Gender Feminine
Scripts Φωτίνη(Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek φῶς (phos) meaning "light" (genitive φωτός (photos)). This is the name traditionally given to the Samaritan woman Jesus met at the well (see John 4:7). She is venerated as a saint by the Eastern Church.

Related Names

Masculine FormPhotios
Other Languages & CulturesFoteini, Fotini(Greek)

People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   delicate   refined   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  


Sources & References

  1. Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, available from
Entry updated May 29, 2020