Polikseni is a female Greek name which derives from the ancient Greek words poly (which means a lot) and ksenia, which means hospitality. Therefore, Polikseni is the very hospitable woman. Although the name is a compound word made of two ancient Greek words, it became popular towards the end of 1st century BC.
Sound of name Polikseni: Poh-lee-ksé-nee
Male Version of name Polikseni: N/A
Nameday of Polikseni: September 23rd
Origin of name Polikseni – Agia Polikseni (St Polikseni)
Polikseni was a woman who lived during the 1st centurt AD in Spain, along with her sister Xanthippe. Polikseni got married to a man named Provos, who taught her the Christian religion and persuaded her to adopt this new religion. Polikseni came to the Eastern part of the Roman Empire and met Apostle Andreas who baptized her. Both she and her sister worked a lot for the new religion and helped many women get to know Christ and his teaching.
Both sisters died peacefully at an advanced age. The Orthodox Church declared them saints and celebrates the memory and nameday of Polikseni on September 23rd.
Nicknames deriving from name Polikseni
Polikseni has just a few nicknames; the most common of them are: Ksenia, Kseni, Polina
The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Polikseni
Polikseni is a very lively woman, with a great sense of humor. She is indecisive and cannot commit to a task unless she is really interested in it.