Find the Saints you want to know
- Saints’ Names and Their Meanings
- The Good News Calendar of Saints
- Daily Prayers and Saint Quotes
- Daily Prayers with the Saints: Book of prayers by date and patronage
- Saint Joseph for your home and family
1. Search by Saints’ Names and Their Meanings
Use our comprehensive list of saint names, their meanings, their feast days, and information about their lives to:
- Choose a name for your unborn child.
- Choose a Saint for your Confirmation name.
- Find the meaning behind your name and meet your patron Saint.
☆ Search saints by names for girls
☆ Search saints by names for boys
2. Search using our Calendar of Saints
Use our Calendar of Saints to look them up without the book.
Look up today’s date or other special dates and find a Saint and prayer or quote for that day.
3. Search by Saints’ Names and Their Patronages
Get a list of all the prayer topics and their corresponding patron Saints in the book Daily Prayers with the Saints.
• Look up your prayer need and find a Saint to pray with you.
• Look up Saints and find their patronages and a prayer to go with it.
FAQ: Is it okay for a girl to take a male saint’s name? My daughter wants to take the name of a saint considered a patron of art (as she is both musician and artist) as her Confirmation name. Some people think it’s not proper for her to take the name Luke, since it’s a boy’s name. But I can’t find anything in my research that stipulates that girls must have girl saint names and boys must have boy saint names. Why should it matter? Nuns often take male name saints names!
A: I admire your concern and love for your daughter in choosing a patron saint for her Confirmation so carefully. You’re a great example for other parents! Yes, she certainly can take St. Luke as her patron. Through the intercession of whatever saint you choose, may God our Father send the fullness of His Spirit and His unconditional love into your daughter at this important step in her faith journey with Him!
FAQ: My son wants to choose a Confirmation name that honors his grandfather, but we cannot find that name in the list of Saints. Do you know how to find it?
A: In the Catholic Church, the reason why Saints’ names are chosen for Confirmation names has nothing to do with the Confirmandi’s relatives that he’d like to honor. It’s not the name that matters but the Saint. Your son has been instructed to research and find a Saint who will become a Patron Saint to help him through life.
Confirmation is a deepening of the faith life of your son and she should not take this lightly and without realizing its significance in her future. Saints are selected for Confirmation because of what they are patrons of (i.e., what is their area of specialty?) — not what their names are — so that this Saint can be a life-long friend and helper and teacher for your son. The Saint your son chooses will take the responsibility given to him or her very seriously. That Saint, through the presence of Christ in your son’s life, will want to become actively involved in your his life. This truly does affect a person’s future life to the extent that he is open to it, and even more than that, though he might not realize it unless he pays attention to it.
More help from Saints
⤷ Daily Prayers and Saint Quotes:
Pray with the Saint of the Day and be blessed by inspirational words of Saints. These faith-builders will help you grow in joyful holiness.
⤷ The Saints Resource Site:
A comprehensive list of Saints’ names, their meanings, their Feast Days, and information about their lives.
⤷ Calendar of Saints:
Find Saint Quotes and Prayers with Saints for any day of the year.
Can saint name change something to one’s live
Ifan, I’m not sure what you’re asking. Perhaps you’re asking if a person can change which Saint is their Confirmation Saint? Or a baptismal name? The idea is to rely on saints in heaven for the help we need to grow in holiness and faith. When we choose a Saint’s name, it should be a Saint whose life is something we want to learn from. In our spiritual walk, we can gather a lot of Saints. So rather than change the Saint we’re named after, we should ADD more Saints.