Given Name PELAGIA

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Πελαγια (Greek)
PRONOUNCED: pe-LA-gya (Polish)  [details]

Meaning & History

Feminine form of PELAGIUS. This was the name of a few early saints, including a young 4th-century martyr who threw herself from a rooftop in Antioch rather than lose her virginity.
MASCULINE FORMS: Pelagios, Pelagius (Ancient Greek)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Pelagiya, Pelageya (Russian)
Entry updated December 8, 2017