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Name Day Celebrations

 

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Saint’s Name and Date of Celebration

 

  The following is a catalogue of approximately 180 Name Days celebrated by the Greek Orthodox Church; the majority of them are common names on the island of Kefalonia.  The names are listed in alphabetical order followed by the date of celebration – (day/month).  Masculine and feminine forms of the name are celebrated on the same day.

 

Name

 

Date

 

A

 

Adrianos

 

26/08

Agapy

 

17/09

Agathi

 

05/02

Aglaea

 

19/12

Agni

 

21/01

Aimilianos

 

18/07

Alexandros

 

30/08

Alexis

 

17/03

Anargyros

 

01/07,     01/11

Anastasia,     Anastasios

 

22/12,     Easter

Andreas

 

30/11

Andronikos,     Androniki

 

17/05

Angelos

 

08/11

Anna

 

25/07,     09/12

Anthimos,     Anthy

 

03/09

Anthony

 

17/01

Antigoni

 

01/09

Apollon

 

05/06

Apostoli

 

30/06

Argirios

 

01/07

Ariadni

 

18/09

Aristidis

 

13/09

Artemis

 

20/10

Asklipios

 

27/02

Aspasia

 

01/09

Athanasios

 

18/01

Augustinos

 

15/06

 

B

 

Barbara

 

04/12

Bartholomew

 

11/06

Basel, Vasili

 

01/01

 

C

 

Christina, Chrisa, Christos

 

  25/12

Christodoulos

 

16/03

Christophoros

 

09/05

Chrysanthos

 

19/03

Chrysostomos

 

27/01

Cyprianos

 

29/09

 

D

 

Damianos,     Damion

 

01/07,     01/11

Daniel

 

17/12

David

 

26/06

Despoina

 

15/08

Dimitra,     Dimitris

 

26/10

Dionisios

 

24/08   03/10    17/12 

On Kefalonia  17/12

Dominic

 

  08/01

 

Dorotheo - Dorothy

 

05/06

        

E

 

Eflavios

 

10/10

Efrosini

 

25/09

Efstathios

 

20/09

Efthimios

 

20/01

Eftihia

 

24/08

Eirini,     Irene

 

05/05

Eleftherios,      Eleftheria

 

15/12

Eleni,     Helena

 

21/05

Elijah,     Ilias

 

20/07

Elissaos

 

14/06

Elizabeth

 

24/04

Elpida

 

17/09

Emmanuel

 

26/12

Epistimi

 

05/11

Epitihia

 

06/04

Ermioni

 

04/09

Evaggelos

 

25/03

Evanthia

 

11/09

Evdokia

 

01/03

Evdoxia

 

31/01

Evgenios

 

24/12

Evmenios

18/09

Evphimia  Evphimios

16/09

Evsevios

 

22/06 / 21/09

Evthalia

 

02/03

 

F  

For names beginning with F,

 

see the names listed under  Ph.

 

G  

Gabriel

 

08/11

Galini

 

16/04

Georgios,     George

 

Moveable,                      depending on the date of Easter, if it falls during Lent, it is celebrated Easter Monday.

Gerasimos

 

16/08  20/10

On Kefalonia  20/10

Glykeria

 

13/05

Grigorios - Gregory

 

25/01

 

H

 

Haralabos,     Haralabis

 

10/02

Hariklia

 

10/02

Haritini

 

05/10

 

I

 

Ieremias

 

01/05

Ierotheos

04/10

Ignatious

 

20/12

Ioakeim

 

09/09

Isaiah,     Hsaias

 

09/05

Isidoros

 

14/05

 

J

 

Jacob

 

21/03,     23/10

Jason

 

29/04

John the Baptist

Ioannis the Forerunner

 

07/01

John, the Apostle,

The Evaggelist

 

08/05

Jordan

 

06/01

Joseph

 

03/04

Julia,     Julios

 

18/05

 

K

 

Katherina,      Aikaterina

 

25/11

Kosmas

 

01/07,     01/11

Kostantinos

 

21/05

Kuriaki

 

07/07,     29/09

 

L

 

Labros

 

15/04

Larisis

15 / 09

Laurentios

 

10/08

Lazaros

 

Movable,                        day before Palm Sunday

Leonidis

 

15/04

Linos

 

05/11

Loukas

 

18/10

Loukia

 

04/07,     13/12

Loukianos

 

15/10

Lidia

 

20/05

 

M

 

Magdalini,     Magdalene

 

22/07

Margaret

 

01/09

Maria

 

02/02,  15/08, 08/09,  21/11,   26/12

Marina,     Marinos

 

17/07

Mark

 

25/04

Martha

 

04/06

Matthew

 

16/11

Maximus

 

21/01

Meletios

 

12/02

Mercury

 

25/11

Michael

 

08/11

Minas

 

11/11

 

N

 

Natalia

 

26/08

Nectarios

 

09/11

Neophytos

 

21/01

Nestor

 

27/10

Nikiphoros

 

02/06

Nikita

 

15/09

Nikodimos

 

14/07

Nikolaos,     Nikoletta

 

06/12

 

O

 

Olga

 

11/07

Onyphrios

 

12/06

Orestis

 

10/11

 

P

 

Panagiotis

Panagis, preferred form on Kefalonia

 

02/02

15/08

Panteleimon

 

27/07

Paraskevas

 

26/07

Parthenos

 

07/02

Pashalis

 

Easter

Paul

 

29/06

Pelagia

 

04/05,     08/10

Peter - Petros

 

29/06

Phanis,     Photis

 

06/01

Phanouris

 

27/08

Philimon

 

22/11

Phillip

 

14/11

Philotheos / Philothea

15 /09

Phokas 

22/09

Pigi Zoi

 

          Movable                   Maundy Thursday

Pisti

 

17/09

Plato, Platonos

 

18/11

Polikarpos

 

23/02

Polixeni

 

23/09

Porphirios

 

26/02

Prodromos

 

07/01

Prokopis

 

08/07

 

R

 

Raphael

 

09/04

Rebbeca

 

17/12

Romilos

18/09

 

S

 

Saranti

 

16/08

Savas

 

15/12

Serafim

 

06/05

Sergio

 

13/05

Sevastiani,  Sebastiani, Sevasti

 

18/12

Simeon

 

03/02

Simon

 

10/05

Socrates

 

21/10

Sophia

 

17/09

Sortiris

 

06/08

Spiros

 

12/12

Stamatis

 

08/11

Stavros

 

14/09

Stephanos

 

27/12

Stilianos,  Stella,  Stelios

 

26/11

 

T

 

Tatiani

 

12/01

Thekla

 

24/09

Themistoklis

 

21/12

Theodosios

 

11/01

Theodore

 

Movable                         The first Saturday in Lent

Theophanis

 

06/01

Theophilos

 

08/07

The Three Teachers -Priests Grigoris, Vasilis and John

 

30/01

Thomas

 

      Moveable                      First Sunday after Easter

Timothy,     Timotheos

 

22/01

Titos

 

25/08

Triandafilos

 

08/08

Trifonas

 

01/02

 

V

 

Vaia,     Vaios

 

Moveable                  Sunday before Easter

Valentinos

 

14/02

Vasilis

 

01/01

Veronica

 

12/07

Victor

 

11/11

Vissarinos

15/09

Vlassis

 

11/02

 

X

 

Xanthippy, Xanthippos

23/09

Xenia Xeni

 

24/01 /  23/09

Xenophon

 

26/01

 Z

Zaharias

 

08/02

 

If you know a typical Kefalonian name which does not appear on the above list, please send it, and if possible the date on which it is celebrated, to namedaycel@keffyroots.com , stating on the Subject Line: Name Day - Add and in the Signature: your name and e-mail address.  Recognition for those who contribute a name will be noted in Credits.

 

Bibliography

 

Babiniotis, George, Dictionary of the New Greek Language, 2nd Edition, Center of Word Study, Athens, 2002

  ΕΥΛΟΓΗΜΕΝΟ ΤΟ ΕΤΟΣ 2001, ΙΕΡΟC ΝΑΟC ΥΠΕΡΑΓΙΑC ΘΕΟΤΟΚΟΥ ΠΕΡΛΙΓΚΑΛΩΝ, Ληξουρίου, Κεφαλονιά,   2001

  Μαθητική ΥΔΡΙΑ, Αξιωτέλλης & Σια  ΕΠΕ., Αθήνα, Ελλάς, 1983

  Veal, David L., Saints Galore, Forward Movement Publications, Cincinnati, 1972

  Webster’s New world Dictionary, College Edition, The World Publishing Company, USA, 1960

 

 

 

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