This name is becoming more popular in recent years. As the berries on olive trees turn red during the fall, it is also a reminder of the olive trees that are present in the Bible. Jesus spent his last night before his arrest among the olive groves in the Garden of Gethsemane.


While Teresa is a name given to many saints, including the much-loved St. Teresa of Avila, St. Teresa of Calcutta and St. Thérèse de Lisieux, it also has a very autumnal significance. Meaning "harvest," it is a name that sums up sustenance for both the body and soul.


As fall settles in you might be spicing up your drinks, desserts, or Thanksgiving ham with some cloves. Any name that also has the word "love" in it is a winner, but it's also very close to the first King of the Franks, Clovis I. His conversion to Catholicism in 496 led to the conversion of many Frankish people, and would ultimately lead to a religious unification in what is now France.


The rich rusty color of sienna represents fall so beautifully. It also happens to be very close in spelling to the birthplace of the Doctor of the Church Catherine of Siena. Although she died aged 33, in her lifetime she achieved so much through her writings, contemplative prayer, and her influence on the papacy.


With Thanksgiving just around the corner, there is possibly no better name for a fall baby. As a season of goodwill and gratitude, it's God's grace that should be foremost in our minds.


Meaning "brown," this name conjures up those autumnal hues. It's also the name belonging to the founder of the Carthusian order, St. Bruno of Cologne, whose feast day falls on October 6. The German saint was a revered teacher and an adviser to Pope Urban II, his former student.


Although the name comes from the Latin crispus, meaning "curly headed," it also has a feeling of autumn and those crisp early mornings. The name also belongs to the Catholic saints St. Crispin and St. Crispinian, who were beheaded for their beliefs in the 3rd century and are celebrated on October 25.


While the name belongs to the tree that has little red autumnal berries, it is also the anglicized name of St. Ruadhán of Lorrha, one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. The 6th-century saint founded a monastery which, although in ruins, can still be seen today. He was known for his prophesies.


A harder name to bear perhaps, but nonetheless a name of a delicious variety of pear you can enjoy this fall. It can be shortened to Perry, and also means "one from abroad" or "pilgrim," so it is a lovely choice for a child born into the Catholic faith. It also happens to be the name of a 14th-century Italian saint who's the patron of those suffering from cancer or other illnesses.