Gender Masculine
Scripts Ὀνήσιμος(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. /oʊ.ˈnɛs.ɪ.məs/(English) /oʊ.ˈniː.sɪ.məs/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Greek name Ὀνήσιμος (Onesimos), which meant "beneficial, profitable". Saint Onesimus was an escaped slave of Philemon who met Saint Paul while in prison and was converted by him. Paul sent him back to Philemon carrying the epistle that appears in the New Testament.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesOnesimos(Ancient Greek) Onesimos(Biblical Greek) Onésime(French) Anisim, Onisim(Russian)

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Entry updated June 9, 2023