Persephone or Persefoni

Persephone or Persefoni is a Greek female name, which is relatively uncommon nowadays.

Persephone is an ancient Greek name whose meaning is not known. According to some theories, it is related to the Greek word περθω (pertho), which means “to destroy” and φονη (phone) which means”murder”.

In Greek mythology Persephone was the daughter of Demeter and Zeus. She was abducted to the underworld by Hades, but was eventually allowed to return to the surface for part of the year. The result of her comings and goings is the changing of the seasons – winter and spring.

Greek female name Persephone

Sound of name Persephone: Per-se-phó- neeh

Male Version of name Persephone: Persis

Nameday of Persephone: September 24th

Origin of name Persephone – Agia Persi (St Persi)

Persephone is included in the Calendar of the Greek Orthodox Church since it is associated with Agia Persi (St Persi) or Persida.

We do not have enough information about this name except a reference in the calendar Delehaye and the Parisian Codex on the 23rd and 24th of September.

The Greek Orthodox Church associates Persephone with Agia Persi and celebrates the nameday of Persephone on September 24.

Nicknames deriving from name Persephone

Persephone has only a few nicknames and diminutives, such as Persa, Foni, Persi, Persina.

The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Persephone

Persephone is a woman with an inclination to arts and culture. She is considered a naive person and rather unreliable when it comes to a professional career, because she tends to follow her own opinion.

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