Adonis is a male Greek name which is related to many deities in different religions.
Adonis was actually a Phoenician God, but he is mostly known as the gorgeous man who was the favorite of Goddess Aphrodite.
The name Adonis comes from the Semitic word Adonai, which means “lord”.
The Greek name Antonis sounds similar to Adonis, but they are completely different names.
Sound of name Adonis: Á –tho-nees
Female Version of name Adonis: N/A
Nameday of Adonis: N/A
Origin of name Adonis
The name Adonis does not have a nameday in the Greek Orthodox Calendar. This is a common case for many ancient Greek names which could not be associated to martyrs, saints or other religious men.
In Greek mythology Adonis was a handsome young shepherd killed while hunting a wild boar. Because he was loved by Aphrodite, Zeus allowed him to be restored to life for part of each year. The anemone flower is said to have sprung from his blood.
Since Adonis was considered such a beautiful man, we use the name Adonis to characterize a man who is exceptionally handsome.
Nicknames deriving from name Adonis
There are no nicknames and diminutives deriving from name Adonis.
The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Adonis
Adonis is an introverted man, somewhat distant from people. He has advanced and increased artistic sensitivity, but he is not very comfortable when interacting with people. When he wants, he can overcome the obstacles.