Sokratis or Socrates

Sokratis or Socrates is a male Greek name, known since the antiquity. Name Sokratis derives from the word “sozo” which means “to save” and “kratos” which means “the state”, therefore, Sokratis is the man who saves the state.

The Ancient Greek name Sokratis is associated with the great Greek philosopher Socrates, one of the seven wise men of the antiquity.

male greek name sokratis

Sound of name Sokratis: So- krá – tees

Female Version of name Sokratis: N/A

Nameday of Sokratis: April 17th and October 21st

Origin of name Sokratis – Agios Sokratis (St Sokratis)

Sokratis is an ancient Greek name, however, in the Orthodox Calendar it is associated with Agios Sokratis a priest who lived during the 3rd century AD.

St Sokratis was preaching the word of God, having an important helper, a woman named Theodoti. Theodoti was preparing pagan women and was bringing them to Sokratis, who was teaching them everything about the new religion, baptizing them Christians. However, their actions became known and the pagan rulers had them both arrested and decapitated.

The Greek Orthodox Church declared Sokratis and Theodoti saints, and celebrates the nameday of St Sokratis and St Theodoti on October 21.

Nicknames deriving from name Sokratis

As with the majority of ancient Greek names, Sokratis also doesn’t have any nicknames or diminutives.

The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Sokratis

Sokratis is a very interesting man, always well informed. He is usually very well educated and he likes reading and talking, exchanging views on different things. Sokratis can be an excellent listener and a man to discuss problems.

4 thoughts on “Sokratis or Socrates”

  1. I am a Socrates named after my grandfather.

    Everyone’s always called us “Soc” as a nickname, and when I was a child they called me “Socar” pronounced “Soccer”

  2. The fact the Church has borrowed an ancient Greek Name does not in any way prevent any Greeks from considering their name Socrates just an association with the ancient philosopher and in no way related to any orthodox “Extensions”.

    I don’t give a damn anything to Church.

    The purity of Greek names comes only from their compound-word meanings deriving from ancient times.
    e.g. Anastasia from ΑΝΑ-ΣΤΑΣΗ (English: AnáStasi), meaning re-birth, re-instatement

  3. Your comment confuses me. Can you explain why you think Christians are contaminating the name, Socrates or Socratis?

  4. I didn’t know christians contaminated even the name socratis.
    When you have no shame, you have no shame.

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