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Elizabeth -- The National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Maryland, USA

You can honor America's first native-born saint by naming your own daughter after her. You can also pay a visit to her minor basilica and national shrine in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Pilgrims gather to visit the site, which includes a chapel, various historic buildings, and the first cemetery for St. Elizabeth Ann's community. People named after the popular saint are even invited to gather for an annual event at the shrine.

Fatima -- Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal

Back in 1917, the Our Lady appeared to three young shepherds, Jacinta, Lucia and Francisco, with special messages for the world. since. It is the fourth most popular destination for pilgrims to visit in the world. Meaning "captivating" in Arabic, your own little Fatima would no doubt capture everyone's hearts.

Lourdes -- Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, France

Probably the most famous site known for Marian apparitions, starting back in 1858 when Our Lady appeared before a young French girl named Bernadette Soubirous, who is now a canonized saint. The nearby waters are said to have miraculous healing effects on both the mind and body, so it's no wonder that about 6 million pilgrims visit the area each year.

Anne -- St. Anne's Church, Malaysia

The church, which finished construction in 1888, is one of the largest churches in Malaysia, a country with a predominant number of Muslims. It is popular with pilgrims in the area, especially with transcriptions dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries found on a megalith on the site. With the name given to Mary's mother, your daughter would hopefully be filled with grace and compassion, too.

Cerith/Cherith -- Brook Cerith, Jordan

Slightly more unusual (and the writer's own name!), this ancient site is a spiritual brook, or wadi, where in 1 Kings, Elijah was fed by ravens. Believed to be modern-day Wadi-Qelt, tradition has it Mary's parents went there to pray to be blessed with a child. The area is home to the ancient St. George's Monastery, which is built into a cliff and is a popular destination for pilgrims from all over the world. Pronounced Ke'rith, it's a name steeped in history.

Guadalupe -- Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico

One of the most visited Catholic sites in the world, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a national shrine that commemorates the apparition of the Virgin Mary to St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin. The cloak he wore at the time of the apparition, which bears the miraculous image, is displayed in the basilica. Our Lady of Guadalupe is seen as the protector of the Mexican people, so the name will surely shield your own little daughter.

Tabor -- Mount Tabor, Israel

Located in Lower Galilee, this is where the transfiguration of Jesus took place - where Jesus, radiant in glory, speaks with Moses and Elijah and God refers to him as "son." On the peak of the mount is an impressive Catholic church built by Franciscans in 1924 that reflects the religious signification of the area. As a name, Tabor would be a very unusual choice but one of rich spiritual meaning.
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