A patronymic suffix.
Origin of patronymic
- Late Latin patrōnymicus from Greek patrōnumikos from patrōnumos named after one's father patēr patr- father onuma name nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek Ï€Î±Ï„Î®Ï (patÄ“r, “father") + á½„Î½Î¿Î¼Î± (onoma, “name").