Given Name JANUARIUS

GENDER: Masculine

Meaning & History

Roman cognomen meaning "January" in Latin. The name of the month derives from the name of the Roman god Janus. Saint Januarius, the patron saint of Naples, was a bishop who was beheaded during the persecutions of emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century.

Categories

martyrs, months, saints
VARIANT: Ianuarius
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Gennaro, Gennarino, Rino (Italian), Jenaro (Spanish)