Trifonas or Trifon is a male Greek name which derives from the Greek word “tryfi” which means chivalry and gallantry; therefore, the name Trifon means the gallant, the “gentle”. It is an ancient Greek name which became more popular in the early Christian years.

male name trifonas

Sound of name Trifonas: Treé-pho-nas

Female Version of name Trifonas: Trifonia (not in use)

Nameday of Trifon: February 1st

Origin of name Trifonas – Agios Trifonas (St Trifonas)

Trifonas refers to a man from Frygia who lived during the 3rd century AD. He came from a poor family and during his childhood he was studying the scripts to become a good Christian. Slowly, Trifonas managed to become a religious person who would teach the others the truth of his faith. The grace of God, according to the scripts, gave Trifonas the ability to perform miracles.

Trifonas would heal many illnesses and the tormented souls from the demons. When the emperor Gordian learned about the healing abilities of Trifonas, he asked him to heal his sick daughter. Indeed, the Emperor offered Trifonas money for his work and Trifon rejected the offer. Later, when Decius became an emperor he started persecuting the Christians. Trifonas was arrested and was condemned to death. He suffered a series of tortures and he was murdered.

Nicknames deriving from name Trifonas

Trifonas doesn’t have any nicknames or diminutives, as most of the ancient Greek names.

The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Trifonas

Trifonas is a nice and gentle person who likes the good life, nice things and he usually leads a rather materialistic life. He is very supportive when his friends are in need.

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