Elpida is a common Female name in Greece. Its origins date back to the antiquity. Elpida in both ancient and modern Greek means hope.

elpidaSound of Name Elpida: El-pi’-da

Male Version of Name Elpida: N/A

Nameday of name Elpida: September 17th along with Pisti, Sofia and Agapi

Origin of name Elpida – Saint Elpida

Elpida, Agapi and Pisti were daughters of a woman who lived in Rome during the Era of Emperor Hadrian. Her name was Sofia. She was a very religious woman, but since Christianity was not yet an established religion, the woman and her daughters were accused due to their faith.

The daughters were brought to the Emperor who interrogated them, suggesting them to deny the new religion and save themselves. The Emperor asked all the sisters, including Elpida, who was ten years old at the time, if she was also a Christian and she eagerly defended her beliefs. Elpida responded that all their hopes lie to God’s name and that he is the one to save them.

The emperor ordered to have all three sisters capsized, and so it was done. Their mother died, according to the story, crying over their tombs just a few days later. For their faith and strong beliefs the Greek Orthodox Church declared them Saints and they all celebrate the name on the same day.

Nicknames of name Elpida

Elpida doesn’t have many nicknames; in fact the only used nickname is the name Elpidaki. Some women also use the Latin version of the name, Sperantza, or the English one, Hope. In most cases, though women given the name Elpida use it as it is.

The name’s fairy reveals the meaning of the name Elpida

Elpida is a bright person, very courageous, a person that can communicate her message easily. She can be easily offended and is not a person that can be oppressed easily.

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      • Yes, is in my birth certificate like that,(in Spain) also my cousin, and we got it from our grandma but nobody knows where it comes from…


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