BIBLICAL NAMES

BIBLICAL BABYNAMES

Biblical baby names: Most Christian countries share a common set of names, although those names are often pronounced and spelled differently across the various languages. The majority of this common set of names derives from either Hebrew, Greek, Latin, or one of the early Germanic, Celtic or Slavic languages. An important source has always been the names of famous saints. The church strongly encouraged the giving of saintly names to children, and this encouragement continues in Catholic countries. Some of these saints appear in the New Testament of the Bible, where the names are generally either Hebrew or Greek. Hebrew New Testament names include John, Simon, Matthew and Mary. Greek names include Peter, Luke and Stephen, while Paul and Mark are Latin. Other saints do not appear in the New Testament but play roles in later history and legends, for example saints Katherine, Patrick, Anthony, Barbara and George. A large number of these important early saints have names of Greek or Latin origin. Old Testament names were not commonly used by Christians until relatively recent times. Names from the Old Testament are predominantly Hebrew, and examples include Adam, Jacob, Noah, David, Jonathan, Isaac and Jeremiah. Some female examples are Eve, Sharon, Leah, Sarah, Rebecca, Ruth and Miriam.



Biblical Boy Names
Names
Meaning
Abel
Second Son of Adam and Eve
Abraham
Father of Multitude
Adam
The First Man
Angus
Servant of the Lord
Benedict
Blesses by God
Caleb
Bold
Charles
Free Man
Christian
A Follower of Christ
Christopher
Holds Christ's Faith
Daniel
God is My Judge
David
Beloved
Dominic
Belonging to God
Edward
Belonging to God
Edward
Successful Leader
Eli
Height
Elijah
The Lord is My God
Ethan
Loyal
Ezekial
God Make Me Stronger
Felix
Cheerful
Francis
French
Gabriel
God's Man
George
Farmer to work the earth
Gideon
The Destroyer
Henry
Lord
Jacob
Son of Isaac
James
An Apostle
Jason
Healer
Joel
The Lord is God
John
God is Gracious
Johnathan
God's Offering
Joseph
God will give more
Joshua
God is My Salvation
Lawrence
From Laurentum
Louis
Famous warrior
Luke
Author of the Gospel of Saint Luke
Luther
warrior
Malcolm
Disciple
Mark
Author of the Gospel According to Saint Mark
Matthew
God's Gift
Michael
Archangel
Moses
Drawn out of the Water
Nathan
God's Gift
Noah
Peaceful, Restful
Patrick
Nobleman
Paul
Small
Peter
Stone
Philip
Horse Lover
Richard
Great Strength
Sampson
Child of the Sun
Stephen
Protected
Thomas
Identical
Tobias
The Lord is Kind
Victor
Winner
Vincent
To Occupy
William
Strenuous Guardian

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Biblical Girl Names
Names
Meaning
Agatha
Good
Agnes
Pure
Anastasia
Resurrection
Anna, Anne
From the Hebrew Hanna
Catherine
Pure
Christiana
Female form of Christian
Dina
Judgement
Donna
Originating from Madonna
Edna
Pleasure
Emma
Healer
Evangeline
Good Tidings
Faith
Belief & Trust in God
Felicity
Happiness
Grace
Grace
Hannah
Graceful
Hope
A virtue
Joy
Pleasure
Joyce
Lord
Lucia
Light
Madonna
Our Lady
Margaret
Jewel
Rachel
Sheep
Regina
Queen
Ruth
drunk; satisfied
Sara
Princess
Susan
Kinship
Sylvia
Lumber
Theresa
Reaper
Vera
Truth
Veronica
Genuine Image
Zoe
Life

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