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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  • Delphina

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  • Diana

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    Diana, the tragic British princess, inspired many fashions, but strangely, not one for her name. The classic and lovely moon-goddess name Diana hovered for years around Number 100, though now it's... Read More 

  • Dominica

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    Fashionably Continental and much fresher than Dominique, though it's been used since the Middle Ages. Dominica can be spelled any number of ways, from Dominika to Domenica, but we prefer this versi... Read More 

  • Dorothy

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    In the 1930s, Dorothy left Kansas and landed in the Land of Oz; by the '80s she had become a Golden Girl, living in Miami with roommates Blanche and Rose, giving her a decidedly older image. But pa... Read More 

  • Dymphna

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    Dymphna, also spelled Dympna, is the name of an Irish virgin martyr. The story goes that she was a Celtic princess who fled to Belgium to escape the abusive attentions of her father, and his mad a... Read More 

  • Edith

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    Edith was a hugely popular name a hundred years ago that's being revived among stylish parents in Stockholm and London--and is beginning to gain traction in the US among those with a taste for old-... Read More 

  • Eleanore

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    The final e introduces pronunciation questions. Is Eleanor pronounced just like Eleanor, or is it the more elaborate el-LAY-ah-nor? Or something else? If you live in the U.S. and you want a ve... Read More 

  • Elisabeth

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    This Elisabeth spelling is found in France, Germany, Greece, and other cultures, and represented by such notables as Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth Shue, Elisabeth Moss and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. ... Read More 

  • Elizabeth

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    Elizabeth, one of the premiere classic girls' names, is now just outside the Top 10 at Number 14, having been replaced in 2014 by the rising Charlotte. Yet Elizabeth has so much going for it -- ric... Read More 

  • Emily

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    Emily may have dropped somewhat in the current standings, but it was the most popular name for over a decade because it appeals as a girls' name on many levels: Emily is feminine, classic, simple, ... Read More 

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