Pronounced Pron. mah-the-DO-nyo(European Spanish) mah-se-DO-nyo(Latin American Spanish) mah-che-DO-nyo(Italian) [key]
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Meaning & History
This name is derived from Latin Macedonius meaning "Macedonian," which is derived from Greek Makedones. That word literally means "highlanders" or "the tall ones," which is related to makednos meaning "long, tall" and makros "long, large."Bearers of this name include Argentine writer, humourist and philosopher Macedonio Fernández (1874-1952), Italian physicist Macedonio Melloni (1798-1854) and Mexican violinist, pianist and songwriter Macedonio Alcalá (1831-1869).