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Why Greeks Celebrate Name Days: An Orthodox Tradition

Celebrating Greek name days is an Orthodox tradition observed throughout Greece. Each year, Greeks celebrate the feast day of the Christian saint, holy person, or martyr after which they are named.

Equivalent to the Catholic practice of celebrating Saint’s Days, Greek name day celebrations are much more elaborate and historically took the place of celebrating one’s birthday.

According to the Orthodox Calendar, each Greek name day of the year is dedicated to the memory of a saint or martyr; and there are usually more than one on the same day.

Each saint or holy person has their own feast day. On that day, Orthodox people all across the world celebrate their name day with great enthusiasm.

For instance, on January 7th, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates John the Baptist (Ioannis o Vaptistis).

So, each year on January 7th, Greeks named Ioannis or Ioanna (John or Joanna) and all its many derivatives (Yannis, Yanna etc) celebrate on this day.

The vast majority of Greek names, both male and female, are celebrated on the same day each year.

However, there are are a few, called floating name days, or movable days. These dates are associated with Easter.

Specifically, since the forty days before Easter are days of grief for the passions of Christ, no one celebrates during this time period.

The most common floating Greek name days are those associated with Easter, namely Anastasios and Anastasia and Agios Georgios (Saint George).

Anastasios and Anastasia (coming from the word Anastasis, meaning Resurrection) celebrate their Greek name days on Easter Sunday, the greatest Christian feast day.

Georgios and Georgia celebrate their name day on April 23rd, but only if the particular date on that given year is after Easter. If not, their name day is celebrated on the Tuesday after Easter Sunday.

The Greek name day for Maria (the Virgin Mary) can be celebrated on August 15th or November 21st—either on the day of her Dormition or the Annunciation.

In this case, most people tend to choose which date they want to celebrate their name day on; however, local traditions and customs can also determine this day.

The most common name for Greek men is Yannis and the most common name for women is Maria.

Greeks humorously say that on January 7th, half of Greece is celebrating, and the other half is celebrating on August 15th.

Unlike most other western countries, name days in the Orthodox world are celebrated more so than are birthdays.

Yet, name days are celebrated like birthdays albeit without the cake and the blowing out of the candles on the cake.

The first thing Greeks do is to phone the person whose name day is being celebrated and and wish him or her well, usually wishing them “many years of life” or “Hronia Polla” in Greek.

Other wishes on the big day are related to good health and prosperity. The person celebrating their name day will inform callers whether visitors will be expected at home that day or if celebrations will take place elsewhere.

On one’s name day, there is an open house held, and a feast is laid out for everyone who wishes to come. Friends or relatives usually visit even without an invitation.

Food and drinks are plenty, and there is music and dancing much like a birthday party. Some prefer to celebrate their name day in a tavern or bar and invite people there.

Bringing a gift to a person celebrating their Greek name day is mandatory. It can be sweets, flowers (to a woman), a bottle of liquor, a book, a CD, or something more personal.

In the past four decades or so, however, Greeks have tended to celebrate their birthday just like they do in most western countries, putting the name day aside.

Today, most young people tend to shun the  name day celebration, exchanging it for birthday festivities.

However, the older generations of Greeks and those living in rural areas usually do not celebrate birthdays at all, as they are not part of Greek Orthodox tradition; instead, they maintain the name day feast.

While cities and villages in Greece are not named like people, many of them celebrate their name day, as well.

Many cities and villages have a patron saint, therefore, on the feast of that particular saint, and residents celebrate the name day of their hometown.

Thessaloniki, for instance, has Hagios Demetrius (or Hagios Demetrios) as its patron saint. Demetrius was a Christian martyr of the the 4th century AD.

The feast of Hagios Demetrios is on October 26th. On that day, the entire city celebrates with special events, concerts, and other public and private festivities.

Likewise, Patras has Hagios Andreas (Saint Andrew) as its patron saint and celebrates on November 30th each year.

Other much-celebrated patron saints and holy persons connected to a city are the Virgin Mary (Tinos island), Hagios Dionysios (Kefalonia island), and Hagios Spyridon (Corfu) among others.

In cities, the cathedral is dedicated to the patron saint of the area. Villages and small communities consider the holy person to whom their church is dedicated as their own patron saint.

In cities and towns that have a patron saint, many inhabitants name their children after them. For example, the name Andreas is common in Patras while Spyridon is common in Corfu.

Below is a comprehensive list of Orthodox feast days and the corresponding Greek name days for the entire year.

JANUARY 2021

Name Date
EMMELEIA (Amy, Emeleia – Mother of Saint Vasileios)

TELEMAHOS (Tilemahos, Telemachos, Telemachus)

1
VASILIKI (Vasiliki, Vivian, Vaso, Vivi, Vicky, Viki, Koula) 1
VASILIS (Vasilis, Vassilis, Basil, Bill) 1
SERAPHIM (4) (Serafeim, Serafim) 2
SILVESTROS (Sylvestros, Sylvester, Sylvestor) 2
Juliana the Righteous

2
GENOVEFA (Genovefa, Jenevieve, Genevieve, Genoveva)

Gordios

3
Sosthenes 4
SYGLITIKI (Syncletica, Siglitiki) 5
THEONI (Theoni) 5
THEOPEMPTOS (Theopemptos) 5
FANI (1) (Phani, Fenia, Fania, Fanoula) 6
FOTIKA (Fotika, Photika, Fotiko, Photiko, Fota, Photo) 6
JORDAN (Iordanis) 6
OURANIA (2) (Ourania, Urania, Rania) 6
PERISTERA (Peristera) 6
PHOTINI (1) (Fotine, Fotini, Foto, Fotoula, Fay) 6
PHOTIS (1) (Fotis, Fotios) 6
THEOFANIS (1) (Theofania, Theofanis, Fanis) 6
THEOPOULA (Theopoula, Theopi) 6
GIANNA (Yanna, Gianna) 7
GIANNIS (Yannis, Giannis, Yannos, Giannos, Yangos) 7
JEANNETTE (Jeannette, Jean, Zannetos) 7
JOHN (Ioanna, Ioannis, Ivana, Vana, Vanna) 7
PRODROMOS (Prodromos) 7
AGATHON (Agathon) 8
DOMNICA (Dominika, Dominiki) 8
KELSIOS (Kelsios) 8
PARTHENA (Parthena) 8
VASILISSA (Vasilissa, Vasilisa, Basilissa) 8
Efstratios (Evstratios, Stratos) 9
THEODOSIOS (1) (Theodosios, Theodosis) 11
MERTIOS (Mertios) 12
TATIANA (Tatiane, Tatiani) 12
ERMILOS (Ermillos, Ermili) 13
HILARY 13
NINA (Nina, Ninas) 14
No Name Day 15
No Name Day 16
ANTHONY (Antonia, Antonios, Antonis, Andonis, Anthony, Tony, Tonia) 17
ATHANASIOS (Athanasios, Thanasis) 18
CYRILLOS (Kyrillos) 18
THEODOULA (Theodoula, Theodouli) 18
EFRASIA (Efrasia) 19
MAKARIOS (Makarios) 19
EFTHIMIOS (Evthymios, Thymios, Efthimios, Thimios) 20
FABIANOS (Favianos) 20
THYRSI (Thyrsi) 20
Agnes (Agne, Agni)

LEMONIA (Lemonia)

21
EVGENIOS (1) (Efgenios, Eugenios, Evyenous, Evyeni, Eugine) 21
MAXIMOS (1) (Maximos, Massimos) 21
NEOPHYTOS (Neofytos) 21
PATROKLOS (Patroklos) 21
ANASTASIOS (2) (Anastasios, Tassos, Tasos, etc) 22
TIMOTHY (1) (Timotheos, Timothy) 22
AGATHANGELOS (Agathangelos, Agathagellos) 23
DIONISIS (4) (Dionysius, Dionysis, Dionisos, Dionysios, Dionysos, Nionios, Denis, Dennis, Denise, Sissy) 23
FILON (Philon) 24
XENI (Xenis, Xeni, Xenia)

Zosimas (Zosimus)

24
GREGORY (1) (Grigoris, Grigorios, Gregory, Gregorios, Gregoris, Golis, Gregor) 25
MARGARET (2) (Margarita) 25
XENOFON (1) (Xenofontas, Xenia) 26
Timothy 27
HARIS (Haris) 28
PALLADIOS (Paladios) 28
VARSAMIA (Varsamo, Varsimaios, Valsamo, Valsamia, Valsamis) 29
Basil (Saint Basil)
AVRA (Avra) 30
CHRYSI (1) (Chrysi) 30
MAVROS (Mavros, Mavreta) 30
EVDOXIA (Evdoxia) 31
KYROS (Kyros) 31



FEBRUARY 2021

Name Date
BRIDGET (Brigit, Bridget, Brigid, Brigitta, Bridgit, Bride) 1
FILIKITA (Filikitati, Filikita, Filikiti) 1
TRYFON (Tryfonas, Tryfonia) 1
IPAPANTI (Ypapante, Ypapanti) 2
ASIMAKIS (1) (Asimakis) 3
ASIMINA (1) (Asimina) 3
SIMEON (1) (Simeon) 3
STAMATIA (1) (Stamatia, Matoula, Mato, Stamela, Stamatina, Stamata, Matina, Mata) 3
STAMATIS (1) (Stamatis, Stamos) 3
IASIMOS (Iasimos) 4
ISIDOROS (1) (Isidoros) 4
AGATHI (Agathe, Agathi, Agatha) 5
PHOTIS (2) (Fotis, Fotios) 6
PARTHENIS (Parthenios, Parthenis) 7
ZAHARIAS (1) (Zachariah, Zechariah, Zacaria, Zacarias, Zacary, Zacharia, Zacharias, Zacharie, Zachary, Zachery, Zackerias, Zack, Zakarias, Zeke, Zaharias, Zacharoula, Zacharenia, Zaki, Zakis) 8
MARKELOS (1) (Markelos) 9
NIKIFOROS (2) (Nikiforos) 9
PAGRATIOS (1) (Pagratios, Pagratia) 9
HARALAMBIA (Hara, Haralambia, Haralampia, Lambia,Lampia, Lambo, Lampo, Bambina, Bilio, Mpilio, Hambi, Hampi) 10
HARALAMBOS (Haralambos, Haralampos, Haralampous) 10
HARIKLIA (2) (Hariklia, Haroula) 10
HARILAOS (Harilaos, Haris) 10
AVGI (Avgi) 11
THEODORA (1) (Thodora, Theodora) 11
VLASSIS (Vlassis) 11
MELETIOS (1) (Meletios, Meletis) 12
PLOTINOS (Plotinos) 12
PRISCILLA (Priscilla) 13
Chloe *

VALENTINI (Valentina, Valentine, Valentini, Valentinos, Dina, Dinos)

14
EFSEVIOS (2) (Evsevios, Evsevia, Efsevios, Sevi) 15
Meat Fare Thursday 16
PAMFILLIE (Pamfili) 16
PAMFILLOS (Pamfylos) 16
SELEFKOS (Selefkos) 16
THEODOROS (2) (Thodoris, Theodore, Teo, Theodoros, Thodora, Theodora) 17
AGAPITOS (Agapitos) 18
LEON (Leon)

Saturday of Souls

18
FILOTHEI (Philothei) 19
(no widely known nameday) 21
ANTHOUSA (Anthousa) 22
THALASSIOS (Thalassios, Thalasia, Thalasini) 22
POLYCHRONIS (2) (Polychronios) 23
POLYKARPOS (Polykarpos) 23
(no nameday) 24
RIGINOS (Riginos, Rigina)

Onesimus

25
TARASIOS (Tarasios, Tarasis, Tarasius) 25
TARSI (Tarso, Tarsi, Tarasia) 25
ANATOLI (Anatoli) 26
PHOTINI (3) (Fotine, Fotini, Foto, Fotoula, Fay) 26
PORFIRIOS (Porfyros) 26
SEBASTIANOS (1) (Sevastianos, Sebastian) 26
ASKLIPIOS (Asklepios, Asklipios) 27
NISIOS (Nisios) 27
KYRA (Kyra, Kyratsa, Kyratso, Kyratsoula, Kyratsouda) 28
MARIANNA (Mariana) 28
CASIANOS (Cassianos, Kassianos, Casianos, Kasianos, Casos, Kasos) 29

GREEK NAME DAYS

MARCH 2021

Name Date
EVDOKIA (Evdokia) 1
HARISIOS (Harisios) 1
PARASHOS (Parashos) 1
PARASKEVAS (Paraskevas, Paraskeuas) 1
EFTHALIA (Evthalia) 2
TROADIOS (Troadios) 2
KLEONIKOS (Kleonikos) 3
GERASIMOS (3) (Gerasimos, Yerasimos) 4
ARHELAOS (Arhelaos) 5
EVLOGIOS (Evlogios) 5
KONON (Konon) 5
ISYHIOS (Isyhios) 6
EVGENIOS (2) (Efgenios, Eugenios, Evyenous, Evyeni, Eugine) 7
HERMES (Hermis) 8
THEOFYLAKTOS (Theofylaktos) 8
AETIOS (Aetios, Aetos, Eagle) 9
ELIANA (Eliana) 9
FILOKTIMON (Filoktimon, Philoktimon) 9
ILIANA (Iliana, Ilias) 9
LYSIMAHOS (Lysimahos) 9
SARANTOS (Sarantos, Sarantis) 9
SEVIRIANOS (Sevirianos, Severiano) 9
SMARAGDA (Smaragdenia, Smaro, Smaragda, Smara, Smaroula, Smaragdoula) 9
SMARAGDOS (Smaragdos, Smaragdis, Smaragdenios, Smaris) 9
VIVIANOS (Vivianos, Vivi, Vivian) 9
XANTHOS (Xanthos, Xanhtoulis, Xanthoula, Xanthi) 9
(no name day) 10
SAVINA (Sabina, Sabena, Savina, Savena, Zabia, Zabina) 11
SOFRONIOS (Sofron) 11
THALIS (Thalis)

Theodora (Dora, Thodora)

11
FANI (2) (Phani, Fenia, Fania, Fanoula) 12
THEOFANIS (2) (Theofania, Theofanis, Fanis) 12
LEANDROS (Leandros) 13
MARIOS (Marios) 13
BENEDICT (Benediktos, Benedikti, Benedict) 14
EFRASIOS (Efrasios) 14
MATHILDE (Mathilde, Matilda) 14
AGAPIOS (Agapios) 15
CHRISTODOULOS (1) (Christodoulos) 16
IOULIANOS (Ioulianos, Joulian) 16
ALEXIOS (Alexios, Alexis, Alex, Alekos, Alexia, Alexa) 17
GERTRUDE (Gertrude, Geertruide, Geltruda, Gerda, Gerte, Gertraud, Gertruda, Gertrudis, Gerty, Trude, Trudi, Trudie, Trudy)

LAZARUS (Lazarus, Larry)

PATRICK (Pat, Patrick)

17
EDWARD (Edward, Eddy) 18
CHRYSANTHIS (Hrysanthi, Chrysanthi, Chrysanthis) 19
DAREIA (Dareea) 19
HRYSANTHOS (Crysanthos) 19
Theodoros*

CLAUDIA (Claudia)

20
RODI (Rodi, Rodia) 20
RODIANOS (Rodianos) 20
Axia*

Loxantra*

Orthodoxia*

Roxanne*

21
DROSOS (1) (Drosos) 22
DROSOULA (1) (Drosoula, Drosis, Drosida) 22
Lydia 23
(no nameday) 24
ETHNEGERSIA (Ethnegersia) 25
EVAGGELOS (Evagelos, Evangelos, Aggelis, Angelis, Eva, Vangelis, Lili, Lilika) 25
POULIOS (Poulios) 26
SYLAS (Sylas) 26
FILITAS (Filitas, Filitis) 27
LEEDA (1) (Lida) 27
LIDIA (1) (Lydia, Lidia, Lidie, Lyda, Lydie)

Makedon

27
MATRONA (1) (Matrona of Thessaloniki – Thessalonica) 27
Gregory* 28
Sosthenes

John (Saint John Climacus)

30
Ypatis (Ypatis, Hypatius) 31



APRIL 2021

Name Date
No Name Day 1
TITOS (1) (Titos) 2
ILLYRIOS (Illyrios) 3
No Name Day 4
Panagiotis (Panos, Giotis, Panikos, Takis, Panagiota, Giota, Panagioula, Panagoula, Pani, Toula, Peggie) 5
EFTIHIOS (1) (Eftychios, Eftyhia, Eftyhis) 6
No Name Day 7
Saint Rufus (Rufus)

Herodian

8
EFPSYHIOS (Efpsyhios, Psyxoula) 9
9
JOSEF (1) (Iosif, Sifis) 9
DIMOKLIS (Dimoklis, Dimos, Dimoklia, Dimokleia) 10
ANAKSIMENIS (Anaksimenis, Menis) 10
DIMOSTHENES (Dimosthenis, Dimos) 10
DIONISIS (3) (Dionysius, Dionysis, Dionisos, Dionysios, Dionysos, Nionios, Denis, Dennis, Denise, Sissy) 10
EPAMINONDAS (Epamenondas) 10
ETEOKLIS (Eteoklis) 10
FOKION (Fokion, Fokos) 10
HERCULES (Herakles) 10
HOMER (Homer) 10
IFESTION (Ifestion) 10
ISOCRATES (Isocratis) 10
MAXIMOS (2) (Maximos, Massimos) 10
MILTIADIS (Miltos) 10
PARMENION (Parmenion) 10
PELOPIDAS (Pelopidas) 10
PERICLES (Periklis) 10
PHILOPIMIN (Philopimin, Philis, Filis, Filopimin) 10
PINDAROS (Pindaros) 10
POLYVIOS (Polivios) 10
PROMITHEAS (Promitheas) 10
SOCRATES (1) (Sokrates, Sokratis, Socrates) 10
SOFOCLES (Sofoclis) 10
THEMISTOKLIS (1) (Themistokles, Themistoklis, Themistokleus) 10
THEOFRASTOS (Theofrastos) 10
THISEAS (Thiseas) 10
TIMOTHY (2) (Timotheos, Timothy) 10
XENOFON (2) (Xenofontas, Xenia) 10
ZINON (1) (Zenon, Zinon) 10
ANTIPAS (Antipas, Antypas) 11
AKAKIOS (AKAKIOS) 12
GERONTIOS (Gerontios) 13
ARISTARHOS (Aristarhos) 14
THOMAIS (Thomais) 14
LEONIDAS (Leonidas, Leo, Leonie) 15
GALINI (Galene) 16
GALINOS (Galinos) 16
HIONIA (Hionia) 16
CALIS (Kallis, Kallida, Kallia, Kalli, Kalis, Kalida, Kalia, Kali, Callis, Callida, Callia, Calis, Calida, Calia, Caly) 16
NIKI (1) (Neekee, Nikee) 16
No Name Day 17
Stasinos
ZACCHAEUS, ZAKHAIOS 20
ALEXANDRA (Alexis, Alexandra, Sandra, Sander)

Panagiotis, Panayotis, Panos, Panousos, Panagis, Panagos, Giotis, Yotis, Panikos, Takis, Panagiota, Panayota,

21
FAISTOS (Faistos) 21
IANOS (Janos, Janus, Ianos, Gennadi, Gennaro, Janan, Janiusz, Januarius, Janusz, Jenaro, Jenarius, Jennaro) 21
JANUARY (January, Ianouarios) 21
NATHANAEL (Nathanael, Nathanail) 22
NEARHOS (Nearxos) 22
George* 23
Lazaros* 24
ACHILLES (Achilleas) 24
DOUKAS (Doukas) 24
ELIZABETH (Elisavet, Elisabet, Elisabeth, Lisa, Zeta, Zetta) 24
THAVMASTOS (Thavmastos, Thavmasti, Tammy) 24
Dafnis* (Daphne)

Vaios

25
NIKI (2) (Neekee, Nikee)

Markos, Marcos, Mark*

25
GLAFYRA (Glafyra) (26th)

Pegalos* (26th)

SIMEON (April 27th)

26
MAGNOS (Magnos) 28
JASON (Iason, Jason, Iasonas) 29
KERKYRA (Kerkyra, Kerkira) 29
SOSIPATROS (1) (Sosipatros, Sopatros, Patra)

Alithea*

29
ARGYRO (Argyro) 30
ASIMAKIS (2) (Asimakis) 30
ASIMINA (2) (Asimina) 30
DONATOS (Donatos, Donata, Donatella) 30
JACOB (1) (Iakovos, Giacomo, Mino, Jacob, Jacques, Jaquet, Jacqueline, Jacquiline, James, Jemmy, Janie, Jakob, Jackel, Jockel, Jacky) 30
MALAMATI (2) (Malamati, Mala, Malamatenia, Matina)

JAMES (Jim, Jimmy)

30



MAY 2021

FILOSOFOS (Filosofos) 1
ISIDORA (Isidora, Dora) 1
JEREMIA (Ieremia) 1
TAMARA (Tamara, Tammara, Tamar) 1
AVGERINOS (Avgerinos, Avgeris, Avgerou, Avgerini, Ava) 2
ESPEROS (Esperos) 2
Orthodox Easter *

MATRONA (3) (Matrona of Russia – The Blind)

Anastasios, Anestis*

Labros*

Paschalis, Paschalina*

Stasinos*

George, Georgia *

Irini*

Markos*

Nikos *

Raphael*

Theoharis*

Krini*

Panagiotis*

Pigi*

Polyzois*

Zisimos, Zisis *

Zois, Zoe*

2
 

RODOPI (Rodopi, Rodopee)

3
MELIA (Melia) 4
EFRAIM (Efraim) 5
EFREM (Efrem) 5
EIRINAIOS (Eirinaios) 5
IRINI (1) (Eirene, Eirini, Irene, Irini, Rene, Rena, Renia, Rhenia)

Pachomius (Saint Pachomius)

5
IOV (1) (Iov, Job, Iovia, Iobia, Jobia, Jovia, Iovi, Iobi) 6
SERAPHIM (1) (Serafeim, Serafim, Serafina) 6
7
MELIOS (Melios, Milios, Melio, Milio) 8
THEOLOGOS (Theologos)

Apostle John

8
CHRISTOPHER (Christoforos) 9
ESSAIAS (Hesaias, Isaias)

Thomas*

9
SIMON (Simonas, Simon) 10
ARGYRIS (Argyris) 11
ARMODIOS (Armodios)

Cyril (Saint Cyril)

11
DIOSKOURIDIS (Dioskouridis, Dioskoridis, Dioskoros) 11
METHODIOS (Methodios) 11
OLYMPIA (Olimpia) 11
EPIFANEIOS (Epifanios) 12
THEODOROS (3) (Theodoros of Kythera, Thodoris, Theodore, Teo, Thodora, Theodora) 12
GLYKERIA (Glykeria) 13
ARISTOTELE (Aristotelis, Telis) 14
ISIDOROS (2) (Isidoros) 14
ACHILLIOS (Achillios) 15
KALI (Kalee, Kaylee) 15
PAHOMIOS (Pahomios, Pahoumios, Pahos) 15
Myrofora* 16
ADRONIKOS (1) (Andronikos, Androniki) 17
JUNIA (Iounia) 17
SOLON (Solon, Solonas, Solohon) 17
FAEINI (Faeini) 18
GALATEIA (Galateia) 18
JULIA (1) (Ioulia, Julia, Jule, Julie) 18
MAGDALINI (1) (Magdalena, Magdalene, Magdalini, Markella, Magda) 19
MARYLENA (Marylena, Maryelena) 19
MENANDROS (Menandros) 19
PATRICK (Patrikios, Patricia) 19
THEOGNOSTOS (Theognostos, Theognosios, Theognosia) 19
THEOKTISTOS (Theoktistos)

JUDE

19
LEEDA (2) (Lida) 20
LIDIA (2) (Lydia, Lidia, Lidie, Lyda, Lydie) 20
CONSTANTIN (Konstantinos, Kostantinos, Kostas, Costas, Constantine, Costantine, Gus) 21
CONSTANTINA (Thina, Kostantina, Dina, Costantina) 21
HELEN (Elena, Elene, Ellen, Eleni, Lena, Eleanor, Eleonora, Eleonor, Nora, Marilena) 21
NANTIA (Nantia, Nandia, Nadia, Nadya) 21
EMILIOS (Emile, Emilia, Emily, Emma) 22
KODROS (Kodros) 22
Bathsheba* 23
CHRISTIAN (Christian) 24
MARKIANI (Markiani) 24
PALLADIA (Palladia) 24
PHOTINI (2) (Fotine, Fotini, Foto, Fotoula, Fay) 24
25
ALFAIOS (Alfaios, Alfeos) 26
MYROFORA (Myrofora, Myrrh-Bearing Woman) 26
KARPOS (2) (Karpos) 26
SINESIOS (Sinesios) 26
ALYPIOS (Alypios) 27
IOANNIS ROSSOS (Ioannis Rossos) 27
DIMITRIOS (2) (Demetris, Dimitris, Dimitrios, Mitros) 28
DIOSKOURIDIS (Dioskouridis) 28
IPOMONI (Ypomoni) 29
OLIVIANOS (1) (Olivianos, Olvianos, Olivia) 29
THEODOSIA (Theodosia) 29
EMMELEIA (Emeleia) 30
ERMEIAS (Ermeias, Ermeia) 31
MAGOS (Magos, Maya) 31



JUNE 2021

Name Date
EVELPISTOS (Evelpistos) 1
GERAKINA (Gerakina) 1
IERAX (Ierax) 1
JUSTINE (Justine, Ioustinos) 1
PYRROS (Pyros) 1
THESPESIOS (Thespesios, Thespesia) 1
MARINOS (1) (Marinos) 2
NIKIFOROS (1) (Nikiforos) 2
IERIA (Ieria) 3
YPATIA (Ypatia) 3
MARTHA (Martha) 4
APOLLON (Apollon) 5
DOROTHEOS (Dorotheos, Dorothea, Dorothy) 5
NIKANDROS (Nikandros) 5
PLOUTARHOS (Ploutarhos, Ploutos, Plouto) 5
SELENE (Selene, Seline) 5
ILARION (Ilarion, Ilarionas, Ilaria, Ilariada, Lariada)

DAVID

6
PANAGIS (Panayis, Panagos) 7
SEVASTIANI (1) (Sebastiani, Sebastian, Sevasti, Sevi) 7
ZINAIS (Zinais) 7
KALLIOPI (Kalliope, Kaliopi, Popi) 8
NAFKRATIS (Nafkratis) 8
RODANTHI (Rodanthi, Rozanthi) 9
Nefeli* 10
BARTHOLOMEOS (1) (Bartholomeus)

Barnabas (Saint Barnabas)

11
LUKE Simferoupolis (2) (Loukas, Loska, Loskas, Lucas, Luke) 11
VARNAVAS (Varnavas) 11
ONOUFRIOS (Onoufrios) 12
TRIFILIOS (Trifillios, Trifilios) 13
ELISSAIOS (Elisaios, Elisso, Eliso) 14
NEFON (Nefon) 14
ACHAICUS

AFGOUSTINOS (Afgoustinos, Afgoustos, Augoustos, Avgoustis, Avgoustinos, Avgoustos)

15
15
AVGOUSTA (Avgousta) 15
IERONYMOS (Ieronymos, Jeronymo) 15
LIVYI (Livyi, Lybia) 15
MONICA (Monika, Monique, Mona) 15
ORTANSIA (Ortansia, Hortisia)

Stephen (Saint Stephen)

15
TICHON (Tychon) 16
FELIX (1) (Felix) 17
ISMAIL (Ismail) 17
Athanasius

ERASMOS (Erasmos)

18
LEONTIOS (Leontios) 18
PAISIOS (Paisios) 19
ZOSIMOS (Zosimos, Zosimus) 19
KALLISTOS (Kallistos, Kalistos)

Jude (Saint Jude)

19
METHODIOS (Methodius) 20
AFRODISIOS (Afrodisios)

Korenna, Kori, Korina, Korinos*

Triada*

21
EFSEVIOS (1) (Evsevios, Evsevia) 22
ZINAS (Zinas) 22
AGRIPPINA (Agrippina) 23
ARISTOKLIS (Aristoklis) 23
LOULOU (Loulou) 23
BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST (Ayiou Ioanni Baptisti) 24
EROTAS (Erotas) 25
FEVRONIA (Phevronia) 25
David (1)

MAKARIOS (Makarios)

Jude (Saint Jude)

26
Joanna (Saint Joanna)

PIERRE (Pierion, Pierro, Pierre, Pieris)

All Saints*

27
ANARGYROS (1) (Anargyros, Anargyri) 28
GERMANOS (Germanos) 28
PAVLOS (Pavlos, Paul, Pavlina) 29
PETER (Petros, Peter, Paul, Petroula, Petrina, Petras, Petrakis, Petrinos, Petria, Petra) 29
APOSTOLOS (1) (Apostolis, Apostolos, Tolis, Lea, Lia, Apostolina, Polina) 30
MELITON (Meliton) 30



JULY 2021

Name Date
ANARGYROS (2) (Anargyros, Anargyri) 1
COSMAS (1) (Kosmas) 1
DAMIANOS (1) (Damianos, Damian) 1
MAVRIKIOS (2) (Mavrikios, Maurice) 1
No Name Day 2
ANATOLIOS 3
YAKINTHOS 3
ZOUMBOULIA (Zoumboulia) 3
No Name Day 4
LAMPADOS 5
LYKIOS 6
SATYROS 6
KYRIAKI (Kyriake, Kyriakos, Kyriaki, Kiriaki, Kiki, Kitsa, Korina, Kitsos, Sundy, Domenica, Dominica, Cyriaca, Kyriaca, Ria, Iria, Ia) 7
PROKOPIS 8
THEOFILOS (Theofilos, Theofilitsa, Filio) 8
PAGRATIOS (2) (Pagratios, Pagratia) 9
AMALIA 10
EFIMIA (1) (Efemia, Efimia) 11
OLGA 11
VERENIC (Verenike, Vereniki, Verenica) 12
VERONICΑ (Veronike, Veroniki, Veronica, Berenice) 12
ILIOFOTOS (Heliofotos) 13
SARAH (1) (Sarah) 13
AKYLAS (Akylas) 14
NIKODIMOS (Nikodemos, Nikodimos) 14
JULITTA (Ioulitta) 15
KIRIKOS (Kerykos, Kirykos) 15
VLADIMIR (Vladimiros) 15
No Name Day 16
ALEXANDRA (Alexis, Alexandra, Sandra, Sander) 17
ALIKI (Alix, Aliki, Alice, Alisia, Alicia, Alysia, Alika, Adelaide) 17
MARINA (Marena, Marinos) 17
EMILIANOS (Emilianos) 18
DIAS (Dias, Zeus) 19
GARYFALLIA (Garyfallia) 19
MAKRINA (Makrena) 19
ELIAS (Elias, Ilias, Eliana, Liana) 20
No Name Day 21
MAGDALINI (2) (Magdalena, Magdalene, Magdalini, Markella, Magda) 22
MARKELLA (Markela) 22
MARYLENA (Marylena, Maryelena) 22
MENELAOS (Menelaos, Meneleus, Menelaus, Menele, Mauvier) 22
No Name Day 23
ATHINAGORAS (Athinagoras)

Boris (Romanos)

24
CHRISTINA (1) (Christina, Christy, Chris, Christyne) 25
ANAIS (1) (Anais) 25
ANN (2) (Anna, Annita, Anneta, Hanna) 25
EFPRAKSIA (Efpraxia) 25
OLYMPIAS (Olimpias, Olimpiada) 25
ERMOLAOS (Hermolaos, Hermolia, Ermolia, Lia) 26
ERSI (Erse, Ersi) 26
OREOZILI (Oreozili, Oreozeeli) 26
PARASKEVI (Paraskevee, Paraskevi, Evi, Evita, Vivian, Vivi, Vetti, Veti) 26
PANTELIS (Panteleimonas, Pantelis) 27
AFXENTIOS (Afxentios) 28
AKAKIOS (Akakios, Kahi, Kaki) 28
DROSOS (2) (Drosos) 28
DROSOULA (2) (Drosoula, Drosis, Drosida) 28
HRYSOVALANTOU (Chrisovalantis, Chrysovalantou) 28
IRINI (2) (Eirene, Eirini, Irene, Irini) 28
TIMON (Timon, Timos) 28
KALLINIKOS (Kalinikos)

Mary Magdalene Feast Day

29
THEODOTI (Theodoti) 29
ADRONIKOS (2) (Andronikos, Androniki) 30
SILAS, SILOUANOS (Silouanos) 30
EVDOKIMOS (Evdokimos) 31
FREIDERIKI (Freideriki, Frederiki, Frideriki) 31
FREIDERIKOS (Freiderikos, Frederic, Frederich, Friderikos) 31
JOSEF (2) (Iosif, Sifis) 31

 NAME DAYS

AUGUST 2021

Name Date
EFKLEOS (Efkleos) 1
ELESA (Elesa, Elessa) 1
MARKELOS (2) (Markelos) 1
SOLOMONI (Solomoni) 1
JUSTINIANOS (Justinianos) 2
OLIMPIOS (Olimpios, Olympios) 3
SALOMI (Salomi) 3
EKSAKOUSTODIANOS (Exakoustodianos, Xakoustos, Ksakoustos, Xakousti, Ksakousti) 4
MAXIMILIAN (Maximilian) 4
NONA (Nonna, Nona) 5
EVMORFIA (Emmy) 6
MORFOULA (Morfoula) 6
SOTIRIS (Sotiria, Sotiris) 6
ASTERIOS (1) (Asterios, Asteris) 7
ASTERO (1) (Astero) 7
ASTRINI (Astrini, Astrinos, Asterini, Asterinos) 7
NIKANOR (Nikanor, Nikanoras) 7
TRIANTAFILIA (Triantafyllia, Rosa, Roza, Rose, Filia, Fili, Filio) 8
TRIANTAFILOS (Triantafyllos) 8
MATTHIAS 9
IPPOLYTOS (Ippolytos) 10
IRO (Iro, Hero) 10
IRON (Iron, Heron) 10
LAURA (Laura, Lora, Laurentia, Laurentina, Lauraine, Lawraine) 10
LAVRENTIOS (Laurentios, Laurens, Laurence) 10
EFPLOUS (Efplous) 11
PHOTIS (3) (Fotis, Fotios) 12
(no widely known nameday) 13
(no widely known nameday) 14
DESPOINA (2) (- for married women – Despoina, Deppy, Pipina, Despo, Pepi, Zepo) 15
ELONA (Elona) 15
GESTHIMANI (Gesthimani, Iesthimani, Gethsimani) 15
HELIOSTALAKTI (Heliostalakti) 15
KATHOLIKI (Katholiki, Catholic) 15
KRISTALO (Kristalo, Kristalia, Crystal, Krysta, Krista) 15
MARIETA (Marietta, Margeta, Margetina) 15
MARINIKI (Mariniki) 15
MARY (Maria – for married women, Mary, Maro, Marios, Mario, Mariori, Marika, Maroula, Maritsa, Margiori, Marigoula, Manio, Marietta, Marousa, Marsia, Marcy) 15
MIREILLE (Mireille, Mirella, Myrella) 15
PANAGIOTIS (Panayotis, Panagiotis, Panos, Panikos, Panagiota, Pani, Tota, Toula) 15
PRESVEIA (Presvia) 15
SYMELA (Simela, Symela, Soymela, Soumela) 15
THEOTOKIS (Theotokia, Theotokea) 15
ALKIVIADIS (Alkis) 16
APOSTOLOS (2) (Apostolis, Apostolos, Tolis, Lea, Lia, Apostolina, Polina) 16
DIOMIDIS (Diomedes, Diomidis) 16
GERASIMOS (1) (Gerasimos, Yerasimos) 16
SARANTIS (Sarantis, Sarantos) 16
SERAPHIM (2) (Serafeim, Serafim) 16
STAMATIA (2) (Stamatia, Matoula, Mato, Stamela, Stamatina, Stamata, Matina, Mata) 16
STAMATIS (2) (Stamatis, Stamos) 16
LEFKOTHEA (Lefkothea) 17
MIRON (Myron, Myra, Mirka) 17
STRATON (Straton, Stratos) 17
ARSENIOS (1) (Arsenios, Arsenis, Arsina) 18
FLOROS (1) (Floros, Flora) 18
LAVROS (Lavros) 18
(no widely known nameday) 19
ILIODOROS (Iliodoros, Iliodora, Heliodora, Eldora, Eleadora, Eleodora, Elda) 20
SAMUEL (Samouel, Samuel, Sam) 20
THEOHARIS (2) (Theoharis, Theoharoula, Haroula) 20
Saint Thaddeus 21
AGATHONIKOS (Agathonikos) 22
THEOPREPIOS (Theoprepios) 22
MALAMATI (1) (Malamati, Mala, Malamatenia, Matina) 23
AITOLIA (Etolia) 24
EFTIHIS (2) (Eftychios, Eftyhia, Eftyhis) 24
BARTHOLOMEOS (2) (Bartholomeus) 25
TITOS (2) (Titos) 25
ADRIANI (Adriane, Adriani ) 26
ADRIANOS (Adrianos, Adrian) 26
NATALIA (Nathalia, Natalia) 26
ARCADIA (Arcadia, Arkadia) 27
ARCADIOS (Arcadios, Arkadios) 27
FANOURIOS (Phanourios) 27
LIBERIOS (Liberios, Liveris, Lyveris, Liverios, Liberis, Liberius) 27
OSIOS (Osios, Osia) 27
DAMON (Damon, Damonas) 28
ARKADIOS (Arkadios) 29
ALEXANDER (Alexis, Alex, Alexander, Alexandros, Alekos) 30
EVLALIOS (Evlalios, Evlalia, Eulalios) 30
FILAKAS (Filakas, Fylakas) 30
No Name Day 31

GREEK NAME DAYS

SEPTEMBER 2021

Name Date
ADAMANTIOS (Adamantios, Adamantia, Amanda) 1
AFRODITE (Afrodite, Fregia) 1
AKRIVI (Akrivee) 1
ANTIGONI (Antigone, Antigoni) 1
ASPASIA (Aspasia) 1
ATHINA (Athena, Athina) 1
CLEO (Clio) 1
CLEOPATRA (1) (Cleopatra, Kleopatra, Patra, Patroula, Cleo) 1
CORALIA (Koralia, Koralou) 1
DIAMANTO (Diamando, Adamandia, Ada) 1
DIONI (Dioni) 1
DODONI (Dodone) 1
EFTERPI (Evterpi) 1
ELPINIKI (Helpiniki) 1
ERASMIA (Erasmea) 1
ERATO (Erato) 1
HAIDO (Haido, Haideftos) 1
HARIKLIA (1) (Hariklia, Haroula) 1
ISMENE (Jasmin, Yasmin, Jasmeen, Yasmeen, Ismini) 1
JOSHUA (Joshua, Jesus of Navi) 1
KALLIROI (Kaliroi) 1
KALLISTI (Kalisti) 1
KLEONIKI (Kleonikos) 1
MANDO (Mando, Mandi, Manto) 1
MARGARET (1) (Margarita) 1
MARIANTHI (Marianthe) 1
MELETIOS (2) (Meletios, Meletis) 1
MELPOMENI (Melpmene) 1
MOSHO (Moshoula) 1
OURANIA (1) (Ourania, Urania, Rania) 1
PANDORA (Pandora) 1
PENELOPE (Pinelopi, Bilio) 1
POLIMNIA (Polimnia) 1
POLINIKI (Polynike, Polyniki, Polyna, Polina) 1
POLYTIMI (Polytimi, Timi) 1
RALLIA (Rallia) 1
RALLIS (Rallis, Ralis) 1
SAPFO (Sapho) 1
SIMEON (2) (Simeon) 1
TERPSIHORI (Terpsihori) 1
THALIA (Thalia) 1
THEANO (Theano) 1
THEONIMPHI (Theonymphi) 1
MAMAS (Mamas) 2
ANTHIMOS (Anthimos) 3
ARHONTIA (Arhontia) 3
ARHONTION (Arhontion) 3
ARISTEA (Aristea, Aristi) 3
ARISTION (Aristion, Aristeas) 3
PHEVOS (Pheevos, Foibos, Foivos, Foivi, Phoebe) 3
POLYDOROS (Polidoros) 3
HERMIONI (Ermione, Ermioni) 4
MOSES (Moisis, Moses) 4
OKEANIS (Okeanis, Oceanis) 4
OKEANOS (Okeanos, Oceanos) 4
ROSALIA (Rosalia) 4
ZAHARIAS (2) (Zachariah, Zechariah, Zacaria, Zacarias, Zacary, Zacharia, Zacharias, Zacharie, Zachary, Zachery, Zackerias, Zack, Zakarias, Zeke, Zaharias, Zacharoula, Zacharenia, Zaki, Zakisaharias, Zaharoula, Zaharenia, Zaki, Zakis)

ELIZABETH

5
EVDOXIOS (Evdoxios) 6
VIVOS (Vivos, Vivi) 6
CASIANI (Kasiani) 7
SOZON (Sozonas) 7
DESPOINA (3) (- for unmarried women in Chios island – Despoina, Deppy, Pipina, Despo, Pepi, Zepo) 8
GENETHLIOS (Genethlios) 8
NERATZIA (Neratzia) 8
SKIADENI (Skiadeni) 8
TSAMPIKA (Tsampika, Tsabika, Mika, Tsambikos) 8
JOAHIM (Ioakeim) 9
KIARAN (Kiaran, Kieran, Kyran, Ceran, Queran, Ciaran, Kiara) 9
ERASTI (Erasti) 10
ERASTOS (Erastos) 10
KLIMENTINI (Klimentini, Clementine) 10
KLIMIS (Klimis, Clement) 10
MINODORA (Minodora) 10
MITRODORA (Mitrodora) 10
NYMFODORA (Nymfodora) 10
POULCHERIA (Poulcheria) 10
EFROSYNOS (Efrosynos) 11
EVANTHIA (Evanthia, Evathia, Eve) 11
EVANTHIS (Evanthis) 11
THEODORA (Thodora, Theodora)
(no widely known nameday) 12
ARISTIDIS (Aristides, Aristeides, Aristeidis) 13
CORNELIUS (Kornelios, Kornilios, Kornelia) 13
STAVROS (Stavros, Stavroula, Steven) 14
THEOKLIS (Theoklis) 14
NIKITAS (Nikitas, Nikita) 15
VISARION (Visarion) 15
EFIMIA (2) (Efemia, Efimia) 16
LOUNTMILLA (Lountmilla, Loudmila) 16
MELINA (1) (Melina, Melitini, Melitina) 16
AGAPI (Agape, Agapi, Agapios) 17
AGATHOKLIS (Agathoklia, Agathoklea) 17
ELPIDA (Helpida) 17
OLIVIANOS (2) (Olivianos, Olvianos, Olivia) 17
PANTOLEON (Pantoleon) 17
PILEAS (Pilefs) 17
PISTI (Pisti) 17
SONIA (Sonia, Sonja) 17
SOPHIA (Sofia, Sonia, Fifi, Sofianos, Sofoula, Sofoulis) 17
ARIADNI (Ariadne, Ariadni, Ariana) 18
EVMENIS (Evmenis) 18
KASTOR (Kastor) 18
SAVATIOS (Savatios) 19
EFSTATHIOS (Evstathios, Stathis) 20
THEOPISTI (Theopisti) 20
JONAS (Jonas, Ionas, Ion)

Quadratus (Saint Quadratus)

21
LOIZOS (Loizos, Luis, Louis) 22
LOUISE (Louise, Louiza, Louisa, Lovisa) 22
PHOKAS (Fokas) 22
ZOGRAFIA (Zografia) 22
IRIS (Iris, Irida, Irais, Iraida, Rhais) 23
POLIXENI (Polyxena, Polyxene, Polyxeni, Xene, Xeni) 23
RAIS (Rais) 23
XANTHIPOS (Xanthipos, Xanthippos) 23
XANTHIPPI (Xanthippe, Xanthippi) www.xanthippe.gr 23
KOPROS (Kopros, Kopris) 24
MIRSINI (Mirsini, Mersa, Mirso, Amerisouda, Amersouda, Amerssa, Amersa) 24
MIRTO (Mirto) 24
PERSEFONI (Persephoni) 24
PERSIS (Persis, Persi) 24
THEKLA (Thekla) 24
EFROSINI (Efrosyne, Efrosini, Froso) 25
(no widely known nameday) 26
AKYLINI (Akylini, Akilina) 27
EPICHARIS (Epicharis, Epiharis, Epikharia) 27
KALLISTRATOS (Kallistratos) 27
ZINON (2) (Zenon, Zinon) 27
HARITON (Hariton) 28
KYRIAKOS (Kyriakos, Kiriakos) 29
STRATONIKOS (Stratonikos, Stratos, Stratis) 30

OCTOBER 2021

Name Date
ANANIAS (Ananias, Hananiah, Nino) 1
ROMANOS (Romanos, Romana, Romani) 1
THIRESIA (Theresea) 1
CYPRIANOS (Kiprianos) 2
IOUSTA (Iousta, Jousta) 2
JUSTINE (Justine, Ioustini) 2
DIONISIS (1) (Dionysius, Dionysis, Dionisos, Dionysios, Dionysos, Nionios, Denis, Dennis, Denise, Sissy) 3
IEROTHEOS (Ierotheos, Hierothus) 4
KALLISTHENIS (Kallisthenis) 4
VERINA (Verina, Vera) 4
HARITINI (Haritine, Haritini, Tina, Hara, Charitina) 5
EROTIIS (Erotiis) 6
THOMAS (1) (Thomas, Tom) 6
BAKHOS (Bakhos) 7
POLYCHRONIS (1) (Polychronios) 7
SERGIOS (Sergios, Sergio) 7
PELAGIA (Pelagia) 8
LOT (Lot) 9
EVLABIOS (Evlambios) 10
Phillip (Saint Phillip of the Seventy) 11
ANDROMAHI (Andromahi) 12
ANDROMAHOS (Andromahos) 12
VALANTIOS (Valantios) 12
AGATHONIKI (Agathoniki) 13
CHRYSI (2) (Chrysi) 13
FLORENTIA (Florentia, Florence, Dia) 13
FLORENTIOS (Florentios) 13
KARPOS (1) (Karpos) 13
GERVASIOS (Gervasios) 14
IGNATIOS (1) (Ignatios) 14
NAZARIOS (Nazarios) 14
LOUKIANOS (Loukianos, Lucian) 15
No Name Day 16
ANTIGONOS (Antigonos, Antigonus) 17
EFPREPIOS (Efprepeos) 17
LUKE (1) (Loukas, Loska, Loskas, Lucas, Luke) 18
MARINOS (2) (Marinos) 18
CLEOPATRA (2) (Cleopatra, Kleopatra, Patra, Patroula, Cleo) 19
FELIX (2) (Felix)

Varys (Saint Varys)

19
ARTEMIOS (Artemios, Artemis) 20
ARTEMIS (Artemis) 20
DIANA (Diana) 20
GERASIMOS (2) (Gerasimos, Yerasimos) 20
HENOE (Henoe, Enoe) 20
KERASIA (Kerasia) 20
MATRONA (2) (Matrona of Chios – Chiopolitissa) 20
CHRISTODOULOS (2) (Christodoulos) 21
EFKRATIS (Efkratis)

Hilaron (Saint Hilaron)

21
ORSALIA (Orsalia, Orsalina, Orsaline, Orsel, Orselina, Orseline, Orsola, Orssa) 21
SOCRATES (2) (Sokrates, Sokratis, Socrates) 21
URSULA (Ursula, Ursa) 21
AVERKIOS (Averkios, Abericus) 22
JACOB (2) (Iakovos, Jacob, Jakob) 23
SEVASTIANI (2) (Sebastiani, Sebastian, Sevasti, Sevi) 24
CHRYSANTHI (Crysanthi, Hrisanthi, Hrysanthi) 25
HRYSAPHIS (Chrysaphis, Chrisaphis) 25
DIMITRA (Dimitra, Dimitria, Dimi) 26
DIMITRIOS (1) (Demetris, Dimitris, Dimitrios, Jim, James, Mitros) 26
GLYKON (Glykon, Glykos) 26
LEPTINIS (Leptinis) 26
LOUPPOS (Louppos) 27
NESTOR (Nestor, Nestoras) 27
EVNIKI (Efnikee) 28
VILI (Vili, Villi, Vilia) 28
ABRAMIOS (Avramios, Abrahamios, Avramia)

Anastasia (Saint Anastasia)

29
MELINA (2) (Melina, Melitini, Melitina) 29
APOLLONIA (Apollonia) 30
ASTERIOS (2) (Asterios, Asteris) 30
ASTERO (2) (Astero) 30
KLEOPAS (Kleopas, Cleopas) 30
KRONOS (Kronos, Cronos) 30
MARKIANOS (Markianos) 30
TERTIOS (Tertios) 30
ZINOVIA (Zenovia, Zenovios, Zinovia, Zinovios, Zelina) 30
ZINOVIOS (Zinovios, Zenobia) 30
ABLIA (Amblia, Amblios) 31
APELLIS (Apelis) 31
ARISTOVOULOS (Aristovoulos)

Epimachus (Saint Epimachus)

31
NARKISOS (Narkisos) 31
STRATONIKI (Stratoniki) 31



NOVEMBER 2021

Name Date
ANARGYROS (3) (Anargyros, Anargyri) 1
COSMAS (2) (Kosmas) 1
DAMIANOS (2) (Damianos, Damian) 1
DAVID (2) (David) 1
DIONYSOS (Dionysos) 1
AKINDINOS (Akindinos, Acindinos, Acindinous, Akindinous, Acindinus, Akindinus) 2
AFTHONIOS (Afthonios, Aphthonios, Aphthonius) 2
ANEMPODISTOS (Anempodistos, Anebodistos, Anempodistus) 2
ELPIDIFOROS (Elpidiforos, Elpidoforos, Elpidiphorus, Elpidifora, Elpidofora, Elpidiphora) 2
PIGASOS (Pigasos, Pegasius, Pigasios, Pegasia, Pigasia) 2
No Name Day 3
ERMAIOS (Ermaios) 4
IOANIKIOS (Ioannikios) 4
EPISTIMI (Epistimi) 5
GALAKTION (Galaktion, Galatia) 5
LINOS (Linos) 5
SILVANOS (Silvanos, Silvana) 5
LEONARDO (Leonardo)

Paul (Saint Paul the Confessor)

6
ATHINODOROS (Athinodoros, Doris) 7
ERNEST (Ernest, Ernst, Earnest, Ernesto, Ernestus, Ernie, Erno, Ernestas, Ernests, Ernesti, Erno, Ernesta, Ernestine) 7
THEAGENIS (Theagenis) 7
THEMELIOS (Themelios, Themeli, Themelina) 7
ANGELOS (Angela, Angelos, Angelina, Angeliki) 8
EFSTRATIA (Efstratia, Evstratia) 8
GABRIEL (Gavriel) 8
GABRIELA (Gavriela, Arabella, Aravella, Aravela) 8
MATINA (Matina) 8
METAXIA (Metaxia, Taxoula) 8
MICHAEL (Mixalis, Michail, Michali, Michael) 8
MICHELLE (Michelle, Michaela, Mikela, Michalia, Mihalia) 8
RAPHAEL (2) (Rafael) 8
STAMATIA (3) (Stamatia, Matoula, Mato, Stamela, Stamatina, Stamata, Matina, Mata) 8
STAMATIS (3) (Stamatis, Stamos) 8
STRATIGOS (Stratigos, Stratigoula) 8
TAXIARHIS (Taxiarchis) 8
ELLADIOS (Helladios) 9
MAVRA (Mavra) 9
NEKTARIOS (Nektarios) 9
THEOKTISTI (Theoktisti) 9
ARSENIOS (2) (Arsenios, Arsenis, Arsina) 10
ARSINOE (Arsinoi) 10
IRODION (Rodion, Herodion, Herodias, Herodiada) 10
MILON (Milon) 10
ORESTIS (Orestis) 10
ORION (Orion) 10
RODIOS (Rodion, Rodios, Rodis, Rodos, Rodia, Rodoula, Rodita, Roza, Rozalia, Rozita, Rozina, Rozana) 10
SOSIPATROS (2) (Sosipatros, Sopatros, Patra) 10
DRAKON (Drako) 11
MINAS (Minas, Minais) 11
MINOS (Minos, Mina) 11
VICTOR (Viktoras) 11
VINCENT (Vikentios, Bikentios) 11
John (Saint John the Merciful) 12
DAMASKINOS (Damaskinos, Damaskini) 13
HRYSOSTOMOS (Chrysostomos) 13
GREGORY (2) (Grigoris, Grigorios, Gregory, Gregorios, Gregoris, Golis, Gregor) 14
PHILIP (Filippos, Philippos, Philip) 14
PHILIPIA (Philippia, Philippa, Filio, Phylis) 14
Eleutherius 15
IFIGENIA (Ifigenia) 16
MATHAIOS (Mathaios, Matthaios, Matthias) 16
GENADIOS (Genadios) 17
PLATO (Platonas, Platon) 18
No Name Day 19
DENAHIS (Denahis) 20
DESPOINA (1) (- for unmarried women – Despoina, Deppy, Pipina, Despo, Pepi, Zepo) 21
MARY (Maria – for unmarried women, Mary, Maro, Marios, Mario, Mariori, Marika, Maroula, Maritsa, Margiori, Marigoula, Marietta, Marousa, Marsia, Marcy) 21
SOULTANA (Soultana, Souzi) 21
VIRGINIA (Virginia) 21
CECILIA (Cecilia, Kikilia, Kekilia, Cecil) 22
PHILIMON (Filemon, Filimon, Filimonas) 22
VALERIOS (Valerios, Valerianos) 22
AMFILOHIOS (Amfilohios, Amfilohia) 23
ELENOS (Helenos) 23
No Name Day 24
CATHRINE (Aikaterine, Aikaterini, Katerina, Kaiti, Karen, Caren, Carin, Caron, Caronn, Carren, Carrin, Carron, Carryn, Caryn, Carynn, Carynne, Karan, Kari, Karin, Karna, Karon, Karren, Karrin, Karryn, Karyn, Kerran, Kerrin, Kerron, Kerrynn, Keryn, Kerynne) 25
MERCURIOS (Merkourios) 25
KYPARISIA (Kiparisia, Paresia, Sissy) 26
NIKON (Nikon) 26
STERGIOS (Stergios) 26
STILIANOS (Stelios, Stylianos, Stella, Stelia) 26
(no widely known nameday) 27
IRINARHOS (Eirenarhos, Irenarhos, Irinarhos) 28
FEDRA (Phaedra) 29
FEDROS (Phaedros) 29
FILOUMENI (Philoumenee, Filomeni) 29
FILOUMENOS (Philoumenos, Filomenos) 29
ANDREW (Andreas, Andrea, Andrew) 30



DECEMBER 2021

Name Date
ARETI (Areti, Aretousa) 1
JACOB (Jacob) 1
NAOUM (Naoum, Naoumis, Naouma, Naomi) 1
PHILARETOS (Filaretos, Philareti, Filareti) 1
THEOKLITOS (Theoklitos) 1
MEROPI (Meropee, Myropee) 2
SOLOMON (Solomon, Solomontas) 2
GLYKERIOS (Glykerios) 3
BARBARA (Barbara, Varvara) 4
SERAPHIM (3) (Serafeim, Serafim) 4
DIOGENES (Diogenes, Diogenis) 5
SAVVAS (Savvas, Savas) 5
NIKOLETA (Nikoletta) 6
NIKOLINA (Nikolina) 6
NIKOS (1) (Nikolaos, Nikoleta, Nikos, Nicholas, Nicolas, Nick) 6
AMVROSIOS (Amvrosios, Ambrosius) 7
PATAPIOS (Patapios) 8
ANN (1) (Anna, Annita, Anneta, Aneza) 9
ANAIS (1) (Anais) 9
No Name Day 10
No Name Day 11
SPIRIDON (Spiros, Spyridon, Spyros, Spyridoula)

Aaron*

Abraham*

Adam*

Danae, Danai, Dan*

David*

Debora*

Esther*

Eve*

Iov, Iovia*

Isaac*

Melhisedeh, Melchizedek*

Noah*

Rachel*

Rebecca*

Ruben*

Sarah, Sara*

12
ARIS (1) (Aris) 13
EFSTRATIOS (Evstratios, Stratos) 13
IOUBENALIOS (Ioubenalios, Jouvenalious) 13
LUCY (Loukia) 13
Aaron* 13
Abraham* 13
Adam* 13
Danae, Dan* 13
David* 13
Debora* 13
Esthir* 13
Eve* 13
Iov, Iovia, Job, Job * 13
Isaac * 13
Melhisedeh, Melchizedek * 13
Noah * 13
Rachel * 13
Rebecca* 13
Ruben* 13
Sara, Sarah* 13
LEFKI (Lefkios, Lefki)

Phillip

14
Anthea 15
Elefterios, Eleftheria 15
Sosana 15
Silvia 15
Modestos 16
THEOFANO 16
DANIEL (Daniel, Danielle) 17
DIONISIS (2) (Dionysius, Dionysis, Dionisos, Dionysios, Dionysos, Nionios, Denis, Dennis, Denise, Sissy) 17
IAKHOS (Iakhos) 17
FLOROS (2) (Floros, Flora) 18
SEBASTIANOS (2) (Sevastianos, Sebastian)

ZOE

18
AGLAIA (Aglaia) 19
ARIS (2) (Aris) 19
IGNATIOS (2) (Ignatios) 20
JULIA (2) (Juliana, Iouliani, Ioulia, Julia, Jule, Julie, Jouliani) 21
THEMISTOKLIS (2) (Themistokles, Themistoklis, Themistokleus) 21
ANASTASIA (Anastasia) 22
NATASA (Natasa, Tesa, Tasa, Tatia, Sia) 22
ZOILOS (Zoilos) 22
NIFON (Nifon, Nefon) 23
Saint Ahmet the Calligrapher (Christian Martyr) 24
EVGENIA (Efgenia, Evyenia, Eugenia) 24
BALTASAR (Baltaser, Baltazar) 25
BETHLEHEM (Bethlehem) 25
CHRISTINA (2) (Christina, Christy, Chris, Christyne, Christoli) 25
CHRISTOS (Christos, Christis) 25
CHRYSTALLA (Chrystalla, Hrystalla, Chrystalia) 25
EMMANOUELA (1) (Emmanouela) 25
EMMANUEL (1) (Emmanouil, Manolis, Manuella, Emma) 25
GASPAR (Gaspar) 25
HRISAVGI (Chrysavgi, Chrisavgi) 25
HRISOULA (Chrisoula, Chrysoula, Celia) 25
HRYSA (Chrysa, Hrisa) 25
MELHIOR (Melhior) 25
CONSTANTIOS (Costantios, Kostantios, Costantina, Kostantina, Dia) 26
EMMANOUELA (2) (Emmanouela) 26
EMMANUEL (2) (Emmanouil, Manolis, Manuella, Emma) 26
PANAGIOTIS (Panayotis, Panagiotis, Panos, Panagiota, Panikos)

Joseph (Joseph, Joe)

26
MAVRIKIOS (1) (Mavrikios, Maurice) 27
STEPHANOS (Stefanos, Stephania, Steven, Stefania, Stephen, Stevan, Stevenson, Stevon, Stevyn, Steve, Stefan, Stephan, Steffen, Stefon)

Theodore (Theo, Ted, Teddy)

27
DOMNA (Domna) 28
MYGDONIOS (Mygdonios) 28
THEOFILI (Theofili, Theofilitsa, Filio) 28
ANISIOS (Anisios) 30
FILETAIROS (Filetairos) 30
GIDEON (Gideon, Gideone, Gidi, Gidon, Hedeon) 30
JOSEF (3) (Iosif, Sifis) 30
MELANY (Melania, Melany, Melanie) 31

January 1 – New Year’s Day – Vasileios (Vasilis) – Vaso

January 6 – Theofania (Epiphany) – Fotis, Fotoula

January 7 – Ioannis – Ioanna or Yannis – Yanna

January 10 – Grigorios

January 11 – Theodosios

January 17 – Antonios

January 18 – Athanasios& Kurillos

January 20 – Eythimios

January 26 – Xenofontas

February 1 – Trifonas

February 8 – Zaharias

February 9 – Nikiforos

February 10 – Charalampos or Mpampis

February 17 – Theodoros

March 1 – Eudokia

March 16 – Xristodoulos

March 21 – Iakovos

March 25, Annunciation Day – Evangelos or Vangelis, Evangelia or Vangelio or Eva

April 23 – Georgios (Yorgos) – Georgia. If this name day is during the Easter Lent, then it is moved to the second day after Easter.

May 4 – Pelagia

May 5 – Eirini

May 9 – Christoforos

May 10 – Simonos

May 21 – Kostas (Konstantinos), Eleni

July 1 – Kosmas, Damianos

July 3 – Iakinthos (the Cretan Saint Valentine)

July 7 – Kiriaki

July 8 – Theofilos

July 11 – Olga

July 17 – Marina

July 20 – Elias (Ilias)

July 26 – Paraskevi

August 15 – Assumption Day – Maria – Marios

August 24 – Kosmas

August 25 – Titos

August 30 – Alexandros

September 1 – Simeon

September 14 – Stavros – Stavroula

September 15 – Nikitas

September 29 – Kiriakos

November 8 – Michalis, Angelos – Angela, Angeliki

November 9 – Nektarios

November 11 – Minas

November 14 – Filippos

November 16 – Mathaios

November 25 – Aikaterini (Katerina)

November 26 – Stilianos, Stelios – Stela

November 30 – Andreas

December 4 – Varvara

December 5 – Savvas

December 6 – Nikolaos, Nikos

December 9 – Anna

December 12 – Spiridon, Spiros

December 15 – Eleftherios, Lefteris

December 25 – Christmas Day, Manolis – Emmanouela

December 27 – Stefanos

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