Biblical Baby Name

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Biblical

Parents often choose a Biblical baby name for their child without being aware that the name actually has Biblical origins. In fact, many of the Hebrew baby names can be found on Biblical name lists as well. Many times, parents choose a Biblical baby name based on that name's meaning. In other cases, parents may want to choose a Christian name for their child.

Popular Biblical Baby Names

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A Through D

  • Aaron - Exalted (Aaron was the brother of Moses)
  • Abigail - Father's joy
  • Adah - Adornment or ornament
  • Adam - A man of the red earth
  • Adina - Slender and delicate
  • Andrew - Manly, courageous
  • Asher - Happy
  • Bartholomew - Hill, furrow
  • Bethany - A house of poverty
  • Beulah - The married one
  • Candace - The name of several queens of Ethiopia
  • Carmel - A garden or orchard
  • Damaris - Gentle
  • Daniel - God is my judge
  • David - The beloved, the adored one
  • Deborah - The bee, an industrious woman
  • Delilah - The beautiful temptress (the lover of Samson)
  • Dinah - Judgment

E Through K

  • Elisabeth - Consecrated to God
  • Esther - A star
  • Ethan - Firm, strong
  • Eve - Life-giving
  • Ezra - The helper (a prophet in the Bible)
  • Gabriel - Variation of Gabrielle, 'God is my strength'
  • Gideon - The mighty warrior
  • Hannah - Favoured by God, or graceful
  • Hiram - Exalted
  • Isaac - Laughter or the laughing one (the son of Abraham)
  • Jacob - Held by the heel
  • Jared - The descendant
  • Jemima - A dove
  • Jesse - God's gift
  • Joel - Jehovah is God
  • Jonah - A dove or a man of peace
  • Joanna - God is gracious
  • Joseph - God shall add
  • Joshua - God is salvation (led the Israelites to the promised land)
  • Judith - A woman from Judea
  • Keturah - Fragrant incense

L Through R

  • Leah - The light of the sun
  • Lois - Agreeable (a name from the New Testament)
  • Luke - A man from Lucania (one of Christ's apostles)
  • Lydia - A woman from Lydia
  • Magdalene - Variation of Magdala; 'A woman from the village of Magdala'
  • Mark - From Marcus, which relates to Mars, the God of war
  • Martha - A lady
  • Mary - A Hebrew name meaning bitter, as in a bitterly wanted child
  • Matthew - A gift of God (one of the twelve apostles and the author of the first book of the New Testament)
  • Micah - A Hebrew form of Michael mentioned in the Bible
  • Michal - A brook
  • Michael - Like the Lord (one of the archangels)
  • Miriam - A biblical baby name meaning bitter
  • Naomi - Pleasant
  • Nathan - The gift of God (a biblical prophet)
  • Nicolas - The victory of the people
  • Noah - Rest, peace
  • Orpah - A fawn, or a lively maiden
  • Paul - Small
  • Peter - A stone or rock (one of Christ's apostles)
  • Philip - A lover of horses (one of the New Testament apostles)
  • Rachel - A ewe (the wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph in the Bible)
  • Rebekah - A heifer or a knotted cord (the wife of Isaac in the Bible)
  • Reuben - Behold a son (one of Jacob's sons in the Bible)
  • Ruth - Beautiful and compassionate

S Through Z

  • Samuel - Asked of God
  • Salome - Peace
  • Sapphira - Deep blue, a gemstone
  • Sapphire - Deep blue, a gemstone
  • Sarah - A princess (the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac)
  • Seth - One of the sons of Adam and Eve
  • Sharon - A flat plain
  • Simeon - The Biblical form of Simon
  • Stephen - A crown or garland
  • Susanna - Variation of Susan, a lilly or a rose
  • Tabitha - A doe or gazelle
  • Tamara - A palm tree
  • Tirzah - Pleasant
  • Tim - Honouring God, or honoured by God
  • Timothy - Honouring God, or honoured by God
  • Tubal - This boy's name is used in scriptural writings
  • Uriah - Light
  • Zacharias - Remembered by the Lord
  • Zillah - Shade or a shadow
Biblical Baby Name