Post by Administrator on Feb 4, 2013 8:38:35 GMT 10
Here are some answers to your queries:
Yannis -> Barbayannis 'Barba' is a common appellation for an uncle or a respected older person. Yannis -> Karayannis ->Karayanoglou 'Kara' means black or dark in Turkish, hence 'black John'. Yannis -> Deliyannis 'Deli' is Turkish for 'crazy' or 'mad', so 'crazy John'. Chrystos-> Chrystopoulos 'The 'poulos' suffix originates in the Peloponnese and means 'son of'. Chrystos->Cyristodoulou Christodoulos is a name in itself. 'Doulos' means 'servant', hence 'servant of Christ'. Diamandi -> Diamandoglou 'Oglou' is a Turkish suffix meaning 'son of'. Mihali -> Mihalakis The 'akis' suffix is the diminutive which is common in Crete. Spiridi -> Spiridou This is merely the genitive version of the same name. Dimitri-> Dimitraki->Dimitrakopulos See above.