Chrysanthos or Chrisanthos is a male Greek name which derives from the Greek words “chrysos”  that means gold, and anthos which means bud.

chrysanthos or chrisanthos

Sound of name Chrysanthos: Chreé-ssan-thos

Female Version of name Chrysanthos: Chrysanthi

Nameday of Chrysanthos: March 19th

Origin of name Chrysanthos – Agios Chrysanthos (St Chrysanthos)

Chrysanthos lived during the reign of King Numerian in Alexandria. He became a follower of the Christian religion although he was a son of a known pagan of the region.

When his father heard that his son became a Christian, he had him arrested and gave him as a wife Dareia, a beautiful woman from Athens, who was a pagan.

Instead of persuading him to adopt paganism again, Dareia actually adopted the Christian religion, and was baptized. Then some people from Alexandria told the ruler of the city about them and he had them tortured.

However, both the ruler and his family were so moved by the power of faith that Dareia and Chrisanthos showed that they also became Christians. The new ruler of the city killed them all, throwing them to the lions.

The Orthodox Church declared them saints and celebrates the nameday of Chrysanthos on March 19th.

Nicknames deriving from name Chrisanthos

Chrysanthos doesn’t have many nicknames and diminutives; the most known ones are Chrysanthis, Chrysos

The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Chrisanthos

Chrysanthos is very kind and noble, and his main task is to please everyone he can. He is a reliable person, but trying not to hurt anyone he can hurt himself.

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