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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 1/1/2019
Meaning a bit uncertain. This name could be derived from the rare Greek adjective ποιμένιος (poimenios) meaning "pastoral, of the shepherd" as well as "rural". It is also possible that it is derived from Greek ποιμένες (poimenes), which is the plural form of the noun ποιμήν (poimen) meaning "herdsman, shepherd" (see Poimen).Alternatively, it is a compound name, in which case it is likely derived from the Greek verb ποιέω (poieo) meaning "to make, to create" combined with the Greek noun μένος (menos) meaning "power, strength, spirit". This would give the name the meaning of "to create power", perhaps in the sense of patiently working oneself up to a prestigious position that comes with a lot of power.