Gender Masculine
Scripts Σωκράτης(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. SAHK-rə-teez(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Greek name Σωκράτης (Sokrates), which was derived from σῶς (sos) meaning "whole, unwounded, safe" and κράτος (kratos) meaning "power". This was the name of an important Greek philosopher. He left no writings of his own; virtually everything that we know of his beliefs comes from his pupil Plato. He was sentenced to death for impiety.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesSokratis(Greek) Sócrates(Portuguese) Sócrates(Spanish)
Same SpellingSócrates

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Entry updated May 29, 2020