Rupert's Name Day

This year Rupert's Name day was on 27th March 2017

Rupert is derived from Old German, 'bright fame'; Rupert has a name day of 27th March and our description is based upon the male usage of the name.
This name is a truly ancient name from which numerous variations have been derived as shown below (NB The M or F in brackets are Male or Female orientated names)

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

  • A salt box
  • A model of a church
  • A basket of eggs

Historically Famous Ruperts

One St Rupert (together with his mother, St Bertha), lived as a hermit on the Rupertsburg near Bingen in the ninth century, and became particularly well-loved by the much more famous Hildegard of Bingen when she was Abbess there 300 years later. Another St Rupert who has been particularly popular in Ireland was the bishop of Worms, a Frenchman of the seventh century. He later became a missionary to Bavaria, and then to Austria.

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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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