Gender Masculine
Usage Georgian
Scripts თორნიკე(Georgian)
Pronounced Pron. TAWR-NEE-KEH
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Meaning & History

Georgian form of Greek Τορνίκιος (Tornikios) or Τορνίκης (Tornikes), the name of a prominent Byzantine family that was of Armenian or Georgian descent. The family name may be derived from Armenian թոռնիկ (tornik), a diminutive of թոռն (torn) meaning "grandchild". Usage as a given name probably began in honour of the family, a notable member of which was a saint.

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Entry updated May 29, 2020