Biblical (All) Names

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MANAHEM   m   Biblical Latin
Form of MENAHEM used in the Latin Old Testament.
MANASSEH   מְנַשֶּׁה   m   Biblical
Means "causing to forget" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the oldest son of Joseph and Asenath and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. It was also borne by a 7th-century BC king of Judah, condemned in the bible for allowing the worship of other gods.
MANASSES   Μανασσης   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MANASSEH used in the Greek and Latin Bible. It is also the form used in some English versions of the New Testament.
MARA (1)   מָרָא   f   Biblical
Means "bitter" in Hebrew. This is a name taken by Naomi in the Old Testament (see Ruth 1:20).
MARCUS   m   Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Roman praenomen, or given name, which was probably derived from the name of the Roman god MARS. This was among the most popular of the Roman praenomina. Famous bearers include Marcus Tullius Cicero (known simply as Cicero), a 1st-century BC statesman and orator, Marcus Antonius (known as Mark Antony), a 1st-century BC politician, and Marcus Aurelius, a notable 2nd-century emperor. This was also the name of a pope of the 4th century. This spelling has occasionally been used in the English-speaking world, though the traditional English form Mark has been more common.
MARIA   Μαρια   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   Μαριαμ   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.
MARK   m   English, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical
Form of MARCUS. Saint Mark was the author of the second gospel in the New Testament. Though the author's identity is not certain, some traditions hold him to be the same person as the John Mark who appears in the Book of Acts. He is the patron saint of Venice, where he is supposedly buried. Though in use during the Middle Ages, Mark was not common in the English-speaking world until the 19th century, when it began to be used alongside the classical form Marcus.... [more]
MARKOS   Μαρκος   m   Greek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Marcus (see MARK).
MARTHA   Μαρθα   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]
MARY   f   English, Biblical
Usual English form of Maria, the Latin form of the New Testament Greek names Μαριαμ (Mariam) and Μαρια (Maria) - the spellings are interchangeable - which were from Hebrew מִרְיָם (Miryam), a name borne by the sister of Moses in the Old Testament. The meaning is not known for certain, but there are several theories including "sea of bitterness", "rebelliousness", and "wished for child". However it was most likely originally an Egyptian name, perhaps derived in part from mry "beloved" or mr "love".... [more]
MATTAN   מַתָּן   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "gift" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father of Shephatiah in the Old Testament.
MATTANIAH   מַתַּנְיָהוּ   m   Biblical
Means "gift of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This was the original name of Zedekiah, a king of Judah, in the Old Testament.
MATTANYAHU   מַתַּנְיָהוּ   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MATTANIAH.
MATTHAIOS   Ματθαιος   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of Mattityahu (see MATTHEW).
MATTHAN   Ματθαν   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MATTAN used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. This form of the name is also used in English versions of the New Testament, being borne by the great-grandfather of Jesus.
MATTHEI   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of MATTHEW.
MATTHEUS   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of MATTHEW.
MATTHEW   m   English, Biblical
English form of Ματθαιος (Matthaios), which was a Greek form of the Hebrew name מַתִּתְיָהוּ (Mattityahu) meaning "gift of YAHWEH". Matthew, also called Levi, was one of the twelve apostles. He was a tax collector, and supposedly the author of the first gospel in the New Testament. He is considered a saint in many Christian traditions. The variant Matthias also occurs in the New Testament belonging to a separate apostle. The name appears in the Old Testament as Mattithiah.... [more]
MATTHIA   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of MATTHIAS.
MATTHIAS   Ματθιας   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, French, Dutch, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Variant of Matthaios (see MATTHEW) which appears in the New Testament as the name of the apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot. This was also the name of kings of Hungary, including Matthias I who made important reforms to the kingdom in the 15th century.
MATTITHIAH   מַתִּתְיָהוּ   m   Biblical
Form of Mattityahu (see MATTHEW) used in the English Old Testament, where it belongs to a few minor characters.
MATTITHYAHU   מַתִּתְיָהוּ   m   Biblical Hebrew
Variant transcription of MATTITYAHU.
MATTITYAHU   מַתִּתְיָהוּ   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of MATTHEW.
MEDAD   מֵידָד   m   Biblical
Means "love" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Medad is one of the elders who prophesizes in the camp of the Israelites after the flight from Egypt.
MEHEITAV'EL   מְהֵיטַבְאֵל   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MEHETABEL.
MEHETABEL   מְהֵיטַבְאֵל   f   Biblical
From the Hebrew name מְהֵיטַבְאֵל (Meheitav'el) meaning "God makes happy". This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
MEHITABEL   מְהֵיטַבְאֵל   f   Biblical
Variant of MEHETABEL.
MELCHOL   Μελχολ   f   Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of MICHAL (2).
MELECH   מֶלֶך   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "king" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Micah (not the prophet).
MENACHEM   מְנַחֵם   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MENAHEM.
MENAHEM   מְנַחֵם   m   Biblical, Hebrew
From the Hebrew name מְנַחֵם (Menachem) meaning "comforter". This was the name of a king of Israel, appearing in the Old Testament. His reign was noted for its brutality.
MENASHSHEH   מְנַשֶּׁה   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MANASSEH.
MERAB (1)   מֵרַב   f   Biblical
Means "abundant" in Hebrew. This was the name of a daughter of Saul in the Old Testament.
MERARI   מְרָרִי   m   Biblical
Means "bitter" in Hebrew. This was the name of the youngest son of Levi in the Old Testament.
MERAV   מֵרַב   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MERAB (1).
MEROB   Μεροβ   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MERAB (1) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
MESHACH   מֵישַׁך   m   Biblical
Possibly means "who is what Aku is?" in Akkadian, Aku being the name of the Babylonian god of the moon. In the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament this is the Babylonian name of Mishael, one of the three men cast into a blazing furnace but saved from harm by God.
MESHULLAM   מְשֻׁלָּם   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means either "paid for" or "friend" in Hebrew. This was the name of many characters in the Old Testament.
METHUSELAH   מְתוּשֶׁלַח   m   Biblical
Means "man of the dart" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the father of Lamech and the grandfather of Noah. He lived to age 969, making him the longest-lived person in the Bible.
METUSHELACH   מְתוּשֶׁלַח   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of METHUSELAH.
MICAH   מִיכָה   m   Biblical, English
Contracted form of MICAIAH. Micah is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. He authored the Book of Micah, which alternates between prophesies of doom and prophesies of restoration. It was occasionally used as an English given name by the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation, but it did not become common until the end of the 20th century.
MICAIAH   מִיכָיְהוּ   m & f   Biblical
Means "who is like YAHWEH?" in Hebrew. This name occurs in the Old Testament belonging to both males and females.
MICAJAH   מִיכָיְהוּ   m   Biblical
Variant of MICAIAH.
MICHA (1)   Μιχα   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, German, Dutch
Form of MICAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. It is also the German and Dutch form.
MICHAEL   מִיכָאֵל, Μιχαηλ   m   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name מִיכָאֵל (Mikha'el) meaning "who is like God?". This is a rhetorical question, implying no person is like God. Michael is one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition and the only one identified as an archangel in the Bible. In the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament he is named as a protector of Israel. In the Book of Revelation in the New Testament he is portrayed as the leader of heaven's armies in the war against Satan, and is thus considered the patron saint of soldiers in Christianity.... [more]
MICHAL (2)   מִיכַל   f   Biblical, Hebrew
Possibly means "brook" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is a daughter of Saul. She was married to David, but after David fled from Saul he remarried her to someone else. Later, when David became king, he ordered her returned to him.
MICHOL   f   Biblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of MICHAL (2).
MIKHA'EL   מִיכָאֵל   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MICHAEL.
MIKHAEL   Μιχαηλ   m   Biblical Greek
Variant transcription of MICHAEL.
MIKHAH   מִיכָה   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MICAH.
MIKHAILU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of MICHAEL.
MIKHAL   מִיכַל   f   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of MICHAL (2).
MIKHAYHU   מִיכָיְהוּ   m & f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MICAIAH.
MILKA (2)   מִלְכָּה   f   Biblical
Means "queen" in Hebrew. This name appears in the Old Testament belonging to both the wife of Nahor and the daughter of Zelophehad.
MIRIAM   מִרְיָם   f   Hebrew, English, German, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of MARY. It is used in the Old Testament, where it belongs to the elder sister of Moses and Aaron. She watched over the infant Moses as the pharaoh's daughter drew him from the Nile. The name has long been popular among Jews, and it has been used as an English Christian name since the Protestant Reformation.
MNASON   Μνασων   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Possibly means "reminding" in Greek. In Acts in the New Testament Paul stays in Jerusalem with a man named Mnason, a Jew who was originally from Cyprus.
MOAB   מוֹאָב   m   Biblical
Means "of his father" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Lot. He was the ancestor of the Moabites, a people who lived in the region called Moab to the east of Israel.
MORDECAI   מָרְדֳּכַי   m   Biblical, Hebrew
Means "servant of MARDUK" in Persian. In the Old Testament Mordecai is the cousin and foster father of Esther. He thwarted a plot to kill the Persian king, though he made an enemy of the king's chief advisor Haman.
MORDOKHAY   מָרְדֳּכַי   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MORDECAI.
MORIAH   מֹרִיָה   f   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, English (Modern)
Possibly means "seen by YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is a place name in the Old Testament, both the land where Abraham is to sacrifice Isaac and the mountain upon which Solomon builds the temple. They may be the same place. Since the 1980s it has occasionally been used as a feminine given name in America.
MOSES   מֹשֶׁה   m   English, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name מֹשֶׁה (Mosheh) which is most likely derived from Egyptian mes meaning "son", but could also possibly mean "deliver" in Hebrew. The meaning suggested in the Old Testament of "drew out" from Hebrew משה (mashah) is probably an invented etymology (see Exodus 2:10). The biblical Moses was drawn out of the Nile by the pharaoh's daughter and adopted into the royal family, at a time when the Israelites were slaves in Egypt. With his brother Aaron he demanded the pharaoh release the Israelites, which was only done after God sent ten plagues upon Egypt. Moses led the people across the Red Sea and to Mount Sinai, where he received the Ten Commandments from God. After 40 years of wandering in the desert the people reached Canaan, the Promised Land, but Moses died just before entering it.... [more]
MOSHE   מֹשֶׁה   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MOSES.
MOUSES   Μωυσης   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of MOSES.
MOYSEI   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of MOSES.
MOYSES   m   Biblical Latin
Variant Latin form of MOSES. This spelling is used in some versions of the Vulgate.
NA'AMAH   נַעֲמָה   f   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of NAAMAH.
NAAMAH   נַעֲמָה   f   Biblical, Hebrew
Means "pleasant" in Hebrew. This name is borne in the Old Testament by both a daughter of Lamech and a wife of Solomon. Some later Jewish texts give Naamah as the name of Noah's wife, even though she is not named in the Old Testament.
NABOUCHODONOSOR   Ναβουχοδονοσορ   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of NEBUCHADNEZZAR.
NACHUM   נַחוּם   m   Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of NAHUM.
NADAB   נָדָב, Ναδαβ   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "generous" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Aaron in the Old Testament. He was consumed by flames and killed when he offered unauthorized fire to God. It was also the name of the second king of Israel.
NADAV   נָדָב   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NADAB.
NAHOR   נָחוֹר   m   Biblical
Means "snorting" in Hebrew. Nahor is the name of both the grandfather and a brother of Abraham in the Old Testament.
NAHUM   נַחוּם   m   Biblical
Means "comforter" in Hebrew. Nahum is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. He authored the Book of Nahum in which the downfall of Nineveh is foretold.
NA'OMI   נָעֳמִי   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NAOMI (1).
NAOMI (1)   נָעֳמִי   f   English, Hebrew, Biblical
From the Hebrew name נָעֳמִי (Na'omiy) meaning "pleasantness". In the Old Testament this is the name of the mother-in-law of Ruth. After the death of her husband and sons, she returned to Bethlehem with Ruth. There she declared that her name should be Mara (see Ruth 1:20).... [more]
NAOUM   Ναουμ   m   Biblical Greek
Form of NAHUM used in the Greek Old Testament.
NAPHTALI   נַפְתָלִי   m   Biblical
Means "my struggle, my strife" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is a son of Jacob by Rachel's servant Bilhah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.
NARCISSUS   Ναρκισσος   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Late Roman, Biblical
Latinized form of Greek Ναρκισσος (Narkissos), possibly derived from ναρκη (narke) meaning "sleep, numbness". Narkissos was a beautiful youth in Greek mythology who stared at his own reflection for so long that he eventually died and was turned into the narcissus flower.... [more]
NATAN   נָתָן   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NATHAN.
NATHAN   נָתָן, Ναθαν   m   English, French, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name נָתָן (Natan) meaning "he gave". In the Old Testament this is the name of a prophet during the reign of King David. He chastised David for his adultery with Bathsheba and for the death of Uriah the Hittite. Later he championed Solomon as David's successor. This was also the name of a son of David and Bathsheba.... [more]
NATHANAEL   נְתַנְאֵל, Ναθαναηλ   m   Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name נְתַנְאֵל (Netan'el) meaning "God has given". It is borne by several minor characters in the Old Testament, typically spelled Nethanel or Nethaneel. In the New Testament this is the name of an apostle, probably another name of the apostle called Bartholomew.
NATHANAHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Form of NATHANAEL used in the Latin Bible.
NATHANIEL   נְתַנְאֵל   m   English, Biblical
Variant of NATHANAEL. It has been regularly used in the English-speaking world since the Protestant Reformation. This has been the most popular spelling, even though the spelling Nathanael is found in most versions of the New Testament. The American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), author of 'The Scarlet Letter', was a famous bearer of this name.
NEBO   m   Biblical
Form of NABU used in the Old Testament.
NEBUCHADNEZZAR   נְבוּכַדְנֶאצֲּר   m   Ancient Near Eastern (Anglicized), Biblical
From the Akkadian name Nabu-kudurri-usur meaning "NABU preserve my firstborn son". This name was borne by a 12th-century BC king of the Babylonian Empire. It was also borne by a 6th-century BC king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire. He captured Jerusalem, and ultimately destroyed the city's temple and deported many of its citizens, as told in the Old Testament.
NECHEMYAH   נְחֶמְיָה   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NEHEMIAH.
NEEMIAS   Νεεμιας   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of NEHEMIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
NEHEMIAH   נְחֶמְיָה   m   Biblical
Means "comforted by YAHWEH" in Hebrew. According to the Book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament he was a leader of the Jews who was responsible for the rebuilding of Jerusalem after the return from the Babylonian captivity.
NEKODA   נְקוֹדָא   m   Biblical
Means "marked" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the head of a family of temple servants.
NEREUS   Νηρευς   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Derived from Greek νηρος (neros) meaning "water". In Greek myth this was the name of a god of the sea, the father of the Nereids. It is mentioned briefly in the New Testament, belonging to a Christian in Rome. This was also the name of a Roman saint of the 1st century, a member of the army, who was martyred with his companion Achilleus because they refused to execute Christians.
NERIAH   נֵרִיָה   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lamp of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is the name of the father of Baruch in the Old Testament.
NETANYAHU   נְתַנְיָהוּ   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NETHANIAH.
NETHANEEL   m   Biblical
Form of NATHANAEL used in some versions of the Old Testament.
NETHANEL   נְתַנְאֵל   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NATHANAEL, also used in some versions of the English-language Old Testament.
NETHANIAH   נְתַנְיָהוּ   m   Biblical
Means "YAHWEH has given" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Ishmael (the assassin of Gedaliah), as well as other minor characters.
NEVUKHADNETZTZAR   נְבוּכַדְנֶאצֲּר   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NEBUCHADNEZZAR.
NICODEMUS   Νικοδημος   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Greek name Νικοδημος (Nikodemos) which meant "victory of the people" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and δημος (demos) "the people". This is the name of a character in the New Testament who helps Joseph of Arimathea entomb Jesus.
NIKODEMOS   Νικοδημος   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Ancient Greek form of NICODEMUS.
NIMROD   נִמְרֹד   m   Biblical
Meaning unknown, possibly of Akkadian origin or possibly meaning "rebel" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Nimrod is a renowned hunter, the great-grandson of Noah. He was the founder of Babylon.... [more]
NOA (1)   נוֹעָה   f   Hebrew, Biblical
Hebrew form of NOAH (2).
NOACH   נֹחַ, נוֹחַ   m   Hebrew, Dutch, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Dutch form of NOAH (1).
NO'AH   נֹעָה, נוֹעָה   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NOAH (2).
NOAH (1)   נֹחַ, נוֹחַ   m   English, Biblical
Derived from the Hebrew name נֹחַ (Noach) meaning "rest, comfort". According to the Old Testament, Noah was the builder of the Ark that allowed him, his family, and animals of each species to survive the great Flood. After the Flood he received the sign of the rainbow as a covenant from God. He was the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.... [more]
NOAH (2)   נֹעָה, נוֹעָה   f   Biblical
Derived from the Hebrew name נֹעָה (No'ah) meaning "motion". In the Old Testament this is the name of a daughter of Zelophehad.
NOE   Νωε   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of NOAH (1) used in the Greek and Latin Bible.
NOEMI   f   Italian, German, Czech, Biblical Latin
Italian, German and Czech form of NAOMI (1).
NOEMIN   Νωεμιν   f   Biblical Greek
Form of NAOMI (1) used in the Greek Old Testament.
NOGAH   נֹגַה   m & f   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "brightness" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of King David in the Old Testament. In modern times it is sometimes used as a feminine name.
OBADIAH   עֹבַדְיָה   m   Biblical
Means "servant of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the twelve minor prophets, the author of the Book of Obadiah, which predicts the downfall of the nation of Edom.
OBED   עוֹבֵד, Ωβηδ   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "servant, worshipper" in Hebrew. This is the name of several Old Testament characters including the grandfather of David.
ODED   עֹדֵד   m   Biblical
Means "to restore" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a prophet from Samaria.
OFIR   אוֹפִיר   m & f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of OPHIR. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name.
'OFRAH   עָפְרָה   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of OPHRAH.
OHAD   אֹהַד   m   Biblical
Means "united" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the third son of Simeon.
OMAR (2)   אוֹמָר   m   Biblical
Means "speaker" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Eliphaz in the Old Testament.
OMRI   עָמְרִי   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "life" or "servant" in Hebrew (or a related Semitic language). This was the name of a 9th-century BC military commander who became king of Israel. He appears in the Old Testament, where he is denounced as being wicked.
ONESIMOS   Ονησιμος   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Original Greek form of ONESIMUS.
ONESIMUS   Ονησιμος   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Ονησιμος (Onesimos), which meant "beneficial, profitable". Saint Onesimus was an escaped slave of Philemon who met Saint Paul while in prison and was converted by him. Paul sent him back to Philemon carrying the epistle that appears in the New Testament.
ONESIPHOROS   Ονησιφορος   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Original Greek form of ONESIPHORUS.
ONESIPHORUS   Ονησιφορος   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Ονησιφορος (Onesiphoros), which meant "bringing advantage, beneficial". This name is mentioned briefly in Paul's second epistle to Timothy in the New Testament. According to tradition he was martyred by being tied to horses and then torn apart.
ONISIMU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ONESIMUS.
OPHIR   אוֹפִיר   m   Biblical
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a son of Joktan in the Old Testament (where it is also used as a place name).
OPHRAH   עָפְרָה   m   Biblical
Means "fawn" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a man mentioned in genealogies and a city in Manasseh.
'ORPAH   עָרְפָּה   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ORPAH.
ORPAH   עָרְפָּה   f   Biblical
Means "back of the neck" in Hebrew. Orpah was Naomi's second daughter-in-law in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament.
ORPHA   f   Biblical, English
Variant of ORPAH used in some translations of the Bible.
OSEE   Ωσηε   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of HOSHEA (and HOSEA) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
OSHEA   הוֹשֵׁעַ   m   Biblical
Variant of HOSHEA used in some versions of the Bible.
OTHNIEL   עָתְנִיאֵל   m   Biblical
Means "lion of God" or "strength of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is a nephew of Caleb who becomes the first of the ruling judges of the Israelites.
OURBANOS   Ουρβανος   m   Biblical Greek
Form of URBAN used in the Greek New Testament.
OURI   Ουρι   m   Biblical Greek
Form of URI used in the Greek Old Testament.
OURIAS   Ουριας   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of URIAH.
'OVADYAH   עֹבַדְיָה   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of OBADIAH.
OVED   עוֹבֵד   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of OBED.
OZAZIAS   Οζαζιας   m   Biblical Greek
Form of AZAZIAH used in the Greek Bible.
OZI   Οζι   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of UZZI used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
OZIAS   Οζιας   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of UZZIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
OZIEL   Οζιηλ   m   Biblical Greek
Form of UZZIEL used in the Greek Old Testament.
OZIHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Form of UZZIEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
PALLU   פַּלּוּא   m   Biblical
Means "distinguished" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Reuben in the Old Testament.
PAUL   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Biblical
From the Roman family name Paulus, which meant "small" or "humble" in Latin. Paul was an important leader of the early Christian church. According to Acts in the New Testament, he was a Jewish Roman citizen who converted to Christianity after the resurrected Jesus appeared to him. After this he travelled the eastern Mediterranean as a missionary. His original Hebrew name was Saul. Many of the epistles in the New Testament were authored by him.... [more]
PAULOS   Παυλος   m   Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of PAUL.
PAULUS   m   Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin
Latin form of PAUL.
PAVELU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of PAULUS.
PELEG   פֶּלֶג   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "division, channel" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the son of Eber.
PENINNAH   פְּנִנָּה   f   Biblical
Means "precious stone" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the wives of Elkanah, the other being Hannah.
PENUEL   פְנוּאֵל   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "face of God" in Hebrew. This is the name of two minor characters in the Old Testament.
PERETZ   פֶּרֶץ   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of PEREZ.
PEREZ   פֶּרֶץ   m   Biblical
Means "breach, burst forth" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the twin brother of Zerah.
PERSIS   Περσις   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.
PETER   m   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Slovene, Slovak, Biblical
Derived from the Greek Πετρος (Petros) meaning "stone". This is a translation used in most versions of the New Testament of the name Cephas, meaning "stone" in Aramaic, which was given to the apostle Simon by Jesus (compare Matthew 16:18 and John 1:42). Simon Peter was the most prominent of the apostles during Jesus' ministry and is often considered the first pope.... [more]
PETROS   Πετρος   m   Greek, Armenian, Biblical Greek
Greek and Armenian form of PETER.
PETRU   m   Romanian, Corsican, Old Church Slavic
Romanian and Corsican form of PETER. It is also the form used in the Church Slavic New Testament.
PETRUS   m   Dutch, German (Rare), Biblical Latin
Latin form of PETER used occasionally in Dutch and German.
PHANOUEL   Φανουηλ   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of PENUEL.
PHANUEL   Φανουηλ   m   Biblical, Judeo-Christian Legend
Form of PENUEL used in the New Testament, where it is borne by the father of Anna the prophetess. It also appears in the apocryphal Book of Enoch belonging to an angel.
PHANUHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Form of PENUEL in the Latin New Testament.
PHARES   Φαρες   m   Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of PEREZ in the Greek and Latin Bible.
PHAREZ   פֶּרֶץ   m   Biblical
Form of PEREZ used in some translations of the Bible.
PHEBE   f   English, Biblical
Variant of PHOEBE used in some translations of the New Testament.
PHELIX   Φηλιξ   m   Biblical Greek
Form of FELIX used in the Greek New Testament.
PHESTOS   Φηστος   m   Biblical Greek
Form of FESTUS used in the Greek New Testament.
PHILEMON   Φιλημων   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   Φιλητος   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of PHILETUS.
PHILETUS   Φιλητος   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]
PHILIPPOS   Φιλιππος   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of PHILIP.
PHILIPPUS   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of PHILIP.
PHINEAS   פִּינְחָס   m   Biblical
Variant of PHINEHAS used in some versions of the Bible.
PHINEES   Φινεες   m   Biblical Greek
Form of PHINEHAS used in the Greek Old Testament.
PHINEHAS   פִּינְחָס   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.
PHOEBE   Φοιβη   f   English, Greek Mythology (Latinized), Biblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Φοιβη (Phoibe), which meant "bright, pure" from Greek φοιβος (phoibos). In Greek mythology Phoibe was a Titan associated with the moon. This was also an epithet of her granddaughter, the moon goddess Artemis. The name appears in Paul's epistle to the Romans in the New Testament, where it belongs to a female minister in the church at Cenchreae. In England, it began to be used as a given name after the Protestant Reformation. A moon of Saturn bears this name (in honour of the Titan).
PHOIBE   Φοιβη   f   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of PHOEBE.
PHUNIHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Form of PENUEL in the Latin Old Testament.
PINCHAS   פִּינְחָס   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.
PRISCA   f   Biblical, Dutch, Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin
Feminine form of Priscus, a Roman family name which meant "ancient" in Latin. This name appears in the epistles in the New Testament, referring to Priscilla the wife of Aquila.
PRISCILLA   f   English, Italian, French, Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Roman name, a diminutive of PRISCA. In Acts in the New Testament Paul lived with Priscilla (also known as Prisca) and her husband Aquila in Corinth for a while. It has been used as an English given name since the Protestant Reformation, being popular with the Puritans. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow used it in his poem 'The Courtship of Miles Standish' (1858).
PRISKA   Πρισκα   f   German, Biblical Greek
German form of PRISCA, as well as the form used in the Greek New Testament.
PRISKILLA   Πρισκιλλα   f   Biblical Greek
Form of PRISCILLA used in the Greek New Testament.
PROCHOROS   Προχορος   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of PROCHORUS.
PROCHORUS   Προχορος   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.
RACHEL   רָחֵל, Ραχηλ   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]
RAFA'EL   רָפָאֵל   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of RAPHAEL. This name does not appear in any surviving Hebrew text of the Old Testament Apocrypha.
RAHAB   רָחָב   f   Biblical
Means "spacious" in Hebrew. This was the name of a prostitute of Jericho who aided the Israelites in the Old Testament.
RAHEL   f   Biblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of RACHEL.
RAM (1)   רָם   m   Biblical
Means "exalted" in Hebrew. This was a son of Hezron in the Old Testament.
RAPHAEL   רָפָאֵל, רְפָאֵל, Ραφαηλ   m   German, 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]
REBECCA   רִבְקָה   f   English, Italian, Swedish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name רִבְקָה (Rivqah) from an unattested root probably meaning "join, tie, snare". This is the name of the wife of Isaac and the mother of Esau and Jacob in the Old Testament. It came into use as a Christian name after the Protestant Reformation, and it was popular with the Puritans in the 17th century.
REBEKAH   רִבְקָה   f   Biblical, English
Form of REBECCA used in some versions of the Bible.
REBEKKA   Ρεβεκκα   f   German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese, Finnish, Biblical Greek
Cognate of REBECCA. It is also the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
REHAV'AM   רֵחַבְעָם   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of REHOBOAM.
REHOBOAM   רֵחַבְעָם   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   רְאוּבֵן   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   רְעוּאֵל   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   רְאוּבֵן   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of REUBEN.
RHODA   ‘Ροδη   f   Biblical, English
Derived from Greek ‘ροδον (rhodon) meaning "rose". In the New Testament this name was borne by a maid in the house of Mary the mother of John Mark. As an English given name, Rhoda came into use in the 17th century.
RHODE   ‘Ροδη   f   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Greek form of RHODA.
RIVQAH   רִיבְקָה   f   Biblical Hebrew
Ancient Hebrew form of REBECCA.
ROUBEN   Ρουβην   m   Biblical Greek, Armenian
Biblical Greek form of REUBEN, as well as a variant transcription of Armenian RUBEN.
ROUTH   Ρουθ   f   Biblical Greek
Greek form of RUTH (1).
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.
RUT   רוּת   f   Spanish, Icelandic, Swedish, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Cognate of RUTH (1).
RUTH (1)   רוּת   f   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Spanish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From a Hebrew name which was derived from the Hebrew word רְעוּת (re'ut) meaning "friend". This is the name of the central character in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament. She was a Moabite woman who accompanied her mother-in-law Naomi back to Bethlehem after Ruth's husband died. There she met and married Boaz. She was an ancestor of King David.... [more]
RUTHI   f   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of RUTH (1).
SAFFIRA   f   Biblical Latin
Latin form of SAPPHIRA.
SALATHIEL   Σαλαθιηλ   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.
SALOME   Σαλωμη   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]
SALOMON   Σαλωμων   m   French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
French and Scandinavian form of SOLOMON.
SAMOUEL   Σαμουηλ   m   Biblical Greek
Form of SAMUEL found in the Greek Old Testament.
SAMPSON (1)   Σαμψων   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of Shimshon (see SAMSON).
SAMSON   שִׁמְשׁוֹן   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   שְׁמוּאֵל   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   Σαουλ   m   Biblical Greek
Form of SAUL used in the Greek Old Testament.
SAPPHEIRE   Σαπφειρη   f   Biblical Greek
Greek form of SAPPHIRA.
SAPPHIRA   Σαπφειρη   f   Biblical
From the Greek name Σαπφειρη (Sappheire), which was from Greek σαπφειρος (sappheiros) meaning "sapphire" or "lapis lazuli" (ultimately derived from the Hebrew word סַפִּיר (sappir)). Sapphira is a character in Acts in the New Testament who is killed by God for lying.
SARAH   שָׂרָה   f   English, French, German, Hebrew, Arabic, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lady, princess, noblewoman" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of Abraham's wife, considered the matriarch of the Jewish people. She was barren until she unexpectedly became the pregnant with Isaac at the age of 90. Her name was originally Sarai, but God changed it at the same time Abraham's name was changed (see Genesis 17:15).... [more]
SARAI   שָׂרָי   f   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my princess" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, this was Sarah's name before God changed it (see Genesis 17:15).
SARRA   Σαρρα   f   Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Biblical Greek and Latin form of SARAH.
SATAN   שָׂטָן   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   שָׁאוּל   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.
SEFFORA   f   Biblical Latin
Latin form of ZIPPORAH.
SELA   סֶלַע   f   Biblical
Means "rock" in Hebrew. This was the name of a city, the capital of Edom, in the Old Testament.
SELAH   סֶלַה   f   Biblical
From a Hebrew musical term which occurs many times in the Old Testament Psalms. It was probably meant to indicate a musical pause.
SEM   Σημ   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Dutch
Form of SHEM used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
SEPPHORA   Σεπφωρα   f   Biblical Greek
Greek form of ZIPPORAH.
SERAIAH   שְׂרָיָה   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)   שֵׁת, Σηθ   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   שַׁדְרַך   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   שַׁמְגַר   m   Biblical
Possibly means "sword" in Hebrew. Shamgar was one of the Old Testament judges.
SHARAR   שָׁרָר   m   Biblical
Means "enemy" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Ahiam.
SHA'UL   שָׁאוּל   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SAUL.
SHE'ALTI'EL   שְׁאַלְתִּיאֵל   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SHEALTIEL.
SHEALTIEL   שְׁאַלְתִיאֵל   m   Biblical
Means "I have asked of God" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father of Zerubbabel in the Old Testament.
SHEBA   שְׁבָא   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   שֵׁלָה   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   שְׁלֹמֹה   m   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of SOLOMON.
SHEM   שֵׁם   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   שְׁמַעְיָה   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   שְׁמַעְיָה   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SHEMAIAH.
SHEMER   שֶׁמֶר   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   שְׁמוּאֵל   m   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of SAMUEL.
SHERAH   שֶׁאֱרָה   f   Biblical
Means "kinswoman" in Hebrew. This was the name of a daughter of Ephraim in the Old Testament.
SHET   שֵׁת   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SETH (1).
SHIFRA   שִׁפְרָה   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SHIPHRAH.
SHILOH   שִׁלוֹ, שִׁילֹה   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   שִׁמְעוֹן   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SIMEON (and SIMON (1)).
SHIMSHON   שִׁמְשׁוֹן   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SAMSON.
SHIPHRAH   שִׁפְרָה   f   Biblical
Means "beautiful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the midwives who disobeys the Pharaoh's order to kill any Hebrew boys they deliver.
SHOSHANNAH   שׁוֹשַׁנָּה   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SUSANNA.
SHULAMITE   שׁוּלַמִּית   f   Biblical
Variant of SHULAMMITE used in some versions of the Bible.
SHULAMMIT   שׁוּלַמִּית   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SHULAMMITE.
SHULAMMITE   שׁוּלַמִּית   f   Hebrew, Biblical
Derived from Hebrew שָׁלוֹם (shalom) "peace". This name occurs in the Song of Songs in the Old Testament.
SILAS   Σιλας   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   Σιλουανος   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   שִׁמְעוֹן   m   Biblical, Bulgarian, Serbian
From Συμεων (Symeon), the Old Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name Shim'on (see SIMON (1)). 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 (1)   Σιμων   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. The New Testament spelling may show influence from the otherwise unrelated Greek name SIMON (2).... [more]
SIMONU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of SIMON (1).
SOLOMON   שְׁלֹמֹה   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]
SOUSANNA   Σουσαννα   f   Biblical Greek
Greek form of SUSANNA.
STEFANU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of STEPHEN.
STEPHANOS   Στεφανος   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]
SUSANNA   שׁוֹשַׁנָּה   f   Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Dutch, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
From Σουσαννα (Sousanna), the Greek form of the Hebrew name שׁוֹשַׁנָּה (Shoshannah). This was derived from the Hebrew word שׁוֹשָׁן (shoshan) meaning "lily" (in modern Hebrew this also means "rose"), perhaps ultimately from Egyptian sšn "lotus". In the Old Testament Apocrypha this is the name of a woman falsely accused of adultery. The prophet Daniel clears her name by tricking her accusers, who end up being condemned themselves. It also occurs in the New Testament belonging to a woman who ministers to Jesus.... [more]
SUSANNAH   שׁוֹשַׁנָּה   f   Biblical
Form of SUSANNA found in some versions of the Old Testament.
SYMEON   Συμεων   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.
SYNTYCHE   Συντυχη   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.
TABITA   f   Biblical Latin
Latin form of TABITHA.
TABITHA   Ταβιθα   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.
TALITHA   f   Biblical
Means "little girl" in Aramaic. The name is taken from the phrase talitha cumi meaning "little girl arise" spoken by Jesus in order to restore a young girl to life (see Mark 5:41).
TALMAI   תַּלְמַי   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.
TAMAR   תָּמָר   f   Hebrew, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "palm tree" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament Tamar was the daughter-in-law of Judah and later his wife. This was also the name of a daughter of King David. She was raped by her half-brother Amnon, leading to his murder by her brother Absalom. The name was borne by a 12th-century ruling queen of Georgia who presided over the kingdom at the peak of its power.
TEKOA   תְּקוֹעָ   m   Biblical
Possibly means either "stockade" or "horn, trumpet" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a both a city and a son of Ashhur.
TEMAN   תֵּימָן   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   תֶּרַח   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of TERAH.
TERAH   תֶּרַח   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   Θαδδαιος   m   Biblical
Form of THADDEUS used in most English versions of the New Testament.
THADDAIOS   Θαδδαιος   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of THADDEUS.
THADDEUS   Θαδδαιος   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.
THAMAR   Θαμαρ   f   Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of TAMAR used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
THEOPHILUS   Θεοφιλος   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.
THERSA   Θερσα   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of TIRZAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
THOMA   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of THOMAS.
THOMAS   Θωμας   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   Τιμαιος   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).
TIMAIOS   Τιμαιος   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of TIMAEUS.
TIMEUS   Τιμαιος   m   Biblical
Variant of TIMAEUS.
TIMON   Τιμων   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.
TIMOTHEOS   Τιμοθεος   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of TIMOTHY.
TIMOTHEUS   Τιμοθεος   m   Biblical Latin, German (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Latinized form of Timotheos (see TIMOTHY).
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