Gender Masculine
Scripts Μητροφάνης(Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek μήτηρ (meter) meaning "mother" (genitive μητρός) and φανής (phanes) meaning "appearing". Saint Metrophanes was the first bishop of Byzantium (4th century).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMitrofan, Mitya(Russian) Mitja(Slovene)

Categories

Sources & References

  1. Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, available from https://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/publications/.

Entry updated May 29, 2020