Gender: Female Meaning of Pelagia: "the sea" Origin of Pelagia: Greek

Pelagia Origin and Meaning

The name Pelagia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "the sea".

The name of several early saints, including one, Pelagia the Penitent, a beautiful and licentious dancing girl who repented, then, disguised as a man, spent the rest of her life living alone in a cave on the Mount of Olives. Because of her early vocation, she is the patron saint of actresses.

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fearlessfirefly Says:


So pretty! I say it as Pa-lay-sha.

lesliemarion Says:


I thought this was a disease? Maybe I am mistaking two words.