Stavros, Stavroula

370px-EastOrthodoxcross.svgOrigins: Greek
Meaning: “cross”
Σταυρος, Σταυρουλα

      Both names are very popular in Greece and come directly from the modern Greek word for cross, referring to the crucifixion of Christ. Stavros (STAH-vrose)  is the masculine form while Stavroula (stah-VROO-lah) is the feminine form. The designated name-day is September 15.

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