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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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  • Felix

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    Felix, energetic and upbeat with a felicitous meaning, has finally transcended its negative associations to Felix The Cat and the persnickety Felix Unger. The name of four popes and sixty-seven ... Read More 

  • Ferdinand

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    To the American ear, Ferdinand has a rather heavy and clumsy feel -- most likely because of the bull. Interesting Dutch spin: the short form Dinand, after a popular singer. Read More 

  • Fergus

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    In Celtic lore, Fergus was the ideal of manly courage; Fergus is a charming, slightly quirky Scottish and Irish favorite. As a name, Fergus forms a link between Ireland and Scotland, as Gaelic tra... Read More 

  • Finnian

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    Finnian is a fair jig of a name, energetic and easy on the ear. Finnian (and brother Finian) is also familiar in its alternate spelling through the classic 1968 Broadway musical Finian's Rainbow ,... Read More 

  • Flavian

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    A Latin clan name that may rise again along with other things Roman.  Read More 

  • Florian

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    If Flora and Florence have returned full force, Florian, with its trendy Latinate ending, could also have a chance. Popular in Germany, Austria and Switzerland -- he was the venerated patron saint ... Read More 

  • Gervais

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  • Giles

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    One of those names that most Americans find just too too tea-sippingly British to consider; its meaning has led to occasional use for Capricorn boys.  Read More 

  • Godfrey

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    Downside: a boy might have difficulty handling a name with God as a first syllable. The Italian artist's version Giotto would be more interesting.  Read More 

  • Gregory

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    The name of sixteen popes and fifteen saints, gregarious Gregory has slipped sharply over the last decade. While Gregory may have morphed from Cool Dude to Upstanding Dad Name, it carries the winni... Read More 

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