name day


Definition of name day

: the feast day of the saint after whom one is named

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Francis, who was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, funded the special dessert Monday for guests at Rome soup kitchens and shelters to celebrate his name day, the Catholic feast day of St. George, or San Jorge. Fox News, "Pope offers gelato to Rome's neediest to mark feast day," 23 Apr. 2018 He was born unlucky on the name day of Job, the sufferer. Olga Ingurazova, Smithsonian, "What Ever Happened to the Russian Revolution?," 29 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of name day

1721, in the meaning defined above

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