Czech Name Days

Discover over 365 Czech names that are part of the Czech calendar!

In the Czech Republic, every day of the year is someone's name day ("svátek" or "jmeniny" in Czech - the latter is more formal). It is a reason to celebrate, wish the person a Happy Name Day, and buy a little present, like flowers and a box of chocolates. Remember: Never give anyone an even number of flowers (2, 4, 6...). Such bouquets are used at funerals. The number should be odd (1, 3, 5...).

Find out if your name has an equivalent in Czech and what its diminutive version would be. Learn on which days your friends' or family members' names fall and how to wish them a Happy Name Day in Czech!

Monthly list:
January - March
April - June
July - September
October - December
Alphabetical list:
Female names
Male names

English and Czech name equivalents:
Female names
Male names

Wish your friends a Happy Name Day:
Všechno nejlepší k svátku! (All the best for your name day!)

"Srdečné přání k jmeninám" (Cordial wishes for your name day)
Historical postcard