Names are very powerful in the Catholic church and more so for the saints because each of the saints have a name with a great meaning. The question is what do these names mean and why are they so vital in the church. Listed below are three popular names that have been mentioned many times with Catholics. Almost any Catholic knows about these saints but they might not know what the name means.
Here are a few Saints with their meanings.
1. Saint Adrians: You’ll find that there are around ten Saint Adrians mentioned. One of them is Adrian of Nicomedia, served in the royal courts as a bodyguard and was pagan. He was very encouraged plus impressed with the Christian faith that he was converted. This name means wealthy, brave, and great.
2. Saint Christopher: A lot of Catholics always remember this saint because of him carrying and helping Baby Jesus to go over the waters that had been flooded and reach safety. This name means Christ-Bearer.
3. Saint Brigid: This one was from the Emerald Isle and born into royalty. She refused marriage and is considered the patron saint of Ireland with many things such as: poets, midwives, sailors, milk maids, and so on. This name means the gift of humor.
This is just a very short list of the saints that will always be remembered and thought of. They continue to live on today because of their incredible stories and the walk of faith each one of them had. Many women name their babies after the saints to show their dedication and faith. Plus it helps the baby to remind them of their faith and as they grow up they’ll always be encouraged when they read about the saint they are named after and hopefully will do the right thing.