Omiros is a Greek name that comes from the antiquity. It is an ancient Greek name that derives from the word “omiros”, which means hostage in English.
Omiros is not a very common name nowadays, but it is one of the most known and popular Greek names abroad since it is associated with the Greek poet who wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey.
Omiros is the Greek root name of Homer.
Sound of name Omiros: Ó-mee-ros
Female Version of name Omiros: N/A
Nameday of Omiros: April 10th
Origin of name Omiros
Omiros is an ancient Greek name, which was quite popular in the ancient years.
The Greek Orthodox Church associates the name with a man named Omiros who is referred to in a few Church books, as one of the 36 martyrs who were tortured along with St Maximus, Terentius and Africanus. Although there is not enough information about him, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the memory and nameday of Omiros on April 10th.
The Greek poet Omiros (Homer) is definitely the most known bearer of this name. There is a debate about when and where he was born and lived, or if he was even a real person, though most historians place him in the 8th century BC.
Today, Homer has been used as a given name in the Western and English-speaking world since the 18th century.
Nicknames deriving from name Omiros
There are no known nicknames and diminutives associated with Omiros
The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Omiros
Omiros is an adventurous person; rarely will you find a man named Omiros having a simple and uncomplicated life. He is always willing to travel and he is an excellent businessman.