Definition of name day in English:

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name day


The feast day of a saint after whom a person is named.
Example sentences
  • I was constantly attending a birthday, wedding, bridal shower, baptism or celebration for someone's name day (their Saint's feast day).
  • In Croatia, name days paid homage to the saint for whom you were named.
  • Eastern Orthodox Christian families also celebrate the Slava, or saint's name day, of each member of the family.

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