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Pronunciation [məkəɾˈtitʃ]
Gender Male
Word/name Armenian
Meaning "baptist"

Mkrtich (Armenian: Մկրտիչ) is an Armenian male given name, meaning Baptist in Armenian.[1] The name, refers originally to John the Baptist, known as Surb Hovhannes Mkrtich (Saint-John the Baptist) in Armenian.[2] The widespread family name Mkrtchyan is formed from this given name.

The name is usually romanized directly into English as Mkrtich, but other romanizations are found:

The name is romanized in Turkish as Mıgırdiç:


  1. ^ Maghakʻia Ōrmanean The Church of Armenia: her history, doctrine, rule, discipline, 1988 "LIST OF ARMENIAN NAMES WITH THEIR EQUIVALENTS IN ENGLISH Where transformations are obvious, the names are not included. ... Mkrtich = Baptist.. "
  2. ^ Sushil Chaudhury, Kéram Kévonian Les Arméniens dans le commerce asiatique au début de l'ère 2008 Page 84 "The church carrying the name of Surb Hovhannes Mkrtich (Saint-John the Baptist)... "