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Cool Saints' Names for Babies

  • Blane

    Blane is the attractive surname name of an important seventh-century Scottish saint, but is in danger of sounding slightly feminine and soap opera-ish.

    Blane was the name of the... Read More 

  • Breccan

    This Irish name of a saint from the Isle of Aran also appears in myth and fantasy fiction, giving it an intriguing, mystical air.

    Some modern parents are attempting to update the... Read More 

  • Brice

    Brice, much more often spelled Bryce, is an old saint's name that now has a sleek and sophisticated image—it feels elegant and efficient. Of the two spellings, Bryce is much more popular for both... Read More 

  • Bruno

    Bruno is a popular name throughout Europe and South America that deserves more attention here. Its color meaning makes it one of the perfect Read More 

  • Calliope

    Calliope is the name of the muse of epic poetry -- and also the musical instrument on the merry-go-round. Bold and creative, it would not be the easiest name for a girl lacking such qualities. It... Read More 

  • Cassian

    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,... Read More 

  • Celine

    French-Canadian singer Dion made us notice this variation. Although many parents would prefer the homonym Selene, which has a different derivation and means "moon," Celine has been a Top 1000 name... Read More 

  • Clement

    Clement, the name of fourteen popes and several saints, has a pleasantly, positive, slightly antiquated feel, like the phrase "clement weather."

    Clement C. Moore wrote the poem "A... Read More 

  • Cloud

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

  • Colette

    Like the French author with whom the name is most closely associated, Colette is a chic and charming name that is being rediscovered. After disappearing for nearly 30 years, Colette rejoined the... Read More 

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