Athanasia is a Greek female name, the respective of name Athanasios. Name Athanasia is not that commonly used in its full form. The name comes from the Greek word “athanatos” and “athanasia” which mean immortal and immortality respectively.
Male Version of Name Athanasia: Athanasios
Nameday of name Athanasia: January 18th and May 2nd
Origin of name Athanasia – Athanasios the Great
The name Athanasia, as a female respective of name Athanasios, has been in use since the antiquity, although not that common in ancient Greece. For the Greek Orthodox Church, the name is associated with Athanasios of Alexandria, also known as Agios Athanasios (Saint Athanasios) or Athanasios the Great. Information on Athanasios can be found in the post for the name Thanassis, the most common diminutive of name Athanasios.
Nicknames deriving from name Athanasia
Name Athanasia features a few nicknames and diminutives, such as: Nasia, Nagia, Nancy, Soula, Sia, Thanasia, Thanasoula, Nasa, Sania.
The name’s fairy reveals the meaning of the name Athanasia
Athanasia is a simple and nice person, but she can easily be influenced by others. She is sensitive and always eager to express her agonies. She is not very stable in her opinions, but she can be very reliable at work.