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Page 3/10. 191 Saint names and what they mean, for saint, martyr, martyred for baby girls, listing 41-60.
Bonita .. Also possibly the feminine equivalent of the male name Bonitus (Latin) "good", which was borne by an Italian saint of the sixth century and a Provençal saint of the seventh ..
Bridget .. Saint Brigid of Kildare is patroness of Ireland (fifth century) .. Saint Bridget of Sweden (14th century) was a noblewoman who founded an order of nuns, the Bridgettines ..
Bryce .. Feminine of Bricius, a saint's name.
Calista .. Callistus was a third-century male Roman saint ..
Candida .. Name of several early saints, including a woman supposedly cured by Saint Peter himself ..
Carmen .. One of the titles of the Virgin Mary is Santa Maria del Carmen, meaning "Saint Mary of Mount Carmel", and this form of the name honors her ..
Casilda .. This Spanish saint's name is of uncertain meaning .. Saint Casilda (11th century) is the patron saint of Toledo.
Cassia .. Also a feminine form of Cassius or Cassian, the name of a fourth-century French saint ..
Catherine .. All these meanings might have been associated with Saint Aikaterine of Alexandria (fourth century), who was born a pagan but died as a Christian martyr .. The name of several saints and queens, including Catherine the Great, empress of Russia, and three of Henry VIII's six wives ..
Cecilia .. The feminine form is more popular than the male form because of the blind Saint Cecilia (second or third century) virgin martyr known as the patron saint of music ..
Ceinwen .. Name of a fifth-century Welsh saint who gave her name to Keynsham near Bristol.
Chanel .. Also the name of a 14th-century French missionary saint.
Chantal .. It was originally given in honor of Saint Jeanne-Françoise de Chantal (17th-century), a woman of great piety who adopted a strict religious life and founded an order of nuns, the Vistandines, devoted at first to charity and later to teaching and devotion to Jesus ..
Charity .. Saint Paul said in Corinthians, "and now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity" ..
Chastity .. Chasida is a saint's name.
Chiara .. Name of several Italian saints, most notably Clare of Assisi (13th century), and follower of Francis of Assisi and founder of the order of nuns known as the Poor Clares ..
Chloe .. Appears in the Bible as the name of someone mentioned by Saint Paul, and also as a name in literature, especially in the tale of Daphnis and Chloe, set to music by Ravel ..
Chrysantha .. Feminine of Chrysanthus, the name of a semi-legendary third-century Egyptian saint ..
Ciara .. Modern feminine form of Ciaran (from "ciar"), the name of two major Irish saints ..
Claire .. This spelling was revived in the 19th century as a variant of Clare as in Saint Clare of Assisi (13th century), founder of a Franciscan order of nuns and one of the notable saints of the medieval period ..
Bonita, Bridget, Calista, Candida, Carmen, Catherine, Cecilia, Chanel, Chantal, Charity, Chastity, Chloe, Ciara and Claire are commonly used names, while Bryce, Casilda, Cassia, Ceinwen, Chiara and Chrysantha are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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