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 The hunt that's prepared for Aegon's second name day is a sham; after much talk about the king slaying a white hart — the king of the kingswood — his soldiers are unable to find the beast. Randall Colburn, EW.com, 5 Sep. 2022 One features Daemon, fighting the Triarchy and glowing in the light cast by his dragon’s gasps of fire, while the other features Viserys, honoring his son’s name day in a genteel forest celebration. Lauren Puckett-pope, ELLE, 4 Sep. 2022 For family members named Vasilios, Vasiliki, Vaso or any derivative of that name, there will be extra celebrations on Jan. 1, their name day. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 Dec. 2021 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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The first known use of name day was in 1721

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15 Sep 2022

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“Name day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/name%20day. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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