Saints' Names

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.
  • Mabyn

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    This rare sixth-century saint's name has a modern, merry feel. Read More 

  • Matilda

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    The comeback of this sweet vintage name has been prompted by a boomlet of starbaby Matildas, beginning with chef Gordon Ramsey's in 2002 and Moon Unit Zappa's two years later, but the renaissance... Read More 

  • Maura

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    Somber, almost mournful name that still has a lovely sound. Read More 

  • Natalia

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    More exotic that Natalie, more unusual than Natasha, Natalia has been climbing up the popularity list since 1980; Natalia--also spelled Natalya--is now at Number 120. Heard frequently in Spain,... Read More 

  • Oliver

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Oliver, now the Number 2 name in England, also entered the Top 100 in the U.S. for the first time in 2009, and is now at Number 32, having jumped 20 places since last year. Why? Because Oliver is... Read More 

  • Phoebe

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    A mythological, biblical, Shakepearean, and Salinger name, the warm and captivating Phoebe was given a boost in popularity by one of the Friends.

    In classical mythology, Phoebe is the... Read More 

  • Quentin

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    Quentin, an offbeat name with lots of character, relates to the Latin for the number five and is by far the subtlest and most usable of the Latin birth-order names, masculine as well as stylish... Read More 

  • Romeo

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    It wasn't so long ago that Romeo was considered as outre for an American baby as Casanova or Cupid. But that really changed when David and Victoria Beckham chose it for their second son in 2002, a... Read More 

  • Rufus

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    Rufus is a rumpled, redheaded (it was the nickname for red-haired King William) ancient Roman name popular with saints and singers (e.g. Rufus Wainwright); now, Rufus is on the cutting edge of... Read More 

  • Rupert

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    Rupert is a charming-yet-manly name long more popular in Britain (where it's attached to a beloved cartoon bear) than in the U.S. Yet we can see Rupert as a more stylish, modern way to honor an... Read More 

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