Given Name PHOTINE

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Φωτινη (Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek φως (phos) meaning "light" (genitive φωτος (photos)). This is the name traditionally given to the Samaritan woman Jesus met at the well (see John 4:7). She is venerated as a saint by the Eastern Church.

Categories

biblical women, Catholic saints, light, Orthodox saints, saints
VARIANT: Photina
MASCULINE FORM: Photios
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Foteini, Fotini (Greek)

Sources & References

Entry updated December 8, 2017