Ermioni

Ermioni is a female Greek name which derives from the Greek word “ermionis”, which means “gorgeous as God Hermes”. Hermione is the Latin version of Ermioni.

Ermioni is an ancient Greek name which was used also in the early Christian years.

Female Greek name Ermioni

Sound of name Ermioni: E-rmee-ó -ne

Male Version of name Ermioni: N/A

Nameday of Ermioni: September 4th

Origin of name Ermioni – Agia Ermioni (St Ermioni)

Although name Ermioni is an ancient Greek name, for the Greek Orthodox church it is associated with Ermioni, the daughter of Apostle Philip.

Ermioni went with her sister Eftihida to Ephesus to meet St John, who had died in the meantime, and found Petronius, from whom she was tought the Gospels and the Scripts.

Ermioni had the gift of telling the future as a prophecy. According to the legend, Emperor Trajan went to Ephesus to see Ermioni and ask her if he would beat the Persians. She told him that he would manage to beat the Persians but Hadrian, his brother in law, would become the Emperor.

When her prophecy became true, Trajan had Ermioni tortured, but her torturers believed in Christ and set her free. Ermioni died a peaceful death and was buried in Ephesus.

She was declared a saint by the Greek Orthodox Church and the memory and nameday of Saint Ermioni are celebrated on September 4th.

Nicknames deriving from name Ermioni

Ermioni does not have many nicknames or diminutives. The only ones used are Ermi, Anni, Ania, Nitsa, Rania

The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Ermioni

Ermioni is a woman with a natural inclination towards arts and litterature. She usually follows the profession of teacher, or anything associated with creation and crafting.

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