Panagiotis is a popular Greek male name deriving from the word Panagia that translates to “all – holy” in English. Panagia or Panayia is one of the characteristic names given to Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. In some cases you might find the name Panagiotis transliterated as Panayiotis.
Female Version of name Panagiotis: Panagiota
Nameday of name Panagiotis: August 15th and April 24th
Origin of Name Panagiotis
As said, Panagiotis comes from an epithet massively used in Greece in reference to Virgin Mary.
The Greek Orthodox Church recognizes Mary as the holiest of all saints, giving her the name All-Holy. The epithet was given to Mary in the 3rd Century AD and since then it is very common in the Hellenic World. Churches, monasteries and chapels bear the name Panayia or Panagia, dedicated to Mary. On August 15th, when the Greek Church honors the death of Mary, Greeks usually say that the day is “of Panagia” (tis Panayias in Greek). August 15 is a national holiday in Greece.
Nicknames deriving from name Panagiotis
Panagiotis features quite many nicknames and diminutives. The most known and commonly used ones are: Panos, Panagis, Panagos, Takis, Akis, Notis, Giotis or Yiotis, Panousos, Panikos, Agis, Panagiotakis
The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of the name Panagiotis
Panagiotis is hard working person and active, usually dedicated to his family. He is stubborn but he always listens to the people he loves. He usually gets married young and then tries to catch up with the things he missed when growing up.