Evanthe, Evanthia

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Greek
Meaning: “fair flower; good flower.”
Eng (eh-VAN-thee); Grk (ay-VAHN-thee-ah).

The name is derived from the Ancient Greek (Euanthe), which is composed of the elements ev meaning “good; fair” and anthos meaning “flower; blossom.”

In Greek mythology, Euanthe is the mother of Charites by Apollo.

In English literature, the name appears in one of John Fletcher’s novels A Wife for a Month as well as in Thomas Godfrey’s The Prince of Parthia.

Its modern Greek form of Evanthia, is still relatively popular. It is borne by a Greek Christian martyr, who was martyred, with her son in Rome, for proselytizing Christianity.

In Greece, the designated name day is September 11th.

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