Baptismal names

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A baptismal name is a name given to a newly-baptised Orthodox Christian. For the majority of Orthodox history, Orthodox Christians have been given the names of Orthodox saints (e.g. Mary, John, Demetrios, Olga) or names that reference Biblical events (e.g. Evangelos, which is a reference to the Annunciation).

This article is a list of names that 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, since they both mean "white"; or St. Maurice for Blake, since they both mean "black"), or
  • If these are not available, a phonetic "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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, 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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, then Sound-alike is used.
  • Bailey (m) - St Balin (September 7 - Sound-alike) [11]
  • 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) [12]
  • 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) [13]
  • 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) [14]
  • 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) [15]
  • 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) [16]

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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, 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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, 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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, 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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, 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) [39]
  • 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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, 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)
  • Gemma (f) - St Gemma in Gurk, Austria (June 29 - Saint)
  • 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)
  • Geordie (m) - St George the Trophy-Bearer (Diminutive)
  • 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) [40]
  • 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) [41]
  • 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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, 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) [42]
  • 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). Or, St Hariton (September 28 - Sound-alike)
  • 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) [43]
  • 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) [44]
  • Heidi (f) - see Adelaide (Diminutive)
  • Hilda (f) - St Hilda of Whitby (Saint)
  • Holly (f) - Holy Cross (September 14 - Sound-alike); or, St Hellius the Martyr (July 14 - Sound-alike) [45]; 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) [46]
  • Hunter (m) - St Gunthiern in Brittany (July 3 - Sound-alike) [47]

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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, 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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, 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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, 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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, then Sound-alike is used.
  • Lance (m) - as yet unknown
  • Landon (m) - St Landericus of Soignies (April 17 - Sound-alike) [62]
  • Larry (m) - see Laurence (Diminutive)
  • Laura (f) - St Laura of Cordoba, martyred in Spain by the Moors (October 19 - Saint); or, St Laurus (August 18).
  • Lauren (f) - St Laurence (Saint)
  • Laurence (m) - St Laurence (Saint)
  • Layla (f) - St Lelia (August 11 - Sound-alike) [63]
  • 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) [64];
  • Leslie (m/f) - St Lelia in Limerick (August 11 - Sound-alike) [65]
  • Lia (f) - see Leah (Saint)
  • Liam (m) - see William (Diminutive)
  • Lila (f) - St Lelia (August 11 - Sound-alike) [66]
  • Liliana (f) - see Elizabeth; or, see Lily (Diminutive)
  • Lillian (f) - see Elizabeth; or, see Lily (Diminutive)
  • Lily (f) - St Lelia (August 11 - Sound-alike) [67]
  • Lincoln (m) - All Saints of Lincolnshire (Meaning: named for location) [68]
  • Linda (f) - St Linus of Rome (Sound-alike)
  • Lindsey (f) - see Lincoln (Derivative); or, see Linda (Sound-alike)
  • Link (m) - see Lincoln (Diminutive)
  • 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) [69]
  • Lorraine (f) - see Laura (Sound-alike)
  • Louis, Luis (m) - St Ludwin of Trier (September 29 - Derivative) [70]; or St Lewina of Seaford (July 24) [71]
  • Louise, Lou (f) - St Ludwin of Trier (September 29 - Derivative) [72]; or St Lewina of Seaford (July 24) [73]
  • 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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, 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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, 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) [83]
  • 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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, 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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, 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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, 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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, 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) [90]
  • Raymond (m) - St Rumon (August 30 - Sound-alike) [91]; St Ebremund, Founder & Abbot of Fontenay-Louvet near Séez (June 10 - Sound-alike) [92]; St Ammon (Sound-alike); St Amon of Toul (October 23 - Sound-alike) [93]
  • Reagan, Regan (f) - St Reginus, Bishop of Skopel (February 25 - Sound-alike); St Reginus, Martyr of Cyprus (August 20 - Sound-alike) [94]
  • 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) [95]
  • Reginald (m) - Mary, the Mother of God (Meaning: Queen).
  • Richard (m) - St Richard (February 7 - Saint) [96]
  • Rider (m) - see Ryder (Saint)
  • Rihanna (f) - St Basil the Great (Meaning: basil), or St Anna (Sound-alike)
  • Riley, Ryley (m/f) - St Reineldis (July 16 - Sound-alike) [97]
  • River (m) - Theophany (Meaning: link between River and the River Jordan)
  • Robert (m) - see Rupert (Saint)
  • Robin (f) - St Photini (Meaning: bright, shining)
  • 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) [98]; St. Rose of Sardinia (Saint) [99]
  • 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) [100]
  • 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) [101], 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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, 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) [102]
  • Scarlett, Scarlet (f) - St Scarthin (January 6 - Sound-alike) [103]
  • 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) [104]
  • 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) - St Senan, founder of monasteries and churches (March 8 - Saint) [105]
  • Shantelle (f) - see Chantal (Saint)
  • Shardae, Sharday (f) - St Jader of Numidia in North Africa (September 10 - Sound-alike) [106]
  • Sharon, Shari, Sharrie, Sharree (f) (from Hebrew: Šārôn - 'plain; 1 Chronicles 5:16'; 1 Chronicles 27:29; Acts 9:35) – variant of Sarah, Sarai (Saint); St Charalambos of Magnesia (February 10 - Sound-alike).
  • Shelby (f) - Apostle Silvan (Sound-alike)
  • Sheldon (m) - St Elwin in Cornwall (February 22 - Sound-alike)
  • Sherry, Sheree, Sherri, Sherrie, Cherie (f) - see Cheryl; also variant of Sharon (Derivative)
  • 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) [107]; St Therissus (or Thyrsus), bishop of Karpasia, Cyprus (July 23 - Meaning: Summer) [108]
  • Susanna (f) - St Susanna, martyred in Salerno (January 18 - Saint); St Susanna the Just (Sunday of the Forefathers - Saint) [109]
  • Sydney (f) - St Dionysius the Areopagite (October 3 - Saint); see also: Dionysius (disambiguation); 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) [110]

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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, then Sound-alike is used.
  • Tabitha (f) - St. Tabitha (October 25 - Saint)
  • Tania, Tanya (f) - see Tatiana (Diminutive); see Anthony (Diminutive)
  • Tara (f) - St Tarsila, aunt of St Gregory the Great (December 24 - Sound-alike) [111]
  • Tatiana (f) - St Tatiana of Rome (Saint)
  • Taylor (f) - St Talarican in Scotland (October 30 - Sound-alike) [112]
  • Teresa, Theresa, Therese (f) - St Therissus (or Thyrsus), bishop of Karpasia, Cyprus (July 23 or August 5 - Derivative)
  • Tess (f) - see Teresa (Diminutive)
  • Theon (m) - St Theion, martyr (February 1 - Saint)
  • Thierry (m) - see Derek (Saint)
  • Thomas (m) - Apostle Thomas (Saint)
  • Thor (m) - St Thorgyth the Ascetic (January 25 - Sound-alike) [113]
  • Tia (f) - St Tatiana of Rome (Sound-alike); or, saints ending in '-tia' (Sound-alike); or, St Thais (May 10 - 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) [114]
  • Trevor (m) - St Triverius, hermit in Dombes (January 16 - Sound-alike) [115]
  • Trinity (f) - Pentecost (Feast Day)
  • Tristan (m) - St Drostan (or Drustan), abbot in Aberdeenshire (July 11 - Saint) [116]
  • Troy (m) - St Troyen of Saintes (November 30 - Sound-alike) [117]
  • Trudy (f) - see Gertrude (Saint); or, St Tudy of Wales (January 30 - Sound-alike) [118]
  • Ty (m) - see Tyler, Tyson or Tyrone (Diminutive)
  • Tyler (m) - St Tillo of Belgium (January 7 - Sound-alike) [119]
  • Tyrone (m) - see Owen (Saint)
  • Tyrion (m) - St Tikhon, St Tiridates of Armenia (November 29), St Taurion (November 7), Turiav (July 13) (Sound-alike) [120] [121]
  • Tyson (m) - St Dyfan of Britain (May 26 - Sound-alike) [122]

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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, 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) [123]
  • Unity (f) - St Uni of Bremen-Hamburg (September 17 - Meaning: One) [124]
  • Uriel (m) - Archangel Uriel (November 8 - Saint)
  • Ursula (f) - St Ursula, Virgin-Martyr in Cologne (October 21 - Saint) [125]
  • 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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, 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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, 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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, 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) [136]
  • 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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, then Sound-alike is used.
  • Yvette (f) - St Ywi, ascetic of Lindisfarne (October 8 - Sound-alike) [137]; 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 that has a saint attached to it, then Diminutive is used. If the name is known to have the same meaning as a saint's name, then Meaning is used. If it is known only that the name sounds similar to a saint's name, then Sound-alike is used.
  • Zachary, Zach (m) - St Zachariah, father of St John the Baptist (Saint)
  • Zeke (m) - Prophet Ezekiel (Saint)
  • Zelda (f) - see Hilda (Diminutive, from Griselda) [138]
  • Zelie (f) - see Azalea (Diminutive)
  • Zhadee (f) - St Jader of Numidia in North Africa (September 10 - Sound-alike) [139]
  • Zoe, Zoey (f) - Life-Giving Spring (Bright Friday); Exuperius and Zoe (May 2); Zoe of Rome (December 18) (Saint)

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