Similarly, it is asked, how did months get their name?
April was named as such because of the tweakingof the ancient Roman calendar, where April was the second month.May springs from the Greek goddess Maia, daughter of Atlas andmother of Hermes. July was named in honor of Julius Caesarright after his assassination in 44 B.C., with July beingthe month of his birth.
Thereof, who is the month of September named after?
September followed what was originally Sextilis,the "sixth" month, renamed Augustus in honor of the firstRoman emperor, and preceded October, the "eighth"month that like September retained its numericalname contrary to its position on the calendar.
Since other months, like January, are named after Romangods, you'd be forgiven for thinking February was namedafter the Roman god Februus. But, the word February comesfrom the Roman festival of purification called Februa, during whichpeople were ritually washed.