- Oct 21 2022
- All Day
Greek Name Day: Orsalia, Orsalina, Orsaline, Orsel, Orselina, Orseline, Orsola, Orssa
Name Days are often named after a Christian saint or martyr and are mainly celebrated in Catholic and Eastern Orthodox countries. On this day, the holy person is celebrated, as well as anyone named after this person. Often, these celebrations are more important than birthdays.
The name Orsalia, translates to ‘Ursula’ meaning ‘strong as a little bear’. On this day, Saint Orsalia, a princess from Dumonia, set sail to join her future husband in Armorica with 11,000 virgin handmaidens, at the request of her father King Dionotus. She was killed with an arrow in a siege during her passing through Cologne. Those who celebrate are names derived from ‘Orsalina’, such as Ursula (Spanish), Ursele (French), Urszula (Polish, Orsolya (Hungarian)