Faroese Name Days

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See also alphabetical listing of Faroese name days

January

1Nýggjársdagur - New Year's Day
2Ábal
3Enokur
4Metúsalem, Ritva
5Símeon, Simeon
6Trettandi dagur jóla - Thirteenth Day of Christmas (= Epiphany)
7Knútur hertugi - Duke Knútur,
Eldbjørg
8Erhardt, Erhardus
9Julian, Julianus
10Páll einbúgvi - Páll hermit
11Hyginus
12Reinaldur
13Tjúgunda halgi - Twentieth Holiday (End of Christmas),
Hilarius
14Felix
15Laura, Maurus
16Marcellus
17Antinis, Anton, Antonius
18Hildur, Prisca
19Kyldilsmessuknútur,
Marius, Marjus, Pontianus
20Brøðramessa - Brothers' mass,
Bastian, Fabianus, Lina, Sebastianus
21Agnas
22Vincentius
23Emerentius, Emil, Emma
24Timoteus
25Pálsmessa - Páll's mass = Conversion of Páll the Apostle
26Polycarpos
27Chrysostomos
28Karlamagnus keisari - Emperor Karl the Great
29Valerius
30Aðalgunn
31Iðunn, Íðunn, Vigilius

February

1Brigida
2Mariumessa: tempulgongd Mariu - Maria's mass, Maria's visiting the temple (= Presentation of Jesus at the Temple),
Kyndilsmessa - Candlemas
3Blásiusmessa - Mass of St. Blásius
4Veronica, Veronika
5Agda, Ata
6Dorotea, Duruta
7Rikard
8Korinta
9Apollonia, Appolonia
10Scholastica, Skolastika
11Kongadagur - Kings' Day,
Euphrosyne, Yngvi
12Eulalia, Randi, Randið
13Benignus
14Valentinus
15Faustinus
16Juliana
17Findanus, Sandra
18Concordia
19Ammon
20Eucharias
21Sámal, Sámuel
22Pætursmessa - Mass of St. Pætur (= Feast of the Chair of St. Pætur),
Tina
23Papias
24Leypársmessa - Leap year's mass,
Mass, Mats, Mattas, Matteus, Mattias
25Victorinus
26Ingigerð
27Laila, Leander
28Hildigarð, Hildigerð, Marin

March

1Albin, Albinus
2Erna, Ernst, Simplicius
3Húngunn
4Adrian, Adrianus
5Teophilus
6Gotfred
7Perpetua
8Beata, Bettý
9Fjøruti riddarar - Forty Knights
10Eðla
11Thala
12Grækarismessa - Grækaris' mass
13Macedonius
14Eutychius, Matilda, Matthild, Metta
15Gandadagar byrja - The beginning of the bewitched days,
Sakarias
16Gudmundur
17Pátriksmessa - Mass of St. Pátrikur,
Geirtrúð
18Aleksandur, Edvard, Sandur
19Jósef
20Gordius
21Vársjavndøgur - Equinox,
Gandadagar enda - The end of the bewitched days,
Bænadiktsmessa - Bænadikt's mass,
Benadikt
22Páll biskubur - Páll bishop,
Paula, Paulina, Pavla, Póla, Pólina, Poula, Poulina
23Fidelis
24Rikka, Ulrika
25Mariumessa: boðanardagur Mariu - Annunciation Day,
Mariumessa um várið - Maria's mass in the spring
26Gabriel
27Jóhannes, Kastor
28Eustachius
29Jónas
30Kvirinus, Olga
31Balbina

April

1Hugo
2Teodosius
3Nikaitas
4Ambrosius
5Irena
6Sixtus pávi - Pope Sixtus
7Egesippus, Oddveig
8Janus, Ronja
9Procopius
10Ezekiel
11Leo
12Julius
13Júst, Justi, Jústi, Jústinus
14Summarmáli - First day of Summer (lit. Summer measure),
Bursi, Eleonora, Tiburtius
15Ljósu næturnar byrja - Beginning of the bright nights,
Olympia
16Magnusarmessa - Magnus' mass,
Mariana
17Anicetus, Elisa, Elsa
18Eilin, Eleuterius
19Dánjal
20Sulpicius
21Florentius
22Cajus, Oddný
23Georg, Georgius
24Albertus
25Markussamessa - Markus' mass,
Flaggdagur - Flagg Day
26Cletus, Tea, Teresa
27Ánanias, Ánias, Lotta
28Vitalis
29Pætur blóðvitnismaður - Pætur martyr
30Severus

May

1Valborgarmessa - Valborg's mass (Walpurgis Night),
Arbeiðaradagur - Workers' Day,
Filippus, Jákup
2Atanasius
3Krossmessa - Feast of the Cross
4Florianus, Mona, Monika
5Gotthard
6Jóhannes fyri borgliði - Jóhannes ante portam
7Flavia, Maia
8Stanislaus
9Kaspar
10Esbern, Gordianus
11Magda, Mamertus
12Pancratius
13Ingenuus
14Kristjan
15Halvarðsøka - Halvarður's vigil,
Sofia
16Sankta Brandan,
Sára
17Bruno
18Eirikur
19Potentiana
20Angelica, Angelika
21Helena
22Castus, Henning, Henný
23Desiderius
24Ester, Iris
25Urbanus
26Aggusteinus, Augustinus, Beda
27Lucianus
28Vilhjálmur
29Maximinus
30Vigand
31Petronella

June

1Nikomedes, Nina
2Marcellinus
3Erasmus, Rakul, Rasmus
4Optatus
5Grundlógardagur - Foundation Day,
Bonifacius
6Norbertus
7Jeremias
8Medardus
9Primus
10Onuphrius
11Barnabas
12Basilius
13Kyrillos, Tanja
14Rufinus
15Valdimarsdagur - Valdimar's Day,
Vitus
16Tycho
17Bótolvsøka - Bótolvur's vigil
18Bjørn, Leontius
19Erlingur, Gervasius
20Sylverius
21Sólstøður - Solstice,
Albanus
22Tiggju túsund blódvetnismenn - 10,000 Martyrs
23Eldrið, Paulinus
24Jóansøka - Jóan's vigil,
Jóhannes
25Jørundur, Prosper
26Jenný, Jensa, Jensia, Pelagius
27Sjey sovara - Seven Sleepers Day,
Ina
28Amalia, Eleonora, Karolina
29Pætursøka - Pæturs vigil
30Lucina

July

1Teobaldus
2Syftunsøka - Syftun's vigil,
Mariumessa: vitjanardagur Mariu - Maria's mass: Annunciation Day
3Kornelius
4Ulrikus
5Anshelmus, Miriam, Mirjam
6Djóni
7Villebaldus
8Ketil biskupur - Ketil bishop
9Sostrata
10Knútur kongur - King Knútur
11Josva
12Elias, Elis, Heinrikur
13Margreta, Mia
14Bonaventura
15Ápostlarnir skiljast - Dispersion of the Apostles
16Sanna, Súsanna
17Alexius
18Arnolphus
19Justa
20Elias, Margit, Margret, Margreta, Marið, Marit
21Evenus
22Maria Magdalena
23Hundadagar byrja - Beginning of the Dog Days,
Appolinaris
24Kristin
25Jákupsdagur - Jákup's Day
26Anna
27Marita, Marta
28Aurelius
29Ólavsøka - Ólavur's vigil
30Abdon, Eyð, Eyður
31Germanus

August

1Pætur í fongsli- Liberation of St. Pætur (lit. Pætur in prison),
Petra
2Hannibal, Karin, Katarina, Katrin, Katrina
3Ólavsøka siðari - Ólavur's vigil, translation of relics,
Nikodemus
4Dominicus
5Osvaldur
6Kristi dýrd - Transfiguration of Jesus (lit. Glory of Christ)
7Donatus
8Rut
9Romanus
10Lavrasmessa - Lavrans' mass,
Laars, Lars, Larvas, Lassi, Laurus, Lavars, Lavrans
11Hermann
12Kamilla, Klara
13Hippolytos
14Eusebius
15Mariumessa í hoyna - Maria's mass in the hey,
Himmalsferð Mariu - Assumption Day,
Marý
16Brynjolvur, Rokus
17Anastasius, Vernar
18Agapetus
19Sebaldus
20Berint, Bernhard
21Sálomon
22Symphorian
23Hundadagar enda - End of the Dog Days,
Sakeus
24Bartalsmessa - Bartal's mass
25Lovisa, Ludvík
26Líradagur - The day on which the first young Manx shearwaters were caught,
Eivindur, Ireneus, Oyvindur
27Gebhardus
28Aggusteinus, Augustinus
29Jóhannes hálsgøgdur - Beheading of St. Jóhannes the Baptist
30Benjamin
31Berta

September

1Aigidius
2Elisa profetur - Prophet Elisa,
Lisa, Liss
3Seraphia
4Ida, Teodosia
5Brian, Regina
6Magnus, Siv
7Robert, Rósa
8Mariumessa um heystið -Maria's mass in the autumn,
Føðingardagur Mariu - Maria's birthday,
Dilkadagur - name of certain festivals in the year when one gets special dishes
9Bursi, Gorgonius
10Burchardt
11Dagný, Hildibjartur
12Guido
13Cyprianus
14Krossmessa um heystið - Mass of the Cross in the autumn,
Dýrd krossins - Feast of the Cross,
Inga
15Sálerneyð Mariu - Agony of Maria’s soul,
Mariumessa síðari – Later mass of Maria,
Áskel, Eskil
16Eufemia
17Hildigunn, Lambertus
18Titus
19Constantia
20Tobias
21Matteus, Trina
22Kári, Kyrri, Mauritius
23Heystjavndøgur - Equinox,
Linus, Snæfríð, Tekla
24Tekla
25Kleophas, Yngvar
26Adolf, Einar
27Dagmar, Kosmus
28Lena, Venceslaus
29Mikkjalsmessa - Mikkjal’s mass,
Dilkadagur - name of certain festivals in the year when one gets special dishes,
Mikal
30Hieronymus

October

1Rebekka, Remigius
2Ditlev
3Evald, Metta
4Franciscus
5Brynjar, Placidus
6Broderus, Málfríð
7Amalia, Amalja, Birgit
8Beinta, Benadikta, Bænadikta, Ingibjørg
9Dionysius
10Gereon
11Nikatius
12Maximilian, Maximilianus
13Angelus
14Veturnætur - Beginning of Winter,
Kai, Kaia, Kalixtus
15Heiðveig
16Finnur, Gallus
17Florentinus, Marta
18Lukas
19Baltasar
20Felicianus
21Ellivu túsund moyggjar - 11,000 virgins
22Cordula, Karina
23Servin, Severinus, Sevrin
24ST-dagur - United Nations' Day,
Proklus
25Crispinus
26Amandus
27Sem
28Tveggja ápostla messa - Two Apostles’ mass,
Júdas, Símun
29Narcissus
30Absalon, Aksal, Aksel
31Upphav trúbótar Luthers - Reformation Day (lit. Beginning of the Reformation of Luther),
Edit, Edna, Lovisa

November

1Dilkadagur - name of certain festivals in the year when one gets special dishes,
Alla halganna dagur / Alhalgunadagur - All Saints’ Day
2Alla sálna dagur - All Souls’ Day
3Hubertus
4Otto
5Egil, Malakias
6Leonhardus
7Engelbrekt
8Claudius
9Teodor
10Luther
11Mortansmessa - Mortan’s mass,
Martin, Martina
12Torkil
13Arcadius, Kirstin
14Fríðrikur
15Leopold, Oddfríð
16Otenius
17Anianus
18Hesychius, Magni
19Elisabet, Lisabet, Lisbet
20Volkmarus
21Mariumessa: Mariu offurgerð - Presentation of Maria,
Marianna
22Cecilia, Sesilia, Silja, Sissal
23Klæmintsmessa - Klæmint’s mass
24Chrysogonos
25Katrin
26Konrad
27Facundus
28Gunter, Rut, Rutt
29Saturnius, Sofía, Sonja
30Andrasarmessa - Andras’ mass,
Andrias

December

1Arnaldur
2Bibiana
3Sveinur
4Barbara
5Sabina, Stina
6Niklasarmessa - Niklas’ mass,
Nikolaus
7Agaton
8Mariumessa: Gitnaðardagur Mariu - Immaculate Conception
9Rólvur, Rudolf
10Judit, Jutta, Jútta
11Damasus, Dánial, Danjal, Dánjal
12Epimachus
13Lucia, Lusia, Lýdia
14Crispus
15Nikatius
16Aðalheiður, Lázarus
17Albina
18Gratianus
19Nemesius
20Ábraham, Ábram, Ápraham, Ápram
21Tummasmessa/Tummasarmessa - Tummas’ mass,
Sólstøður - Solstice
22Japetus
23Tollaksmessa - Tollakur’s mass
24Ádam, Eva
25Jóladagur - Christmas Day
26Sankti Stefan - Saint Stefan,
2. Jóladagur - 2nd Christmas Day,
Steffan
27Jóhannes evangelistur - Jóhannes the Apostle
28Barnadagur - Childrens' Day,
Unn
29Nóa
30Dávi, Dávid, Dávið, Dávur
31Sylvester

Source: [1] and [2]

References

  1. Axel Tórgarð: Dagar og nøvn í álmanakkanum (2008)
  2. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)