The list of Orthodox names for boys in the church calendar
Holy shrines are the source of male names, endowed with special energy. Every mother wants a happy and easy life for her baby, so she carefully chooses a name for the newborn, asking for help from the church calendar.
It is believed that the boy, the day of the angel (name day) which coincides with the number of his birth, will be a lucky and successful person, who will always be patronized by the holy saint, after whom he was named.
To date, male names Roman, Artem, Vladimir, Maxim, Alexander and Alexey are the most popular. Often parents name their son an Orthodox name, which means victory: Victor, Nikita, Nikolai. Beautiful and rare male variants: Plato, Theodosius, Prokofy, Varlaam, Veniamin, Vissarion, Hilarion.
Originally Russian names: Vladislav, Mstislav, Yaroslav, Svyatoslav, Vyacheslav, Vsevolod, Boris, Stanislav, Rostislav.
The name of the child must be consonant with his patronymic and surname. The choice depends on the date of birth of the baby, as well as on the preferences of the mother of the child and current trends.
The Christian canon name comes on the eighth day after the baby is born, but parents can be guided by the closest dates, if they do not like the names that are indicated on these numbers. You can call the boy the name of the heavenly patron who is most revered by the mother and father of the child.
The baptism of a newborn usually falls on the fortieth day after birth, so the boy is given the name of that holy saint who is revered according to church canons on this day.
Parents should not only know the characteristics of the name to which they decided to name their son, but also carefully study the history of the life of the saint in whose honor they named the boy. The child will be bound by invisible ties with his heavenly patron and will be able to turn to him when his heart is especially hard and faith in God weakens.
The saint man will help a man in any situation and will bestow blessings and vital energy for further accomplishments.
The priests strongly do not recommend to name the child in honor of their relatives, whose death was tragic, because the boy will have a difficult life and he can repeat their fate. It is also not recommended to choose the names of great martyrs in order not to condemn his son to a life full of suffering and hardship.
There are more than 1000 different variants in the Orthodox namebook, among which one can find many euphonious and modern ones. The holy calendar is constantly updated and supplemented by the names of the holy new martyrs, who were recently canonized by the church, so the lists may differ slightly in different editions.
Most often in the church calendar there are male Orthodox names of the following origin:
- biblical (jewish);
A complete list of options with values is presented alphabetically in the tables below.
|Adam||Red Clay Man|
|Arkady||Resident of Arcadia|
|Barlaam||Son of the Lord|
|Valery||Belongs to the genus Valeriyev|
|Bartholomew||Son of Ptolemy|
|Vladimir||Owning the world|
|George||Cultivating the land, farmer|
|Gabriel||Helper of the Lord|
|Dmitriy||Devoted to Demeter|
|Daniel||My judge is the Lord|
|Demian||Dedicated to Damia|
|Elisha||Salvation is the Lord|
|Yemelyan||Belongs to Emilia|
|Helladium||Resident of hellas|
|Yermil||Dwells in a grove of hermes|
|Ivan (John)||Grace of god|
|Irakli||Glory to Hera|
|a lion||a lion|
|Lazarus||Helper of God|
|Leonid||Like the king of beasts|
|Luke||Resident of Lucania|
|Michael||Similar to god|
|Markell||Dedicated to Mars|
|Marcian||Belongs to Mark|
|Nazar||Devoted to the Lord|
|Novel||From Rome, Roman|
|Theodosius||Given by the Lord|
|Julian||Belongs to the genus Julius|
|Yaroslav||It has a bright fame|
|Jacob||It is tagged, non-aging|
In the Orthodox dictionary, there are not only old and rare variants, but also modern Russians, which are included in the list of the most popular male names.
In the pictures are presented the male calendar for the church calendar (by month). On the great church holidays (Christmas, Baptism, Presentation, Transfiguration), the name day is not celebrated according to the Orthodox calendar.
Orthodox names of boys who were born in December, January and February, by numbers:
Options for boys born in March, April and May:
Male names on the Orthodox calendar for children born in June, July and August:
How to name a son who was born in autumn, at Baptism (September, October, November):
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