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10 Baby names for boys with historical significance

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Chloe Mooradian - published on 06/08/18

7. Owen

Originally spelled “Eoghan” in Irish, the name is a form of “Eugene.” Owen means “born of the tree” and is a name found in much Irish mythology. St. Owen was a Benedictine monk and monastery builder. Nicknames: En or Lenny.

8. Anthony

Anthony traces its roots all the way back to the 1st century in Rome. In the 4th century, the name regained popularity due to St. Anthony the Great, one of the Desert Fathers. Nicknames for Anthony include Tony, Toni, or Nino.

SAINT ANTHONY OF EGYPT
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9. Bernard

Bernard is a German name meaning “hardy,” “brave,” or “bear.” It entered into English history through the Normans, who traveled to England. A doctor of the Church, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, shares this name. Nicknames for Bernard: Bernie, Bern, Berny or Bear.

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