Agisilaos is a male Greek name which originates from Ancient Greece.
The ancient Greek name Agisilaos derives from the combination of words “ago” and “laos”, which mean “to lead” and “people” respectively. Therefore, Agisilaos is the ruler, the man who leads people.
Sound of name Agisilaos: A-yee-seé-la-os
Female Version of name Agisilaos: N/A
Nameday of Agisilaos: N/A
Origin of name Agisilaos
Agisilaos is an ancient Greek name which is not included in the Greek Orthodox Calendar, therefore, Agisilaos has no nameday.
In Greek history, Agisilaos was one of the most notable kings and generals of Sparta, who ruled from 444 to 361 BC.
In 396 BC he decided to attack Ephesus and he managed to make some really important victories against the Persians, who started negotiating with him so as to avoid losing territory and army. Finally, Agisilaos had to go back to Greece and fight with his army against the Thebans who were growing to be a powerful city state in Greece. The Spartans managed to win, although this was a marginal victory with many losses.
In 387BC Agisilaos asked the Persians for financial support, signing the famous Antalkidios Eirini (Peace of Antalkidas) with them. This allowed the Persians to get involved in the internal affairs of the Spartans and the Greeks and this is why Agisilaos’ choice is considered seriously contradictory. Still though, he is considered one of the greatest kings of Sparta.
Nicknames deriving from name Agisilaos
Agisilaos has a few nicknames and diminutives; the most common ones are Agis, Lakis, Akis and Agos.
The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Agisilaos
Agisilaos is a rather unpredictable man, who can hide many surprises for those who do not abide by his rules.