The Ultimate List of Saint Names for Girls

Updated: April 28, 2021
You don't have to be religious to name your child after a saint. Many of these women were inspirational and embodied traits you may want to instill in your little girl. Here are our favorite saint names for your baby girl.
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If you are a Christian and you want to choose a baby name that honors God, consider naming your baby girl after a female saint. Catholic families traditionally give their children saint names, but not all Christian denominations venerate the saints.

There are more than 10,000 Catholic saints recognized by the Roman Catholic Church. The Orthodox Church venerates saints as well, but they are not always the same saints as those in Rome. The original Protestant movement did not recognize saints in favor of a direct connection with and an exclusive holy relationship with God.

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Saints' names usually have Greek or Latin origins, and there are variations in Italian, Spanish, English, and more languages. For example, Irish children may be named with English variations of saint names, like Ambrose or Mary.

You don't have to be religious to name your child after a saint. Many of these women were inspirational and embodied traits you may want to instill in your little girl. You may also want to name her for the patron saint of a place or concept of personal importance.

Take a look through our list of saint names for your baby girl:

  1. Abigail, Hebrew, patron saint of honeybees and beekeepers
  2. Adela, Germanic, patron saint of poets and writers
  3. Adele, German, patron saint of the eyes
  4. Adelaide, Portuguese, patron saint of abuse victims and second marriages
  5. Adeline, French, a blood saint of the Healing Church
  6. Agatha, Greek, patron saint of rape victims, breast cancer patients, wet nurses, and bellfounders
  7. Agnes, patron saint of girls and one of the most-celebrated Roman martyrs.
  8. Apollonia, Greek, patron saint of dentistry
  9. Ana, Spanish, patron saint of unmarried women, housewives, women in labor or who want to be pregnant, grandmothers, mothers, and educators
  10. Anastasia, Greek, healer and exorcist
  11. Anne, French, patron saint of unmarried women, housewives, women in labor or who want to be pregnant, grandmothers, mothers and educators
  12. Amata, Roman, patron saint of mental illness and anxiety
  13. Audrey, English, French, patron saint of throat and neck complaints
  14. Aurelia, Ancient Roman, a 4th-century saint whose tomb in Strasbourg became the center of a popular cult in the Middle Ages.
  15. Ava, English, patron saint of the falsely accused, hoboes, homeless, insane, orphaned, mentally ill, midwives, penitents, single mothers, reformed prostitutes, stepchildren, and tramps
  16. Barbara, Greek, patron saint of miners
  17. Beatrice, Latin, patron saint of prisoners
  18. Bernadette, French, patron saint of the ill, poor, sheep tenders, and those ridiculed for their piety
  19. Bibiana, Latin, patron saint of hangovers
  20. Bridget, Irish, the second patron saint of Ireland
  21. Brigid, Irish, the second patron saint of Ireland
  22. Camilla, Italian, an Italian princess and a Poor Clare nun and abbess
  23. Carmen, Spanish, patron saint of education
  24. Catherine, French, thought to protect against fire, patron saint of miscarriages, sexual temptation, sickness, and nurses; patron saint of Pennsylvania, Europe, Italy, and the Philippines
  25. Cecilia, Latin, patron saint of music
  26. Charity, English, patron saint of charity
  27. Clare, English, patron saint of television
  28. Clarita, Spanish, patron saint of television
  29. Colette, French, patron saint of women seeking to conceive, expectant mothers, and sick children
  30. Diana, Indo-European, a Dominican nun who founded a convent for her order dedicated to Saint Agnes in Italy
  31. Dominica, English, an Irish princess who ran away to Egypt
  32. ​Edith, English, one of the six patron saints of Europe
  33. Elizabeth, English, patron saint of bakers, countesses, death of children, falsely accused, the homeless, nursing services, widows, and young brides
  34. Emma, English, a countess popularly venerated as a saint for her good works
  35. Esther, English, patron saint of crypto-Jews
  36. Eva, Greek, Latin, patron saint of the falsely accused, hoboes, homeless, insane, orphaned, mentally ill, midwives, penitents, single mothers, reformed prostitutes, stepchildren, and tramps
  37. Felicity, English, patron saint of healing
  38. Fina, Italian, patron saint of disabled people and spinners
  39. Flavia, Italian, the wife of the Roman official Titus Flavius Clemens
  40. Flora, Latin, patron saint of the abandoned, single laywomen, and victims of betrayal
  41. Francesca, Italian, patron saint of motorists
  42. Gabrielle, French, female form of the patron saint of messengers, those who work for broadcasting and telecommunications such as radio and television, postal workers, clerics, diplomats, and stamp collectors
  43. Gemma, Italian, a modern saint, Gemma Galgani was an Italian mystic
  44. Genevieve, French, patron saint of Paris
  45. Gertrude, English, patron saint of travelers and the recently dead, gardeners, and the mentally ill
  46. Helena, Greek, patron saint of new discoveries
  47. Inez, English, patron saint of those seeking chastity and purity
  48. Imma, Italian, a countess popularly venerated as a saint for her good works
  49. Irene, Portuguese, patron saint of Portugal
  50. ​Isabella, Italian, patron saint of the sick
  51. Ita, Irish, an early Irish nun and patron saint of Killeedy
  52. Jane, English, founded the religious Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary
  53. Joan, English, a national heroine of France (Joan of Arc)
  54. Josephine, French, patron saint of Sudan and human trafficking survivors
  55. Julia, Ancient Roman, patron saint of Corsica
  56. Louise, French, patron saint of sick people, widows and orphans
  57. Lucia, Italian, patron saint of the blind
  58. Lucretia, Ancient Roman, a concecrated virgin who was killed during the Roman Persecutions
  59. Lucy, Italian, patron saint of the blind
  60. Mary, English, the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus
  61. Marina, Latin, patron saint of kidney sufferers
  62. Matilda, Germanic, patron saint of parents with large families
  63. Paula, Germanic, patron saint of widows
  64. Philomena, Greek, patron saint of infants, babies, and youth
  65. Phoebe, Greek, a deaconess of the Church at Cenchreae, the port of Corinth
  66. Priscilla, Latin, patron saint of marriage
  67. Rosa, Spanish, patron saint of embroidering, gardeners, and florists
  68. Sofia, Italian, patron saint of wisdom
  69. Theodora, Greek, education advocate and founder of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
  70. Theresa, English, Teresa of Avila was a Spanish noblewoman who felt called to convent life
  71. Therese, French, patron saint of missions and florists
  72. Ursula, English, patron saint of the Order of St. Ursula, a congregation of nuns dedicated to educating girls
  73. Victoria, Latin, patron saint of Anticoli Corrado, Italy
  74. Zita, Italian, patron saint of maids and domestic servants
  75. Zoe, Greek, patron saint of the Saint Zoe parish church in Rome

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