Unique Female Saint Names – Clelia, Kateri, Rosalia, Sabina

Here’s the fourth post of my five-post series on interesting female saint names…

  • St. Clelia Barbieri, Italian, 1847-1880. Feast day: July 13.
  • Bl. Kateri Tekakwitham, Mohawk, 1656–1680. Kateri is a Mohawk rendering of the name Catherine. Feast day: July 14.
  • St. Kinga, Polish, 1224-1292. Also known as Cunegunda and Kunigunda, she is the patroness of Poland and Lithuania. Feast day: July 24.
  • Sts. Lucilla, both Roman, both 3th century. Feast days: July 29 and August 25.
  • St. Seraphina, unknown location, 5th century. Feast day: July 29.
  • St. Serena, Roman, 3rd century. Likely a legendary saint. Feast day: August 16.
  • St. Sabina, Roman, 2nd century. One of her slaves was St. Serapia, who was on yesterday’s list. Feast day: August 29.
  • St. Ammia, Anatolian, 3rd century. Feast day: August 31.
  • St. Verena, Egyptian (but associated with Switzerland), 3rd century. Feast day: September 1.
  • St. Rosalia, Italian, 1130-1166. In Palermo, a festino is held every July 15th in her honor. Feast day: September 4.
  • St. Melitina, Greek, 2nd century. Feast day: September 15.
  • Sts. Aurelia, one possibly Italian, unknown century, the other Austrian, 11th century. Feast days: September 25 and October 15.

Unique Female Saint Names Series: IIIIII – IV – V

5 Responses to Unique Female Saint Names – Clelia, Kateri, Rosalia, Sabina

  1. *waiting patiently for Brigid and it’s forms to show up…

  2. Oh… I intentionally left Brigid off the list, Wendy. :(

    I was trying for saints (and names) that most people hadn’t heard of before. Because Brigid is always one of the first names I think of when I think “female saints,” I assumed that would be the case for other people as well, and so I skipped her for that reason.

    Sorry to disappoint!

  3. no worries, I help moderate an interfaith forum focusing on the nature based faiths, and no one knew who St Brigid was during Imbolc/Candlemas/Ground Hog Day.

  4. These names are fabulous!

    Some of these would make very good alternatives to popular names — Seraphina for Sophia, Aurelia for Olivia, and Ammia for Emma or Emily. I hope plenty of expectant parents discover this list.

  5. Thanks, Emmy Jo! :)

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