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.

  • Milo

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    Milo has long been a highly recommended author favorite, now getting some well deserved appreciation. Milo combines the strength of the ancient Greek Olympic wrestler of that name—a six-time... Read More 

  • Moses

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    Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's choice of this white-bearded Old Testament name helped bring it into the modern age, along with brethren Elijah, Isaiah and Isaac. User-friendly nicknames... Read More 

  • Mungo

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    A lesson in not choosing a name just for its meaning, even if it is associated with the patron saint of Glasgow. Read More 

  • Noel

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    Noel is British, fey, and sophisticated, connoting wit and creativity, much like namesake Noel Coward. Always high on the list of Christmasy choices, Noel is currently Number 380 in the US and is... Read More 

  • Oliver

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    Oliver, now the Number 1 name in England, Australia and New Zealand, only entered the list of Top 100 baby boy names in the U.S. for the first time... Read More 

  • Otto

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    Cutting-edge parents have revived this German name a la Oscar: it was an on-the-rise choice in the US and UK in 2015 and 2016.

    Like most German names, Otto fell out of favor during and... Read More 

  • Owen

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    Owen, a resonant Celtic name, jumped 400 places between 1993 and 2003 -- and has continued to soar since then, entering the Top 25 for the first time in 2016. Why do so many parents love Owen? ... Read More 

  • Pascal

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    The French-accented Pascal was historically used for sons born at Easter, and can make an interesting choice for a boy with Gallic roots arriving around that holiday.

    Pascal has a... Read More 

  • Peregrine

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    Peregrine is considered to be an elegantly aristocratic name in England, but has never made it to the U.S., where it has been seen as extravagantly eccentric. In the new naming climate, though,... 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 

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