This name derives from the Ancient Greek “Diogénēs (Διογένης),” composed of two elements: “Zeús (Ζεύς) Días (Δίας)” (Zeus, heavenly, divine, noble) plus “gígnomai (γίγνομαι) génos (γένος)” (to be born, offspring, descendant, family, race, gender). In turn, the name means “born of Zeus.” Diogenes was a Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Cynic philosophy. Also known as Diogenes the Cynic, was born in Sinope (modern-day Sinop, Turkey), an Ionian colony on the Black Sea, in 412 or 404 BC, and died at Corinth in 323 BC.
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