Epameinondas is a male Greek name whose origins are found in ancient Greece.
Epameinondas (Επαμεινώνδας in Greek) is an ancient Greek name which derives from the compound words “epi” and “ameinon”, which mean towards and better respectively. Therefore, Epameinondas is the man who always seeks for the best.
Sound of name Epameinondas: Eh-pah-mee-nó-ntas
Female Version of name Epameinondas: N/A
Nameday of Epameinondas: April 10th
Origin of name Epameinondas
Epameinondas is the name of one of the 40 martyrs according to the Greek Orthodox church. Although we do not have extensive information about them, we do know that they were tortured to death due to their faith to the Christian religion.
Epameinondas of Thebes
In ancient Greece, Epameinondas was a Theban general of the 4th century BC who transformed the city-state of Thebes, leading it out of the subjugation of Sparta into a preeminent position in Greek politics.
He was militarily influential as well, inventing and implementing some battle tactics, such as the long speer attack, that helped Thebes become a military power as well.
The battle of Lefktra is the most famous battle in which Epameinondas participated against Sparta, leading the Theban army to a glorious victory, with a truly intelligent army management.
Nicknames deriving from name Epameinondas
Epameinondas has just a few nicknames and diminutives. The most common and popular one is Nondas.
The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Epameinondas
Epameinondas is a very enthousiastic man, who likes participating in many tasks. He is a forgiver and he likes good life and sports.