Damien's Name Day

This year Damien's Name day is on 27th September 2018

Damien is derived from the Greek, 'to tame'; Damien has a name day of 27th September and our description is based upon the male usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Damian

Saint Damian, whose feast day the celebration is based upon is a patron saint of the following:

  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Barbers
  • Pharmacists

Symbols are often associated with Saints, it often helped in the middle ages when people were unable to read thus Damian has the following symbols associated

  • Arrows
  • Phials and jars
  • The rod of Aesculapius

Historically Famous Damiens

Damian had a fraternal companion - Cosmas - Cosmas and Damian were highly venerated martyrs in the Eastern Church as twin brothers from Syria who practised medicine and refused to accept fees for their help Damian was first used in the UK at the beginning of 13th Century.

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Name days stem from celebrations or festivals held to celebrate Saints, these dates were chosen by the relevant church that had declared the person a Saint and as they were often only referred to by a single name then the festival became known as that particular name's day hence name day. The  popular custom of celebrating your name day is wide spread across Europe and the middle east it's rise can be traced back to people's desire to have the occasional party and with literacy being constrained to clergy and similar scribes then people would not know the date unless informed via this route hence if your saint name was being celebrated then why not push the boat out!

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