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Italian Baby Names

English translation/equivalent: Calogerus

Origin: Characteristically southern Italian and especially Sicilian name. Derived from the Greek name Kalògheros, composed of the elements kalos "fair, good," and gras "old age," meaning ""venerable in old age." In the Late Greek period it was used as a title of respect for monks.

Name Day/Onomastico: June 18—in honor of St. Calogerus the Anchorite (died c. 486), lived as a hermit near Grigenti in Sicily, and is the subject of a local cult.

Guide to Italian Baby Names


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