Zeno Meaning and Origin

Zeno is a name that sounds strong and unique without being hard to pronounce and recognize. The name Zeno is a boy’s name meaning “gift of Zeus” and is of Greek origin. The name Zeno is an anglicized form of the name Zenon derived from an ancient derivative of Zeus, the king of the gods in Greek mythology. As such, the name Zeno was often given to boys in ancient Greece as a way of acknowledging their potential for greatness or strength. Zenon is the name of several saints and martyrs venerated in the Greek Orthodox Church and the name of a 4th-century saint from Verona. Alternatively, Zeno comes from tsenos, the Southern Italian Greek form of Greek xenos ‘newcomer’, ‘stranger’. 

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