelve disciples.
  123. MATTHAN (Ματθάν): Greek form of Hebrew Mattan, meaning "a gift." In the bible, this is the name of an ancestor of Christ.
  124. MELEAGROS (Μελέαγρος): Greek name derived from the word meleagris, meaning "pheasant." In mythology, this is the name of the son of Althaia and Oineus.
  125. MENELAOS (Μενέλαος): Greek name composed of the elements meno "to last, withstand" and laos "the people," hence "withstanding the people." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Sparta.
  126. MENTOR (Μέντωρ): Greek name derived from the word menos, meaning "spirit." In mythology, this is the name of the son of Álkimos.
  127. METHODIOS (Μεθόδιος): Greek name derived from methodos, meaning "method."
  128. METROPHANES (Μητροφάνης): Ancient Greek name composed of the elements meter "mother" and phanes "appearing," hence "mother-appearing," perhaps in the sense "resembles the mother."
  129. MICHAĒL (Μιχαήλ): Greek form of Hebrew Miyka'el, meaning "who is like God?" or literally "El's likeness." In the bible, this is the prince of archangels who was closest to God and was the guardian angel of Israel. 
  130. MIDAS (Μίδας): In Greek mythology, this is the name of a king of Phrygia famous for his Midas touch. After entertaining the drunken Silenus for eleven days, Midas returned him to Dionysos who offered him his choice of anything he wanted. Midas asked to have everything he touched turned to gold. His wish was granted and Midas rejoiced, but not for long, for even his food and drink turned to gold before reaching his mouth. He prayed to Dionysos who took pity on him and gave him instructions for removing the cursed blessing. 
         The name Midas is said to be Phrygian, and of unknown etymology. It might share the same origin as Hebrew Midrash, meaning "to repeat," especially in order to make an impression on the mind. Midrash refers to the methods used (including repetition) in Old Testament stories for fixing morals in the mind. 
         Midrash derives from the word midah/middah ("action, measure, rule"), the plural of which is midos ("actions of man," or "rulers of man" especially of man's traits; hence "personality traits." Midos is the ruler of our personality and behavior; it determines what is the central focus of our mind which affects all of our actions and thoughts. Midas was ruled by negative midos, bad traits; he was self-focused and acted rashly, making a bad choice, when offered anything he wanted. 
  131. MILTIADES (Μιλτιάδης): Old Greek name derived from the word miltos, meaning "red earth."
  132. MINOS (Μίνως): Greek name possibly derived from an ancient Cretan word for a "king." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Crete, son of Zeus and Europe.
  133. MNASON (Μνάσων): Greek name, possibly meaning "remembering." In the bible, this is the name of a Christian from Cyprus whom Paul stayed with in Jerusalem.
  134. MONIMOS (Μόνιμος): Greek form of Arabic Munim, meaning "to be pleasing," or "favorable one."
  135. MORPHEUS (Μορφευς): Greek name derived from the word morphe, meaning "form, shape." In mythology, this is the name of a god of dreams.
  136. MOUSES: Variant spelling of Greek Moyses, meaning "drawn out." In the bible, this is the name of the leader who brought the Israelites out of bondage and led them to the promised land. 
  137. MOYSES (Μωσῆς): Greek form of Hebrew Moshe, meaning "drawn out." In the bible, this is the name of the leader who brought the Israelites out of bondage and led them to the promised land. 
  138. MYRON (Μύρων): Greek name adopted by early English Christians because of its association with the gift of myrrh given to Jesus by the Magi, derived from the Greek word myron, meaning "myrrh."
  139. NABADIAS (Ναβαδίας): Greek form of Hebrew Nedabyah, meaning "whom Jehovah impels." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of the father of Hananias.
  140. NABUCHODONOSOR (Ναβουχοδονόσορ): Greek form of Hebrew Nebuwkadnetstsar, meaning "Nebo, defend my crown" or "Nebo, defend my firstborn son." In the bible, this is the name of a ruler of Babylon who conquered Judah and Jerusalem and destroyed temples.
  141. NACHOR (Ναχώρ): Greek form of Hebrew Nachowr, meaning "snoring" or "snorting." In the bible, this is the name of the son of Terah and brother of Abraham.
  142. NAOS: Possibly from the Greek word for "temple" or the Egyptian word for the "unknown" inside the inner sanctum of a temple. 
  143. NARKISSOS (Νάρκισσος): Greek name possibly derived from the word narke, meaning "numbness; sleep." In mythology, this is the name of a vain youth who fell in love with his own reflection and eventually was turned into a kind of lily or daffodil flower known as the narkissos
  144. NATHAM (Ναθάμ): Greek form of Hebrew Nathan, meaning "a giver" or "given of God." In the bible, this is the name of a son of David.
  145. NATHANAEL (Ναθαναήλ): Greek form of Hebrew Nethanel, meaning "given of God" or "whom God gave." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of an apostle, probably the same person as Bartholomaios (English Bartholomew).
  146. NAZORAIOS (Ναζωραῖος): Greek name derived from the word nazara ("the guarded one"), meaning "one separated." In the bible, this is a title given to Jesus and a name given to Christians by the Jews. It is also the name used for an inhabitant "of Nazareth."
  147. NEOPTOLEMOS (Νεοπτόλημος): Greek name composed of the elements neos "new" and polemos "war," hence "new war." In mythology, this is the name of the son of Achilles. He is also known as Pyrrhos.
  148. NÊREUS (Νηρεύς): Greek name derived from the word neros "water," hence "wet one." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the sea.
  149. NESTOR (Νέστωρ): Greek name meaning "homecoming." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Nileas (Latin Neleus) and king of Pylos.
  150. NICOLAOS (Νικόλαος): Variant spelling of Greek Nikolaos, meaning "victor of the people."

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