Gender Masculine
Scripts Νάρκισσος(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. nahr-SIS-əs(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Latinized form of Greek Νάρκισσος (Narkissos), possibly derived from νάρκη (narke) meaning "sleep, numbness". Narkissos was a beautiful youth in Greek mythology who stared at his own reflection for so long that he eventually died and was turned into the narcissus flower.

This name appears briefly in the epistles in the New Testament and was also borne by a few early saints, including a 2nd-century patriarch of Jerusalem. It has been used to the present, especially in Catholic regions, usually in honour of the saint as opposed to the mythological character.

Related Names

VariantNarkissos(Greek Mythology)
Feminine FormNarcissa(Late Roman)
Other Languages & CulturesNarcís(Catalan) Narcisse(French) Narciso(Italian) Narcyz(Polish) Narciso(Portuguese) Narciso(Spanish)


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Name Days

Denmark: October 29


Entry updated May 29, 2020