Saints' Names for Girls

Saints' names are still required for a Roman Catholic baptism, but beyond religious strictures, you might be interested in saints as inspirational namesakes or as a source of unusual ancient names. This list includes a range of saints' names for girls, from the classic to the cool to the rarely-heard.
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  • Celine

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    French-Canadian singer Dion made us notice this variation. Although many parents would prefer the homonym Selene, which has a different derivation and means "moon," Celine has been a Top 1000 name... Read More 

  • Cera

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  • Charity

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    Charity is one of the Big Three abstract virtue names, along with Hope and Faith, though far less widely used than the others. But as Faith, Grace and Hope grow more common, some parents are... Read More 

  • Christina

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    Christina, a pretty and feminine, crystal clear classic, may be trending downward, but it's never out of style. Christina's short forms Chris, Christie, and Tina all seem dated—making the royal... Read More 

  • Clare

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    This is the original, more prosaic spelling, but the airier Claire now dominates. Almost 700 spaces separate the two on the US popularity charts.

    If you're seeking a literary connection,... Read More 

  • Claudia

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    A classic name with a hint of ancient Roman splendor that has never been truly in or truly out, Claudia still feels like a strong, modern choice—one of our "sweet spot" names.

    Claudia... Read More 

  • Cleopatra

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    A royal name in ancient Egypt that's never quite made it to the modern world, though nickname Cleo is widely used. Other now-extinct Cleopatra diminutives, including Cleora and Cleola, achieved... Read More 

  • Clotilde

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  • Colette

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    Like the French author with whom the name is most closely associated, Colette is a chic and charming name that is being rediscovered. After disappearing for nearly 30 years, Colette rejoined the... Read More 

  • Crispina

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    Unfortunately, everyone will hear Crispina, the feminine form of Crispin, as Christina. Read More 

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