Name Days

The Greek Community of Oshawa and District

Have you ever wondered what a Greek Name Day is?

According to Greek Orthodox tradition the majority of the days of the calendar year are dedicated to a Christian Saint or Martyr.

If someone is named after a saint then the day is dedicated to the Saint or Martyr this is their “name day”.

Click here for an alphabetical list!

JANUARY
1 – New Year’s Day – Agios Basileios, Vassilis (Basil)
6 – Theofania, Theofanis, Fotis, Fanis, Fotini
7 – Synaksi Ioannos, Ioannis, Yannis, Giannis (John), Gianna, Janna, Jana
8 – Dominikis (Dominique)
10 – Grigorios Nussis
11 – Theodosios, Thodoris (Theodore)
17 – Antonios, Antonia, Antonis (Anthony)
18 – Athanasios & Kurillos, Thanassis
19 – Makarios
20 – Eythimios, Thimios
21 – Maximos, Massimos/ Neofytos / Agnis (Agnes)
22 – Anastasios / Timothetos, Tassos
23 – Agathagellos
24 – Xenis, Xeni
25 – Grigorios Theologos / Margarita, Grigoris, Grigorios (Gregory)
26 – Xenofontos
29 – Ignatios
30 – Trion Ierarxon
31 – Kyros & Ioannos Aaron

FEBRUARY
1 – Tryfonos
2 – Ypapanti tos Sotiros, Sotiri
5 – Agathis (Agatha)
6 – Voskolos / Fotios
7 – Parthenios
8 – Zaxarios / Theod. Stratilatos
9 – Nikiforos
10 – Haralampous, Zinonos, Haralambos, Hara, Hariklia, Haroula
11 – Vasios
12 – Meletios
13 – Akula & Priskillis (Priscilla)
14 – Ayxentios, Valentini, St. Valentine
15 – Eusevios, Eusebios
17 – Theodoros Tironos / Poulcherias
18 – Leontos Romis
20 – Agathonos / Vissarionos
22 – Anthi (Anthea)
23 – Polykarpos
23 – Nestoros
25 – Tarasios
26 – Porfyros, Sevastianos (Sebastian), Fotini

MARCH
1 – Marias Aigyptias, Efdokias / Tis Tyrofagos
2 – Efthalias
3 – Kleonikos
5 – Kononos
7 – Laurentios (Laurens, Laura)
8 – Theofylaktos
16 – Xristodosios
17 – Alexios, Alexia, Alexis (Alex)
18 – Kyrillos
19 – Xrysanthos, Chrisantos
21 – Iakovos (Jacob)
25 – Evagelismos tis Theotokos, Evagelos, Eva, Vangelis
27 – Ilarionos, Lydia
31 – Ypatios

APRIL
6 – Eftyxios
15 – Leonidas (Leo)
23 – Ag. Georgios, Giorgos, Giorgis, Yorgos (George) ##
24 – Elisabet (Elisabeth, Lisa, Lies)
25 – Marcos (Mark)
28 – Panayotis, Panagiotis, Panos, Panagiota, Pigi*

NOTE: Giorgos’ nameday is on 23 April, unless this is Easter Sunday, or in the week before it. Then it is celebrated on the first Monday after Easter Sunday.

NOTE: Zoi nameday is 1 week after Easter.

MAY
2 – Zoodochos Pigis
3 – Timotheos (Timothy, Tim)
5 – Eirinis, Irini (Irene)
6 – Serafim
7 – Akakios
9 – Christoforos (Chris)
10 – Simonos (Simon)
11 – Kyrillos & Methodos
13 – Sergios, Glykerias, Glykeria (Sergio)
15 – Paxomios
17 – Andronikos
18 – Ioulias, Ioulia (Julia, , Julie)
19 – Menandrios
21 – Konstantinos & Elenis, Konstantinos, Kostas, Thina, Kostathina, Eleni (Helen, Tina, Dina)
27 – Ioannos Rosos
28 – Tis Analipseos
29 – Theodosias
30 – Isaakios (Isaac)

JUNE
2 – Nikiforos
4 – Marthas & Marias, Martha
5 – Dorotheos (Dorothea, Dorothy)
7 – Sevastianis (Sebastian)
8 – Kalliopis, Kalliopi
11 – Vartholomaios, Varnava (Barbara)
19 – Paisios
22 – Zinonos
29 – Petros & Paulos, Petros, Pavlos (Peter, Paul, Pavel)
30 – Synaksi ton 12 Apostolon, Apostolis, Apostolos

JULY
1 – Kosma & Damianos (Damian)
3 – Yakinthos
7 – Kuriakis, Kiriaki
8 – Theofilos, Prokopios
9 – Pagratios
11 – Eufimias, Olgas (Olga)
12 – Veronikis (Veronica)
14 – Nikodimos
16 – Athinogenoss
17 – Marinas, Marina
18 – Aimilianos (Emile, Emilie)
20 – Profiti Elia, Ilias
22 – Marias Magdalinis, Magdalini, Magda, Magdalena, Lena
26 – Paraskevis
27 – Panteleimonos, Pantelis
29 – Kallinikos
31 – Iosif Arimatheias, Iosif, Sifi
(Joseph, Jozef, Joost)

AUGUST
6 – Sotiris, Sotiria
7 – Asterios, Asteria
15 – Assumption Day – Koimisis tis Theotokos, Maria, Despina, Thespina, Marios
24 – Kosma tos Aitolos
26 – Andrianos & Natalias, Adrianos, Nathalia, Natalia, Natasha, Adrian
27 – Fanourios, Fanouria
30 – Alexandros, Alexandra
(Alexandra, Sandra, Sander, Alexander, Alex)

SEPTEMBER
1 – Simeon
3 – Anthimos
4 – Moisi, Ermionis
5 – Zaxarios, Zacharias
8 – Gennisi tis Theotokos
9 – Ioakeim & Annis (Joachim, Anna)
11 – Evathia (Eve, Eva, Evi)
13 – Kornilios, Aristeidos, Kornilia
14 – Ypsosi tos Timios Stauros, Stavros (Steven), Stavroula
15 – Nikita
16 – Eyfimias
17 – Sofias, Pisteos, Agapis, Elpidas, Sofia, Agapi, Elpida
18 – Eumenios, Ariadnis (Ariadne)
20 – Eustathios, Stathis
22 – Fokas
23 – Sullipsi Prodromos
24 – Theklas, Thekla
25 – Eyfrosinis
26 – Metastasi Ioannos Euaggelistos
27 – Kallistratos
29 – Kuriakos, Kiriakos
OCTOBER
1 – Ananios / Pomanos Melodos
2 – Kuprianos / Iosstiounis
3 – Dionisios Aeropagitos, Dionisos
4 – Ierotheos
5 – Xaritinis
6 – Thoma (Thomas, Tom)
7 – Poluxronios
8 – Pelagias, Pelagia
9 – Iakovos (Jakob)
10 – Eulampios
15 – Loskianos
18 – Loska, Loskas (Lucas, Luke)
19 – Kleopatras
20 – Artemios / Gerasimos Kefallinias, Yerasimos
21 – Sokratous, Sokrates, Sokratis
23 – Iakovos (Jacob)
24 – Sevastianis (Sebastian)
26 – Dimitrios Myrovlitos, Dimitris, Dimitrios, Dimitria (Jim, James)
27 – Nestoros
28 – Agias Skepis
30 – Zinovios

NOVEMBER
1 – Ag. Anarron/ Kosma & Damianos, Anargiros, Argiris, Kosmas, Damianos (Damian)
8 – Mixael & Gavriel, Mixalis, Michail, Michali, Michalis, Mike, Angelos, Angela, Stamatis, Stamos, Stratis (Michael, Angelo, Gabriel, Rafael)
9 – Nektarios
11 – Mina / Viktoros (Victor, Vic)
13 – Ioannos Xrysostomos
14 – Filippos, Philippos (Philip)
16 – Mathaios, Mateos(Matthias, Mat)
18 – Platonos
21 – Eisodia tis Theotokos, Despina, Maria (unmarried)
22 – Filimonos (Filemon)
25 – Merkourios / Aikaterinis, Katerina (Catherine, Cathy, Kathy, Kate, Cait, Karin)
26 – Stulianos, Stella, Stelios, Stylianos
27 – Nathanail
30 – Andrea, Andreas (Andrew, André)

DECEMBER
1 – Theoklitos
2 – Muropis
4 – Varvaras, Barbara
5 – Savva, Savas, Diogenes
6 – Nikolaos, Nikos (Nicolas, Nick, Niek)
7 – Amvrosios, Ambrosius
9 – Agias Annis, Anna
12 – Spuridonos, Spiros
13 – Eustratios / Loskias, Stratos, Lukia
15 – Eleutherios, Elefterios, Lefteris
17 – Daniel / Dionysios Zakunthos, Dionysos
18 – Sevastianos & Zois (Sebastian)
19 – Aglaias
20 – Ignatios
21 – Themistokleous, Ioulia, Julia, Julie
22 – Anastasias, Anastasia
24 – Eugenias, Evyenia, Efgeni, Jefgeni, Yefgeni
25 – Christmas Day, Christos, Chrisa, Chrisanthi, Christina
26 – Emmanouil / Synaksi Theotokos, Manolis, Manuella, Emma
27 – Stefanos, Stephania (Steven, Stephan, Stefania)