Biblical (All) Names

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TIMOTHY   m   English, Biblical
English form of the Greek name Τιμοθεος (Timotheos) meaning "honouring God", derived from τιμαω (timao) "to honour" and θεος (theos) "god". Saint Timothy was a companion of Paul on his missionary journeys and was the recipient of two of Paul's epistles that appear in the New Testament. He was of both Jewish and Greek ancestry. According to tradition, he was martyred at Ephesus after protesting the worship of Artemis. As an English name, Timothy was not used until after the Protestant Reformation.
TIRAS   תִּירָס   m   Biblical
Possibly means "desire" in Hebrew. Tiras is a grandson of Noah in the Old Testament.
TIRTZAH   תִּרְצָה   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of TIRZAH.
TIRZAH   תִּרְצָה   f   Biblical
From the Hebrew name תִּרְצָה (Tirtzah) meaning "favourable". Tirzah is the name of one of the daughters of Zelophehad in the Old Testament. It also occurs in the Old Testament as a place name, the early residence of the kings of the northern kingdom.
TITOS   Τιτος   m   Biblical Greek
Form of TITUS used in the Greek New Testament.
TITU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of TITUS.
TITUS   m   Ancient Roman, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Roman praenomen, or given name, which is of unknown meaning, possibly related to Latin titulus "title of honour". It is more likely of Oscan origin, since it was borne by the legendary Sabine king Titus Tatius.... [more]
TOBIAH   טוֹבִיָּה   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name טוֹבִיָּה (Toviyyah) which meant "YAHWEH is good". This was the name of an Ammonite in the Book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament.
TOBIAS   Τωβιας   m   Biblical, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Greek form of TOBIAH. This is the name of the hero of the apocryphal Book of Tobit, which appears in many English versions of the Old Testament. It relates how Tobit's son Tobias, with the help of the angel Raphael, is able to drive away a demon who has plagued Sarah, who subsequently becomes his wife. This story was popular in the Middle Ages, and the name came into occasional use in parts of Europe at that time. In England it became common after the Protestant Reformation.
TOBIT   Τωβιθ   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
From Greek Τωβιθ (Tobith), from the Hebrew name טוֹבִיה (Tovih) meaning "my good". The apocryphal Book of Tobit, which is canonical in many Christian traditions but not in Judaism, tells the story of Tobit's son Tobias. He is sent by his father to collect money in Media, aided by the angel Raphael in the guise of a man. At the end of the story Tobit's blindness is cured.
TOBITH   Τωβιθ   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of TOBIT.
TOVI   טוֹבִיה, טוֹבִי   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of TOBIT.
TOVIYYAH   טוֹבִיָּה   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of TOBIAH.
TRYPHAINA   Τρυφαινα   f   Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of TRYPHENA.
TRYPHENA   Τρυφαινα   f   Biblical
From the Greek name Τρυφαινα (Tryphaina), derived from Greek τρυφη (tryphe) meaning "softness, delicacy". This name is mentioned briefly in the New Testament.
TRYPHOSA   Τρυφωσα   f   Biblical, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek τρυφη (tryphe) meaning "softness, delicacy". In the New Testament this name is mentioned briefly as belonging to a companion of Tryphena.
TZEFANYAH   צְפַנְיָה   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZEPHANIAH.
TZIDKIYAHU   צִדְקִיָּהוּ   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZEDEKIAH.
TZILLAH   צִלָּה   f   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ZILLAH.
TZION   צִיוֹן   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZION.
TZIPPORAH   צִפּוֹרָה   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ZIPPORAH.
TZIVAH   צִיבָה   m   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ZIBA (2).
TZIVYAH   צִבְיָה   f   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ZIBIAH.
URBAN   m   Danish, Swedish, German, Polish, Slovene, Biblical, History
From the Latin name Urbanus which meant "city dweller". This name is mentioned briefly in one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament. It was subsequently borne by eight popes.
URBANUS   m   Late Roman, Biblical Latin
Latin form of URBAN.
'URI   אוּרִי   m   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of URI.
URI   אוּרִי   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Hebrew
Means "my light" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father of Bezalel in the Old Testament.
URIAH   אוּרִיָה   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name אוּרִיָה ('Uriyah) which meant "YAHWEH is my light". In the Old Testament this is the name of a Hittite warrior in King David's army, the first husband of Bathsheba. David desired Bathsheba so he placed Uriah in the forefront of battle so he would be killed.
URIAS   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of URIAH.
URIEL   אוּרִיאֵל   m   Biblical, Hebrew
From the Hebrew name אוּרִיאֵל ('Uri'el) which meant "God is my light". Uriel was one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition. He is mentioned only in the Apocrypha, for example in the Book of Enoch where he warns Noah of the coming flood.
URIJAH   אוּרִיָה   m   Biblical
Form of URIAH used in some English versions of the Old Testament (for a character in the Book of Jeremiah).
'URIYAH   אוּרִיָה   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of URIAH.
'URIY'EL   אוּרִיאֵל   m   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of URIEL.
UZZI   עֻזִּי   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my power" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
UZZIAH   עֻזִּיָּה   m   Biblical
Means "my power is YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is the name of several Old Testament characters including a king of Judah.
UZZIEL   עֻזִּיאֵל   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my power is God" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
'UZZIYYAH   עֻזִּיָּה   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of UZZIAH.
VARNAVA   m   Russian, Old Church Slavic
Russian form of BARNABAS.
VASHTI   וַשְׁתִּי   f   Biblical
Possibly means "thread" in Hebrew, but it is most likely of Persian origin. In the Old Testament this is the name of the first wife of King Ahasuerus of Persia before he marries Esther.
VENIAMINU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of BENJAMIN.
WASHTI   וַשְׁתִּי   f   Biblical Hebrew
Ancient Hebrew form of VASHTI.
YAAKOV   יַעֲקֹב   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JACOB.
YACHIN   יָכִין   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JACHIN.
YADON   יָדוֹן   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JADON.
YAEL   יָעֵל   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAEL.
YAIR   יָאִיר   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAIR.
YA'RAH   יַעְרָה   m   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JARAH.
YARAV'AM   יָרָבְעָם   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEROBOAM.
YARED   יָרֶד   m   Biblical Hebrew, Eastern African, Ethiopian
Hebrew form of JARED. This form is also used in Ethiopia. It was borne by a semi-legendary 6th-century Ethiopian musician who is considered a saint in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
YECHEZKEL   יְחֶזְקֵאל   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EZEKIEL.
YECHI'EL   יְחִיאֵל   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHIEL.
YEDIDAH   יְדִידָה   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEDIDAH.
YEDIDYAH   יְדִידְיָה   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEDIDIAH.
YEFET   יֶפֶת   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAPHETH.
YEHO'ASH   יְהוֹאָשׁ   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHOASH.
YEHOCHANAN   יְהוֹחָנָן   m   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JOHN (and JEHOHANAN).
YEHONATAN   יְהוֹנָתָן   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHONATHAN.
YEHORAM   יְהוֹרָם   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHORAM.
YEHOSHAFAT   יְהוֹשָׁפָט   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHOSHAPHAT.
YEHOSHUA   יְהוֹשֻׁעַ   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOSHUA.
YEHOYAKHIN   יְהוֹיָכִין   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHOIACHIN.
YEHOYAKIM   יְהוֹיָקִים   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHOIAKIM.
YEHU'   יְהוּא   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHU.
YEHUDAH   יְהוּדָה   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUDAH.
YEHUDI   יְהוּדִי   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHUDI.
YEHUDIT   יְהוּדִית   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUDITH.
YEKONYAH   יְכָנְיָה   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JECONIAH.
YEMIMA   יְמִימָה   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEMIMA.
YERED   יֶרֶד   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JARED.
YERIYAHU   יְרִיָהוּ   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JERIAH.
YERUSHAH   יְרוּשָׁה   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JERUSHA.
YESHA'YAHU   יְשַׁעְיָהוּ   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISAIAH.
YESHUA   יֵשׁוּעַ   m   Biblical Hebrew, Ancient Aramaic
Contracted form of Yehoshu'a (see JOSHUA) used in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah in the Hebrew Old Testament. The form was also used in Aramaic, and was most likely the name represented by Greek Iesous (see JESUS) in the New Testament. This means it was probably the real name of Jesus.
YIFTACH   יִפְתַח   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEPHTHAH.
YIRMIYAHU   יִרְמְיָהוּ   m   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JEREMIAH.
YISHAI   יִשַׁי   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JESSE.
YISHMA'EL   יִשְׁמָעֵאל   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISHMAEL.
YISHMERAY   יִשְׁמְרַי   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISHMERAI.
YISKAH   יִסְכָּה   f   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ISCAH.
YISRA'EL   יִשְׂרָאֵל   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ISRAEL.
YISSAKHAR   יִשָּׂשׁכָר   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISSACHAR.
YITZHAK   יִצְחָק   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISAAC. This was the name of two recent Israeli prime ministers.
YO'ASH   יְהוֹאָשׁ   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOASH.
YOAV   יוֹאָב   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOAB.
YOCHANAN   יוֹחָנָן   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOHN (and JOHANAN). This is a contracted form of the longer name יְהוֹחָנָן (Yehochanan).
YOCHEVED   יוֹכֶבֶד   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOCHEBED.
YOEL   יוֹאֵל   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOEL.
YONAH   יוֹנָה   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JONAH.
YONATAN   יוֹנָתָן   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JONATHAN.
YORAM   יוֹרָם   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JORAM.
YOSEF   יוֹסֵף   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOSEPH.
YOSHIYAHU   יֹאשִׁיָהוּ   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOSIAH.
YOTAM   יוֹתָם   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOTHAM.
YUVAL   יוּבָל   m & f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUBAL. It is used as a masculine and feminine name in modern Hebrew.
ZABOULON   Ζαβουλων   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of ZEBULUN.
ZABULON   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of ZEBULUN.
ZACCAI   זַכָּי   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name זַכָּי (Zakkay) meaning "pure". This is the name of a minor character in the Old Testament.
ZACCHAEUS   Ζακχαιος   m   Biblical
From Ζακχαιος (Zakchaios), the Greek form of ZACCAI. In the New Testament he is a tax collector in Jericho who gives half his possessions to charity.
ZACCHARIAS   m   Biblical Latin
Form of ZACHARIAS used in the Latin Bible.
ZACCHEUS   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of Ζακχαιος (see ZACCHAEUS) used in the Vulgate.
ZACHARIAH   m   English, Biblical
Variant of ZECHARIAH. This spelling is used in the King James Version of the Old Testament to refer to one of the kings of Israel (called Zechariah in other versions).
ZACHARIAS   Ζαχαριας   m   Biblical, Biblical Greek
Greek form of ZECHARIAH. This form of the name is used in most English versions of the New Testament to refer to the father of John the Baptist. It was also borne by an 8th-century pope (called Zachary in English).
ZACHARY   m   English, Biblical
Usual English form of ZACHARIAS, used in some English versions of the New Testament. This form has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it did not become common until after the Protestant Reformation. It was borne by American military commander and president Zachary Taylor (1784-1850).
ZADOK   צָדוֹק   m   Biblical
Means "righteous" in Hebrew. This is the name of several characters in the Old Testament, most notably the high priest of Israel during the reigns of David and Solomon. Solomon was anointed by Zadok.
ZAKCHAIOS   Ζακχαιος   m   Biblical Greek
Form of ZACCHAEUS used in the Greek New Testament.
ZAKKAI   זַכָּי   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZACCAI.
ZALMON   צַלְמוֹן   m   Biblical
Means "shady" in Hebrew. This is the name of one of David's mighty men in the Old Testament.
ZARAH   זֵרַח   m   Biblical
Form of ZERAH used in some translations of the Bible.
ZAXARIA   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ZECHARIAH.
ZEBADIAH   זְבַדְיָה   m   Biblical
Means "YAHWEH has bestowed" in Hebrew. This was the name of several Old Testament characters.
ZEBEDAIOS   Ζεβεδαιος   m   Biblical Greek
New Testament Greek form of ZEBEDEE.
ZEBEDEE   Ζεβεδαιος   m   Biblical
From Ζεβεδαιος (Zebedaios), the Greek form of ZEBADIAH used in the New Testament, where it refers to the father of the apostles James and John.
ZEBULON   זְבוּלֻן   m   Biblical
Variant of ZEBULUN.
ZEBULUN   זְבוּלֻן   m   Biblical
Possibly derived from Ugartic zbl meaning "prince". In the Old Testament Zebulun is the tenth son of Jacob (his sixth son by Leah) and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Genesis 30:20 implies two different roots for the name: זָבַל (zaval) "to dwell" and זֵבֵד (zeved) "gift, dowry". These are probably only folk etymologies.
ZECHARIAH   זְכַרְיָה   m   Biblical, English
From the Hebrew name זְכַרְיָה (Zekharyah) meaning "YAHWEH remembers". This is the name of many characters in the Old Testament, including the prophet Zechariah, the author of the Book of Zechariah. The name also appears in the New Testament belonging to the father of John the Baptist, who was temporarily made dumb because of his disbelief. He is regarded as a saint by Christians. In some versions of the New Testament his name is spelled in the Greek form Zacharias or the English form Zachary. As an English given name, Zechariah has been in occasional use since the Protestant Reformation.
ZEDEKIAH   צִדְקִיָּהוּ   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name צִדְקִיָּהוּ (Tzidqiyyahu) meaning "justice of YAHWEH". In the Old Testament this is the name of the last king of Judah.
ZEKHARYAH   זְכַרְיָה   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZECHARIAH.
ZELOPHEHAD   צְלָפְחָד   m   Biblical
Possibly means either "first born" or "shadow from terror" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Zelophehad is a man who dies while the Israelites are wandering in the wilderness, leaving five daughters as heirs.
ZELPHA   Ζελφα   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of ZILPAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
ZEPHANIAH   צְפַנְיָה   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name צְפַנְיָה (Tzefanyah) meaning "YAHWEH has hidden". This is the name of one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Zephaniah.
ZERACH   זֵרַח   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZERAH.
ZERAH   זֵרַח   m   Biblical
Means "dawning, shining" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Judah and the twin of Perez in the Old Testament.
ZEVADYAH   זְבַדְיָה   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZEBADIAH.
ZEVULUN   זְבוּלֻן   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZEBULUN.
ZIBA (2)   צִיבָה   m   Biblical
Means "station" in Hebrew. This was the name of a servant of Saul in the Old Testament.
ZIBIAH   צִבְיָה   f   Biblical
Means "roe, deer" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the mother of king Joash of Judah.
ZILLAH   צִלָּה   f   Biblical
Means "shade" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is the second wife of Lamech.
ZILPAH   זִלְפָּה   f   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "frailty" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the handmaid who was given to Jacob by Leah.
ZIMRI   זִמְרִי   m   Biblical
Means "my praise" or "my music" in Hebrew. This is the name of a king of Israel in the Old Testament. He ruled for only seven days, when he was succeeded by the commander of the army Omri.
ZION   צִיוֹן   m   Jewish, Biblical
From the name of a citadel which was in the center of Jerusalem. Zion is also used to refer to a Jewish homeland and to heaven.
ZIPPORAH   צִפּוֹרָה   f   Biblical, Hebrew
From the Hebrew name צִפּוֹרָה (Tzipporah), derived from צִפּוֹר (tzippor) meaning "bird". In the Old Testament this is the name of the Midianite wife of Moses. She was the daughter of the priest Jethro.
ZURIEL   צוּרִיאֵל   m   Biblical
Means "my rock is God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name was borne by a chief of the Merarite Levites at the time of the Exodus.
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