Lavrentios or Lavrentis

Lavrentios is a male Greek name which originates from the Byzantine era.In Greece you will often hear it as Lavrentis.

The name Lavrentios derives from the Roman phrase “cognomen Laurentum”, which means from the city of Laurentum.

Lavrentios is a common name among the Catholic Greeks, although not uncommon among Orthodox Greeks as well.

Sound of name Lavrentios: La-vré-ntios

Female version of name Lavrentios: Lavrentia

Nameday of Lavrentios: August 10th

Origin of name Lavrentios – Agios Lavrentios (St Lavrentios)

Lavrentios refers to a 3rd-century deacon and martyr who was born and lived in Rome.

According to the tradition, Lavrentios followed Xestos in Rome where he became a Pope with the name Sixtius 2nd.

In August 258 when the Roman Emperor Valerianus started his persecutions against the Christians, Sixtius trusted the treasury of the Church to Lavrentios who was his deacon.

In August 6th, the Roman soldiers discovered Sixtius in a catacomb and they decapitated him the next day.

They also asked Lavrentios to bring them the treasures. He said he would, but instead, he gave everything to the sick and poor people. It is said that the Holy Grail that was included in the treasure was sent by Lavrentios to Spain before he was caught and that it is now in Valencia.

Romans became furious and he was roasted alive on a gridiron. The memory and nameday of Lavrentios or Lavrentis is celebrated on August 10th both by the Orthodox and Catholic Church.

Nicknames deriving from name Lavrentios

Lavrentios does not have many nicknames or diminutives. The only one known is the name Lavrentis which is the most common nickname of Lavrentios.

The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Lavrentios

Lavrentios is a fair and noble man. He usually likes working with large groups of people, and he likes taking initiatives.


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