Erato is an ancient female Greek name, which derives from the verb “ero” which means to love. Erato means “lovely” in Greek.

In Greek mythology she was one of the 9 Muses, the muse of lyric poetry. The name Erato is not very common today, but it is used especially in the northern parts of the country.

greek female name erato

Sound of name Erato: E-ra-tó

Male Version of name Erato: N/A

Nameday of Erato: September 1st

Origin of name Erato – The 40 Virgins

Although Erato is an Ancient Greek name, it was included in the Greek Orthodox Calendar due to the woman named Erato, who was one of the 40 Virgins.

Erato was one of the 40 students that were arrested and tortured to death by Licinius, the ruler of Thrace because of their faith. The women refused to pray and believe in pagan symbols, and were executed for their beliefs.

The Greek Orthodox church celebrates the nameday of Erato on September 1st, along with other names such as Antigoni, Afroditi and more.

Nicknames deriving from name Erato

Erato does not have any nicknames or diminutives.

The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Erato

Erato is the protector od love and marriage. The muse Erato had the lyra and the guitar as her symbols.

Erato is sweet, full of understanding and can be easily irritated. Her children and friends adore her. She can easily become the victim of other people.

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