Usage Ancient Greek (Rare)
Scripts Ζωντικός(Ancient Greek)
Other Forms FormsLatinized form: Zonticus (theoretical, because no historical records appear to have survived)
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Meaning & History
Meaning uncertain. It might possibly be derived from Greek ζώντως (zontos) meaning "vivid" combined with the Greek adjectival suffix -ικός (-ikos). Also compare the similar name Zotikos, which might possibly be related.The one historical record featuring this name concerns a man who lived around 156 BC and belonged to the Athenian tribe of the Erechtheis.