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Here's proof that you can find saints' names that go way beyond the stodgy Anne or Francis. Following is a selection of some of the coolest saints' names for babies.
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  • Cassian

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    Cassian is a saints' and Latin clan name, related to Cassius, that is virtually unused and waiting to be discovered. There have been at least four fourth and fifth century St. Cassians, one of who... Read More 

  • Cloud

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    Like Sky and Sunshine, this fluffy name from the hippie 1970s has floated back onto the naming radar.  Read More 

  • Colette

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    Modern parents might be attracted to this name because of the French novelist -- though pen name Colette was actually her last name, Sidonie-Gabrielle her first. Colette was one of a group of Gal... Read More 

  • Conan

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    The fierce image of the Barbarian made a complete turnaround thanks to amiable talk show host O'Brien, making Conan one of the newly desirable Irish choices, a perfect alternative to Conor/Connor. ... Read More 

  • Daria

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    An early Christian martyr, a bespectacled MTV cartoon heroine, and Canadian supermodel Daria Werbowy. A name that manages to feel contemporary and usable without being exactly stylish. Which may ... 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 114... Used by the English Puritans in the eigh... Read More 

  • Emilian

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    With the new trend of boys' names rising on the heels of their popular sisters, the unusual-yet-familiar-feeling Emilian might become better known thanks to its relationship to Emily and Emilia/Ame... Read More 

  • Fabian

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    Ancient name of saint and pope best known via a 1960s rocker. Definite cool potential today. Read More 

  • Felicity

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    Felicity is as accessible a virtue name as Hope and Faith, but much more feminine -- and dare we say happier. The hit TV show did a lot to soften and modernize the once buttoned-up image of Felicit... 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 

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