Lifestyle and Relationships

Aaron to Zadok: Biblical names for your baby

The Bible is the single most influential source in providing first names in the Christian world.  It follows the belief that the name will influence the character of the person, as it says in the Book of Samuel, ‘For, as his name is, so is he’.

Most of the biblical names have their origins in Hebrew, but some names, like Mark, Peter and Paul, are pre‐Christian and come from neighbouring cultures. Following the Reformation there was a greater interest in names from the New Testament, but since the ‘80s Old Testament names have become popular once more. Here are some Bible‐based names to inspire your baby naming…

NameGenderOriginMeaning
AaronBoyHebrewhigh mountain or exalted
AbelBoyHebrewbreath
AbidanBoyHebrewmy father is judge
AbigailGirlHebrewmy father is joy
AbijahBoyHebrewthe Lord is my father
AbijahGirlHebrewthe Lord is my father
AbileneGirlHebrewa New Testament place name
AbnerBoyHebrewmy father is light
AbrahamBoyHebrewfather of a multitude
AbramBoyHebrewhigh father
AdaliaBoyHebrewGod is just
AdamBoyHebrewman or to be red
AdinaGirl / BoyHebrewslender, delicate
AmosBoyHebrewto carry
AnanBoyHebrewcloud
AndrewBoyGreekcourageous
AnnaGirlLatinfavoured by God, a prophetess
AriBoyHebrewa lion
ArielGirl / BoyHebrewa lion of God
AsherBoyHebrewhappy or blessed
AzrielBoyHebrewhelp of God
BaruchBoyHebrewblessed
BenjaminBoyHebrewson of the south
BarnabasBoyHebrewson of a prophecy
BartholomewBoyHebrewhill, furrow
BerniceGirlHebrewbrings victory
BethanyGirlHebrewhouse of figs
BethelGirlHebrewhouse of God , Old Test
BoazBoyHebrewswiftness
Candace GirlLatinbrilliant clarity
ChloeGirlGreekfresh green shoot
CyrusBoyPersianthe king of Persia who freed the Jews
DanielBoyHebrewGod is my judge
DaraBoyHebrewwisdom or compassion
DaraGirlDarawisdom or compassion
Darius BoyGreekwealthy, name of kings of Persia
DinahGirlHebrewjudgement
DavidBoyHebrewbeloved
DeborahGirlHebrewbee, an industrious woman
DinahGirlHebrewjudged
EbenezerBoyHebrewstone of help
EdenGirl / BoyHebrewplace of pleasure
EdnaGirlHebrewpleasure, my God is my oath
ElamBoyHebrewhidden
EliBoyHebrewheight or ascension
ElijahBoyHebrewthe Lord is God
ElishaBoyHebrewGod is my salvation
ElizabethGirlHebrewConsecrated to God
EmmanuelBoyHebrewGod is with us
EnochBoyHebrewdedicated
EphraimBoyHebrewfruitful
EstherGirlHebrewa star
EthanBoyHebrewsolid, enduring
EuniceGirlGreekvictorious
EveGirlHebrewto breathe
EzekielBoyHebrewGod strengthens
EzraBoyHebrewthe helper
FelixBoyLatinhappy and successful
FreydeGirlHebrewjoy
GabrielBoyHebrewstrong man of God
GideonBoyHebrewfeller or hewer
HananBoyHebrewgracious
HannahGirlHebrewfavour or grace
HillelBoyHebrewthe praised one
HosannaGirl / BoyHebrewa religious expression meaning ‘deliver us’
ImmanuelBoyHebrewform of Emmanuel in some trans of OT
IraBoyHebrewwatchful, vigilant
IsaacBoyHebrewthe laughing one
IsaiahBoyHebrewGod is salvation
IshmaelBoyHebrewGod will hear
JachinBoyHebrewhe establishes
JacobBoyHebrewheld by the heel
JamesBoyLatinmay god protect
JaminBoyHebrewright hand
JaredBoyHebrewdescent
Jayden
Jadon
BoyHebrewthankful
JavanBoyHebrewangel of Greece
JemimaGirlHebrewdove
JeremiahBoyHebrewappointed by God
JerichoBoyHebrewtown mentioned in the Old Testament
JesseBoyHebrewGod’s gift

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