Gender Masculine
Scripts Ἀθανάσιος(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. ath-ə-NAY-shəs(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Greek name Ἀθανάσιος (Athanasios) meaning "immortal", from Greek (a), a negative prefix, combined with θάνατος (thanatos) meaning "death". Saint Athanasius was a 4th-century bishop of Alexandria who strongly opposed Arianism.

Related Names

Feminine FormAthanasia
Other Languages & CulturesAtanas, Tase(Bulgarian) Athanase(French) Athanasios, Athan, Thanasis, Thanos(Greek) Atanasio(Italian) Atanas, Atanasij, Tase(Macedonian) Atanasie, Atanase(Romanian) Afanasiy, Afanasy, Afonya(Russian) Atanasije(Serbian) Atanasio(Spanish)

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Name Days

Austria: May 2
Denmark: May 2


Entry updated May 29, 2020