Name days in Croatia


Name days in Croatia

In Croatia, a name day (Croatian: imendan) is a day corresponding to a date in the Catholic calendar when the respective saint's day is celebrated. Even though celebration of the name day is less usual than celebrating birthday, the name day is more often congratulated by broader number of acquaintances. This is because the date of birth is seldom known and the person's name is known to many.

The names that are celebrated on the certain saint's day are all the names that correspond to the respective name and all the derivative names. If there are different version of the same name in different languages (e.g. John, which in Croatian is Ivan and in Spanish is Juan) all the respective names are celebrated. Sometimes both sexes are celebrated for the same saint (usually male). For example, November 30 is the day of Saint Andrew apostle, and both Andrija (male) and Andreja (female) are celebrated.

When several saints share the same name, imendan calendars will show all of them. However, it is customary to celebrate only one of them, typically the most famous.

See also Roman Catholic calendar of saints and Tridentine Calendar.

Contents

Croatian name day calendar

January

Day Saint Name Saint Name Saint Name
1st Virgin Mary (Marija Bogorodica)[1] Marija        
2nd St. Basil of Caesarea (Bazilije Veliki)[1] Bazilije St. Gregory of Nazianzus Grgur    
3rd Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus (Ime Isusovo)[1] Isusovo Saint Genevieve Genoveva[1]   Cvijeta[1]
4th St. Zdislava of Lemberk Sdislava        
5th St. Emiliana Emilijana[1]   Radoslav   Miljenko
6th St. Gaspar del Bufalo (born January 6)[2] Gašpar[1]        
7th St. Raymond of Peñafort (Rajmund Penjafortski) Rajmund (see August 31) St. Lucian of Antioch Lucijan   Zorislav
8th   Severin   Bogoljub St. Apollinaris bishop Apolinarij
9th St. Julian martyr Julijan   Živko   Miodrag
10th Pope Saint Agatho Agaton   Dobroslav   Aldo
11th St. Honoratus Honorat   Neven    
12th St. Arcadius of Mauretania Arkadije   Živana   Ernest
13th St. Hilary of Poitiers Hilarije   Veselko   Radovan
14th St. Felix of Nola Feliks   Srećko    
15th St. Francisco Fernández de Capillas Franjo (see October 4)        
16th St. Marcellus I, pope Marcel   Oton   Mislav
17th Saint Anthony of Egypt (Antun Pustinjak) Antun   Lavoslav   Vojmil
18th Saint Margaret of Hungary Marg. Saint Prisca Priska    
19th Saint Marius Mario   Ljiljana St. Martha Marta
20th Pope Saint Fabian Fabijan Saint Sebastian Sebastijan    
21st Saint Agnes Agneza, Janja, Neža        
22nd Saint Vincent of Saragossa Vinko St. Irene of Rome Irena    
23rd Saint Emerentiana Emerencijana,[1] Ema   Vjera   Milko
24th St. Francis de Sales (Franjo Saleški) Franjo (see October 4)   Bogoslav    
25th St. Ananias of Damascus Ananija[1]        
26th Saint Timothy Timotej St. Titus Tit   Paula
  Tonka        
27th St. Angela Merici Angela Saint Vitalian, pope Vitalijan   Pribislav
28th St. Thomas Aquinas (Toma Akvinski) Toma, Tomislav        
29th Blessed Vilana de Botti Vilana   Valerije St. Constantius of Perugia Konstancije
30th St. Martina of Rome Martina, Tina   Gordana    
31st St. John Bosco Ivan (see June 24) Saint Marcella Marcela   Julije

February

Day Saint or Feast Name Saint Name Saint Name
1st St. Brigid of Kildare Brigita, Gita   Miroslav    
2nd   Marijan[1]        
3rd Saint Blaise Blaž, Vlaho St. Tryphon Tripun    
4th St. Catherine of Ricci Katarina St. Andrew Corsini Andrija (see November 30) Saint Veronica Veronika[1]
5th St. Agatha of Sicily Agata   Dobrila   Jagoda
6th St. Paulo Miki and the Twenty-six Martyrs of Japan Pavao (see June 29) St. Dorothea of Alexandria Doroteja, Dora    
7th Blessed Pope Pius IX Pio St. Richard the Pilgrim Rikard (see April 3)   Držislav
8th St. Jerome Emiliani Jeronim, Jerko (see September 30)        
9th Saint Apollonia Apolonija   Zora   Sunčica
10th Blessed Aloysius Stepinac Alojzije St. Scholastica Skolastika    
11th Our Lady of Lourdes Lurdska      
12th Blessed Reginald of Orleans Reginald   Damjan St. Eulalia of Barcelona Eulalija
13th Blessed Jordan of Saxony Jordan   Božidar, Božica    
14th Saint Valentine Valentin, Valentina   Zdravko    
15th St. Claude de la Colombière Klaudije        
16th St. Onesimus Onezim St. Juliana of Nicomedia Julijana   Miljenko
17th   Donat        
18th Fra Angelico Angelico   Šimun Saint Flavian of Constantinople Flavijan
  Gizela        
19th Saint Conrad of Piacenza Konrad   Ratko   Blago
20th Saint Leo of Catania Lav, Lea        
21st St. Peter Damian Petar (see June 29)   Damir   Eleonora
22nd   Grozdan[1]        
23rd St. Polycarp Polikarp   Romana    
24th   Montan   Goran   Modest
  Ranko        
25th            
26th Pope Saint Alexander of Alexandria Aleksandar, Alka, Sandra   Branimir    
27th St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows Gabriel St. Donatus of Zadar Donat    
28th   Roman   Teofil   Bogoljub

March

Day Saint Name Saint Name Saint Name
1st   Čista St. Albinus of Angers Albin   Zoran
2nd   Ines   Čedomil   Iskra
3rd St. Anselm, Duke of Friuli Anzelmo   Marin   Kamilo
4th Saint Casimir Kazimir   Eugen   Natko
5th   Euzebije   Vedran    
6th   Koleta   Zvjezdana   Viktor
7th Saints Perpetua and Felicity Perpetua, Felicita St. Ardo Smaragdus Ardo    
  • 8. Pačista, Ivan od Boga
  • 9. Franciska Rimska, Franjka
  • 10. Emilijan, Emil, Krunoslav
  • 11. Firmil, Trvtko
  • 12. Bernard, Budislav, Maksimilijan
  • 13. Rozalija, Ratka, Kristina m.
  • 14. Matilda, Miljana, Borka
  • 15. Bezimena, Longin
  • 16. Hrvoje, Miljan
  • 17. Patrik, Domagoj, Hrvatin
  • 18. Ćiril Jeruzalemski, Cvjetan
  • 19. Joso, Joško
  • 20. Klaudija, Dionizije, Vladislav
  • 21. Kristijan, Vesna, Vlasta
  • 22. Sredoposna, Oktav
  • 23. Oton, Dražen
  • 24. Katarina, Simeon
  • 25. Blagovijest
  • 26. Montan i Maksima, Emanuel
  • 27. Ivan Damašć., Rupert, Lidija, Lada
  • 28. Priska, Sonja, Polion
  • 29. Gluha, Jona, Bertold
  • 30. Kvirin, Viktor, Krescent, Bosiljka
  • 31. Benjamin, Amos, Ljubomir

April

  • 1. Hugo b., Teodora
  • 2. Franjo Paulski (see October 4), Dragoljub
  • 3. Rikard, Svevlad, Benedikt
  • 4. Izidor b., Dora, Strahimir
  • 5. CVIJETNICA
  • 6. Vilim, Rajko
  • 7. Ivan de la Salle, Herman, Epifan
  • 8. Dionizije, Alemka
  • 9. Marija Kleofina,[1] Demetrije[1]
  • 10. Ezekijel[1]
  • 11. Stanislav,[1] Stana,[1] Radmila[1]
  • 12. Julije,[1] Viktor,[1] Davorka[1]
  • 13. Uskrsni ponedjeljak, Martin I., Ida
  • 14. Valerijan, Maksim
  • 15. Krescent, Bosiljka, Anastazija
  • 16. Josip Benedikt Labre, Bernardica
  • 17. Rudolf, Robert
  • 18. Eleuterija, Amadej
  • 19. Konrad, Ema, Rastislav
  • 20. Janja from Montepulciano, Marcijan
  • 21. Anzelmo, Goran
  • 22. Soter i Kajo, Vojmil
  • 23. Sv. Juraj, Juro, Ðuro, Ðurdica
  • 24. Fidelis m., Vjeran, Vjerko, Vjera
  • 25. Sv. Marko ap. i ev., Maroje
  • 26. Kleto i Marcelin, Višnja
  • 27. Ozana Kotorska, Jakov Zadranin
  • 28. Petar Chanel, Ljudevit m. Grignon
  • 29. Katarina Sijenska
  • 30. Pio V. papa, Josip Cottolengo

May

  • 1. Josip Radnik
  • 2. Anastazije, Eugen, Boris
  • 3. Filip i Jakov ap., Jakica
  • 4. Florijan, Cvjetko, Cvijeta
  • 5. Vinko Fererski, Maksim, Andenlko
  • 6. Dominik Savio, Nedjeljko, Benedikta
  • 7. Dujam, Duje, Duška, Gizela kr.
  • 8. Marija posrednica, Marina, Ida
  • 9. Herman, Mirna, Beato, Kristofor
  • 10. Ivan Merz, Gospa Trsat.
  • 11. Mamerto
  • 12. Leopold Mandic
  • 13. Gospa Fatimska, Servacije, Ena
  • 14. Matija ap., Mate, Matko, Matea
  • 15. Solinski mucenici, Sofija
  • 16. Ivan Nepomuk, Andrija Bobola, Nenad
  • 17. Paskal, Paško
  • 18. Ivan I. papa, Venancije, Srecko
  • 19. Celestin V. p., Rajko, Teofil, Inka
  • 20. Bernardin Sijenski
  • 21. UZAŠAŠCE GOSP., SPASOVO
  • 22. Renata, Rita, Jelena, Jagoda, Milan
  • 23. Deziderije, Željko, Želimir, Vilim
  • 24. Marija Pom., Prijenos sv. Dom.
  • 25. Beda Casni, Grgur VII., papa
  • 26. Filip Neri, Zdenko, Eleuterij
  • 27. Augustin Canterburyjski
  • 28. German
  • 29. Polion i Euzebije, Veceslav
  • 30. Ivana Arška
  • 31. DUHOVI, Pohod BDM, MB Kam. vrata

June

  • 1. Marija Majka Crkve, Justin, Malden
  • 2. Marcelin i Petar, bl. Sadok, Eugen
  • 3. Karlo Lwanga i dr. (kvatre)
  • 4. Kvirin Sisacki, Petar from Verona, Predrag
  • 5. Bonifacije, Valerija, Darinka (kvatre)
  • 6. Nobert, Neda, Klaudije, Berto (kvatre)
  • 7. Robert
  • 8. Bl. Dijana i Cecilija, Medardo, Vilim
  • 9. Efrem, Ranko
  • 10. Margareta, Dijana, bl. Ivan Dominici
  • 11. Barnaba ap., Borna
  • 12. Ivan Fakundo, Bosiljko, Nino
  • 13. Antun Padovanski (see January 17), Ante, Tonci, Toni
  • 14. Rufin, Elizej, Zlatko
  • 15. Vid, Modest
  • 16. Franjo Regis (see October 4)
  • 17. Laura, Nevenka, Adolf
  • 18. Marko i Marcelijan, Ljubomir
  • 19. Presveto Srce Isusovo, Romualdo
  • 20. Bezgrešno Srce Marijino, Naum Ohrid.
  • 21. Alojzije Gonzaga
  • 22. Ivan Fisher, Toma More
  • 23. Josip Caffasso, Sidonija, Zdenka
  • 24. Rodenje Ivana Krstitelja
  • 25. Vilim, Nora
  • 26. Ivan i Pavao, Vigilije, Zoran
  • 27. Ladislav kralj, Ciril Aleksandrijski
  • 28. Irenej, Smiljan
  • 29. Petar i Pavao, ap., Krešimir
  • 30. Rimski prvomucenici, Kajo

July

  • 1. Estera
  • 2. Oton, Višnja, Ostoja
  • 3. Toma apostol, Tomislav, Tomo, Miki
  • 4. Elizabeta Portugalska kr., Elza, Berta
  • 5. Ciril i Metod, Slaven
  • 6. Marija Goretti
  • 7. Vilibald, Vilko, Klaudija
  • 8. Akvila i Priscila
  • 9. Marija Petkovic, Ivan from Cologne i muc.
  • 10. Amalija, Alma, Ljubica, Ljuba
  • 11. Benedikt opat, Olga, Oliver
  • 12. Mislav, Tanja, Suzana
  • 13. MAJKA BOŽJA BISTRICKA
  • 14. Kamilo de Lellis, Miroslav
  • 15. Bonaventura
  • 16. Gospa Karmelska, Karmela
  • 17. Bl. Ceslav Poljak, Branko, Dunja
  • 18. Fridrik, Dalibor, Arnold, Natko
  • 19. Justa i Rufina, Zlatka
  • 20. Ilija prorok, Ilijana
  • 21. Danijel prorok, Lovro Brindiški, Danica
  • 22. Marija Magdalena
  • 23. Brigita Švedska, Ivan Cassian, Slobodan
  • 24. Kristina Bols., Mirjana
  • 25. Jakov st. ap., Kristofor, Kristo
  • 26. Joakim i Ana, Rod. BDM
  • 27. Klement Ohridski, Natalija m.
  • 28. Nazarije i Celzo mm., Inocent
  • 29. Marta, Blaženka
  • 30. Petar Krizolog, Rufin, Anda
  • 31. Ignacije Loyolski, Vatroslav, Ognjen

August

  • 1. Alfons Liguori, Vjera, Nada
  • 2. Gospa od Andela
  • 3. Bl. Augustin Kažotic, Lidija
  • 4. Ivan M. Vianney, Ivica, Tertulijan
  • 5. Gospa Snježna, Snježana, Nives
  • 6. Preobraženje Gospodinovo
  • 7. Siksto II. p., Kajetan, Albert, Donat b.
  • 8. Dominik, Nedjeljko, Dinko
  • 9. Edith Stein, Tvrtko
  • 10. Lovro dakon, Laura
  • 11. Klara Asiška, Jasna, Jasminka
  • 12. Anicet, Hilarija
  • 13. Poncijan i Hipolit, Ivan Berchmans
  • 14. Maksimilijan Kolbe, Alfred
  • 15. Marija, Velika
  • 16. Rok, Stjepan kralj
  • 17. Hijacint Poljak, Slobodan
  • 18. Jelena Križarica, bl. Manes
  • 19. Ivan Eudes
  • 20. Bernard cn., Branko, Dino
  • 21. Pio X. p., Hermogen, Anastazij
  • 22. BD Marija Kraljica, Regina, Vladislava
  • 23. Ruža Limska, Filip
  • 24. Bartol ap., Bariša, Zlata
  • 25. Ljudevit IX., Josip Kalasancijski, Patricija
  • 26. Aleksandar
  • 27. Monika, Honorat, Caslav
  • 28. Augustin, Tin, Gustav
  • 29. Glavosijek Ivana Krstitelja, Sabina R.
  • 30. Feliks, Radoslava
  • 31. Rajmund, Rajko, Paulin

September

  • 1. Egidije, Branimir, Branislav
  • 2. Kalista, Divna
  • 3. Grgur Veliki, Grga, Mansvet
  • 4. Ruža of Viterbo, Dunja, Ida
  • 5. Bl. Majka Terezija, Lovro Just., Roman
  • 6. Zakarija pr., Davor
  • 7. Marko Krizin
  • 8. Mala Gospa, Marica, Maja, Alen
  • 9. Petar Klaver
  • 10. Nikola Tolentino, Pulherija, Lijepa
  • 11. Hijacint, Cvjetko, Miljenko
  • 12. Ime Marijino, Marija
  • 13. Ivan Zlatousti, Ljubo
  • 14. Uzvišenje sv. Križa, Višeslav
  • 15. Žalosna Gospa, Dolores
  • 16. Kornelije i Cipirijan (kvatre)
  • 17. Robert Belarmin, Rane sv. Franje
  • 18. Ivan Macias, J. Kupert., Irena (kvatre)
  • 19. Januarije, Emilija (kvatre)
  • 20. Andrija Kim i dr.
  • 21. Matej ap., Mate, Matko
  • 22. Toma Vil., Mauricije
  • 23. Padre Pio, Lino p., Tekla
  • 24. Gospa od otkupljenja, Mercedes
  • 25. Nikola of Flue, Aurelija, Kleofa, Firmin
  • 26. Kuzma i Damjan, Damir
  • 27. Vinko Paulski, Gaj
  • 28. Dominik Ibanez i jap. muc., Vjenceslav
  • 29. Mihovil, Rafael, Gabrijel, arkandeli
  • 30. Jeronim, Jerko

October

  • 1. Terezija od Djeteta Isusa
  • 2. Andeli cuvari, Andelko, Anda
  • 3. Kandid, Maksimilijan, Evald
  • 4. Franjo Asiški
  • 5. Rajmund of Capua, Flavijan, Miodrag
  • 6. Bruno, Fides, Verica, Vjera
  • 7. Kraljica Svete Krunice
  • 8. Šimun, Zvonimir
  • 9. Ljudevit Bertran, Dionizije, Ivan Leon
  • 10. Franjo Borgija (see October 4), Danijel, Danko
  • 11. Emilijan, Bruno K.
  • 12. Serafin, Makso, Edvin
  • 13. Edvard kr., Edo, Teofil
  • 14. Kalist I., papa mucenik
  • 15. Terezija Avilska, Tereza, Zlata
  • 16. Margareta Marija Alacoque
  • 17. Ignacije Antiohijski, Vatroslav, Ognjen
  • 18. Luka ev., Trifonija
  • 19. Pavao od Križa
  • 20. Vendelin, Irena, Miroslava
  • 21. Uršula, Hilarija
  • 22. Marija Saloma, Dražen, Cedomil
  • 23. Ivan Kapistran, Borislav, Severin
  • 24. Antun M. Claret (see January 17), Jaroslav
  • 25. Katarina Kotromanic
  • 26. Demetrije Sr., Zvonimir
  • 27. Sabina Avil., Gordana, Cvitko
  • 28. Šimun i Juda Tadej apaostoli
  • 29. Narcis, Stojko, Darko, Ida
  • 30. Marcel, Marojko, Lukan, German
  • 31. Alfonz Rodriquez, Vuk, Vukmir

November

  • 1. Svetislav, Sveto
  • 2. Dušica, Duško
  • 3. Martin de Porres, Hubert
  • 4. Karlo Boromejski, Dragutin, Drago
  • 5. Emerik, Mirko, Srijemski mucenici
  • 6. Leonard pust., Vedran, Sever
  • 7. Engelbert,[1] Andelko[1]
  • 8. Gracija Kotorski,[1] Milotislav,[1] Bogdan[1]
  • 9. Ivan Lateranski[1]
  • 10. Leon Veliki papa, Lavoslav, Lav
  • 11. Martin biskup
  • 12. Jozafat K., Milan, Renato
  • 13. Stanislav Kostka, Brcko b., Stanko
  • 14. Nikola Tavelic, Ivan Trogirski
  • 15. Albert Veliki, Leopold
  • 16. Margareta Škotska kr.
  • 17. Elizabeta Ugarska, Igor, Grgur
  • 18. Posveta Bazilike sv. Petra i Pavla
  • 19. Janja Asiška, Matilda, Krispin
  • 20. Feliks Valois, Srecko, Edmund
  • 21. Prikazanje BDM, Gospa od Zdravlja
  • 22. Cecilija, Filemon
  • 23. Klement R., Milivoj
  • 24. Sveti Vijet. muc., Krizogon, Krševan
  • 25. Katarina Aleksandrijska
  • 26. Konrad, Leonardo, Dubravko
  • 27. Virgilije, Severin, Velimir
  • 28. Jakov, Markijski, Katarina Laboure
  • 29. Saturnin, Svjetlana
  • 30. Andrija (Saint Andrew apostle), Andreja

December

  • 1. Eligije, Natalija, Nataša, Božena
  • 2. Bibijana, Blanka
  • 3. Franjo Ksaverski (see October 4), Klaudije, Lucije
  • 4. Ivan Damašcanski, Barbara
  • 5. Saba opat., Kristina, Sabina
  • 6. Nikola bikup, Nikša
  • 7. Ambrozije, bl. Marin from Kotor
  • 8.
  • 9. Valerija, Zdravka (kvatre)
  • 10. Gospa Loretska, Julija, Judita
  • 11. Damaz I., Barsaba, Damir (kvatre)
  • 12. Ivana Franciska Ch. (kvatre)
  • 13. Lucija, Jasna, Svjetlana
  • 14. Ivan od Križa, Krševan
  • 15. Irenej, Drinske mucenice
  • 16. Adela kr., Albina, Zorka
  • 17. Lazar, Izak, Jolanda, Florijan
  • 18. Gacijan, Bosiljko, Rufo, Dražen
  • 19. Urban V. papa, Vladimir, Božica, Tea
  • 20. Eugen, Makarije, Amon
  • 21. Petar Kanizije, Perica
  • 22. Honorat, Caslav, Zenon
  • 23. Ivan Kentijski, Viktorija
  • 24. Adam i Eva
  • 25. Christmas (Božić), hence Božidar, Božo
  • 26. Stjepan Prvomucenik, Krunoslav
  • 27. Ivan ev., Ivo, Janko
  • 28. Mladen, Nevenka
  • 29. Toma Becket, David, Davor
  • 30. Feliks I., papa; Sabin
  • 31. Silvestar (Saint Sylvester), Silvestrovo, Zahvalnica

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa http://calendar.zoznam.sk/nameday-encrhor.php
  2. ^ For date of birth see Gaspar del Bufalo; Saints normally have their feast on the day they died.

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