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.
תִּירָס m Biblical
Possibly means "desire" in Hebrew. Tiras is a grandson of Noah
in the Old Testament.
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.
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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
אוּרִיָה m Biblical
Form of URIAH
used in some English versions of the Old Testament (for a character in the Book of Jeremiah).
עֻזִּיָּה m Biblical
Means "my power is YAHWEH
" in Hebrew. This is the name of several Old Testament characters including a king of Judah.
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.
יֵשׁוּעַ m Biblical Hebrew, Ancient Aramaic
Contracted form of Yehoshu'a
) 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
) in the New Testament. This means it was probably the real name of Jesus.
זַכָּי m Biblical
From the Hebrew name זַכָּי (Zakkay)
meaning "pure". This is the name of a minor character in the Old Testament.
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.
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).
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
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).
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
. Solomon was anointed by Zadok.
צַלְמוֹן m Biblical
Means "shady" in Hebrew. This is the name of one of David
's mighty men in the Old Testament.
זְבַדְיָה m Biblical
has bestowed" in Hebrew. This was the name of several Old Testament characters.
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.
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.
זְכַרְיָה m Biblical, English
From the Hebrew name זְכַרְיָה (Zekharyah)
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.
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.
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.
צְפַנְיָה m Biblical
From the Hebrew name צְפַנְיָה (Tzefanyah)
has hidden". This is the name of one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Zephaniah.
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.
צִיבָה m Biblical
Means "station" in Hebrew. This was the name of a servant of Saul in the Old Testament.
צִבְיָה f Biblical
Means "roe, deer" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the mother of king Joash of Judah.
צִלָּה f Biblical
Means "shade" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is the second wife of Lamech.
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
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.
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.