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

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

Name Days

Denmark: May 12


Entry updated May 29, 2020