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Baby Names Inspired by the Bible

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Christian Biblical Names—as Well as Others

There are many different names found in the bible; some well known, some not so well known. This article is going concentrate mainly on names found in (and inspired by) the Christian Bible because it is the most used bible in the world. We do need to keep in mind, however that it is not the only bible in the world. Because of this fact, I will draw inspiration from other books of faith and scatter them throughout the article. I sincerely hope that anyone who visits the page will be open-minded enough to not mind seeing names not found in their bible.

The one thing I have found to be at the core of most religions is tolerance and love for our fellow human being. Problems tend to occur when we branch outwards from those core values. If we all try to be a bit more understanding of other peoples' beliefs and look at religion as a set of guidelines instead of a set of laws that must be followed, I the world can be a much better place.

There's nothing wrong with coming up with a name inspired by a certain faith, but if we can also teach our children to focus on the core values of the religion (the ones that we all know in our hearts to be just), the name you give them can truly be a source of inspiration and empowerment in difficult times. Thank you for giving this article a chance, and good luck finding a good name for your newborn.

Baby Names From the Bible

 

 

 

Adah

Madai

Jesse

Zechariah

Shem

Titus

Matthew

Judah

Luke

Elisha

Homam

Asa

Obadiah

Ruth

Uz

Zachariah

Mercy

Bernice

Ram

Ebenezer

Tamar

Saul

Uzal

Ishmael

Omar

Hezekiah

Enoch

Jonah

Israel

Bathsheba

Faith

Noah

Micah

Korah

Tiras

Nahath

Zibeon

Hope

Ethan

Jebediah

Eve

Onam

Cain

Sheba

Isaiah

Aruna

Manahath

Hemdan

Reuel

David

Cush

Tubal

Hezron

Joda

Josiah

Abeer

Magog

Paul

Amos

Jalam

Neri

Seth

Jafar

Shepho

Hori

Amalek

Japheth

Aram

Kenaz

Hannah

Gomer

Melki

Serug

Ahaz

Jerusalem

Zipporah

Maria

Rachel

Tabitha

Amaris

James

Mary

Keran

Claudius

Imri

Oshea

 

Some Good Bible Names and Their Meanings

  • Abidan: In Hebrew name means “my father is judge”.
  • Adamah: of blood
  • Baasha: he that seeks
  • Delilah: Hebrew for “delicate”.
  • Inola: In Cherokee the word means “black fox”.
  • Timothy: One who honors God.
  • Ebal: A mount in the Promised Land where the Israelites reiterated their devotion to the commandments of Jehovah (and the consequences if they disobeyed them).
  • Abaddon: Means “ruin or destruction” in Hebrew.
  • Zadok: Means “righteous” in Hebrew.
  • Othniel: In Hebrew means “strength of God”.
  • Priscilla: Latin meaning ancient, primitive or aged.
  • Amir: Very similar meaning in Arabic and Hebrew, “strong, commanding”.
  • Shakti: In Hinduism a shakti is the female counterpart of a god.
  • Samson: bright sun
  • Benjamin: A Hebrew name meaning “born of the right hand”.
  • Zuriel: In Hebrew this name means "my rock is God".
  • Eden: Inspired by the garden of God; also known as paradise / pleasure or delight.
  • Vashti: A name that sounds absolutely beautiful when spoken aloud and is most likely of Persian origin and means " beautiful woman".

A Little Break to Celebrate

A good name is better than precious ointment.

— Ecclesiastes 7:1

More Bible-Inspired Names for Babies

 

 

 

Zerah

Charity

Adam

Methuselah

Genesis

Lillian

Job

Abraham

Gabe

Emmanuel

Jared

Levi

Nathan

Teman

Uriah

Esau

Lud

Mark

Jannai

Raamah

Ophir

Daniel

Gabriel

Togarmah

Shiloh

Ezra

Adriel

Phineas

Mattathias

Adon

Husham

Dinah

Malachi

Isaac

Jael

Dedan

Elam

Talitha

Keturah

Medan

Damodara

Joshua

Timna

Samuel

Terah

Shaul

Hanok

Perez

Dishon

Dishan

Oamra

Andrew

Obed

Jason

Benedict

Seir

Jezebel

Josek

Lamech

Jeremiah

Rahab

Javan

Azor

Jesus

Gether

Oholibamah

Sabta

Rebecca

Melea

Ezer

Eshban

Addi

Lilly

Phillip

Lydia

Enos

Caleb

Melita

The Meaning Behind Some Biblical Names

  • Ithai: A common Hebrew name spelled in various was; means “with me”.
  • Amad: people of witness
  • Phoebe: A name of Greek origin meaning “shining or pure”.
  • Ephraim: doubly or extremely fruitful
  • Moses: Hebrew for drawn out of the water.
  • Erastus: In Latin this name means "beloved". A biblical name not mentioned that often that can be found in the New Testament.
  • Atarah: Means "crown" in Hebrew. (A beautiful name for a little girl.)
  • Mordecai: Hebrew for “little man”.
  • Cyrus: In Persian it means “the sun”; the Hebrew equivalent is Koresh.
  • Zillah: Means “shade” in Hebrew.
  • Naomi: Originally from the Hebrew name Na’omiy, which means “pleasant”.
  • Abigail: the father’s joy
  • Elijah: Means “my God is Yahweh”; originally from the name ‘Eliyyahu.
  • Martha: Arabic for “sorrow”.
  • Ariel: A powerful, religious-themed name for a baby girl that means “lion of God”.
  • Jasper: treasure holder
  • Adina: Meaning “slender or delicate” in Hebrew. Was used as a male name in the Old Testament, but in modern Hebrew, mostly a feminine name.

Some of the World's Religions

For those people who devoutly follow a certain religion and can't comprehend someone else who believes differently, the above video may be a shock. There are a lot of different religions and beliefs in the world and millions of people with different points of view. Never assume that a certain person follows a certain religion. I find that you can never go wrong by being as respectful as you can, even if your beliefs differ from that of another.

When religion becomes something to unify common themes instead of something that polarizes then that will be a day that needs to be celebrated by all. Virtually all religions and beliefs have something in common; it's all the extra stuff that always seems to get in the way.

Another Batch of Names Inspired by the Bible

 

 

 

Akan

Sidon

Hadad

Reuben

Menna

Rhesa

Michal

King

Ezekiel

Miriam

Esther

Bethany

Zepho

Joseph

Nimrod

Peter

Shammah

Lotan

Solomon

Er

Grace

Ham

Ava

Abel

Zaavan

Eliakim

Iram

Shobal

Jacob

Tobias

Judge

Nahshon

Joel

Mahesha

Charity

Silas

Elon

Aaron

Zahid

Bela

Ithran

Sarai

Julia

Beor

Havilah

Keran

Mizzah

Amon

Jedidah

Simeon

Basemath

Midian

Ashur

Shaul

Bethlehem

Mahalalel

Gatam

Magdiel

Epher

Stephen

Zedekiah

Thomas

Edom

Meshek

Anah

Obal

Alvan

Pinon

Nebaioth

Eliphaz

Barak

Tabor

Koa

Dathan

Iddo

Claudia

Elika

 

Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Mathew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

— Mathew 10:2-4

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Names in the Bible (Boy and Girl Bible Names)

  • Abishai: the present of my father
  • Abner: father of light
  • Aeneas: praise worthy
  • Ali: In Arabic means “Lion of God”.
  • Bethany: the "house of song"
  • Gideon: tree cutter
  • Abijah: Means "the Lord is my father" in Hebrew. There was several people in the Old Testament, both male and female, that had this name, including Kings.
  • Jada: knowing
  • Joanna: God is gracious
  • Jerah: Means “honeycomb or honeysuckle”.
  • Jerusha: A beautiful name for a baby girl that means “possession” in Hebrew.
  • Ulla: will and determination
  • Paulus: small or little
  • Sur: withdraw or depart; turn aside; rebellious
  • Gaius: Uncertain meaning, but believed to be derived from the Latin gaudere, which means "to rejoice".
  • Magdalene: from the high tower
  • Judas: Though not often used as a first name because of the betrayal of Jesus; it would be an uncommon, but well-known name from the bible.


What's In a Name

Personal Story

If you ever get a chance to visit Jerusalem, be sure to check out the sites in the Old City as that is where you'll find attractions such as the Temple Mount, The Dome of the Rock, The Wailing Wall and the Mount of Olives. My grandmother has told me stories of how she made the trip with me when I was only a few months old, of course she had plenty of pictures to go along with the stories. Those tales was one of my fondest memories of her when she was alive.

© 2017 Don

Any Religious-Themed Names to Suggest?

Joy on February 20, 2018:

Alma (From the Book of Mormon) and Gideon (Also from the Book of Mormon) . Alma can be unisex.

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