Ourania

Ourania is a female Greek name, commonly found in many regions in Greece. Ourania comes from the name Ouranos, which means sky. Ourania means heavenly and is the Greek respective name of Urania, as we know it in other Latin based languages.

name ouraniaSound of name Ourania: Oo-ra-neé-a

Male Version of name Ourania: N/A

Nameday of name Ourania: September 1st  and January 6th

Origin of name Ourania

Ourania is a name referring to one of the 40 virgins of the Christian tradition, that were tortured to death by the ruler of Thrace Licinuius. The 40 girls refused to deny their Christian faith and become pagans, therefore were punished with death. The Greek Orthodox church celebrates their nameday on September 1st.

However, in Greece, most women with the name Ourania celebrate their nameday on January 6th, the day of Theofania – the appearance of God to people. Since on this day we refer to everything that comes from the sky and heaven, it comes as no surprise that the name that refers to the sky and heaven is honored with a nameday on January 6th.

Nicknames deriving from name Ourania

Ourania features a few nicknames and diminutives such as Rania, Ouranitsa, Ria, Nitsa, Nia, Renia

The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Ourania

Ourania is a very delicate person, and very sensitive. She is very sensible and she gets easily hurt, but she is usually beloved by many people.

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6 Responses to Ourania

  1. nina May 15, 2011 at 09:14 #

    thank you for sharing :) now i know that also on sep. 1st i have a nameday.
    my last nyme is stratoul

  2. Ourania Hope November 30, 2010 at 04:43 #

    Thank you so much for this info! My godfather wanted to name me after a Greek goddess or at least from ancient history but was forced to concede to the Greek tradition of naming me after my yiayia (grandmother)

    It seems both prevailed!! With the combination of my Greek name and my Anglo/Scottish married surname it is quite a romantic as well as a powerful name :)

    • Katia December 7, 2010 at 11:07 #

      Right! If you translate your full name it means something like “Diving hope”. It’s really nice!

    • SB October 24, 2014 at 15:23 #

      Well, Ourania / Urania was the muse of astronomy, one of the nine muses of Greek mythology, so you do have the name of a greek godess.

  3. Karineve November 21, 2010 at 00:35 #

    What brilliant info on a name .. A name I’m interested for my daughter .. Big thank you :-)

  4. Nina DeCarlo August 10, 2010 at 22:45 #

    Love the blog. Answered alot of questions. Ourania

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