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Mark Your Calendar for December Name Days

30. November 2009 by Michelle 0 Comments

Many countries in Europe and Latin American celebrate name days, and some are even more popular than birthdays. Name days are happy occasions that honor the meaning and origins of names are celebrated for those who share the name.


The celebration usually begins with a church service followed by a festive party. Gifts are given such as cards and flowers. These are the ladies' names to be celebrated in December.


Ekaterina Day – December 7

This name is of Greek origins and means “pure”. It usually describes a person who is intelligent, ambitious, friendly, and respected. Ekaterina’s are often noted for their bravado and extravagance in both her behavior and clothing. She takes her time before getting married although has plenty of admirers. She tends to be attracted towards men who are similar psychologically.


Vavara Day – December 17

This is name’s Greek origin means “barbarian” but she is quite the opposite, with a serene, kind, and easy-going demeanor. He is good at sports but may be reserved and shy. She is very patience and likes to think things over, so may take some time before getting married to make sure it is just right.


Anna Day – December 22

This name is of Hebrew origin and means “grace”. She is very trustful, unselfish, and friendly. Her kindness knows no limits so a profession as a doctor or nurse is well-suited for her. She likes to take care of others, as well as herself, always dressed to impress. Anna’s are very devoted to love and patience in marriage, but will not tolerate unfaithfulness.


Angelina Day – December 23

The origin of this name means “little angel” or “messenger of God”. Angelina’s are typically soft spoken, sweet, and very attractive. Don’t let their quietness fool you because they are actually very powerful and influential women.


Marina Day – December 29

This name of Latin origin means “marine”. As a young girl, Marina possesses a certain mysterious charm that attracts everyone to her. She is intelligent and courageous with a strong self-esteem. She usually loves lots of attention and enjoys cooking.


If you do know any lovely Russian or Ukrainian ladies with these names, you may want to send her a special name day email, card, or wish her a happy name day via video chat. These ladies are very proud of their names. It would be a nice gesture to show her you recognize her culture and appreciate her.