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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.
VariantIanuarius
Other Languages & CulturesGennaro, Gennarino, Rino Italian Jenaro Spanish

Categories

martyrs, months, saints
Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute