Davy's Name Day

This year Davy's Name day is on 1st March 2018

Davy is derived from the Hebrew, 'darling' or 'friend'; Davy has a name day of 1st March and our description is based upon the male usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name David

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

  • Poetry
  • Wales

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

  • A dove on a shoulder
  • A leek
  • A harp
  • A hill
  • Fountains

Historically Famous Davys

David is an Old Testament name, but its popularity is largely due to a Welsh saint, Dewi, known to nonWelsh speakers as 'David'. There are other canonized Davids, notably a Scottish king of the twelfth century, but it is St David of Wales who is the best known. This David is reputed, in some historical accounts, to have descended from King Arthur; he was certainly revered all over the Celtic region. He became the first bishop in South Wales, and founded a series of monasteries of extreme austerity - so much so that some accused him of being more in love with asceticism than Christ. His nickname ('the waterman'), may derive from the fact that his rule forbade the drinking of wine; the tradition that he ate only bread and leeks (hence the Welsh emblem) is apocryphal.

Other Names Day resources

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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