Biblical Names

Names from the Bible can have a special meaning for many parents and parents-to-be due to spiritual significance. It may be that you are seeking a biblical baby name for your child that represents a character in the Bible. Or it may be that you want your child to be encouraged by his faith as a Christian, based on a specific character trait represented by a person in the Bible.

You’ll find both girl and boy names displayed below:

Aaron – Exalted. Aaron was the brother of Moses in the Bible
Abigail – Father’s joy
Adah – Adornment or ornament. A biblical name
Adam – A man of the red earth. According to the Bible, the first man
Adina – Slender and delicate. A biblical name
Andrew – Manly, courageous
Asher – Happy
Bartholomew – Hill, furrow
Bethany – A house of poverty. A placename from the New Testament
Beulah – The married one. Also a biblical placename
Caleb – The devoted one
Candace – Possibly meaning brilliant white or clarity. The name of several queens of Ethiopia, and mentioned in the Bible
Carmel – A garden or orchard
Damaris – Gentle. A New Testament name
Daniel – God is my judge. An Old Testament prophet
David – The beloved, the adored one. The famous Israelite king of the Bible, and the patron saint of Wales. Also see Davidson
Deborah – The bee, an industrious woman. A biblical name
Delilah – The beautiful temptress. The lover of Samson in the Bible
Dinah – Judgment. A biblical name
Elisabeth – Consecrated to God
Esther – A star. Also see Estelle, Hesper and Stella
Ethan – Firm, strong
Eve – Life-giving. Also see Evelyn
Ezra – The helper. A prophet in the Bible
Gabriel – Variation of Gabrielle, ‘God is my strength’
Gideon – The mighty warrior. A biblical name
Hannah – Favoured by God, or graceful. Also see Anne
Hiram – Exalted. A name from the Bible
Isaac – Laughter, the laughing one. The son of Abraham in the Bible
Jacob – Held by the heel
Jared – The descendant
Jemima – A dove. A biblical name
Jesse – God’s gift
Joel – Jehovah is God
Jonah – A dove. A man of peace
Joanna – God is gracious
Joseph – God shall add. The father of Jesus and husband of Mary in the Bible
Joshua – God is salvation. The biblical figure who led the Israelites to the promised land. Also see Hosea and Jesus
Judith – A woman from Judea. A name from the Bible. Also see Jodie
Keturah – Fragrant incense
Leah – The light of the sun. Also see Eileen, Elaine, Eleanor and Ellen
Lois – Agreeable. A name from the New Testament
Luke – A man from Lucania. One of Christ’s apostles, and the author of the third book of the New Testament.
Lydia – A woman from Lydia. The name has come to mean a cultured woman
Magdalene – Variation of Magdala. ‘A woman from the village of Magdala’
Mark – From Marcus, which relates to Mars, the God of war. Also see Marius and Martin
Martha – A lady. A name from the Bible
Mary – Hebrew: Bitter, as in a bitterly wanted child. Latin: The star of the sea
Matthew – A gift of God. One of the twelve apostles and the author of the first book of the New Testament. Also see Macey and Madison
Micah – A Hebrew form of Michael, mentioned in the Bible
Michal – A brook. A biblical name
Michael – Like the Lord. One of the archangels in the Bible
Miriam – A biblical name meaning bitter
Naomi – Pleasant. A biblical name
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. Also see Pollock
Peter – A stone or rock. One of Christ’s apostles. Also see Ferris, Parkin and Pierson
Philip – A lover of horses. One of the new testament apostles. Also see Phelps and Phillips
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. A biblical name
Samuel – Asked of God. A name from the Bible. Also see Saul
Salome – Peace. A biblical name
Sapphira – Deep blue. A gemstone name
Sapphire – Deep blue. A gemstone name
Sarah – A princess. The wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac in the Bible
Seth – Hebrew: A biblical name meaning the appointed one. One of the sons of Adam and Eve. Indian: A bridge
Sharon – A flat plain
Simeon – The biblical form of Simon
Stephen – A crown or garland. Also see Stevenson and Stinson
Susanna – Variation of Susan, ‘A Lilly or a Rose’
Tabitha – A doe or gazelle. A biblical name. Also see Dorcas
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. It is an alternate form of Tuval. Tubal was a granchild to Noah and Tubalcain was in the 4-5 generation after Adam, Cain’s branch of the family
Uriah – Light
Zacharias – Remembered by the Lord
Zillah – Shade or a shadow. A biblical name