I'd like to find a word to encompass multiple people who share the same birthday (but were not necessarily born in the same year):

Best wishes to my <birthday-sharing friends> for a wonderful day.

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    If they share parents and age as well you might call them twins :)
    – Born2Smile
    Sep 2, 2015 at 17:57
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    After the edit this question no longer is a dup of the linked question. This question now asks what we can call people who were "all born on the same day of the year of any year" while that one asks about people born on the same day of the same year.
    – Jim
    Sep 2, 2015 at 18:05
  • Apparently astrologers have a term for this, 'date-twins'. If the details are precisely the same then they call them astro-twins. You could perhaps bend that last one to your use. ---llewellyn.com/blog/2010/08/… Sep 2, 2015 at 18:06
  • 'Date-twins' sounds promising.... birthday mates (I made it up). Sep 4, 2015 at 2:19
  • connascent (kəˈneɪsənt) Definitions adjective born, produced, or growing simultaneously I wonder if it can be used here ??...
    – tuga
    Feb 5, 2016 at 16:07

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Birthday twins

I have no citation, but have often heard this used to describe exactly what is asked: two or more, not necessarily related, born on the same day, regardless of year born. Other forms of the same construction are "astro twins," "astrology twins," and "star twins."

  • I downvoted your other two (bad) answers - but this one works for me. It is informal, but I don't think there is a formalized english term for this phrase.
    – jdf
    Sep 2, 2015 at 23:53
  • @chillin The 'edit' has been kept intentionally there for people to use it. :) Nov 2, 2015 at 12:39
  • UD lists this, but broadens the definition-or-is-it? to include shared months, years of birth. I assume 'dates' is meant rather than 'days' ("Hey; I was born on a Wednesday too!"?) Oct 1, 2020 at 12:29

I imagine that any word for this would seem boring as a non-starter. To try to brighten things up a bit, from some other source, how about calling such persons products of the birthday paradox, which is an easy observation about persons with the same birthday.

Have you ever noticed how sometimes what seems logical turns out to be proved false with a little math? For instance, how many people do you think it would take to survey, on average, to find two people who share the same birthday? Due to probability, sometimes an event is more likely to occur than we believe it to. In this case, if you survey a random group of just 23 people there is actually about a 50–50 chance that two of them will have the same birthday. This is known as the birthday paradox. Don't believe it's true? You can test it and see mathematical probability in action!

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For good reason, as is often the case on forums such as this, I rarely post the bulk of what "comes" to me. Let the down voting begin. As a murderer might say, maybe, I can get me a score of -7, that is if this one stays up long enough.


You're not going to like this answer, but a mother is someone who always shares the birth days of her children. If she has three children, she has four birthdays, three of which she shares with her children who are always younger than her. I told you you wouldn't like it!

In common usage, a birthday carries one of several slightly different meanings:

  • the day a person was born
  • the anniversary of the day a person was born
  • the celebration on the day a person is born
  • the celebration on day of the anniversary of the day a person was born
  • the day of a birth
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    Changing the definition of birthday doesn't help the OP.
    – jdf
    Sep 2, 2015 at 23:51
  • @jdfLemon No one has changed the definition of birthday. Thanks.
    – chillin
    Sep 3, 2015 at 0:15
  • Where are your references for the idea that a mother has multiple "birthdays"? The dictionaries I use do not support that definition.
    – nnnnnn
    Sep 10, 2020 at 5:46

Irish twins

What are Irish twins? Well, long story short, Irish twins are siblings that are born 12 or less months apart.

The strict definition of Irish twins encompases more than what the question specifies, however, it is a close enough answer to list, because Irish twins will not be the same age and could share the same birthday, only a year apart.

Further, though it could be applied to siblings born less than 12 months apart, far and away the most common use of the phrase Irish twins is to describe siblings exactly 12 months apart, but notably it is less commonly applied also to cousins with the same birthday, any relatives with the same birthday, and even close friends with the same birthday.

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    Irish twin is a slang (and possibly pejorative) term referring to siblings born less than 12 months apart. Suggesting it as an answer by way of the possibility that two irish twins could have the same birthday if we expand the definition to 12 months or less doesn't make it fit for what the OP is asking.
    – jdf
    Sep 2, 2015 at 23:51

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