- Oct 03 2023
- All Day
Greek Name Day: Dionisis Dionysius, Dionysis, Dionisos, Dionysios, Dionysos, Nionios, Denis, Dennis, Denise, Sissy
Name Days are often named after a Christian saint or martyr and are mainly celebrated in Catholic and Eastern Orthodox countries. On this day, the holy person is celebrated, as well as anyone named after this person. Often, these celebrations are more important than birthdays.
The Greek names Dionisis Dionysius, Dionysis, Dionisos, Dionysios, Dionysos, Nionios, Denis, Dennis, Denise and Sissy, derive from Saint Dionysius the Areopagite. He was an Orthodox Christian Saint who became the first bishop of Athens. Dionysius the Areopagite was known for being the protector of the Judges and the Judiciary. Today, two large churches in Kolonaki and Athens bear his name. The village of Dionysi in the south of Heraklion, Greece is also named after the saint.