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GREEK NAME DAYS

Every day of the year is dedicated to the memory of a Saint or a martyr from the Holy Bible and Holy Tradition. This day carries the name of the Saint. When someone is named after a Saint, there is a big celebration on his/her name day. In Greece, name days are usually more important than birthdays. Gifts are given, festive meals and desserts are prepared, and special preparations are made for an open house. Usually, name days are on the same date, every year. These are the non-floating name days. There are some "floating" name days though, that every year are on a different date.

Those who are not named after a saint have a party on All Saints' Day, 8 weeks after Easter.

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

January 1 - New Year's Day - Agios Basileios, Vassilis (Basil)
January 6 - Theofania, Theofanis, Fotis, Fanis, Fotini
January 7 - Synaksi Ioannos, Ioannis, Yannis, Giannis (John)
January 8 - Dominikis
January 10 - Grigorios Nussis
January 11 - Theodosios, Thodoris (Theodore)
January 17 - Antonios, Antonia, Antonis (Anthony)
January 18 - Athanasios & Kurillos, Thanassis
January 19 - Makarios
January 20 - Eythimios, Thimios
January 21 - Maximos, Massimos/ Neofytos / Agnis (Agnes)
January 22 - Anastasios / Timothetos, Tassos
January 23 - Agathagellos
January 24 - Xenis, Xeni
January 25 - Grigorios Theologos / Margarita, Grigoris, Grigorios (Gregory)
January 26 - Xenofontos
January 29 - Ignatios
January 30 - Trion Ierarxon
January 31 - Kyros & Ioannos Aaron
 
February 1 - Tryfonos
February 2 - Ypapanti tos Sotiros
February 5 - Agathis (Agatha)
February 6 - Voskolos / Fotios
February 7 - Parthenios
February 8 - Zaxarios / Theod. Stratilatos
February 9 - Nikiforos
February 10 - Haralampous, Zinonos, Haralambos, Hara, Hariklia, Haroula
February 11 - Vasios
February 12 - Meletios
February 13 - Akula & Priskillis (Priscilla)
February 14 - Ayxentios, Valentini, St. Valentine
February 15 - Eusevios, Eusebios
February 17 - Theodoros Tironos / Poulcherias
February 18 - Leontos Romis
February 20 - Agathonos / Vissarionos
February 22 - Anthi (Anthea)
February 23 - Polykarpos
February 23 - Nestoros
February 25 - Tarasios
February 26 - Porfyros, Sevastianos (Sebastian), Fotini
 
March 1 - Marias Aigyptias, Efdokias / Tis Tyrofagos
March 2 - Efthalias
March 3 - Kleonikos
March 5 - Kononos
March 7 - Laurentios (Laurens)
March 8 - Theofylaktos
March 16 - Xristodosios
March 17 - Alexios, Alexia, Alexis (Alex)
March 18 - Kyrillos
March 19 - Xrysanthos, Chrisantos
March 21 - Iakovos (Jacob)
March 25 - Evagelismos tis Theotokos, Evagelos, Eva, Vangelis
March 27 - Ilarionos, Lydia
March 31 - Ypatios
 

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

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

## Giorgos' nameday is on April 23, unless this is Easter Sunday. Then it is celebrated on the first Monday after Easter Sunday.

May 2 - Zoodochos Pigis
May 3 - Timotheos (Timothy, Tim)
May 5 - Eirinis, Irini (Irene)
May 6 - Serafim
May 7 - Akakios
May 9 - Christoforos (Chris)
May 10 - Simonos (Simon)
May 11 - Kyrillos & Methodos
May 13 - Sergios, Glykerias, Glykeria (Sergio)
May 15 - Paxomios
May 17 - Andronikos
May 18 - Ioulias, Ioulia (Julia, July, Julie)
May 19 - Menandrios
May 21 - Konstantinos & Elenis, Konstantinos, Kostas, Thina, Kostathina, Eleni (Helen, Tina, Dina)
May 27 - Ioannos Rosos
May 28 - Tis Analipseos
May 29 - Theodosias
May 30 - Isaakios (Isaac)
 
June 2 - Nikiforos
June 4 - Marthas & Marias, Martha
June 5 - Dorotheos (Dorothea, Dorothy)
June 7 - Sevastianis (Sebastian)
June 8 - Kalliopis
June 11 - Vartholomaios, Varnava (Barbara)
June 19 - Paisios
June 22 - Zinonos
June 29 - Petros & Paulos, Petros, Pavlos (Peter, Paul, Pavel)
June 30 - Synaksi ton 12 Apostolon, Apostolis, Apostolos
 

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

July 1 - Kosma & Damianos (Damian)
July 3 - Yakinthos
July 7 - Kuriakis, Kiriaki
July 8 - Theofilos, Prokopios
July 9 - Pagratios
July 11 - Eufimias, Olgas (Olga)
July 12 - Veronikis (Veronica)
July 14 - Nikodimos
July 16 - Athinogenoss
July 17 - Marinas, Marina
July 18 - Aimilianos (Emile)
July 20 - Profiti Elia, Ilias
July 22 - Marias Magdalinis, Magdalini, Magda, Magdalena, Lena
July 26 - Parakseuis
July 27 - Panteleimonos, Pantelis
July 29 - Kallinikos
July 31 - Iosif Arimatheias, Iosif, Sifi
 
August 6 - Sotiris, Sotiria
August 7 - Asterios, Asteria
August 15 - Assumption Day - Koimisis tis Theotokos, Maria, Despina, Thespina, Marios
August 24 - Kosma tos Aitolos
August 26 - Andrianos & Natalias, Adrianos, Nathalia, Natalia (Adrian)
August 27 - Fanourios, Fanouria
August 30 - Alexandros, Alexandra
(Alexandra, Sandra, Sander, Alexander)
September 1 - Simeon
September 3 - Anthimos
September 4 - Moisi, Ermionis
September 5 - Zaxarios, Zacharias
September 8 - Gennisi tis Theotokos
September 9 - Ioakeim & Annis
September 11 - Evathia (Eve)
September 13 - Kornilios, Aristeidos, Kornilia
September 14 - Ypsosi tos Timios Stauros, Stavros (Steven)
September 15 - Nikita
September 16 - Eyfimias
September 17 - Sofias, Pisteos, Agapis, Elpidas, Sofia, Agapi, Elpida
September 18 - Eumenios, Ariadnis (Ariadne)
September 20 - Eustathios, Stathis
September 22 - Fokas
September 23 - Sullipsi Prodromos
September 24 - Theklas, Thekla
September 25 - Eyfrosinis
September 26 - Metastasi Ioannos Euaggelistos
September 27 - Kallistratos
September 29 - Kuriakos, Kiriakos
 

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

October 1 - Ananios / Pomanos Melodos
October 2 - Kuprianos / Iosstiounis
October 3 - Dionisios Aeropagitos, Dionisos
October 4 - Ierotheos
October 5 - Xaritinis
October 6 - Thoma (Thomas, Tom)
October 7 - Poluxronios
October 8 - Pelagias, Pelagia
October 9 - Iakovos (Jakob)
October 10 - Eulampios
October 15 - Loskianos
October 18 - Loska, Loskas (Lucas, Luke)
October 19 - Kleopatras
October 20 - Artemios / Gerasimos Kefallinias, Yerasimos
October 21 - Sokratous, Sokrates, Sokratis
October 23 - Iakovos (Jacob)
October 24 - Sevastianis (Sebastian)
October 26 - Dimitrios Myrovlitos, Dimitris, Dimitrios, Dimitria (Jim, James)
October 27 - Nestoros
October 28 - Agias Skepis
October 30 - Zinovios
 
November 1 - Ag. Anarron/ Kosma & Damianos, Anargiros, Argiris, Kosmas, Damianos (Damian)
November 8 - Mixael & Gavriel, Mixalis, Michail, Michali, Angelos, Stamatis, Stamos (Michael, Angelo, Gabriel)
November 9 - Nektarios
November 11 - Mina / Viktoros (Victor)
November 13 - Ioannos Xrysostomos
November 14 - Filippos, Philippos (Philip)
November 16 - Mathaios (Matthias)
November 18 - Platonos
November 21 - Eisodia tis Theotokos, Despina, Maria (unmarried)
November 22 - Filimonos
November 25 - Merkourios / Aikaterinis, Katerina (Catherine)
November 26 - Stulianos, Stella, Stelios, Stylianos
November 27 - Nathanail
November 30 - Andrea, Andreas (Andrew, Andre)
 
December 1 - Theoklitos
December 2 - Muropis
December 4 - Varvaras, Barbara
December 5 - Savva, Savas
December 6 - Nikolaos, Nikos
December 7 - Amvrosios, Ambrosius
December 9 - Agias Annis, Anna
December 12 - Spuridonos, Spiros
December 13 - Eustratios / Loskias, Stratos, Stratis, Lukia
December 15 - Eleutherios, Elefterios, Lefteris
December 17 - Daniel / Dionysios Zakunthos, Dionysos
December 18 - Sevastianos & Zois
December 19 - Aglaias
December 20 - Ignatios
December 21 - Themistokleous, Ioulia, Julia, Julie
December 22 - Anastasias, Anastasia
December 24 - Eugenias, Evyenia
December 25 - Christmas Day, Christos, Chrisa, Chrisanthi, Christina
December 26 - Emmanouil / Synaksi Theotokos, Manolis, Manuella, Emma
December 27 - Stefanos, Stephania (Steven, Stephan, Stefania)
M = male  F = female             ALPHABETICAL LISTING

A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P R S T V X Y Z

A

Achillios M May 15
Agape F September 17
Agapios M January 11
Agapitos M February 18
Agathangelos M January 23
Agathe F February 5
Agathodoros M October 13
Agathon M February 20
Agathonikos M August 22
Aggelos M November 8
Aglaia F December 19
Agne F January 21
Aikaterini M November 25
Aimilianos M August 8
Akakios M March 31
Akakios M May 7
Akindynos M November 2
Akylas M July 14
Akyline F June 13
Akyline F April 7
Alcebiades M August 16
Alexandra F August 30
Alexandros M August 30
Alexios, Alexis M March 17
Alphaios M October 9
Ambrosios M December 7
Ananios M October 1
Anargyros, Argyris M November 1
Anastasia F December 22
Anastasios M January 22
Anatolios M July 3
Andreas M November 30
Andrianos M August 26
Andronikos M July 30
Andronikos M May 17
Anna F December 9
Anthe F February 22
Anthimos M September 3
Anthouse F August 22
Antigone F September 1
Antipas M April 11
Antipatros M June 13
Antonis, Antonios M January 17
Antononine F June 10
Aphrodisios M June 21
Apollon M June 5
Apollonios M July 23
Apostolos, Apostolis M June 30
Archelaos M March 5
Archippos M November 22
Aretha F October 24
Ariadne F September 18
Aristarchos M September 27
Aristeides M September 13
Aristoboulos M March 15
Aristokles M June 23
Arsenios M January 19
Artemios M October 20
Asclepios M February 27
Aspasia F September 9
Asterios M August 7
Athanasios M January 18
Athena F September 1
Athenagoras M July 24
Athinogenes M July 16
Attalos M June 6
Augoustinos M June 16
Aurention M August 10
Autonomos M September 12
Auxentios M January 25
Auxentios M February 14
Avraam M October 9

B

Babylas M January 24
Bacchos M October 7
Badimos M April 9
Baia F April 28
Barbara F December 4
Barsos M October 15
Basileios M January 1
Basiliskos M March 3
Basse F August 21
Benediktos M March 14

C

Charalampos M February 10
Charitine F October 5
Chariton M September 3
Chionia F April 16
Christina F July 24
Christodoulos M March 16
Christoforos M May 9
Christos M December 25
Chrysa F December 25
Chrysanthe F December 25
Chrysanthos M March 19
Chrysostomos M November 13

D

Damaris F October 3
Damianos M July 1
Daniel M December 17
Dareia F March 19
David M June 26
Despina F August 15
Dias M July 19
Dimitra, Demeter F October 26
Dimitrios, Dimitris M October 26
Dina F May 21
Dinos M May 21
Diodoros M June 13
Diogenes M December 5
Diomides M August 28
Dionysios, Dionysis M October 3
Dometianos M January 10
Dominike F January 8
Domnine F October 4
Dorotheos M June 5

E

Efraim M January 28
Eirene F May 5
Eleutherios M December 15
Elias, Ilias M July 20
Elpida F September 17
Elpidophoros M November 2
Emmanouel M December 26
Epifanios M May 12
Episteme F November 5
Erastes M November 10
Eroteis F October 6
Euagelos M March 25
Euanthia F September 11
Euboule F March 29
Eudokia F March 3
Eudokia F January 31
Eudokimos M October 5
Eudoxia F March 1
Eufimia F July 11
Eufimias M September 16
Eufrosyne F September 25
Eugenia F December 24
Eugenios M January 21
Eulampios M October 10
Eumenios M September 18
Eupsychios M April 9
Euschemon M March 14
Eusevios M February 15
Eustathios M September 20
Eustratios M January 9
Eustratios M December 13
Euthalia F March 2
Euthasia F January 12
Euthymios M January 20
Eutropios M March 3
Eutychios M April 6
Evangelia, Eva F March 25

F

Fanourios, Fanouris M August 27
Faustos M July 16
Fevronia F June 25
Flavianos M February 16
Floros M August 18
Fokas M September 22
Fotios M February 6

G

Gabriel M July 13
Galaktion M November 5
Gavriel M November 8
Gerasimos M October 20
Gerbasios M October 14
Giorgos M April 23
Glafyra F April 26
Glykeria F May 13
Gordios M January 3
Gregorios, Gregoris M January 25

H

Hara, Hariklia F February 10
Helene, Helena F May 21
Heliodoros M November 19
Helladios M May 27
Heracles M April 10
Herakleios M May 18
Hermaios M November 4
Hermeios M May 31
Hermes M April 8
Hermione F September 4
Hermocrates M July 26
Hermogenes M December 10
Hermolaos M July 26
Hermylos M January 13
Herodion M March 28
Hesychios M March 2
Hilarion M June 6
Hilarios M July 12
Horentios M June 25
Hypatios M June 18

I

Iakinthos M July 3
Iakovos M January 28
Ianouarios M April 21
Ierotheos M October 4
Ignatios M December 20
Ioakeim M September 9
Ioanna F June 27
Ioannikos M November 4
Ioannis M January 7
Ioel M October 19
Ionas M March 28
Iosif M July 31
Ioudas M June 19
Ioulia M May 18
Iouliane F August 17
Ioulianos M June 21
Ioulitte F July 15
Iounia F May 17
Ioustinos M June 1
Ioustioune F October 2
Isaakios M May 30
Isauros M June 17
Isidoros M February 4

K

Kallinike F March 22
Kallinikos M July 29
Kalliope F June 8
Kalliopios M April 7
Kallistratos M September 27
Karpos M October 13
Kassianos M February 28
Katerina, Katina F November 25
Kerykos M July 15
Klaudios M April 5
Klementos M January 23
Kleonikos M March 3
Kleopatra F October 19
Kleops M October 30
Konon M March 5
Konstantina F May 21
Konstantinos, Kostas M May 21
Kordatos M March 10
Kornelios M September 13
Kosmas M July 1
Kreskentos M April 15
Kyprianos M October 2
Kyriake, Kiki F July 7
Kyriakos M September 29
Kyrillos M March 18
Kyros M January 8

L

Laurentios M August 28
Lauros M August 18
Lazaros M November 7
Lazaros M April 23
Lefteris M December 15
Lena F July 22
Leon M August 18
Leonidas M April 15
Leontios M May 14
Loukas M October 18
Loukia F December 13
Loukianos M October 15
Loukillianos M June 3
Loukios M August 20
Lydia F May 20

M

Maertinianos M February 13
Magdalene, Magda, Magdalena F July 22
Makarios M January 19
Malachios M January 3
Mandelios M August 16
Manolis, Manos M December 26
Manouel M June 17
Margarita F January 25
Maria, Maro F August 15
Marina F July 17
Marinos M October 18
Marios M August 15
Markella F July 22
Markellos M August 14
Markianos M February 17
Markina F July 19
Markos M April 25
Maron M February 14
Martha F June 4
Martinos M April 13
Martyrios M October 25
Matrone F March 27
Matthaios M November 16
Maximos M January 21
Melane F December 31
Meletios M February 12
Melitine F May 28
Melodos M October 1
Menandrios M May 19
Menas M December 10
Menodora F September 10
Merkourios M November 25
Mertios M January 12
Methodios M May 11
Metrodora F September 10
Metrophanes M June 4
Michaios M August 14
Michalis, Michael M November 8
Minas M November 11
Mokios M May 11
Moses M August 28
Myron M August 17
Myrope F December 2

N

Naoum M December 1
Natalia F August 26
Nathanael M April 22
Nazarios M October 14
Nearchos M April 22
Neilos M November 12
Nektarios M November 9
Neofytos M January 21
Nestor M October 27
Nikandros M June 5
Nike F April 25
Nikiforos M June 2
Nikitas M September 15
Nikodemos M July 14
Nikolaos, Nikos M December 6
Nymphodora F September 10

O

Olga F July 11
Olympas M November 10
Olympia F July 26
Onesiomos M February 15
Onesiphoros M November 9
Onoufrios M June 12
Orestes M December 13

P

Pachomios M May 15
Pafnoutios M April 19
Pagkratios M February 9
Paisios M June 19
Palladios M January 28
Pamfilos M February 16
Panayotis, Panagiotis M August 15
Panteleimon, Pantelis M July 27
Papylos M October 13
Parakseue M July 26
Parthenios M March 24
Patrikios M May 19
Pavle F June 3
Pavlos M June 29
Pegasios M November 2
Pege F May 10
Pelagia F October 8
Perpetua F February 1
Petros M June 29
Phaedros M November 29
Phane F January 6
Phanis M January 6
Philemon M November 22
Philippas M April 19
Philippos M November 14
Philothee F February 19
Philotheos M September 15
Phoebe F September 3
Photine F February 26
Photis M January 6
Pige F May 2
Piste F September 17
Platon M November 18
Poimen M August 27
Polychronios M October 7
Polyeuktos M January 9
Polykarpos M February 23
Porfyrios M February 26
Poulcheria M February 17
Priskilla F February 13
Probos M October 12
Prodromos M September 23
Prokle F October 27
Proklos M July 12
Prokopios M July 8
Pyrrhos M June 1

R

Reginos M February 25
Rodion M November 10
Romanos M October 1
Roufos M April 8

S

Sabbatios M September 19
Sabbinos M March 16
Sabinos M October 15
Sampson M June 27
Samuel M August 20
Savvas, Savas M December 5
Sebastianos M October 24
Serafeim M May 6
Sergios M October 7
Sevastiane F June 7
Sevastiani M October 24
Sifis M July 31
Sila F July 30
Simeon M September 1
Simon M May 10
Sisoe F July 6
Skepi F October 28
Sofia F September 17
Sofronios M March 11
Sokrates M October 21
Sotiria F August 6
Sotiris M August 6
Spyridon, Spyros, Spiros M December 12
Stamatis, Stamos M November 8
Stathis M September 20
Stavros M September 14
Stefanos M December 27
Stranikos M January 13
Stratos M December 13
Styliane, Stella F November 26
Stylianos, Stelios M November 26
Sylvestros M January 2
Symeon M February 3

T

Tabitha F October 25
Taisia F October 8
Tarachos M October 12
Tarasios M February 25
Tasia F December 22
Tassos M January 22
Tatiane F January 12
Terentios M June 21
Thaddaios M August 21
Thalassios M February 22
Thalia F March 2
Thallelaios M May 20
Thanassis M January 18
Thekla F September 24
Themistokles M December 21
Theodora F September 11
Theodoros F February 17
Theodosia F May 29
Theodosios M January 11
Theodotes M July 3
Theodotos M June 8
Theodoulos M June 18
Theofilos M July 8
Theofylaktos M March 8
Theoklitos M December 1
Theoktistos M September 3
Theologos M January 25
Theonas M January 5
Theopemptos M January 5
Theophania F January 6
Theophanis M January 6
Theophilos M October 10
Therapon M May 14
Thomas M May 12
Thymios M January 20
Thyrsos M December 14
Timotheos M May 3
Titos M April 2
Trofimos M September 19
Tryfon M February 1
Tryphaine F April 11
Tychon M June 16
Tzannis M January 7

V

Vangelis M March 25
Varnavas M June 11
Vartholomaios M June 11
Veronike F July 12
Vikentios M November 11
Viktor M November 11
Vissarion M February 20
Vladimiros M July 15
Vlasios M February 11
Voukolos M February 6

X

Xene F January 24
Xenofon M January 26
Xystos M August 10

Y

Yannis M January 7
Yorgos M April 23
Ypapante F February 2
Ypatios M March 31

Z

Zacharias M February 8
Zenais F June 8
Zenon M June 22
Zenovios M October 30
Zoe F December 18
Zosimas M January 24