Pandora is a female Greek name whose origins are found in the ancient years, and more specifically in the ancient Greek mythology.

Pandora is associated with one of the most famous myths, the myth of Pandora’s box. Surprisingly, name Pandora has become very popular in the English speaking world as well.

Sound of name Pandora: Pan-tho’h-rah

Male Version of name Pandora: N/A

Nameday of Pandora: September 1st

Origin of name Pandora – The 40 Virgins

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

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

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

However, the name Pandora is associated in peoples’ minds with the protagonist of the famous Greek myth of Pandora.

Nicknames deriving from name Pandora

Pandora has just  a few nicknames and diminutives. The most common ones are Dora, Roula, Andy, Roula

The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Pandora

Pandora is a charming woman, with an intense personality. She has the ability to impose herself on others, but she is also a woman able to earn the respect of other people.

Leave a Comment