Popular biblical baby names

Popular Biblical Baby Names and Meanings

“What’s in a name”?  

So much actually! I can remember trying to choose names for my babies and feeling frantic as the due dates loomed ever closer.  My husband was stickler on choosing Bible names for our boys, but as I inched towards motherhood, I wanted names that were meaningful.  Thankfully, we found both in some beautiful Bible names.

Choosing your baby’s name is such a fun part of expecting a little one.  The great thing about Bible names is that they never go out of style.  There’s a lot of traditional names, but there’s also many unique names you can choose from the Bible.

So I’ve rounded up some of the most popular Biblical baby names with their meanings for your new little bundle of joy!  

Popular Biblical Baby Names

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Biblical Boy Names and Meanings

1.      Aaron – exalted, strong

2.      Adam – man, of the earth

3.      Andrew – manly

4.      Asher – blessed, happy

5.      Benjamin – son of my right hand

6.      Caleb – wholehearted

7.      Christopher – Christ-bearer

8.      Daniel – God is my judge

9.      David – beloved

10.   Elijah – my God is Yahweh

11.   Isaac – he will laugh

12.   Jacob – supplanter

13.   James – supplanter

14.   John – God is gracious

15.   Jonathan – God has given

16.   Joseph – God will increase

17.   Joshua – God is my salvation

18.   Levi – joined in harmony

19.   Luke – from Lucania

20.   Mark – warlike

21.   Matthew – gift of God

22.   Michael – who is like God?

23.   Nathaniel – gift of God

24.   Noah – rest, peace

25.   Paul – humble, small

26.   Peter – rock

27.   Samuel – His name is God

28.   Stephen – crown

29.   Thomas – twin

30.   Timothy – God’s honor

Biblical Girl Names and Meanings

1.      Abigail – joy of the father

2.      Anna – favor, grace

3.      Chloe – blooming, young green shoot

4.      Deborah – bee

5.      Delilah – delicate

6.      Elizabeth – pledged to God

7.      Esther – star

8.      Eve – life

9.      Faith – to trust

10.   Hadassah – hadassah

11.   Hannah – grace

12.   Joanna – God is Gracious

13.   Julia – youthful or sky father

14.   Leah – weary

15.   Lily – as in the flower

16.   Lydia – woman from Lydia

17.   Mary – drop of the sea, bitter

18.   Martha – lady

19.   Miriam – of the sea, bitter

20.   Naomi – pleasantness

21.   Phoebe – radiant, shining one

22.   Rachel – ewe

23.   Rebekah – to tie, bind

24.   Rhoda – rose

25.   Ruth – compassionate friend

26.   Sarah – princess

27.   Selah – praise, pause

28.   Sharon – a plain

29.   Shiloh – tranquil

30.   Tabitha – gazelle

And there you have it!  Some of the most popular Biblical names for boys and girls!  Bible names are great to go with because they never go out of style, and you can go very traditional or branch out for more unique names.  

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