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Origin: Greek. Meaning: Light, Torch. Name day: 18 August. For other uses, see Helen (disambiguation) Helen is a feminine given […]

Origin: Greek. Meaning: Wicker, Light. Name day: 18 August. Helena is the Latin form of Helen. People with this name […]

Origin: Anglo-Saxon. Meaning: Torch, Light. Name day: 18 August. Elaine is a given name, one of the variants of Helen, […]

Meaning: Torch, Light. Name day: 18 August. Ellen is a female given name, a diminutive of Elizabeth, Eleanor and Helen. […]

Meaning: Torch, Sunshine. Name day: 18 August. Ilona is a Magyar (Hungarian) female given name, the traditional name of the […]

Meaning: Wicker, Light. Name day: 18 August. Jelena is a very popular first name. It is more often used as […]

Meaning: Torch, Path. Name day: 18 August. Lanie is a popular first name. It is more often used as a […]

Origin: Greek. Meaning: Wicker, Light. Name day: 18 August. Eleni is a phonetic spelling of the Modern Greek name "Ελένη", […]

Meaning: Torch, Shining light. Name day: 18 August. Elina is a popular first name. It is more often used as […]

Origin: Celtic. Meaning: Nymph, Light. Name day: 18 August. Elín or Elin is a Scandinavian name, akin to Ellen and […]

Meaning: Wicker, Reed. Name day: 18 August. Hellen is a popular first name. It is more often used as a […]

Meaning: Bright, Shining one. Name day: 18 August. Ileana (also Illeana, Iliana) is a female given name of Greek origin, […]

Name day: 18 August. Leny is a popular first name. It is more often used as a girl (female) name.

Meaning: Torch, Bright light. Name day: 18 August. Elaina is a popular first name. It is more often used as […]

Meaning: Bright, Winged. Name day: 18 August. Olena, Olenna (Ukrainian: Олена) is a Ukrainian variant of the feminine name Helen. […]

Origin: Hebrew. Meaning: Torch, Tree. Name day: 18 August. Ilana (Hebrew: אילנה‎) is a Hebrew name meaning "tree", and may […]

Meaning: Wicker, Light. Name day: 18 August. Yelena is female given name. It's Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian form of Greek name […]

Origin: Hebrew. Meaning: Tree, A tree. Name day: 18 August. Ilan (אִילָן) is a Hebrew given name and also a […]

Origin: Latin. Meaning: Torch, Light. Name day: 18 August. Elana is a popular first name. It is more often used […]

Origin: Celtic. Meaning: Nymph, Welsh forrn of Helen. Name day: 18 August. Elen is a popular first name. It is […]

A name day is a tradition in many countries in Europe and America that consists of celebrating the day of the year associated with one's given name.

The celebration of name days has been a tradition in Catholic and Orthodox countries since the Middle Ages. The custom originated with the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic calendars of saints, where believers, named after a particular saint, would celebrate that saint's feast day. However, in many countries there is no longer any explicit connection to Christianity. The celebration of name days remains more popular in Southern and Eastern Europe rather than in Northern Europe. In each country, there is a different list called Name Day Calendar.

Some names can be celebrated on more than one day of the year like Valentina or Valentine being celebrated on the 25th of July and on the Catholic Saint Valentine's Day - 14th of February.