Eftichios is a male Greek name, which derives from the word eftichia, one of the most desired feelings in our life. Eftichia means Happiness, therefore, Eftichios, is the one who bears happiness. It is an ancient Greek Name, although it became more popular and commonly used in early Christian years.
Female Version of name Eftichios: Eftichia
Nameday of Name Eftichios: April 6th
Origin of name Eftichios – Agios Eftichios (St Eftichios)
We already mentioned the etymology of name Eftichios; its origins for the Greek Orthodox Church take us back to the 6th century AD, during the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian.
Eftichios was a man who lived in Frygia, but received Christian education since his early years. He became a man of the Church and went to Constantinople where he became a bishop. He became a very significant person in the religious matters of the ruling capital of Europe at that time, but he had to face a lot of controversies that were taking place at that time among the Christians.
Eftichios lost his position for a brief period of time because Justinian was badly influenced by the non Orthodox Christians, but his position was restored a few years later during the reign of Tiberius, when he became a Patriarch of Constantinople.
Eftichios died in peace and was declared a Saint by the Greek Orthodox Church. The memory of St Eftichios is celebrated on April 6th.
Nicknames deriving from name Eftichios
Eftichios doesn’t have many nicknames or diminutives; actually you can find only one nickname, which is the name Eftichis.
The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Eftichios
Eftichios is a peaceful man who always tries to make peace among people. He is not much interested in materialistic life, and he spends more time to develop and enhance his soul and spirit.