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Makarios is a Greek given name. The old-Greek word Μακάριος makarios (mak-ar'-ee-os) is a prolonged form of the poetical μάκαρ makar (or the same meaning); supremely blessed; by extension fortunate, well off: - blessed, happy.

In other languages the name has the following forms:

  • Latin: Macarius
  • Russian: Макар or its church form Макарий (Makariy; commonly translated as "Macarius"; -ий being a common Russian language rendering of Greek and Latin suffixes -ios/-ius/-ium), Макар (Makar, a simplified, commoners' form).
  • Finnish: the given name Kari and the surname Mäkäräinen

Makarios may refer to:

  • Makarios I, archbishop of Cyprus from 1854 to 1865.
  • Makarios II, archbishop of Cyprus from 1948 to 1950.
  • Makarios III, archbishop (1950–1977) and president of Cyprus (1960–1977).


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