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March 28, 2015

Papal Pandemonium: Quarterfinal #8

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I didn’t have much of a chance to publicize this quarterfinal over the weekend – or even give you background for the names – so I’m leaving it open until NOON Eastern on Monday.

Papal Pandemonium quarterfinal 8

I’m unsure how much access I’ll have to the internet this weekend – I won’t even see Friday’s J! until Sunday – so I’ll see whether I’m able to add info to the names.

Choose your three favorite papal names.

    Sergius (25%, 9 Votes)

    Nicholas (17%, 6 Votes)

    Marcus (8%, 3 Votes)

    Lando (61%, 22 Votes)

    John (17%, 6 Votes)

    Eusebius (22%, 8 Votes)

    Dionysius (58%, 21 Votes)

    Deusdedit (50%, 18 Votes)

    Agapetus (31%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 36

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Agapetus – used 2 times (last: 955)

Derivation: Greek, beloved

I II
535–536 946–955

Deusdedit (615–618)

Derivation: Latin, God has given

Dionysius (260–268)

Derivation: Greek, from the God of wine

Probably chosen because a judge of the same name was converted by St. Paul in Acts.

Eusebius (309)

Derivation: Greek, pious

John – used 21 times (last: 1963)

Derivation: Latin, Jehovah has shown favor

I II III IV V
523–526 533–535 561–574 640–642 685–686
VI VII VIII IX X
701–705 705–707 872–882 898–900 914–928
XI XII XIII XIV XV
931–935 955–963 965–972 983–984 985–996
XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX
antipope
1003 1003–1009 1024–1032 not used
XXI XXII XXIII
1276–1277 1316–1334 1958–1963

Obviously, popular due to John the Baptist.

Lando (913–914)

Derivation: Latin, bright sun

Until Francis in 2013, Lando was the last pope to take a theretofore-unused name (it was his own).

Marcus (336)

Derivation: Latin, dedicated to Mars

Nicholas – used 5 times (last: 1455)

Derivation: Greek, people’s victory

I II III IV V
858–867 1058–1061 1277–1280 1288–1292 1447–1455

Sergius – used 4 times (last: 1012)

Derivation: likely Etruscan, servant

I II III IV
687–701 844–847 904–911 1009–1012
2 Comments
  1. It’s telling me I’ve already voted in this poll.

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