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While the name seems most likely to have derived from the Latin "spiritus," as it did not seem to appear as a name until after the spread of Christianity around the Mediterranean (indeed the famous Orthodox bishop seems to be the first recorded), it shares a very similar spelling to a Greek word for a round basket: Spyridion, which is spelled precisely the same in the Greek alphabet with the exception of the ending (iota omicron nu, rather than omega nu). This is why some other name sources list its meaning as "basket." Interestingly enough, many of the traditional Orthodox icons depict St. Spyridon as wearing a basket on his head, the presence of which seems to suggest that the similarity of the two words was appreciated early on. [noted -ed]
-- theoldtree  12/4/2009
I don't like this name. It sounds like a Pokemon. Spyridon, I choose you!
-- Wolfess  7/27/2010
I love this name. very manly and strong sounding.
It kinda also reminds me of a dragon.
-- jazzycritique  5/18/2013

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