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Happy Name Day Wishes

Are you looking for the perfect words to express your happy name day wishes?

Whether you are sending an email, a handwritten note, an e-card or a funny gif, there is nothing like a personalized message to go with your happy name day wishes.

Below you will find some example of “happy name day wishes” you can customize accordingly. Whether you are celebrating the name day of a dear friend, your mother, father, sibling or other family member!

But first… what are name days and why are they celebrated in Greece?

For Greeks, either in Greece or abroad, celebrating your name day can be an even bigger deal that your birthday! 

Your name day, is the feast day or celebration of the saint whose name you carry. The Orthodox church of Greece, follows a liturgical book called “eortologio” to keep track of all the days saints are remembered on.

Simply, whenever a saint “celebrates” so do the people who are named after them.

You can find a more in-depth look into name days and why they are celebrated here.

Happy Name Day Wishes in English 

If you don’t know what to say to someone on their name day, there is a simple solution. Just change your birthday wishes, to “name day wishes”! Still stuck? Here are some examples!

  • To my beautiful sister 

Happy name day to my darling sister!

Wishing you a beautiful day and may all your dreams

always come true.

Blessings, love and happiness!

  • To my dear Greek friend 

There are many names in this word

but yours is special

just like you!

Blessed name day my friend

  • To a great boss 

Wishing you good health and happiness

on this blessed day.

Happy name day!

  • To the family and friends of those celebrating 

Many wishes for your son’s/daughter’s/

special name day celebration

Love and blessings from our family to yours!

Happy Name Day Wishes in Greek (with English characters) 

What about a special “happy name day” wish for your Greek friend or family member when you don’t speak Greek?

We can help you!

Just copy one of the messages below to make your special someone smile!

  • Το everyone 

Happy many years

Xronia Polla gia tin giorti sou

Χρόνια πολλά για την γιορτή σου

  • To a friend (he) 

Happy name day (name)

Wishing you health and strength and everything else you desire! 

Xronia polla gia tin giorti sou (name)

Panta geros me igia

ke oti epithimis!

  • To a friend (she)

Xronia polla gia tin giorti sou (name)

Panta geri me igia

ke oti epithimis

  • To the family and friends of those celebrating 

Xronia polla gia

tin (female) or ton (male)

(insert name)

Na ton/tin xereste!

Happy Name Day Cards

We have put together 9 different designs of name day cards for you to use. Just use the sign up form below and they will land in your inbox. You will be able to use them and send them to your friends and family straight away.


Rania Kalogirou

Rania grew up in Thessaloniki and spent most of her adult life in her adopted country of New Zealand. When she’s not studying to complete her masters degree she’s either reading, writing or exploring the outdoors.

She loves going on mini adventures, whether it is an impromptu road trip or multi-day hikes. She is interested in photography and languages and strongly believes that feta should be consumed with every meal.

She also thinks Greece is the best holiday destination and invites anyone that thinks otherwise to prove her wrong.

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