Given Name THEOPHANES

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Θεοφανης (Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Means "manifestation of God" from Greek θεος (theos) "god" and φανης (phanes) "appearing". This name was borne by a few saints, including an 8th-century chronicler from Constantinople and a 19th-century Russian Orthodox saint, Theophanes the Recluse, who is Феофан (Feofan) in Russian. Another famous bearer was a 14th-century Byzantine icon painter active in Moscow.
FEMININE FORM: Theophania
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Theofanis (Greek), Feofan (Russian)

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