The Armenian people have a lot of interesting traditions and customs. They also have one that is well known around the world – the family name. Every single Armenian woman will know at least one family, and maybe two, that she will absolutely have to be related to. The most popular ones in Armenian are: the Taurus, the Gemini, the Cancer, the Leo, the Virgo, the Libra, and the Scorpio ones.
One of the most ancient Armenian family names, the Armenian maiden name which comes from the Latin and Greek roots of the word Aelia, is Tsevias or Tsēve. It means “little fire.” It was originally an informal variant of Armen, which means “people of Armenia”. Tsevias is also a shortened variant of the Greek name Theophanes, meaning “the wise and just one, person with the holy name.