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Catholic Names for Boys

Catholic NamesMichaelAnthonyDominicTheodoreGregoryChadBlaiseVeitMickJoachimFranzFabriceEusebiusErasmusClementBorislavBernardBenedictAnselmAmbrose

There are 37 Catholic names for baby boys. The Catholic faith is one of the major religions of the world and adhered to by large populations in Brazil, Mexico and the Philippines – the top three countries in terms of Catholic followers. Catholic names can be drawn from saints’ names or could be inspired by favored character traits and virtues.

Catholic names are very popular baby names for boys. At the height of their usage in 1967, 10.756% of baby boys were given Catholic names. There were 18 Catholic names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. Catholic names have since experienced a decline in frequency, but are nonetheless used on a very heavy scale now. In 2015, 16 Catholic names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 3.223%. Within all Catholic names, the Czech, English, French, German, and Yiddish Michael was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #9 and a usage of 0.7066%.


NAMES RELATED TO CATHOLIC:

Abel breath, vapor; son; noble strength ... used predominantly in the English, French, ...

Aloysius fame, loud; fighter, warrior ... largely used in the Dutch, English, French, ... were given the name Aloysius ...

Ambrose immortal, divine ... largely used in the Dutch, English, German, ... an uncommon baby name for boys ...

Angel messenger of God, angel ... used predominantly in the English, Slavic, ... with the word 'angel' as a term of ...

Anselm protected by God ... largely used in the English, German, and ... surname originally from Anselm ...

Anthony priceless, inestimable ... largely used in the English language and it ... a very popular baby name for boys ...

Benedict blessed ... an English name of Latin origin ... the 6th-century Saint Benedict (480-550), the founder ...

Bernard brave as a bear ... used chiefly in the Dutch, English, French, ... uncommon as a baby name for boys ...

Blaise lisping, stammering; blaze ... used predominantly in the English and French ... were given the name Blaise ...

Borislav famous battle, battle glory ... used predominantly in the Russian and Slavic ...

Chad battle, warrior; Chad's dairy farm; ... of Old English and Germanic origin ... an all-time favorite ...

Clement merciful, gentle ... used predominantly in the English and French ... rare as a baby name for boys ...

Dominic of the lord, belonging to God ... used predominantly in the English language ... were given the name Dominic ...

Erasmus beloved, desired ... an English and German name of Old Greek ... not commonly used as a baby boy name ...

Eusebius pious ... used chiefly in the German language and its ... an unusual baby name for boys ...

Fabrice craftsman, blacksmith ... used predominantly in the English and French ...

Franz Frenchman, free one ... a German name of Italian and Germanic origin ... uncommon as a baby name for boys ...

Gerard brave with the spear; spear rule ... largely used in the English, French, and ... being given the name Gerard ...

Gervaise spear ... largely used in the English language and its ... not regularly used as a baby name for boys ...

Gilbert bright pledge ... an English, French, and German name of ... it in tribute to Saint Gilbert of Sempringham ...

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