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3) John Form of the Hebrew name Johanan “God is gracious.” The name is of great importance in early Christianity and was given to John the Baptist, John the Apostle, and the author of the fourth gospel.Many saints and a total of 23 popes also had the name.According to the Book of Genesis, she was originally called Sarai (possibly meaning "contentious" in Hebrew) but had her name changed by God to the more auspicious Sarah "princess" in token of a greater blessing.23) Daniel Biblical name meaning "God is my judge" in Hebrew.In the New Testament, Joseph is the husband of the Virgin Mary.16) Margaret From Hebrew margaron “pearl.” The name was always understood to mean “pearl”’ throughout the Middle Ages.In the 17th century it is also found occasionally as a pet form of Beatrice. 29) Anthony Form Antonius, which is of uncertain origin.The spelling with -th- (not normally reflected in the pronunciation) represents a learned but erroneous attempt to associate it with Greek anthos "flower." Various early saints had the name, most notably an Egyptian hermit monk regarded as the founder of Christian monasticism. 31) Paul Originally a nickname meaning "small." Pre-eminently this is the name of the saint who is generally regarded, with St Peter, as co-founder of the Christian Church.
As a boy he killed the giant Philistine Goliath with his slingshot.The tale of Daniel was a favorite in the Middle Ages, often represented in miracle plays. Katherine is an English form of the name of a saint martyred at Alexandria in 307.The story has it that she was condemned to be broken on the wheel for her Christian belief.It may be from a biblical name that appeared in Shakespeare’s day as Jesca or Iscah (Genesis ).19) Thomas New Testament name from one of Christ's twelve apostles, referred to as "Thomas, called Didymus." Didymos is the Greek word for “twin,” and the name is the Greek form of an Aramaic byname meaning “twin.” The given name has always been popular throughout Christendom, in part because St Thomas's doubts have made him seem a very human character. The name was not used in the Middle Ages, but was taken up in the 15th century and became common thereafter.