Ever since the early 19th century, nuns and sisters have played a considerable role when it comes to religion in the United States of America.
It is customary for sisters to take a new nun name when they join an order, community or convent. They do this to show their commitment and devotion to their Lord Savior.
Another reason for choosing a Catholic name is to show the change that has to happen to their life. Whilst not all nuns take on the name Mary, many do to honor the remarkable woman first mentioned by God in the Book of Exodus. Other nuns choose to take the name of the Saint that they are devoted to, be that male or female, it does not matter.
Here you can find the biggest nun name list that includes names of famous nun names, medieval names for nuns, Catholic names for nuns and many more.
Names Of Famous Nuns
If you are looking for some religious figure names, then you can take a look at this list of the most popular nun names. These names might just be the perfect inspiration for a senior nun name. In this names list, you will notice that most of the names have Sister or Mary included in the title.
1. Anna Vyrubova, is a famous Russian nun.
2. Christina The Astonishing, was a famous sister who was considered a Saint.
3. Elizabeth Ann Seton, was the nun that founded the first American congregation of sisters.
4. Jeanne Mance, this name belongs to famous sisters from France.
5. Mary Helen, was a Saint and an Australian nun.
6. Mother Mary Angelica, is a famous Catholic American nun who has become a TV personality.
7. Mother Teresa, is also known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta.
8. Saint Catherine, a famous Sweden Catholic nun name and the daughter of Saint Birgitta.
9. Saint Hildegard, this Saint is also known as Sibyl of the Rhine.
10. Saint Mary Marguerite d'Youville, was a famous Canadian nun who established the Order of Sisters.
11. Sister Anna Ali, a famous Kenyan sister known for a claim of contact with Jesus.
12. Sister Dolores, was a famous American Catholic nun and an actress.
13. Sister Joan, a famous American nun who also lead the leadership Conference of religious women.
14. Sister Leonella, a famous Italian Roman Catholic nun who worked on nursing and education.
15. Sister Maria, was a famous artist and a German nun.
16. Sister Mary Celeste, was a Catholic nun and the daughter of Galileo Galilei.
17. Sister Mary Ignacia, was known as a writer, poet and Colombian nun.
18. Sister Maura Clarke, was an American Roman Catholic nun.
Medieval Nun Names
These names follow the rules of the Benedictine. During the middle ages, there were a lot of famous nuns, so you can take some inspiration from this list to find the perfect nun name. From Mary Rita to Sister Edith, there are plenty of interesting nun name ideas in this list.
19. Hieu, is one of the names from Northumbria.
20. Mary Osana, is a good name for a sister.
21. Mary Rita, an excellent name for a nun.
22. Saint Adalsinda, was a Saint from France.
23. Saint Agnes, was a Saint popularly known as a miracle worker.
24. Saint Alena, was a Saint who was martyred.
25. Saint Anstrudis, daughter of Saint Sadleberga and Saint Blandinus.
26. Saint Ava, a Roman Catholic Saint who was cured of blindness.
27. Saint Berta, the Queen of Kent and one of the most famous nuns.
28. Saint Emma, a popular Saint name.
29. Saint Fina, is one of the most popular nun names.
30. Saint Hunna, is one of the most popular Saint names for girls from France.
31. Saint Lidwina, the Catholic Church has honored this Saint.
32. Saint Noyale, a religious name for a Celtic Saint.
33. Saint Xenia, is a cool name for a nun.
34. Sister Cwenburth, a sister who was also an Anglo-Saxon Saint.
35. Sister Daia, she was a sister and an Algerian Berber Saint.
36. Sister Dorothea, a German sister who was a visionary.
37. Sister Edith, one of the common Anglo-Saxon names.
38. Sister Ida, the name is one of the most common nun names.
39. Sister Irene, this name is a quite common sister name in Hungary.
40. Sister Kassia, is a religious name for nuns.
Nuns From Popular Movies
If you are looking for a new nun name, you can also take inspiration from this list of nun names from popular movies that portray nuns.
41. Mary Bernadette, an excellent nun name from the movie 'The Song Of Bernadette'.
42. Mary Clancy, an excellent nun name depicted in the movie 'The Trouble With Angels'.
43. Mary Clarissa, a good nun name from 'The Trouble With Angels'.
44. Mary Dominique, a common nun name used in the movie 'Angels Of Sins'.
45. Mary Elizabeth, a common nun name used in the movie 'The Convent'.
46. Mary Jeanne, an excellent nun name from the movie 'The Song Of Bernadette'.
47. Mary Lilith, if you liked the movie 'The Convent', then you will like this name.
48. Mary Saint-Jean, it is a good sister name from the movie 'Angels Of Sins'.
49. Mother Marcella, is a religious nun name from the movie 'The Nun's Story'.
50. Mother Mathilde, a perfect name if you are a fan of the movie 'The Nun's Story'.
51. Mother Miriam Ruth, is a religious name from the movie 'Agnes of God'.
52. Mother Reverent, you can choose this name if you are a fan of 'The Convent'.
53. Sister Anne, it is a nun name from the movie 'Agnes of God'.
54. Sister Aurelie, one of the good nun names from the movie 'The Nun's Story'.
55. Sister Brigitte, a good nun name to have if you liked the movie 'The Singing Nun'.
56. Sister Celestine, you will love this name if you are a fan of the movie 'The Trouble With Angels'.
57. Sister Clodagh, a good nun name to have if you liked the movie 'Black Narcissus'.
58. Sister Eleanor, one of the good nun names from the movie 'The Nun's Story'.
59. Sister Elise, you will like this name if you liked the movie 'The Singing Nun'.
60. Sister Emeline, an amazing nun name from the movie 'The Convent'.
61. Sister Honey, a common name used in the movie 'Black Narcissus'.
62. Sister Lucilla, an amazing nun name from the movie 'The Convent'.
63. Sister Luke, a nun name depicted in the movie 'The Nun's Story.'
64. Sister Margaret, it is a perfect nun name for anyone.
65. Sister Marguerite, it is a nun name from the movie 'Agnes of God'.
66. Sister Mary Lazarus, an amazing choice from sister names from the movie 'Sister Act'.
67. Sister Mary Robert, a good name from the movie 'Sister Act'.
68. Sister Michele, a religious nun name from the movie 'The Singing Nun'.
69. Sister Pauline, one of the best nun names from the movie 'The Nun's Story'.
70. Sister Philippa, an amazing nun name from the movie 'Black Narcissus'.
Catholic Nun Names In Use Today
You are free to take inspiration from anywhere to find an amazing religious name. Most of the time, people will choose a name related to their convent or order. Here is a list of some United States nun names, among other nun names found around the world today. Any names from this list make great nun name ideas.
71. Sister Cecilia, it is an excellent name for a Catholic religious nun.
72. Sister Evelyn Marie, is a good name for a religious nun.
73. Sister Grace Marie, you can take this name if you like how it sounds.
74. Sister Jane, a perfect name for a religious Sister of the church.
75. Sister Marie Carmel, it is a great name for a nun.
76. Sister Mary Alvin, a suitable name for a nun
77. Sister Mary Antoine, is a good name for a religious nun.
78. Sister Mary Benita, this name can be used by a Catholic nun.
79. Sister Mary Carmella, it is a great name for a nun.
80. Sister Mary Catherine, it is an excellent name for a Catholic religious nun.
81. Sister Mary Concessa, a cool name for a nun.
82. Sister Mary Consilio, you can take this name if you wish.
83. Sister Mary Eleanor, this name can be used by a Catholic nun.
84. Sister Mary Eleanora, is a good name for a religious nun.
85. Sister Mary Elizabeth, a suitable name for a nun
86. Sister Mary Ellen, it is a great name for a nun.
87. Sister Mary Eulogia, is an excellent name for a Catholic religious nun.
88. Sister Mary Evina, a perfect name for a religious Sister of the church.
89. Sister Mary Felician, a cool name for a nun.
90. Sister Mary Humilitas, is a great name for a nun.
91. Sister Mary Irmengard, is a good name for a religious nun.
92. Sister Mary Josella, this name can be used by a Catholic nun.
93. Sister Mary Louise, a perfect name for a religious Sister of the church.
94. Sister Mary Lucretia, you can take this name if you like how it sounds.
95. Sister Mary Lumena, it is a great name for a nun.
96. Sister Mary Maurelian, is an excellent name for a Catholic religious nun.
97. Sister Mary Peregrine, you can choose this name as a nun name.
98. Sister Mary Philomena, is a good name for a religious nun.
99. Sister Mary Rosula, a cool name for a cool nun.
100. Sister Mary Sabina, a suitable name for a nun.
101. Sister Mary Sarah, a perfect name for a religious Sister of the church.
102. Sister Mary Vitalis, this name can be used by a Catholic nun.
103. Sister Patricia Maria, you can take this name if you like how it sounds.
104. Sister Theresa, is an excellent name for a Catholic religious nun.
105. Sister Thomas Aquinas, is a good name for a religious nun.
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