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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, but most parents would prefer the homonym Selene, which has a different derivation and means "moon". Celine is also a newly-chic French f... 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 beginn... 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 C... Read More 

  • Clare

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    This is the original, more prosaic spelling, but the airier Claire now dominates.  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 was a comm... 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 so... Read More 

  • Clotilde

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  • Colette

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    Modern parents might be attracted to this name because of the French novelist -- though pen name Colette was actually her last name, Sidonie-Gabrielle her first. Colette was one of a group of Gal... 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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