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Gender: M Meaning of Acacius: "thorny; or, innocent, not evil" Origin of Acacius: Greek

Acacius is a Latinized form of the Ancient Greek Akakios and can be interpreted to relate to the same root as the name Acacia, for the thorn bush, or Akakios which means "not evil." With the modern taste for ancient names that end in "us," this obscure but attractive choice may have a chance of new life. Acacius is the name of three early saints.

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Famous People Named Acacius

Saint Acacius, Patriarch of Constantinople
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Saint Acacius, Armenian martyred priest
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Pop Culture References for the Name Acacius

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