Biblical (All) Names

These names occur in the Bible (in any language). See also about biblical names.
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AARON   אַהֲרֹן, Ααρων   m   English, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אַהֲרֹן ('Aharon) which is most likely of unknown Egyptian origin. Other theories claim a Hebrew derivation, and suggest meanings such as "high mountain" or "exalted". In the Old Testament this name is borne by the older brother of Moses. He acted as a spokesman for his brother when they appealed to the pharaoh to release the Israelites from slavery. Aaron's rod produced miracles and plagues to intimidate the pharaoh. After the departure from Egypt and arrival at Mount Sinai, God installed Aaron as the first high priest of the Israelites and promised that his descendants would form the priesthood.... [more]
ABACUC   m   Biblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of HABAKKUK.
ABADDON   אֲבַדּוֹן   m   Biblical
Means "ruin, destruction" in Hebrew. In Revelation in the New Testament this is another name of the angel of the abyss.
ABDIAS   m   Biblical Latin
Form of OBADIAH used in the Latin Old Testament.
ABDIOU   Αβδιου   m   Biblical Greek
Form of OBADIAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
ABEDNEGO   עֲבֵד־נְגוֹ   m   Biblical
Means "servant of Nebo" in Akkadian, Nebo being the Babylonian god of wisdom. In the Old Testament Abednego is the Babylonian name given to Azariah, one of the three men cast into a blazing furnace but saved from harm by God, as told in the Book of Daniel.
ABEL   הֶבֶל, הָבֶל, Αβελ   m   English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name הֶבֶל (Hevel) or הָבֶל (Havel) which meant "breath". In the Old Testament he is the second son of Adam and Eve, murdered out of envy by his brother Cain. In England, this name came into use during the Middle Ages, and it was common during the Puritan era.
ABENNER   Αβεννηρ   m   Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of ABNER.
ABESSA   Αβεσσα   m   Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of ABISHAI.
ABESSALOM   Αβεσσαλωμ   m   Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of ABSALOM.
ABIA   Αβια   m & f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek and Latin form of 'AVIYAH.
ABIAH   אֲבִיָה   m & f   Biblical
Variant of ABIJAH which also appears in the English Bible.
ABIDAN   אֲבִידָן, Αβιδαν   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "my father is judge" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is a Benjamite prince.
ABIEL   אֲבִיאֵל   m   Biblical
Means "God is my father" in Hebrew. This was the name of the grandfather of Saul in the Old Testament.
ABIGAIA   Αβιγαια   f   Biblical Greek
Greek form of ABIGAIL.
ABIGAIL   אֲבִיגַיִל   f   English, German, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name אֲבִיגָיִל ('Avigayil) meaning "my father is joy". In the Old Testament this is the name of Nabal's wife. After Nabal's death she became the third wife of King David.... [more]
ABIHU   אֲבִיהוּא   m   Biblical
Means "he is my father" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Aaron in the Old Testament. He and his brother Nadab were killed by God because they presented him with unauthorized fire.
ABIJAH   אֲבִיָה   m & f   Biblical
Means "my father is YAHWEH" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of several characters, both male and female, including the second king of Judah.
ABILENE   Αβιληνη   f   Biblical
From a place name mentioned briefly in the New Testament. It possibly means "grass" in Hebrew.
ABIMAEL   אֲבִימָאֵל   m   Biblical
Means "my father is God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is listed as a descendant of Shem.
ABIMELECH   אֲבִימֶלֶך   m   Biblical
Means "my father is king" in Hebrew. This is the name of several characters in the Old Testament including a king of Gerar who takes Abraham's wife Sarah, but is forced by God to give her back.
ABIRAM   אֲבִירָם   m   Biblical
Means "my father is exalted" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Abiram is swallowed by an earthquake after rebelling against the leadership of Moses.
ABISAI   m   Biblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of ABISHAI.
ABISHAG   אֲבִישַׁג   f   Biblical
Means "my father strays" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Abishag is a young woman who tends King David in his old age.
ABISHAI   אֲבִישַׁי   m   Biblical
Means "my father is a gift" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is one of King David's heroes.
ABITAL   אֲבִיטָל   f   Biblical
Means "my father is the night dew" in Hebrew. She is the fifth wife of David in the Old Testament.
ABNER   אַבְנֵר   m   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Means "my father is a light" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Abner was a cousin of Saul and the commander of his army. After he killed Asahel he was himself slain by Asahel's brother Joab. It has been used as an English Christian given name since the Protestant Reformation. It was popular with the Puritans, who brought it to America in the 17th century.
ABRAAM   Αβρααμ   m   Biblical Greek, Georgian
Biblical Greek form of ABRAHAM, as well as a Georgian form.
ABRAHAM   אַבְרָהָם   m   English, Hebrew, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
This name may be viewed either as meaning "father of many" in Hebrew or else as a contraction of ABRAM (1) and הָמוֹן (hamon) "many, multitude". The biblical patriarch Abraham was originally named Abram but God changed his name (see Genesis 17:5). With his father Terah, he led his wife Sarah, his nephew Lot and their other followers from Ur into Canaan. He is regarded by Jews as being the founder of the Hebrews through his son Isaac and by Muslims as being the founder of the Arabs through his son Ishmael.... [more]
ABRAM (1)   אַבְרָם   m   English, Biblical
Means "high father" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament God changed Abram's name to Abraham (see Genesis 17:5).
ABSALOM   אַבְשָׁלוֹם   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name אַבְשָׁלוֹם ('Avshalom) which meant "my father is peace". In the Old Testament he is a son of King David. He avenged his sister Tamar by arranging the murder of her rapist, their half-brother Amnon. He later led a revolt against his father. While fleeing on the back of a mule he got his head caught in a tree and was killed by Joab.
ACHAAB   Αχααβ   m   Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of AHAB.
ACHAB   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of AHAB used in some versions of the Vulgate.
ACHAICUS   Αχαικος   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Αχαικος (Achaikos), which referred to the region in Greece called Αχαια (Achaia), situated on the northern coast of the Peloponnese. In the New Testament this is the name of a Corinthian Christian who aids Saint Paul.
ACHAIKOS   Αχαικος   m   Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of ACHAICUS.
ACHAN   עָכָן   m   Biblical
Possibly a variation of the Hebrew word עֲכָר ('akhar) meaning "trouble". In the Old Testament, Achan is stoned to death because he steals forbidden items during the assault on Jericho.
'ACH'AV   אַחְאָב   m   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of AHAB.
ACHIM (2)   Αχειμ   m   Biblical
Possibly means "he will establish" in Hebrew. In the New Testament this name is listed as an ancestor of Jesus.
ACHINOAM   אֲחִינֹעַם   f   Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of AHINOAM.
ADAH   עָדָה   f   Biblical
Means "adornment" in Hebrew. This was the name of the wives of both Lamech and Esau in the Old Testament.
ADALIA   אֲדַלְיָא   m   Biblical
Possibly means "YAHWEH is just" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Haman.
'ADALYA'   אֲדַלְיָא   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ADALIA.
ADAM   אָדָם, Αδαμ   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Hebrew, Arabic, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
This is the Hebrew word for "man". It could be ultimately derived from Hebrew אדם ('adam) meaning "to be red", referring to the ruddy colour of human skin, or from Akkadian adamu meaning "to make".... [more]
ADAMU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ADAM.
ADINA (1)   עֲדִינָא, Αδινα   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.
'ADINAH   עֲדִינָא   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ADINA (1).
ADINO   עֲדִינוֹ   m   Biblical
Means "ornament" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of King David's mighty men.
ADLAI   עַדְלָי   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Contracted form of ADALIA. This is the name of the father of one of King David's herdsmen in the Old Testament.
ADONIJAH   אֲדֹנִיָה   m   Biblical
Means "my lord is YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is the name of one of King David's sons in the Old Testament. Though he was the eldest surviving son of David, he was passed over as heir to the throne in favour of Solomon.
ADONIRAM   אֲדֹנִירָם   m   Biblical
Means "my lord is exalted" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of an overseer of tribute under the kings David, Solomon and Rehoboam. He was stoned to death when the Israelites revolted.
'ADONIYAH   אֲדֹנִיָה   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ADONIJAH.
AGAR   Αγαρ   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of HAGAR used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
AGRIPPA   m & f   Ancient Roman, Biblical
Roman cognomen of unknown meaning, possibly from Greek αγριος (agrios) "wild" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse" or possibly of Etruscan origin. It was also used as a praenomen, or given name, by the Furia and Menenia families. In the New Testament this name was borne by Herod Agrippa (a grandson of Herod the Great), the king of Israel who put the apostle James to death. It was also borne by the 1st-century BC Roman general Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa.
AHAB   אַחְאָב   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Means "uncle", from Hebrew אָח ('ach) "brother" and אֲב ('av) "father". This was the name of a king of Israel, the husband of Jezebel, as told in the Old Testament. He was admonished by Elijah for his sinful behaviour. This name was later used by Herman Melville in his novel 'Moby-Dick' (1851), where it belongs to a sea captain obsessively hunting for a white whale.
AHARON   אַהֲרֹן   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of AARON.
AHINOAM   אֲחִינֹעַם   f   Biblical
Means "my brother is pleasant" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of wives of both Saul and David.
AHOTH   m   Biblical Latin
Form of EHUD used in the Latin Old Testament.
AITHAN   Αιθαν   m   Biblical Greek
Form of ETHAN used in the Greek Old Testament.
ALEXANDER   Αλεξανδρος   m   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Slovak, Biblical, Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αλεξανδρος (Alexandros), which meant "defending men" from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, help" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). In Greek mythology this was another name of the hero Paris, and it also belongs to several characters in the New Testament. However, the most famous bearer was Alexander the Great, King of Macedon. In the 4th century BC he built a huge empire out of Greece, Egypt, Persia, and parts of India. Due to his fame, and later medieval tales involving him, use of his name spread throughout Europe.... [more]
ALEXANDROS   Αλεξανδρος   m   Greek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Greek Mythology
Ancient and modern Greek form of ALEXANDER.
ALLON   אַלּוֹן   m   Biblical
Means "oak" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
ALPHAEUS   Αλφαιος   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
From Αλφαιος (Alphaios), the Greek form of a Hebrew name that meant "changing". In the New Testament this is the name of the fathers of the apostles James and Levi.
ALPHAIOS   Αλφαιος   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of ALPHAEUS.
ALVAH   עַלְוָה   m   Biblical
Means "his highness" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned in the Old Testament as belonging to a descendant of Esau.
AMAL (2)   עָמָל   m   Biblical
Means "work" in Hebrew. This was the name of an Asherite in the Old Testament.
AMARIAH   אֲמַרְיָהוּ   m   Biblical
Means "YAHWEH has said" in Hebrew. This was the name of several Old Testament characters.
'AMARYAHU   אֲמַרְיָהוּ   m   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of AMARIAH.
AMBAKOUM   Αμβακουμ   m   Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of HABAKKUK.
AMBRAM   Αμβραμ   m   Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of AMRAM.
AMI (1)   אָמִי   m   Biblical
Means "trustworthy, reliable" in Hebrew. This was the name of a servant of King Solomon in the Old Testament.
AMITTAI   אֲמִתַּי   m   Biblical
Means "my truth" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of the prophet Jonah.
AMMIEL   עַמִּיאֵל   m   Biblical
Means "God is my kinsman" in Hebrew. This is the name of one of the spies sent out by Moses in the Old Testament.
AMNON   אַמְנוֹן   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "faithful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the eldest son of King David. He was killed by his brother Absalom in revenge for the rape of his sister Tamar.
AMOS   עָמוֹס, Αμως   m   English, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
Means "carried" in Hebrew. Amos is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Amos, which speaks against greed, corruption and oppression of the poor. Written about the 8th century BC, it is among the oldest of the prophetic books. As an English name, Amos has been used since the Protestant Reformation, and was popular among the Puritans.
AMRAM   עַמְרָם   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Hebrew
Means "exalted nation" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Amram is the father of Moses.
ANAH   עֲנָה   f & m   Biblical
Means "answer" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name belongs to one female character and two male characters.
ANAIAH   עֲנָיָה   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "YAHWEH answers" in Hebrew. This was the name of a minor character in the Old Testament.
ANAN (2)   עָנָן   m   Biblical
Means "cloud" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned very briefly in the Old Testament.
ANANI   עֲנָנִי   m   Biblical
Means "my cloud" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned in the Old Testament as belonging to a descendant of King David.
ANANIAS   ‘Ανανιας   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
From ‘Ανανιας (Hananias), the Greek form of HANANIAH. In Acts in the New Testament this is the name of three characters: a disciple in Damascus, the husband of Sapphira, and the high priest of the Jews who tries Paul.
ANAT (2)   עַנָת   f & m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ANATH (1). In modern times it is often used as a feminine name.
ANATH (1)   עֲנָת, Αναθ   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "answer" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Shamgar.
ANDREAS   Ανδρεας, Ανδριας   m   German, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Welsh, Ancient Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Ancient Greek and Latin form of ANDREW. It is also the form used in modern Greek, German and Welsh.
ANDREI   m   Romanian, Russian, Bulgarian, Old Church Slavic
Romanian form of ANDREW, and a variant Russian and Bulgarian transcription of ANDREY.
ANDREW   m   English, Biblical
English form of the Greek name Ανδρεας (Andreas), which was derived from ανδρειος (andreios) "manly, masculine", a derivative of ανηρ (aner) "man". In the New Testament the apostle Andrew, the first disciple to join Jesus, is the brother of Simon Peter. According to tradition, he later preached in the Black Sea region, with some legends saying he was crucified on an X-shaped cross. Andrew, being a Greek name, was probably only a nickname or a translation of his real Hebrew name, which is not known.... [more]
ANNA   Αννα   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]
ANNAS   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Contracted form of ANANIAS. This was the name of one of the high priests of the Jews in the New Testament.
AOD   Αωδ   m   Biblical Greek
Form of EHUD used in the Greek Old Testament.
APPHIA   Απφια   f   Biblical
Greek form of a Hebrew name which possibly meant "increasing". This is a name mentioned in Paul's epistle to Philemon in the New Testament.
AQUILA   m & f   Biblical, Ancient Roman
From a Roman cognomen which meant "eagle" in Latin. In Acts in the New Testament Paul lives with Aquila and his wife Priscilla (or Prisca) for a time.
ARAN (2)   אֲרָן   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "wild goat" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Dishan in the Old Testament.
ARCHELAOS   Αρχελαος   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of ARCHELAUS.
ARCHELAUS   Αρχελαος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized), Biblical Latin, Biblical
Latinized form of the Greek name Αρχελαος (Archelaos), which meant "master of the people" from αρχος (archos) "master" and λαος (laos) "people". This was the name of a son of Herod the Great. He ruled over Judea, Samaria and Idumea.
ARELI   אַרְאֵלִי   m   Biblical
Means "lion of God, hero" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Gad in the Old Testament.
ARETAS   Αρετας   m   Biblical
Greek form of an Aramaic name, of unknown meaning. This was the name of four Nabataean kings of Petra in Jordan, including the first king (2nd century BC). King Aretas IV is mentioned briefly in the New Testament.
ARIDAI   אֲרִידַי   m   Biblical
Meaning unknown, possibly of Persian origin. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the ten sons of Haman killed by the Jews.
ARIEH   אַרְיֵה   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew. This was the name of an officer of king Pekahiah in the Old Testament.
'ARI'EL   אֲרִיאֵל   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ARIEL.
ARIEL   אֲרִיאֵל, Αριηλ   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).
ARIHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of ARIEL.
ARTAXERXES   Αρταξερξης   m   Ancient Persian (Hellenized), History, Biblical
Greek form of the Persian name Artakhshathra meaning "righteous ruler". This was the name of several Achaemenid Persian rulers. It was also borne by the founder of the Sassanid Empire, usually known by the Middle Persian form Ardashir.
ASA   אָסָא   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "healer" in Hebrew. This name was borne by the third king of Judah, as told in the Old Testament.
ASAF   אָסָף   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ASAPH.
ASAPH   אָסָף   m   Biblical
Means "collector" in Hebrew. This name belongs to several minor characters in the Old Testament.
'ASENAT   אָסְנַת   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ASENATH.
ASENATH   אָסְנַת   f   Biblical
Means "devoted to the goddess NEITH" in Ancient Egyptian. In the Old Testament this is the name of Joseph's Egyptian wife. She was the mother of Manasseh and Ephraim.
ASENETH   f   Biblical Latin
Form of ASENATH used in the Latin Bible.
ASENNETH   Ασεννεθ   f   Biblical Greek
Form of ASENATH used in the Greek Old Testament.
ASER   Ασηρ   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of ASHER used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
ASHER   אָשֵׁר   m   Hebrew, English, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "happy, blessed" in Hebrew. Asher in the Old Testament is a son of Jacob by Leah's handmaid Zilpah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. The meaning of his name is explained in Genesis 30:13.
'ASHTORET   עַשְׁתֹרֶת   f   Biblical Hebrew, Near Eastern Mythology
Hebrew form of ASHTORETH.
ASHTORETH   עַשְׁתֹרֶת   f   Biblical, Near Eastern Mythology
From עַשְׁתֹרֶת ('Ashtoret), the Hebrew form of the name of a Phoenician goddess of love, war and fertility. Her name is cognate to that of the Babylonian goddess ISHTAR.
ASTARTE   Ασταρτη   f   Near Eastern Mythology (Hellenized), Biblical Greek
Greek form of ASHTORETH.
ATALYAH   עֲתַלְיָה   f & m   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ATHALIAH.
ATARAH   עֲטָרָה   f   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "crown" in Hebrew. She was a minor Old Testament character, the wife of Jerahmeel.
ATHALIAH   עֲתַלְיָה   f & m   Biblical
Means "afflicted of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is both a feminine and masculine name. It was borne by the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, who later came to rule Judah as a queen.
AVIDAN   אֲבִידָן   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIDAN.
'AVI'EL   אֲבִיאֵל   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIEL.
'AVIGAYIL   אֲבִיגַיִל   f   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ABIGAIL.
AVIHU   אֲבִיהוּא   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIHU.
'AVIMA'EL   אֲבִימָאֵל   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIMAEL.
'AVIMELEKH   אֲבִימֶלֶך   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIMELECH.
AVIRAM   אֲבִירָם   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIRAM.
AVISHAG   אֲבִישַׁג   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABISHAG.
'AVISHAY   אֲבִישַׁי   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABISHAI.
AVITAL   אֲבִיטָל   f   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABITAL.
'AVIYAH   אֲבִיָה   m & f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIJAH.
AVNER   אַבְנֵר   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABNER.
AVRAAMU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ABRAHAM.
AVRAHAM   אַבְרָהָם   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABRAHAM.
AVRAM   אַבְרָם   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABRAHAM.
'AVSHALOM   אַבְשָׁלוֹם   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABSALOM.
AZAREL   עֲזַרְאֵל   m   Biblical
Means "God has helped" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor Old Testament characters.
AZARIA   עֲזַרְיָה   m   Biblical
Variant of AZARIAH.
AZARIAH   עֲזַרְיָה   m   Biblical
Means "YAHWEH has helped" in Hebrew. This is the name of many Old Testament characters including of one of the three men the Babylonian king ordered cast into a fiery furnace. His Babylonian name was Abednego.
AZARIAS   Αζαριας   m   Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of AZARIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
'AZARYAH   עֲזַרְיָה   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of AZARIAH.
AZAZEL   עֲזָאזֵל   m   Biblical
Means "scapegoat" in Hebrew. This is the name of the recipient of a sacrificial goat in the Old Testament. The identity of Azazel is not clear; it may in fact be the name of the place where the goat is to be sacrificed, or it may be the name of some sort of evil desert demon.
AZAZIAH   עֲזַזְיָהוּ   m   Biblical
Means "YAHWEH is strong" in Hebrew. This is the name of three minor characters in the Old Testament.
AZAZIAS   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of AZAZIAH.
'AZAZYAHU   עֲזַזְיָהוּ   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of AZAZIAH.
AZEL   אָצֵל   m   Biblical
Means "reserved" in Hebrew. This is both the name of a minor character and a place name in the Old Testament.
'AZRI'EL   עֲזְרִיאֵל   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of AZRIEL.
AZRIEL   עֲזְרִיאֵל   m   Biblical
Means "help of God", derived from Hebrew עָזַר ('azar) "help" and אֵל ('el) "God". This was the name of three minor characters in the Old Testament.
AZUBAH   עֲזוּבָה   f   Biblical
Means "forsaken" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of Caleb's wife.
BALTASAR (2)   Βαλτασαρ   m   Biblical Greek
Form of BELSHAZZAR used in the Greek Old Testament.
BALTASSAR   m   Biblical Latin
Form of BELSHAZZAR used in the Latin Old Testament.
BARAK (1)   בָּרָק, Βαρακ   m   Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lightning" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament, Barak was a military commander under the guidance of the prophetess Deborah. They defeated the Canaanite army led by Sisera.
BARNABAS   Βαρναβας   m   German (Rare), English (Rare), Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Greek form of an Aramaic name. In Acts in the New Testament the byname Barnabas was given to a man named Joseph, a Jew from Cyprus who was a companion of Paul on his missionary journeys. The original Aramaic form is unattested, but it may be from בּר נביא (bar naviya') meaning "son of the prophet", though in Acts 4:36 it is claimed that the name means "son of encouragement". As an English name, it came into occasional use after the 12th century.
BARTHOLOMAIOS   Βαρθολομαιος   m   Biblical Greek
New Testament Greek form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTHOLOMEI   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTHOLOMEUS   m   Dutch, Biblical Latin
Dutch and Latin form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTHOLOMEW   m   English, Biblical
From Βαρθολομαιος (Bartholomaios), which was the Greek form of an Aramaic name meaning "son of TALMAI". In the New Testament Bartholomew is the byname of an apostle, possibly the same person as the apostle Nathanael. According to tradition he was a missionary to India before returning westward to Armenia, where he was martyred by flaying. Due to the popularity of this saint the name became common in England during the Middle Ages.
BARUCH   בָּרוּך   m   Biblical, Hebrew
Means "blessed" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a companion of the prophet Jeremiah, acting as his scribe and assistant. The deuterocanonical Book of Baruch was supposedly written by him. A famous bearer was Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677), a Dutch-Jewish rationalist philosopher.
BARUKH   בָּרוּך   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BARUCH.
BASEMATH   בָּשְׂמַת   f   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Means "fragrance" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a wife of Esau.
BASEMMATH   Βασεμμαθ   f   Biblical Greek
Form of BASEMATH and BASMATH used in the Greek Old Testament.
BASHEMATH   בָּשְׂמַת   f   Biblical
Variant of BASEMATH.
BASMAT   בָּשְׂמַת   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BASEMATH and BASMATH.
BASMATH   בָּשְׂמַת   f   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Variant of BASEMATH. This was the name of a daughter of Solomon in the Old Testament.
BATHSHEBA   בַּת־שֶׁבַע   f   Biblical
Means "daughter of the oath" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a woman married to Uriah the Hittite. King David seduced her and made her pregnant, so he arranged to have her husband killed in battle and then married her. She was the mother of Solomon.
BAT-SHEVA   בַּת־שֶׁבַע   f   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of BATHSHEBA.
BEELZEBUB   בַּעַל זְבוּב   m   Biblical
From Hebrew בַּעַל זְבוּב (Ba'al Zevuv) meaning "lord of flies", intended as a mocking alteration of בּאל זבל (Ba'al Zevul) "Ba'al the exalted", one of the Canaanite names for their god BA'AL. In Milton's 'Paradise Lost' (1667) this is the name of Satan's chief lieutenant.
BELIAL   בְּלִיַעַל   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Judeo-Christian Legend
Means "worthless" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this term is used to refer to various wicked people. In the New Testament, Paul uses it as a name for Satan. In later Christian tradition Belial became an evil angel associated with lawlessness and lust.
BELSHATZZAR   בֵּלְשַׁאצַּר   m   Biblical Hebrew
Form of BELSHAZZAR found in the Hebrew Bible.
BELSHAZZAR   בֵּלְשַׁאצַּר   m   Ancient Near Eastern, Biblical
From בֵּלְשַׁאצַּר (Belshatzzar), the Hebrew form of the Akkadian name Bel-sarra-usur meaning "BA'AL protect the king". This was the name of the son of Nabonidus, the last king of the Babylonian Empire before it was conquered by the Persians in the 6th century BC. In the Old Testament Book of Daniel Belshazzar is the last king of Babylon who sees the mystical handwriting on the wall, which is interpreted by Daniel to portend the end of the empire.
BENAIAH   בְּנָיָהוּ   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name בְּנָיָהוּ (Benayahu) meaning "YAHWEH has built". This was the name of numerous Old Testament characters.
BENAYAHU   בְּנָיָהוּ   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BENAIAH.
BENIAMIN   Βενιαμιν   m   Romanian, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Romanian form of BENJAMIN, as well as the form used in the Greek and Latin Bibles.
BENJAMIN   בִּנְיָמִין   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Biblical
From the Hebrew name בִּנְיָמִין (Binyamin) which means "son of the south" or "son of the right hand". Benjamin in the Old Testament is the twelfth and youngest son of Jacob and the founder of one of the southern tribes of the Hebrews. He was originally named בֶּן־אוֹנִי (Ben-'oniy) meaning "son of my sorrow" by his mother Rachel, who died shortly after childbirth, but it was later changed by his father (see Genesis 35:18).... [more]
BERNICE   f   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Contracted form of BERENICE. It occurs briefly in Acts in the New Testament belonging to a sister of King Herod Agrippa II.
BERNIKE   Βερνικη   f   Biblical Greek
Greek form of BERNICE.
BETHANIA   Βηθανια   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of BETHANY used in the Greek and Latin New Testament.
BETHANY   f   English, Biblical
From the name of a biblical town, possibly derived from Hebrew בֵּית־תְּאֵנָה (beit-te'enah) meaning "house of figs". In the New Testament the town of Bethany was the home of Lazarus and his sisters Mary and Martha. It has been in use as a rare given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century, used primarily by Catholics in honour of Mary of Bethany. In America it became moderately common after the 1950s.
BETHEL   בֵּית־אֵל   f   Biblical
From an Old Testament place name meaning "house of God" in Hebrew. This was a town north of Jerusalem, where Jacob saw his vision of the stairway. It is occasionally used as a given name.
BETHUEL   בֵּתוּאֵל   m   Biblical
Means "man of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Rebecca.
BEULAH   בְּעוּלָה   f   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Means "married" in Hebrew. The name is used in the Old Testament to refer to the land of Israel (Isaiah 62:4). As an English given name, Beulah has been used since the Protestant Reformation.
BILHAH   בִּלְהָה   f   Biblical
Means "bashful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the handmaid given to Jacob by his wife Rachel. By him she was the mother of Dan and Naphtali.
BINYAMIN   בִּנְיָמִין   m   Hebrew, Arabic, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Arabic form of BENJAMIN.
BITHIAH   בִּתְיָה   f   Biblical
Means "daughter of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a daughter of Pharaoh. She is traditionally equated with the pharaoh's daughter who drew Moses from the Nile.
BITYAH   בִּתְיָה   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BITHIAH.
BOAZ   בֹּעַז   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "swiftness" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the man who marries Ruth.
BOOS   Βοος   m   Biblical Greek
Form of BOAZ used in the Greek Old Testament.
BOOZ   m   Biblical Latin
Form of BOAZ used in the Latin Old Testament.
BUZ   בּוּז   m   Biblical
Means "contempt" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of ABRAHAM's brother Nahor in the Old Testament.
CAIAPHAS   Καιαφας   m   Biblical
Meaning unknown, probably of Aramaic origin. In the New Testament this is the name of the Jewish high priest who condemns Jesus.
CAIN   קָיִן   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Means "acquired" in Hebrew. In Genesis in the Old Testament Cain is the first son of Adam and Eve. He killed his brother Abel after God accepted Abel's offering of meat instead of his offering of plant-based foods. After this Cain was banished to be a wanderer.
CAINAN   קֵינָן   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Variant of KENAN.
CALEB   כָּלֵב   m   English, Biblical
Most likely related to Hebrew כֶּלֶב (kelev) meaning "dog". An alternate theory connects it to Hebrew כָּל (kal) "whole, all of" and לֵב (lev) "heart". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the twelve spies sent by Moses into Canaan. Of the Israelites who left Egypt with Moses, Caleb and Joshua were the only ones who lived to see the Promised Land.... [more]
CANAAN   כְּנַעַן   m   Biblical
Meaning unknown. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Ham. He is said to be the ancestor of the Canaanite people.
CANDACE   f   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the hereditary title of the queens of Ethiopia, as mentioned in Acts in the New Testament. It is apparently derived from Cushitic kdke meaning "queen mother". In some versions of the Bible it is spelled Kandake, reflecting the Greek spelling Κανδακη. It was used as a given name by the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation. It was popularized in the 20th century by a character in the movie 'Meet the Stewarts' (1942).
CARMI   כַּרְמִי   m   Biblical
Means "vine" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Reuben in the Old Testament.
CARPUS   Καρπος   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Latin form of the Greek name Καρπος (Karpos), which meant "fruit, profits". The name is mentioned briefly in the New Testament in the second epistle of Timothy.
CEPHAS   Κηφας   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Means "rock" in Aramaic. The apostle Simon was called Cephas by Jesus because he was to be the rock upon which the Christian church was to be built. In most versions of the New Testament Cephas is translated into Greek Πετρος (Petros) (in English Peter).
CHAGGIT   חַגִּית   f   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HAGGITH.
CHALEB   Χαλεβ   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of CALEB used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
CHANANYAH   חֲנַנְיָה   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HANANIAH.
CHANNAH   חַנָּה   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HANNAH.
CHANOKH   חֲנוֹך   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ENOCH.
CHAVAQQUQ   חֲבַקּוּק   m   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HABAKKUK.
CHAWWAH   חַוָּה   f   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of EVE.
CHEFTZI-BAH   חֶפְצִי־בָּה   f   Biblical Hebrew
Ancient Hebrew form of HEPHZIBAH.
CHENANIAH   כְּנַנְיָהוּ   m   Biblical
Variant of KENANIAH used in several translations of the Old Testament.
CHIZQIYAHU   חִזְקִיָהוּ   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HEZEKIAH.
CHLOE   Χλοη   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.
CHULDAH   חוּלְדָה   f   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HULDAH.
CLAUDIA   f   English, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Biblical, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of CLAUDIUS. It is mentioned briefly in the New Testament. As a Christian name it was very rare until the 16th century.
CLEOPAS   Κλεοπας   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Shortened form of the Greek name Kleopatros (see CLEOPATRA). In the New Testament Cleopas is a disciple who sees Jesus after his resurrection.
CLEOPHAS   Κλοπας   m   Biblical
Form of CLOPAS used in several versions of the New Testament.
CLOPAS   Κλωπας   m   Biblical
Meaning unknown, probably of Aramaic origin. In the New Testament Clopas is mentioned briefly as the husband of one of the women who witnessed the crucifixion, sometimes identified with Alphaeus.
CORNELIUS   m   Ancient Roman, English, Dutch, German, Biblical
Roman family name which possibly derives from the Latin element cornu "horn". In Acts in the New Testament Cornelius is a centurion who is directed by an angel to seek Peter. After speaking with Peter he converts to Christianity, and he is traditionally deemed the first gentile convert. The name was also borne by a few early saints, including a 3rd-century pope. In England it came into use in the 16th century, partly due to Dutch influence.
CRESCENS   m   Late Roman, Biblical Latin
Latin name which was derived from crescere "to grow". This name is mentioned briefly in one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament.
CYRUS   Κυρος   m   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From Κυρος (Kyros), the Greek form of the Persian name Kūrush, which may mean "far sighted" or "young". The name is sometimes associated with Greek κυριος (kyrios) "lord". It was borne by several kings of Persia, including Cyrus the Great, who conquered Babylon. He is famous in the Old Testament for freeing the captive Jews and allowing them to return to Israel. As an English name, it first came into use among the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation.
DAMARIS   Δαμαρις   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.
DAN (1)   דָּן   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "he judged" in Hebrew. Dan in the Old Testament is one of the twelve sons of Jacob by Rachel's servant Bilhah, and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. His name is explained in Genesis 30:6.
DANIEL   דָּנִיֵּאל, Δανιηλ   m   English, Hebrew, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Armenian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name דָּנִיֵּאל (Daniyyel) meaning "God is my judge". Daniel was a Hebrew prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. He lived during the Jewish captivity in Babylon, where he served in the court of the king, rising to prominence by interpreting the king's dreams. The book also presents Daniel's four visions of the end of the world.... [more]
DANIHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Form of DANIEL used in the Latin Bible.
DANIILU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of DANIEL.
DANIYYEL   דָּנִיֵּאל   m   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of DANIEL.
DAREIOS   Δαρειος   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of DARIUS.
DARIUS   m   English, Lithuanian, Romanian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Roman form of Δαρειος (Dareios), which was the Greek form of the Persian name Dārayavahush, which was composed of the elements dâraya "to possess" and vahu "good". Three ancient kings of Persia bore this name, including Darius the Great who expanded the Achaemenid Empire to its greatest extent. His forces invaded Greece but were defeated in the Battle of Marathon.... [more]
DARYAWESH   דָּרְיָוֶשׁ   m   Biblical Hebrew
Form of DARIUS used in the Hebrew Bible.
DATHAN   דָּתָן   m   Biblical
Possibly means "fountain" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the conspirators against Moses.
DAUID   Δαυιδ   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of DAVID.
DAVID   דָּוִד   m   English, Hebrew, French, Scottish, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name דָּוִד (Dawid), which was probably derived from Hebrew דוד (dwd) meaning "beloved". David was the second and greatest of the kings of Israel, ruling in the 10th century BC. Several stories about him are told in the Old Testament, including his defeat of Goliath, a giant Philistine. According to the New Testament, Jesus was descended from him.... [more]
DAVIDU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of DAVID.
DAWID   דָּוִד   m   Polish, Biblical Hebrew
Polish form of DAVID, as well as the original Hebrew form.
DEBBORA   Δεββωρα   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of DEBORAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
DEBORAH   דְּבוֹרָה   f   English, Hebrew, Biblical
Means "bee" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Book of Judges, Deborah is a heroine and prophetess who leads the Israelites when they are threatened by the Canaanites. She forms an army under the command of Barak, and together they destroy the army of the Canaanite commander Sisera. Also in the Old Testament, this is the name of the nurse of Rebecca.... [more]
DELAIAH   דְּלָיָהוּ   m   Biblical
Means "YAHWEH has drawn" in Hebrew. This was the name of several Old Testament characters.
DELAYAHU   דְּלָיָהוּ   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of DELAIAH.
DELILAH   דְּלִילָה   f   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Means "delicate, weak, languishing" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is the lover of Samson, whom she betrays to the Philistines by cutting his hair, which is the source of his power. Despite her character flaws, the name began to be used by the Puritans in the 17th century. It has been used occasionally in the English-speaking world since that time.
DEVORAH   דְּבוֹרָה   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of DEBORAH.
DIKLAH   דִּקְלָה   m & f   Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "palm grove" in Hebrew or Aramaic. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Joktan. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name.
DINA (1)   Δινα   f   English, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Variant of DINAH, and also the form used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
DINAH   דִּינָה   f   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Means "judged" in Hebrew. She is the daughter of Jacob and Leah in the Old Testament. It has been used as an English given name since after the Protestant Reformation.
DIONYSIUS   Διονυσιος   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized), Biblical
Latin form of DIONYSIOS. Dionysius the Areopagite, who is mentioned in the New Testament, was a judge converted to Christianity by Saint Paul. This was also the name of many other early saints, including a 3rd-century pope.
DORCAS   Δορκας   f   Biblical
Derived from Greek δορκας (dorkas) meaning "gazelle". This is the Greek translation of the name Tabitha in the New Testament (see Acts 9:36).
DROUSILLA   Δρουσιλλα   f   Biblical Greek
Form of DRUSILLA used in the Greek New Testament.
DRUSILLA   f   Biblical, Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin
Feminine diminutive of the Roman family name DRUSUS. In Acts in the New Testament Drusilla is the wife of Felix.
EBENEZER   אֶבֶן הָעָזֶר   m   Biblical
Means "stone of help" in Hebrew. This was the name of a monument erected by Samuel in the Old Testament. Charles Dickens used it for the miserly character Ebenezer Scrooge in his novel 'A Christmas Carol' (1843).
EDER (1)   עֵדֶר   m   Biblical
Means "flock" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Beriah in the Old Testament.
EDNA (2)   עֶדְנָה   f   Biblical
Means "pleasure" in Hebrew. This name appears in the Old Testament Apocrypha in the Book of Tobit.
'EDNAH   עֶדְנָה   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EDNA (2).
EDOM   אֱדוֹם   m   Biblical
Means "red" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament, Esau was given this name because he traded his birthright for a helping of red broth. The bible goes on to tell that Esau was the founder of the ancient nation of Edom, located to the south of the kingdom of Judah.
EFRAIM   אֶפְרָיִם   m   Hebrew, Biblical
Variant of EPHRAIM.
EFRAT   אֶפְרָת   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EPHRATH.
'EFRAYIM   אֶפְרָיִם   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EPHRAIM.
EHUD   אֵהוּד   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "united" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the biblical judges. He killed Eglon, the king of Moab, and freed the city of Jericho from Moabite rule.
EIRAN   עֵירָן   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ERAN.
EITAN   אֵיתָן   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ETHAN.
ELAH   אֵלָה   f & m   Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "oak tree" or "terebinth tree" in Hebrew. This was the name of the fourth king of Israel, as told in the Old Testament. He was murdered by Zimri, who succeeded him. In modern Hebrew this is typically a feminine name.
ELAM   עֵילָם   m   Biblical
Possibly means either "hidden" or "eternity" in Hebrew. This was the name of several characters in the Old Testament, including a son of Shem who was the ancestor of the Elamite peoples.
'EL'AZAR   אֶלְעָזָר   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELEAZAR.
ELDAD   אֵלְדָד   m   Biblical
Means "God has loved" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is one of the two elders who prophesizes in the Israelite camp.
ELEAZAR   אֶלְעָזָר, Ελεαζαρ   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אֶלְעָזָר ('El'azar) meaning "my God has helped". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the sons of Aaron.
ELI (1)   עֵלִי, Ηλι   m   English, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
Means "ascension" in Hebrew. In the Books of Samuel in the Old Testament he is a high priest of the Israelites. He took the young Samuel into his service and gave him guidance when God spoke to him. Because of the misdeeds of his sons, Eli and his descendants were cursed to die before reaching old age.... [more]
ELIAKIM   אֶלְיָקִים   m   Biblical
Means "God rises" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the master of Hezekiah's household.
ELIAS   Ηλιας   m   Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English, Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Cognate of ELIJAH. This is the form used in the Greek New Testament.
'ELI'EZER   אֱלִיעֶזֶר   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELIEZER.
ELIEZER   אֱלִיעֶזֶר, Ελιεζερ   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Hebrew אֱלִיעֶזֶר ('Eli'ezer) meaning "my God is help". In the Old Testament this is the name of both a servant of Abraham and one of the sons of Moses (see Exodus 18:4 for an explanation of the significance of the name).
'ELIFALET   אֱלִיפָלֶט   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELIPHALET.
'ELIFELET   אֱלִיפֶלֶט   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELIPHELET.
ELIHU   אֶלִיהוּא   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, English (Archaic)
Means "my God is he" in Hebrew. This was the name of several characters in the Old Testament including one of the friends of Job.
ELIJAH   אֱלִיָּהוּ   m   English, Hebrew, Biblical
From the Hebrew name אֱלִיָּהוּ ('Eliyyahu) meaning "my God is YAHWEH". Elijah was a Hebrew prophet and miracle worker, as told in the two Books of Kings in the Old Testament. He was active in the 9th century BC during the reign of King Ahab of Israel and his Phoenician-born queen Jezebel. Elijah confronted the king and queen over their idolatry of the Canaanite god Ba'al and other wicked deeds. At the end of his life he was carried to heaven in a chariot of fire, and was succeeded by Elisha. In the New Testament, Elijah and Moses appear next to Jesus when he is transfigured.... [more]
ELIOENAI   אֶלְיוֹעֵינַי   m   Biblical
Means "my eyes look to God" in Hebrew. This was the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
ELIOU   Ηλιου   m   Biblical Greek
Form of ELIJAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
ELIPHALET   אֱלִיפָלֶט   m   Biblical
Variant of ELIPHELET used in some versions of the Old Testament to refer to the son of David.
ELIPHELET   אֱלִיפֶלֶט   m   Biblical
Means "God is release" in Hebrew. This is the name of several people in the Old Testament including a son of David.
ELISABET   Ελισαβετ   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.
ELISABETH   f   German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
German and Dutch form of ELIZABETH. It is also a variant English form, reflecting the spelling used in the Authorized Version of the New Testament.
ELISABETI   f   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ELIZABETH.
ELISAIE   Ελισαιε   m   Biblical Greek
Form of ELISHA used in the Greek Old Testament.
ELISEUS   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of ELISHA.
ELISHA   אֱלִישַׁע   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name אֱלִישַׁע ('Elisha'), a contracted form of אֱלִישׁוּעַ ('Elishu'a) meaning "my God is salvation". According to the Old Testament, Elisha was a prophet and miracle worker. He was the attendant of Elijah and succeeded him after his ascension to heaven.
ELISHEBA   אֱלִישֶׁבַע   f   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ELIZABETH. This name occurs in the Old Testament belonging to the wife of Aaron.
ELIUD   Ελιουδ   m   Biblical
Greek form of a Hebrew name meaning "God is grandeur". The Gospel of Matthew lists him as an ancestor of Jesus.
ELIYYAHU   אֱלִיָּהוּ   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELIJAH.
ELIZABETH   f   English, Biblical
From Ελισαβετ (Elisabet), the Greek form of the Hebrew name אֱלִישֶׁבַע ('Elisheva') meaning "my God is an oath" or perhaps "my God is abundance". The Hebrew form appears in the Old Testament where Elisheba is the wife of Aaron, while the Greek form appears in the New Testament where Elizabeth is the mother of John the Baptist.... [more]
ELKANAH   אֱלְקָנָה   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "God has purchased" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Samuel.
ELNATHAN   אֱלְנָתָן   m   Biblical
Means "God has given" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a grandfather of king Jehoiachin and a son of Akbor.
ELON   אֵילוֹן   m   Biblical
Means "oak" in Hebrew. This was the name of one of the ruling judges of the Israelites according to the Old Testament.
EMMANOUEL   Εμμανουηλ   m   Biblical Greek
Form of IMMANUEL used in the Greek Bible.
EMMANUEL   עִמָּנוּאֵל   m   Biblical, French, English
From the Hebrew name עִמָּנוּאֵל ('Immanu'el) meaning "God is with us". This was the foretold name of the Messiah in the Old Testament. It has been used in England since the 16th century in the spellings Emmanuel and Immanuel, though it has not been widespread. The name has been more common in continental Europe, especially in Spain and Portugal (in the spellings Manuel and Manoel).
EMMANUHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Form of IMMANUEL used in the Latin Bible.
ENOCH   חֲנוֹך, Ενωχ   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name חֲנוֹך (Chanokh) meaning "dedicated". In Genesis in the Old Testament this is the name of both the son of Cain and the father of Methuselah, who was the supposed author of the apocryphal Books of Enoch.
ENOS   אֱנוֹשׁ, Ενως   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of ENOSH used in many versions of the Old Testament.
ENOSH   אֱנוֹשׁ   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "human being" in Hebrew. He was a son of Seth and a grandson of Adam in the genealogies in Genesis in the Old Testament.
EPAPHRAS   Επαφρας   m   Biblical, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Derived from Greek επαφρος (epaphros) meaning "foamy". In the New Testament this is the name of one of Paul's co-workers.
EPHRAIM   אֶפְרָיִם, Εφραιμ   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אֶפְרָיִם ('Efrayim) which meant "fruitful". In the Old Testament Ephraim is a son of Joseph and Asenath and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.
EPHRATH   אֶפְרָת, Εφραθ   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.
ERAN   עֵירָן   m   Biblical
Means "watchful, vigilant" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is a grandson of Ephraim.
ERASTOS   Εραστος   m   Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of ERASTUS.
ERASTUS   Εραστος   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Εραστος (Erastos) meaning "beloved". This was the name of an assistant of Paul mentioned in Acts and two epistles in the New Testament.
ESAIAS   Ησαιας   m   Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of ISAIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
ESAU   עֵשָׂו, Ησαυ   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name עֵשָׂו ('Esaw) which possibly meant "hairy". In the Old Testament Esau is the elder of the twin sons of Isaac and Rebecca. Once when he was very hungry he sold his birthright to his twin Jacob for a bowl of stew. Later Jacob disguised himself as Esau and received the elder son's blessing from the blind Isaac. Esau was the ancestor of the Edomites.
'ESAW   עֵשָׂו   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ESAU.
ESDRAS   Εσδρας   m   Biblical, Biblical Greek
Greek form of EZRA. This spelling is used in parts of the Old Testament Apocrypha.
'ESTER   אֶסְתֵר   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ESTHER.
ESTHER   אֶסְתֵר, Εσθηρ   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]
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