Biblical (All) Names

These names occur in the Bible (in any language). See also about biblical names.
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AARONאַהֲרֹן, ΑαρωνmEnglish, 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]
ABACUCmBiblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of HABAKKUK.
ABADDONאֲבַדּוֹןmBiblical
Means "ruin, destruction" in Hebrew. In Revelation in the New Testament this is another name of the angel of the abyss.
ABDIASmBiblical Latin
Form of OBADIAH used in the Latin Old Testament.
ABDIOUΑβδιουmBiblical Greek
Form of OBADIAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
ABEDNEGOעֲבֵד־נְגוֹmBiblical
Means "servant of Nebo" in Akkadian, Nebo being the Babylonian god of wisdom. In the Old Testament Abednego is the Babylonian name given to Azariah, one of the three men cast into a blazing furnace but saved from harm by God, as told in the Book of Daniel.
ABELהֶבֶל, ΑβελmEnglish, 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.
ABENNERΑβεννηρmBiblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of ABNER.
ABESSAΑβεσσαmBiblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of ABISHAI.
ABESSALOMΑβεσσαλωμmBiblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of ABSALOM.
ABIAΑβιαm & fBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek and Latin form of 'AVIYAH.
ABIAHאֲבִיָהm & fBiblical
Variant of ABIJAH which also appears in the English Bible.
ABIDANאֲבִידָן, ΑβιδανmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "my father is judge" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is a Benjamite prince.
ABIELאֲבִיאֵלmBiblical
Means "God is my father" in Hebrew. This was the name of the grandfather of Saul in the Old Testament.
ABIGAIAΑβιγαιαfBiblical Greek
Greek form of ABIGAIL.
ABIGAILאֲבִיגַיִלfEnglish, German, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name אֲבִיגָיִל ('Avigayil) meaning "my father is joy", derived from the roots אָב ('av) meaning "father" and גִּיל (gil) meaning "joy". In the Old Testament this is the name of Nabal's wife. After Nabal's death she became the third wife of King David.... [more]
ABIHUאֲבִיהוּאmBiblical
Means "he is my father" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Aaron in the Old Testament. He and his brother Nadab were killed by God because they presented him with unauthorized fire.
ABIJAHאֲבִיָהm & fBiblical
Means "my father is YAHWEH" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of several characters, both male and female, including the second king of Judah.
ABIMAELאֲבִימָאֵלmBiblical
Meaning uncertain, though the first element is likely Hebrew אָב ('av) meaning "father". In the Old Testament he is listed as a descendant of Shem.
ABIMELECHאֲבִימֶלֶךmBiblical
Means "my father is king" in Hebrew. This is the name of several characters in the Old Testament including a king of Gerar who takes Abraham's wife Sarah, but is forced by God to give her back.
ABIRAMאֲבִירָםmBiblical
Means "my father is exalted" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Abiram is swallowed by an earthquake after rebelling against the leadership of Moses.
ABISAImBiblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of ABISHAI.
ABISHAGאֲבִישַׁגfBiblical
Means "my father strays" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Abishag is a young woman who tends King David in his old age.
ABISHAIאֲבִישַׁיmBiblical
Means "my father is a gift" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is one of King David's heroes.
ABITALאֲבִיטָלfBiblical
Means "my father is the night dew" in Hebrew. She is the fifth wife of David in the Old Testament.
ABNERאַבְנֵרmEnglish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Means "my father is a light" in Hebrew, from אָב ('av) meaning "father" and נִיר (nir) meaning "lamp, light". In the Old Testament, Abner was a cousin of Saul and the commander of his army. After he killed Asahel he was himself slain by Asahel's brother Joab. It has been used as an English Christian given name since the Protestant Reformation. It was popular with the Puritans, who brought it to America in the 17th century.
ABRAAMΑβρααμmBiblical Greek, Georgian
Biblical Greek form of ABRAHAM, as well as a Georgian form.
ABRAHAMאַבְרָהָםmEnglish, Hebrew, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
This name may be viewed either as meaning "father of many" in Hebrew or else as a contraction of ABRAM (1) and הָמוֹן (hamon) meaning "many, multitude". The biblical patriarch Abraham was originally named Abram but God changed his name (see Genesis 17:5). With his father Terah, he led his wife Sarah, his nephew Lot and their other followers from Ur into Canaan. He is regarded by Jews as being the founder of the Hebrews through his son Isaac and by Muslims as being the founder of the Arabs through his son Ishmael.... [more]
ABRAM (1)אַבְרָםmEnglish, Biblical
Means "high father" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament God changed Abram's name to Abraham (see Genesis 17:5).
ABSALOMאַבְשָׁלוֹםmBiblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name אַבְשָׁלוֹם ('Avshalom) meaning "my father is peace", derived from אָב ('av) meaning "father" and שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". In the Old Testament he is a son of King David. He avenged his sister Tamar by arranging the murder of her rapist, their half-brother Amnon. He later led a revolt against his father. While fleeing on the back of a mule he got his head caught in a tree and was killed by Joab.
ACHAABΑχααβmBiblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of AHAB.
ACHABmBiblical Latin
Latin form of AHAB used in some versions of the Vulgate.
ACHAICUSΑχαικοςmBiblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Αχαικος (Achaikos), which referred to the region in Greece called Αχαια (Achaia), situated on the northern coast of the Peloponnese. In the New Testament this is the name of a Corinthian Christian who aids Saint Paul.
ACHAIKOSΑχαικοςmBiblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of ACHAICUS.
ACHANעָכָןmBiblical
Possibly a variation of the Hebrew word עֲכָר ('akhar) meaning "trouble". In the Old Testament, Achan is stoned to death because he steals forbidden items during the assault on Jericho.
'ACH'AVאַחְאָבmBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of AHAB.
ACHIM (2)ΑχειμmBiblical
Possibly means "he will establish" in Hebrew. In the New Testament this name is listed as an ancestor of Jesus.
ACHINOAMאֲחִינֹעַםfBiblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of AHINOAM.
ADAHעָדָהfBiblical
Means "adornment" in Hebrew. This was the name of the wives of both Lamech and Esau in the Old Testament.
ADALIAאֲדַלְיָאmBiblical
Meaning unknown, possibly of Persian origin. In Book of Esther in the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Haman the Agagite.
'ADALYA'אֲדַלְיָאmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ADALIA.
ADAMאָדָם, ΑδαμmEnglish, 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]
ADAMUmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ADAM.
ADINA (1)עֲדִינָא, Αδιναm & fBiblical, 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.
'ADINAHעֲדִינָאmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ADINA (1).
ADINOעֲדִינוֹmBiblical
Means "ornament" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of King David's mighty men.
ADLAIעַדְלָיmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Contracted form of ADALIA. This is the name of the father of one of King David's herdsmen in the Old Testament.
ADONIJAHאֲדֹנִיָהmBiblical
Means "my lord is YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is the name of one of King David's sons in the Old Testament. Though he was the eldest surviving son of David, he was passed over as heir to the throne in favour of Solomon.
ADONIRAMאֲדֹנִירָםmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my lord is exalted" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of an overseer of tribute under the kings David, Solomon and Rehoboam. He was stoned to death when the Israelites revolted.
'ADONIYAHאֲדֹנִיָהmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ADONIJAH.
ADRIELעַדְרִיאֵלmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "flock of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a man who married Saul's daughter Merab.
AGARΑγαρfBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical French, Biblical Italian
Form of HAGAR used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
AGRIPPAm & fAncient Roman, Biblical
Roman cognomen of unknown meaning, possibly from Greek αγριος (agrios) "wild" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse" or possibly of Etruscan origin. It was also used as a praenomen, or given name, by the Furia and Menenia families. In the New Testament this name was borne by Herod Agrippa (a grandson of Herod the Great), the king of Israel who put the apostle James to death. It was also borne by the 1st-century BC Roman general Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa.
AHABאַחְאָבmBiblical, Biblical Latin
Means "uncle", from Hebrew אָח ('ach) "brother" and אֲב ('av) "father". This was the name of a king of Israel, the husband of Jezebel, as told in the Old Testament. He was admonished by Elijah for his sinful behaviour. This name was later used by Herman Melville in his novel 'Moby-Dick' (1851), where it belongs to a sea captain obsessively hunting for a white whale.
AHARONאַהֲרֹןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of AARON.
AHINOAMאֲחִינֹעַםfBiblical
Means "my brother is pleasant" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of wives of both Saul and David.
AHOTHmBiblical Latin
Form of EHUD used in the Latin Old Testament.
AITHANΑιθανmBiblical Greek
Form of ETHAN used in the Greek Old Testament.
ALEXANDERΑλεξανδροςmEnglish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Slovak, Biblical, Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αλεξανδρος (Alexandros), which meant "defending men" from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, help" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). In Greek mythology this was another name of the hero Paris, and it also belongs to several characters in the New Testament. However, the most famous bearer was Alexander the Great, king of Macedon. In the 4th century BC he built a huge empire out of Greece, Egypt, Persia, and parts of India. Due to his fame, and later medieval tales involving him, use of his name spread throughout Europe.... [more]
ALEXANDROSΑλεξανδροςmGreek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Greek Mythology
Ancient and modern Greek form of ALEXANDER.
ALLONאַלּוֹןmBiblical
Means "oak" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
ALPHAEUSΑλφαιοςmBiblical, Biblical Latin
From Αλφαιος (Alphaios), the Greek form of a Hebrew name that meant "changing". In the New Testament this is the name of the fathers of the apostles James and Levi.
ALPHAIOSΑλφαιοςmBiblical Greek
Greek form of ALPHAEUS.
ALVAHעַלְוָהmBiblical
Means "his highness" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned in the Old Testament as belonging to a descendant of Esau.
AMAL (2)עָמָלmBiblical
Means "work" in Hebrew. This was the name of an Asherite in the Old Testament.
AMARIAHאֲמַרְיָהוּmBiblical
Means "YAHWEH has said" in Hebrew. This was the name of several Old Testament characters.
'AMARYAHUאֲמַרְיָהוּmBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of AMARIAH.
AMBAKOUMΑμβακουμmBiblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of HABAKKUK.
AMBRAMΑμβραμmBiblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of AMRAM.
AMI (1)אָמִיmBiblical
Means "trustworthy, reliable" in Hebrew. This was the name of a servant of King Solomon in the Old Testament.
AMITTAIאֲמִתַּיmBiblical
Means "my truth" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of the prophet Jonah.
AMMIELעַמִּיאֵלmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "God is my kinsman" in Hebrew. This is the name of one of the spies sent out by Moses in the Old Testament.
AMNONאַמְנוֹןmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "faithful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the eldest son of King David. He was killed by his brother Absalom in revenge for the rape of his sister Tamar.
AMOSעָמוֹס, ΑμωςmEnglish, 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.
AMRAMעַמְרָםmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Hebrew
Means "exalted nation" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Amram is the father of Moses.
ANAHעֲנָהf & mBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "answer" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name belongs to one female character and two male characters.
ANAIAHעֲנָיָהmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "YAHWEH has answered" in Hebrew. This is the name of a minor character in the Old Testament.
ANAN (2)עָנָןmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "cloud" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned very briefly in the Old Testament.
ANANIעֲנָנִיmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my cloud" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned in the Old Testament as belonging to a descendant of King David.
ANANIAS‘ΑνανιαςmBiblical, Biblical Latin
From ‘Ανανιας (Hananias), the Greek form of HANANIAH. In Acts in the New Testament this is the name of three characters: a disciple in Damascus, the husband of Sapphira, and the high priest of the Jews who tries Paul.
ANAT (2)עַנָתf & mHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ANATH (1). In modern times it is often used as a feminine name.
ANATH (1)עֲנָת, ΑναθmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "answer" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Shamgar.
ANDREASΑνδρεας, ΑνδριαςmGerman, 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.
ANDREImRomanian, Russian, Bulgarian, Old Church Slavic
Romanian form of ANDREW, and a variant Russian and Bulgarian transcription of ANDREY.
ANDREWmEnglish, Biblical
English form of the Greek name Ανδρεας (Andreas), which was derived from ανδρειος (andreios) "manly, masculine", a derivative of ανηρ (aner) "man". In the New Testament the apostle Andrew, the first disciple to join Jesus, is the brother of Simon Peter. According to tradition, he later preached in the Black Sea region, with some legends saying he was crucified on an X-shaped cross. Andrew, being a Greek name, was probably only a nickname or a translation of his real Hebrew name, which is not known.... [more]
ANNAΑνναfEnglish, 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]
ANNASmBiblical, Biblical Latin
Contracted form of ANANIAS. This was the name of one of the high priests of the Jews in the New Testament.
AODΑωδmBiblical Greek
Form of EHUD used in the Greek Old Testament.
APPHIAΑπφιαfBiblical
Greek form of a Hebrew name which possibly meant "increasing". This is a name mentioned in Paul's epistle to Philemon in the New Testament.
AQUILAm & fBiblical, Ancient Roman
From a Roman cognomen which meant "eagle" in Latin. In Acts in the New Testament Paul lives with Aquila and his wife Priscilla (or Prisca) for a time.
ARAN (2)אֲרָןmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "wild goat" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Dishan in the Old Testament.
ARCHELAOSΑρχελαοςmAncient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of ARCHELAUS.
ARCHELAUSΑρχελαοςmAncient Greek (Latinized), Biblical Latin, Biblical
Latinized form of the Greek name Αρχελαος (Archelaos), which meant "master of the people" from αρχος (archos) "master" and λαος (laos) "people". This was the name of a son of Herod the Great. He ruled over Judea, Samaria and Idumea.
ARELIאַרְאֵלִיmBiblical
Means "lion of God, hero" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Gad in the Old Testament.
ARETASΑρεταςmBiblical
Greek form of an Aramaic name, of unknown meaning. This was the name of four Nabataean kings of Petra in Jordan, including the first king (2nd century BC). King Aretas IV is mentioned briefly in the New Testament.
ARIDAIאֲרִידַיmBiblical
Meaning unknown, possibly of Persian origin. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the ten sons of Haman killed by the Jews.
ARIEHאַרְיֵהmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew. This was the name of an officer of King Pekahiah in the Old Testament.
'ARI'ELאֲרִיאֵלmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ARIEL.
ARIELאֲרִיאֵל, Αριηλm & fHebrew, 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).
ARTAXERXESΑρταξερξηςmAncient Persian (Hellenized), Biblical
Greek form of the Persian name Artakhshathra meaning "righteous ruler". This was the name of several Achaemenid Persian rulers. It was also borne by the founder of the Sassanid Empire, usually known by the Middle Persian form Ardashir.
ASAאָסָאmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "healer" in Hebrew. This name was borne by the third king of Judah, as told in the Old Testament.
ASAFאָסָףmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ASAPH.
ASAPHאָסָףmBiblical
Means "collector" in Hebrew. This name belongs to several minor characters in the Old Testament.
'ASENATאָסְנַתfBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ASENATH.
ASENATHאָסְנַתfBiblical
Means "devoted to the goddess NEITH" in Ancient Egyptian. In the Old Testament this is the name of Joseph's Egyptian wife. She was the mother of Manasseh and Ephraim.
ASENETHfBiblical Latin
Form of ASENATH used in the Latin Bible.
ASENNETHΑσεννεθfBiblical Greek
Form of ASENATH used in the Greek Old Testament.
ASERΑσηρmBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of ASHER used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
ASHERאָשֵׁרmHebrew, English, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "happy, blessed" in Hebrew. Asher in the Old Testament is a son of Jacob by Leah's handmaid Zilpah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. The meaning of his name is explained in Genesis 30:13.
'ASHTORETעַשְׁתֹרֶתfBiblical Hebrew, Semitic Mythology
Hebrew form of ASHTORETH.
ASHTORETHעַשְׁתֹרֶתfBiblical, Semitic Mythology
From עַשְׁתֹרֶת ('Ashtoret), the Hebrew form of the name of a Phoenician goddess of love, war and fertility. Her name is cognate to that of the East Semitic goddess ISHTAR.
ASNAPPARאָסְנַפַּרmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
From אָסְנַפַּר ('Asnappar), the Hebrew form of ASHURBANIPAL. This name is used in the Old Testament to refer to the Assyrian king.
ATALYAHעֲתַלְיָהf & mBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ATHALIAH.
ATARAHעֲטָרָהfBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "crown" in Hebrew. She was a minor Old Testament character, the wife of Jerahmeel.
ATHALIAHעֲתַלְיָהf & mBiblical
Possibly means "YAHWEH is exalted" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is both a feminine and masculine name. It was borne by the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, who later came to rule Judah as a queen.
AVIDANאֲבִידָןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIDAN.
'AVI'ELאֲבִיאֵלmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIEL.
'AVIGAYILאֲבִיגַיִלfBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ABIGAIL.
AVIHUאֲבִיהוּאmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIHU.
'AVIMA'ELאֲבִימָאֵלmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIMAEL.
'AVIMELEKHאֲבִימֶלֶךmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIMELECH.
AVIRAMאֲבִירָםmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIRAM.
AVISHAGאֲבִישַׁגfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABISHAG.
'AVISHAYאֲבִישַׁיmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABISHAI.
AVITALאֲבִיטָלfBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABITAL.
'AVIYAHאֲבִיָהm & fBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIJAH.
AVNERאַבְנֵרmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABNER.
AVRAAMUmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ABRAHAM.
AVRAHAMאַבְרָהָםmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABRAHAM.
AVRAMאַבְרָםmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABRAHAM.
'AVSHALOMאַבְשָׁלוֹםmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABSALOM.
AZARELעֲזַרְאֵלmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "God has helped" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor Old Testament characters.
AZARIAעֲזַרְיָהmBiblical
Variant of AZARIAH.
AZARIAHעֲזַרְיָהmBiblical
Means "YAHWEH has helped" in Hebrew, derived from עָזַר ('azar) meaning "help" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of many Old Testament characters including of one of the three men the Babylonian king ordered cast into a fiery furnace. His Babylonian name was Abednego.
AZARIASΑζαριαςmBiblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of AZARIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
'AZARYAHעֲזַרְיָהmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of AZARIAH.
AZAZELעֲזָאזֵלmBiblical
Means "scapegoat" in Hebrew. This is the name of the recipient of a sacrificial goat in the Old Testament. The identity of Azazel is not clear; it may in fact be the name of the place where the goat is to be sacrificed, or it may be the name of some sort of evil desert demon.
AZAZIAHעֲזַזְיָהוּmBiblical
Means "YAHWEH is strong" in Hebrew. This is the name of three minor characters in the Old Testament.
'AZAZYAHUעֲזַזְיָהוּmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of AZAZIAH.
AZELאָצֵלmBiblical
Means "reserved" in Hebrew. This is both the name of a minor character and a place name in the Old Testament.
'AZRI'ELעֲזְרִיאֵלmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of AZRIEL.
AZRIELעֲזְרִיאֵלmBiblical
Means "my help is God", derived from Hebrew עָזַר ('azar) meaning "help" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". This was the name of three minor characters in the Old Testament.
AZUBAHעֲזוּבָהfBiblical
Means "forsaken" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of Caleb's wife.
BA'ALבַּעַלmSemitic Mythology, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Semitic ba'l meaning "lord, master, possessor". This was the title of various deities, often associated with storms and fertility, who were worshipped by the Canaanites, Phoenicians, and other peoples of the ancient Near East. It was particularly applied to the god Hadad.
BAALΒααλmSemitic Mythology, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Variant spelling of BA'AL, and the form used in most translations of the Bible.
BAAL-ZEBUBבַּעַל זְבוּבmBiblical
Form of BEELZEBUB used in many English versions of the Old Testament.
BA'AL ZEVUVבַּעַל זְבוּבmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BEELZEBUB.
BALLAΒαλλαfBiblical Greek
Greek form of BILHAH.
BALTASAR (2)ΒαλτασαρmBiblical Greek
Form of BELSHAZZAR used in the Greek Old Testament.
BALTASSARmBiblical Latin
Form of BELSHAZZAR used in the Latin Old Testament.
BARAK (1)בָּרָק, ΒαρακmHebrew, 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.
BARNABASΒαρναβαςmGerman (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.
BARTHOLOMAIOSΒαρθολομαιοςmBiblical Greek
New Testament Greek form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTHOLOMEUSmDutch, Biblical Latin
Dutch and Latin form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTHOLOMEWmEnglish, Biblical
From Βαρθολομαιος (Bartholomaios), which was the Greek form of an Aramaic name meaning "son of TALMAI". In the New Testament Bartholomew is the byname of an apostle, possibly the same person as the apostle Nathanael. According to tradition he was a missionary to India before returning westward to Armenia, where he was martyred by flaying. Due to the popularity of this saint the name became common in England during the Middle Ages.
BARUCHבָּרוּךmBiblical, Hebrew
Means "blessed" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a companion of the prophet Jeremiah, acting as his scribe and assistant. The deuterocanonical Book of Baruch was supposedly written by him. A famous bearer was Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677), a Dutch-Jewish rationalist philosopher.
BARUKHבָּרוּךmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BARUCH.
BASEMATHבָּשְׂמַתfBiblical, Biblical Latin
Means "fragrance" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a wife of Esau.
BASEMMATHΒασεμμαθfBiblical Greek
Form of BASEMATH and BASMATH used in the Greek Old Testament.
BASHEMATHבָּשְׂמַתfBiblical
Variant of BASEMATH.
BASMATבָּשְׂמַתfBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BASEMATH and BASMATH.
BASMATHבָּשְׂמַתfBiblical, Biblical Latin
Variant of BASEMATH. This was the name of a daughter of Solomon in the Old Testament.
BATHSHEBAבַּת־שֶׁבַעfBiblical
Means "daughter of the oath" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a woman married to Uriah the Hittite. King David seduced her and made her pregnant, so he arranged to have her husband killed in battle and then married her. She was the mother of Solomon.
BAT-SHEVAבַּת־שֶׁבַעfBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of BATHSHEBA.
BEELZEBOULΒεελζεβουλmBiblical 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".
BEELZEBUBבַּעַל זְבוּבmBiblical, Biblical Latin
From Hebrew בַּעַל זְבוּב (Ba'al Zevuv) meaning "lord of flies", possibly intended as a mocking alteration of בַּעַל זבל (Ba'al Zevul) meaning "Ba'al of the exalted house", one of the Canaanite names for their god BA'AL.... [more]
BEELZEBULΒεελζεβουλmBiblical
Form of BEELZEBUB used in many modern translations of the New Testament.
BELIALבְּלִיַעַלmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Judeo-Christian Legend
Means "worthless" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this term is used to refer to various wicked people. In the New Testament, Paul uses it as a name for Satan. In later Christian tradition Belial became an evil angel associated with lawlessness and lust.
BELSHATZZARבֵּלְשַׁאצַּרmBiblical Hebrew
Form of BELSHAZZAR found in the Hebrew Bible.
BELSHAZZARבֵּלְשַׁאצַּרmBabylonian (Anglicized), Biblical
From בֵּלְשַׁאצַּר (Belshatzzar), the Hebrew form of the Akkadian name Bel-sharra-usur meaning "BEL protect the king". This was the name of the son of Nabonidus, the last king of the Babylonian Empire before it was conquered by the Persians in the 6th century BC. In the Old Testament Book of Daniel Belshazzar is the last king of Babylon who sees the mystical handwriting on the wall, which is interpreted by Daniel to portend the end of the empire.
BENAIAHבְּנָיָהוּmBiblical
From the Hebrew name בְּנָיָהוּ (Benayahu) meaning "YAHWEH has built". This is the name of numerous Old Testament characters.
BENAYAHUבְּנָיָהוּmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BENAIAH.
BENIAMINΒενιαμινmRomanian, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Romanian form of BENJAMIN, as well as the form used in the Greek and Latin Bibles.
BENJAMINבִּנְיָמִיןmEnglish, French, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Biblical
From the Hebrew name בִּנְיָמִין (Binyamin) which means "son of the south" or "son of the right hand", from the roots בֵּן (ben) meaning "son" and יָמִין (yamin) meaning "right hand, south". Benjamin in the Old Testament is the twelfth and youngest son of Jacob and the founder of one of the southern tribes of the Hebrews. He was originally named בֶּן־אוֹנִי (Ben-'oni) meaning "son of my sorrow" by his mother Rachel, who died shortly after childbirth, but it was later changed by his father (see Genesis 35:18).... [more]
BERNICEfEnglish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Contracted form of BERENICE. It occurs briefly in Acts in the New Testament belonging to a sister of King Herod Agrippa II.
BERNIKEΒερνικηfBiblical Greek
Greek form of BERNICE.
BETHUELבֵּתוּאֵלmBiblical
Possibly means "God destroys" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Rebecca.
BET'UELבֵּתוּאֵלmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BETHUEL.
BEULAHבְּעוּלָהfBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Means "married" in Hebrew. The name is used in the Old Testament to refer to the land of Israel (Isaiah 62:4). As an English given name, Beulah has been used since the Protestant Reformation.
BILAfBiblical Italian
Italian form of BILHAH.
BILHAfBiblical German, Biblical French, Biblical Spanish, Biblical Dutch
German, French, Spanish and Dutch form of BILHAH.
BILHAHבִּלְהָהfBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "bashful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the handmaid given to Jacob by his wife Rachel. By him she was the mother of Dan and Naphtali.
BINYAMINבִּנְיָמִיןmHebrew, Arabic, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Arabic form of BENJAMIN.
BITHIAHבִּתְיָהfBiblical
Means "daughter of YAHWEH" in Hebrew, from the roots בַּת (bat) meaning "daughter" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. In the Old Testament this is the name of a daughter of Pharaoh. She is traditionally equated with the pharaoh's daughter who drew Moses from the Nile.
BITYAHבִּתְיָהfBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BITHIAH.
BOAZבֹּעַזmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "swiftness" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the man who marries Ruth.
BOOSΒοοςmBiblical Greek
Form of BOAZ used in the Greek Old Testament.
BOOZmBiblical Latin
Form of BOAZ used in the Latin Old Testament.
BUZבּוּזmBiblical
Means "contempt" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of ABRAHAM's brother Nahor in the Old Testament.
CAIAPHASΚαιαφαςmBiblical
Meaning unknown, probably of Aramaic origin. In the New Testament this is the name of the Jewish high priest who condemns Jesus.
CAINקָיִןmBiblical, Biblical Latin
Means "acquired" in Hebrew. In Genesis in the Old Testament Cain is the first son of Adam and Eve. He killed his brother Abel after God accepted Abel's offering of meat instead of his offering of plant-based foods. After this Cain was banished to be a wanderer.
CAINANקֵינָןmBiblical, Biblical Latin
Variant of KENAN.
CALEBכָּלֵבmEnglish, Biblical
Most likely related to Hebrew כֶּלֶב (kelev) meaning "dog". An alternate theory connects it to Hebrew כָּל (kal) meaning "whole, all of" and לֵב (lev) meaning "heart". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the twelve spies sent by Moses into Canaan. Of the Israelites who left Egypt with Moses, Caleb and Joshua were the only ones who lived to see the Promised Land.... [more]
CANAANכְּנַעַןmBiblical
Meaning unknown. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Ham. He is said to be the ancestor of the Canaanite people.
CANDACEfEnglish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the hereditary title of the queens of Ethiopia, as mentioned in Acts in the New Testament. It is apparently derived from Cushitic kdke meaning "queen mother". In some versions of the Bible it is spelled Kandake, reflecting the Greek spelling Κανδακη. It was used as a given name by the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation. It was popularized in the 20th century by a character in the movie 'Meet the Stewarts' (1942).
CARMIכַּרְמִיmBiblical
Means "vine" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Reuben in the Old Testament.
CARPUSΚαρποςmBiblical, Biblical Latin
Latin form of the Greek name Καρπος (Karpos), which meant "fruit, profits". The name is mentioned briefly in the New Testament in the second epistle of Timothy.
CEPHASΚηφαςmBiblical, Biblical Latin
Means "rock" in Aramaic. The apostle Simon was called Cephas by Jesus because he was to be the rock upon which the Christian church was to be built. In most versions of the New Testament Cephas is translated into Greek Πετρος (Petros) (in English Peter).
CHAGGAIחַגַּיmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HAGGAI.
CHAGGITחַגִּיתfBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HAGGITH.
CHALEBΧαλεβmBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of CALEB used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
CHANANחָנָןmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HANAN (1).
CHANANYAHחֲנַנְיָהmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HANANIAH.
CHANNAHחַנָּהfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HANNAH.
CHANOKHחֲנוֹךmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ENOCH.
CHAVAQQUQחֲבַקּוּקmBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HABAKKUK.
CHAWWAHחַוָּהfBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of EVE.
CHAZA'ELחֲזָאֵלmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HAZAEL.
CHEFTZI-BAHחֶפְצִי־בָּהfBiblical Hebrew
Ancient Hebrew form of HEPHZIBAH.
CHENANIAHכְּנַנְיָהוּmBiblical
Variant of KENANIAH used in several translations of the Old Testament.
CHIZQIYAHUחִזְקִיָהוּmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HEZEKIAH.
CHLOEΧλοηfEnglish, 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.
CHULDAHחוּלְדָהfBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HULDAH.
CLAUDIAfEnglish, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Biblical, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of CLAUDIUS. It is mentioned briefly in the New Testament. As a Christian name it was very rare until the 16th century.
CLEOPASΚλεοπαςmBiblical, Biblical Latin
Shortened form of the Greek name Kleopatros (see CLEOPATRA). In the New Testament Cleopas is a disciple who sees Jesus after his resurrection.
CLEOPHASΚλοπαςmBiblical
Form of CLOPAS used in several versions of the New Testament.
CLOPASΚλωπαςmBiblical
Meaning unknown, probably of Aramaic origin. In the New Testament Clopas is mentioned briefly as the husband of one of the women who witnessed the crucifixion, sometimes identified with Alphaeus.
CORNELIUSmAncient Roman, English, Dutch, German, Biblical
Roman family name which possibly derives from the Latin element cornu "horn". In Acts in the New Testament Cornelius is a centurion who is directed by an angel to seek Peter. After speaking with Peter he converts to Christianity, and he is traditionally deemed the first gentile convert. The name was also borne by a few early saints, including a 3rd-century pope. In England it came into use in the 16th century, partly due to Dutch influence.
CRESCENSmLate Roman, Biblical Latin
Latin name which was derived from crescere "to grow". This name is mentioned briefly in one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament.
CYRUSΚυροςmEnglish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From Κυρος (Kyros), the Greek form of the Persian name Kūrush, which may mean "far sighted" or "young". The name is sometimes associated with Greek κυριος (kyrios) "lord". It was borne by several kings of Persia, including Cyrus the Great, who conquered Babylon. He is famous in the Old Testament for freeing the captive Jews and allowing them to return to Israel. As an English name, it first came into use among the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation.
DAMARISΔαμαριςfBiblical, 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.
DAN (1)דָּןmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "he judged" in Hebrew. Dan in the Old Testament is one of the twelve sons of Jacob by Rachel's servant Bilhah, and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. His name is explained in Genesis 30:6.
DANIELדָּנִיֵּאל, ΔανιηλmEnglish, 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]
DANIHELmBiblical Latin
Form of DANIEL used in the Latin Bible.
DANIILUmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of DANIEL.
DANIYYELדָּנִיֵּאלmBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of DANIEL.
DAREIOSΔαρειοςmAncient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of DARIUS.
DARIUSmEnglish, Lithuanian, Romanian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Roman form of Δαρειος (Dareios), which was the Greek form of the Persian name Dārayavahush, which was composed of the elements dâraya "to possess" and vahu "good". Three ancient kings of Persia bore this name, including Darius the Great who expanded the Achaemenid Empire to its greatest extent. His forces invaded Greece but were defeated in the Battle of Marathon.... [more]
DARYAWESHדָּרְיָוֶשׁmBiblical Hebrew
Form of DARIUS used in the Hebrew Bible.
DATHANדָּתָןmBiblical
Possibly means "fountain" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the conspirators against Moses.
DAUIDΔαυιδmBiblical Greek
Greek form of DAVID.
DAVIDדָּוִדmEnglish, Hebrew, French, Scottish, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name דָּוִד (Dawid), which was derived from Hebrew דּוֹד (dod) meaning "beloved" or "uncle". David was the second and greatest of the kings of Israel, ruling in the 10th century BC. Several stories about him are told in the Old Testament, including his defeat of Goliath, a giant Philistine. According to the New Testament, Jesus was descended from him.... [more]
DAVIDUmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of DAVID.
DAWIDדָּוִדmPolish, Biblical Hebrew
Polish form of DAVID, as well as the original Hebrew form.
DEBBORAΔεββωραfBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of DEBORAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
DEBORAHדְּבוֹרָהfEnglish, Hebrew, Biblical
Means "bee" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Book of Judges, Deborah is a heroine and prophetess who leads the Israelites when they are threatened by the Canaanites. She forms an army under the command of Barak, and together they destroy the army of the Canaanite commander Sisera. Also in the Old Testament, this is the name of the nurse of Rebecca.... [more]
DELAIAHדְּלָיָהוּmBiblical
Means "YAHWEH has drawn up" in Hebrew. This is the name of several Old Testament characters.
DELAYAHUדְּלָיָהוּmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of DELAIAH.
DELILAHדְּלִילָהfBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Means "delicate, weak, languishing" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is the lover of Samson, whom she betrays to the Philistines by cutting his hair, which is the source of his power. Despite her character flaws, the name began to be used by the Puritans in the 17th century. It has been used occasionally in the English-speaking world since that time.
DEVORAHדְּבוֹרָהfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of DEBORAH.
DIKLAHדִּקְלָהm & fHebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "palm grove" in Hebrew or Aramaic. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Joktan. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name.
DINA (1)ΔιναfEnglish, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Variant of DINAH, and also the form used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
DINAHדִּינָהfBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Means "judged" in Hebrew. She is the daughter of Jacob and Leah in the Old Testament. It has been used as an English given name since after the Protestant Reformation.
DIONYSIUSΔιονυσιοςmAncient Greek (Latinized), Biblical
Latin form of DIONYSIOS. Dionysius the Areopagite, who is mentioned in the New Testament, was a judge converted to Christianity by Saint Paul. This was also the name of many other early saints, including a 3rd-century pope.
DORCASΔορκαςfBiblical
Derived from Greek δορκας (dorkas) meaning "gazelle". This is the Greek translation of the name Tabitha in the New Testament (see Acts 9:36).
DROUSILLAΔρουσιλλαfBiblical Greek
Form of DRUSILLA used in the Greek New Testament.
DRUSILLAfBiblical, Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin
Feminine diminutive of the Roman family name DRUSUS. In Acts in the New Testament Drusilla is the wife of Felix.
EBENEZERאֶבֶן הָעָזֶרmBiblical
Means "stone of help" in Hebrew. This was the name of a monument erected by Samuel in the Old Testament. Charles Dickens used it for the miserly character Ebenezer Scrooge in his novel 'A Christmas Carol' (1843).
EDER (1)עֵדֶרmBiblical
Means "flock" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Beriah in the Old Testament.
EDNA (2)עֶדְנָהfBiblical
Means "pleasure" in Hebrew. This name appears in the Old Testament Apocrypha in the Book of Tobit.
'EDNAHעֶדְנָהfBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EDNA (2).
EDOMאֱדוֹםmBiblical
Means "red" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament, Esau was given this name because he traded his birthright for a helping of red broth. The bible goes on to tell that Esau was the founder of the ancient nation of Edom, located to the south of the kingdom of Judah.
EFRAIMאֶפְרָיִםmHebrew, Biblical
Variant of EPHRAIM.
EFRATאֶפְרָתfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EPHRATH.
'EFRAYIMאֶפְרָיִםmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EPHRAIM.
EHUDאֵהוּדmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Meaning unknown, possibly related to Hebrew אֶחָד ('echad) meaning "one". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the biblical judges. He killed Eglon, the king of Moab, and freed the city of Jericho from Moabite rule.
EIRANעֵירָןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ERAN.
EITANאֵיתָןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ETHAN.
ELAHאֵלָהf & mHebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "oak tree" or "terebinth tree" in Hebrew. This was the name of the fourth king of Israel, as told in the Old Testament. He was murdered by Zimri, who succeeded him. In modern Hebrew this is typically a feminine name.
ELAMעֵילָםmBiblical
Possibly means either "hidden" or "eternity" in Hebrew. This was the name of several characters in the Old Testament, including a son of Shem who was the ancestor of the Elamite peoples.
'EL'AZARאֶלְעָזָרmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELEAZAR.
ELDADאֵלְדָדmBiblical
Means "God has loved" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is one of the two elders who prophesizes in the Israelite camp.
ELEAZARאֶלְעָזָר, ΕλεαζαρmBiblical, 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)עֵלִי, ΗλιmEnglish, 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]
ELIAKIMאֶלְיָקִיםmBiblical
Means "God rises" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the master of Hezekiah's household.
ELIASΗλιαςmPortuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English, Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Cognate of ELIJAH. This is the form used in the Greek New Testament.
'ELI'EZERאֱלִיעֶזֶרmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELIEZER.
ELIEZERאֱלִיעֶזֶר, ΕλιεζερmBiblical, 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).
'ELIFALETאֱלִיפָלֶטmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELIPHALET.
'ELIFELETאֱלִיפֶלֶטmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELIPHELET.
ELIHUאֶלִיהוּאmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, English (Archaic)
Means "my God is he" in Hebrew. This was the name of several characters in the Old Testament including one of the friends of Job.
ELIJAHאֱלִיָּהוּmEnglish, Hebrew, Biblical
From the Hebrew name אֱלִיָּהוּ ('Eliyyahu) meaning "my God is YAHWEH", derived from the elements אֵל ('el) and יָה (yah), both referring to the Hebrew God. Elijah was a Hebrew prophet and miracle worker, as told in the two Books of Kings in the Old Testament. He was active in the 9th century BC during the reign of King Ahab of Israel and his Phoenician-born queen Jezebel. Elijah confronted the king and queen over their idolatry of the Canaanite god Ba'al and other wicked deeds. At the end of his life he was carried to heaven in a chariot of fire, and was succeeded by Elisha. In the New Testament, Elijah and Moses appear next to Jesus when he is transfigured.... [more]
ELIOENAIאֶלְיוֹעֵינַיmBiblical
Means "my eyes look to God" in Hebrew. This was the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
ELIOUΗλιουmBiblical Greek
Form of ELIJAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
ELIPHALETאֱלִיפָלֶטmBiblical
Variant of ELIPHELET used in some versions of the Old Testament to refer to the son of David.
ELIPHELETאֱלִיפֶלֶטmBiblical
Means "God is release" in Hebrew. This is the name of several people in the Old Testament including a son of David.
ELISABETΕλισαβετfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Catalan, Spanish, Biblical Greek
Scandinavian and Finnish form of ELIZABETH. It is also used in Spain alongside the traditional form Isabel.
ELISABETHfGerman, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
German and Dutch form of ELIZABETH. It is also a variant English form, reflecting the spelling used in the Authorized Version of the New Testament.
ELISAIEΕλισαιεmBiblical Greek
Form of ELISHA used in the Greek Old Testament.
ELISHAאֱלִישַׁעmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name אֱלִישַׁע ('Elisha'), a contracted form of אֱלִישׁוּעַ ('Elishu'a) meaning "my God is salvation". According to the Old Testament, Elisha was a prophet and miracle worker. He was the attendant of Elijah and succeeded him after his ascension to heaven.
ELISHEBAאֱלִישֶׁבַעfBiblical
Form of ELIZABETH used in many versions of the Old Testament, where it belongs to the wife of Aaron.
ELISHEVAאֱלִישֶׁבַעfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELIZABETH.
ELISHUAאֱלִישׁוּעַmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
From Hebrew אֱלִישׁוּעַ ('Elishu'a), an extended form of אֱלִישַׁע (see ELISHA). In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of King David.
ELIUDΕλιουδmBiblical
Greek form of a Hebrew name meaning "God is grandeur". The Gospel of Matthew lists him as an ancestor of Jesus.
ELIYYAHUאֱלִיָּהוּmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELIJAH.
ELIZABETHfEnglish, Biblical
From Ελισαβετ (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]
ELKANAHאֱלְקָנָהmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "God has purchased" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Samuel.
'ELNATANאֶלְנָתָןmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELNATHAN.
ELNATHANאֶלְנָתָןmBiblical
From Hebrew אֶלְנָתָן ('Elnatan) meaning "God has given". In the Old Testament this is the name of both a grandfather of King Jehoiachin and a son of Akbor.
ELONאֵילוֹןmBiblical
Means "oak" in Hebrew. This was the name of one of the ruling judges of the Israelites according to the Old Testament.
EMMANOUELΕμμανουηλmBiblical Greek
Form of IMMANUEL used in the Greek Bible.