From Middle English saint, seint, sainct, seinct, sanct, senct, partly from Old English sanct and confluence with Old French saint, seinte (Modern French saint); both from Latin sanctus ("holy, consecrated”, in Late Latin as a noun, “a saint"), past participle of sancire, akin to sacer. Displaced native Middle English halwe from Old English hālga (> Modern English hallow).
From Middle English saynten, seinten, sonten, partly from Anglo-Norman saintir and partly from the noun Middle English seint, seynt (see above).
From the pattern of naming various places for Saints from religion.
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