Toussaint


Gender: Masculine
Origin: French
Meaning: “all saints.”
(TOO-SAHn)

The name is derived from the French, tous and saint, literally meaning, “all saint.”

The name was usually bestowed on males born on the 1st of November, the Feast of All Saints.

The feminine form is Toussainte.

The name was borne by Toussaint du Breil de Pontbriand (1776-1844), a chouant during the French Revolution. French general, Toussaint Campi (1777-1832). Belgian Mine Ingeneer, Toussaint-Henry-Joseph Fafchamps (b.1783).  Leader of the Haitian Revolt, Toussaint Louverture (1743-1803).

The designated name-day is November 1.

Source:

  1. http://www.behindthename.com/name/toussaint

4 thoughts on “Toussaint

  1. I had no idea there was a feminine form of this name. It just sounds like one of those super old fashioned names like Dieudonnée or Bienvenue(so cool that Bienvenu/Bienvenue is also a personal name). If you have more info on the usage of Toussainte I would love to read it or see links. I did read that between 1900 and 2003 it was used less then 1500 times(Bienvenue was used less than 50 times!). The stats come from http://www.tous-les-prenoms.com/ which uses stats from the INSEE (http://www.insee.fr/en/default.asp).

    Great choice for an entry, I really enjoyed this one.

  2. I had no idea there was a feminine form of this name(not sure why that didn’t occur to me). It just sounds like one of those super old fashioned names like Dieudonnée or Bienvenue(so cool that Bienvenu/Bienvenue is also a personal name). If you have more info on the usage of Toussainte I would love to read it or see links. I did read that between 1900 and 2003 it was used less then 1500 times(Bienvenue was used less than 50 times!). The stats come from http://www.tous-les-prenoms.com/ which uses stats from the INSEE (http://www.insee.fr/en/default.asp).

    Great choice for an entry, I really enjoyed this one.

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