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Gender Masculine
Scripts Παγκράτιος(Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Latinized form of Greek Παγκράτιος (Pankratios), derived from the Greek word παγκρατής (pankrates) meaning "all-powerful", from the roots πᾶν (pan) meaning "all" and κράτος (kratos) meaning "power". Early Byzantine Christians used this as a title of Christ. It was borne by two saints, a 1st-century Sicilian martyr and a semi-legendary 4th-century Roman martyr.

Related Names

VariantPankratios
Other Languages & CulturesPancras(English) Pankraz(German) Pancrazio(Italian) Pankrati, Pankratiy(Russian)

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