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ScriptsΝικηφορος Ancient Greek

Meaning & History

Means "carrying victory" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and φερω (phero) "to carry, to bear". This name was borne by several Byzantine emperors, including the 10th-century Nikephoros II Phokas. Besides being a masculine personal name, it was also a title borne by the goddess Athena.
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Categories

emperors, goddesses, saints
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute