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When Is Your Name Day?

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Celebrating Name Day is Christian and Othodox Tradition

If you live in Europe or Latin America and you are either Christian or Orthodox religion, you know what the Name Day is and you probably celebrate it. For the rest of the world, this tradition is unknown and somewhat strange. Many of my American friends never even heard of it.

So, this is a story about celebrating a Name Day tradition - not birthday but close... On this page you can also find a list of names where you can check on which day your Name Day falls and maybe you can start celebrating your own Name Day!

Celebrate Your Own Given Name!

The custom originated with the Catholic and Orthodox calendar of saints

Catholic church in Middle Ages promoted celebration of Name Days where believers, named after a particular saint, would celebrate that saint's feast day. Celebrating birthdays in old days was considered for a pagan tradition.

Today, not many countries celebrate Name day and, for instance in Croatia (where I live) this custom has turned into similar tradition to celebrating a birthday. So, it's like having two birthdays each year! Now, that's something! :)

Have You Ever Heard of Celebrating a Name Day Custom? - Do you know when your Name Day is?

Did you know about celebrating a Name day Tradition?

Name Day of a Person and Name Day of the City! - We celebrate both!

I will probably manage to explain this the easiest way through an example:

My name is Michelle and I'm named after St. Michael. St. Michael's feast day is on September 29th each year. So, this is a day when I celebrate my Name Day.

But, this is not all. We also have cities celebrating Name Days! How is this possible? Well, each city (and even a village) has a church (one or more of them) and each church is named after a saint. So, if the church is named St. Michel's Church - city where this church belongs to will also celebrate it's Name Day or City Day on St. Michael's feast day - September, 29th each year.

Other Resources about Name Day Celebration and Customs

Instructions for the easiest way to use this calendar

As you will see if you try to find particular name, this list is quite long. So, the simplest way to find what you're looking for is to use " CTRL + F " and use find feature of your internet browser to find names you're interesting in.

Also, not all variations of certain names are included (e.g. there is Isaac but not Issac on the list) so, if you can't find exact name, try searching for it's variation.

January Name Day List

DateName

1

Arleen, Arlen, Arlene, Arlette, Earl, Errol

2

Abel, Abelard, Abella, Adelard, Adalard

3

Gaynor, Geneva, Genevieve, Guinevere, Jennifer

4

Angel, Angela, Angelica, Angeline, Angelo, Angie

5

Lado, Laird, Lamont, Lane

6

Howell, Hoyle, Melchior, Powell

7

Aldo, Aldric, Canute, Eldric, Knut, Millard

8

Elvis, Sever, Severin, Severina, Severn

9

Belinda, Julian, Linda, Lindy, Melinda

10

Darby, Dean, Deane, Dena, Derby, Dermont

11

Balthazar, Norton, Honey, Honoria, Nora

12

Alain, Alan, Alanna, Allan, Allen, Lana, Lanna

13

Veronica, Vonnie, Vonny, Yvette, Yvonne

14

Alair, Felix, Hilary, Hillery, Hilliard

15

Deidre, Martin, Marty

16

Paine, Phillis, Phyllis, Pilar, Priscilla

17

Anthony, Antoinette, Anton, Antonia, Benjamin, Benny, Tony

18

Faustina, Fawn, Fern, Fraser

19

Bobby, Nathan, Nathaniel, Robert, Roberta, Robin, Robinson, Ruby

20

Fabia, Fabian, Sebastian

21

Agnes, Annis, Inez, Maynard, Nessa, Neysa, Ynez

22

Enoch, Vin, Vince, Vincent, Vincentia, Vinn

23

Emerald, Rachel, Rae, Ramon, Ramona, Ray, Raymond

24

Timon, Timothea, Timothy, Vera

25

Artamas, Artemus, Elvira, Paul, Saul

26

Aubrey, Conan, Paula, Paulette, Pauline

27

Buck, Buckley, Keith, Floyd, Lloyd, Logan

28

Carla, Carlotta, Charleen, Charlotte, Cheryl, Lola, Lolita, Manfred

29

Gilda, Goldie, Sheldon, Shelley, Shelly, Shelton

30

Bathilde, Franklin, Martina

31

Cyrus, Lona, Scarlett

Fabruary Name Day List

Date Names

1

Bridget, Brighid, Brigid, Brigitte, Brita, Wolfgang

2

Aleta, Alida, Lida, Lita

3

Ansgar, Blaise, Blase, Blasia, Blaze, Oscar

4

Gil, Gilberta, Gillian, Gillett, Gilmar

5

Agate, Agatha, Githa, Gytha, Haggy

6

Amanda, Dorothea, Dorothy, Dorthy, Forrest, Forrester, Forster, Foster, Titus

7

Beau, Beaumont, Beula, Beulan, Beverly, Sherwood

8

Clay, Clayton, Cleve, Clive, Clyde, Cynth, Cynthia, Cynthie

9

Apollina, Apolline, Apollo

10

Amber, Amelinda, Marlo, Maloe, Scholastica

11

Adolph, Adolpha, Dolf, Dolfine

12

Abra, Abraham, Abram, Bram

13

Darcie, Darcy, Jared, Jordan, Jordana

14

Valeda, Valentia, Valentina, Valentine, Valiant

15

Clauda, Faust, Georgette, Georgia, Jovita, Siegfried, Sigfreda

16

Cliff, Clifford, Clifton, Jeremia, Jeremy

17

Leroy, Regan, Reginald, Rex, Reynold, Ron, Ronald, Ronalda, Roy

18

Bentley, Blythe, Flavian, Flavius

19

Conrad, Conradine, Curt, Curtis, Konrad, Kurt

20

Aimee, Ami, Amie, Amy, Desmond

21

Duff, Doug, Douglas, Pearl, Pearle

22

Bell, Bella, Belle, George, Isa, Isabel, Isabella

23

Boswell, Gloria, Gloriana, Glory, Reilley, Riley

24

Mathias, Matt, Matthew, Mattias

25

Artema, Artemis, Varbolga, Welby, Weldon, Wells

26

Aubrey, Alastair, Alexander, Alexandra, Cassandra, Nestor, Sanders, Sandra, Sandy

27

Baldemar, Craig, Cranley, Leonder

28

Onslow, Oswald, Oswell, Oswold

March Name Day List

DateName

1

Chapman, Eudocia, Eudosia, Eudoxia, Eudoxus, Seth

2

Abasalom, Axel, Aksel, Chad, Chadwick

3

Barclay, Barret, Baxtor, Dale, Darnell, Darren

4

Casimer, Humbert, Kasimira, Placida

5

Carr, Kerr, Kerrin, Kerry

6

Alvira, Charlton, Colette, Collette

7

Davin, Devin, Dewey, Felice, Felicia, Felicity

8

Alison, Allidon, Eloise, Lang, Langley, Lois, Long, Louella, Loise, Luella

9

Dana, Danica, Fanny, Frances, Francine

10

Blake, Blakey, Les, Lesley, Leslie, Lester

11

Alberta, Albertina, Angus, Connie, Constance, Constantine, Consuela, Elberta

12

Greg, Gregoria, Gregory, Max, Maximilian, Maxine, Maxwell

13

Greg, Gregoria, Gregory, Max, Maximilian, Maxine, Maxwell

14

Mathilda, Matilda, Maude, Tilda

15

Alison, Allison, Eloise, Lang, Louella, Louise, Luella

16

Bailey, Baily, Bayley, Melissa, Millicent

17

Pat, Patricia, Patrick, Patsy

18

Christian, Cyril, Cyrilla, Grover, Salvador, Sibyl, Sybil, Sybilla

19

Donahue, Dorian, Joe, Joey, Joseph

20

Cuthbert, Dillon, Drew, Kelda, Kelly

21

Bendix, Benedict, Benedicta, Benita, Bennet, Beryl, Dix, Dixie, Dixon

22

Lea, Lean, Lee, Leigh, Leighton, Parker

23

Calhoun, Drake, Pam, Pamela

24

Gabe, Gabriel, Gabriela, Gabrielle, Orval, Orville

25

Annuciata, Chiquita, Tina, Tiny, Tita

26

Dudley, Hunter, Huntley

27

Archer, Archibald, Rupert, Ruperta

28

Gwen, Gwenda, Gwindolyn, Gwyn, Gwynn, Gwynne

29

Berthold, Bertold, Fletcher, Gladys

30

Adina, Adon, Adonica, Amadas, Amadea, Amadeus

31

Amos, Balbina, Bambi, Cordelia, Nila, Thurstan

April Name Day List

DateName

1

April, Arden, Argus, Aries

2

Ebba, Garnett, Theodosia

3

Dick, Dickson, Ricard, Rich, Richard, Richman, Ryan

4

Isador, Isadora, Isidore, Izzy, Plato, Platona, Tierman, Tierney

5

Chandra, Crescent, Crescentia, Irene, Irina, Tyler

6

Celeste, Celestine, Celia, Virgilia

7

Armand, Armin, Armina, Emma, Ermin, Herman, Hermina, Irma

8

Jill, Julia, Juliet, Juliette, Walt, Walter, Watson

9

Casilda, Walda, Waldo, Wallace, Wallis

10

Ezekiel, Terence, Terentia, Teri, Terry, Tertia, Torrence

11

Algar, Alger, Leo, Leon, Leona, Leontine, Lionel

12

Julius, Zenas, Zeno, Zeus

13

Orson, Tammie, Thomas, Thomasa, Tom, Tommie, Tommy, Twain, Urson

14

Caradoc, Carrey, Cary, Craddock

15

Godwin, Goodwin, Octavia

16

Magnus, Malvin, Malvina, Melba, Melvin, Melvina, Melville

17

Harding, Hardy, Raighley, Rawley, Rowley

18

Perfecta, Verner, Varner, Werner

19

Alphege, Garey, Garvey, Garvin, Gary

20

Ramsey, Ros, Roscoe, Ross

21

Ansel, Anselm, Anselma, Selma, Zelma

22

LeaCaia, Jay, Kay, Leonidas

23

Adalbert, Adelbert, Brian, Brianna, Brien, Bryana, Bryant

24

Egbert, Egberta, Fidel, Fidelia, Wilfred

25

Marcel, Marcella, Marcia, Marcile, Marcus, Marcy, Mario, Mark, Marsha

26

Alda, Aldea, Clarence, Uda, Udele

27

La Verne, Ulysses, Vern, Verna, Verne, Vernon, Zita

28

Theodora, Thedra, Valeria, Valerian, Valerie, Valery

29

Ava, Hewe, Hewett, Huey, Hugh, Hughes, Hughie, Hutch

30

Duke, Miles, Mild, Myles, Rosamond, Rosamund

May Name Day List

DateName

1

Mae, May, Maye, Patience, Sigmond, Sigismonda, Sigismund

2

Athanasius, Sing, Zoa, Zoe, Zolita

3

Joletta, Juvenal, Viola, Violet, Yolanda

4

Mona, Monica, Ves, Vebb, Vebster

5

Jinx, Jodi, Jody, Judith, Judy, Jynx, Pius

6

Edbert, Morna, Myrna, Prudence

7

Amern, Dexter, Gisela, Gisella, Giselle, Hearne

8

Acacia, Acacius. Ace, Enrica, Harriet, Harry, Hendrick, Henrietta, Henry

9

Grizelda, Harris, Harrison, Zelda

10

Corey, Cormick, Gordon, Job, Jobina

11

Asaph, Ervin, Erwin, Irvin, Irving, Marvin, Merlin, Mervin

12

Achilla, Achilles, Gorman, Grant

13

Orson, Draper, Emogene, Imelda, Imogene

14

Asher, Ashley, Ashton, Burgess, Burke

15

Saphina, Sonya, Sophia, Sophie

16

Brand, Brandon, Brant, Brenda, Brendan, Brenna, Brent, Ubald

17

Pascal, Pasha, Turner, Windsor

18

Eric, Erica, Erik, Erika

19

Duncan, Dunstan, Ivan, Iver, Ives, Wright, Yves

20

Bernadette, Bernardina, Bernardine, Bernetta, Bermita

21

Adelric, Athelric, Audric

22

Ogden, Rita, Romeo, Romer

23

Desider, Desire

24

Erin, Erinna, Landon

25

Marcel, Wildebrand, Madeline, Magda, Marleen, Marlene

26

Flip, Philip, Philippa, Phillips

27

Beda, Bede, Brodie, Brody

28

Billie, Emil, Mimi, Mina, Mindy, Minnie, Wilhelmina, Wilma

29

Doane, Doanna, Duana, Duane, Dwyne

30

Joan, Joanna, Johanna, Ferdinand, Ferdinanda

31

Petra, Petronella, Petronia

June Name Day List

DateName

1

Brigman, June, Junella, Roman

2

Asmus, Elma, Elmo, Erasmus

3

Cecil, Clothilda, Clotilda, Keven, Kevin

4

Cora, Coral, Corine, Corinne, Homer

5

Bonifice, Sancho, Scot, Scott

6

Horbert, Horberta, Nordica, Norm, Norma, Norma, Norman, Norris

7

Becky, Melody,Reba, Rebecca

8

Cain, Caine, Calliope, Cein, Jewel, Kane, Opal

9

Deanna, Diana, Dyane, Prima, Primavera, Primus

10

Daisy, Greta, Landry, Magde, Maggie, Margaret, Margarita, Margot, Marjorie, Peggy

11

Bardo, Bardolf, Barnabas, Barnaby, Barney, Elsa, Elsie

12

Clark, Clarke, Odolf

13

Ilea, Ileana, Ivy

14

Basil, Basilia, Vasily

15

Alathea, Alice, Allie, Alisa, Alyce, Germain, Germaine, Vito

16

Aura, Aurel, Aurelia, Aurelius, Ora, Oralia, Dawn

17

Botolf, Bottolf, Harvey, Hervey

18

Aph, Ephrain, Marina

19

Carissa, Garvese, Jarvis, Jervis

20

Glen, Glenn, Glenna, Glynn

21

Aloysia, Aloysius, Winston, Winton

22

Alban, Alben, Nerine, Nerissa, Nerita

23

Audrey, Elton, Ethel, Jack, Jackson

24

Hans, Ian, Johan, John, Johnny, Jon, Stan, Shane, Zane

25

Bill, Billy, Persephone, Prosper, Prospera, Will, William, Wilson

26

Arley, Gibson, Harley, Hart, Hartley, Hartwell, Thelma

27

Lance, Lancelot, Vray

28

Dara, Darlene, Darrell, Daryl

29

Emma, Parnell, Parnella, Perry, Pete, Peter, Salome

30

Leif, Theobald, Pheobalda, Tibelda, Tybalt

July Name Day List

DateName

1

Aaron, Derek, Derk, Derrick, Dirk, Inga, Ingrid, Theodoric

2

Othello, Otis, Otto, Penelope, Penny, Petunia

3

Anatol, Anatola, Anatole

4

Bertha, Calverta, Calvin, Calvina, Ulric, Ulrica

5

Bertha, Calverta, Calvin, Calvina, Ulric, Ulrica

6

Dominica, Godiva, Pallas

7

Ralph, Randall, Randolph, Randy, Raoul, Roger, Rory

8

Aquila, Edgar, Kilian

9

Avery, Averell, Averil, Avery

10

Analia, Amelia, Emmanuel, Immanuel, Manuel, Manuela

11

Helga, Livia, Olga, Olive, Oliver, Olivia, Quincy

12

Bud, Budd, Buddy, Jonathan

13

Joel, Mildred, Mildrid

14

Bonaventure, Cameron, Camilla, Camille, Ventura

15

Baldwin, Donald, Donalda, Donna, Donnie, Dunn, Dunne

16

Carmel, Carmen, Shelby, Sherman

17

Alexis, Kenelm, Vesta

18

Arney, Arno, Arnold, Arnolda, Fred, Freda, Frederica, Frederick, Frederic

19

Arsen, Rufina, Wainwright, Wayne

20

Elias, Elijah, Elisha, Ellice, Elliot, Ellis, Ellison

21

Alma, Plaxy, Prassede, West

22

Mara, Maria, MArian, Marie, Marla, Mary, Miriam, Hitzy, Holly, Polly

23

Romella, Romola, Seymour

24

Boris, Christina, Christine, Cristina, Kirstin

25

Jacob, Jacobina, Jacqueline, Jacques, James, Jamesina, Jim, Jimmy

26

Anita, Ann, Anna, Anne, Annette, Erastus, Hannah, Nancy, Nanette, Nina

27

Joy, Joyce, Lila, Lilac, Lillian, Lily

28

Sampson, Samson, Simpson, Vice, Victor

29

Beatrice, Beatrix, Beattie, Marta, Martha, Olaf, Seraphina, Trixie

30

Everard, Evert, Everett, Evert

31

Ignace, Ignatia, Ignatius, Ignatz, Iniga

August Name Day List

DateName

1

Carita, Charissa, Charity, Cherry, Electa, Faith

2

Alfonsine, Alfonso, Alfreda, Alonza, Alonzo, Alphonso, Elfrida

3

Liddy, Lidia, Loyal, Lydia, Lyle, Lyman

4

Dominic, Dominick, Reuben, Ruben

5

Afra, Areta, Aretha, Naomi, Noami, Nina, Nonna

6

Adora, Adriel, Dora, Dore, Doreen, Doris, Eudora

7

Claudette, Claudia, Claudina, Donata, Donato, Donica

8

Merle, Merril, Meryl, Mira, Mauriel, Myra, Myron, Myrtle

9

Felin, Phelan, Phelps, Philana, Philene

10

Hervert, Larry, Laura, Lauren, Laurence, Lawrence, Lora, Lorem, Lori, Lorraine

11

Leila, Lela, Lelia, Philomena, Sue, Susan, Susanna, Suzanna

12

Clair, Claire, Clara, Clarabelle, Clare, Clarissa, Murdoch, Murdock, Sinclair

13

Rad, Radeconde, Radella, Radford, Radley, Radford

14

Athanasia, Athena, Tamara, Tangerine, Tansy, Tara, Tarrant

15

Alf, Alfie, Alfrod, Alfred, Napoleon

16

Acin, Acima, Joachim, Joakima, Roch, Rochelle, Rochester, Rock, Serena

17

Nyacinth, Nyacintha, Jacinth, Jacintha, Septima, Septimus

18

Eileen, Elaine, Eleonor, Ella, Ellen, Helen, Helena, Lena, Leonora, Nellie

19

Sadie, Sally, Sara, Sarah, Sari, Sarine, Zarah

20

Bernard, Berhard, Filbert, Philbert, Philberta, Sam, Samuel, Samuela

21

Jan, Jane, Janet, Janice, Janina, Jayne, Janette, Jenny

22

Hayden, Hazel, Health, Heather, Hector

23

Aenes, Eneas, Eugene, Gene, Zaccheus

24

Baird, Bard, Bart, Barth, Bartholomew, Bowen, Bowie, Evan, Owen

25

Aylmer, Elmer, Lewis, Lou, Louis

26

Percival, Percy, Traves, Travis, Trent, Zepha, Zephyra

27

Casear, Cesar, Cesarina, Linn, Linne, Lynn, Lyndon, Marilyn, Sherry

28

August, Augusta, Austin, Austine, Gus, Gustava, Gustavos

29

Adelpha, Adelpho, Candence, Candida, Poppy, Sabina

30

Rhoda, Rosabel, Rosaline, Rosalinda, Rose, Rosemary, Rosetta

31

Adar, Aidan, Aristides, Edan, Edana, Eden, Edina, Egan

September Name Day List

DateName

1

Debbie, Debora, Deborah, Giles, Gyles, Josh, Joshua, Ruth, Verena

2

Brock, Brook, Brooks, Cassidy, Castor

3

Page, Paige, Phebe, Phoebe, Phoebus

4

Hermione, Ida, Idalta

5

Bert, Bertin, Berton, Burt, Burton, Raissa

6

Bartram, Bertram, Veda, Vedis

7

Gina, Raina, Rani, Reggina, Yale, Yancy

8

Adria, Adrian, Adriana, Hadria, Hadrian, Sargent, Serge, Sergeant

9

Isaac, Isaak, Izaak, Jada, Jade

10

Aubert, Cheri, Cherie, Pulcheria

11

Wilbert, Wilberta, Wilbur

12

Guy, Guyon, Wyatt

13

Roland, Rolanda, Stein, Stone

14

Leticia, Letitia, Letty, Tish

15

Delora, Delores, Dolores, Murphy

16

Cornelius, Cyprian, Cypris, Edith, Neal, Neala, Nelson, Nial

17

Wildegard, Wildegarde, Lambert, Lambertine

18

Ricadonna, Ricarda, Ricarda

19

Emily, Hilton, Monroe, Morgan

20

Eustace, Eustacia, Tyrone, Tyson

21

Jonas, Maura, Maureen, Moira, Moreen, Norma

22

Druce, Drucilla, Drusus, Maurice, Maury, Morris, Morrison

23

Linette, Linnet, Linus, Thecla, Thekla

24

Earthy, Ertha, Herta, Hertha, Mercy

25

Barlow, Barr, Barrie, Barry

26

Newell, Newton, Noel, Noelle, Nowell, Renata, Renault, Renee

27

Cosima, Cosimo, Cosmo, Damian, Damon

28

Baruch, Preston, Prior, Pryor, Wenceslaus, Wenzel

29

Alaric, Alrice, Carmichael, Michael, Michaela, Michelline, Michelle, Mike, Mitch, Mitchell

30

Jeri, Jerome, Jeromina, Jerri, Jerry

October Name Day List

DateName

1

Rea, Remus, Remy, Rhea

2

Ackerley, Ackley, Adain

3

Erskine, Esmond, Ethan, Ewald

4

Berenice, Bernice, Bonita, Bonnie, Bunny, Francis, Frank

5

Chester, Chet, Chetwin, Flavia

6

Bron, Bronson, Brund, Burnet, Burnett

7

Justine, Minerva, Miranda

8

Demetrius, Dimitry, Pelagia, Stewart, Stu, Stuart

9

Denis, Dennis, Denny, Dion, Gunnar, Gunther

10

Dan, Daniel, Danile, Danielle, Danny

11

Ken, Kenneth, Kenny, Kent, Kim, Kimberly, King

12

Christoper, Christopera, Edna, Edwin, Edwina, Kester

13

Edward, Edwardine, Dina, Dinah, Gerald, Geraldine, Gerry

14

Burchard, Calista, Calla, Dwight, Fortuna, Fortunata, Fortune

15

Teresa, Tess, Tessa, Theresa, Tracy

16

Avice, Avis, Gerard, Gerrard, Hedda, Hedwig, Hedy

17

Avice, Avis, Gerard, Gerrard, Hedda, Hedwig, Hedy

18

Blaine, Blair, Blane, Luke, Samantha, Samara

19

Cleo, Cleopatra, Hovard, Howard, Howe

20

Acca, Accalia, Hagan, Hobson, Hogan

21

Celena, Celina, Selina, Ursula, Wanda, Wandis, Wendel, Wendy

22

Alodiem, Cordelia, Cordell, Delia, Delilah

23

Fifi, Josepha, Josephine, Josephina, Pepita

24

Rafael, Rafaela, Raphael, Pagaela

25

Crispin, Crispina, Daria, Dorcas, Gavin, Gawen

26

Maddock, Maddox, Madoc, Madog

27

Caleb, Feddor, Ted, Theodor, Theoddore

28

Eunice, Jude, Simeon, Simon, Simona, Tadd, Thad, Theddea, Theddeus

29

Cyrano, Cyrena, Cyrene, Narcissa, Narcissus

30

Arilda, Xena, Xenia, Zena, Zenaida, Zenda, Zenia, Zenobia

31

Arilda, Xena, Xenia, Zena, Zenaida, Zenda, Zenia, Zenobia

November Name Day List

DateName

1

Benigna, Benigne, Hall, Halsted, Haralda, Harold, Mab, Mabel

2

Morton, Tobias, Toby, Warren

3

Hobart, Hbert, Huberta, Silvia, Sylvia, Winfred, Winifred

4

Amory, Carl, Carrol, Caroline, Carolyn, Carrol, Charles, Chuck, Emery, Karl

5

Dita, Ferdita, Swain, Swayne

6

Mac, Mack, Sheryl, Shirley

7

Cara, Carina, Engelbert, Engelberta, Erna, Ernest, Ernestine, Ernie

8

Geoffrey, Godfrey, Jeff, Jefferson, Jeffrey

9

Orestes, Sullivan, Sully, Vaughan, Vaughn

10

Flora, Florence, Jocelyn, Justin, Justus, Tiber, Tiberia, Tiberius

11

Abigail, Gail, Gale, Gay, Gayle

12

Colan, Colin, Colleen, Culver, Kyle

13

Abbot, Brice, Brucie, Bruce, Bryce, Stan, Stanislaus, Stanley

14

Chrystal, Christine, Crystal, Venice, Venus, Vinita

15

Albert, Elbert, Leopold, Leopoldine

16

Gertrude, Iris, Truda, Trudi

17

Alpheus, Anthea, Hilda, Hildie, Hildy

18

Odell, Odd, Sutherland, Sutton

19

Bessie, Betty, Elisabeth, Elise, Lisa, Lisbeth, Lizabeth

20

Edmond, Edmonda, Edmund, Edmunda, Octavius

21

Gelasia, Gelasius, Valda, Velda

22

Cecilia, Philo, Philomon, Sheila

23

Clem, Clemency, Clementine, Lucrece, Lucretia

24

Coleman, Colman, Zacharius, Zachary

25

Catherine, Cathie, Cathleen, Karen, Kate, Katherine, Kathryn

26

Lenard, Lennard, Leonard

27

Fergus, Ginger, Ginnie, Virgile, Virgilia, Virginia

28

Noble, Nola, Nolan, Nolanda, Norton

29

Daffodil, Daffy, Dahlia, Daphne

30

Anders, Andrea, Andreanna, Andreas, Andrew, Andy, Blanche, Blenda, Dandy

December Name Day List

Date Name

1

Eli, Ely, Natalie, Sherwin

2

Taylor, Rood, Vita, Vivian, ViviannaByron, Jason, Javier, Xavier, Xaviera

3

Byron, Jason, Javier, Xavier, Xaviera

4

Ada, Adda, Aida, Babette, Babs, Barbara, Barbie, Osmond

5

Pandora, Sabas, Savas, Skipp

6

Claus, Denise, Nicholas, Nicola, Nick, Nikki, Nixon

7

Amerose, Amerosine, Jasmine, Jassamine

8

Eushary, Juanita, Spence, Spencer

9

Delphina, Delphine, Kirby, Kirk, Kerkwood, Leocadia

10

Eulailia, Siney, Sidonia, Sydney

11

Art, Arthur, Arthurine, Artie, Cian

12

Finley, Finn, Fiona, Fionn, Lupe

13

Cindarella, Cindy, Lucille, Lucinda, Lucy, Odelia, Ottilie

14

Boyd, Boyden, Byrd, Horace

15

Adler, Adney, Carney

16

Addy, Adela, Adelaide,Adelle, Aline, Della, Edeline

17

Eleazar, Lazar, Lazarus, Olympia, Alympios, Storm

18

Flann, Flanna, Griffith, Ruff, Rufus, Rus, Russell, Rusty

19

Darian, Darius, Urban, Urbana

20

Annon, Roxana, Roxanne, Roxie

21

Estelle, Ester. Esther, Star, Stella, Van, Vance, Vanessa, Vanna

22

Asta, Astrid, Trista, Tristan

23

Hartmann, Vicki, Victoria, Wade

24

Adam, Adamina, Addison, Eva, Eve, Evelyn, Yule

25

Anastasia, Eugenia, Genie, Holly, Stacey, Stacia, Stacy

26

Stephana, Stephanie, Stephan, Steve, Stevie, Teena

27

Aldwin, Alvin, Alvina, Alwin, Elvin, Elvina, Elwell, Elwin

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Casper, Caspar, Innocent, Jasper, Kasper, Woodrow

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Dave, David, Davida, Davis, Dawy, Jesse, Jessie, Jessica, Vida

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Anisia, Annys, Annysia, Anysia, Mason

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Malone, Melania, Melanie, Silas, Silvester, Sylvester

Name Day Calendars for Other Countries

Have You Found When is Your Name Day?

AnonymousC831 from Kentucky on March 21, 2014:

Found my name, very cool lens.

Mihaela Vrban (author) from Croatia on March 13, 2014:

@BeccaPhoenix: Almost time for 1st celebration! :) Have a great time!

Mihaela Vrban (author) from Croatia on March 13, 2014:

@MarcellaCarlton: Hi Marcella, your name is on the list and your Name day is on April 25th! Next month! :)

MarcellaCarlton on March 12, 2014:

Didn't find my name. Marcella. What a name. It could be worse though, I know someone named Dagmar. Still this is a nice lens explaining a wonderful concept.

Rebecca Shaw from Toronto, Canada & London, England on October 25, 2013:

Me & my boyfriend will now be celebrating our name days on June 7th & April 3rd. We would like to thank you for introducing us to more days we can give presents on!!!

anonymous on August 18, 2013:

Happy name day mom, Ilona day is today!!

Mihaela Vrban (author) from Croatia on August 16, 2013:

@victoriuh: It's never too late to celebrate! XOXO

Mihaela Vrban (author) from Croatia on August 16, 2013:

@StrongMay: What's your name? Maybe I can help? :)

StrongMay on July 17, 2013:

I didn't find my name here. Oh, well. I guess I won't be celebrating it. Interesting idea, though!

anonymous on April 27, 2013:

Very neat lens, thanks for sharing

victoriuh on February 26, 2013:

Ooops, my name day is today and it is too late to celebrate!

craftycollector on November 16, 2012:

Good idea, love the concept of name day cards

anonymous on October 15, 2012:

@Zodiacimmortal: usually they give u ur 1. name when u were born, it is a celebration of the name and having this name, so not actually about u!

anonymous on October 15, 2012:

I can't find three names! Jemma, Amber n Mark. wanna make a name day calendar as a leaving present. I think it is amazing tradition to share n don't forget our own name! Let's celebrate it!! :)

ryokomayuka from USA on October 11, 2012:

You learn something new every day.

shineall on September 01, 2012:

An interesting lens I've ever seen before. Thank you for sharing.

santadelcobre on August 18, 2012:

This lens is a great idea, in Mexico we do celebrate our Name Day but it's an uncommon celebration for many different countries.

Kim from Yonkers, NY on August 03, 2012:

I thought a name day was when the person was named not the way you have it. how did you find that out anyway?

Mine lucky me is in my facorite months (other than the one I was born in of course) October on the 11th which is a little more than a month before my birthday! on Nov 19 coooooool

anonymous on June 25, 2012:

Interesting, but this calendar is completely different than the one used by the Polish in celebrating name days

Shadrosky on April 30, 2012:

Neat!

jithinseb on April 19, 2012:

nope..

PaulRyan on April 13, 2012:

It's not something we celebrate in the UK, but learnt about it from some Polish friends. Interesting to learn when other name days are. Thanks. :-)

Mihaela Vrban (author) from Croatia on March 20, 2012:

@anonymous: If your name is short of Jennifer, than your name day is January 3rd.

Rob Hemphill from Ireland on March 17, 2012:

Interesting lens!

anonymous on March 16, 2012:

I can't find my name (Jenny)

Ladyeaglefeather on March 07, 2012:

very interesting.

Lemming13 on January 21, 2012:

I found mine and funnily enough it came one week after my birthday! Interesting lens.

Margaret Schaut from Detroit on January 15, 2012:

Very nice page!

jadehorseshoe on December 29, 2011:

Very COOL and Charming Lens!

anonymous on December 03, 2011:

Hi there!I'm James Mwasambili from Tanzania,July 25 is my name day I was born in july 3,so I'm happy because my name day and my birthday falls in the same month though I was not aware about my name day but from today onwards I will be celebrating it

MyDestination on November 11, 2011:

cool and different topic! nice list

ArisThessaloniki on October 10, 2011:

Very interesting topic... not many are acquainted with the notion of name days...

I assume that these are catholic name days that you mention (I wasn't aware that the catholic church celebrated name days), as Saint Dimitrios is celebrated on the 26th of October, not the 8th (according to the Greek Orthodox Church... but Dimitrios is mainly used in the Orthodox world anyway)...

Renaissance Woman from Colorado on September 20, 2011:

I see that my name day is June 9th (Diana). I believe we should celebrate more in life. Thanks for teaching me about this tradition. Very interesting.

emmajowebster on September 10, 2011:

I've got two name days! 7th april and one in june!

goo2eyes lm on August 17, 2011:

Oh, I see! Feb 23 is my name day. I will remember that. Belated Happy Name Day to me.

dahlia369 on August 10, 2011:

Every new day can be a reason for celebration and Name Day is just another (good!) excuse... lol Nicely done lens and great resource. Angel blessed! :)

TIRMassageStone1 on August 08, 2011:

I wouldn't mind having two birthdays a year. What a great tradition!

Positivevibestechnician on March 22, 2011:

looks like i have a few months to prepare for that event!!

cinstress on March 15, 2011:

my name day came and went & I missed it, LOL

LissaKlar LM on March 06, 2011:

Melissa - March 16th - 5 days after my birthday. Why not just make it a birthday week LOL!

Mihaela Vrban (author) from Croatia on March 06, 2011:

@scar4: July 26th

Mihaela Vrban (author) from Croatia on March 06, 2011:

@newbizmau: Your name day is on 22nd of September. ;)

Alisha Vargas from Reno, Nevada on February 19, 2011:

Just found out my name day is June 15th, how fun!

kougar lm on February 13, 2011:

Interesting lens. All new to me, I learn something new everyday. Thanks

anonymous on February 08, 2011:

The Name day looks great , new to me.

Maurice Glaude from Mobile, AL on January 30, 2011:

My name is Maurice. Not sure what to look for on the list. I saw Maura and Maureen, but not sure.

scar4 on December 15, 2010:

Nope. My given name is Anne, I can't find the day for the name from your charts.

CafeLove on December 06, 2010:

My name day is November 19th! I'd never heard of this tradition before, it's a very interesting thought. :)

Jen from California on November 16, 2010:

I'm so amazed my son's name was in this list - July 8th! Great lens!

Asinka Fields from Los Angeles, CA on November 09, 2010:

Never knew about this concept, thanks for writing a lens on it :)>

Anthony Godinho from Ontario, Canada on October 31, 2010:

This is interesting, I had never heard of this before. So I celebrate my Name Day on Jan 17th. Very unique lens, Michelle!

Deb Kingsbury from Flagstaff, Arizona on October 18, 2010:

I found my name, and my day is September 1st. Missed it for this year, but I'll have to remember that for 2011.

howtocurecancer on October 11, 2010:

Yes, I know about this tradition. But your lens has the complete list on the calendar, thanks.

steveffeo lm on October 07, 2010:

This is interesting I had never heard of this before It looks like 12/26 is my name day :)

Blessed by a Squidoo angel

Lisa from Rhode Island on October 05, 2010:

I found my name I hadn't heard of name day before a beautiful tradition.

Yume Tenshi on September 30, 2010:

Lol, yip! Even my surname is in that list! As well as both of my full names. :) I must be special!! :D BTW, I had never ever heard of something called Name Day. Now I know. Thanks Michelle!

puzzlerpaige on September 21, 2010:

This is so fun! Lots of times I don't find my name on keychain racks, or pencils etc. But I just found my name (Paige) under Sept. 3rd. Makes me feel, well...kinda special. So glad to find this lens. I recently created a lens all about my name and I'll be adding this new info there. Thanks!

RebeccaE on September 14, 2010:

I am so excited I found my name in this list way cool!

Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on September 11, 2010:

Thanks for alerting me to my name day. I think this is a wonderful tradition!

grannysage on September 10, 2010:

Well I don't know what to think. The name Diana is on the list and I guess there is a Blessed Diana. But really the name goes back to the pagan goddess Diana who was worshiped at a festival on August 13, So I suppose I could celebrate that date as a naming day if I were to do so. It is interesting to see how different customs evolve.

kimmanleyort on August 20, 2010:

I never knew I had a name day. Mine is October 11th!

aishu19 on August 19, 2010:

An Interesting cause for celebration...

anonymous on July 25, 2010:

We just went to the link you provided to find your name day and they had Gianna listed. It's June 23. :)

anonymous on July 25, 2010:

My daughter's name is Gianna, which we later learned was the name of an Italian saint, but we couldn't find her name day! Mine is today. Hmmm, maybe I should bake a cake!

Lee Hansen from Vermont on July 25, 2010:

I learned about name days from a neighbor who celebrated St. Nicholas day many many years ago. It's interesting to find mine - and to discover that my husband's name day is on my birthday! Such a unique and interesting lens ... faved and all that jazz.

anonymous on July 25, 2010:

That's very cool, I didn't know about this tradition although my first husbands family was a bunch of lapsed Catholics only two generations away from Poland.

Nan from London, UK on June 09, 2010:

I'm not surprised my name is listed - Nancy is a variation of Ann. It's not something I'd ever celebrated though or even heard of before.

Addy Bell on May 17, 2010:

I did find my name day! I didn't know my given name was associated with a saint. I guess she's a minor one. Anyway, it's five days after my actual birthday.

Kerri Bee from Upstate, NY on May 16, 2010:

So I guess March 5 for me. What are the statistics on people being named for their birthdate?

justholidays on May 16, 2010:

Saints of Catholic and Orthodoxe calendars are celebrated here also... We call it "ephemerides"... And thus every day is Saint- somebody. Some Saints come with a special meaning, like Saint-Catherine; which is a holiday that is not really joyful for single women who are 24 years old and more, as they're supposed to remain single for the rest of their life :) Or Saint-Michael, who killed the dragon and many more nice legends and stories.

ulla_hennig on May 15, 2010:

I've never known my name day till today - it is the 21 October. In Germany, name days are only celebrated by Catholics, and they celebrate them more than their birthdays. As I have been brought up as a protestant, I had no name day to celebrate and always envied my Catholic peers who celebrated two times a year!

JoyfulPamela2 from Pennsylvania, USA on March 23, 2010:

I think we will have to start celebrating name day after I look up everyone's names! What a fun idea! :) Thanks for sharing it and letting me know my day today!

dustytoes on March 23, 2010:

Great idea... why not celebrate as much as possible... I plan to enjoy what's left of my name day..today!!

Lynne Schroeder from Blue Mountains Australia on March 17, 2010:

There is day for everyone in my family except me. Mum sacrifice again!

Mihaela Vrban (author) from Croatia on March 03, 2010:

@SheGetsCreative: I surely hope you took a look at when is your best friend's Name day before sending her reminder to not forget yours next year!! ;)

Mihaela Vrban (author) from Croatia on March 03, 2010:

@Fcuk Hub: Here too! :)

Mihaela Vrban (author) from Croatia on March 03, 2010:

@oztoo lm: There is always next year! :)

oztoo lm on March 02, 2010:

Gosh darn it. My Name day was the 27th February and I missed it. Never heard of this celebration before. Thanks for the info.

Fcuk Hub on February 11, 2010:

Hi, My name is Lubomir, and in Slovakia I celebrate on 13th August. I like this kind of celebration. All family members are thinking about me on this day, buying presents, sending cards, making celebration dinner...

Angela F from Seattle, WA on January 11, 2010:

Awww... I missed my name day (Angela - Jan 4th). I'm adding it to my calendar for next year and fwding to my best friend lol ;)

Mihaela Vrban (author) from Croatia on November 22, 2009:

@LaraineRoses: Yes. Close counts! :)

Laraine Sims from Lake Country, B.C. on November 13, 2009:

My name is spelled a little different but does 'close' count? There is a Lorraine in Oct.10th. Very interesting lens!

Laraine

lasertek lm on November 10, 2009:

Never knew about the Name Day and its origin. Good thing you've provided a very informative and interesting lens about it. Thanks for sharing.

Hope you could visit my lenses as well. Thanks again.

tandemonimom lm on November 10, 2009:

Very interesting! But I think I'm out of luck unless I want to celebrate my name day as a Hindu instead of a Christian, LOL. "Carma" doesn't appear in any saint's lists I've ever heard of! ;-)

Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on November 09, 2009:

I found out that July 26 is my Name Day. How about that? Until now, I didn't even know I had a name day. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

anonymous on November 04, 2009:

Interesting, informative and fun place to visit.

Blessed by an angel today.

Best wishes,

Susie

rewards4life info on November 01, 2009:

Lovely lens, Michelle. Lots of information and I think the "name day" list is brilliant. Now everyone can check when they can celebrate! 5*

BeautifulGreenB on October 20, 2009:

January 23rd is mine, what a great way to break up the winter doldrums! Great lens!

anonymous on October 15, 2009:

Thanks for teaching me about CTRL F ! I had all sorts of fun using it with your lens!

HorseAndPony LM on October 07, 2009:

I found my daughters name. What a great lens. She is writing it down on her calendar and she will never let us forget it. Thanks, I think. :)

myraggededge on October 06, 2009:

Me too, Bev - what a coincidence!

huppa_girl on October 06, 2009:

Wow I learned something new today! July 23rd is my name day....

Holley Web on October 05, 2009:

Wow! I get 3 birthdays! This so cool! One of them being on Christmas, imagine that :) Filling out my Amazon wish list now. This was fun and very informative. I had never heard of it but I will certainly remember it!

Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on October 05, 2009:

How interesting that my Name Day is just three days after my birthday! Cool!

Karicor on October 05, 2009:

Great lens topic, it's obvious you put in a lot of work. SquidAngel Blessings to help you spread the word! ^:)^

anonymous on October 04, 2009:

What a lot of work you've put in to this Name day lens! It's fun too! My Name day turns out to be February 7th.

poutine on October 04, 2009:

Never of it before.Thanks for making a lens about it.

Poutine

Mickie Gee on October 04, 2009:

Is there a name day for "created names" or "names that mothers made up", or "made up names using other names"? My mom named me for the '40s film star, Veronica Lake, but wanted to call me Mickey, so she combined the two. I won't tell you what it is. Until recently, I was the only person on the globe with this name. Now, there are several others out there who live in my "neck of the woods". I don't want it to get too popular.

Kate Phizackerl1 on October 04, 2009:

Very good lens which should rank well too

Kate

clouda9 lm on October 04, 2009:

Oh I found mine - fun to have another day to celebrate!