Given Name IRENAEUS

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ειρηναιος (Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Greek name Ειρηναιος (Eirenaios) which meant "peaceful". Saint Irenaeus was an early bishop of Lyons for whom the Greek island of Santorini is named.

Categories

Orthodox Saints
VARIANTS: Eirenaios, Ireneus
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Irénée (French), Ireneusz (Polish), Irinei, Iriney (Russian)