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12 Physician names and what they mean, for physician, doctor for baby boys, listing 1-12.
Asa .. (Hebrew) "Doctor, healer." ..
Caduceus .. Because Hermes was the patron of doctors, it has become the symbol for medicine.
Caesar .. Saint Caesarius (fourth century) was physician to two emperors.
Caius .. A 16th-century English physician endowed a college at Cambridge University called "Gonville and Caius".
Cyrus .. Also the name of a fourth-century saint, a doctor in Alexandria ..
Damian .. Saint Damien (third century) is known as the patron saint of physicians ..
Galen .. The name of a second-century Greek physician whose research provided a basis for accepted medical practices for 1500 years.
Luke .. Biblical: a first-century Christian, called "the beloved physician" and is patron saint of doctors and artists, who wrote one of the four Gospel accounts of the life of Christ ..
Moses .. He was the court physician of Saladin, the Sultan of Egypt, and was famous for his writings (in both Hebrew and Arabic) on logic, mathematics, medicine, law and Jewish theology ..
Tabib .. (Turkish) "Doctor."
Welby .. There was a popular tv series in the 1970s about a doctor named Marcus Welby.
Wistar .. Caspar Wistar was a prominent doctor in late 18th century Philadelphia, and taught at what became the University of Pennsylvannia ..
Asa, Cyrus, Damian, Galen, Luke and Moses are commonly used names, while Caduceus, Caesar, Caius, Tabib, Welby and Wistar are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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