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).

Other articles related to "makarios":

List Of Cypriots - Religious Figures
7th century), Bishop of Neapolis and writer Makarios I, Archbishop of Cyprus (1854–1865) Makarios II, Archbishop (1947–1950) Makarios III, Archbishop, president (1960–1977) Nazim al-Qubrusi, leader of ...
March 1959 - March 1, 1959 (Sunday)
... Archbishop Makarios III returned to Cyprus ... An agreement in Zurich between Britain, Greece and Turkey, released Makarios from the conditions, in return for his agreement to drop his quest for "enosis", a movement to make Cyprus part of Greek ... Later in 1959, Makarios won the election to become the first President of Cyprus ...
Makarios II
... Makarios II (1870 – June 28, 1950) was Archbishop of Cyprus from 1947 until 1950 ... After the disturbances of October 1931, Makarios was exiled by the British administration ... Makarios II was elected Archbishop of Cyprus, without an opponent, on December 24, 1947 ...
Military Operations During The Turkish Invasion Of Cyprus - Events Leading Up To The 1974 Invasion of Cyprus - Military Coup Against Makarios III
... coup against the democratically-elected President, Archbishop Makarios III ... descended on the Archbishopric in Nicosia and laid siege to it, though Archbishop Makarios himself was able to escape ... Palace resisted, and fighting in the area between pro-Makarios supporters and junta supporters continued for much of that day.A former EOKA member, Nikos Sampson, was promptly placed in power as de facto President ...
Cypriot Intercommunal Violence - Greek Coup
... Although Makarios had effectively abandoned enosis in favour of an ‘attainable solution’, many others continued to believe that the only legitimate ... Makarios was branded a traitor to the cause by Grivas and in 1971 made a clandestine return to the island ... The military junta in Athens saw Makarios as an obstacle, and directed funds to Grivas to carry out a number of attacks and to fund a propaganda campaign through the creation of pro-enosis newspapers ...