Names Categorized "God"

This is a list of names in which the categories include God.
Amadeus m Late Roman
Means "love of God", derived from Latin amare "to love" and Deus "God". A famous bearer was the Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), who was actually born Wolfgang Theophilus Mozart but preferred the Latin translation of his Greek middle name. This name was also assumed as a middle name by the German novelist E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822), who took it in honour of Mozart.
Amarachi f Igbo
Means "God's grace" in Igbo.
Amariah m Biblical
Means "Yahweh has said" in Hebrew. This is the name of several Old Testament characters.
Amator m Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "lover (of God)". Saint Amator was a 5th-century bishop of Auxerre.
Amedea f Italian
Italian feminine form of Amadeus.
Ansbert m Germanic
Composed of the Old German elements ansi "god" and beraht "bright". It is a cognate of Osbert. This name was borne by a 7th-century Frankish saint, a bishop of Rouen.
Boban m Serbian, Macedonian
Diminutive of Bogdan or Slobodan.
Cassiel m Judeo-Christian-Islamic Legend
From Hebrew קַפצִיאֵל (Qaftzi'el), of uncertain meaning. Suggested meanings include "leap of God", "drawn together by God" or "wrath of God". This is the name of an angel in medieval Jewish, Christian and Islamic mysticism.
Chiamaka f Igbo
Means "God is more beautiful" in Igbo.
Chidimma f Igbo
Means "God is good" in Igbo.
Chigozie m & f Igbo
Means "God bless" in Igbo.
Chijioke m Igbo
Means "God holds a portion" in Igbo.
Chika 1 f & m Igbo
Means "God is greater" in Igbo.
Chike m Igbo
Means "God of strength" in Igbo.
Chimezie m & f Igbo
Means "God rectify" in Igbo.
Chinyere f Igbo
Means "God gave" in Igbo, derived from Chi 2, referring to God, and nyè meaning "give".
Chisom f & m Igbo
Means "God goes with me" in Igbo.
Diana f English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Armenian, Georgian, Roman Mythology
Means "divine, goddesslike", a derivative of Latin dia or diva meaning "goddess". It is ultimately related to the same Indo-European root *dyew- found in Zeus. Diana was a Roman goddess of the moon, hunting, forests and childbirth, often identified with the Greek goddess Artemis.... [more]
Ekenedilichukwu m & f Igbo
Means "gratitude belongs to God" in Igbo.
El m Semitic Mythology
From a Semitic root meaning "god". This was a title applied to several Semitic gods. The Canaanites used it as the name of their chief deity, the father of the gods and mankind. The Hebrews used it to refer to Yahweh.
Elhanan m Biblical
Means "God is gracious" in Hebrew. This is the name of two Old Testament characters.
Eli 2 m Hebrew
Means "my God" in Hebrew.
Eliana 2 f Hebrew
Means "my God has answered" in Hebrew.
Eliel m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Greek, Finnish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "my God is God" in Hebrew. This name is borne by a number of characters in the Old Testament.
Elioenai m Biblical
Means "my eyes look to God" in Hebrew. This was the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
Elior m Hebrew
Means "my God is my light" in Hebrew.
Eliora f Hebrew
Feminine form of Elior.
Eliphalet m Biblical
Variant of Eliphelet used in some versions of the Old Testament to refer to the son of David.
Elizabeth f English, Biblical
From Ἐλισάβετ (Elisabet), the Greek form of the Hebrew name אֱלִישֶׁבַע ('Elisheva') meaning "my God is an oath", derived from the roots אֵל ('el) referring to the Hebrew God and שָׁבַע (shava') meaning "oath". The Hebrew form appears in the Old Testament where Elisheba is the wife of Aaron, while the Greek form appears in the New Testament where Elizabeth is the mother of John the Baptist.... [more]
Fyokla f Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Thekla.
Gioele m Italian
Italian form of Joel.
Godabert m Germanic
Old German name derived from the elements got "god" and beraht "bright". This was the name of a 7th-century king of the Lombards.
Godescalc m Germanic
Old German form of Gottschalk.
Godfrey m English
From the Germanic name Godefrid, which meant "peace of god" from the Old German elements got "god" and fridu "peace". The Normans brought this name to England, where it became common during the Middle Ages. A notable bearer was Godfrey of Bouillon, an 11th-century leader of the First Crusade and the first ruler of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Godgifu f Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Godiva.
Godiva f Anglo-Saxon (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Old English name Godgifu meaning "gift of god", from the elements god and giefu "gift". Lady Godiva was an 11th-century English noblewoman who, according to legend, rode naked through the streets of Coventry to protest the high taxes imposed by her husband upon the townspeople.
Godwine m Anglo-Saxon
Means "friend of god", derived from Old English god combined with wine "friend". This was the name of the powerful 11th-century Earl of Wessex, the father of King Harold II of England.
Guðini m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Godwine.
Guðni m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Guðini.
Helihel m Biblical Latin
Form of Eliel used in the Vulgate.
Ilu m Semitic Mythology
Akkadian cognate of El, often used to refer to Anu.
Ioel m Biblical Greek
Form of Joel used in the Greek Old Testament.
Iohel m Biblical Latin
Form of Joel used in the Latin Old Testament.
Isabel f Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, German, Dutch
Medieval Occitan form of Elizabeth. It spread throughout Spain, Portugal and France, becoming common among the royalty by the 12th century. It grew popular in England in the 13th century after Isabella of Angoulême married the English king John, and it was subsequently bolstered when Isabella of France married Edward II the following century.... [more]
Ishmael m Biblical
From the Hebrew name יִשְׁמָעֵאל (Yishma'el) meaning "God will hear", from the roots שָׁמַע (shama') meaning "to hear" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Abraham. He is the traditional ancestor of the Arab people. Also in the Old Testament, it is borne by a man who assassinates Gedaliah the governor of Judah. The author Herman Melville later used this name for the narrator in his novel Moby-Dick (1851).
Ismael m Spanish, Portuguese, Biblical Greek
Spanish and Portuguese form of Ishmael. This is also the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
Ismaele m Italian
Italian form of Ishmael.
Jaidev m Hindi
Modern form of Jayadeva.
Jehosheba f Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְהוֹשֶׁבַע (Yehosheva') meaning "Yahweh is an oath". In the Old Testament she is the daughter of King Jehoram of Judah. With her husband Jehoiada she rescued the future king Joash, her nephew, from a purge.
Joël m French, Dutch
French and Dutch form of Joel.
Joel m English, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Finnish, Estonian, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יוֹאֵל (Yo'el) meaning "Yahweh is God", from the elements יוֹ (yo) and אֵל ('el), both referring to the Hebrew God. Joel is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Joel, which describes a plague of locusts. In England, it was first used as a Christian name after the Protestant Reformation.
Joella f English
Feminine form of Joel.
Joëlle f French, Dutch
French and Dutch feminine form of Joel.
Joelle f English
Feminine form of Joel.
Johna f English (Rare)
Feminine form of John.
Johnna f English
Feminine form of John.
Kemuel m Biblical
From the Hebrew name קְמוּאֵל (Qemu'el) meaning "raised by God". This is the name of a nephew of Abraham in the Old Testament.
Lael m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "of God" in Hebrew. This is the name of the father of Eliasaph in the Old Testament. It is misspelled as Δαήλ (Dael) in the Greek translation, the Septuagint.
Mateusz m Polish
Polish form of Matthew.
Mattias m Swedish, Estonian
Swedish and Estonian form of Matthias.
Mehetabel f Biblical
From the Hebrew name מְהֵיטַבְאֵל (Meheitav'el) meaning "God makes happy". This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
Moriah f English (Modern)
From Hebrew מֹרִיָה (Moriyah) possibly meaning "seen by Yahweh". 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.
Munashe m & f Shona
Means "with God" in Shona, derived from ishe meaning "lord, God".
Oluchi f Igbo
Means "work of God" in Igbo.
Olusola m & f Yoruba
Means "God makes wealth" in Yoruba.
Oluwatoyin f & m Yoruba
Means "God is worthy of praise" in Yoruba.
Onyinyechi f Igbo
Means "gift from God" in Igbo.
Oswin m English (Rare)
From the Old English elements os "god" and wine "friend". Saint Oswin was a 7th-century king of Northumbria. After the Norman Conquest this name was used less, and it died out after the 14th century. It was briefly revived in the 19th century.
Penuel m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "facing God" in Hebrew. This is the name of two minor characters in the Old Testament.
Philotheos m Ancient Greek
Means "friend of god" from Greek φίλος (philos) meaning "lover, friend" and θεός (theos) meaning "god".
Purdie m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname that was derived from the Norman French expression pur die "by God". It was perhaps originally a nickname for a person who used the oath frequently.
Raffaela f German (Rare)
German feminine form of Raphael.
Raphaela f German
Feminine form of Raphael.
Raphaëlle f French
French feminine form of Raphael.
Raziel m Judeo-Christian-Islamic Legend
Means "my secret is God" in Hebrew. This is the name of an archangel in Jewish tradition.
Raziela f Hebrew (Rare)
Feminine form of Raziel.
Reuel m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
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.
Samuel m English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Romanian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Jewish, Amharic, Biblical
From the Hebrew name שְׁמוּאֵל (Shemu'el) meaning "name of God", from the roots שֵׁם (shem) meaning "name" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Other interpretations have the first root being שָׁמַע (shama') meaning "to hear" leading to a meaning of "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]
Samuela 1 f Italian
Italian feminine form of Samuel.
Shekinah f Various
From the Hebrew word שׁכִינה (shekhinah) meaning "God's manifested glory" or "God's presence". This word does not appear in the Bible, but later Jewish scholars used it to refer to the dwelling place of God, especially the Temple in Jerusalem.
Tecla f Italian, Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of Thekla.
Tekla f Swedish, Latvian, Georgian, Hungarian, Polish (Archaic)
Form of Thekla in several languages.
Teófila f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Theophilus.
Teofila f Italian (Rare), Polish (Rare)
Italian and Polish feminine form of Theophilus.
Thekla f German (Rare), Greek (Rare), Late Greek
From the ancient Greek name Θεόκλεια (Theokleia), which meant "glory of God" from the Greek elements θεός (theos) meaning "god" and κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory". This was the name of a 1st-century saint, appearing (as Θέκλα) in the apocryphal Acts of Paul and Thecla. The story tells how Thecla listens to Paul speak about the virtues of chastity and decides to remain a virgin, angering both her mother and her suitor.
Theo m English, German, Dutch
Short form of Theodore, Theobald and other names that begin with Theo.
Theofania f Greek
Modern Greek form of Theophania.
Theognostos m Late Greek
From Greek θεός (theos) meaning "god" and γνωστός (gnostos) meaning "known, familiar".
Theokleia f Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of Thekla.
Theophanes m Ancient Greek
Means "manifestation of God" from Greek θεός (theos) meaning "god" and φανής (phanes) meaning "appearing". This name was borne by a few saints, including an 8th-century chronicler from Constantinople and a 19th-century Russian Orthodox saint, Theophanes the Recluse, who is Феофан (Feofan) in Russian. Another famous bearer was a 14th-century Byzantine icon painter active in Moscow.
Theophilos m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of Theophilus.
Theophilus m Biblical, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεόφιλος (Theophilos) meaning "friend of god", derived from θεός (theos) meaning "god" and φίλος (philos) meaning "friend". In the New Testament the evangelist Luke addresses his gospel and the Book of Acts to a man named Theophilus.
Theophylaktos m Ancient Greek
Means "watched by god" from Greek θεός (theos) meaning "god" and φυλακτέος (phylakteos) meaning "to be watched". Saint Theophylaktos was a 9th-century bishop of Nicomedia who was banished to Caria.
Thucydides m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Means "glory of god", from the Greek name Θουκυδίδης (Thoukydides), derived from θεός (theos) meaning "god" (genitive θεοῦ) and κῦδος (kydos) meaning "glory" with the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides). This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian historian.
Timo 1 m Finnish, Estonian, German, Dutch
Finnish, Estonian, German and Dutch short form of Timotheus (see Timothy).
Timofei m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Тимофей (see Timofey).
Timofey m Russian
Russian form of Timothy.
Timotei m Romanian, Bulgarian (Rare)
Romanian and Bulgarian form of Timothy.
Timotej m Slovene, Macedonian, Slovak
Slovene, Macedonian and Slovak form of Timothy.
Timoteo m Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of Timothy.
Timotha f English (Rare)
Feminine form of Timothy.
Timothé m French
French variant of Timothy.
Timothea f Ancient Greek, Greek
Feminine form of Timothy.
Timothée m French
French form of Timothy.
Timotheus m Biblical Latin, German (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Latinized form of Timotheos (see Timothy).
Timothy m English, Biblical
English form of the Greek name Τιμόθεος (Timotheos) meaning "honouring God", derived from τιμάω (timao) meaning "to honour" and θεός (theos) meaning "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.
Timoti m Maori
Maori form of Timothy.
Tinashe m & f Shona
Means "we are with God", from Shona ti "we", na "with" and ishe "lord, God".
Tiphaine f French
French form of Tiffany.
Tochukwu m & f Igbo
Means "praise God" in Igbo.
Tsimafei m Belarusian
Belarusian form of Timothy.
Tymofiy m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Timothy.
Tymoteusz m Polish
Polish form of Timothy.
Ugochi f Igbo
Means "eagle of God" in Igbo, from ùgó meaning "eagle, honour" and Chi 2, referring to God.
Uzochi m & f Igbo
Means "way of God" in Igbo.
Vančo m Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of Ivan.
Xoel m Galician
Galician form of Joel.
Yahveh m Theology
Variant of Yahweh.
Yehowah m Theology
Variant spelling of Yahweh.
Yoel m Hebrew, Spanish, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Joel, as well as a Spanish variant.
Zabel f Armenian
Armenian form of Isabel. A 13th-century ruling queen of Cilician Armenia bore this name.
Zadkiel m Judeo-Christian-Islamic Legend
Means "God is my righteousness" in Hebrew. This is the name of an archangel associated with mercy in Jewish and Christian tradition, sometimes said to be the angel who stops Abraham from sacrificing his son Isaac.
Zephania m Southern African, Eastern African
Variant of Zephaniah. This form of the name appears to be used in Southern and Eastern Africa.
Zephaniel m Judeo-Christian-Islamic Legend
From Hebrew צָפַן (tzafan) meaning "to hide" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". This is the name of an angel in medieval Jewish mysticism.
Zuriel m Biblical
Means "my rock is God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name is borne by a chief of the Merarite Levites at the time of the Exodus.