Valentinos

Valentinos is a male name whose origins are found in the latin language. Valentinos derives from the Latin word valens, which means strong, vigourous, healthy.

The name Valentinos (Βαλεντίνος in Greek) is not a typical Greek name, but it’s a Catholic name, therefore used by Catholic Greeks especially on the islands of Syros, Tinos and Andros.

It is the name of the saint of love, since the nameday of Valentinos is February 14th, St Valentine’s day.

 

Sound of name Valentinos: Va-le-nteé-nos

Female Version of name Valentinos: Valentini or Valentina

Nameday of Valentinos: February 14th

Origin of name Valentinos – St Valentine

At least three different Saint Valentines, are mentioned in the ecclesiastical books of Rome, under the date of 14th February. One was a priest in Rome, another a bishop of Interamna and a third one was a martyr in Africa.

The predominant theory is that  Valentine was a priest who served during 3rd century in Rome under the reign of Claudius II. Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those that were married, so he outlawed marriage for young men hoping to build a stronger military base. Valentine decided this decree was not fair and he chose to marry young couples secretly.

When Emperor Claudius II found out, had Valentine tortured to death. Since then he is considered the protector of love and couples, so the nameday of Valentinos is the day of love, February 14th.

In the Greek Orthodox Calendar there is the nameday of St Oualentinos, which is actually Valentine, somewhat misspelled to match the Orthodox tradition more.

Nicknames deriving from name Valentinos

Valentinos does not have many nicknames or diminutives; the most common one is Ntinos, and Valis.

The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Valentinos

Valentinos is independent, and doesn’t like to conform to social demands. He can be an excellent speaker and he is much afraid of loneliness and poverty.

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