Despoina is one of the most beloved female Greek names. Despoina (or Despina)  is also considered somehow “sacred” because it refers to Virgin Mary, as we will explain further on.

Despoina in Greek means “lady” and comes from the verb “despozo”, which means “to rule” or to dominate.

Greek female name Despoina

Sound of name Despoina: Dé-spee-na

Male Version of name Despoina: N/A

Nameday of Despoina: August 15th and November 21st

Origin of name Despoina – Virgin Mary

Despoina is a name that refers to Virgin Mary, who is for the Greeks the “Lady” of the Christian Religion.

In Greece, Mary is a sacred woman and a person who is particularly honored in the Greek Orthodox religion,therefore the choice of the epithet “Despoina” for Virgin Mary shows respect, appreciation and homage.

The nameday of Despoina is August 15th or November 21st. Usually, women who are married tend to celebrate their nameday on August 15th, while women who are not married yet, choose the nameday on November 21st.

Nicknames deriving from name Despoina

Despoina has a few nicknames and diminutives such as Despoinaki, Depy, Pepi, Zepo, Despoinoula, Despo, Ania, Nia, Peny, Pegky

The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Despoina

Despoina is a strong and fierce woman who takes a lot of initiatives when she wants. She is a rather eccentric personality and likes to take things in her hands in order to fulfill them.

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