Afroditi or Aphrodite

Afroditi or Aphrodite is a female Greek name, whose origins are found in ancient Greece. Afroditi was the Greek Goddess of love and eros, also known as Venus, which is her Roman name.  Her name reveals the way she was born, according to a Greek myth.

Afroditi is a compound word, deriving from the words “afros” or “aphros”, which means foam, and the word “ditos” which means “the one who derives from”.

According to the myth, Goddess Aphrodite was born from the waves or the foam created by the waves smashing on the rocks of the island of Cyprus. Due to the Greek Goddess, Afroditi is still associated with beauty and love.

Name afroditiSound of name Afroditi: A-fro-deé-tee

Male Version of name Afroditi: N/A

Nameday of name Afroditi: September 1st

Origin of name Afroditi – Agia Afroditi

The name Afroditi is usually associated with the Greek Goddess of love, but according to the Greek Orthodox Calendar, there is also the Agia Afroditi (St Afroditi). Agia Afroditi was one of the 40 Virgins that were killed in Andrianoupolis in Thrace.

According to the legend, the ruler of Andrianoupolis  had 4o students in the city that refused to participate in pagan feasts because they were Christian.

He tortured them trying to persuade them to adopt the pagan beliefs, but when he realized that they were not willing to change their beliefs he sent them to Licinius, the ruler of Thrace, who tortured and killed them.

One of them was Afroditi, who was recognized as a Saint by the Greek orthodox church, along with other women such as Antigone, Aspasia, Penelope and more.

Nicknames deriving from name Afroditi

Afroditi is basically an ancient Greek name and as such, it doesn’t have many nicknames and diminutives, but you can still find a few nicknames, such as: Afroditoula, Fregia, Ria

The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Afroditi

Afroditi is a pleasant person and quite beloved among her friends. Her behavior might be little surprising from time to time, because she tends to be unconventional, but in most cases she is a very easy person to get along with.

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2 Responses to Afroditi or Aphrodite

  1. Efstathios November 27, 2010 at 16:35 #

    Another nickname for Aphrodite is Afroula..

  2. Josie October 14, 2010 at 18:00 #

    i love it!!!!!!!!!!

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