What are some saints' names you can use to name your baby girl?


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According to Parents.com, popular saint names for girls include Agatha, Barbara, Bernadette, Brigid, and Catherine. Other names include Cecilia, Clare, Felicity, Juliana and Lucy, as well as Macrina, Martha, Monica, Natalia and Paulina.

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Parents.com also features the following saint names in their top twenty list: Perpetua, Rita, Sophia, Teresa and Veronica.

Naming your baby after a patron saint is an excellent way to incorporate Christian faith with family values and traditions. Parents.com suggests finding a cause or passion your family endorses and then searching for the associated patron saint. Alternately, trace your family lineage to find the patron saint of your ancestor's homeland. When trying to make the decision, Aquinasandmore.com suggests asking yourself some self-reflection questions. For example, are there any names that stand out to you? If so, why? Are you engaged by the saints' cause, their personality or their past actions?

Catholic.com offers some more practical name-choosing advice. They suggest that you avoid naming your child an extremely obscure saint name, for the sake of your child's future, and to add on saintly middle names with moderation. Todd Aglialoro of Catholic.com says you should try not to let your child be a "walking billboard for your spiritual and historical interests."

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