- the feast day of the saint after whom a person is named.
- the day on which a person is christened.
Origin of name day
First recorded in 1715–25
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Examples from the Web for name day
A number of the name-day guests were already seated at table.Russian Fairy Tales
W. R. S. Ralston
Lavrtzky walked down the dining-room, and inquired—was it not some one's Name-day?A Nobleman's Nest
It's the King's name-day, and we all go and congratulate him.
By the window she sat on the night of the King's name-day, on a low chair.
First, where and how was he to obtain a name-day present for Shurochka?The Duel
A. I. Kuprin
- RC Church the feast day of a saint whose name one bears
- another name for ticket day
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