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Page 1/4. 69 Monk names and what they mean, for monk, priest, monastery, abbot, pilgrim, monastic, hermit for baby boys, listing 1-20.
Aaron .. Biblical: Moses' brother Aaron was the first high priest of Israel ..
Abbott .. (Old English) "Father, priest." An abbot is the head of a religious community of monks living in a monastery, so the original bearers of this name (as a surname) may have worked for an abbot .. Also, the name may have originated as a teasing nickname for a man with the grave and pious attitude associated with an abbot .. "Father, priest."
Abelard .. She became a nun, he became a monk.
Adam .. The name was borne by a seventh-century Irish abbot of Fermo in Italy ..
Aidan .. Saint Aidan (Ireland, seventh century) established the monastery of Lindisfarne, one of the great centers of learning of its time ..
Anthony .. Saint Anthony (third century) was an Egyptian hermit monk who founded the first Christian monastic order and is traditionally renowned for his resistance to the devil ..
Baldemar .. Saint Baldomar was a blacksmith who became a monk, and is the patron saint of blacksmiths, a profession much less common than it used to be ..
Barry .. Saint Bairre (seventh century) founded a monastery that became the city of Cork in Ireland ..
Benedict .. A name used by 16 popes and the saint who founded the Christian monastic order, the Benedictines, whose rule of the great monastery at Monte Cassino in Italy is simple, restrained, and practical ..
Bernard .. Three famous medieval saints bore the name: a founder of a monastic order, the patron saint of mountain climbers, and a scholastic philosopher ..
Botolf .. An obscure English saint in the seventh century who founded a monastery in England, which is thought to have been in the Lincolnshire town of Boston.
Bruno .. Saint Bruno (10th century) was the founder of the Carthusian order of monks ..
Buckminister .. (Old English) "Monastery where deer dwell." ..
Cadfan .. Saint Cadfan from Brittany founded a monastery on Bardsey Island in the fifth century ..
Calogero .. Name of a saint, a Sicilian hermit.
Calum .. Saint Columba was an influential sixth-century Irish missionary who founded a monastery on the Scottish island of Iona ..
Camilo .. (Latin) "Helper to the priest." ..
Cecil .. Saint Cecilius was a priest of Carthage (third century) ..
Christian .. From Latin Christianus, a girl's name in the Middle Ages that became used as a male name, possibly due to the success of John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" (1684), whose hero is called Christian ..
Ciaran .. Name of two Irish saints, a hermit of the fifth century and the founder of the monastery.
Aaron, Adam, Anthony, Barry, Benedict, Bernard, Bruno, Cecil and Christian are commonly used names, while Abbott, Abelard, Aidan, Baldemar, Botolf, Buckminister, Cadfan, Calogero, Calum, Camilo and Ciaran are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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