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Meaning & History

Meaning unknown. In Christian legends Barlaam (recorded as Greek Βαρλααμ) was a 3rd-century hermit who converted Josaphat, the son of an Indian king, to Christianity. The story is based on that of the Buddha. This name was also borne by two saints.
Other Languages & CulturesVarlaam, Varlam Russian


Orthodox Saints
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute