Hatzi- or Chatzi- (Greek: Χατζη-) is a prefix of Greek family names. It derives ultimately from the Arabic Hajji, denoting one who has successfully completed a pilgrimage.[1]

In Christianity, the prefix is added when someone had committed the pilgrimage to Jerusalem. For example, if the surname was Stefanou, the name would then be Hatzistefanou after the journey.

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  1. ^ Αγγελική Πλάγου, Περιφέρεια Ηπείρου: Περιφερειακή Ενότητα Ιωαννίνων: Όπου η Ομορφιά Περισσεύει, AKAKIA, 2016, "Χατζηκώστα Γεωργίου."