Andronicus, Andronikos

Gender: Masculine
Origin: Greek
Meaning: “victory of man.”
Eng (an-DRAH-nik-kus); Gre (AHN-droh-NEE-kose).
Ανδρονικος

This popular Greek male name is most notably known via Shakespeare’s play, Titus Andronicus.

Andronicus, is its latinized counterpart.

If you are tired of Andrew, but absolutely adore the nickname Andy, then this might be the name for you, likewise, if you adore the nickname Nick but dislike Nicholas, Andronicus might just be the perfect option.

The name is composed of the elements andros meaning “man” and nike meaning “victory.”

Its name -day in Greece is July 30.

The name is borne by Andronikos I Komnenos (1118-1185), a byzantine emperor and also by an early Greek saint and martyr.

Other forms include:

  • Andronike მოციქული (Georgian)
  • Andronikosz (Hungarian)
  • Andronico (Italian)
  • Andronicus (Latin)
  • Andrónico (Portuguese: very rare)

A feminine Greek form is Andronike