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Giving Your Children Biblical Baby Names

Often Overlooked Biblical Baby Names

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Updated June 30, 2014

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Biblical baby names have long been popular since, well, Biblical times. No matter if you're looking for Old Testament or New Testament names from the Christian Bible, here are some Biblical baby names that you might not have thought about for your baby. I tried to focus on names that you might not associate with the Bible or baby names that you might have forgotten about from the Bible. So, you won't find a lot of the more common Biblical baby names on this list:

Old Testament - Boy Biblical Baby Names

  • Amos - strong (Hebrew)
  • Caleb - faithful (Hebrew)
  • Gideon - great warrior (Hebrew)
  • Jesse - God's grace (Hebrew)
  • Jonah - dove (Hebrew)
  • Levi - joined (Hebrew)
  • Nathan - God's gift (Hebrew)
  • Reuben - behold a son (Hebrew)
  • Seth - chosen one (Hebrew)
  • Solomon - peaceful (Hebrew)

Old Testament - Girl Biblical Baby Names

  • Ada - noble, happy (German)
  • Delilah - temptress (Hebrew)
  • Esther - star (Persian)
  • Eve - giver of life (Hebrew)
  • Miriam - bitter (Hebrew)
  • Naomi - pleasant (Hebrew)
  • Noa - movement (Hebrew)
  • Ruth - friend (Hebrew)
  • Tamar - palm tree (Hebrew)

New Testament - Boy Biblical Baby Names

  • Andrew - manly (Greek)
  • Felix - fortunate (Latin)
  • Phillip - lover of horses (Greek)
  • Rufus - red haired (Latin)
  • Silas - of the wood (Greek)
  • Simon - he heard (Hebrew)
  • Stephen - crown (Greek)
  • Thomas - the twin (Hebrew)

New Testament - Girl Biblical Baby Names

  • Anna - full of grace (Hebrew)
  • Damaris - gentle (Greek)
  • Dorcas - gazelle (Greek)
  • Elizabeth - promised by God (Hebrew)
  • Lois - famous warrior (Greek)
  • Lydia - intelligent (Greek)
  • Martha - the lady (Aramaic)
  • Phoebe - shining (Greek)
  • Priscilla - of long lineage (Latin)
  • Tabitha - gazelle (Aramaic)

You may also like holiday baby names.

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