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Saints' Names For Boys

It is tradition in the Roman Catholic Church for a child receiving baptism to be given a saints' name. However, even parents who don't find themselves particularly religious have begun to take interest in the rare, uplifting, and sometimes unheard-of names of saints' for their sons and daughters. This list includes the likes of saints' names for boys.
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  • Abel

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    Abel, the name of Adam and Eve's unfortunate younger son, compensates with positive connotations: capable, competent, ready and willing. Abel has literary connections to the novels of Dickens an... Read More 

  • Adrian

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    Adrian has in the past been neglected due to its similarity to the feminine Adrienne, but is now being reconsidered. Well used in England since the 1950s, and the name of one Pope and several saint... Read More 

  • Aidan

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    Aidan is an appealing Irish saint's name that zoomed up the popularity lists, jumping four hundred places in a decade. Though it has been overtaken by variant spelling Aiden, the original Aidan is ... Read More 

  • Alexis

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    Leapt into the female column via vixen Alexis Carrington on 'Dynasty" in the 1980s--it's now Number 46 for girls--but still holding its own for boys. Alexis is an ancient (male) saints' name as... Read More 

  • Ambrose

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    A favorite of British novelists including Evelyn Waugh and P. G. Wodehouse, Ambrose has an air of blooming well-being and upper-class erudition. It comes from the same Greek root as 'ambrosia', the... Read More 

  • Amias

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    Amias or Amyas is an obscure name with an attractive sound and feel and a lovely meaning. Though it might sound like a Biblical name, it is not, but is a surname that may be related to Amadeus or ... Read More 

  • Anselm

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    A somewhat solemn appellation, Anselm is a saint's name, connected to the twelfth century archbishop of Canterbury, and in modern times tied to the German neo-expressionist painter Anselm Kiefer.  Read More 

  • Artemas

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    This name has a nice mythological, historical, Three Musketeers-ish ring.  Read More 

  • Austin

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    Austin -- a name with an attractive southwestern feel, place-name panache and the solid base of having long been an Anglo-Saxon surname and a first name since medieval times --reached the Top 10 in... Read More 

  • Bardo

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    Bardo has a poetic beginning and upbeat ending. Saint Bardo was the eleventh century bishop of Mainz, in Germany, which may be one reason Sandra Bullock (whose mother was German) chose the name as ... Read More 

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