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Page 1/2. 25 Priest names and what they mean, for priest for baby boys, listing 1-20.
Aaron .. Biblical: Moses' brother Aaron was the first high priest of Israel ..
Abbott .. (Old English) "Father, priest." ..
Camilo .. (Latin) "Helper to the priest." ..
Cecil .. Saint Cecilius was a priest of Carthage (third century) ..
Damian .. The Belgian priest Father Damien is honored as the man who gave his life helping the lepers of Molokai in Hawaii ..
Eleazar .. Biblical: the son of Aaron and later his successor as high priest of Israel ..
Eli .. Biblical: Eli was a priest and judge who brought up the prophet Samuel ..
Flaminio .. (Spanish) "Roman priest."
Forest .. Saint John Forest (16th century) was one of the numerous English priests who were martyred during the conflicts between King Henry VIII and the Pope ..
Ira .. Biblical: the name of a priest or chief minister to King David ..
Jethro .. Biblical: Moses' father-in-law, a priest of Midian ..
Kahn .. (Hebrew, German) "Priest."
Leviticus .. Name of the third book of the Old Testament, which contains religious and ethical laws for priests and believers.
Magus .. The three wise men, or kings, who visited the baby Jesus, are supposedly from a tribe of priests from ancient Iran, who were thought to have power of demons.
Mendel .. The father of modern genetics, Gregor Mendel, was a 19th-century Austrian priest and abbot of an order of monks.
Mercury .. A sixth-century priest named Mercury changed his name to John after he was elected to the papacy, since he felt it was inappropriate for a pope to have the name of a pagan god ..
Parrish .. A parish is the area under the care of one pastor or priest.
Prescott .. (Old English) "Priest's cottage." ..
Presley .. (Old English) "Priest's meadow." ..
Preston .. (Old English) "Priest's town." ..
Aaron, Cecil, Damian, Eli, Forest, Ira and Preston are commonly used names, while Abbott, Camilo, Eleazar, Flaminio, Jethro, Kahn, Leviticus, Magus, Mendel, Mercury, Parrish, Prescott and Presley are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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