Biblical Greek Names

These names appear in the Greek Bible. See also about biblical names.
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AARON Ααρων m English, French, German, 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]
ABDIOU Αβδιου m Biblical Greek
Form of OBADIAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
ABEL Αβελ m English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name הֶבֶל (Hevel) meaning "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.
ABIDAN Αβιδαν m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "my father is judge" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is a Benjamite prince.
ABIGAIA Αβιγαια f Biblical Greek
Greek form of ABIGAIL.
ABRAAM Αβρααμ m Biblical Greek, Georgian
Biblical Greek form of ABRAHAM, as well as a Georgian form.
ACHAAB Αχααβ m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of AHAB.
ACHAIKOS Αχαικος m Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of ACHAICUS.
ADAM Αδαμ m English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Catalan, 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]
ADINA (1) 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.
AGAR Αγαρ f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical French, Biblical Italian
Form of HAGAR used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
AITHAN Αιθαν m Biblical Greek
Form of ETHAN used in the Greek Old Testament.
ALEXANDROS Αλεξανδρος m Greek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Greek Mythology
Greek form of ALEXANDER.
ALPHAIOS Αλφαιος m Biblical Greek
Greek form of ALPHAEUS.
AMBAKOUM Αμβακουμ m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of HABAKKUK.
AMBRAM Αμβραμ m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of AMRAM.
AMOS Αμως m English, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
From Hebrew עָמַס ('amas) meaning "load, burden". 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.
ANATH (1) 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.
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]
AOD Αωδ m Biblical Greek
Form of EHUD used in the Greek Old Testament.
ARCHELAOS Αρχελαος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of ARCHELAUS.
ARIEL Αριηλ m & f Hebrew, English, French, Spanish, Biblical, Biblical Greek
Means "lion of God" in Hebrew, from אֲרִי ('ari) meaning "lion" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". 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).
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.
AZARIAS Αζαριας m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of AZARIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
BAAL Βααλ m Semitic Mythology, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Variant spelling of BA'AL, and the form used in most translations of the Bible.
BALLA Βαλλα f Biblical Greek
Greek form of BILHAH.
BALTASAR (2) Βαλτασαρ m Biblical Greek
Form of BELSHAZZAR used in the Greek Old Testament.
BARAK (1) 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.
BASEMMATH Βασεμμαθ f Biblical Greek
Form of BASEMATH and BASMATH used in the Greek Old Testament.
BEELZEBOUL Βεελζεβουλ m Biblical Greek
Form of Hebrew בַּעַל זְבוּב (Ba'al Zevuv) used in the Greek New Testament (see BEELZEBUB). The Greek form may represent a misspelling or it might be a pun based on Hebrew זֶבֶל (zevel) meaning "dung".
BENIAMIN Βενιαμιν m Romanian, Polish, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Romanian and Polish form of BENJAMIN, as well as the form used in the Greek and Latin Bibles.
BERNIKE Βερνικη f Biblical Greek
Greek form of BERNICE.
BOOS Βοος m Biblical Greek
Form of BOAZ used in the Greek Old Testament.
CHALEB Χαλεβ m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of CALEB used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
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.
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.
DANIEL 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", from the roots דִּין (din) meaning "to judge" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". 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]
DAREIOS Δαρειος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of DARIUS.
DAUID Δαυιδ m Biblical Greek
Greek form of DAVID.
DEBBORA Δεββωρα f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of DEBORAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
DINA (1) Δινα f Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Latvian, English, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Variant of DINAH, and also the form used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
DROUSILLA Δρουσιλλα f Biblical Greek
Form of DRUSILLA used in the Greek New Testament.
ELEAZAR 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) 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]
ELIAS Ηλιας m Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English, Dutch, Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of ELIJAH used in several languages. This is also the form used in the Greek New Testament.
ELIEZER 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).
ELIOU Ηλιου m Biblical Greek
Form of ELIJAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
ELIOUD Ελιουδ m Biblical Greek
Greek form of ELIUD.
ELISABET Ελισαβετ f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Catalan, Spanish, Biblical Greek
Scandinavian and Finnish form of ELIZABETH. It is also used in Spain alongside the traditional form Isabel.
ELISAIE Ελισαιε m Biblical Greek
Form of ELISHA used in the Greek Old Testament.
EMMANOUEL Εμμανουηλ m Biblical Greek
Form of IMMANUEL used in the Greek Bible.
ENOCH 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 the son of Cain. It is also the name of a son of Jared and the father of Methuselah, who was the supposed author of the apocryphal Books of Enoch.
ENOS Ενως m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of ENOSH used in many versions of 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 Εφραιμ m Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אֶפְרָיִם ('Efrayim) meaning "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 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.
ERASTOS Εραστος m Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of ERASTUS.
ESAIAS Ησαιας m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of ISAIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
ESAU 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, also called Edom, was the ancestor of the Edomites.
ESDRAS Εσδρας m Biblical, Biblical Greek
Greek form of EZRA. This spelling is used in parts of the Old Testament Apocrypha.
ESTHER 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]
EUA Ευα f Biblical Greek
Form of Chawwah (see EVE) used in the Greek translation of Old Testament. Chawwah is also translated as Zoe in the Greek Old Testament.
EUNIKE Ευνικη f Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of EUNICE.
EUTYCHOS Ευτυχος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of EUTYCHUS.
EZEKIAS Εζεκιας m Biblical Greek
Form of HEZEKIAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
GABRIEL Γαβριηλ m French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Catalan, English, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name גַבְרִיאֵל (Gavri'el) meaning "God is my strong man", derived from גֶּבֶר (gever) meaning "strong man, hero" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Gabriel is an archangel in Hebrew tradition, often appearing as a messenger of God. In the Old Testament he is sent to interpret the visions of the prophet Daniel, while in the New Testament he serves as the announcer of the births of John to Zechariah and Jesus to Mary. According to Islamic tradition he was the angel who dictated the Quran to Muhammad.... [more]
GAIOS Γαιος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of GAIUS.
GEDEON Γεδεων m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of GIDEON used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
GOLIATH Γολιαθ m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Hebrew גָּלְיָת (Golyat), possibly derived from גָּלָה (galah) meaning "uncover, reveal". This is the name of the giant Philistine who is slain by David in the Old Testament.
HANANIAS ‘Ανανιας m Biblical Greek
Greek form of ANANIAS.
HANNAS ‘Αννας m Biblical Greek
Greek form of ANNAS.
HERODES ‘Ηρωιδης, ‘Ηρωδης m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Latin form of HEROD, as well as the usual biblical Greek transcription of ‘Ηρωιδης: after the classical period, the ι in the sequence ωι (often written as a subscript) was not pronounced.
HERODIAS ‘Ηρωιδιας, ‘Ηρωδιας f Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Feminine form of HEROD. This was the name of a member of the Herodian ruling family of Judea, a sister of Herod Agrippa and the wife of Herod Antipas. She appears in the New Testament, where she contrives to have her husband Antipas imprison and execute John the Baptist.
HERODION ‘Ηρωιδιων, ‘Ηρωδιων m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Diminutive of the Greek name Heroides (see HEROD). This name is mentioned briefly in Paul's epistle to the Romans in the New Testament.
IACHIN Ιαχιν m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JACHIN used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IAEL Ιαηλ f Biblical Greek
Form of JAEL used in the Greek Old Testament.
IAIR Ιαιρ m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JAIR used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IAIROS Ιαιρος m Biblical Greek
New Testament Greek form of JAIRUS.
IAKOBOS Ιακωβος m Biblical Greek
Form of JACOB used in the Greek Bible.
IAPHETH Ιαφεθ m Biblical Greek
Form of JAPHETH used in the Greek Old Testament.
IARED Ιαρεδ m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JARED used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IEDIDA Ιεδιδα f Biblical Greek
Form of JEDIDAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
IEPHTHAE Ιεφθαε m Biblical Greek
Form of JEPHTHAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
IEREMIAS Ιερεμιας m Biblical Greek
Greek form of JEREMIAH.
IESOUS Ιησους m Biblical Greek
Greek form of JOSHUA and JESUS.
IEZABEL Ιεζαβελ f Biblical Greek
Greek form of JEZEBEL.
IEZEKIEL Ιεζεκιηλ m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of EZEKIEL.
IOAB Ιωαβ m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Greek and Latin form of JOAB.
IOANNA Ιωαννα f Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of JOANNA.
IOANNES Ιωαννης m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of Yochanan (see JOHN).
IOB Ιωβ m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JOB used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IOEL Ιωηλ m Biblical Greek
Form of JOEL used in the Greek Old Testament.
IONAS Ιωνας m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of JONAH used in the Greek Bible. It is also the form used in the Latin New Testament.
IONATHAN Ιωναθαν m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of JONATHAN and JEHONATHAN used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IORAM Ιωραμ m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JORAM used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IOSAPHAT Ιωσαφατ m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JEHOSHAPHAT used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IOSEPH Ιωσηφ m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of JOSEPH used in the Greek and Latin Bible.
IOSES Ιωσης m Biblical Greek
Greek form of JOSES.
IOSIAS Ιωσιας m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JOSIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IOU Ιου m Biblical Greek
Greek form of JEHU.
IOUBAL Ιουβαλ m Biblical Greek
Form of JUBAL used in the Greek Old Testament.
IOUDAS Ιουδας m Biblical Greek
Greek form of JUDAH.
IOUDITH Ιουδιθ f Biblical Greek
Greek form of JUDITH.
IOUNIA Ιουνια f Biblical Greek
Form of JUNIA used in the Greek New Testament.
IRAMEEL Ιραμεηλ m Biblical Greek
Form of JERAHMEEL used in the Greek Old Testament.
ISAAK Ισαακ m Russian, German, Biblical Greek
Russian and German form of ISAAC, as well as the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
ISMAEL Ισμαηλ m Spanish, Portuguese, Biblical Greek
Spanish and Portuguese form of ISHMAEL. This is also the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
ISRAEL Ισραηλ m Jewish, English, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name יִשְׂרָאֵל (Yisra'el) meaning "God contends", from the roots שָׂרָה (sarah) meaning "to contend, to fight" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". In the Old Testament, Israel (who was formerly named Jacob; see Genesis 32:28) wrestles with an angel. The ancient and modern states of Israel took their names from him.
ISSACHAR Ισσαχαρ m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Possibly means "man of hire" or "there is reward", from Hebrew שָׁכַר (shakhar) meaning "hire, wage, reward". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the twelve sons of Jacob and Leah and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. A justification for the name's meaning is given in Genesis 30:18.
ITHAMAR Ιθαμαρ m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אִיתָמָר ('Itamar) meaning "date palm island". This is the name of a son of Aaron in the Old Testament.
KAIN Καιν m Biblical Greek
Form of CAIN used in the Greek Old Testament.
KAINAN Καιναν m Biblical Greek
Form of CAINAN used in the Greek Old Testament.
KANDAKE Κανδακη f Biblical, Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of CANDACE.
KARPOS Καρπος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of CARPUS.
KEPHAS Κηφας m Biblical Greek
Greek form of CEPHAS.
KLEOPAS Κλεοπας m Biblical Greek
Greek form of CLEOPAS.
KLOPAS Κλωπας m Biblical Greek
Form of CLOPAS used in the Greek New Testament.
KRESKES Κρησκης m Biblical Greek
Form of CRESCENS used in the Greek New Testament.
KYROS Κυρος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of CYRUS.
LAZAROS Λαζαρος m Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of LAZARUS.
LEIA Λεια f Biblical Greek, Popular Culture
Form of LEAH used in the Greek Old Testament. This is the name of a princess in the Star Wars movies by George Lucas, who probably based it on Leah.
LEUI Λευι m Biblical Greek
Form of LEVI used in the Greek Bible.
LOIS (1) Λωις f English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Possibly derived from Greek λωιων (loion) meaning "more desirable" or "better". Lois is mentioned in the New Testament as the mother of Eunice and the grandmother of Timothy. As an English name, it came into use after the Protestant Reformation. In fiction, this is the name of the girlfriend of the comic book hero Superman.
LOUKAS Λουκας m Biblical Greek, Greek
Greek form of LUKE.
LYDIA Λυδια f English, German, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "from Lydia" in Greek. Lydia was a region on the west coast of Asia Minor, said to be named for the legendary king LYDOS. In the New Testament this is the name of a woman converted to Christianity by Saint Paul. In the modern era the name has been in use since the Protestant Reformation.
MAALA Μααλα f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MAHLAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
MAELETH Μαελεθ f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MAHALATH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
MAGDALENE Μαγδαληνη f German, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From a title meaning "of Magdala". Mary Magdalene, a character in the New Testament, was named thus because she was from Magdala - a village on the Sea of Galilee whose name meant "tower" in Hebrew. She was cleaned of evil spirits by Jesus and then remained with him during his ministry, witnessing the crucifixion and the resurrection. She was a popular saint in the Middle Ages, and the name became common then. In England it is traditionally rendered Madeline, while Magdalene or Magdalen is the learned form.
MANAEM Μαναημ m Biblical Greek
Form of MENAHEM used in the Greek Old Testament.
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.
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 an alternate transcription of Arabic مريم (see MARYAM).
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) meaning "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]
MATTHAIOS Ματθαιος m Greek, 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.
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.
MELCHOL Μελχολ f Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of MICHAL (2).
MEROB Μεροβ f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MERAB (1) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
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 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 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]
MIKHAEL Μιχαηλ m Hebrew, Biblical Greek
Modern Hebrew form of MICHAEL, as well as an alternate Greek transcription.
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.
MOUSES Μωυσης m Biblical Greek
Greek form of MOSES.
NABOUCHODONOSOR Ναβουχοδονοσορ m Biblical Greek
Greek form of NEBUCHADNEZZAR.
NADAB 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.
NAOUM Ναουμ m Biblical Greek
Form of NAHUM used in the Greek Old Testament.
NATHAN 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 Ναθαναηλ m Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name נְתַנְאֵל (Netan'el) meaning "God has given", from the elements נָתַן (natan) meaning "to give" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". 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.
NEBROD Νεβρωδ m Biblical Greek
Form of NIMROD used in the Greek Old Testament.
NEEMIAS Νεεμιας m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of NEHEMIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
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.
NIKODEMOS Νικοδημος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Ancient Greek form of NICODEMUS.
NOE Νωε m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of NOAH (1) used in the Greek and Latin Bible.
NOEMIN Νωεμιν f Biblical Greek
Form of NAOMI (1) used in the Greek Old Testament.
OBED Ωβηδ m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "serving, worshipping" in Hebrew. This is the name of several Old Testament characters including the grandfather of David.
ONESIMOS Ονησιμος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of ONESIMUS.
ONESIPHOROS Ονησιφορος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Ancient Greek form of ONESIPHORUS.
ORPHA Ορφα f Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, English
Form of ORPAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
OSEE Ωσηε m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of HOSHEA (and HOSEA) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
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.
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.
PAULOS Παυλος m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of PAUL.
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.
PETROS Πετρος m Greek, Armenian, Biblical Greek
Greek and Armenian form of PETER.
PHANOUEL Φανουηλ m Biblical Greek
Greek form of PENUEL.
PHARES Φαρες m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of PEREZ used in the Greek and Latin Bible.
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) meaning "kiss". Philemon was the recipient of one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament.
PHILETOS Φιλητος m Biblical Greek
Greek form of PHILETUS.
PHILIPPOS Φιλιππος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of PHILIP.
PHINEES Φινεες m Biblical Greek
Form of PHINEHAS used in the Greek Old Testament.
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.
RACHEL 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. Jacob was tricked by her father Laban into marrying her older sister Leah first, though in exchange for seven years of work Laban allowed Jacob to marry Rachel too. Initially barren and facing her husband's anger, she offered her handmaid Bilhah to Jacob to bear him children. Eventually she was herself able to conceive, becoming the mother of Joseph and Benjamin.... [more]
RAGOUEL Ραγουηλ m Biblical Greek
Form of REUEL used in the Greek Old Testament.
RAPHAEL Ραφαηλ m German, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name רָפָאֵל (Rafa'el) meaning "God heals", from the roots רָפָא (rafa') meaning "to heal" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". In Hebrew tradition Raphael is the name of an archangel. 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]
REBEKKA Ρεβεκκα f German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese, Finnish, Biblical Greek
Form of REBECCA used in various languages. It is also the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
RHODE ‘Ροδη f Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Greek form of RHODA.
ROUBEN Ρουβην m Biblical Greek, Armenian
Biblical Greek form of REUBEN, as well as an alternate transcription of Armenian Ռուբեն (see RUBEN).
ROUTH Ρουθ f Biblical Greek
Greek form of RUTH (1).
SALATHIEL Σαλαθιηλ m Biblical, Biblical Greek
Greek form of SHEALTIEL. This form is also used in some English versions of the Bible.
SALOME Σαλωμη f English, German, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From an Aramaic name that 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 French, 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).
SAOUL Σαουλ m Biblical Greek
Form of SAUL used in the Greek Old Testament.
SAPPHEIRE Σαπφειρη f Biblical Greek
Greek form of SAPPHIRA.
SARRA Σαρρα f Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Biblical Greek and Latin form of SARAH.
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.
SETH (1) 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, and the ancestor of Noah and all humankind. In England this name came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
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.
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) meaning "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]
SOUSANNA Σουσαννα f Biblical Greek
Greek form of SUSANNA.
STEPHANOS Στεφανος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Greek
Greek form of STEPHEN. In Modern Greek it is usually transcribed Stefanos.
SYMEON Συμεων m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Old Testament Greek (though occurring rarely in the New Testament) and Latin form of SIMEON.
SYNTYCHE Συντυχη f Biblical, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name derived from συντυχια (syntychia) meaning "occurrence, event". This is the name of a woman mentioned in Paul's epistle to the Philippians in the New Testament.
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.
THADDAIOS Θαδδαιος m Biblical Greek
Greek form of THADDEUS.
THAMAR Θαμαρ f Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of TAMAR used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
THERSA Θερσα f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of TIRZAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
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') meaning "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]
TIMAIOS Τιμαιος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form 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).
TIMOTHEOS Τιμοθεος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of TIMOTHY.
TITOS Τιτος m Biblical Greek
Form of TITUS used in the Greek New 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.
TOBITH Τωβιθ m Biblical Greek
Greek form of TOBIT.
TRYPHAINA Τρυφαινα f Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of TRYPHENA.
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.
ZABOULON Ζαβουλων m Biblical Greek
Greek form of ZEBULUN.
ZACHARIAS Ζαχαριας m Biblical, Biblical Greek, 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).
ZAKCHAIOS Ζακχαιος m Biblical Greek
Form of ZACCHAEUS used in the Greek New Testament.
ZEBEDAIOS Ζεβεδαιος m Biblical Greek
New Testament Greek form of ZEBEDEE.
ZELPHA Ζελφα f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of ZILPAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.