GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ονησιμος (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: o-NES-i-məs (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Greek name Ονησιμος (Onesimos), which meant "beneficial, profitable". Saint Onesimus was an escaped slave of Philemon who met Saint Paul while in prison and was converted by him. Paul sent him back to Philemon carrying the epistle that appears in the New Testament.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Onesimos (Ancient Greek), Onesimos (Biblical Greek), Onésime (French), Anisim, Onisim (Russian)