Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Roman cognomen derived from Latin longus "long". According to Christian legend Saint Longinus was the name of the Roman soldier who pierced Jesus' side with a spear, then converted to Christianity and was martyred. The name was also borne by the 3rd-century Greek philosopher Cassius Longinus.

Related Names

Feminine FormLongina
Other Languages & CulturesLongin(French (African)) Longin(Polish)

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   strong   rough   strange   complex   serious  

Name Days

Poland: March 15


Entry updated November 18, 2011