Eleftherios is a rather common male name. It is one of the Greek names whose origins are a usual subject of controversy among Christians and historians; historians denote that the name Eleftherios and its female respective Eleftheria derive from the ancient Greek word eleftheros which means free and eleftheria which means freedom respectively. The Christians on the other hand usually mention only Agios Eleftherios (Saint Eleftherios, the Christian Saint commemorated by the Greek Orthodox Church) as the source of name Eleftherios. The word and the name have been known to Greece long before the Christian religion though.
Female Version of name Eleftherios: Eleftheria
Nameday of Eleftherios: December 15th
Origin of name Eleftherios – Agios Eleftherios
As mentioned, the name Eleftherios, is a name celebrated by the Greek Orthodox Church in honor of Agios Elefherios. Additional information on Agios Eleftherios (Saint Eleftherios) can be found at the post Eleftheria.
Nicknames deriving from the name Eleftherios
Eleftherios features just a few nicknames and diminutives. Some of the most known ones are: Lefteris, Lefterakis, Akis, Takis, Ritsos
The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of the name Eleftherios
Eleftherios is an active and outgoing person, great in self employing professions. He loves nature and being outside; he is also very good in team sports.