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20 Catholic names and what they mean, for catholic for baby girls, listing 1-20. Here is the list of Christian names for boys.
Annamaria .. The popularity of this blend may originate in Roman Catholic veneration of Saint Anne and Saint Mary, mother and daughter.
Barbara .. In Roman Catholic custom, Saint Barbara is invoked as a protector against fire and lightning ..
Bernadette .. The 1943 movie "Song of Bernadette" made it popular among Catholic families ..
Bethany .. The name is popular with Roman Catholics, being bestowed in honor of Mary of Bethany, sister of Martha and Lazarus ..
Carmel .. The name is used mainly by Roman Catholics ..
Genesis .. In Catholic tradition, Genisia, Virgin Mary of Turin, is invoked as a protector against drought.
Hope .. Was favored for sisters by Puritans and Catholics ..
Madonna .. Also used by Catholics to signify the Virgin Mary, or a work of art depicting her as a mother ..
Marianne .. Annemarie is another name that blends the names of the Virgin Mary and her mother, thus appealing to Catholic families ..
Mary .. Mary became the object of great veneration in the Catholic Church ..
Mercedes .. Mostly Catholic use ..
Monica .. The name is poopular with Catholics ..
Ora .. From the phrase "ora pro nobis" (meaning "pray for us") part of a prayer to the Virgin Mary in Roman Catholic practice ..
Paz .. In Catholic use, a reference to "Our Lady of Peace".
Pilar .. In Catholic tradition, a reference to a marble pillar connected with an appearance of the Virgin Mary ..
Precious .. In Catholic tradition, also a reference to the "precious blood of Christ".
Rosario .. Among Spanish-speaking Roman Catholics, this name is derived from a title given to the Virgin Mary "Our Lady of the Rosary" .. It refers to the rosary (Spanish "as el rosario"), a chain of beads used by Catholics for their devotion.
Socorro .. The name is given by Spanish-speaking Roman Catholics to honor one of the names given to the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Seņora del Perpetuo Socorro, meaning "Our Lady of Perpetual Assistance" ..
Theresa .. Name of two popular Catholic saints ..
Veronica .. The name first appeared in Britain in the 17th century, and spread beyond Catholic families in the 19th century ..
Annamaria, Barbara, Bernadette, Bethany, Carmel, Genesis, Hope, Madonna, Marianne, Mary, Mercedes, Monica, Ora, Paz, Pilar, Precious, Rosario, Socorro, Theresa and Veronica are commonly used names. (2000 U.S. Census)
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