Theology Submitted Names
are used to refer to (Judeo-Christian-Islamic) deities. They are not bestowed upon real people.
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ABRAfHistory, Theology, Biblical
Possibly a feminine form of Abraham
. It coincides with a Latin word meaning "maid". A known bearer was Saint Abra of Poitiers, a Gallo-Roman nun of the 4th century.
Name is dervived from the city of Cana as mentioned in the Bible ,John 2:1-11 relating the story of Jesus's first miracle.
Name of the mother of Judas Iscariot in apocryphal Christian scriptures, most notably in "The Golden Legend".
ELOAHm & fTheology, Portuguese (Brazilian)
A variant of Elah
or a singular form of Elohim
, typically occurring only in poetry and prose. This unusual singular form of Elohim is used in six places for heathen deities (cf. 2 Chronicles 32:15; Daniel 11:37, 38)... [more]
The Hebrew plural form of "god." As a name, it still retains a singular meaning. It is used in place of YHWH when referring to God.
According to legend, Saint Kinnia, a 5th-century daughter of an Irish chieftain, was baptized by Saint Patrick and is said to have been the first nun to follow his teachings. She lived in the convent of Druim Dubhain which was founded by Saint Patrick.
Catholic saint, hermit and bishop. He was originally a hermit in the region of Aix in Provence, France, becoming bishop of Vaison in that region.
Wulfhade and Ruffinus were martyrs of England. Little is known about them with any certainty, although according to tradition they were two princes of Mercia who were baptized by St. Chad and were swiftly executed by their pagan father... [more]
Widow and model Christian matron who became a Catholic saint. The mother of St. Gregory
of Utrecht, in her later years she became member of a religious community, although it is uncertain whether she actually became a nun.
Benedictine abbess and Catholic saint. The niece of St. Gertrude
, she became abbess of the convent of Nivelles, Brabant, Belgium.
WINEWALDmTheology, Medieval English
Second abbot of Beverley monastery in England succeeding St. Berchtun
. He was successful in his efforts to make Beverley a center for English cultural and spiritual growth.
WINNOWmAncient Irish, Theology
Variant of Winnoc
. Irish saint. Honored by several churches in Cornwall, England, probably the area of his missionary labors as part of the great evangelizing efforts of the era.
Wivina was a Benedictine abbess. A native of Oisy, Flanders, Belgium. She was adamant in refusing all offers of marriage until the age of twenty-three when she became a hermitess at GrandBigard, near Brussels... [more]
Wulfhade and Ruffinus were Martyrs of England. Little is known about them with any certainty, although according to tradition they were two princes of Mercia who were baptized by St. Chad and were swiftly executed by their pagan father... [more]
A Benedictine abbot born near Boulogne, Picardy, France, he was actually married but was separated from his wife and entered the Benedictines as a lay brother at Haumont, in Hainault. He was eventually ordained and was the founder of the monastery of Samer near Boulogne, which he served as abbot... [more]
A Benedictine abbott born near Boulogne, Picardy, France, he was actually married but was separated from his wife and entered the Benedictines as a lay brother at Haumont, in Hainault. He was eventually ordained and was the founder of the rnonastery of Samer near Boulogne, which he served as abbot... [more]
WULSINmTheology, Medieval English
The name of a Benedictine bishop and monk also called Ultius
. A disciple of St. Dunstan
, he was named by the saint to serve as superior over the restored community of Westminster, England, circa 960, and eventually became abbot in 980... [more]
Possibly derived from the Greek xeno
meaning "foreigner". This is the name of an alien that appears in Scientology.
The first recorded bishop of Bologna, Italy. He was ordained by Pope St. Dionysius
and entrusted with the founding of this illustrious see.
Catholic saint. Bishop of Jerusalem. He was martyred during the persecutions under Emperor Diocletian
. Zambdas is also listed as Bazas
, and he is associated in tradition with the Theban Legion.
A Catholic saint, martyred in Alexandria with Saturninus
, and unknown martyrs.