Pontus - Meaning of Pontus

What does Pontus mean?

[ syll. pon-tus, po-nt-us ] The baby boy name Pontus is used mostly in the Greek and Scandinavian languages. It is of Old Greek origin. A biblical name, it is derived from the word 'pontos' which means sea. An old form of Pontus is Pontius (Latin). The name was borne in Greek mythology by the pre-Olympian god of the sea, son of Gaia; he was known as Pontus or Pontos. It was also borne in the Bible by the 1st century Roman governor Pontius Pilate, who presided over the trial of Jesus and ordered his crucifixion; Pontius was his family name.

The Greek name Pontos is a derivative of Pontus.

See also the related categories, god, jesus, latin, son (heir), sea, biblical, greek, roman, and scandinavian.

Pontus is an unusual baby boy name. It is not ranked within the top 1000.

Baby names that sound like Pontus include Pantyas, Pendah, Pontos, Pandeta, and Pandyta.



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