name day

noun

Definition of name day

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

Examples of name day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Mexico, this relates to Mayan history, with the one-night party falling just after the new year, hence the name Day Zero. Katie Bain, Billboard, 30 Sep. 2019 Other highlights include the Mineeta Tower, best known as the House of the Undying, and the Lovrijenac Fortress, where King Joffrey's naming day tournament took place. Glamour, 28 May 2019 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, 23 Apr. 2018 Other highlights include the Mineeta Tower, best known as the House of the Undying, and the Lovrijenac Fortress, where King Joffrey's naming day tournament took place. Glamour, 28 May 2019 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, 23 Apr. 2018 He was born unlucky on the name day of Job, the sufferer. Olga Ingurazova, Smithsonian, 29 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of name day

1721, in the meaning defined above

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“Name day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/name%20day. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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