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As you might imagine, Saint is simply an English word name with some pretty powerful meaning. It's been on the rise as a given name for boys and girls — though mostly used for boys — over the last decade, and now it's one of the most popular names in the United States. You can thank some celebrities for that. Because it's one syllable, Saint also makes a great middle name for longer given names.

Meaning of the name Saint:

English: Saint, holy person

Origin of the name Saint:

Saint is an English word name used to describe a “person acknowledged as holy or virtuous and typically regarded as being in heaven after death.” It can also be used to describe someone who is very kind or patient.

Symbolism of the name Saint:

Choosing the baby name Saint could be a symbol of the new parents' faith. It could also be chosen in hopes that the child will grow up to be a virtuous person.

Baby name Saint

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Gender of the name Saint:

Saint is a name given to both boys and girls, though it's more common for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Saint:


Number of syllables in the name Saint:


Emotion evoked from the name Saint:

The baby name Saint evokes images of someone who is fashionable and creative.

Alternative spellings for the name Saint:

  • Saynt
  • Sainte
  • Sante

Nicknames for the name Saint:

  • Sainty

Popularity of the name Saint:

According to the Social Security Administration, Saint has been a top 1,000 baby name for boys in the United States since 2018, and it's on the rise. In 2018, it ranked at number 858. By 2020, it ranked at number 578.

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