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GenderMasculine
ScriptsΑθανασιος Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.ath-ə-NAY-shəs English
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Meaning & History

From the Greek name Αθανασιος (Athanasios) meaning "immortal", from Greek α (a), a negative prefix, combined with θανατος (thanatos) "death". Saint Athanasius was a 4th-century bishop of Alexandria who strongly opposed Arianism.
VariantAthanasios
DiminutiveAthanas
Feminine FormAthanasia
Other Languages & CulturesAtanas, Tase Bulgarian Athanasios, Thanasis, Thanos Greek Atanas, Atanasij, Tase Macedonian Atanase Romanian Afanasiy, Afanasy Russian Atanasije Serbian

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Orthodox saints
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute