Miron or Myron is a male Greek name, commonly found in the ancient years. As an ancient Greek name, Miron referred to the essential oil named myro in Greek (myrrh in English). It was not a very popular name for many decades but towards the end of the 80s, when naming children with ancient Greek names became popular again in Greece, Miron also became more common in male boys, mostly in urban centers.
Sound of name Miron: Mee-rohn
Female Version of name Miron: Mira or Myra
Nameday of Miron: August 17th
Origin of name Miron – Agios Miron (St Miron)
The Greek Orthodox Church celebrates in its calendar the name Miron, honoring a man who lived in the 3rd century AD, during the reign of the fierce Emperor Dekios. Miron was a very rich man, but his soul was so kind and tender that he wanted to help people around him. He became a priest and started teaching people. The ruler of Achaia Prefecture, Antipater, visited Miron one day, asking him to stop helping the poor and needy people and to stop preaching the word of God. Miron refused to obey his orders, and then Antipater arrested many Christians and threatened Miron to kill them if he didn’t obey. The Christians begged Miron not to accept the offer and keep preaching and helping people. Antipater got furious and killed Miron. The Orthodox Church recognizes him as a saint, celebrating his nameday on August 17th.
Nicknames deriving from name Miron
Miron does not have many nicknames or diminutives, as most ancient names. The only diminutives you can maybe find are Mirkos and Miros but they are uncommon.
The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Miron
Miron is a quiet and tender man, always willing to help other people when needed. He is very calm and warm hearted and is very reliable.