This name originates from Hebrew and means 'child of the sun' This name was borne by the Jewish Judge, and is found in the Old Testament in the book of Judges. Two saints also were of this name.
This name originates from the Hebrew name 'Shamulel'. This is the name of one of the Hebrew prophets, and is found in the Old Testament.
This Christian name was borne by a pope as well as by a number of saints in the fourth century. It originates from Latin.
This name is found in the Bible and is of the Jew who blessed Jesus in the temple (Luke 2:25). There are a few other biblical characters of this name and several saints. This is a Hebrew name.
The commonly used form of Simeon. See Simeon.
Stephen (also written Steven)
The name of the first Christian martyr, deacon Stephen (Acts 6-7). One pope and more than twenty seven saints are of this name. It is Latin in origin and means 'protected'. This name is one of the most popular names in Christian history.