Gender Masculine
Scripts Σπυρίδων(Greek)

Meaning & History

Late Greek name derived from Greek σπυρίδιον (spyridion) meaning "basket" or Latin spiritus meaning "spirit". Saint Spyridon was a 4th-century sheep farmer who became the bishop of Tremithus and suffered during the persecutions of Diocletian.

Related Names

DiminutivesSpiro, Spiros, Spyro, Spyros(Greek)
Feminine FormSpyridoula(Greek)
Other Languages & CulturesSpiridon(Croatian) Spiridon(Serbian) Espiridión(Spanish)

People think this name is

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Name Days

Greece: December 12


Sources & References

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