Biblical Greek Names

These names appear in the Greek Bible. See also about biblical names.
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AARON Ἀαρών 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 Ἀβδιού m Biblical Greek
Form of OBADIAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
ABEL Ἄβελ 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 Ἀβεννήρ m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of ABNER.
ABESSA Ἀβεσσά m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of ABISHAI.
ABESSALOM Ἀβεσσαλώμ m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of ABSALOM.
ABIA Ἀβιά m & f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek and Latin form of ABIJAH.
ABIDAN Ἀβιδάν m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "my father is judge" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is a Benjamite prince.
ABIGAIA Ἀβιγαία f Biblical Greek
Greek form of ABIGAIL.
ABRAAM Ἀβραάμ m Biblical Greek, Georgian
Biblical Greek form of ABRAHAM, as well as a Georgian form.
ACHAAB Ἀχαάβ m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of AHAB.
ACHAIKOS Ἀχαϊκός m Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of ACHAICUS.
ADAM Ἀδάμ 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) Ἀδινά m & f Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Hebrew
From Hebrew עֲדִינָא ('adina') meaning "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 Ἄγαρ f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical French, Biblical Italian
Form of HAGAR used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
AITHAN Αἰθάν m Biblical Greek
Form of ETHAN used in the Greek Old Testament.
ALEXANDROS Ἀλέξανδρος m Greek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Greek Mythology
Greek form of ALEXANDER.
ALPHAIOS Ἀλφαῖος m Biblical Greek
Greek form of ALPHAEUS.
AMBAKOUM Ἀμβακούμ m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of HABAKKUK.
AMBRAM Ἀμβράμ m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of AMRAM.
AMOS Ἀμώς 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) Ἀνάθ m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "answer" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Shamgar.
ANDREAS Ἀνδρέας 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 Ἄννα 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.... [more]
AOD Ἀώδ m Biblical Greek
Form of EHUD used in the Greek Old Testament.
ARCHELAOS Ἀρχέλαος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of ARCHELAUS.
ARIEL Ἀριήλ 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 Ἀσεννέθ f Biblical Greek
Form of ASENATH used in the Greek Old Testament.
ASER Ἀσήρ m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of ASHER used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
AZARIAS Ἀζαρίας m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of AZARIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
BAAL Βάαλ m Semitic Mythology, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Variant spelling of BA'AL, and the form used in most translations of the Bible.
BALLA Βαλλά f Biblical Greek
Greek form of BILHAH.
BALTASAR (2) Βαλτάσαρ m Biblical Greek
Form of BELSHAZZAR used in the Greek Old Testament.
BARAK (1) Βαράκ 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 Βαρναβᾶς 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".... [more]
BARTHOLOMAIOS Βαρθολομαῖος m Biblical Greek
New Testament Greek form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BASEMMATH Βασεμμάθ f Biblical Greek
Form of BASEMATH and BASMATH used in the Greek Old Testament.
BEELZEBOUL Βεελζεβούλ 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 Βενιαμίν 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 Βερνίκη f Biblical Greek
Greek form of BERNICE.
BOOS Βοός m Biblical Greek
Form of BOAZ used in some versions of the Greek Bible.
BOOZ Βοόζ m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of BOAZ used in the Greek and Latin Bibles.
CHALEB Χάλεβ m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of CALEB used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
CHLOE Χλόη 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.
DABID Δαβίδ m Biblical Greek
Form of DAVID used in the Textus Receptus version of Greek New Testament.
DALIDA Δαλιδά f Biblical Greek
Form of DELILAH used in the Greek Old Testament. A famous bearer was the Italian-Egyptian singer and actress Dalida (1933-1987), who was born as Iolanda Cristina Gigliotti.
DAMARIS Δάμαρις f Biblical, Biblical Greek
Probably means "calf, heifer, girl" from Greek δάμαλις (damalis). In the New Testament this is the name of a woman converted to Christianity by Saint Paul.
DANIEL Δανιήλ 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 Δαρεῖος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of DARIUS.
DAUID Δαυίδ m Biblical Greek
Form of DAVID used in the Greek Old Testament. Some versions of the Greek New Testament also use this form, while others (the Textus Receptus) use Δαβίδ (Dabid).
DEBBORA Δεββώρα f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of DEBORAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
DEINA Δείνα f Biblical Greek
Form of DINAH used in some versions of the Greek Old Testament.
DINA (1) Δίνα f Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Latvian, Russian, Dutch, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Variant of DINAH, and also the form used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
DROUSILLA Δρούσιλλα f Biblical Greek
Form of DRUSILLA used in the Greek New Testament.
ELEAZAR Ἐλεάζαρ 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) Ἠλί 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 Ἠλίας 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 Ἐλιέζερ 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 Ἠλιού m Biblical Greek
Form of ELIJAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
ELIOUD Ἐλιούδ m Biblical Greek
Greek form of ELIUD.
ELISABET Ἐλισάβετ 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 Ἐλισαιέ m Biblical Greek
Form of ELISHA used in the Greek Old Testament.
EMMANOUEL Ἐμμανουήλ m Biblical Greek
Form of IMMANUEL used in the Greek Bible.
ENOCH Ἐνώχ 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 Ἐνώς m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of ENOSH used in many versions of the Old Testament.
EPAPHRAS Ἐπαφράς m Biblical, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Derived from Greek ἔπαφρος (epaphros) meaning "foamy". In the New Testament this is the name of one of Paul's co-workers.
EPHRAIM Ἐφραίμ 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 Ἐφράθ 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 Ἔραστος m Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of ERASTUS.
ESAIAS Ἠσαΐας m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of ISAIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
ESAU Ἠσαῦ 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 Ἔσδρας m Biblical, Biblical Greek
Greek form of EZRA. This spelling is used in parts of the Old Testament Apocrypha.
ESTHER Ἐσθήρ 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 Εὔα 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 Εὐνίκη f Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of EUNICE.
EUTYCHOS Εὔτυχος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of EUTYCHUS.
EZEKIAS Ἐζεκίας m Biblical Greek
Form of HEZEKIAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
GABRIEL Γαβριήλ 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]
GAD Γάδ m Biblical, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
Means "fortune, luck" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Gad is the first son of Jacob by Leah's slave-girl Zilpah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of the Israelites. His name is explained in Genesis 30:11. Another Gad in the Old Testament is a prophet of King David.
GAIOS Γάϊος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of GAIUS.
GEDEON Γεδεών m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of GIDEON used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
GOLIATH Γολιάθ 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 Ἁνανίας m Biblical Greek
Greek form of ANANIAS.
HANNAS Ἅννας m Biblical Greek
Greek form of ANNAS.
HERODES Ἡρῴδης m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Latin form of HEROD, as well as the usual biblical Greek transcription of Ἡρῴδης: after the classical period, the ι in the sequence ωι (often written as a subscript like ) was not pronounced.
HERODIAS Ἡρῳδιάς 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 Ἡρῳδίων m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Diminutive of the Greek name Herodes (see HEROD). This name is mentioned briefly in Paul's epistle to the Romans in the New Testament.
HOSEE Ὡσηέ m Biblical Greek
Form of HOSHEA (and HOSEA) used in the Greek Bible.
IACHIN Ἰαχίν m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JACHIN used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IAEL Ἰαήλ f Biblical Greek
Form of JAEL used in the Greek Old Testament.
IAIR Ἰαΐρ m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JAIR used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IAIROS Ἰάϊρος m Biblical Greek
New Testament Greek form of JAIRUS.
IAKOB Ἰακώβ m Biblical Greek, Georgian
Form of JACOB used in the Greek Old Testament, as well as in the Greek New Testament when referring to the patriarch. This is also the Georgian form of the name (referring to the two apostles named James as well as the patriarch).
IAKOBOS Ἰάκωβος m Biblical Greek
Form of JACOB used in the Greek New Testament to refer to the two apostles named James.
IAPHETH Ἰάφεθ m Biblical Greek
Form of JAPHETH used in the Greek Old Testament.
IARED Ἰαρέδ m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JARED used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IEDIDA Ἰεδιδα f Biblical Greek
Form of JEDIDAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
IEPHTHAE Ἰεφθάε m Biblical Greek
Form of JEPHTHAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
IERAMEEL Ἰεραμεήλ m Biblical Greek
Form of JERAHMEEL used in the Greek Old Testament (the spelling varies).
IEREMIAS Ἰερεμίας m Biblical Greek
Greek form of JEREMIAH.
IESOUS Ἰησοῦς m Biblical Greek
Greek form of JOSHUA and JESUS.
IEZABEL Ἰεζάβελ f Biblical Greek
Greek form of JEZEBEL.
IEZEKIEL Ἰεζεκιήλ m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of EZEKIEL.
IOAB Ἰωάβ m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Greek and Latin form of JOAB.
IOANNA Ἰωάννα f Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of JOANNA.
IOANNES Ἰωάννης m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of Yochanan (see JOHN).
IOB Ἰώβ m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JOB used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IOEL Ἰωήλ m Biblical Greek
Form of JOEL used in the Greek Old Testament.
IONAS Ἰωνᾶς 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 Ἰωνάθαν m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of JONATHAN and JEHONATHAN used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IORAM Ἰωράμ m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JORAM used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IOSAPHAT Ἰωσαφάτ m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JEHOSHAPHAT used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IOSEPH Ἰωσήφ m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of JOSEPH used in the Greek and Latin Bible.
IOSES Ἰωσῆς m Biblical Greek
Greek form of JOSES.
IOSIAS Ἰωσίας m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JOSIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IOU Ἰού m Biblical Greek
Greek form of JEHU.
IOUBAL Ἰουβάλ m Biblical Greek
Form of JUBAL used in the Greek Old Testament.
IOUDAS Ἰούδας m Biblical Greek
Greek form of JUDAH.
IOUDITH Ἰουδίθ f Biblical Greek
Greek form of JUDITH.
IOUNIA Ἰουνία f Biblical Greek
Greek form of JUNIA. This name (probably) appears in the New Testament in the inflected form Ἰουνίαν (Iounian).
ISAAK Ἰσαάκ m Russian, German, Biblical Greek
Russian and German form of ISAAC, as well as the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
ISMAEL Ἰσμαήλ m Spanish, Portuguese, Biblical Greek
Spanish and Portuguese form of ISHMAEL. This is also the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
ISRAEL Ἰσραήλ 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 Ἰσσαχάρ 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 (by 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 Ἰθάμαρ 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 Κάϊν m Biblical Greek
Form of CAIN used in the Greek Old Testament.
KAINAN Καϊνάν m Biblical Greek
Form of CAINAN used in the Greek Old Testament.
KANDAKE Κανδάκη f Biblical, Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of CANDACE.
KARPOS Καρπός m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of CARPUS.
KEPHAS Κηφᾶς m Biblical Greek
Greek form of CEPHAS.
KLEOPAS Κλεοπᾶς m Biblical Greek
Greek form of CLEOPAS.
KLOPAS Κλωπᾶς m Biblical Greek
Form of CLOPAS used in the Greek New Testament.
KRESKES Κρήσκης m Biblical Greek
Form of CRESCENS used in the Greek New Testament.
KYROS Κῦρος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of CYRUS.
LAZAROS Λάζαρος m Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of LAZARUS.
LEIA Λεία 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 Λευΐ m Biblical Greek
Form of LEVI used in the Greek Bible.
LOIS (1) Λωΐς f English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Possibly derived from Greek λωίων (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 Λουκᾶς m Biblical Greek, Greek
Original Greek form of LUKE.
LYDIA Λυδία f English, German, Dutch, 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 Μααλά f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MAHLAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
MAELETH Μαελέθ f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MAHALATH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
MAGDALENE Μαγδαληνή 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 Μαναήμ m Biblical Greek
Form of MENAHEM used in the Greek Old Testament.
MANASSES Μανασσῆς 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 Μαρία 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 Μαρία, 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 Μαριάμ 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 Μᾶρκος m Greek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Marcus (see MARK).
MARTHA Μάρθα 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 Ματθαῖος m Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Mattityahu (see MATTHEW).
MATTHAN Ματθάν 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 Ματθίας 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 Μελχόλ f Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of MICHAL (2).
MEROB Μερόβ f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MERAB (1) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
MICHA (1) Μιχά m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, German, Dutch
Form of MICAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament (when referring to the man from the Book of Judges). It is also the German and Dutch form.
MICHAEL Μιχαήλ 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]
MICHAIAS Μιχαίας m Biblical Greek
Greek form of MICAIAH. It is also used in the Greek Old Testament when referring to the prophet Micah.
MIKHAEL Μιχαήλ m Hebrew, Biblical Greek
Modern Hebrew form of MICHAEL, as well as an alternate Greek transcription.
MNASON Μνάσων 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 Μωϋσῆς m Biblical Greek
Greek form of MOSES.
NABOUCHODONOSOR Ναβουχοδονόσορ m Biblical Greek
Greek form of NEBUCHADNEZZAR.
NADAB Ναδάβ 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 Ναούμ m Biblical Greek
Form of NAHUM used in the Greek Old Testament.
NATHAN Ναθάν 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 Ναθαναήλ 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 Νεβρώδ m Biblical Greek
Form of NIMROD used in the Greek Old Testament.
NEEMIAS Νεεμίας m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of NEHEMIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
NEREUS Νηρεύς m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Derived from Greek νηρός (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 Νικόδημος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Ancient Greek form of NICODEMUS.
NOE Νῶε m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of NOAH (1) used in the Greek and Latin Bible.
NOEMIN Νωεμίν f Biblical Greek
Form of NAOMI (1) used in the Greek Old Testament.
OBED Ὠβήδ 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 Ὀνήσιμος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of ONESIMUS.
ONESIPHOROS Ὀνησίφορος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Ancient Greek form of ONESIPHORUS.
ORPHA Ὀρφά f Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, English
Form of ORPAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
OURBANOS Οὐρβανός m Biblical Greek
Form of URBAN used in the Greek New Testament.
OURI Οὐρί m Biblical Greek
Form of URI used in the Greek Old Testament.
OURIAS Οὐρίας m Biblical Greek
Greek form of URIAH.
OZAZIAS Ὀζαζίας m Biblical Greek
Form of AZAZIAH used in the Greek Bible.
OZI Ὀζί m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of UZZI used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
OZIAS Ὀζίας m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of UZZIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
OZIEL Ὀζιήλ m Biblical Greek
Form of UZZIEL used in the Greek Old Testament.
PAULOS Παῦλος m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of PAUL.
PERSIS Περσίς 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 Πέτρος m Greek, Armenian, Biblical Greek
Greek and Armenian form of PETER.
PHANOUEL Φανουήλ m Biblical Greek
Greek form of PENUEL.
PHARES Φαρές m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of PEREZ used in the Greek and Latin Bible.
PHELIX Φῆλιξ m Biblical Greek
Form of FELIX used in the Greek New Testament.
PHESTOS Φῆστος m Biblical Greek
Form of FESTUS used in the Greek New Testament.
PHILEMON Φιλήμων m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "affectionate" in Greek, a derivative of φίλημα (philema) meaning "kiss". Philemon was the recipient of one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament.
PHILETOS Φίλητος m Biblical Greek
Greek form of PHILETUS.
PHILIPPOS Φίλιππος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of PHILIP.
PHINEES Φινεές m Biblical Greek
Form of PHINEHAS used in the Greek Old Testament.
PRISKA Πρίσκα f German, Biblical Greek
German form of PRISCA, as well as the form used in the Greek New Testament.
PRISKILLA Πρίσκιλλα f Biblical Greek
Form of PRISCILLA used in the Greek New Testament.
PROCHOROS Πρόχορος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of PROCHORUS.
RHACHEL Ῥαχήλ f Biblical Greek
Form of RACHEL used in the Greek Old Testament.
RHAGOUEL Ῥαγουήλ m Biblical Greek
Form of REUEL used in the Greek Old Testament.
RHAPHAEL Ῥαφαήλ m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of RAPHAEL.
RHEBEKKA Ῥεβέκκα f Biblical Greek
Form of REBECCA used in the Greek Old Testament.
RHOUBEN Ῥουβήν m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of REUBEN.
RHOUTH Ῥούθ f Biblical Greek
Form of RUTH (1) used in the Greek Old Testament.
SALATHIEL Σαλαθιήλ m Biblical, Biblical Greek
Greek form of SHEALTIEL. This form is also used in some English versions of the Bible.
SALOME Σαλώμη 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 Σαλωμών m French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical French, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
French and Scandinavian form of SOLOMON. This form also occurs in the Greek and Latin Old Testament (with the forms Σολομών and Solomon in the New Testament).
SAMOUEL Σαμουήλ m Biblical Greek
Form of SAMUEL found in the Greek Old Testament.
SAMPSON (1) Σαμψών m Biblical Greek
Greek form of Shimshon (see SAMSON).
SAOUL Σαούλ m Biblical Greek
Form of SAUL used in the Greek Old Testament.
SAPPHEIRE Σαπφείρη f Biblical Greek
Greek form of SAPPHIRA.
SARRHA Σάρρα f Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of SARAH. The spelling Σάρα (Sara) also occurs.
SEM Σήμ m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Dutch
Form of SHEM used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
SEPPHORA Σεπφώρα f Biblical Greek
Greek form of ZIPPORAH.
SETH (1) Σήθ 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 Σίλας 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 Σιλουανός m Biblical Greek
Form of SILVANUS used in the Greek New Testament.
SIMON (1) Σίμων m English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Romanian, Macedonian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Σίμων (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 Συμεών, 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]
SOLOMON Σολομών m Biblical, English, Jewish, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name שְׁלֹמֹה (Shelomoh), which was derived from Hebrew שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". As told in the Old Testament, Solomon was a king of Israel, the son of David and Bathsheba. He was renowned for his wisdom and wealth. Towards the end of his reign he angered God by turning to idolatry. Supposedly, he was the author of the Book of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon.... [more]
SOUSANNA Σουσάννα f Biblical Greek
Greek form of SUSANNA.
STEPHANOS Στέφανος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Greek
Greek form of STEPHEN. In Modern Greek it is usually transcribed Stefanos.
SYMEON Συμεών m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Old Testament Greek (though occurring rarely in the New Testament) and Latin form of SIMEON.
SYNTYCHE Συντύχη f Biblical, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name derived from συντυχία (syntychia) meaning "occurrence, event". This is the name of a woman mentioned in Paul's epistle to the Philippians in the New Testament.
TABITHA Ταβιθά 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 Θαδδαῖος m Biblical Greek
Greek form of THADDEUS.
THAMAR Θάμαρ f Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of TAMAR used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. In the Greek Bible this spelling is used only for the daughter-in-law of Judah, with the spelling Θημάρ (Themar) for the daughter of David.
THEMAR Θημάρ f Biblical Greek
Form of TAMAR used in the Greek Old Testament when referring to the daughter of David.
THERSA Θερσά f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of TIRZAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
THOMAS Θωμᾶς 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 Τίμαιος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of TIMAEUS.
TIMON Τίμων m Ancient Greek, Biblical, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Dutch
Derived from Greek τιμάω (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 Τιμόθεος m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of TIMOTHY.
TITOS Τίτος m Biblical Greek
Form of TITUS used in the Greek New Testament.
TOBIAS Τωβίας 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 Τωβίθ m Biblical Greek
Greek form of TOBIT.
TRYPHAINA Τρύφαινα f Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of TRYPHENA.
TRYPHOSA Τρυφῶσα f Biblical, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek τρυφή (tryphe) meaning "softness, delicacy". In the New Testament this name is mentioned briefly as belonging to a companion of Tryphena.
ZABOULON Ζαβουλών m Biblical Greek
Greek form of ZEBULUN.
ZACHARIAS Ζαχαρίας 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 Ζακχαῖος m Biblical Greek
Form of ZACCHAEUS used in the Greek New Testament.
ZEBEDAIOS Ζεβεδαῖος m Biblical Greek
New Testament Greek form of ZEBEDEE.
ZELPHA Ζελφά f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of ZILPAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
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