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Scripts Νικηφόρος(Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Means "carrying victory" from Greek νίκη (nike) meaning "victory" and φέρω (phero) meaning "to carry, to bear". This name was borne by several Byzantine emperors, including the 10th-century Nikephoros II Phokas. Besides being a masculine personal name, it was also a title borne by the goddess Athena.

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Other Languages & CulturesNikifor(Bulgarian) Nicéphore(French) Nikifor(Macedonian) Nikifor(Russian)

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