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  1. #1
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    Male Saint Names Ending In The Letter "N"

    Hello Berries, I've been perusing my latest purchase called "The Catholic Baby Name Book" and I've rediscovered some unusual male saint names that I think may appeal to parents who love names ending in "n" but want something more unique. Here are "n" names with history and depth that were borne by popes, kings, martyrs, mystics, hermits, scholars, monks, teachers, philosophers and prophets from many cultures. Feel free to list any that strike your fancy, any you dislike or you feel aren't wearable in the modern world. I'd be interested to hear if any Berries know men with any of these names in real life.

    Abban
    Adamnan
    Aileran
    Alban
    Alcuin
    Ammon
    Amphion
    Anathalon
    Antholian
    Appian
    Apronian
    Aristion
    Ariston
    Aspren
    Aurelian

    Baglan
    Baithin
    Balin
    Barbatian
    Bassian
    Bertin
    Bertuin
    Bessarion
    Bettelin
    Birrstan
    Boadin
    Boethian
    Bolcan
    Bregwin
    Bretannion
    Bron
    Brychan

    Cadfan
    Caian
    Cajetan
    Camelian
    Cian
    Cianan
    Ciaran
    Cillian
    Chaeromon
    Colgan
    Colman
    Columban
    Conall
    Conan
    Conran
    Convoyon
    Corbican
    Corbinian
    Corentin
    Craton
    Credan
    Crescentian
    Crispian
    Crispin
    Cronan
    Cuan
    Culen
    Cumine
    Cummian
    Cuthman
    Cynfran
    Cyprian

    Dallan
    Decuman
    Dentlin
    Dogfan
    Domitian
    Donatian
    Drostan
    Dunstan
    Dyfan

    Eadsin
    Edeyrn
    Edwin
    Eamon
    Eingan
    Elesbaan
    Elstan
    Emilian
    Ethernan
    Ethelwin
    Eutychian

    Fabian
    Felician
    Fillan
    Fintan
    Finian
    Flannan
    Flavian
    Florian
    Foellan
    Forannan
    Fortchern
    Fragan
    Frithestan
    Fulcran
    Fuscian

    Galation
    Garbhan
    Gatian
    Gedeon
    Geminian
    Gentian
    Gereon
    Ghislain
    Gibrian
    Gideon
    Gilduin
    Gilstlian
    Glastian
    Goban
    Godwin
    Gollen
    Goran
    Gordian
    Gorman
    Goswin
    Govan
    Gratian
    Gulstan
    Guthogon

    Hadelin
    Haduin
    Herodion
    Heron
    Hieron
    Hilarion
    Hildegrin
    Himelin

    Illadan
    Ischyrion
    Ivan

    Jovinian
    Julian
    Junian
    Jurmin
    Justinian

    Kentigern

    Laserian
    Leon
    Lezin
    Liutwin
    Loman
    Lucian
    Ludan
    Ludwin

    Macartan
    Maccallin
    Machan
    Madern
    Manaen
    Marcellin
    Marcian
    Martinian
    Mathurin
    Maximian
    Medran
    Melan
    Meldon
    Midan
    Milles
    Modan
    Moderan
    Monan
    Munchin/Maincin
    Mutien
    Mydwyn
    Myron

    Namphanion
    Nectan
    Nicon
    Ninian

    Octavian
    Odhran/Oran
    Odrian
    Omeljan
    Optatian
    Ouen

    Pacian
    Padarn
    Palaemon/Palamon
    Pantaleon
    Paramon
    Paternian
    Patricain
    Peregrin/Peregrine
    Philemon
    Piaton
    Pipenon
    Piran
    Pirmin
    Poemen
    Pontian
    Potamon

    Quentin
    Quintian

    Rhian
    Robustian
    Rogatian
    Roman
    Ronan
    Ruadan

    Sabinian
    Sadwen
    Salaun
    Salomon/Solomon
    Sanctan
    Schotin
    Scubilion
    Secundian
    Senan
    Serapion
    Servan
    Servilian
    Severian
    Simeon/Simon
    Spyridon
    Stefan
    Swithun
    Symphorian

    Talacrian
    Tation
    Tenenan
    Terentian
    Ternan
    Tertullian
    Thomian
    Thorfinn
    Timon
    Titian
    Trason
    Tressan
    Trien
    Trojan/Troyen
    Trumwin
    Tryphon
    Tychon

    Ultan
    Urban
    Urpasian
    Valentin
    Valentinian
    Valerian
    Venustian
    Vicelin
    Victorian
    Vindician
    Vitalian
    Volusian
    Vulpian

    Walstan
    Winaman
    Wistan
    Wulfstan
    Wulsin
    All the best,
    Mischa.

  2. #3
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    Is it sad that I mentally rubbed my hands together while reading this? Wow, mischa, thank you so much! As well as the usual favourites of mine (Alban, Aurelian, Corentin, Fabian, Valentin etc.) I have discovered some new gems - Bassian, anyone? Boethian? While I can't quite bring myself to take Dogfan seriously ("Actually, I'm more of a cat person myself"), I'm loving:
    Crescentian
    Domitian
    Emilian
    Fuscian
    Gentian
    Haduin
    Hieron
    Illadan
    Marcellin (this one is wonderful!)
    Midan
    Terentian
    Tressan
    Vulpian (so evocatively Romanesque)
    Wistan

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  3. #5
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    @ciottolo - Oh, I'm glad you liked some of the names in my post. I actually was debating whether to put Dogfan on the list but decided to do so in the end since it's an actual saint. I'm thinking of making more lists (boys names ending in "r" and "us" seem to be all the rage so those would be the next in order. After that, the girls lists begin!). There are so many wonderful names in the book yet to be discovered. After all, Nameberry is a place to expand our name experiences, right? Stay tuned!
    All the best,
    Mischa.

  4. #7
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    Apr 2013
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    What an interesting list!

    I know a Cillian (pr kill-ian) and a Ronan. Both are in their early 30s, and attractive blond guys of Irish-Scottish heritage. And my husband's uncle is Roman (Ukrainian heritage).

    Bessarian is the name of the least used subway station in Toronto!

  5. #9
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    Apr 2013
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    Great list! I'm enjoying Alban, Cillian, Cyprian, Gideon, Simeon, and Simon.
    Ilarion (Russian form of the Greek Hilarion) is an honor name for me.

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