The name Fokionas is a male Greek name from Ancient Greece.
Fokionas derives from the Greek word “foki” which means seal, but is also synonymous to the family oriented person.
Fokionas is not a very common name in Greece, however it is considered a somewhat “elegant” and sophisticated name. The ancient Greek version of the name is Fokion.
Sound of name Fokionas: Fo-keé-o-nas
Female Version of Fokionas: Fokiani ( not in use)
Nameday of Fokionas: April 10th
Origin of name Fokionas
Fokionas is an ancient Greek name, the name of a politician and general who lived in Athens between403 and 317BC. He was a very clever politician who managed to persuade Philip of Macedonia not to attack Athens.
Later on, another politician accused him of treason falsly and the Athenians condemned him to drink poison and die. However, the Athenians understood their mistakes, but Fokion was already dead at the age 0f 84.
For the Greek Orthodox Church, name Fokionas refers to a man who was tortured for his faith in the Christian religion. He is one of the 40 martyrs, along with Herakles, Miltiadis and more.
The Orthodox church celebrates the nameday of Fokionas on April 10th.
Nicknames deriving from name Fokionas
Fokionas does not have any nicknames or diminutives
The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Fokionas
Fokionas is an honest man who usually chooses legal professions. Usually he is quite shy with women.