250+ Biblical Boy Names With Meanings

Updated on March 17, 2019

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

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

Unique Boy Names From the Bible

Abaddon
Abba
Adino
Abdiel
Adlai
Abel
Aeneas
Abiah
Ahab
Abdian
Alpheus
Abiel
Aram
Balthazar
Barak
Barnabas
Boaz
Dathan
Cain
Cyrus
Caleb
Cephus
Ephron
Elam
Esau
Ethan
Ezra
Haman
Festus
Haran
Gershon
Hezekiah
Gilead
Goliath
Gomer
Hosea
Jabez
Ichabod
Jabin
Ishvi
Jamin
Jericho
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

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