I know a few Jewish people with first names as Yom Tov and Pesach. Perhaps, Shabbat is used as a Jewish name, though I don't know anyone with that name. But I have not heard of anyone named Shavu'ot, Succot, Roshashana, Chanukah or Purim, etc.

Is there anything special about naming people after these two names that I mentioned? Is there any reason why the others might not have been used?

Note: I'm not seeking as much an answer to the 2nd question, as it may be as simple as "school kids might make fun of someone named Purim".

Edited based on comments

  • 1st names only. I know that there's a lot more variance with last names, and, I have heard some strange ones, lately ;-)
  • Names should clearly indicate the Yom Tov or occasion, itself. E.g. - someone named Chag Hakatzir would qualify, but not just Katzir.

(I know that one of Israel's former M.K.'s (I think?) has a last name "Katzir" but that doesn't qualify for 2 reasons.)

  • Shabbtai Tzvi? I can see why people might not use it as much anymore...Asif? Matan? – rosends Mar 26 '15 at 16:29
  • @Danno - I don't know anyone named "Asif", but that would work as it is a valid Torah-based name. "Matan" is too general, though. I know that you were referring to Shavuot, but the name "Matan" doesn't necessarily convey a holiday. For that matter, neither does "Asif", but it's mentioned in the Torah. I see that I may have to edit this question quite a bit. – DanF Mar 26 '15 at 16:37
  • for Matan I was think of matan torateinu and for Asif, I was thinking of Aasif Mandvi (the name Asif is used in Arabic-based names). The comment was meant more tongue in cheek... – rosends Mar 26 '15 at 17:24
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    ...my Dad used to address my siblings and I as "Tishabav" on occasion.... – Gary Mar 26 '15 at 21:23
  • @Gary - I don't get it, unless the only occasion he did that was on 9 Av. My parents would occasionally call me names, but I don't think they called me a holiday. – DanF Mar 26 '15 at 21:26

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