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Origin of the name SPIRO.
Etymology of the name SPIRO.
Meaning of the baby name SPIRO.

  

SPIRO (Σπύρο).  Greek name meaning "breath of the gods," from Latin spiritus (spirit).  It has the diminutive forms Spiridion and Spiridon

Spiridion, Spiro,—This name and its diminutive, belonging to a bishop of Cyprus in the fourth century, patron saint of Corfu, is a favourite name amongst modern Greeks.  The grand old classical names have a strange sound to us, used, as they are there, so commonly:  Leonidas, Lycurgus, &c.; and, amongst women, Calypso, Calliope, Cleopatra, Aspasia.  Besides these, some of their most favourite names are: (Hebrew) Michaelis, (Latin) Constantis, their own Petros, Kyrios (was it not originally from the Persian Kouresh, the sun?), and Kyrillos, our Cyrus and Cyril; for women's names, Helena, Aglaia, Agathonia, Polyxene; and for men and women both, Dimitri. (What Is Your Name?, Moody, 1863)

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