Meaning and Origin of Stavros - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Stavros

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : Crowned with wreath

Family name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : from a Christian personal name based on the vocabulary word stavros ‘cross’ (classical Greek stauros), originally meaning ‘stake’. The adoption of the word as a personal name is associated with the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14) in the Eastern Church, commemorating Emperor Heraclius’ recovery of the Holy Cross from the Persians in 630.