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Greek Namedays

Namedays : Namedays are a special and important part of Greek life because the very names themselves go back to the very beginning of Greek culture. Some typical gifts for namedays are Byzantine Icons of the saint celebrated.

January 

1 Vasilis
6 Fotini, Fotis, Theofania, Theofanis
7 Ioanna, Ioannis, Prodromos, Yanna, Yannis
8 Theofilos
11 Theodosios, Theodosis
12 Tatiane, Tatiani
17 Antonia, Antonios, Antonis
18 Athanasios, Kyrillos, Thanasis
19 Makarios
20 Evthymios, Thymios
21 Agne, Agni, Maximos, Neofytos
22 Timotheos
23 Agathangelos
24 Polyxeni, Xene, Xeni, Zosimas
25 Gregorios, Gregoris, Grigorios, Grigoris, Margarita
26 Xenofon
27 Chrysostomos
28 Palladios
31 Evdoxia


February 

1 Tryfonas
2 Ypapante, Ypapanti
4 Isidoros
5 Agathi
6 Fotis
7 Parthenios, Parthenis
8 Zacharias
10 Chara, Charalambos, Chariklia
11 Vlassis
12 Meletios, Meletis
14 Valentina, Valentinos
15 Evsevios
19 Filothei
23 Polykarpos
26 Fotine, Fotini, Porfyrios
27 Asklepios, Asklipios


March 

1 Evdokia
2 Evthalia
11 Theodoros
12 Theofania, Theofanis
16 Christodoulos
17 Alekos, Alexios, Alexis
19 Chrysanthos
21 Iakovos
25 Evangelos, Vangelis


April 

6 Evtychios
9 Iosif, Sifis
10 Herakles
12 Anthe, Anthi
15 Lazaros, Leonidas
16 Vaia, Vaios
22 Nathanael
23 Anastasios, Georgios, Giorgos, Lambros, Paschalis
24 Elisavet
25 Markela, Markos, Nike, Niki
28 Pigi, Zoi *
29 Iason
30 Thomas


May 

4 Pelagia
5 Eirini, Irene, Irini
6 Serafeim
8 Arsenios, Theologos
9 Christoforos, Isaias
10 Simonas
11 Methodios
13 Glykeria, Sergios
14 Isidoros
15 Achilleas
17 Andronikos, Iounia
18 Ioulia
20 Lydia
21 Elena, Eleni, Konstantina, Konstantinos, Lena
29 Theodosia


June 

2 Nikiforos
4 Martha
5 Apollon, Dorotheos
8 Kalliope, Kalliopi
11 Varnavas, Vartholomaios
16 Tychon
19 Paisios
25 Fevronia
29 Pavlos, Petros
30 Apostolis, Apostolos


July 

1 Anargyros, Argyris, Damianos, Kosmas
4 Loukia
7 Kyriake, Kyriaki
8 Prokopios, Theofilos
11 Evfemia, Evfimia, Olga
12 Veronike, Veroniki
14 Akylas, Nikodemos, Nikodimos
15 Ioulitta, Kerykos, Kirykos
17 Marina
18 Aimilianos
20 Elias, Ilias
22 Magdalena, Magdalini, Markella
24 Christina
25 Anna
26 Ersi, Paraskevi
27 Pantelis
29 Kallinikos
30 Andronikos
31 Iosif


August 

6 Sotiria, Sotiris
7 Astero
8 Triantafyllos
15 Despoina, Maria, Panagiotis, Panayotis
16 Diomedes, Diomidis
18 Flora, Floros
20 Samouel
25 Titos
26 Adrianos, Natalia
27 Fanourios
30 Alexandra, Alexandros


September 

1 Antigone, Antigoni, Athena, Athina, Margarita, Polynike, Polyniki, Symeon
3 Anthimos, Phoebe
4 Ermioni
5 Zacharias
9 Ioakeim
11 Evanthia
13 Aristeidis, Kornelios
14 Stavros, Stavroula
15 Nikitas
16 Evfemia
17 Agapi, Elpida, Sofia
18 Ariadni
20 Evstathios, Stathis
22 Fokas
23 Xanthippe, Xanthippi
24 Thekla
25 Evfrosyne, Evfrosyni
27 Zenon, Zinon
29 Kyriakos


October 

2 Kyprianos
3 Dionysis
4 Ierotheos
5 Charitini
7 Polychronios, Sergios
8 Pelagia
9 Avraam
10 Evlambios
15 Loukianos
18 Loukas
20 Artemios, Gerasimos, Yerasimos
21 Sokrates
23 Iakovos
26 Demetris, Dimitra, Dimitrios, Dimitris
27 Nestor
30 Zenovia, Zenovios, Zinovia, Zinovios


November 

1 Anargyros, Argyris, Damianos, Kosmas
8 Angela, Angelos, Gavriel, Michalis, Stamatis, Stamos, Taxiarchis
9 Nektarios
11 Minas, Viktoras
13 Chrysostomos
14 Filippos
16 Matthaios
18 Platonas
21 Maria
22 Filemon, Filimon
25 Aikaterine, Aikaterini, Katerina, Merkourios
26 Stelios, Stergios, Stylianos
30 Andreas, Andriane, Andriani


December 

4 Varvara
5 Diogenes, Savas, Savvas
6 Nikolaos, Nikoleta, Nikos
7 Amvrosios
9 Anna
12 Spiros, Spyridon, Spyros
13 Evstratios, Loukia, Stratos
15 Elevtherios, Lefteris
17 Daniel, Dionysis
19 Aglaia
20 Ignatios
21 Themistokles, Themistoklis
22 Anastasia
24 Evgenia
25 Christina, Christos, Chrysa
26 Emmanouil, Manolis
27 Stefanos, Stephanos