GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Σπυριδων (Greek)
Meaning & History
Late Greek name derived from Greek σπυριδιον (spyridion) meaning "basket" or Latin spiritus meaning "spirit". Saint Spyridon was a 4th-century sheep farmer who became the bishop of Tremithus and suffered during the persecutions of Diocletian.
Related Names
VARIANT: Spiridon (Greek)
DIMINUTIVES: Spiro, Spiros, Spyro, Spyros (Greek)
FEMININE FORM: Spyridoula (Greek)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Spiridon (Croatian), Spiridon (Serbian), Espiridión (Spanish)