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9 Girls’ names that convey a spirit of peace

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Cerith Gardiner - published on 10/24/23

This selection of monikers would be perfect choices for any newborn girl joining the family.

With such a myriad of names to choose from for a newborn daughter parents can get very confused. You might want to choose a name from a favorite saint, or a name that belongs to a cherished family member. However, you might also want to find a name that convey an important message.

The names below are not only beautiful but also carry a sense of peace and tranquility, making them wonderful choices for a Catholic family seeking to instill these values in their daughter’s life.

Serena

Derived from Latin, Serena means calm, serene, or peaceful. It is a beautiful name that embodies the tranquility and peace found in a devout life of faith.

Clementine

This pretty moniker stems from the Latin name Clemens, which means gentle, merciful, or mild. By calling your little angel Clementine, hopefully she’ll have a disposition of kindness and peace.

Francesca

Coming from the Italian form of Frances, this classical name means “free” or “from France.” As St. Francis of Assisi is renowned for his commitment to peace, this female version immediately conveys the feeling of peace and would be a wonderful choice. (And of course, its male version belongs to the current Pope Francis.)

Thérèse

A name of French origin, “Thérèse” means “harvester” or “reaper.” While it might not seem connected to peace, if you look at St. Thérèse of Lisieux, also known as “The Little Flower,” her short life was one of simplicity, humility, and inner peace.

Lucia

Derived from the Latin word lux, meaning light, Lucia symbolizes the light of Christ. Choosing this name reflects the hope, comfort, and inner peace found in one’s faith.

Felicity

Another name of Latin origin, Felicity means happiness and joy. In a Catholic context, it can once more represent the profound inner peace that comes from a life lived in accordance with God’s will.

Miriam

A Hebrew name meaning “wished-for child” or “sea of bitterness.” While this might not immediately conjure up the notion of peace, in relation to the Catholic faith it can represent the peace that comes from trusting in God’s plan.

Clara

Derived from the Latin word clarus, which means clear, bright, or famous. Another derivative of the name is Clare, which belonged to the contemporary of St. Francis, St. Clare of Assisi. The saint was known for her devotion to peace and simplicity.

Beatrice

This beautiful name means “bringer of joy” in Latin. Choosing Beatrice for your daughter suggests a desire for inner peace and joy that comes from a life centered on faith. And hopefully your lives will be filled with joy with your little cherub.

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