Spiro (name)

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Spiro is a surname with a variety of origins, as well as a given name among Greek-speaking populations, Montenegrins, and the Christians of Lebanon.

Origins[edit]

As a Greek name, Spiro may also be spelled Spyro. It comes from the Greek Spiros/Spyros (Hebrew: Σπύρος‎), with a nominative final "s" that is usually dropped when Anglicised. It is a male given name fairly common in Greek-speaking population (Greece, Cyprus, Greek diaspora) as well as among the Christians of Lebanon where it is a common first and last name. It is a shortened form of the archaic-sounding Spyridon (Σπυρίδων), which means in ancient Greek "basket used to carry seeds (Σπυρί, grain, seed).

Špiro is also a male Montenegrin name.

In Germany, the surname Spiro originated as a corruption of Speyer, the name of a town in the Rhineland. It is one of a number of Jewish surnames that originated this way, along with the better-known Shapiro.[1]

Surname[edit]

People with the surname Spiro include:

Given name[edit]

Spiro[edit]

People with the given name Spiro include:

Spiros/Spyros[edit]

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