Late Greek Names

Late Greek names were used in the early Christian Byzantine Empire. They formed after Ancient Greek names.
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AGATHANGELOS   Αγαθαγγελος   m   Late Greek
Means "bearer of good news", derived from Greek αγαθος (agathos) "good" and αγγελος (angelos) "messenger, angel". Saint Agathangelus of Rome was a 4th-century deacon who was martyred during the persecutions of the emperor Diocletian.
BABYLAS   Βαβυλας   m   Late Greek, French (Rare)
Derived from the name of the ancient Mesopotamian city of Babylon. Saint Babylas was a 3rd-century patriarch of Antioch who was martyred during the reign of emperor Decius.
BESSARION   Βησσαριων   m   Late Greek
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Greek βησσα (bessa) "wooded valley". This was the name of a 5th-century Egyptian hermit who was a disciple of Saint Anthony the Great. It was later adopted by the scholar Basilios Bessarion (1403-1472), a Greek born in Byzantine Anatolia who became a Roman Catholic bishop.
CHRISTOPHOROS   Χριστοφορος   m   Late Greek
Greek form of CHRISTOPHER.
DAREIA   Δαρεια   f   Late Greek
Feminine form of Dareios (see DARIUS).
DARIA   Δαρεια   f   Italian, Polish, Romanian, English, Croatian, Late Greek (Latinized)
Feminine form of DARIUS. Saint Daria was a 3rd-century Greek woman who was martyred with her husband Chrysanthus under the Roman emperor Numerian. It has never been a particularly common English given name.
DOROTHEA   Δωροθεα   f   German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, English, Late Greek
Feminine form of the Late Greek name Δωροθεος (Dorotheos), which meant "gift of God" from Greek δωρον (doron) "gift" and θεος (theos) "god". The name Theodore is composed of the same elements in reverse order. Dorothea was the name of two early saints, notably the 4th-century martyr Dorothea of Caesarea. It was also borne by the 14th-century Saint Dorothea of Montau, who was the patron saint of Prussia.
DOROTHEOS   Δωροθεος   m   Greek, Late Greek
Original Greek masculine form of DOROTHEA.
ELEUTHERIOS   Ελευθεριος   m   Late Greek
Original Greek form of ELEUTHERIUS.
ELEUTHERIUS   Ελευθεριος   m   Late Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ελευθεριος (Eleutherios) which meant "free". This was the name of a 2nd-century pope, as well as several saints.
ELPIDIOS   Ελπιδιος   m   Late Greek
Greek form of ELPIDIUS.
ELPIDIUS   Ελπιδιος   m   Late Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ελπιδιος (Elpidios), which was derived from ελπις (elpis) "hope". This was the name of a 4th-century saint who spent twenty years in a cave in Cappadocia.
ERASMUS   Ερασμος   m   Late Greek (Latinized)
Derived from Greek ερασμιος (erasmios) meaning "beloved". Saint Erasmus, also known as Saint Elmo, was a 4th-century martyr who is the patron saint of sailors. Erasmus was also the name of a Dutch scholar of the Renaissance period.
GREGORIOS   Γρηγοριος   m   Late Greek
Original Greek form of GREGORY.
GREGORIUS   Γρηγοριος   m   Late Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of GREGORIOS.
HELLADIOS   ‘Ελλαδιος   m   Late Greek
Greek form of HELLADIUS.
HELLADIUS   ‘Ελλαδιος   m   Late Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Late Greek name ‘Ελλαδιος (Helladios), which was derived from ‘Ελλαδος (Hellados) meaning "of Greece". Saint Helladius was a 7th-century archbishop of Toledo.
KORALIA   Κοραλια   f   Greek, Late Greek
Derived from Ancient Greek κοραλλιον (korallion) meaning "coral" (in Modern Greek κοραλλι). This was the name of an obscure 4th-century saint and martyr from Thrace.
MACARIUS   Μακαριος   m   Late Greek (Latinized)
Latin form of MACARIO.
MAKARIOS   Μακαριος   m   Late Greek
Original Greek form of MACARIO.
MANOUEL   Μανουηλ   m   Late Greek
Medieval Greek form of MANUEL.
MANUEL   Μανουηλ   m   Spanish, Portuguese, German, English, Italian, French, Romanian, Late Greek (Latinized)
Spanish and Portuguese form of EMMANUEL. In the spelling Μανουηλ (Manouel) it was also used in the Byzantine Empire, notably by two emperors. It is possible this form of the name was transmitted to Spain and Portugal from Byzantium, since there were connections between the royal families (king Ferdinand III of Castile married Elisabeth of Hohenstaufen, who had Byzantine roots, and had a son named Manuel). The name has been used in Iberia since at least the 13th century and was borne by two kings of Portugal.
PANTELEIMON   Παντελεημων   m   Late Greek
From Greek παν (pan) meaning "all" (genitive παντος) and ελεημων (eleemon) meaning "compassionate". This was a name given to Saint Pantaleon.
PARASKEVAS   Παρασκευας   m   Greek, Late Greek
Masculine form of PARASKEVE.
PARASKEVE   Παρασκευη   f   Late Greek
Derived from Greek παρασκευη (paraskeue) meaning "preparation" or "Friday" (being the day of preparation). This was the name of a 2nd-century saint who was martyred in Rome.
PHILOMENA   Φιλομενα   f   English, German, Late Greek
From Greek φιλος (philos) "friend, lover" and μενος (menos) "mind, purpose, strength, courage". This was the name of an obscure early saint and martyr. The name came to public attention in the 19th century after a tomb seemingly marked with the name Filumena was found in Rome, supposedly belonging to another martyr named Philomena. This may have in fact been a representation of the Greek word φιλομηνη (philomene) meaning "loved".
SABAS   Σαβας   m   Spanish, Late Greek
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.
SABBAS   Σαββας   m   Late Greek
Variant of SABAS.
SIBYLLA   Σιβυλλα   f   Greek, German, Swedish, Late Roman, Late Greek
Greek and Latinate form of SIBYL.
SOPHRONIA   Σωφρονια   f   Literature, Late Greek
Feminine form of SOPHRONIUS. Torquato Tasso used it in his epic poem 'Jerusalem Delivered' (1580), in which it is borne by the lover of Olindo.
SOPHRONIOS   Σωφρονιος   m   Late Greek
Greek form of SOPHRONIUS.
SOPHRONIUS   Σωφρονιος   m   Late Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Σωφρονιος (Sophronios), which was derived from Greek σωφρων (sophron) "self-controlled, sensible". Saint Sophronius was a 7th-century patriarch of Jerusalem.
SPYRIDON   Σπυριδων   m   Greek, Late Greek
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.
STYLIANOS   Στυλιανος   m   Greek, Late Greek
Derived from Greek στυλος (stylos) meaning "pillar". Saint Stylianos was a 7th-century hermit from Adrianopolis in Asia Minor who is regarded as a patron saint of children.
TARASIOS   Ταρασιος   m   Late Greek
Greek form of TARAS.
THECLA   Θεκλα   f   Dutch (Rare), Late Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of THEKLA.
THEKLA   Θεκλα   f   German (Rare), Greek (Rare), Late Greek
From the ancient Greek name Θεοκλεια (Theokleia), which meant "glory of God" from the Greek elements θεος (theos) meaning "god" and κλεος (kleos) meaning "glory". This was the name of a 1st-century saint, appearing (as Θεκλα) in the apocryphal 'Acts of Paul and Thecla'. The story tells how Thecla listens to Paul speak about the virtues of chastity and decides to remain a virgin, angering both her mother and her suitor.
THERAPON   Θεραπων   m   Late Greek
Means "servant" or "worshipper" in Greek.
XYSTOS   Ξυστος   m   Late Greek
Greek form of SIXTUS.
ZENAIDA   Ζηναιδα   f   Late Greek
Apparently a Greek derivative of Ζηναις (Zenais), which was derived from the name of the Greek god ZEUS. This was the name of a 1st-century saint who was a doctor with her sister Philonella.
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