Gender Masculine
Scripts Κλεισθένης(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. KLIES-thə-neez(English)
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Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Greek name Κλεισθένης (Kleisthenes), derived from κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory" and σθένος (sthenos) meaning "strength". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian statesman and reformer. He helped establish democracy in Athens.

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Entry updated May 29, 2020