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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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  • Laura

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    Laura is a hauntingly evocative perennial, never trendy, never dated, feminine without being fussy, with literary links stretching back to Dante. All this makes Laura a more solid choice than any ... Read More 

  • Lelia

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    A rare and delicate choice, Lelia is a modern variation of an ancient Roman family name. It came to Britain in the mid-nineteenth century, following the publication of George Sand's popular romanti... Read More 

  • Louise

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    Louise has for several decades now been seen as competent, studious, and efficient -- desirable if not dramatic qualities. But now along with a raft of other 'L' names, as well as cousin Eloise, L... Read More 

  • Lucia

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    A lovely name, the Latinate spelling of Lucy with operatic connections, that used to be given to babies born as daylight was breaking. A variety of references include Santa Lucia, a fourth centu... Read More 

  • Lucretia

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    A pretty and plausible Latin name that's gotten a bad rap through the years via a link to Lucrezia Borgia, who, though long considered a demon poisoner, was actually a patron of learning and the a... Read More 

  • Lucy

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    In the Top 30 in England, Lucy is slowly but surely catching up here as well, because it's so attractive on so many levels: Lucy is both saucy and solid, a saint's name and heroine of several great... Read More 

  • Lydia

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    Lydia is a very early place name, that of an area of Asia Minor whose inhabitants are credited with the invention of coinage and of having strong musical talent--as well as great wealth. Although... Read More 

  • Madeline

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    This lovely name with a soft and delicate image is an old-fashioned favorite that returned to favor in the 1990's, combining a classic pedigree with a cute nickname option: Maddy. Madeline has be... Read More 

  • Marcella

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    Marcella has been in mothballs for so long it's starting to feel stylish again. Depicted as the world's most beautiful woman in Don Quixote (where it's spelled Marcela), this long neglected name s... Read More 

  • Marina

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    This pretty sea-born name was used to dramatic effect by Shakespeare in his play Pericles for the virtuous princess who says she is "Call'd Marina, for I was born at sea." Marina was an epithet of ... Read More 

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