Saint name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Saint

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Saint
  1. A person sanctified; a holy or godly person; one eminent for piety and virtue; any true Christian, as being redeemed and consecrated to God."Them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints." [1 Cor. i. 2.]
  2. One of the blessed in heaven."Then shall thy saints, unmixed, and from the impure Far separate, circling thy holy mount, Unfeigned hallelujahs to thee sing." [Milton.]
  3. [Eccl] One canonized by the church. Alt. spell.:

Etymology: F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. Sacred Sanctity Sanctum Sanctus

verb Saint
To make a saint of; to enroll among the saints by an offical act, as of the pope; to canonize; to give the title or reputation of a saint to (some one).
verb Saint
To act or live as a saint.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
  2. Person of exceptional holiness
  3. A person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
  4. Declare (a dead person) to be a saint
  5. Hold sacred

From saint

  1. A title given to a saint, often prefixed to the person's name.
    " Stephen was the first martyr."
  2. (sports) someone connected with any of the sports teams known as the Saints, as a fan, player, coach etc.
  3. (Britain, rail transport) Saint class, a class of steam locomotives used on the GWR.

Notable Persons Named Saint

Notable Persons Named Saint

Saint David

Saint David was a saint. He holds the title Bishop. Saint was born in 500 in Caerfai, Pembrokeshire, Wales. He died on March 1st, 0589.

Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas was a saint. He holds the title Defender of Orthodoxy, Wonderworker, Holy Hierarch, and Bishop of Myra. Saint was born on March 15th, 0270 in Patara, Lycia. He died on December 6th, 0343.

Saint Patrick

Saint was born in Great Britain.

Saint George of Lydda

Saint George of Lydda was a saint. He holds the title Martyr. Saint was born in 280 in Lydda, Syria Palaestina, Roman Empire or Nicomedia, Bithynia, Roman Empire. He left this life on April 23rd, 0303.

Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Saint was born on October 23rd, 1491. He breathed his last breath on July 31st, 1556.

Saint Joseph

He holds the title Foster-father ofJesus Christ, Prince, and Patron of the Universal Church. Saint was born in -90. He died in 20.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Saint

Notable Persons With the Last Name Saint

Eva Marie Saint

Eva Marie Saint is an actress. She was most active from 1946 to present. Eva was born on July 4th, 1924 in Newark, New Jersey, U.S.

Samantha Saint

Samantha was born on June 8th, 1987 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

Roxy Saint

Roxy Saint is a hard rock, punk rock, goth subculture, and alternative rock musician. Roxy was given the name Roxanne Saint on November 5th, 1977.

Nate Saint

Nate Saint was a missionary, pilot (aeronautics), and missionarypilot. Nate was born as the child of Lawrence Saint on October 31st, 1923 in near Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States of America. He passed away on January 8th, 1956.

Johnny Saint

Johnny Saint is a wrestler. Johnny was born on June 29th, 1941 in Failsworth, Lancashire, England.

Tyler Saint

Tyler Saint is a pornographic film actor and porn star. His most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Tyler was born on March 3rd, 1970 in Burlington, Vermont.

  • Leonie Saint
  • Steve Saint
  • Crosbie E. Saint
  • Saint
  • Lawrence Saint
  • Makhdoom Bilawal Saint
  • Lucien Saint
    Resident General in Tunisia

Common last names for Saint

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Saint U.S.
  White 81.71% 64.26%
  African American 9.12% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.84% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.37% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Saint

People with the last name Saint are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Saint

  • How Popular is the name Saint? Saint is the 7,728th most popular name of all time. As a last name Saint was the 15,442nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Saint have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,713 babies born with the first name Saint in the United States. That's more than enough people named Saint to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Saint? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1891 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Saint first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Saint is Wednesday, May 17th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Saint born? The highest recorded use of the first name Saint was in 2019 with a total of 326 babies.
  • Random Saint Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Saint is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 20 babies in Florida have the same name in 2018.
  • Weird things about the name Saint: The name spelled backwards is Tnias. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nsita. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Saint? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,897 people with the last name Saint.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Saint? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Saint as their last name since less than 1 person in 156k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Saint name meaning

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