Saints' Names for Girls
Alessandra, Alex, Alexandra, Alexandrina, Alexis, Cassandra
Sally, Sara, Sarai, Shari
(fem. of Anselm)
Serafina, Seraphia, Fina
Simona, Mona (fem. of Simon)
Because of the great holiness of the prayer life of Saint Simeon Stylites the Younger, and because of his growing reputation as a healer and miracle worker, the place where he lived as a hermit became a site for many pilgrimages.
Sonia, Sonya, Sophie, Sofia
Estelle, Estella, Estrella, Esther
Saint Stephen Harding found great joy in imitating Jesus through a life of poverty, praying, fasting, and working hard. When the other monks got tired of such a difficult life, Stephen formed a new community, the Cistercians.
Susan, Suzanne, Suzette
Sylva, Sylvette, Sylvie, Silvia
Antonia, Antoinette, Antonina, Toni, Tonia
Saint Anthony Claret was convinced that the Church should use the power of the printed word to evangelize the world.
Theresa, Terese, Therese, Terry, Tracy
Dolly, Dora, Dorothy, Doris
Saint Theodore Tyro was a young soldier in the Roman army when he converted to Christianity. Though he was ordered to fight enemies of the empire, he believed that the devil was the only true enemy. Soon, he was killed for being a Christian, thus winning the battle against the demons who wanted to keep him out of Heaven.
Tomasa, Tomasina, Tomasine
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Tilda, Matilda, Maude, Maud
Katherine, Kathryn, Katrina, Kay, Kit, Kitty, Catherine
(fem. of Wilhelm, which is a form of William)
(form of Genevieve)