The meaning of Phaedon comes from the greek words "φαι>φη>φως" which means "light" and "διδοναι>δων" which means "giving". Free translated as "He who gives the light"
Notable people with the name include:
- Phaedo of Elis (4th century BC), ancient Greek philosopher
- Phaedon Gizikis (1917–1999), Greek general who was President of Greece from 1973 to 1974
- Faidon Matheou (1924–2011), Greek rower, basketball coach, and basketball player
- Phaedon Avouris (born 1945), Greek chemical physicist
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