Name: Polyeuktes

Origin and Meaning of the Name Polyeuktes

  • Meaning:
    Much prayed-to one
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (pol ee YOOK tez)
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Miscellaneous Info for Polyeuktes

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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The ancient Roman Saint Polyeuktes represents the conversion of a pagan name and identity (Polydeukes, a son of Zeus and brother of Helen of Troy) into a pious, Christian one. Whilst Polydeukes means 'much sweet wine', the name has here been changed to show influence from the Greek 'euchomai' ('to pray to'), thus taking on the ostensibly Christian meaning 'much prayed-to one'.

    Saint Polyeuktes' feast day is 13th February according to the Catholic calendar.
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