Bible Baby Names and Meanings


Finding the perfect name for your child is a very important task. After all, this is what they will be called for the rest of their lives. Even the Bible says in Proverbs 22:1 “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.”

Speaking of the Bible, the good book is a great place to find beautiful Bible baby names that are full of meaning. And since the meaning is an important part of choosing a name, here are some great Bible baby names and their meanings.

Girls Bible baby names:

Abigail was King David’s wife. It means ‘father’s joy’.

Bethany was the place where Lazarus, Mary, and Martha lived. It means ‘house of figs’.

Beulah means ‘the married one’. It is also a place and is used to refer to heaven.

Candace was a powerful queen of Ethiopia. It means ‘brilliant, white, or clarity’.

Deborah was a strong prophetess who helped to win an important battle. The name means ‘bee’.

Delilah was Samson’s lover who betrayed him to the Philistines. It means ‘delicate’.

Dinah was Jacob’s only named daughter. It means ‘judgment’.

Elizabeth was John the Baptist’s mother and cousin to Mary, the mother of Jesus. It means ‘consecrated to God.

Esther was a queen who saved the Hebrew people from mass slaughter. It means ‘a star’.

Eve was the first woman ever created. It means ‘life giver’.

Hannah begged God for a son and he gave her Samuel, the great prophet. It means ‘grace of God’.

Leah means ‘light of the sun’. Leah was Jacob’s first wife.

Lydia was one of the Apostle Paul’s converts. It is also the name of a place in Asia minor. The name means ‘from Lydia’.

Mary means ‘bitter or sea of sorrow’. It is most commonly associated with the mother of Jesus Christ.

Naomi was Ruth’s mother-in-law. Naomi means ‘pleasant’.

Rachel was the favorite wife of Jacob and Joseph’s mother. It means ‘a ewe’.

Rebekah was Isaac’s wife. This name means ‘a knotted cord’.

Ruth was the daughter-in-law of Naomi and the wife of Boaz. An entire book of the Bible is dedicated to her story. Ruth means ‘companion’.

Sarah was Abraham’s wife. Her name means ‘princess’.

Boys Bible baby names:

Aaron was Moses’ brother. It means ‘exalted’.

Adam was the first man created by God. It means ‘red earth’.

Andrew was one of Jesus’ disciples. It means ‘manly, courageous’.

Caleb means ‘devoted one’. He was one of those sent to scout out the Promised Land.

Daniel means ‘God is my judge’. He stayed true to God even when threatened with death in a lion’s den.

David was perhaps the most famous king of Israel. He is described in the Bible as a man after God’s own heart. David means ‘beloved’.

Ethan is a man is the Old Testament whose name means ‘firm, steadfast’.

Ezra was a prophet. His name means ‘the helper’.

Gabriel means ‘God is my strength’ and is one of God’s top angels.

Gideon means ‘a mighty warrior’. He helped deliver the Israelites from the Midians.

Isaac was the promised miracle child of Abraham and Sarah. The name means ‘laughter’ because Sarah laughed when she heard the angels tell Abraham that she would have a son in her old age.

Jacob was the younger twin son of Isaac. He came out holding Esau’s heel, so it means ‘holder of the heel’.

Jesse was the father of King David. His name means ‘God’s gift’.

Joel was a minor prophet in the Old Testament. His name means ‘the Lord is God’.

Jonah was the runaway prophet who warned the people of Ninevah about God’s anger and coming judgment. It means ‘a man of peace’.

Joseph was the favored son of Jacob. Another was Jesus’ adopted father. It means ‘God will increase’.

Joshua means ‘God is salvation’. He led the Israelites into the Promised Land.

Luke was one of Jesus’ disciples and a doctor. It means ‘from Lucania’.

Mark was another one of the 12 disciples. It means ‘from Mars’.

Matthew means ‘a gift from God’. He was one of the disciples and wrote the first book of the New Testament.

Micah was a minor prophet in the Old Testament. It means ‘humble’.

Michael is one of the archangels of the Lord. It means ‘like the Lord’.

Nathan was the prophet who gave King David God’s message. It means ‘gift of God’.

Paul was a Pharisee who was converted by Jesus on the Damascus road. It means ‘small’.

Peter was the feistiest of the disciples. His name means ‘a stone or rock’.

Philip was a prophet who helped the Ethiopian eunuch get saved. It means ‘lover of horses’.

Samuel means asked of God. He was a great prophet in the Old Testament.

Seth was the third son of Adam and Eve. His name means ‘the appointed one’.

Stephen was a follower of Christ who was stoned to death. His name means ‘a crown’.

Timothy was Paul’s assistant. His name means ‘to honor God’.

Zacharias was John the Baptist’s father. His name means ‘remembered by the Lord’.



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