Birthday July 16: what name to give the child and who has Angel’s Day


Today there are 11 men’s birthdays.

Birthdays are a day of church remembrance of a saint with a certain name. Our saint of the same name is considered a guardian angel and protector of man. Parents choose church names for their children so that boys and girls can also find sacred protection.

Alexander: from the ancient Greek name Alexandros – “human defender”.

Anatoly: the form of the ancient Greek name Anatolios, from the word Anatoly – “eastern”, “east”, “sunrise”, “dawn”, so called the inhabitants of Anatolia.

Anton: comes from the Roman family name Antonius, from the ancient Greek antao – “meet, face”, “fight”, “compete” or antos – “flower”.

Василь: from the ancient Greek name Basileios – “royal”, “royal”.

George, Yegor: formed from the ancient Greek name Georgios, from georgos – “farmer”, “cultivates the land”.

Demid: from the ancient Greek name Diomedes: Dios – “Zeus, belonging to Zeus, divine” and medomay – “think”, “take care”.

Ivan, Jan.: variants of the ancient Hebrew name Johanan – “Yahweh the Merciful”, from the Hebrew name John – “pardoned by God”.

Constantine: from the Latin word constans – “permanent”, “stable”.

Mark: comes from the Greek name Marcos, from the Latin word marcus – “hammer” from the French marquis – “marquis”.

Mykhailo: from the ancient Hebrew name Michael – “like God”, “asked of God”.

Rodion: from the Greek word rodeos – “pink”, from the Greek word Rodion – “inhabitant of the island of Rhodes”, the Russian form of the ancient Greek name Herodion – “hero”, “heroic”.

Philip: from the ancient Greek name Philip – “loving horses”.

Thomas: comes from the name of Thomas, from the ancient Hebrew theom – “twin”.

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