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100 Ancient Byzantine Names, Last Names, And Place Names

Byzantine empire was the empire that was left after the fall of the Western Roman Empire.

There is a lot of similarity between the Byzantines and the Romans, as the people of Byzantine empire were inspired by the living of the Western Roman Empire.

The fall of the Roman Empire's eastern regions was the continuation of the Byzantine empire. The Byzantine empire was located at the European side of the Bosporus.

If you liked our suggestions for the Byzantine Names, you can also have a look at our articles on Ancient aramaic names and Mesopotamian names.

Byzantine Names For Girls

Byzantine Empire is also known as the eastern roman empire.

Byzantine was an ancient  Greek colony established by a man called Byzas. The empire was started in 395 CE and lasted till 1453.  We have presented you with a Byzantine female names list that is inspired by the Byzantine Roman empire.  

1. Agatha (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "good". St. Agatha of Sicily was a Christian martyr of the third century.

2. Anastasia (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "resurrection".

3. Anna (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "favor", "grace" or "beautiful".

4. Antonina (Greek and Roman origin) meaning "praiseworthy" or "priceless".

5. Ariadne (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "most holy".

6. Athenais (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "Greek Goddess of Wisdom and War".

7. Constantina (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "constant and unchanging".

8. Epiphania (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "epiphany".

9. Eudokia (Ancient Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "good fame or judgment".

10. Eudocia (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "she whose fame or judgment is good".

11. Eulogia (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "a blessing".

12. Euphrosyne (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "merriment". Euphrosyne was the name of the Goddess of Good Mirth, Joy, and Cheer.

13. Helena (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "light"

14. Helen (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "bright".

15. Irene (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "peace". Irene was the name of the Byzantine empress of the 8th century.

16. Joannina (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "graced by Yahweh", or "God is gracious".

17. Maria (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning " Of the Sea".

18. Martina (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "warlike".

19. Sophia (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "wisdom".

20. Thekla (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "God's fame".

21. Theodora (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "gift of God".

22. Theodota (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "God's gift".

23. Theodote (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "God-given".

24. Theophano (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "manifestation of God".

25. Yolanda (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "violet".

26. Zoe (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "life".

Byzantine Names For Boys

Byzantine names are considered Roman names because of their connection with the Roman Empire.

The capital of Byzantine was Constantinople. The list given below is the names of the Byzantine emperors and their courtiers that can be chosen by the parents as their son's names.

27. Alexander (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "to ward off" or "turn away".

28. Alexios (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "defender".

29. Alexius (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "protector". The name was very common in the later period Byzantine Empire.

30. Anastasius (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "resurrection".

31. Andronikos (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "male victor".

32. Andronicus (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "warrior".

33. Antigonos (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "against" or "compared to".

34. Antonius (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "priceless".

35. Antony (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning " flower".

36. Arcadius (Greek origin) meaning "one born in Arcadio".

37. Arethas (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "virtuous".

38. Asylaion (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "lion".

39. Basil (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "brave" or "fearless".

40. Basiliscus (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "little king".

41. Basiliskianos (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "humble". Basiliskianos was the companion of Byzantine Emperor Basil I.

42. Belisarius (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "dart of Ares". Belisarius was the Byzantine Empire's general.

43. Callinicus (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "beautiful victor".

44. Christopher (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "Christ" or "Anointed".

45. Constantine (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "constant".

46. Constantius (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "continuous".

47. Damianus (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "to tame" or "subdue".

48. David (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "beloved".

49. Demetrios (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "devoted to Demeter".

50. Demetrius (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "a tribute to Goddess of Grain".

51. Diocletian (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "glory of Zeus". Diocletian was the emperor of the Roman Empire.

52. Diocles (Ancient Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "glory of God".

53. Eustathios (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "well-built".

54. Euthymius (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "good cheer".

55. George (Ancient Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "earth" or "soil".

56. Heraclius (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "hero". Heraclius was the name of the Byzantine emperor of the 7th century.

57. Heraclonas (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "Little Heraclius".

58. Himerius (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "Qualities of a leader". Himerius was a Greek sophist

59. Ignatios (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "fiery one".

60. Isaac (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "will laugh".

61. John (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "YHWH has been gracious".

62. Julian (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "young at heart".

63. Justinian (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "fair" or "righteous".

64. Justin (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "righteous".

65. Leo (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "lion".

66. Leontius (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "lion".

67. Licinius (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "bent and turned upward".

68. Manuel (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "God with us".

69. Michael (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "Who is like God".

70. Mousoulios (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "soldier".

71. Nicholas (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "victory of the people".

72. Nikephoros (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "bringer of victory".

73. Nicephorus (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "Bringer of Victory". A common name in the Byzantine era.

74. Nikephora (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "dear to Saturn".

75. Niketas (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "victorious one".

76. Nicetas (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "victory".

77. Petronas (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "ruler". Was the general from the Byzantine empire.

78. Philaretos (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "lover of virtue".

79. Philippicus (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "into the city".

80. Romanus (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "from Rome". Is a popular name from the ancient Roman empire.

81. Stauracius (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "a better friend". Was an emperor from the Byzantine empire.

82. Theophano (Ancient Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "to appear".

83. Valens (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "strong". Was an emperor from the Roman empire.

Byzantine Last Names

Byzantium is also as known Byzantine and is located on the European side of the Bosporus. Some of the common names in the Byzantine Empire are Agatha, Alexius, and  Andronikos. If you want to have information on the Byzantine surnames, the list below will fulfill your requirement.  

84. Bringas (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "unexplained".

85. Choniates (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "victorious one". Niketas Choniates was the emperor of the byzantine empire

86. Comnenus (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "noblemen". Was one of the most popular Byzantine noble families.

87. Cydones (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "intelligent". The surname is also written as Kydones and one of the renowned names is Demetrios Kydones who was a Byzantine theologian.

88. Doukas (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "duke". Was a surname of a family of imperial rank from the Medieval Byzantine empire.

89 Ducas (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "leader".

90. Lascaris (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "warrior", or "soldier".

91. Maleinos (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "homeland". Was the last name of a Byzantine Greek family.

92. Phokas (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "seal (animal)".

93. Prodromus (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "forerunner".

94. Psellos (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "the stammerer". Michael Psellos was a Byzantine Greek monk.

95. Tzimiskes (Greek and Byzantine origin) meaning "red boot".

Byzantine Place Names  

The three names of the Byzantine empire are Byzantion, Byzantium, and the Eastern Roman Empire. As per the Byzantium history, we have compiled the byzantine city names for you, so that you can know the Empire more deeply.

96. Alston, The city is located in Roman and Byzantine Egypt.

97. Bouras, The city is said to be the belonging of the Byzantine Empire.

98. Brown, Is one of the cities of Byzantine.  

99. Brooks, The city is now a Castle of Northwest Greece.

100. Buchwald,  The remains of the place give proof that it was an ancient city of Byzantine.

101. Brandes, It was one of the Byzantine cities in the 7th and 8th centuries.  

102. Brubaker, The design and construction of the public spaces gives hint that it was an ancient city in early medieval Constantinople.

103. Dagron, The city is expected to be from the 7th to 12 centuries.

104. Finley, is an ancient Byzantine.

105. Jones, Was a city of the Later Roman empire.

Kidadl has lots of great baby name articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for Byzantine names, last names, and place names then why not take a look at something different like Roman names for boys or Roman girl names.

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