Dismas Origin and Meaning

The name Dismas is a boy's name meaning "sunset".

The name generally given to the "Good Thief" at the crucifixion of Jesus, although he was not actually named in the New Testament.

The name Dismas first appeared in the 4th-century Gospel of Nicodemus, and is derived from the the Greek for "sunset" or "death". Dismas (or Dysmas, Dimas) is venerated as a saint by the Catholic Church.

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