Given Name RAMIRO

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: ra-MEE-ro (Spanish)  [details]

Meaning & History

Spanish and Portuguese form of Ramirus, a Latinized form of a Visigothic name derived from the Germanic elements ragin "advice" and mari "famous". Saint Ramirus was a 6th-century prior of the Saint Claudius Monastery in Leon. He and several others were executed by the Arian Visigoths, who opposed orthodox Christianity. This name was subsequently borne by kings of León, Asturias and Aragon.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Raginmar, Ramirus (Ancient Germanic)

Categories

athletes, fame, kings, Latinizations, saints, wisdom
Entry updated May 31, 2018