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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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  • Emma

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    Emma is the Number 2 name, having done handsprings up the popularity charts thanks to a legion of Emma heroines, from Bovary to Goldman to Jane Austen's protagonist. So parents who have turned from... Read More 

  • Eugenia

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    Eugenia, a name scarcely used at all since the 1980's, is another that flourished a century ago and could be due for a revival. Eugenia has some interesting literary references, including the fasc... Read More 

  • Eulalia

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    Eulalia is a melodious name with a southern drawl, thanks to those lilting double 'l's. A teenage martyr, Saint Eulalia was born in Spain and is a patron saint of Barcelona, where there is a cathe... Read More 

  • Eve

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    Eve, the oldest name in the Book, is now coming back into style, having the virtues of simplicity and purity, yet with more strength and resonance than other single-syllable names like Ann. British... Read More 

  • Fabiola

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    Fabiola was the romantically elaborate name of a saint who organized the first hospice.  Read More 

  • Fausta

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    Though often heard in the Hispanic and Italian communities, it hasn't made an impact here, perhaps because of the connection to the character of Faust and his pact with the devil. Variations: FAUS... Read More 

  • Felicity

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    Felicity is as accessible a virtue name as Hope and Faith, but much more feminine -- and dare we say happier. The hit TV show did a lot to soften and modernize the once buttoned-up image of Felicit... Read More 

  • Flavia

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    An ancient Roman clan name, Flavia is one choice that's unusual but historic.  Read More 

  • Flora

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    Flora, the name of the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, who enjoyed eternal youth, is one of the gently old-fashioned girls' flower names we think is due for a comeback--alongside cousins Cora ... Read More 

  • Florence

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    Florence, which has been neglected for decades, has a lot going for it, both for its floral feel and as a place name connection to the lovely Italian city (after which Florence Nightingale was name... Read More 

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