Stavros (Σταύρος) is a Greek name. It comes from σταυρóς, the Greek word for "cross", meaning the Christian cross. Unlike many other names of Greek origin (e.g. Alexander, Nicholas, Peter, Stephen) that have been adopted in many languages throughout the world, Stavros as a given name is used exclusively by Greeks. Shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos, one of the 20th century's wealthiest men, was the most famous bearer of the name internationally.
Stavros is also a common name for Greek characters in books and films e.g.
Ernst Stavro Blofeld. People with the given name Stavros [edit ] Stavros Arnaoutakis, Greek politician and Member of the European Parliament Stavros Dimas, Greek politician, European Commissioner for the Environment Stavros Fasoulas, Finnish game programmer Stavros Konstantinou, Cypriot singer, winner of Super Idol Stavros Koujioumtzis, Greek popular composer Stavros Katsanevas, Greek Astroparticle Physicist Stavros Lambrinidis, Greek politician and Member of the European Parliament Stavros Niarchos, Greek shipping magnate Stavros Xarhakos, Greek composer Stavros Garkos, a villain in Hurricanes (animated series) Ernst Stavro Blofeld, character in the James Bond franchise People with the surname Stavros [edit ] Places named Stavros [edit ] Stavros, Chania, part of the municipal unit Akrotiri, Chania regional unit, Crete, Greece Stavros, Grevena, part of the municipal unit Theodoros Ziakas, Grevena regional unit, West Macedonia, Greece Stavros, Ithaca, part of the municipal unit Ithaca, Ithaca regional unit, Greece Stavros, Karditsa, part of the municipal unit Kampos, Karditsa regional unit, Greece Stavros, Larissa, part of the municipal unit Enippeas, Larissa regional unit, Greece Stavros, Thessaloniki, part of the municipality Volvi, Thessaloniki regional unit, Greece Songs about Stavros [edit ] Kan' tone, Stavro, kan' tone (Fix it, Stavros, fix it, Greek: Κάν' τονε, Σταύρο, κάν' τονε) by Markos Vamvakaris O tampouras tou Stavrou (Stavros' tamburica, Greek: Ο ταμπουράς του Σταύρου) by Chainides Other uses [edit ]