Name Heliodore - Meaning and origin

Name Heliodore - Meaning and origin

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The name Heliodorus comes from the Greek terms "hêlios" and "doros" meaning respectively "sun" and "gift". Heliodorus means "gift of the sun".


Heliodorus of Emesa was a Greek-speaking Syrian writer who lived in the 3rd century.
Around the 2nd century BC, Heliodorus was a minister of the Seleucid king Seleucus IV, a Syrian-Iranian empire formed by most of the eastern territories conquered by Alexander the Great.
Heliodorus Thiard, Count of Bissy, was a French soldier.
Heliodorus-Joseph Pisan was a French painter, watercolorist and engraver.
Heliodorus of Catania is a legendary, magician and necromancer of the 8th century.
A fervent Christian, Saint Heliodorus refused to hide his faith and suffered martyrdom in Pamphylia, Asia Minor.

His character :

Heliodorus is an ambitious man who demands as much of himself as of others. Nobody of conviction, he always knows where he is going and defends his interests fiercely. Persevering and sure of himself, nothing stops him when he has set a goal. Moreover, he has a taste for power and a sense of responsibility. Appearing a little haughty and reserved, he has a strong temperament. Far from being shy, he prefers to keep his distance from others. Extroverted and sincere, Heliodorus likes to express his opinion. In addition, he needs to communicate and exchange. Having a young spirit, this person enjoys meetings and adventures. He therefore hates constraints and attachments. A loyal friend, his family can always count on him.


There is no derivative of the name Héliodore.

His party :

The festival dedicated to Heliodorus is scheduled for 22 November.

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