How to name a child in the church?

Recently it has become very fashionable to call children names from church calendars. There is a certain sense in such a trend: the specific date of the calendar corresponds to the name of the saint or martyr. Therefore, it is believed that if you call a child by his name, he will be his guardian angel and invisible protector all his life. In this article we will tell how to name a child on the church calendar.

How to call a boy

You can pick up a name according to the church calendar if you calculated the month of birth of the baby. So, for male children, you can choose the following options by date of birth:

  1. January - Ilya (1.01), Nikolay (6.01), Peter (25.01);
  2. February - Fedor (1.02), Vasily (12.02), Eugene (25.02);
  3. March - Lev (3.03), Konstantin (18.03), Rostislav (27.03);
  4. April - Zakhar (6.04), Mark (11.04), Leonid (29.04);
  5. May - Alexander (3.05), Vitaly (11.05), Kirill (24.05);
  6. June - Dmitry (1.06), Nikita (10.06), Timofey (23.06);
  7. July - Gleb (3.07), Sergey (11.07), Arseny (25.07);
  8. August - Roman (1.08), German (August 12), Maxim (August 26);
  9. September - Andrey (1.09), Daniel (September 12), Leonty (September 26);
  10. October - Igor (2.10), Vyacheslav (11.10), Nikita (26.10);
  11. November - Artem (2.11), Stepan (10.11), German (26.11);
  12. December - Anatoly (3.12), Athanasius (15.12), Arkady (26.12).

You can also pick up a beautiful name from the Catholic Church calendar:

  1. January - Edward (January 5), Marseille (January 16), Paul (January 25);
  2. February - Felix (12.02), Lazar (23.02), Honorin (27.02);
  3. March - Richard (3.03), Benedict (16.03), Victor (23.03);
  4. April - Stanislav (11.04), Anselm (21.04), Robert (30.04);
  5. May - Boris (2.05), Roland (May 13), Herman (May 28);
  6. June - Norbert (6.06), Antoine (13.06), Fernand (27.06);
  7. July - Thomas (July 3), Arsen (July 19), Samson (July 28);
  8. August - Julien (2.08), Hippolytus (August 13), Christophe (August 21);
  9. September - Bernard (6.09), Apolinar (12.09), Vincent (27.09);
  10. October - Gerard (3.10), Luke (18.10), Dimitri (26.10);
  11. November - Charles (4.11), Leon (10.11), André (30.11);
  12. December - Girard (5.12), Jean (12.12), David (29.12).

If the child was born on the day of the saint, whose name you do not like, you can choose another from the list of a particular month. See also our article on the topic How to name a child according to the calendar.

How to name a girl

A similar list is also presented for female children:

  1. January - Aglaia (1.01), Eve (5.01), Tatiana (25.01);
  2. February - Inna (2.02), Anna (February 16), Maria (February 25);
  3. March - Marianna (2.03), Antonina (March 14), Anastasia (March 23);
  4. April - Alexandra (2.04), Larisa (April 8), Irina (April 29);
  5. May - Elizabeth (May 7), Tamara (May 14), Julia (May 31);
  6. June - Elena (3.06), Valeria (20.06), Antonina (26.06);
  7. July - Uliana (July 5), Angelina (July 14), Olga (July 24);
  8. August - Christina (August 6), Seraphim (August 11), Nonna (August 18);
  9. September - Natalia (September 8), Martha (September 14), Love (September 30);
  10. October - Sofia (1.10), Veronika (17.10), Praskovya (27.10);
  11. November - Cleopatra (1.11), Claudia (19.11), Stepanida (24.11);
  12. December - Catherine (December 7), Varvara (December 17), Zoya (December 31).

For girls, you can also find the original name from the Catholic church calendar:

  1. January - Fields (11.01), Priss (18.01), Angell (27.01);
  2. February - Ella (1.02), Agatha (5.02), Isabel (22.02);
  3. March - Rosie (11.03), Victoria (23.03), Catherine (March 24);
  4. April - Sandrine (2.04), Ida (April 13), Emma (April 19);
  5. May - Estelle (11.05), Emily (22.05), Sophie (25.05);
  6. June to Elise (14.06), Audrey (23.06), Martha (30.06);
  7. July - Martina (2.07), Marina (July 20), Natalie (July 27);
  8. August - Lidi (3.08), Ines (10.08), Helen (18.08);
  9. September - Ingrid (2.09), Rosalie (4.09), Edith (16.09);
  10. October - Teresa (1.10), Elodie (22.10), Florent (24.10);
  11. November - Silvia (November 5), Elizabeth (November 17), Marie (November 21);
  12. December - Barbara (4.12), Lucy (13.12), Adele (December 24).