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*Alexandra (f) - St Alexandra ([[April 21]] - '''Saint'''); Tsaritsa Alexandra ([[July 4]] - '''Saint''')
 
*Alexandra (f) - St Alexandra ([[April 21]] - '''Saint'''); Tsaritsa Alexandra ([[July 4]] - '''Saint''')
 
*Alexis (m/f) - St [[Alexios the Man of God|Alexis the Man of God]] ([[March 17]] - '''Saint'''); Tsarevich Alexei ('''Saint'''); ''see also: [[Alexis (disambiguation)]]'' ('''Saint''')
 
*Alexis (m/f) - St [[Alexios the Man of God|Alexis the Man of God]] ([[March 17]] - '''Saint'''); Tsarevich Alexei ('''Saint'''); ''see also: [[Alexis (disambiguation)]]'' ('''Saint''')
*Alia (f) - St [[Elizabeth (disambiguation)|Elizabeth]] ('''Diminutive''')
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*Alia (f) - St [[Elizabeth (disambiguation)|Elizabeth]] ('''Diminutive'''); or, St [[Alexandra]] ('''Diminiutive''', from Russian).
 
*Alice, Alicia, Alisha (f) - St Alexandra ([[April 21]]); Tsaritsa Alexandra ([[July 4]]) ('''Diminutive''')
 
*Alice, Alicia, Alisha (f) - St Alexandra ([[April 21]]); Tsaritsa Alexandra ([[July 4]]) ('''Diminutive''')
 
*Alison, Allison (f) - St Alexandra ([[April 21]]); Tsaritsa Alexandra ([[July 4]]) ('''Diminutive''')
 
*Alison, Allison (f) - St Alexandra ([[April 21]]); Tsaritsa Alexandra ([[July 4]]) ('''Diminutive''')

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A baptismal name is a name given to a newly-baptised Orthodox Christian. For a lengthy time in Orthodox history, Orthodox Christians have been given the names of Orthodox saints.

The following is a list of names who have:

  • Orthodox saints, perhaps unexpectedly, attached to either the original name (e.g. Theophany for Tiffany) or to a diminutive (e.g. Gerald for Jerry), or
  • Orthodox saints whose names mean the same thing (e.g. St Alban for Bianca [both mean 'white'], or St Maurice for Blake [both mean 'black']).
  • If these are not available, a 'closest match' may be given, where the name sounds similar to a saint's name (e.g. St Rumon for Raymond).

However, this is not designed to be a list for existing matchups which have no relation (e.g. Panayiotis for Peter).

A

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.

B

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.
  • Bailey (m) - St Balin (September 7 - Sound-alike) [9]
  • Barry (m) - Prophet Baruch (September 28 - Saint); Saint Finbarr of Cork (Barrocus, Barry), (September 25 - Saint); Saint Barrog (Barruc), (September 27 - Saint)
  • Beau (m) - St Kallistos of Constantinople (one on June 20, the other on November 22 - Meaning: Beautiful)
  • Belinda (f) - St Berlinda, anchoress at Meerbeke (February 3 - Saint)
  • Bella (f) - St Elizabeth (Diminutive)
  • Benjamin, Ben (m) - Righteous Benjamin, son of Jacob (Sunday of the Forefathers - Saint)
  • Bentley (m) - St Panteleimon (July 27 - Sound-alike)
  • Bert (m) - see Albert
  • Bertrand (m) - St Bertrand (June 30 - Saint) [10]
  • Bess, Beth, Betty (f) - see Elizabeth (Diminutive)
  • Bianca (f) - St Alban, Protomartyr of Britain (June 22 - Meaning: white)
  • Blake (m) - St Maurice (December 27 - Meaning: black)
  • Bradley (m) - St Bradon, venerated on the Isle of Man (October 20 - Sound-alike) [11]
  • Braedon, Braydon (m) - St Bradon, venerated on the Isle of Man (October 20 - Saint)
  • Brandy (f) - St Brendan the Navigator (May 16) - Sound-alike)
  • Brendan, Brendon (m) - St Brendan the Navigator (May 16 - Saint)
  • Brett (m) - St Brito (or Britonius) of Trier (May 5 - Meaning: a Briton) [12]
  • Brian, Bryan (m) - St Eugene (Meaning: noble); St Birinus of Dorchester (Sound-alike)
  • Brianna (f) - St Birinus of Dorchester (Sound-alike)
  • Brittany, Brittney, Britney (f) - St Brito (or Britonius) of Trier (May 5 - Meaning: a Briton) [13]
  • Brody, Brodie (m) - St Ambrose of Milan (Sound-alike)
  • Brooke (f) - Prophet Baruch (September 28 - Sound-alike)
  • Brooklyn (f) - St Raphael of Brooklyn (February 27 - Saint based on name of place)
  • Bryce, Bryson (m) - St Brice of Tours (November 13 - Saint) [14]

C

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.

D

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.

E

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.

F

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.
  • Faith (f) - St Faith, daughter of St Sophia (September 17 - Saint); St. Faith (Foi, Foy), a holy virgin-martyr burnt to death in France (October 6 - Saint)
  • Finn (m) - see Alban (Meaning: fair, white)
  • Flynn (m) - St Flannan of Killaloe (December 18 - Saint)
  • Frances (f) - see Frank
  • Francis (m) - see Frank
  • Frank (m) - St Francoveus (Franchy), an ascetic (May 16 - Sound-alike) [35]
  • Frederick, Fred (m) - St Frederick of Utrecht (July 18 - Saint)

G

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.
  • Gabriel (m) - St Gabriel (Saint)
  • Gabrielle, Gabriella (f) - St Gabriel (Saint)
  • Gail (f) - see Abigail (Diminutive)
  • Gavin (m) - St Gavinus, Protomartyr of Sardinia (May 30 - Sound-alike)
  • Garrett (m) - see Gerald (Diminutive)
  • Genesis (f) - closest is the Nativity of Christ or the Nativity of the Theotokos (Meaning)
  • Genevieve (f) - St Geneviève of Paris (January 3 - Saint)
  • Geoffrey, Geoff (m) - St Geoffrey, Abbot of Wearmouth (Saint)
  • George (m) - St George the Trophy-Bearer (Saint)
  • Gerald, Gerry (m) - St Gerald, Bishop of Mayo (Saint)
  • Gertrude (f) - St Gertrude of Nivelles (March 17 - Saint); St Gertrude of Remiremont (November 7 - Saint); St Gertrude the Elder (December 6 - Saint) [36]
  • Gianna (f) - St John (Saint)
  • Gilbert (m) - St Agilbert of Jouarre (Sound-alike)
  • Gillian (f) - see Jillian
  • Giselle (f) - St Gezelin (or Ghislain, Gisle or Joscelin), an Ascetic (August 6 - Sound-alike); the Righteous Jesse (Sunday of the Forefathers - Sound-alike)
  • Gina (f) - see Regina (Diminutive)
  • Giovanna (f) - see Gianna (Diminutive)
  • Gloria (f) - as yet unknown
  • Grace (f) - St Charis (January 28 - Meaning)
  • Grayson (m) - St Villicus of Metz (April 17 - Meaning) [37]
  • Gwen, Gwendoline (f) - St Gwen Teirborn of Britain (Saint)

H

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.
  • Hadrian (m) - St Adrian (Saint)
  • Hailey, Hailee (f) - see Hayley (Derivative)
  • Hanalei (m/f) - see Henry (Sound-alike)
  • Hank (m) - St John (Derivative, from 'Hankin'); or, see Henry (Diminutive).
  • Hannah (f) - St Anna, mother of the Theotokos; St Hannah, mother of the Prophet Samuel (Sunday of the Forefathers - Saint) [38]
  • Harlow (f) - as yet unknown
  • Harper (f) - closest is St David the Prophet & King (Sunday of the Forefathers - Meaning: Harp-player)
  • Harrison (m) - see Harry (Derivative)
  • Harry (m) - see Henry (Derivative); or, see Harold (Diminutive)
  • Haydon (m) - St Aidan of Lindisfarne (Sound-alike)
  • Hayley, Haylee (f) - see Leah (Sound-alike)
  • Heather (f) - St Ethelburgh (September 8 - Sound-alike) [39]
  • Helen (f) - St Helen (May 21 - Saint); Helen of Caernarfon (May 22 - Saint)
  • Henry (m) - St Henry of Saint-Germain d'Auxerre (June 24 - Saint) [40]
  • Heidi (f) - see Adelaide (Diminutive)
  • Holly (f) - Holy Cross (September 14 - Sound-alike); or, St Hellius the Martyr (July 14 - Sound-alike) [41]; or, St Olive the Virgin-Martyr (June 10 - Sound-alike)
  • Hope (f) - St Hope, daughter of St Sophia (September 17 - Saint)
  • Hudson (m) - see Hugh or Richard (Diminutive, via 'Hudde')
  • Hugh (m) - St Hugh of Rouen (April 9 - Saint) [42]
  • Hunter (m) - St Gunthiern in Brittany (July 3 - Sound-alike) [43]

I

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.
  • Ian (m) - St John (Saint)
  • Ida (f) - St Ita (January 15 - Saint)
  • Indigo (f) - St Prophyrios (Meaning: colour (indigo is similar to purple))
  • Isa (f) - see Isabel (Diminutive)
  • Isaac (m) - St Isaac (Saint)
  • Isabel, Isabella, Isabelle (f) - St Elizabeth (Saint)
  • Isaiah (m) - Prophet Isaiah (Saint)

J

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.

K

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.

L

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.
  • Lance (m) - as yet unknown
  • Landon (m) - St Landericus of Soignies (April 17 - Sound-alike) [57]
  • Larry (m) - see Laurence (Diminutive)
  • Laura (f) - St Laura of Cordoba, martyred in Spain by the Moors (October 19 - Saint)
  • Lauren (f) - St Laurence (Saint)
  • Laurence (m) - St Laurence (Saint)
  • Layla (f) - St Lelia (August 11 - Sound-alike) [58]
  • Leah, Lia (f) - St Leah, the wife of Jacob (Sunday of the Forefathers - Saint); St Lea, ascetic in Rome (March 22 - Saint)
  • Lee (m) - see Leah (Sound-alike)
  • Levi (m) - Apostle Matthew (Saint)
  • Leo (m) - St Leo the Great (February 18 - Saint)
  • Leon (m) - see Leo
  • Leonard (m) - St Leonid of Optina; St Leonard of Avranches (March 4 - Saint), of Vandoeuvre (October 15 - Saint) or of Noblac (November 6 - Saint) [59];
  • Leslie (m/f) - St Lelia in Limerick (August 11 - Sound-alike) [60]
  • Lia (f) - see Leah (Saint)
  • Liam (m) - see William (Diminutive)
  • Lila (f) - St Lelia (August 11 - Sound-alike) [61]
  • Liliana (f) - see Elizabeth; or, see Lily (Diminutive)
  • Lillian (f) - see Elizabeth; or, see Lily (Diminutive)
  • Lily (f) - St Lelia (August 11 - Sound-alike) [62]
  • Lincoln (m) - All Saints of Lincolnshire (Meaning: named for location) [63]
  • Linda (f) - St Linus of Rome (Sound-alike)
  • Lindsey (f) - see Lincoln (Derivative); or, see Linda (Sound-alike)
  • Lisa (f) - see Elizabeth (Diminutive)
  • Logan (m) - St Longin the Centurion (October 16 - Sound-alike)
  • London (f) - St Mellitus of London; St Sebbe, founder of Westminster; St Erconwald of London; St Ethelburgh, abbess of Barking; Sts Beocca & Hethor, martyrs of Chertsey; St Wulsin, renewer of St Peter's Monastery; St Dunstan of London; or St Alphege of Canterbury (Meaning: named for location)
  • Lorna (f) - St Loarn, disciple of St Patrick (August 30 - Sound-alike) [64]
  • Lorraine (f) - see Laura (Sound-alike)
  • Louis, Luis (m) - St Ludwin of Trier (September 29 - Derivative) [65]; or St Lewina of Seaford (July 24) [66]
  • Louise, Lou (f) - St Ludwin of Trier (September 29 - Derivative) [67]; or St Lewina of Seaford (July 24) [68]
  • Lucas (m) - Apostle Luke (Saint)
  • Lucy (f) - St Lucy of Syracuse (December 13 - Saint)
  • Luke (m) - Apostle Luke (Saint)
  • Lydia (f) - St Lydia of Phillipi (May 20 - Saint)
  • Lynn (f) - Theophany (Meaning: lake); or, see Linda (Diminutive)

M

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.

N

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.
  • Nadine, Nadia, Nadya (f) - St Hope, daughter of St Sophia (September 17 - Saint: Nadezhda)
  • Naomi (f) - Prophet Naum (December 1 - Sound-alike)
  • Natalie (f) - St Natalia (Saint)
  • Nathan (m) - Prophet Nathan (Sunday of the Forefathers - Saint)
  • Nathaniel (m) - Apostle Bartholomew (aka Nathaniel) (Saint)
  • Nevaeh (f) - St Ourania of the Forty Virgin-martyrs in Thrace (September 1 - Meaning: 'heaven' in reverse)
  • Neil, Nigel (m) - St Nil (May 7 - Saint)
  • Ngaire (f) - St Nereus (May 12 - Sound-alike) [76]
  • Nicholas (m) - St Nicholas of Myra (December 6 - Saint)
  • Nicole (f) - St Nicholas of Myra (December 6 - Saint)
  • Noah (m) - Righteous Noah (Saint)
  • Noel (m/f) - The Nativity of Christ (Meaning: Christmas)
  • Nolan (m) - St Eugene (March 7 - Meaning: noble); St Paulinus of Nola (Sound-alike of placename), St Felix of Nola (Sound-alike of placename), St Maximus of Nola (Sound-alike of placename), St Arnold (Sound-alike), Maginold (Sound-alike), Reinold (Sound-alike).
  • Nora (f) - St Helen (Diminutive: Elanora)

O

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.

P

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.

Q

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.

R

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.
  • Rachel (f) - St Rachel, wife of Jacob (Sunday of the Forefathers - Saint)
  • Raine, Rain (f) - see Regina (Meaning: queen)
  • Ralph (m) - St Ralph of Bourges (June 21 - Saint) [83]
  • Raymond (m) - St Rumon (August 30 - Sound-alike) [84]; St Ebremund, Founder & Abbot of Fontenay-Louvet near Séez (June 10 - Sound-alike) [85]; St Ammon (Sound-alike); St Amon of Toul (October 23 - Sound-alike) [86]
  • Reagan, Regan (f) - St Reginus, Bishop of Skopel (February 25 - Sound-alike); St Reginus, Martyr of Cyprus (August 20 - Sound-alike) [87]
  • Rebecca (f) - St Rebecca, wife of Isaac (Sunday of the Forefathers - Saint)
  • Regina (f) - Mary, the Mother of God (Meaning: Queen); or, St Regina of Autun (September 7 - Saint) [88]
  • Reginald (m) - Mary, the Mother of God (Meaning: Queen).
  • Richard (m) - St Richard (February 7 - Saint) [89]
  • Rider (m) - see Ryder (Saint)
  • Riley, Ryley (m/f) - St Reineldis (July 16 - Sound-alike) [90]
  • River (m) - Theophany (Meaning: link between River and the River Jordan)
  • Robert (m) - see Rupert (Saint)
  • Roderick, Rod (m) - St Rodericus, one of the 48 Martyrs of Cordoba (March 13 - Saint)
  • Roger (m) - St Roger, one of the 48 Martyrs of Cordoba (September 16 - Saint)
  • Ronald (m) - St Reinold, martyr at Pantaleon Monastery in Germany (January 7 - Saint)
  • Rosa, Rose, Rosy, Rosita (f) - St Triantafyllos (August 8 - Meaning) [91]; St. Rose of Sardinia (Saint) [92]
  • Rosemary (f) - see Mary, or, see Rose (Saint)
  • Rowan (m) - St Ruadhán of Lorrha (April 15 - Sound-alike)
  • Rowena (f) - St Ruadhán of Lorrha (April 15 - Sound-alike)
  • Roxana, Roxanne, Roxy (f) - St Photine of Samaria, or, see Aurora (Meaning: Bright or Dawn)
  • Ruby (f) - St Maelrubius (April 21 - Sound-alike) [93]
  • Rupert (m) - St Rupert of Salzburg (March 27 - Saint)
  • Ruth (f) - (Sunday of the Forefathers - Saint)
  • Ryan (m) - St Rhian, abbot (March 8 - Sound-alike); or, Emmanuel (being a translation referring to the infant Christ - Meaning).
  • Ryder (m) - Synaxis of the Bodiless Powers (November 8 - Meaning: messenger); or, St Ruadan of Lothra (April 15 - Sound-alike) [94], St Ida of Nivelles (May 8 - Sound-alike), St Idea of Herzfeld (September 4 - Sound-alike) or St Idus of Alt-Fadha in Leinster (July 14 - Sound-alike).

S

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.
  • Sadie (f) - see Sarah (Diminutive)
  • Sage (m) - Martyr Saïs (January 5 - Sound-alike)
  • Samantha, Sam (f) - Prophet Samuel (Sunday of the Forefathers - Saint)
  • Samuel, Sam (m) - Prophet Samuel (Sunday of the Forefathers - Saint)
  • Sarah, Sara (f) - Sarah, wife of Abraham (Sunday of the Forefathers - Saint); St Sarah of the Desert (July 13 - Saint)
  • Savannah (f) - St Savina of Milan (January 30 - Sound-alike) [95]
  • Scarlett, Scarlet (f) - St Scarthin (January 6 - Sound-alike) [96]
  • Scott (m) - Apostle Andrew, patron of Scotland (Meaning: Scottish person); or St Columba, enlightener of Scotland (Meaning: Scottish person).
  • Scout (f) - St Escoos, a martyr (March 26 - Sound-alike) [97]
  • Sean, Shaun (m) - St John (Saint)
  • Sebastian (m) - St Sebastian the Martyr (December 18 - Saint)
  • Serenity (f) - St Galina of Corinth, martyr (April 16 - Meaning: Galina means serenity); Sts. Serenicus and Serenus, monastic brothers (May 7 - Saint); St Serenus of Marseilles (August 9 - Saint)
  • Serena (f) - Sts. Serenicus and Serenus, monastic brothers (May 7 - Saint); St Serenus of Marseilles (August 9 - Saint)
  • Shane (m) - St John (Saint)
  • Shannon (m/f) - see Sean (Sound-alike)
  • Shantelle (f) - see Chantal (Saint)
  • Shardae, Sharday (f) - St Jader of Numidia in North Africa (September 10 - Sound-alike) [98]
  • Shelby (f) - Apostle Silvan (Sound-alike)
  • Sheldon (m) - St Elwin in Cornwall (February 22 - Sound-alike)
  • Shiloh (f) - St Galina, martyr at Corinth (one on April 16, another on March 10 - Meaning: tranquil)
  • Simone (f) - Apostle Simon (Saint)
  • Simpson (m) - St Acoustios (April 21 - Meaning: listening); or, St Sampson (Sound-alike)
  • Siobhan (f) - see Jeanne (Saint)
  • Skye (f) - St Ourania of the Forty Virgin-martyrs in Thrace (September 1 - Meaning: Sky and Heavens)
  • Skylar, Skyler (f) - St Scholastica, sister of St Benedict (Meaning: Skylar derived from Schuyler, meaning 'scholar')
  • Sloane (m) - St Silouan the Athonite (Sound-alike)
  • Sophia, Sophie (f) - St Sophia (mother of Sts Faith, Hope & Love) (September 17 - Saint)
  • Stella (f) - St Stylianos of Paphlagonia (November 26 - Saint)
  • Stephanie (f) - St Stephen the Protomartyr (Saint)
  • Summer (f) - St Sunaman, an ascetic and martyr (February 15 - Sound-alike) [99]; St Therissus (or Thyrsus), bishop of Karpasia, Cyprus (July 23 - Meaning: Summer) [100]
  • Susanna (f) - St Susanna, martyred in Salerno (January 18 - Saint); St Susanna the Just (Sunday of the Forefathers - Saint) [101]
  • Sydney (f) - St Sidonius of Clermont (August 21 - Sound-alike), St Sidonius of Rouens (November 14 - Sound-alike), or St Sedna of Ossory (March 10 - Sound-alike) [102]

T

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.
  • Tabitha (f) - St. Tabitha (October 25 - Saint)
  • Tania, Tanya (f) - see Tatiana (Diminutive)
  • Tara (f) - St Tarsila, aunt of St Gregory the Great (December 24 - Sound-alike) [103]
  • Tatiana (f) - St Tatiana of Rome (Saint)
  • Taylor (f) - St Talarican in Scotland (October 30 - Sound-alike) [104]
  • Teresa (f) - St Therissus (or Thyrsus), bishop of Karpasia, Cyprus (July 23 - Derivative)
  • Tess (f) - see Teresa (Diminutive)
  • Thierry (m) - see Derek (Saint)
  • Thomas (m) - Apostle Thomas (Saint)
  • Tia (f) - St Tatiana of Rome (Sound-alike); or, saints ending in '-tia' (Sound-alike); or, saints beginning in 'Theo-' (e.g. Theodora) (Sound-alike).
  • Tiana (f) - see Tatiana or Christiana (Diminutive)
  • Tiffany (f) - The Theophany of our Lord (January 6 - Saint)
  • Travis (m) - St Triverius of Dombes (January 16 - Sound-alike) [105]
  • Trevor (m) - St Triverius, hermit in Dombes (January 16 - Sound-alike) [106]
  • Tristan (m) - St Drostan (or Drustan), abbot in Aberdeenshire (July 11 - Saint) [107]
  • Troy (m) - St Troyen of Saintes (November 30 - Sound-alike) [108]
  • Trudy (f) - see Gertrude (Saint); or, St Tudy of Wales (January 30 - Sound-alike) [109]
  • Ty (m) - see Tyler, Tyson or Tyrone (Diminutive)
  • Tyler (m) - St Tillo of Belgium (January 7 - Sound-alike) [110]
  • Tyrone (m) - see Owen (Saint)
  • Tyson (m) - St Dyfan of Britain (May 26 - Sound-alike) [111]

U

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.
  • Ulla (f) - St Ulric of Einsiedeln, son of St Gerold (May 29 - Derivative); St Ulric (or Uldaricus, Udalric), Bishop of Augsburg (July 4 - Derivative); St Ulric the Ascetic & Martyr (April 9 - Derivative) [112]
  • Unity (f) - St Uni of Bremen-Hamburg (September 17 - Meaning: One) [113]
  • Uriel (m) - Archangel Uriel (November 8 - Saint)
  • Ursula (f) - St Ursula, Virgin-Martyr in Cologne (October 21 - Saint) [114]
  • Usher (m) - see Asher (Sound-alike)

V

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.

W

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.

X

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.
  • Xavier (m) - St Ava, Abbess of Denain (April 29 - Sound-alike); St Avy of Micy (June 17 - Sound-alike); St Avitus (Sound-alike) [125]
  • Xander (m) - see Alexander (Diminutive)

Y

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.
  • Yvette (f) - St Ywi, ascetic of Lindisfarne (October 8 - Sound-alike) [126]; or, see Eve or Janette (Sound-alike)

Z

Key: If a name has a saint directly attached to it (or a foreign/derivative form of it), then Saint is used; if the name is short for a longer name, then Diminutive is used; if the name is known to have the same meaning as one for a saint's name, then Meaning is used; if it is known only that the name sounds similar, then Sound-alike is used.
  • Zachary, Zach (m) - St Zachariah, father of St John the Baptist (Saint)
  • Zeke (m) - Prophet Ezekiel (Saint)
  • Zhadee (f) - St Jader of Numidia in North Africa (September 10 - Sound-alike) [127]
  • Zoe, Zoey (f) - Life-Giving Spring (Bright Friday); Exuperius and Zoe (May 2); Zoe of Rome (December 18) (Saint)

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