Name days on January 5 are celebrated by the owners of 6 names.
In church tradition, every day of the year is dedicated to certain names of saints and martyrs. Believers honor their memory and deeds, and the names of the saints are designated in the calendar for the name day. The namesakes of the saints celebrate the Day of the Angel on the day of honoring their patron saint. And among parents there is a custom to give a child a church name in honor of one of the names of the saints that are revered on the date of birth of a boy or girl.
Men’s name days January 5
Basil: derived from the ancient Greek name Basileios – “royal”, “royal”.
David: comes from the Hebrew name David – “beloved”.
Ivan, Jan.: modern versions of the Hebrew name Yochanan – “Yahweh is merciful”, from the ancient Hebrew John – “have mercy on God.”
Although: from the ancient Greek makarios – “blessed”, “blessed”, “happy”.
Paul: formed from the Roman generic name Paulus – “modest”, “small”, “insignificant”, “junior”.
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