Gender Masculine
Scripts Θεοφάνης(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. TEH-O-PA-NEHS  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "manifestation of God" from Greek θεός (theos) meaning "god" and φανής (phanes) meaning "appearing". This name was borne by a few saints, including an 8th-century chronicler from Constantinople and a 19th-century Russian Orthodox saint, Theophanes the Recluse, who is Феофан (Feofan) in Russian. Another famous bearer was a 14th-century Byzantine icon painter active in Moscow.

Related Names

Feminine FormTheophania
Other Languages & CulturesTheofanis(Greek) Feofan(Russian)

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  


Image depicting Saint Theophanes the ConfessorImage depicting Saint Theophanes the Confessor


Sources & References

  1. Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, available from
Entry updated April 5, 2022