Evangelos is a common Greek male name, which is popular both in the urban centers, islands and rural areas. The name is actually a word that comes from the ancient Greek language. Evangelos was the messenger who brought good news, because “ev-” means good, and angelos (the Greek word for angel) , means the bearer of news, the messenger. In the Greek Orthodox religion it took a very important meaning, as we will see further on.
Female Version of name Evangelos: Evangelia
Nameday of name Evangelos: March 25th
Origin of name Evangelos – Evangelismos tis Theotokou (Annunciation of Virgin Mary)
The etymology of name Evangelos is directly associated with the role of the name in the Greek Calendar. On March 25th, the nameday of Evangelos and Evangelia, the Church celebrates the good news brought to Mary by the Archangel Gabriel.
Gabriel announced Mary that she would bring the son of God to the world. Virgin Mary asked how is it possible to bring a child to the world without a man, and Gabriel announced her that the Holy Spirit would come to her and with the love and power of God, this miracle would take place. And so indeed happened.
This day is known as the Annunciation of Virgin Mary and is one of the most important holidays and religious days in the Greek calendar, which happens to be combined with another important day, the declaration of the Revolution in 1821 against the Turks.
Nicknames deriving from name Evangelos
Evangelos features just a few nicknames and diminutives, such as Vangelis, which is the most common nickname, Vaggelas, Linos, Vaggos, Vangos.
The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Evangelos
Evangelos is a good hearted and warm person, social and friendly. He can be very serious when working, but he is always very insecure and needs confirmation and confidence boosting.