Paraskevas is a male Greek name, deriving from the word paraskevi, which means preparation.
Paraskevas is a name found in the early Christian years. An alternative spelling of name Paraskevas is Paraskeuas.
Female Version of name Paraskevas: Paraskevi
Nameday of name Paraskevas: March 1st and July 26 (main)
Origin of name Paraskevas – Agios Paraskevas (St Paraskevas)
Name Paraskevas refers to a man who lived in the 17th century AD. He was born in Trapezounta (Trabzon), and was one of the richest individuals of the city.
He suffered because of the Turks who wanted to eliminate the Christian voices in the city. Paraskevas was hanged and was declared a martyr by the Greek Orthodox Church.
The Church celebrates the memory of Martyr Paraskevas on March 1, but the main nameday for Paraskevas is on July 26, the day of Agia Paraskevi (St Paraskevi).
Nicknames deriving from the name Paraskevas
Name Paraskevas features just a few nicknames and diminutives, such as Paris, Paraskevakos, Akis, Akos.
The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of the name Paraskevas
Paraskevas is a kindhearted person, who likes helping others. He is a man of family and usually has many kids.