Given Name NIKEPHOROS

GENDER: Masculine & Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Νικηφορος (Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Means "carrying victory" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and φερω (phero) "to carry, to bear". This name was borne by several Byzantine emperors, including the 10th-century Nikephoros II Phokas. Besides being a masculine personal name, it was also a title borne by the goddess Athena.

Categories

emperors, goddesses, saints
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Nikifor (Bulgarian), Nicéphore (French), Nikifor (Macedonian), Nikifor (Russian)