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250+ Biblical Boy Names With Meanings

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The Bible is a popular source to consult for baby names, and it's not just religious Christian parents who are looking for biblical names. Nowadays non-religious people are also looking to the bible to find either traditional names or, in most cases, to find really unique-sounding names.

With names like Philemon, Naphtali, and Kenan, the Bible has proven to be a treasure trove of unique names that can't be found elsewhere. The best thing is that these names also have important meanings behind them.

Enjoy this comprehensive list of bible name ideas for your baby boy!

Popular Biblical Boy Names

  1. Aaron: Teacher. He was Moses's brother and a prophet and high priest. (Exodus. 4:14)
  2. Asher: Happiness. He was one of Jacob's sons, born to Zilpah, Leah's handmaid. (Genesis 30:13)
  3. Darius: Richly or kingly. Darius the Mede was the king of Babylon between Belshazzar and Cyrus the Great. (Daniel 5)
  4. Elon: Oak tree. He was a judge in Israel for 10 years and was a Zebulunite. (Judges 12:11)
  5. John: God has shown favor. The name of both John the Baptist and Jesus' disciple who wrote the Book of John.
  6. Jonah: A dove. Jonah was a prophet who was told to preach to the people of Nineveh. He refused and tried to run away on a ship, so God punished him by sending a storm to capsize the boat. Because God was merciful, he had a big fish swallow Jonah to save him from drowning. (Jonah 1:1)
  7. Levi: Joined or attached. Third son of Jacob and Leah and founder of the tribe of the Levites. (Genesis 29:34)
  8. Luke: Light given. Luke was one of Jesus's disciples and author of the Acts of the Apostles and one of the gospels. He is the patron saint of doctors.
  9. Noah: Rest or repose. He was the one who built the ark to save his family and all the species of the earth from the Great Flood. (Genesis 5:29)
  10. Simon: One who obeys. He was a leper whom Jesus visited in an attempt to cure him. At Simon's house, Jesus was anointed by a woman. (Matthew 4:18)
  11. Titus: Pleasing. An early Christian leader and apostle of Paul. (2 Corinthians 2:13)

Modern Biblical Names for Boys

Adam

Amal

Andrew

Benjamin

Daniel

Eli

Felix

Havilah

Gad

Gideon

Jadon

James

Israel

Jared

Jason

Jesse

Joah

Joel

Jonah

Jeriah

Kenan

Kemuel

Lucas

Lael

Nathan

Omar

Nebo

Reuben

Reuel

Sargon

Phineas

Ram

Seth

Stephan

Timon

Tiras

Zaccai

Zachery

Zion

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Traditional Christian Boy Names

Abram

Abner

Abraham

Bartholamew

David

Ebenezer

Elijah

Ezekiel

Emmanuel

Gabriel

Jacob

Issac

Isaiah

Ishmael

Jedediah

Jeremiah

Job

Jonas

Jonathan

Jude

Joseph

Joshua

Josiah

Michael

Mark

Matthew

Matthias

Moses

Noah

Paul

Peter

Samuel

Phillip

Saul

Raphael

Simon

Solomon

Thomas

Timothy

Tobiah/Tobias

Zbediah

Zeke

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Unique Boy Names From the Bible

Abaddon

Abba

Adino

Abdiel

Adlai

Abel

Aeneas

Abiah

Ahab

Abdian

Alpheus

Abiel

Aram

Balthazar

Barak

Barnabas

Boaz

Dathan

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Cain

Cyrus

Caleb

Cephus

Ephron

Elam

Esau

Ethan

Ezra

Haman

Festus

Haran

Gershon

Hezekiah

Gilead

Goliath

Gomer

Hosea

Jabez

Ichabod

Jabin

Ishvi

Jamin

Jericho

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Javan

Jethro

Joachim

Joram

Josiah

Laban

Lael

Lazarus

Lemuel

Micaiah

Mahlon

Mahlon

Mordecai

Mattan

Micah

Nadab

Obed

Ophir

Ohsea

Nekoda

Nicodemus

Pharez

Rufus

Philemon

Sharar

Silas

Silvanus

Thaddeus

Theophilus

Timeus

Tobit

Uriah

Uzzi

Zeb

Zebulon

Zimiri

Comments

sundar on May 06, 2020:

great ,thank u