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Meaning & History

Roman cognomen derived from Latin longus "long". According to Christian legend Saint Longinus was the name of the Roman soldier who pierced Jesus' side with a spear, then converted to Christianity and was martyred. The name was also borne by the 3rd-century Greek philosopher Cassius Longinus.
Feminine FormLongina
Other Languages & CulturesLongin Polish


Disgaea characters, legend, martyrs, philosophers, saints, warriors
Entry updated November 18, 2011   Contribute