PANCRATIUS
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Πανκρατιος (Ancient Greek)
Meaning & History
Latinized form of Greek Πανκρατιος (Pankratios) meaning "all power", derived from παν (pan) "all" and κρατος (kratos) "power". Early Byzantine Christians used this as a title of Christ. It was borne by two saints, a 1st-century Sicilian martyr and a semi-legendary 4th-century Roman martyr.
Related Names
VARIANT: Pankratios
OTHER LANGUAGES: Pancras (English), Pankraz (German), Pancrazio (Italian), Pankrati, Pankratiy (Russian)
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