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Cool Saints' Names for Babies

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Saints' names can go way beyond the traditional Anne or Francis. If you're naming your child following Catholic tradition or just looking for a cool name that comes attached to a worthy namesake, consider these out-of-the-box saints' names.

Many of these cool saints' names are much less well-known than their more popular counterparts, like Clare and Francis, Patrick and Cecilia. But all of these baby names belong to bona fide saints.

Along with Francis and Cecilia, other saints’ names in the US Top 1000 include Ava, Flora, Isaac, Julian, Magnus, Phoebe, Samson, and Theodora. Among the unique and unusual names you may not have guessed belong to saints are Cloud, Hyacinth, Mabyn, and Mungo.

For even more saints' names, check out the lists of Saints' Names for Girls and Saints' Names for Boys. But here, browse our selection of some of the coolest saints' names for babies.

Cool Saints' Names

  • Abel

    Abel, the name of Adam and Eve's unfortunate younger son, compensates with positive connotations: capable, competent, ready and willing.

    Abel has literary connections to the novels of... Read More 

  • Adela

    This variation of Adele sounds somewhat more feminine than the original by virtue of the a- ending. It could join the army of popular A girls' names, especially with its tie to the recent... Read More 

  • Adelaide

    Adelaide is now heading straight uphill on the coattails of such newly popular sisters as Ava, Ada, and Audrey, and in the company of Adeline and Amelia. It was chosen by actress Katherine Heigl... Read More 

  • Adrian

    Adrian is derived from Hadrianus, a Roman family name meaning “from Hadria.” There were two Roman towns called Hadria, the first in Northern Italy, modern day Adria, and the second in Central... Read More 

  • Ambrose

    A favorite of British novelists including Evelyn Waugh and P. G. Wodehouse, Ambrose has an air of blooming well-being and upper-class erudition. It comes from the same Greek root as 'ambrosia',... Read More 

  • Amias

    Amias or Amyas is a unique name with an attractive sound and feel and a lovely meaning. Though it might sound like a Biblical name,... Read More 

  • Anastasia

    Anastasia is the feminine form on Anastasius, a Greek name derived from the word anastasis, meaning “resurrection.” It was a common name among early Christians, who often gave it to... Read More 

  • Angelina

    The gorgeous Angelina Jolie has promoted the star power of her name and changed Angelina's image from delicate to intense, from older Italian mama to stylish multi-cultural child. Kids might... Read More 

  • Anselm

    A somewhat solemn appellation, Anselm is a saint's name, connected to the twelfth century archbishop of Canterbury, and in modern times tied to the German neo-expressionist painter Anselm Kiefer. Read More 

  • Antonia

    Antonia is stronger than most feminized boys’ names, reflecting the pioneer spirit of Willa Cather's classic novel My Antonia. Antonia is... Read More 

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