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PronunciationIPA: [panaˈʝotis]
Region of originGreece
Other names
Alternative spellingPanayiotis

Panagiotis or Panayiotis (Greek: Παναγιώτης, IPA: [panaˈʝotis]), "Παν" (all) "άγιος" (holy or saint) suffix "-της" (which can mean "of the"), is a common male Greek name. It derives from the Greek epithet Panagia or Panayia ("All-Holy") for Mary, mother of Jesus.[1] The feminine form of the name is Panagiota or Panayiota (Παναγιὡτα). Having 3 name days within a year (e.g. 2 February, 26 December), one of them is celebrated together with Maria, Mario, Mary, Despoina (or Despina) and all their diminutives on the Dormition of the Theotokos on 15 August. [2] There are many diminutives of Panagiotis such as Panos (Πάνος), Notis (Νότης), Panagis/Panayis (Παναγής), Takis (Τάκης, from the diminutive Panagiotakis or Panayiotakis), Panikos (Πανίκος, in Cyprus), Pit (Πιτ), while Panagiota or Panayiota is commonly reduced to Giota or Yiota (Γιώτα), and Nota (Νότα).

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Other uses of the name[edit]

  • MV Panagiotis, a ship now wrecked on the shore of the Greek island of Zakynthos

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