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Why is Papadopoulos such a common surname in Greece?

Why is Papadopoulos such a common surname in Greece?


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Papadopoulos is the most common Greek surname. It means "son of a priest". The female version is Papadopoulou.

I wonder why.

As far as I know, priests don't marry and are celibate, meaning they can't father a child. So, how did this become a common surname?

Does the expression "son of a priest" carry another meaning that I'm missing?


In the Orthodox Church parish priests are virtually always married. Monks and higher clergy (Bishops etc.) are celibate.


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