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What does Athanasius mean?

Athanasius Pronunciation of Athanasius [athana-sius] as a name for boys has its root in Greek, and the meaning of the name Athanasius is "eternal life". Athanasius is a version of Athanasios (Greek).

Associated with: greek, life.


4 alternative forms via Athanasios: Atanasio, Atanasios, Atanasius and Thanasis.

Creative forms:
(male) Athanagus, ..

(female) Athanaavis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Athanasius Reginald (A.R.), ..

How popular is Athanasius?

Athanasius is a rare first name for males. Athanasius is a rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Athanasios is the only popular alternative form of Athanasius (not in Top 2000). Adoption of this form of Athanasius was well-received in the 1970s (#1752). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Athanasios in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Athanasius and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Achillius, Agathius, Aleksius, Alfonsus, Aloisius, Aloysius, Alphonsus, Ambrosius, Anastas, Anastasios, Anastasius (see Anastasios), Anastatius (see Anastasios), Anastius, Anastos, Andrius, Anstasios (see Anastasios), Anstasius (see Anastasios), Antonius, Arcadius, Arkadius, Arminius, Arsenius, Ascanius, Athan, Athenios, Athens, Blasius, Cassius, Damarius, Damascus, Dantavius, Dionysius, Eustasius (see Eustace), Gennarius (see Gennaro), Gervasius, Ignacius, Ignatius, Januarius, Jenarius, Macarius, Nazarius, Stanislaus, Stasius and Thaddius. Like Athanasius, these names are not commonly used.

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