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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the usage is Biblical (All).
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PHILEMON   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "affectionate" in Greek, a derivative of φιλημα (philema) "kiss". Philemon was the recipient of one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament.
PHILETOS   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of PHILETUS.
PHILETUS   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Greek name Φιλητος (Philetos) meaning "beloved". In the New Testament, Philetus is a heretic in the church at Ephesus.
PHILIP   m   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Biblical
From the Greek name Φιλιππος (Philippos) which means "friend of horses", composed of the elements φιλος (philos) "friend, lover" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse". This was the name of five kings of Macedon, including Philip II the father of Alexander the Great. The name appears in the New Testament belonging to two people who are regarded as saints. First, one of the twelve apostles, and second, an early figure in the Christian church known as Philip the Deacon.... [more]
PHILIPPUS   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of PHILIP.
PHINEAS   m   Biblical
Variant of PHINEHAS used in some versions of the Bible.
PHINEES   m   Biblical Greek
Form of PHINEHAS used in the Greek Old Testament.
PHINEHAS   m   Biblical
Probably means "Nubian" from the Egyptian name Panhsj, though some believe it means "serpent's mouth" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Phinehas is a grandson of Aaron who kills an Israelite because he is intimate with a Midianite woman, thus stopping a plague sent by God. Also in the Bible this is the son of Eli, killed in battle with the Philistines.
PHUNIHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Form of PENUEL in the Latin Old Testament.
PINCHAS   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of PHINEHAS.
PONTIUS   m   Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Roman family name. The family had Samnite roots so the name probably originated from the Oscan language, likely meaning "fifth" (a cognate of Latin Quintus). Alternatively, it could be derived from the name of the ancient province of Pontus in Asia Minor, itself probably from Greek ποντος (pontos) "sea". A notable bearer of this name was Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea who appears in the New Testament.
PROCHORUS   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Προχορος (Prochoros) which meant "leader of the dance". Saint Prochorus was one of the original seven deacons, as told in Acts in the New Testament.
RAFA'EL   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of RAPHAEL. This name does not appear in any surviving Hebrew text of the Old Testament Apocrypha.
RAM (1)   m   Biblical
Means "exalted" in Hebrew. This was a son of Hezron in the Old Testament.
RAPHAEL   m   German, French, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name רָפָאֵל (Rafa'el) which meant "God has healed". In Hebrew tradition Raphael was the name of one of the seven archangels. He appears in the Book of Tobit, in which he disguises himself as a man named Azarias and accompanies Tobias on his journey to Media, aiding him along the way. In the end he cures Tobias's father Tobit of his blindness. He is not mentioned in the New Testament, though tradition identifies him with the angel troubling the water in John 5:4.... [more]
REHAV'AM   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of REHOBOAM.
REHOBOAM   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name רֵחַבְעָם (Rechav'am) meaning "he enlarges the people". In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Solomon. He succeeded his father as king of Israel, but his subjects eventually revolted because of high taxes. This resulted in the division of the kingdom into Israel and Judah, with Rehoboam ruling Judah.
REUBEN   m   Biblical, Hebrew, English
Means "behold, a son" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the eldest son of Jacob and Leah and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Reuben was cursed by his father because he slept with Jacob's concubine Bilhah. It has been used as a Christian name in Britain since the Protestant Reformation.
REUEL   m   Biblical
Means "friend of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is another name for Jethro. The fantasy author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a famous bearer.
REUVEN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of REUBEN.
ROUBEN   m   Biblical Greek, Armenian
Biblical Greek form of REUBEN, as well as a variant transcription of Armenian RUBEN.
RUBEN   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, French, Armenian, Biblical Latin
Scandinavian, Dutch, French and Armenian form of REUBEN. This was the name of an 11th-century Armenian ruler of Cilicia.
RUFUS   m   Ancient Roman, English, Biblical
Roman cognomen which meant "red-haired" in Latin. Several early saints had this name, including one mentioned in one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament. As a nickname it was used by William II Rufus, a king of England, because of his red hair. It came into general use in the English-speaking world after the Protestant Reformation.
SALATHIEL   m   Biblical, Biblical Greek
Greek form of SHEALTIEL. This form is also used in some English versions of the Bible.
SALATHIHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of SALATHIEL.
SALOMON   m   French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
French and Scandinavian form of SOLOMON.
SAMOUEL   m   Biblical Greek
Form of SAMUEL found in the Greek Old Testament.
SAMPSON (1)   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of Shimshon (see SAMSON).
SAMSON   m   Biblical, English, French, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name שִׁמְשׁוֹן (Shimshon) which meant "sun". Samson was an Old Testament hero granted exceptional strength by God. His mistress Delilah betrayed him and cut his hair, stripping him of his power. Thus he was captured by the Philistines, blinded, and brought to their temple. However, in a final act of strength, he pulled down the pillars of the temple upon himself and his captors.... [more]
SAMUEL   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Jewish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name שְׁמוּאֵל (Shemu'el) which could mean either "name of God" or "God has heard". As told in the Books of Samuel in the Old Testament, Samuel was the last of the ruling judges. He led the Israelites during a period of domination by the Philistines, who were ultimately defeated in battle at Mizpah. Later he anointed Saul to be the first king of Israel, and even later anointed his successor David.... [more]
SAMUHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Form of SAMUEL found in the Latin Old Testament.
SAMUILU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of SAMUEL.
SAOUL   m   Biblical Greek
Form of SAUL used in the Greek Old Testament.
SATAN   m   Theology, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew שָׂטָן (satan) meaning "adversary". This is the Hebrew name of the enemy of the Judeo-Christian god. In the New Testament he is also known by the title Devil (Diabolos in Greek).
SAUL   m   Biblical, Jewish, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name שָׁאוּל (Sha'ul) which meant "asked for, prayed for". This was the name of the first king of Israel, as told in the Old Testament. Before the end of his reign he lost favour with God, and after a defeat by the Philistines he was succeeded by David as king. In the New Testament, Saul was the original Hebrew name of the apostle Paul.
SEM   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Dutch
Form of SHEM used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
SERAIAH   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "YAHWEH is ruler" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament, including the father of Ezra.
SETH (1)   m   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "placed" or "appointed" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the third named son of Adam and Eve. In England this name came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
SHADRACH   m   Biblical
Means "command of Aku" in Akkadian, Aku being the name of the Babylonian god of the moon. In the Old Testament Shadrach is the Babylonian name of Hananiah, one of the three men cast into a fiery furnace but saved by God.
SHAMGAR   m   Biblical
Possibly means "sword" in Hebrew. Shamgar was one of the Old Testament judges.
SHARAR   m   Biblical
Means "enemy" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Ahiam.
SHA'UL   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SAUL.
SHE'ALTI'EL   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SHEALTIEL.
SHEALTIEL   m   Biblical
Means "I have asked of God" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father of Zerubbabel in the Old Testament.
SHEBA   m   Biblical
Means "oath" in Hebrew. This is the name of several characters in the Old Testament. Also in the Bible, this is a place name, referring to a region in Ethiopia. The queen of Sheba visited Solomon after hearing of his wisdom.
SHELAH   m   Biblical
Means "petition" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a grandson of Shem and a son of Judah.
SHELOMOH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of SOLOMON.
SHEM   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "name" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Shem is one of Noah's three sons (along with Japheth and Ham) and the ancestor of the Semitic peoples.
SHEMAIAH   m   Biblical
Means "heard by YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This name is borne by many characters in the Old Testament including a prophet in the reign of Rehoboam.
SHEMA'YAH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SHEMAIAH.
SHEMER   m   Biblical
Possibly means "preserved" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the owner of the hill upon which Samaria was built.
SHEMU'EL   m   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of SAMUEL.
SHET   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SETH (1).
SHILOH   m & f   Biblical
From an Old Testament place name possibly meaning "tranquil" in Hebrew. It is also used prophetically in the Old Testament to refer to a person, often understood to be the Messiah (see Genesis 49:10). This may in fact be a mistranslation. This name was brought to public attention after Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie gave it to their daughter in 2006.
SHIMON   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SIMEON (and SIMON).
SHIMSHON   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SAMSON.
SILAS   m   English, Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Probably a short form of SILVANUS. This is the name of a companion of Saint Paul in the New Testament. Paul refers to him as Silvanus in his epistles, though it is possible that Silas was in fact a Greek form of the Hebrew name SAUL (via Aramaic).... [more]
SILOUANOS   m   Biblical Greek
Form of SILVANUS used in the Greek New Testament.
SILVANUS   m   Roman Mythology, Ancient Roman, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Roman name derived from Latin silva "wood, forest". Silvanus was the Roman god of forests. This name appears in the New Testament belonging to one of Saint Paul's companions, also called Silas.
SIMEON   m   Biblical, Bulgarian, Serbian
From Συμεων (Symeon), the Old Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name Shim'on (see SIMON). In the Old Testament this is the name of the second son of Jacob and Leah and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. In the New Testament the Greek rendering Σιμων (Simon) is more common, though Συμεων occurs belonging to a man who blessed the newborn Jesus. He is recognized as a saint in most Christian traditions.... [more]
SIMON   m   English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Romanian, Macedonian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Σιμων (Simon), the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name שִׁמְעוֹן (Shim'on) which meant "he has heard". This name is spelled Simeon, based on Greek Συμεων, in many translations of the Old Testament, where it is borne by the second son of Jacob. In the New Testament Simon is the name of several characters, including the man who carried the cross for Jesus. Most importantly however it was borne by the leading apostle Simon, also known as Peter (a name given to him by Jesus).... [more]
SIMONU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of SIMON.
SOLOMON   m   Biblical, English, Jewish
From the Hebrew name שְׁלֹמֹה (Shelomoh) which was derived from Hebrew שָׁלוֹם (shalom) "peace". As told in the Old Testament, Solomon was a king of Israel, the son of David and Bathsheba. He was renowned for his wisdom and wealth. Towards the end of his reign he angered God by turning to idolatry. Supposedly, he was the author of the Book of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon.... [more]
STEFANU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of STEPHEN.
STEPHANOS   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Greek
Ancient and modern Greek form of STEPHEN.
STEPHANUS   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of STEPHEN.
STEPHEN   m   English, Biblical
From the Greek name Στεφανος (Stephanos) meaning "crown", more precisely "that which surrounds". Saint Stephen was a deacon who was stoned to death, as told in Acts in the New Testament. He is regarded as the first Christian martyr. Due to him, the name became common in the Christian world. It was popularized in England by the Normans.... [more]
SYMEON   m   Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Old Testament Greek (though occurring rarely in the New Testament) and Latin form of SIMEON.
SYMEONU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of SIMEON.
TALMAI   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "furrowed" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name is borne by both a giant and also the father of King David's wife Maacah.
TEKOA   m   Biblical
Means "stockade" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a both a city and a son of Ashhur.
TEMAN   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "right hand" or "south" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a grandson of Esau for whom the town of Teman in Edom was named.
TERACH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of TERAH.
TERAH   m   Biblical
Possibly means "station" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Terah is the father of Abraham. He led his people out of Ur and towards Canaan, but died along the way.
THADDAEUS   m   Biblical
Form of THADDEUS used in most English versions of the New Testament.
THADDAIOS   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of THADDEUS.
THADDEUS   m   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From Θαδδαιος (Thaddaios), the Greek form of the Aramaic name Thaddai. It is possibly derived from a word meaning "heart", but it may in fact be an Aramaic form of a Greek name such as Θεοδωρος (see THEODORE). In the Gospel of Matthew, Thaddaeus is listed as one of the twelve apostles, though elsewhere in the New Testament his name is omitted and Jude's appears instead. It is likely that the two names refer to the same person.
THEOPHILUS   m   Biblical, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεοφιλος (Theophilos) which meant "friend of god", derived from θεος (theos) "god" and φιλος (philos) "friend". In the New Testament the evangelist Luke addresses his gospel and the Book of Acts to a man named Theophilus.
THOMA   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of THOMAS.
THOMAS   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Greek form of the Aramaic name תָּאוֹמָא (Ta'oma') which meant "twin". In the New Testament this is the name of an apostle. When he heard that Jesus had risen from the dead he initially doubted the story, until Jesus appeared before him and he examined his wounds himself. According to tradition he was martyred in India. Due to his renown, the name came into general use in the Christian world.... [more]
TIMAEUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized), Biblical Latin, Biblical
Latinized form of the Greek name Τιμαιος (Timaios), derived from τιμαω (timao) "to honour". This is the name of one of Plato's dialogues, featuring Timaeus and Socrates. Timaeus is also the name of a person mentioned briefly in the New Testament (Mark 10:46).
TIMEUS   m   Biblical
Variant of TIMAEUS.
TIMON   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Dutch
Derived from Greek τιμαω (timao) meaning "to honour, to esteem". It appears briefly in the New Testament. This is also the name of the main character in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Timon of Athens' (1607).
TIMOTHEI   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of TIMOTHY.
TIMOTHEUS   m   Biblical Latin, German, Dutch
Latinized form of Timotheos (see TIMOTHY).
TIMOTHY   m   English, Biblical
English form of the Greek name Τιμοθεος (Timotheos) meaning "honouring God", derived from τιμαω (timao) "to honour" and θεος (theos) "god". Saint Timothy was a companion of Paul on his missionary journeys and was the recipient of two of Paul's epistles that appear in the New Testament. He was of both Jewish and Greek ancestry. According to tradition, he was martyred at Ephesus after protesting the worship of Artemis. As an English name, Timothy was not used until after the Protestant Reformation.
TIRAS   m   Biblical
Possibly means "desire" in Hebrew. Tiras is a grandson of Noah in the Old Testament.
TITOS   m   Biblical Greek
Form of TITUS used in the Greek New Testament.
TITU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of TITUS.
TITUS   m   Ancient Roman, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Roman praenomen, or given name, which is of unknown meaning, possibly related to Latin titulus "title of honour". It is more likely of Oscan origin, since it was borne by the legendary Sabine king Titus Tatius.... [more]
TOBIAH   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name טוֹבִיָּה (Toviyyah) which meant "YAHWEH is good". This was the name of an Ammonite in the Book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament.
TOBIAS   m   Biblical, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Greek form of TOBIAH. This is the name of the hero of the apocryphal Book of Tobit, which appears in many English versions of the Old Testament. It relates how Tobit's son Tobias, with the help of the angel Raphael, is able to drive away a demon who has plagued Sarah, who subsequently becomes his wife. This story was popular in the Middle Ages, and the name came into occasional use in parts of Europe at that time. In England it became common after the Protestant Reformation.
TOBIT   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
From Greek Τωβιθ (Tobith), from the Hebrew name טוֹבִיה (Tovih) meaning "my good". The apocryphal Book of Tobit, which is canonical in many Christian traditions but not in Judaism, tells the story of Tobit's son Tobias. He is sent by his father to collect money in Media, aided by the angel Raphael in the guise of a man. At the end of the story Tobit's blindness is cured.
TOBITH   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of TOBIT.
TOVI   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of TOBIT.
TOVIYYAH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of TOBIAH.
TZEFANYAH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZEPHANIAH.
TZIDKIYAHU   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZEDEKIAH.
TZION   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZION.
TZIVAH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ZIBA (2).
URBAN   m   Danish, Swedish, German, Polish, Slovene, Biblical, History
From the Latin name Urbanus which meant "city dweller". This name is mentioned briefly in one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament. It was subsequently borne by eight popes.
URBANUS   m   Late Roman, Biblical Latin
Latin form of URBAN.
'URI   m   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of URI.
URI   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Hebrew
Means "my light" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father of Bezalel in the Old Testament.
URIAH   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name אוּרִיָה ('Uriyah) which meant "YAHWEH is my light". In the Old Testament this is the name of a Hittite warrior in King David's army, the first husband of Bathsheba. David desired Bathsheba so he placed Uriah in the forefront of battle so he would be killed.
URIAS   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of URIAH.
URIEL   m   Biblical, Hebrew
From the Hebrew name אוּרִיאֵל ('Uri'el) which meant "God is my light". Uriel was one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition. He is mentioned only in the Apocrypha, for example in the Book of Enoch where he warns Noah of the coming flood.
URIJAH   m   Biblical
Form of URIAH used in some English versions of the Old Testament (for a character in the Book of Jeremiah).
'URIYAH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of URIAH.
'URIY'EL   m   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of URIEL.
UZZI   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my power" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
UZZIAH   m   Biblical
Means "my power is YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is the name of several Old Testament characters including a king of Judah.
UZZIEL   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my power is God" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
'UZZIYYAH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of UZZIAH.
VARNAVA   m   Russian, Old Church Slavic
Russian form of BARNABAS.
VENIAMINU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of BENJAMIN.
YAAKOV   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JACOB.
YACHIN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JACHIN.
YADON   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JADON.
YAIR   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAIR.
YA'RAH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JARAH.
YARAV'AM   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEROBOAM.
YARED   m   Biblical Hebrew, Eastern African, Ethiopian
Hebrew form of JARED. This form is also used in Ethiopia. It was borne by a semi-legendary 6th-century Ethiopian musician who is considered a saint in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
YECHEZKEL   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EZEKIEL.
YECHI'EL   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHIEL.
YEDIDYAH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEDIDIAH.
YEFET   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAPHETH.
YEHO'ASH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHOASH.
YEHOCHANAN   m   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JOHN (and JEHOHANAN).
YEHONATAN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHONATHAN.
YEHORAM   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHORAM.
YEHOSHAFAT   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHOSHAPHAT.
YEHOSHUA   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOSHUA.
YEHOYAKHIN   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHOIACHIN.
YEHOYAKIM   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHOIAKIM.
YEHU'   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHU.
YEHUDAH   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUDAH.
YEHUDI   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHUDI.
YEKONYAH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JECONIAH.
YERED   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JARED.
YERIYAHU   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JERIAH.
YESHA'YAHU   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISAIAH.
YESHUA   m   Biblical Hebrew, Ancient Aramaic
Contracted form of Yehoshu'a (see JOSHUA) used in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah in the Hebrew Old Testament. The form was also used in Aramaic, and was most likely the name represented by Greek Iesous (see JESUS) in the New Testament. This means it was probably the real name of Jesus.
YIFTACH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEPHTHAH.
YIRMIYAHU   m   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JEREMIAH.
YISHAI   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JESSE.
YISHMA'EL   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISHMAEL.
YISHMERAY   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISHMERAI.
YISRA'EL   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ISRAEL.
YISSAKHAR   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISSACHAR.
YITZHAK   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISAAC. This was the name of two recent Israeli prime ministers.
YO'ASH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOASH.
YOAV   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOAB.
YOCHANAN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOHN (and JOHANAN). This is a contracted form of the longer name יְהוֹחָנָן (Yehochanan).
YOEL   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOEL.
YONAH   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JONAH.
YONATAN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JONATHAN.
YORAM   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JORAM.
YOSEF   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOSEPH.
YOSHIYAHU   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOSIAH.
YOTAM   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOTHAM.
YUVAL   m & f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUBAL. It is used as a masculine and feminine name in modern Hebrew.
ZABOULON   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of ZEBULUN.
ZABULON   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of ZEBULUN.
ZACCAI   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name זַכָּי (Zakkay) meaning "pure". This is the name of a minor character in the Old Testament.
ZACCHAEUS   m   Biblical
From Ζακχαιος (Zakchaios), the Greek form of ZACCAI. In the New Testament he is a tax collector in Jericho who gives half his possessions to charity.
ZACCHARIAS   m   Biblical Latin
Form of ZACHARIAS used in the Latin Bible.
ZACCHEUS   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of Ζακχαιος (see ZACCHAEUS) used in the Vulgate.
ZACHARIAH   m   English, Biblical
Variant of ZECHARIAH. This spelling is used in the King James Version of the Old Testament to refer to one of the kings of Israel (called Zechariah in other versions).
ZACHARIAS   m   Biblical, Biblical Greek
Greek form of ZECHARIAH. This form of the name is used in most English versions of the New Testament to refer to the father of John the Baptist. It was also borne by an 8th-century pope (called Zachary in English).
ZACHARY   m   English, Biblical
Usual English form of ZACHARIAS, used in some English versions of the New Testament. This form has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it did not become common until after the Protestant Reformation. It was borne by American military commander and president Zachary Taylor (1784-1850).
ZADOK   m   Biblical
Means "righteous" in Hebrew. This is the name of several characters in the Old Testament, most notably the high priest of Israel during the reigns of David and Solomon. Solomon was anointed by Zadok.
ZAKCHAIOS   m   Biblical Greek
Form of ZACCHAEUS used in the Greek New Testament.
ZAKKAI   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZACCAI.
ZALMON   m   Biblical
Means "shady" in Hebrew. This is the name of one of David's mighty men in the Old Testament.
ZARAH   m   Biblical
Form of ZERAH used in some translations of the Bible.
ZAXARIA   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ZECHARIAH.
ZEBADIAH   m   Biblical
Means "YAHWEH has bestowed" in Hebrew. This was the name of several Old Testament characters.
ZEBEDAIOS   m   Biblical Greek
New Testament Greek form of ZEBEDEE.
ZEBEDEE   m   Biblical
From Ζεβεδαιος (Zebedaios), the Greek form of ZEBADIAH used in the New Testament, where it refers to the father of the apostles James and John.
ZEBULON   m   Biblical
Variant of ZEBULUN.
ZEBULUN   m   Biblical
Possibly derived from Ugartic zbl meaning "prince". In the Old Testament Zebulun is the tenth son of Jacob (his sixth son by Leah) and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Genesis 30:20 implies two different roots for the name: זָבַל (zaval) "to dwell" and זֵבֵד (zeved) "gift, dowry". These are probably only folk etymologies.
ZECHARIAH   m   Biblical, English
From the Hebrew name זְכַרְיָה (Zekharyah) meaning "YAHWEH remembers". This is the name of many characters in the Old Testament, including the prophet Zechariah, the author of the Book of Zechariah. The name also appears in the New Testament belonging to the father of John the Baptist, who was temporarily made dumb because of his disbelief. He is regarded as a saint by Christians. In some versions of the New Testament his name is spelled in the Greek form Zacharias or the English form Zachary. As an English given name, Zechariah has been in occasional use since the Protestant Reformation.
ZEDEKIAH   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name צִדְקִיָּהוּ (Tzidqiyyahu) meaning "justice of YAHWEH". In the Old Testament this is the name of the last king of Judah.
ZEKHARYAH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZECHARIAH.
ZELOPHEHAD   m   Biblical
Possibly means either "first born" or "shadow from terror" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Zelophehad is a man who dies while the Israelites are wandering in the wilderness, leaving five daughters as heirs.
ZEPHANIAH   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name צְפַנְיָה (Tzefanyah) meaning "YAHWEH has hidden". This is the name of one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Zephaniah.
ZERACH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZERAH.
ZERAH   m   Biblical
Means "dawning, shining" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Judah and the twin of Perez in the Old Testament.
ZEVADYAH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZEBADIAH.
ZEVULUN   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZEBULUN.
ZIBA (2)   m   Biblical
Means "station" in Hebrew. This was the name of a servant of Saul in the Old Testament.
ZIMRI   m   Biblical
Means "my praise" or "my music" in Hebrew. This is the name of a king of Israel in the Old Testament. He ruled for only seven days, when he was succeeded by the commander of the army Omri.
ZION   m   Jewish, Biblical
From the name of a citadel which was in the center of Jerusalem. Zion is also used to refer to a Jewish homeland and to heaven.
ZURIEL   m   Biblical
Means "my rock is God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name was borne by a chief of the Merarite Levites at the time of the Exodus.
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