Saint Names

Heartfelt February

There's more to February than St. Valentine (although he's here, too!):

1. Brigid 15 Onesimus (Byzantine)
2. Joan of Lestonnac 16. Juliana
3. Blaise 17. Julian
4. Andrew Corsini 18. Simeon
5. Agatha 19. Agatho (Byzantine)
6. Paul Miki 20. Severian
7. Theodore of Heraclea 21. Margaret of Cortona
8. Jerome Emiliani 22. Alexander Akimetes
9. Apollonia 23. Lucius
10. Soteris 24. Tharasius
11. Our Lady of Lourdes 25. Victor the Hermit
12. Marina 26. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows
13. Stephen of Rieti 27. Romanus
14. Valentine

When the Saints Go Marching In

If the third month of the year is one you'd like to explore, check out these March saints:

1. Felix II 17. Gertrude of Nivelles
2. Chad 18. Cyril of Jerusalem
3. Anselm of Nonantola 19. Joseph, the husband of Mary
4. Casimir 20. Martin of Braga
5. Kieran of Saighir 21. Enda
6. Colette 22. Basil of Ancyra
7. Felicity 23. Victorian
8. Julian of Toledo 24. Aldemar
9. Frances of Rome 25. Lucy Filippini
10. Anastasia Patricia 26. Félix of Trier
11. Constantine 27. Matrona of Seluna (Byzantine)
12. Maximilian of Theveste 28. Jonas (Byzantine)
13. Gerald of Mayo 29. Rupert
14. Matilda 30. Rieul
15. Louise de Marillac 31. Guy of Pompasa
16. Finnian Lobhar

A Showering of Saints

These saint names for the month of April are umbrellas of protection:

1. Gilbert of Caithness 16. Bernardette Soubirous
2. Francis of Paola 17. Robert of Chaise-Dieu
3. Pancras of Taormina 18. Cosmas (Byzantine)
4. Isidore 19. Leo IX
5. Vincent Ferrer 20. Agnes of Montepulciano
6. Celestine 21. Conrad of Parzham
7. Henry Walpole 22. Leonides
8. Julie Billiart 23. Gerard of Toul
9. Hugh of Rouen 24. Fidelis of Sigmaringen
10. Michael de Sanctis 25. Mark the Evangelist
11. Gemma Galgani 26. Stephen of Perm
12. Zeno of Verona 27. Zita
13. Martius or Mars 28. Vitalis
14. Caradoc 29. Odilo
15. Basilissa 30. Marian

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Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Baby Names © 1999 by Sonia Weiss. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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