Adrianos or Andrianos

Adrianos or Andrianos is a male Greek name, whose roots are found in the ancient Roman history.

Adrianos derives from the phrase “cognomen Hadrianus”, which refers to the Latin city Hadria in northern Italy.

Sound of name Adrianos: An-three-ah-nós

Female Version of name Adrianos: Adriani

Nameday of Adrianos: August 26th

Origin of name Adrianos – Agios Adrianos (St Adrianos)

Name Adrianos is included in the Orthodox calendar to honor the man who lived during the reign of Emperor Maximianus.

Adrianos was married to Natalia. One day he saw 23 christians who were ready to suffer for their faith. Adrianos was impressed by them and their strength and he also declared himself being a Christian. He was arrested and imprisoned almost right away. Natalia visited him in gail and asked him to remain faithful to his beliefs.

Adrianos suffered numerous tortures and died in prison. According to the tradition, the pagans tried to burn his body but a heavy rainstorm started and the fire was off. His body was buried by his wife Natalia who also suffered due to her faith as well; she was buried next to him.

The Orthodox church celebrates the nameday of Adrianos on August 26th, the same day as Natalia.

The Emperor Adrianos

Name Adrianos is, though, more known due to the Roman Emperor Adrianos (Hadrian). He was one of the most popular and successful Emperors in the history of Rome and is considered one of the 5 good Emperors, along with  Nerva, Trajan, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius.

Emperor Adrianos re-built the Pantheon and constructed the Temple of Venus and Roma. He was also one of the first humanists and a great philhellene.

He died  in 138 on the 10th of July at the age of 62.

Nicknames deriving from name Adrianos

Adrianos does not have any nicknames or diminutives.

The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Adrianos

Adrianos is a man of the arts; he is usually a painter or a musician and he is much into philosophy and litterature. He can be rather eccentric but he is a very reliable person to work with in a team.


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