Biblical names play very important parts in baby names, and they have been popular boy names and girl names for centuries. The biblical names pertaining just to the Old Testament can all be found in Joan Comay's reference book titled Who's Who in the Old Testament. Other Biblical name definitions of places, cities, countries, angels, gods, and mountains. Here comes our selection of 46 classic biblical baby names
for your little boys or girls, and these names are both beautiful and strong, they also have spiritual significance and meanings.
Abel: In Hebrew the meaning of the name Abel is: Breath; son; breathing spirit. In the Old Testament, Abel was the son of Adam and Eve who was killed by his brother Cain in a fit of jealousy.
Abigail: The father's joy. Abigail was King David's third wife, described as "good in discretion and beautiful in form."
Abraham: Father of a great multitude. The biblical patriarch Abraham was originally named Abram but God changed his name.
Abram: Abraham's original name in the Bible.
Angel: Spirit or messenger with feathered wings on their backs.
Ariel: Ariel is an archangel found primarily in Jewish and Christian mysticism and Apocrypha. The name Ariel, "Lion of God" or "Hearth of God," occurs in the Hebrew Bible but as the name of an angel the earliest source is unclear.
Asher: Asher is a biblical name and it means "happy." Asher in the Old Testament is a son of Jacob by Leah's handmaid Zilpah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.
Benjamin: Hebrew name means "son of the south" or "son of the right hand." Benjamin in the Old Testament is the twelfth and youngest son of Jacob and the founder of one of the southern tribes of the Hebrews.
Bethany: House of figs. In the New Testament the town of Bethany was the home of Lazarus and his sisters Mary and Martha.
Cyrus: Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, was the monarch under whom the Babylonian captivity ended, for according to the Bible, in the first year of his reign he was prompted by God to make a decree that the Temple in Jerusalem should be rebuilt and that such Jews as cared to might return to their land for this purpose.
Damaris: A woman mentioned in the New Testament, living around 55 AD in Athens, Greece. She embraced the Christian faith following the speech of Paul of Tarsus, given in front of the Athenian Areopagus.
Daphne: Laurel tree; victory.
Delilah: Delilah is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Delilah is "languishing, lovelorn, seductive." In the Old Testament she is the lover of Samson, whom she betrays to the Philistines by cutting his hair, which is the source of his power.
Dinah: In the Book of Genesis, Dinah was the daughter of Jacob, one of the patriarchs of the Israelites, and Leah, his first wife.
Elijah: A Hebrew prophet and miracle worker, as told in the two Books of Kings in the Old Testament.
Elizabeth: The wife of Zachariah, the mother of John the Baptist and cousin of Mary, is an honored woman in Islam.
Esther: A young beautiful Hebrew woman who became the wife of the Persian king Ahasuerus.
Ezekiel: A prophet among the captives taken to Babylon at the first fall of Jerusalem who wrote the Book of Ezekiel in captivity.
Gabriel: Gabriel is an archangel who typically serves as a messenger sent from God to certain people.
Gideon: Means "feller" or "hewer" in Hebrew. Gideon is a hero and judge of the Old Testament. He led the vastly outnumbered Israelites against the Midianites, defeated them, and killed their two kings.
Hannah: The wife of Elkanah mentioned in the Books of Samuel. According to the Hebrew Bible she was the mother of Samuel.
Isaac: Hebrew for Laughter. The only son of Abraham by his wife Sarah. As a favorite of the Puritans, Isaac went on to assume something of a rabbinical image.
Jezebel: Chaste, unmarried.
Joel: One of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Joel, which describes a plague of locusts.
Josiah: In Hebrew the meaning of the name Josiah is: Jehovah has healed. Biblical Josiah became king of Judah at eight after his father was assassinated.
Levi: Possibly means "joined, attached" in Hebrew. As told in the Old Testament, Levi was the third son of Jacob and Leah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of the Israelites, known as the Levites.
Lily: Lily is a girl name of Latin origin, and the meaning of the name Lily is flower name, pure. The name Lily has been a symbol of innocence and purity as well as beauty, due to its cool elegance and lovely sound.
Luke: bringer of light, morning.
Lydia: The name means "woman from Lydia." Lydia of Thyatira, woman and deaconess in the New Testament's Acts of the Apostles was a purple cloth dealer. She was the apostle Paul's first convert in Philippi and thus the first convert to Christianity in Europe.
Mary: Star of the sea. In Biblical, Mary was the virgin mother of Christ.
Matthew: Also called Levi, was one of the twelve apostles. He was a tax collector, and supposedly the author of the first gospel in the New Testament.
Micah: The name of several people in the Hebrew Bible, and means "who is like God?"
Miriam: The elder sister of Moses by seven years and Aaron by four years, and the only daughter of Amram and Jochebed. She was a prophet and first appears in the Book of Exodus.
Moses: Drawn out of the water. The infant Moses was given this name by Pharaoh's daughter after rescuing him from the Nile.
Naomi: Hebrew for Pleasant. A strong, sophisticated choice that now has a modern feel. And a positive association with famously beautiful ladies, actress Watts and supermodel Campbell, enhances its appeal.
Noah: Noah is a boy's name of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Noah is "peaceful." Also possibly "long-lived", "comforter", or "wanderer." In Biblical, Noah was the patriarch survivor of the Great Flood who drifted in the ark for 40 days of rain.
Salome: The daughter of Herod II and Herodias. She is infamous for demanding and receiving the head of John the Baptist, according to the New Testament.
Samuel: The prophet who anointed Saul and David as kings of Israel in the Old Testament.
Sarah: Princess. In the bible Sarah was exceptionally beautiful even into her older years.
Saul: Asked for, prayed for. The name of the first king of Israel, as told in the Old Testament.
Silas: A missionary companion of Paul and Timothy.
Solomon: The name Solomon is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Solomon is "peace." The wise King Solomon is an important Biblical character. He was known for his wisdom and his wealth.
Tabitha: beauty and grace or gazelle. Tabitha of the New Testament was noted for good works.
Zacharias: The Lord has remembered.
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