Given Name LONGINUS

GENDER: Masculine

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 FORM: Longina
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Longin (Polish)