ATHANASIUS
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Αθανασιος (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: ath-ə-NAY-shəs (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Greek name Αθανασιος (Athanasios), which meant "immortal" from Greek α, a negative prefix, combined with θανατος (thanatos) "death". Saint Athanasius was a 4th-century bishop of Alexandria who strongly opposed Arianism.
Related Names
VARIANT: Athanasios
DIMINUTIVE: Athanas
FEMININE FORM: Athanasia
OTHER LANGUAGES: Atanas, Tase (Bulgarian), Athanasios, Thanasis, Thanos (Greek), Atanas, Atanasij, Tase (Macedonian), Atanase (Romanian), Afanasiy, Afanasy (Russian), Atanasije (Serbian)