GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Σωκρατης (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: SAHK-rə-teez (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Greek name Σωκρατης (Sokrates), which was derived from σως (sos) "whole, unwounded, safe" and κρατος (kratos) "power". This was the name of an important Greek philosopher. He left no writings of his own; virtually everything that we know of his beliefs comes from his pupil Plato. He was sentenced to death for impiety.
Related Names
VARIANT: Sokrates
OTHER LANGUAGES: Sokratis (Greek)