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Greek Letter Symbols

The World Health Organization (WHO) has decreed that coronavirus variants are to be named after the Greek letters, not countries. This page allows you to find, and copy and paste the Greek letters quickly.

How To Insert a Greek Letter

The easiest way to insert a Greek letter is to copy and paste the one you need from the list below. If you're using a Microsoft Office program (e.g., Word or PowerPoint), you can also use the "Alt Code" method.

Here is an explanation of how to insert the "delta" symbol (Δ).

(Method 1) Copy and paste the symbol.

Click on the Greek letter you need from the list below. Press the "Copy" button, and then paste the symbol into your document. Here is the Δ symbol as an example:

Δ

Alt 916

Δ

Δ

\0394

Δ

U+0394

Greek Capital Letter Delta

(Method 2) Use the "Alt Code."

Every Greek letter has an Alt Code. The Alt Code for "delta" above is 916. If you have a keyboard with a numeric pad, you can use this method. Simply hold down the Alt key and type of the number. When you lift the Alt key, the symbol appears. ("Num Lock" must be on.)

Video Explaining How to Insert Special Symbols

This video explains 7 ways to insert a special symbol into an MS Office application (e.g., Word) or a website using HTML, CSS, or JavaScript:

More Methods

There are six more ways to get the Greek letter you need. The other methods are a little more complicated and are typically used by programmers or graphic designers. Methods 3-8 are shown below the list of Greek letters.

Greek Letter Symbols

Click on a Greek letter symbol to copy it and to see its Alt Code, HTML Code, HTML Entity, CSS Code, Hex Code, Unicode, and formal name. Also, click on the link to learn more about the symbol or to create an image of the symbol.

Α

Alt 913

Α

Α

\0391

Α

U+0391

Greek Capital Letter Alpha

Β

Alt 914

Β

Β

\0392

Β

U+0392

Greek Capital Letter Beta

Γ

Alt 915

Γ

Γ

\0393

Γ

U+0393

Greek Capital Letter Gamma

Δ

Alt 916

Δ

Δ

\0394

Δ

U+0394

Greek Capital Letter Delta

Ε

Alt 917

Ε

Ε

\0395

Ε

U+0395

Greek Capital Letter Epsilon

Ζ

Alt 918

Ζ

Ζ

\0396

Ζ

U+0396

Greek Capital Letter Zeta

Η

Alt 919

Η

Η

\0397

Η

U+0397

Greek Capital Letter Eta

Θ

Alt 920

Θ

Θ

\0398

Θ

U+0398

Greek Capital Letter Theta

Ι

Alt 921

Ι

Ι

\0399

Ι

U+0399

Greek Capital Letter Iota

Κ

Alt 922

Κ

Κ

\039A

Κ

U+039A

Greek Capital Letter Kappa

Λ

Alt 923

Λ

Λ

\039B

Λ

U+039B

Greek Capital Letter Lamda

Μ

Alt 924

Μ

Μ

\039C

Μ

U+039C

Greek Capital Letter Mu

Ν

Alt 925

Ν

Ν

\039D

Ν

U+039D

Greek Capital Letter Nu

Ξ

Alt 926

Ξ

Ξ

\039E

Ξ

U+039E

Greek Capital Letter Xi

Ο

Alt 927

Ο

Ο

\039F

Ο

U+039F

Greek Capital Letter Omicron

Π

Alt 928

Π

Π

\03A0

Π

U+03A0

Greek Capital Letter Pi

Ρ

Alt 929

Ρ

Ρ

\03A1

Ρ

U+03A1

Greek Capital Letter Rho

Σ

Alt 931

Σ

Σ

\03A3

Σ

U+03A3

Greek Capital Letter Sigma

Τ

Alt 932

Τ

Τ

\03A4

Τ

U+03A4

Greek Capital Letter Tau

Υ

Alt 933

Υ

Υ

\03A5

Υ

U+03A5

Greek Capital Letter Upsilon

Φ

Alt 934

Φ

Φ

\03A6

Φ

U+03A6

Greek Capital Letter Phi

Χ

Alt 935

Χ

Χ

\03A7

Χ

U+03A7

Greek Capital Letter Chi

Ψ

Alt 936

Ψ

Ψ

\03A8

Ψ

U+03A8

Greek Capital Letter Psi

Ω

Alt 937

Ω

Ω

\03A9

Ω

U+03A9

Greek Capital Letter Omega

α

Alt 945

α

α

\03B1

α

U+03B1

Greek Small Letter Alpha

β

Alt 946

β

β

\03B2

β

U+03B2

Greek Small Letter Beta

γ

Alt 947

γ

γ

\03B3

γ

U+03B3

Greek Small Letter Gamma

δ

Alt 948

δ

δ

\03B4

δ

U+03B4

Greek Small Letter Delta

ε

Alt 949

ε

ε

\03B5

ε

U+03B5

Greek Small Letter Epsilon

ζ

Alt 950

ζ

ζ

\03B6

ζ

U+03B6

Greek Small Letter Zeta

η

Alt 951

η

η

\03B7

η

U+03B7

Greek Small Letter Eta

θ

Alt 952

θ

θ

\03B8

θ

U+03B8

Greek Small Letter Theta

ι

Alt 953

ι

ι

\03B9

ι

U+03B9

Greek Small Letter Iota

κ

Alt 954

κ

κ

\03BA

κ

U+03BA

Greek Small Letter Kappa

λ

Alt 955

λ

λ

\03BB

λ

U+03BB

Greek Small Letter Lamda

μ

Alt 956

μ

μ

\03BC

μ

U+03BC

Greek Small Letter Mu

ν

Alt 957

ν

ν

\03BD

ν

U+03BD

Greek Small Letter Nu

ξ

Alt 958

ξ

ξ

\03BE

ξ

U+03BE

Greek Small Letter Xi

ο

Alt 959

ο

ο

\03BF

ο

U+03BF

Greek Small Letter Omicron

π

Alt 960

π

π

\03C0

π

U+03C0

Greek Small Letter Pi

ρ

Alt 961

ρ

ρ

\03C1

ρ

U+03C1

Greek Small Letter Rho

ς

Alt 962

ς

ς

\03C2

ς

U+03C2

Greek Small Letter Final Sigma

σ

Alt 963

σ

σ

\03C3

σ

U+03C3

Greek Small Letter Sigma

τ

Alt 964

τ

τ

\03C4

τ

U+03C4

Greek Small Letter Tau

υ

Alt 965

υ

υ

\03C5

υ

U+03C5

Greek Small Letter Upsilon

φ

Alt 966

φ

φ

\03C6

φ

U+03C6

Greek Small Letter Phi

χ

Alt 967

χ

χ

\03C7

χ

U+03C7

Greek Small Letter Chi

ψ

Alt 968

ψ

ψ

\03C8

ψ

U+03C8

Greek Small Letter Psi

ω

Alt 969

ω

ω

\03C9

ω

U+03C9

Greek Small Letter Omega

ϑ

Alt 977

ϑ

ϑ

\03D1

ϑ

U+03D1

Greek Theta Symbol

ϒ

Alt 978

ϒ

ϒ

\03D2

ϒ

U+03D2

Greek Upsilon with Hook Symbol

ϖ

Alt 982

ϖ

ϖ

\03D6

ϖ

U+03D6

Greek Pi Symbol

Test Your Knowledge of the Greek Letters

Here is a quick quiz to test your knowledge of the Greek letters.
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More Methods for Inserting a Greek Letter

(Method 3) Use the HTML Decimal Code (for webpages).

HTML TextOutput
Δ variantΔ variant

(Method 4) Use the HTML Entity Code (for webpages).

HTML TextOutput
Δ variantΔ variant

(Method 5) Use the CSS Code (for webpages).

CSS and HTML TextOutput
<style>
span:before {
content: "\0394";}
</style>
<span>variant</span>
Δ variant

(Method 6) Use the HTML Hex Code (for webpages).

HTML TextOutput
&#x394; variantΔ variant

(Method 7) Use the Unicode (for various, e.g. Microsoft Office, JavaScript, Perl).

The Unicode for Δ is U+0394. The important part is the hexadecimal number after the U+, which is used in various formats. For example, in Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Word, PowerPoint), do the following:
TypeOutput
394
[Hold down Alt]
[Press x]
Δ
(The 394 turns into Δ. Note that you can omit any leading zeros.)
In JavaScript, the syntax is \uXXXX. So, our example would be \u0394. (Note that the format is 4 hexadecimal characters.)
JavaScript TextOutput
let str = "\u0394"
document.write("My symbol: " + str)
My symbol: Δ
To see the formats for C, C++, Java, Perl, and Python, click on the symbol you need from the list below and follow the link.

(Method 8) Use an Image (for various).

HTML TextOutput
<img src = "myImg.png"/>Δ
Click on the Greek letter you need from the list of Greek letters below and follow the link at the bottom of the details box. On the new page, there is a widget for creating images of the arrow in different sizes and fonts.

See the page for the Δ symbol.

Full List

Here is the full list of the Greek letters:

Greek Capital Letter Alpha (Α)
Greek Capital Letter Beta (Β)
Greek Capital Letter Gamma (Γ)
Greek Capital Letter Delta (Δ)
Greek Capital Letter Epsilon (Ε)
Greek Capital Letter Zeta (Ζ)
Greek Capital Letter Eta (Η)
Greek Capital Letter Theta (Θ)
Greek Capital Letter Iota (Ι)
Greek Capital Letter Kappa (Κ)
Greek Capital Letter Lamda (Λ)
Greek Capital Letter Mu (Μ)
Greek Capital Letter Nu (Ν)
Greek Capital Letter Xi (Ξ)
Greek Capital Letter Omicron (Ο)
Greek Capital Letter Pi (Π)
Greek Capital Letter Rho (Ρ)
Greek Capital Letter Sigma (Σ)
Greek Capital Letter Tau (Τ)
Greek Capital Letter Upsilon (Υ)
Greek Capital Letter Phi (Φ)
Greek Capital Letter Chi (Χ)
Greek Capital Letter Psi (Ψ)
Greek Capital Letter Omega (Ω)
Greek Small Letter Alpha (α)
Greek Small Letter Beta (β)
Greek Small Letter Gamma (γ)
Greek Small Letter Delta (δ)
Greek Small Letter Epsilon (ε)
Greek Small Letter Zeta (ζ)
Greek Small Letter Eta (η)
Greek Small Letter Theta (θ)
Greek Small Letter Iota (ι)
Greek Small Letter Kappa (κ)
Greek Small Letter Lamda (λ)
Greek Small Letter Mu (μ)
Greek Small Letter Nu (ν)
Greek Small Letter Xi (ξ)
Greek Small Letter Omicron (ο)
Greek Small Letter Pi (π)
Greek Small Letter Rho (ρ)
Greek Small Letter Final Sigma (ς)
Greek Small Letter Sigma (σ)
Greek Small Letter Tau (τ)
Greek Small Letter Upsilon (υ)
Greek Small Letter Phi (φ)
Greek Small Letter Chi (χ)
Greek Small Letter Psi (ψ)
Greek Small Letter Omega (ω)
Greek Theta Symbol (ϑ)
Greek Upsilon with Hook Symbol (ϒ)
Greek Pi Symbol (ϖ)

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