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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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  • Diego

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    The energetic Diego is rising rapidly along with a lot of other authentically Spanish choices that work perfectly well with Anglo surnames. Possibly a derivative of Santiago, Diego is a Sevillian... Read More 

  • Dustan

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  • Edmund

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    The sophisticated Edmund and its nearly-identical French twin Edmond are coming out of mothballs now that Edward, inspired by "Twilight," is once again a hot name. Edmund has had an enviable histo... Read More 

  • Elias

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    Elias, strong and charismatic, is following in the path of family members Elijah and Eli, and is also moving on up in popularity, now a solid Number 113. Used by the English Puritans in the eighte... Read More 

  • Emil

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    Unlike popular girls' name Emily, Emil has a slightly unfriendly feel.  Read More 

  • Emmanuel

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    Emmanuel--spelled with one or two 'm's'-- was popular with early Jewish immigrants, until overused nickname Manny caused it to fade. Now, this important biblical name is being revived in its full g... Read More 

  • Ephrem

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  • Erasmus

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    Erasmus has long retained the image of the bearded and bespectacled Dutch philosopher, but could be one that the audacious baby namer just might dare to dust off. The fourth century Saint Erasmus ... Read More 

  • Eric

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    Eric -- the all-time most popular Scandinavian boys' name in the U. S. -- peaked in the Ricky Nelson/Rick Springfield period. It was adopted by English speakers in the mid-nineteenth century, who ... Read More 

  • Fabian

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    Fabian is the ancient name of a saint and pope that also has Shakespearean cred as Olivia's servant in Twelfth Night and more recently made an appearance in Harry Potter . In the US Fabian became b... Read More 

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