There are a lot of folks out there with some cool, theophoric names. What is a theophoric name you ask? It is any name that pays homage to a god in some form. Some you may recognize are Apollodoros (Apollon), Demetrius (Demeter), and even Eli (El) (the first two are Classical, the last is Hebrew). There are a whole lot out there, and you can even find a set on Wikipedia.
I wanted to give you a set of theophoric names for Ares, because I’ve both wondered about such names myself and have been asked about them. Theophoric names are great, because it allows us to pay special homage to a god, while at the same time avoiding what many people consider the hubris of adopting the god’s actual name. Also, if the deity you worship most is part of your religious name, it can serve to constantly remind you of that god, keeping you ever mindful.
Here’s what I’ve found thus far (Source Matthew Gonzales):
Keep in mind, all but the last are masculine, and all but the last (which was found on Wikipedia) were written in the Mycenaean period. It should be easy to form your own theophoric name as well, using the following formulas from the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names:
“… the full range embraces compound names, in which the name of the god was followed (never preceded) by such terms as
-γενης fem. -γενεια (‘birth’), -δοτος fem. -δοτα and -δωρος fem. -δωρα (‘giving/gift’), -φιλος fem. -φιλα (‘loved/loving’),
-κλης fem. -κλεια (‘renown’), -φανης fem. φανεια (‘manifestation’) etc.”
Thus, if you wanted your name to be “Beloved of Ares” and you are a woman, your name would be Areiphila (when Ares makes up the first part of the name, it is always Arei…). If a man wanted to be called “Ares’ Manifestation”, he would call himself Areiphanes. You can always search for more names at the LGPN Names Database.