Wilson's Name Day

This year Wilson's Name day is on 8th June 2017

Wilson is derived from Old German, 'helmet of resolution'; Wilson has a name day of 8th June and our description is based upon the male usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name William

There is also an alternative celebration date of 28th May for this Name day and represents different religious interpretations or different festival days for Saints

Historically Famous Wilsons

St William of York was also rather an interesting mixture of the pragmatic and spiritual. Hewas appointed as Bishop of York in 1140, but there was a great deal of fuss because his enemies accused him of simony (buying or selling Church appointments) and sexual laxitY. Pope Innocent II upheld his cause and he was consecrated, but seven years later he was deposed by Pope Eugenius III, on the advice of St Bernard of Clairvaux among others. He must have had redeeming qualities, however, for after spending some years in ascetic seclusion, Pope Anastasius IV restored him to his See, to the joy of his flock.

William is such a popular name both in England and in France that it is hardly surprising that there are many listed in the calendar of saints, as well as a sad roll of beatified men who were tortured and executed during the Reformation in England. It is difficult to choose anyone of them rather than another, but St William of Gellone seems to have been an attractive character, simply because he combined outward 'masculine' virtues in order to be the ideal Christian knight, with more inward qualities that led him to found an abbey near Aniane, to which he retired as a monk.

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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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