Given Name EVARISTUS

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ευαριστος (Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Greek name Ευαριστος (Euaristos) meaning "well pleasing" from the Greek word ευαρεστος (euarestos), derived from ευ (eu) "good, well" and αρεστος (arestos) "pleasing". This was the name of the fifth pope, supposedly martyred under Emperor Hadrian.
VARIANT: Euaristos
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Évariste (French), Evaristo (Italian), Evaristo (Portuguese), Evaristo (Spanish)

Categories

Latinizations, martyrs, popes, saints
Entry updated May 31, 2018