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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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  • Jacinta

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    Jacinta, the Spanish word for hyacinth, is a lot softer and sweeter than the English version. Although the name is slightly different, Jacinta is largely associated at present with Australian-born ... Read More 

  • Jane

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    No, we don't consider Jane too plain. In fact, for a venerable and short one-syllable name, we think it packs a surprising amount of punch, as compared to the related Jean and Joan. A very old na... Read More 

  • Jeanne

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    Pronounced just like Jean in the English-speaking world, but as the more exotic zhahn in France, this has sailed away with the first wave of French favorites: Denise, Michelle, et soeurs. Read More 

  • Joan

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    Poor Joan. After being the seventh most popular name throughout the 1930s, it hasn't even appeared in the Top 1,000 for a dozen years, and it would take a Joan of Arc to revive it today. These days... Read More 

  • Joaquina

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    As Joaquin enters the American mainstream, his sister might just follow.  Read More 

  • Julia

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    An enduring classic, Julia has so much going for it: ancient roots but a modern, fashionable feel, simplicity and sophistication, and connections to both saints and celebs, including actress Julia ... Read More 

  • Juliana

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    Long common in Europe, the elegant and regal Juliana, also spelled with two n's, has invaded these shores, in tandem with the more classic Julia. There were several early Saint Julianas and Queen J... Read More 

  • Julitta

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    This fairly obscure saint's name was chosen by Oscar-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden for one of her twins.  Read More 

  • Justa

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  • Kiara

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    Simba's daughter in The Lion King , Kiara fits in with stylish modern names like Keira and Kaia.  Read More 

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