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Zoticus (also written Zotikus ) is a rare male given name .

Origin and meaning of the name

The first name goes back to the saint of the same name. Zoticus worked in Byzantium and was a priest there. He looked after children and orphans whom he looked after like a father. He was possibly the founder and director of the first orphanage in Byzantium and died around the year 340. Emperor Constantine's son Constantius had Zotikus tied to a donkey and drifted through the streets until the old priest died of his wounds and injuries. The relics of St. Zoticus were found in a Roman catacomb in 1840 and have been in the pilgrimage church of Maria Trost in Fernitz ( Austria ) since 1854 .

zotikós comes from the Greek and means the vital

name day


See also

List of saints