Given Name PHOCAS

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Φωκας (Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Greek name Φωκας (Phokas), which meant "a seal" from Greek φωκη (phoke). This was the name of an early saint and martyr from Asia Minor. Sentenced to death for being a Christian, he is said to have given his killers lodging and then dug his own grave before he was executed.
VARIANT: Phokas
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Foka (Russian)