I am curious what your general feeling is toward the name [name_f]Hosanna[/name_f]? [name_f]Do[/name_f] you think it is exclusively for girls or can it work for either gender?

I would say exclusively for girls. I also find it far too much, even for a religious name. To me, it’s like naming a child Alleluia. But if it’s your thing, go for it.

[name_f]Hosanna[/name_f] does feel super religious, but I don’t see it as unusable because I’ve actually met someone named this. (Yes, she was from a religious family.)

Definitely a girl name. We’d probably fit the description of the kind of family that would choose that kind of name, but it feels over-the-top to me. I’d steer you toward choices like [name_f]Hadassah[/name_f], [name_f]Jerusha[/name_f], [name_f]Shoshanna[/name_f], and [name_f]Selah[/name_f]. HTH