Given Name SABAS

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Σαβας (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: SA-bas (Spanish)  [details]

Meaning & History

From a Greek name which was derived from Hebrew סַבָא (sava') meaning "old man". Saints bearing this name include a 4th-century Gothic martyr, a 5th-century Cappadocian hermit, and a 12th-century archbishop of Serbia who is the patron saint of that country.
VARIANT: Sabbas (Late Greek)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Sava (Bulgarian), Saba (Georgian), Savva (Russian), Sava (Serbian)


palindromes, saints
Entry updated December 8, 2017