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Greek Name Days

For millions of Greeks around the world, a Name Day is a bigger deal than a birthday! Especially when you live in Greece! The Greek Orthodox Church celebrates saints on different days throughout the year. When your name doesn’t have a saint you celebrate on June 18, which is Agion Pandon Day (All Saints Day). The Greek Orthodox Name Days below are based on the Gregorian calendar.

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Every day of the year, according to Greek Orthodox tradition, is devoted to a martyr or saint of Christianity. When someone is given a name in honour of one of these saints, the day they were honoured becomes their “name day.” Like a birthday, Greeks in Greece and throughout the world celebrate and give presents to honour their namesakes.

Find out when your Greek friends and family celebrate their names by browsing all the Greek name days below.

JANUARY
1 JanVasilios, Vasiliki, Bill, Vicky, Bessie
2 JanSerafim, Sylvester
6 JanFotis, Fotini, Theofanis, Theofania, Iordanis, Ourania
7 JanJohn, Joanna, Prodromos
8 JanDomna
11 JanTheodosios
12 JanTatiani
17 JanAntonios, Antonia
18 JanAthanasios, Athanasia, Kirillos
19 JanMakarios
20 JanEfthimios, Efthimia
21 JanAgni, Maximos, Neofitos, Patroklos
22 JanAnastasios, Timotheos
23 JanAgathaggelos
24 JanXeni, Xenia
25 JanGrigorios, Grigoria, Margaret, Margarita
26 JanXenofon
27 JanTimothy
28 JanHaris, Palladios
31 JanEvdoxia, Xenia
 

FEBRUARY

1 FebTrifonas
2 FebIpapadi
3 FebSimeon, Stamatis, Stamatia, Stamatina, Matina
4 FebIsidoros
5 FebAgathi
6 FebFotios
7 FebParthenios
8 FebZacharias
10 FebHaralambos, Haralambia, Haris, Hariklia
11 FebVlassis, Theodora
14 FebValentinos, Valentini
17 FebTheodoros, Theodora
19 FebFilothei, Chloe
23 FebPolikarpos
26 FebFotini, Sevastianos
27 FebAsklipios
 

MARCH

1 MarchEvdokia
2 MarchEfthalia
7 MarchEvgenios
8 MarchWoman’s day
9 MarchLisimahos, Smaragda
11 MarchTheodora, Savina
17 MarchAlexios, Alexia
19 MarchChrisanthos, Chrisanthi
25 MarchEvangelos, Evangelia, Angelo, Angela
 

APRIL

6 AprilEftichios, Eftichia
9 AprilErmis
10 AprilSocrates, Homer, Dimos, Epaminondas, Hercules, Miltiadis, Periklis, Sofoklis
27 AprilLazaros, Leonidas
28 April (Palm Sunday)Vaios, Vaia, Galini
21 AprilAlexandra
22 AprilNathanail
23 April (May 6 2024)George, Georgia, Thomas
24 AprilAchilles, Achilleas, Elizabeth
25 AprilMarkos
28 AprilZoi, Pigi
29 April (Holy Week)Iasonas (Jason)
30 AprilThomas, Iakovos
 

MAY

1 MayIeremias
5 May Pascha (Easter)Irini, Anastasios, Anastasia, Labros, Labrini, Pashalis
6 May George, Georgia, Thomas
8 MayTheologos, Theologia
9 MayIsaeas, Christoforos
10 MaySimon
11 MayMethodios, Kirillos
13 MayGlikeria
14 MayMother’s Day, Aristotelis (Aristotle, Telly)
17 MayAndronikos, Androniki, Iounia
18 MayIoulia (Julia)
20 MayLidia
21 MayKonstantinos, Konstantina, Eleni, Elena, Elaine
22 MayEmilios, Emilia, Emily, Emma
29 MayTheodosia
 

JUNE

2 JuneNikiforos
4 JuneMartha
5 JuneDorotheos, Dorothea, Apollon, Korina
8 JuneKalliopi
11 JuneVartholomaios, Varnavas
15 JuneAvgoustinos
16 JuneFather’s Day
18 JuneAgion Pandon Day (For all names that do not have a Saint)
22 JuneEfsevios
25 JuneFevronia
29 JunePetros, Pavlos
30 JuneApostolos, Apostolia
 

JULY

1 JulyAnargiros, Argirios, Damianos, Kosmas
7 JulyKiriakos, Kiriaki
8 JulyTheofilos, Prokopis
11 JulyEfimia, Olga
12 JulyVeroniki
14 JulyNikodimos
15 JulyKirikos, Ioulitta
17 JulyMarina
18 JulyAimilios, Aimilia
20 JulyIlias, Iliana
22 JulyMagdalini, Markella
24 JulyChristina
25 JulyOlympia
26 JulyParaskevi
27 JulyPantelis, Pandeleimonas
28 JulyChrisovalantis, Valantis
30 JulyAndronikos
 

AUGUST

6 AugustSotiris, Sotiria
8 AugustTriantafillos
10 AugustLaurentios
15 AugustPanagiotis, Panagiota, Maria, Despina
16 AugustAlkiviadis, Diomidis, Sarantis, Gerasimos
25 AugustTitos
26 AugustAdrianos, Natalia
27 AugustFanourios, Fanouria
29 AugustIoannis
30 AugustAlexandros, Alexandra
 

SEPTEMBER

1 SeptAphrodite, Cleo, Cleopatra, Aspasia, Antigoni, Athina, 
1 SeptTheano, Marianthi, Erato, Kalliroi
1 SeptMeletios
3 SeptAnthimos, Fivos
4 SeptErmioni
5 SeptZacharias
7 SeptSozon
9 SeptIoakim
11 SeptEvanthia
13 SeptAristidis, Kornilios
14 SeptStavros, Stavroula
15 SeptNikitas
16 SeptEfimia
17 SeptSophia, Agapi, Elpida, Pisti
18 SeptAriadni, Ariana
20 SeptEfstathios, Efstathia
23 SeptPolixeni
24 SeptThekla
25 SeptEfrosini
27 SeptZinon
29 SeptKiriakos
 

OCTOBER

2 OctoberKiprianos
3 OctoberDionisios
4 OctoberIerotheos
5 OctoberXaritini
7 OctoberSergios
8 OctoberPelagia
9 OctoberAbraam
10 OctoberEvlabios, Evlabia
15 OctoberLoukianos
18 OctoberLukas
20 OctoberGerasimos, Artemios
21 OctoberSocrates, Xristodoulos
23 OctoberIakovos, Jacob
26 OctoberDimitrios, Dimitra
27 OctoberNestoras
30 OctoberZinovia, Apollonia
 

NOVEMBER

1 NovAnargiros, Argirios, Damianos, Kosmas
5 NovLinos, Silvanos, Silvana
8 NovMihail, Michael, Michaela, Gavriil, Stamatis, Stamatia, Taxiarhis
9 NovNektarios, Nektaria
10 NovOrestis
11 NovViktoras, Minas
13 NovChrisostomos
14 NovFilippos, Phillip
16 NovMatheos, Matthew 
18 NovPlaton
21 NovMaria, Despina, Soultana, Suzy
22 NovFilimon, Valerios, Cecilia
25 NovKaterina, Katherine, Kathy, Merkourios
26 NovStilianos, Stiliani, Stella
30 NovAndreas, Andriani
 

DECEMBER

4 DecVarvara, Serafim
5 DecSavvas, Diogenis
6 DecNikolas, Nikoleta, Nick, Niki, 
9 DecAnna
12 DecReveka
12 DecSpiridon, Spiridoula
13 DecEfstratios, Efstratia, Lukia, Aris
14 DecArrianos, Ariani, Ariana
15 DecEleftherios,Eleftheria, Anthi
17 DecDaniil, Dionisios,Dionisia
19 DecAglaia
20 DecIgnatios
21 DecThemistoklis
22 DecAnastasia
24 DecEvgenia
25 DecChristos, Chris, Chrisa, Christina
26 DecEmmanuil, Emmanuela
27 DecStefanos, Stefania







2 thoughts on “Greek Name Days

  1. Wonderful, today July 20, 2023…is my name day: Ilias, that is… Born Ilias!

  2. I’m not seeing a name day for Kassiani on here you forgot that one. It’s on September 7.

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