Ignatios is a male Greek name. It is not a very common name, although it used to be relatively popular during the 60s and 70s, especially in the Greek mainland.

The roots and etymology of name Ignatios are not known, however, we know that if became common during the Byzantine Era. There are many Byzantine officials and emperors with the name Ignatios.

male greek name ignatios

Sound of name Ignatios: EE-gná- tee-os

Female Version of name Ignatios: Ignatia (not in use)

Nameday of Ignatios: October 14th

Origin of name Ignatios – Agios Ignatios (St Ignatios)

The name Ignatios is associated with Agios Ignatios (St Ignatios), a man who was born in 1492 in Lesbos Island. His original name was Ioannis but took the name Ignatios when he became a member of the Orthodox Church.

Ignatios became a priest soon after finishing school, because he was wanted to dedicate his life to Christ. When his wife and children died he became a monk, but during the Turkish occupancy he offered his help and support to the people of Lesbos, and he became one of the most beloved persons on the island.

In 1531 Ignatios became the Eparch of Mithimna in Lesbos. He died peacefully in 1556 and the Greek Orthodox Church declared him a saint.

Nicknames deriving from name Ignatios

There are not many nicknames or diminutives deriving from name Ignatios. The only ones you can find are Ignatis and Akis

The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Ignatios

Ignatios is a serious and well composed man. He can be intimidated by extroverted people and he is not the soul of the group most of the times, but he really enjoys being among friends.

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