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This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the usage is Biblical Greek.
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ABIA   m & f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek and Latin form of 'AVIYAH.
ABIGAIA   f   Biblical Greek
Greek form of ABIGAIL.
ADINA (1)   m & f   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Hebrew
From Hebrew עֲדִינָא ('adina') meaning "slender, delicate". This name is borne by a soldier in the Old Testament. It is also used in modern Hebrew as a feminine name, typically spelled עֲדִינָה.
AGAR   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical French, Biblical Italian
Form of HAGAR used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
ANNA   f   English, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Icelandic, Faroese, Catalan, Occitan, Breton, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Channah (see HANNAH) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. Many later Old Testament translations, including the English, use the Hannah spelling instead of Anna. The name appears briefly in the New Testament belonging to a prophetess who recognized Jesus as the Messiah. It was a popular name in the Byzantine Empire from an early date, and in the Middle Ages it became common among Western Christians due to veneration of Saint Anna (usually known as Saint Anne in English), the name traditionally assigned to the mother of the Virgin Mary. In the English-speaking world, this form came into general use in the 18th century, joining Ann and Anne.... [more]
ARIEL   m & f   Hebrew, English, French, Biblical, Biblical Greek
Means "lion of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament it is used as another name for the city of Jerusalem. Shakespeare used it as the name of a spirit in his play 'The Tempest' (1611), and one of the moons of Uranus bears this name in his honour. As an English name, it became more common for females in the 1980s, especially after it was used for the title character in the Walt Disney film 'The Little Mermaid' (1989).
ASENNETH   f   Biblical Greek
Form of ASENATH used in the Greek Old Testament.
BALLA   f   Biblical Greek
Greek form of BILHAH.
BASEMMATH   f   Biblical Greek
Form of BASEMATH and BASMATH used in the Greek Old Testament.
BERNIKE   f   Biblical Greek
Greek form of BERNICE.
BETHANIA   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of BETHANY used in the Greek and Latin New Testament.
CHLOE   f   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "green shoot" in Greek, referring to new plant growth in the spring. This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Demeter. The name is also mentioned by Paul in one of his epistles in the New Testament. As an English name, Chloe has been in use since the Protestant Reformation.
DAMARIS   f   Biblical, Biblical Greek
Probably means "calf, heifer, girl" from Greek δαμαλις (damalis). In the New Testament this is the name of a woman converted to Christianity by Saint Paul.
DEBBORA   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of DEBORAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
DINA (1)   f   English, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Variant of DINAH, and also the form used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
DROUSILLA   f   Biblical Greek
Form of DRUSILLA used in the Greek New Testament.
ELISABET   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Spanish, Biblical Greek
Scandinavian and Finnish form of ELIZABETH. It is also used in Spain alongside the traditional form Isabel.
EPHRATH   f   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "fruitful place" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name was borne by one of the wives of Caleb. Also in the Bible, it is the name of the place where Rachel was buried.
ESTHER   f   English, French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Possibly means "star" in Persian. Alternatively it could be a derivative of the name of the Near Eastern goddess ISHTAR. The Book of Esther in the Old Testament tells the story of Queen Esther, the Jewish wife of the king of Persia. The king's advisor Haman persuaded the king to exterminate all the Jews in the realm. Warned of this plot by her cousin Mordecai, Esther revealed her Jewish ancestry and convinced the king to execute Haman instead. Her original Hebrew name was Hadassah.... [more]
EUA   f   Biblical Greek
Form of Chawwah (see EVE) used in the Greek translation of Old Testament. Chawwah is also translated as Zoe in the Greek Old Testament.
EUNIKE   f   Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of EUNICE.
HERODIAS   f   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Feminine form of HEROD. This was the name of a member of the Herodian ruling family of Judea, a sister of Herod Agrippa and the wife of Herod Antipas. She appears in the New Testament, where she contrives to have her husband Antipas imprison and execute John the Baptist.
IAEL   f   Biblical Greek
Form of JAEL used in the Greek Old Testament.
IEDIDA   f   Biblical Greek
Form of JEDIDAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
IEZABEL   f   Biblical Greek
Greek form of JEZEBEL.
IOANNA   f   Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of JOANNA.
IOUDITH   f   Biblical Greek
Greek form of JUDITH.
IOUNIA   f   Biblical Greek
Form of JUNIA used in the Greek New Testament.
KANDAKE   f   Biblical, Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of CANDACE.
LEIA   f   Biblical Greek, Popular Culture
Form of LEAH used in the Greek Old Testament. This is the name of a princess in the 'Star Wars' movies by George Lucas, who probably based it on Leah.
LOIS (1)   f   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Possibly derived from Greek λωιων (loion) meaning "more desirable" or "better". Lois is mentioned in the New Testament as the mother of Eunice and the grandmother of Timothy. As an English name, it came into use after the Protestant Reformation. In fiction, this is the name of the girlfriend of the comic book hero Superman.
LYDIA   f   English, German, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "from Lydia" in Greek. Lydia was a region on the west coast of Asia Minor, said to be named for the legendary king LYDOS. In the New Testament this is the name of a woman converted to Christianity by Saint Paul. In the modern era the name has been in use since the Protestant Reformation.
MAALA   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MAHLAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
MAELETH   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MAHALATH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
MAGDALENE   f   German, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From a title which meant "of Magdala". Mary Magdalene, a character in the New Testament, was named thus because she was from Magdala - a village on the Sea of Galilee whose name meant "tower" in Hebrew. She was cleaned of evil spirits by Jesus and then remained with him during his ministry, witnessing the crucifixion and the resurrection. She was a popular saint in the Middle Ages, and the name became common then. In England it is traditionally rendered Madeline, while Magdalene or Magdalen is the learned form.
MARIA   f & m   Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Corsican, Sardinian, Basque, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Latin form of Greek Μαρια, from Hebrew מִרְיָם (see MARY). Maria is the usual form of the name in many European languages, as well as a secondary form in other languages such as English (where the common spelling is Mary). In some countries, for example Germany, Poland and Italy, Maria is occasionally used as a masculine middle name.... [more]
MARIAM   f   Biblical Greek, Georgian, Armenian, Arabic
Form of MARIA used in the Greek Old Testament, as well as the Georgian and Armenian form. It is also a variant transcription of Arabic MARYAM.
MARTHA   f   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, Greek, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Aramaic מַרְתָּא (marta') meaning "the lady, the mistress", feminine form of מַר (mar) "master". In the New Testament this is the name of the sister of Lazarus and Mary of Bethany (who is sometimes identified with Mary Magdalene). She was a witness to Jesus restoring her dead brother to life.... [more]
MELCHOL   f   Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of MICHAL (2).
MEROB   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MERAB (1) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
NOEMIN   f   Biblical Greek
Form of NAOMI (1) used in the Greek Old Testament.
PERSIS   f   Biblical, Biblical Greek
Greek name meaning "Persian woman". This was the name of a woman mentioned in Paul's epistle to the Romans in the New Testament.
PRISKA   f   German, Biblical Greek
German form of PRISCA, as well as the form used in the Greek New Testament.
PRISKILLA   f   Biblical Greek
Form of PRISCILLA used in the Greek New Testament.
RACHEL   f   English, Hebrew, French, German, Dutch, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name רָחֵל (Rachel) meaning "ewe". In the Old Testament this is the name of the favourite wife of Jacob and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin. She was the younger sister of Jacob's first wife Leah.... [more]
REBEKKA   f   German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese, Finnish, Biblical Greek
Cognate of REBECCA. It is also the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
ROUTH   f   Biblical Greek
Greek form of RUTH (1).
SALOME   f   English, German, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From an Aramaic name which was related to the Hebrew word שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". According to the historian Josephus this was the name of the daughter of Herodias (the consort of Herod Antipas, the tetrarch of Galilee). In the New Testament, though a specific name is not given, it was a daughter of Herodias who danced for Herod and was rewarded with the head of John the Baptist, and thus Salome and the dancer have traditionally been equated.... [more]
SAPPHEIRE   f   Biblical Greek
Greek form of SAPPHIRA.
SARRA   f   Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Biblical Greek and Latin form of SARAH.
SEPPHORA   f   Biblical Greek
Greek form of ZIPPORAH.
SOUSANNA   f   Biblical Greek
Greek form of SUSANNA.
SYNTYCHE   f   Biblical, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name meaning "common fate". This is the name of a woman mentioned in Paul's epistle to the Philippians in the New Testament.
TABITHA   f   English, Biblical, Biblical Greek
Means "gazelle" in Aramaic. Tabitha in the New Testament was a woman restored to life by Saint Peter. Her name is translated into Greek as Dorcas (see Acts 9:36). As an English name, Tabitha became common after the Protestant Reformation. It was popularized in the 1960s by the television show 'Bewitched', in which Tabitha (sometimes spelled Tabatha) is the daughter of the main character.
THAMAR   f   Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of TAMAR used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
THERSA   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of TIRZAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
TRYPHOSA   f   Biblical, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek τρυφη (tryphe) meaning "softness, delicacy". In the New Testament this name is mentioned briefly as belonging to a companion of Tryphena.
ZELPHA   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of ZILPAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
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