GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Μεθοδιος (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: mə-THO-dee-əs (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Greek name Μεθοδιος (Methodios), derived from Greek μεθοδος (methodos) meaning "pursuit" or "method", ultimately from μετα (meta) "with" and ‘οδος (hodos) "road". Saint Methodius was a Greek missionary to the Slavs who developed the Cyrillic alphabet (with his brother Cyril) in order to translate the Bible into Slavic.
VARIANT: Methodios
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Metoděj (Czech), Metodij, Metodija (Macedonian), Metody (Polish), Mefodiy (Russian), Metod (Slovak), Metod (Slovene)