Origin of the name PARASKEVA.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name PARASKEVA.
Slavic name, of Greek origin, meaning "Good Friday child."
Pascha is a pet form. Also see note under the French form, Prascovie.
Usage: Bulgaria (Параскева),
... It was once very frequent in the great empire, and it belonged to the
brave maiden, Paraskeva Loupouloff, whose devotion to her parents
suggested Madame Cottin's tale of Elizabeth, or the Exiles of Siberia,
where the adventures, as well as the name, are deprived of their national
individuality in the fashion of the last century. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).