Gender Masculine
Scripts Μεθόδιος(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. meh-THO-dee-əs(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Greek name Μεθόδιος (Methodios), derived from Greek μέθοδος (methodos) meaning "pursuit" or "method", ultimately from μετά (meta) meaning "with" and ὁδός (hodos) meaning "road, way, journey". Saint Methodius was a Greek missionary to the Slavs who developed the Cyrillic alphabet (with his brother Cyril) in order to translate the Bible into Slavic.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMetoděj(Czech) Metodij, Metodija(Macedonian) Metody(Polish) Mefodiy(Russian) Metod(Slovak) Metod(Slovene)


Entry updated December 7, 2022