Biblical (All) Submitted Names

These names occur in the Bible (in any language). See also about biblical names.
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ABACUCCO m Biblical Italian
Italian form of ABACUC.
ABAGTHA אבגתא m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Etymology unknown, though sources claim it may mean "father of the wine press" or "fortunate". In the book of Esther, this is the name of one of the seven eunuchs in Ahasuerus's court.
ABDEEL עַבְדְּאֵל m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Variant of ABDIEL. In the Bible, this is the father of SHELEMIAH.
ABDIAH m Biblical
Greek variant of Hebrew OBADIAH. Meaning, "servent of YAHWEH" which differs slightly from the Hebrew meaning of, "worshipper of Yahweh."
ABDÍAS m Biblical Spanish, Spanish (Rare), Galician (Rare)
Spanish and Galician form of OBADIAH via Biblicas Latin ABDIAS.
ABDON עַבְדּוֹן m Biblical Hebrew, Catalan (Rare)
Abdon (Hebrew עַבְדּוֹן from עָבַד "to serve") is the name of four biblical individuals.
ABI-ALBON m Biblical
Means "father of strength". In the Bible, this was one of David's thirty warriors.
ABIASAPH אביאסף m Biblical Hebrew
The name Abiasaph consists of two parts. The first element is the same as the name ABI, which occurs only as a feminine name in the Bible. It comes, however, from a word that's used most frequently as element of names, namely אב (ab), meaning "father" added to the verb אסף (asap), meaning "to gather." In totality, meaning "my father has gathered."
ABICHAYIL m Biblical Hebrew
Means "my father is might" or "father of strength" in Hebrew.
ABIEZER אֲבִיעֵ֫זֶר m Biblical
Means "my father is help" in Hebrew. It belonged to three men in the Old Testament–the second son of Hammoleketh, a warrior in King David's army, and the prince of the tribe of Dan.
ABIGAIE Αβιγαιη f Biblical Greek
Form of ABIGAIL used in some versions of Greek Bible.
ABIGAILI f Biblical, Swahili
Swahili form of ABIGAIL.
ABIGAL אֲבִיגַל f Biblical Hebrew, Biblical (All)
Variant of ABIGAIL.
ABIHAIL m & f Biblical Hebrew
Means "my father is might" or "my father is strength" in Hebrew, from אָבִי‎ ('avi) "my father" and חיל (khayil), which is related to the word חייל (khayal) "soldier"... [more]
ABIHUD m Biblical
Means "the father is glory" or "father of glory". It is the name of two characters in the Bible.
ABINADAB אֲבִינָדָב m Biblical
Possibly means "my father is noble" or "my father is willing" in Hebrew. This was the name of several Old Testament people, including one of Saul's sons, one of Jesse's sons, one of Solomon's officers, and a Levite who housed the ark of the covenant for 20 years.
ABINOAM m Biblical
Means "the father is pleasantness" in Hebrew.
ABISHUA m Biblical
Meaning uncertain, perhaps "father of salvation" or "father of wealth". It is the name of a High priest of Israel mentioned in the Biblical books 1 Chronicles and Ezra.
ACBOR m Biblical
Variant of ACHBOR.
ACHAIA אַחְלָֽי m Biblical (Hellenized)
Variant transcription of AHLAI, as used in 1 Chronicles 11:41.... [more]
ACHALI אַחְלָֽי m & f Biblical
Variant transcription of AHLAI.... [more]
ACHBOR עַכְבּוֹר m Biblical Hebrew
Means "gnawing" and is, by extension, used as the word for "mouse."
ACHITOPHEL אֲחִיתֹ֫פֶל m Biblical, Hebrew
Means "my brother is foolish" or "brother of foolishness" in Hebrew, derived from Hebrew ach "brother" and aph'el "to act foolishly". In the bible, this was the name of one of King David's most trusted advisors.
ACHSA f Biblical Latin
Variant of ACHSAH used in some versions of the Old Testament, including the Vulgate and the Douay-Rheims Bible. It was borne by American spiritualist Achsa W. Sprague (1827-1862), a popular trance medium lecturer in the 1850s.
ACHSAH f Biblical, English (Puritan)
Means "anklet, bangle" in Hebrew (presumably echoic of the click of a moving anklet). In the Old Testament, Achsah is the daughter of CALEB. It has occasionally been used as an English Christian name since the Protestant Reformation.
ADA f German, Biblical German, Croatian (Rare), Galician, Slovene, Polish, Kashubian, Hungarian
German, Croatian, Galician, Slovene, Hungarian, Polish and Kashubian form of ADAH.
ADAIAH עֲדָיָה f & m Biblical
From the Hebrew name עֲדָיָ֫הוּ (Adayahu) meaning "adorned by YAHWEH" or "Yahweh has adorned" (compare ADAH, Adi, ADIEL)... [more]
ADAR-MALIK אַדְרַמֶּלֶךְ m Biblical Hebrew
Variant of ADRAMELECH.
ADBEEL עַבְדְּאֵל m Biblical
Means "servant of God" or "disciplined by God", though some scholars suggest it may also mean "miracle of God" or "sorrow of God". In the bible, this was the name of the third son of ISHMAEL.
ADIEL עדיאל m & f Biblical, Hebrew
Means "ornament of God" or possibly "God passes by". This is the name of several characters in the Bible.
ADMATHA m Biblical
Means "a cloud of death" or "a mortal vapor" according to Hitchcock's Dictionary of Biblical Names. One of the seven princes of Persia in the book of Esther.
ADMIN m Biblical Greek
One of Jesus' ancestors in Luke 3:33.
ADNA m Biblical
One of the family of Pahath-moab, who returned with Ezra and married a foreign wife. ( Ezra 10:30 ) (B.C. 459.) ... [more]
'ADNACH עַדְנָח m Biblical
Variant transcription of ADNAH, used in The Complete Jewish Bible.
`ADNACH עַדְנָה m Biblical
Variant transcription of Adnah (1).... [more]
`ADNACH עַדְנָח m Biblical
Variant transcription of Adnah (2).... [more]
'ADNAH עַדְנָה m Biblical
Variant transcription of Adnah (1).... [more]
ADNAH עַדְנָה m Biblical
The name comes from the Hebrew noun עדן ('eden), meaning "luxury", "delight", or "pleasure".... [more]
ADNAH עַדְנָח m Biblical
The name is of uncertain meaning. It is very similar to Adnah (1), however they are not exactly the same. They both come from the Hebrew noun עדן ('eden), meaning "luxury", "delight", or "pleasure"... [more]
ADONAIEL m Biblical Hebrew
Means "my lord is God" in Hebrew. This was the name of an angel mentioned in the Testament of SOLOMON.
ADONIAS Αδωνίας m Hebrew (Hellenized), Biblical Greek
Greek form of 'Adoniyah (see ADONIJAH), as it first appeared in the Septuagint.
ADRAMELECH m Biblical, Near Eastern Mythology, Literature
Latin form of אַדְרַמֶּלֶךְ (ADAR-MALIK) meaning "king of fire" in Hebrew. This was the name of a Babylonian deity to whom infants were burnt in sacrifice (II Kings xvii, 31)... [more]
AENON m Biblical
From a place name mentioned briefly in the New Testament, which may be the Greek form of Hebrew ay-yin "spring, natural fountain". The Gospel of John (3:23) identifies it as a place near Salem where John the Baptist performed baptisms.... [more]
AGEE m Biblical Hebrew
Agee was the father of SHAMMAH, who was one of DAVID's mighty men (II Samuel 23:11). Based on interpretations of I Chronicles 11:34 and II Samuel 23:32-33 Agee was either the grandfather of JONATHAN or his brother.
AGUR m Biblical
Means "stranger" or "gathered together" in Hebrew. In the Bible, he is a son of Jakeh and a contributor to Proverbs.
AHARHEL אֲחַרְחֵל m Biblical Hebrew
Meaning "behind the rampart." In 1 Chronicles 4:8, Aharhel is the son of HARUM of the tribe of JUDAH.
AHASBAI m Biblical
Ahasbai, the son of the Maachathite, was the father of ELIPHELET, one of King DAVID's Warriors (2 Samuel 23:34).
AHASUERUS m Biblical, Hebrew (Latinized)
A name used several times in the Hebrew Bible, as well as related legends and Apocrypha. The name Ahasuerus is equivalent to the Greek name XERXES, both deriving from the Old Persian language Xšayārša... [more]
AHAZ אָחָז m Biblical
Meaning "has held," is a diminutive of JEHOAHAZ, meaning "Yahweh has held." He was king of Judah, and the son and successor of JOTHAM... [more]
AHI אֲחִי m Biblical Hebrew
Meaning "brother/kindred of YHWH."
AHIHUD אֲחִיחֻד m Biblical
Prince of the tribe of ASHER.
AHIJAH אחיה השילוני m Biblical
Meaning, "brother of Jehovah."
AHILUD m Biblical Hebrew
Ahilud is the father of JEHOSHAPHAT, who serves as court recorder to DAVID (2 Samuel 8:16) and SOLOMON (1 Kings 4:3)... [more]
AHIMAAZ אחימעץ m English, Biblical Hebrew
Means "brother of the council" in Hebrew.
AHIMAN m Biblical
Meaning "brother of the right hand / brother of a gift."
AHIMELECH אחימלך m Biblical
Meaning "the divine king is brother." The high priest of Israel, executed on SAUL's orders for treason.
AHINADAB אחינדב m Biblical Hebrew
Meaning, "My Brother Is Noble." Son of IDDO, is one of the twelve commissariat officers appointed by SOLOMON in so many districts of his kingdom to raise supplies by monthly rotation for his household... [more]
AHIRA אֲחִירַע m Biblical
Means "my brother is evil" in Hebrew. In the Bible, Ahira was a son of Enan. He was the chief of the tribe of Naphthali at the time of the census in the wilderness of Sinai.
AHIRAM m Biblical
Means "brother of craft" or "my brother is exalted" in Hebrew. In the Bible, he is a son of Benjamin.
AHISAMACH אחיסמך m Biblical
Ahisamac, meaning "brother of support," of the tribe of Dan, was the father of AHOLIAB.
AHISHAR אחישר m Biblical Hebrew
Means "my brother has sung" in Hebrew. In 1 Kings, he is mentioned in Solomon's list of heads of department.
AHITUB אֲבִיטוּב m Biblical Hebrew
Meaning "brother of goodness."
AHLAI אַחְלָֽי m & f Biblical
This name comes from the root אחל ('hl), which has no known meaning. The root derives from אחלה ('ahlah), meaning "ah that...!". The majority belief is that the name means "O Would That!".... [more]
AHOLIAB m Biblical Hebrew, English (Puritan)
In the Hebrew Bible, Aholiab son of AHISAMAKH, of the tribe of Dan, worked under BEZALEL as the deputy architect of the Tabernacle and the implements which it housed, including the Ark of the Covenant... [more]
AHOLIBAMAH אָהֳלִיבָמָה f Biblical Hebrew
Means "my tabernacle is exalted" or "tent of the high place" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, this was one of the wives of ESAU, who changed her name to JUDITH.
AHUZAM אֲחֻזָּם m Biblical
Borne by Ahuzam, son of Ashur, the father or founder of Tekoa. (1 Book of Chronicles 4:6).
AIJALON m & f Biblical, English (American, Rare), African American (Rare)
From an Old Testament place name meaning "place of gazelles" in Hebrew (compare AYALA). Aijalon or Ajalon was the name of several biblical locations, including the valley in Dan where the Israelites defeated the Amorites while the sun and moon stood still in answer to their leader Joshua's prayer.
AJAH m Biblical Hebrew
In Genesis 36:24 and 1 Chronicles 1:40, Ajah is a son of ZIBEON. Ajah means "hawk.
AJALON f & m Biblical, Biblical Latin, English (American, Rare)
Variant of AIJALON occurring in some translations of the Old Testament.
AJINOÁN f Biblical Spanish
Spanish form of AHINOAM, occurring in several Spanish translations of the Bible. It is not commonly used as a given name.
AKAN m Biblical Hebrew
In Genesis 36:27 Akan is a son of EZER and grandson of SEIR the Horite. In 1 Chronicles 1:42 he is called Jaakan.
AKKUB m Biblical Hebrew
Variant of ACHAAB. In Ezra 2:45, Akkub is the head of a family of Nethinim. In 1 Chronicles 3:24, Akkub is a son of ELIONENAI, descendant of SOLOMON living in the Kingdom of JUDAH around 420 BCE... [more]
AKYLAS Ἀκύλας m Ancient Roman (Hellenized), Biblical Greek
Hellenized form of AQUILA.
ALMODAD m Biblical Hebrew
Means immeasurable in hebrew.
ALVAN m Biblical Hebrew
In Genesis 36:23, Alvan is the eldest son of SHOBAL and a descendant of SEIR the Horite. In 1 Chronicles 1:40 he is called ALIAN.
AMARIS m Biblical Hebrew
Meaning: Given by God
AMASA עֲמָשָׂא m Biblical
Means "burden" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Amasa was a son of Haldai, and a nephew of King DAVID who was murdered by his cousin JOAB.
AMASAI m Hebrew, Biblical
Means "strong" or "burden bearer".
AMASIAS Ἀμασίας m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of AMAZIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
AMAZIAH m Biblical, English
From the Hebrew name אֲמַצְיָהוּ (Amasyahu) or (Amatsyahu) meaning "YAHWEH is mighty" or "strengthened by Yahweh".... [more]
AMIEL m Biblical, Hebrew
Variant of AMMIEL. Occurs in the Book of Numbers 13:12: Amiel, who represented the tribe of Dan, was one of the twelve spies sent out by Moses to survey the land of Canaan.
AMINADAB עַמִּינָדָב m Mormon (Rare), English (Puritan), Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From Hebrew meaning, "my kinsmen are noble." According to the genealogies of Genesis, he was born of Ram (also known as Aram) during the Israelite exile in Ancient Egypt. He was the father of Nahshon, chief of the tribe of Judah (Numbers 1:7; 2:3; 7:12, 17; 10:14)... [more]
AMISADAI m & f Biblical (All), American (Hispanic)
Meaning "the Almighty is my relative" or "people of the Almighty" in Hebrew.
AMMI m Jewish, Biblical, Jewish Legend, Hebrew
Means "my people" in Hebrew. This is the name of a character in the Old Testament, Hosea's second son, who was originally named Lo-Ammi meaning "not my people" but was renamed Ammi "my people"... [more]
AMMINADIB m Biblical Hebrew
A person mentioned in the Old Testament in Song of SOLOMON 6:12, whose chariots were famed for their swiftness. Commentaries on the meaning differ, some stating the meaning is "my princely people" or "my willing people."
AMMIZABAD עמיזבד m Biblical Hebrew
Ammizabad was the son of BENAIAH, who was the third and chief captain of the host under DAVID(1 Chronicles 27:6). The first part of our name comes from the root 'mm, from whence stems the word 'umma, meaning "tribe" or "people." The root-verb zabad means "to give" or "bestow." Therefore, it possibly means, "to bestow on people."
AMOZ אָמוֹץ m Biblical
Meaning strong, Amoz was the father of the prophet ISAIAH.
AMRAPHEL m Biblical, Hebrew
Means "one that speaks of dark things" or "he whose words are dark" in Hebrew, derived from Hebrew amár "to say" and aphél "dark, obscure". In the bible, this was the name of a king of Shinar.
AMZI אמצי m Biblical
Probably Hebrew, and may mean "my strength". 'In the Bible it occurs only once, in a genealogy... It appears regularly at Princeton in the period 1810-60, but not at Harvard. Apparently Amzi represents a development in the Middle Colonies, one which did not reach New England... [more]
ANAEL אָנָּאֵל m & f Judeo-Christian Legend, Biblical, Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew name of uncertain meaning, possibly "God answers" (making it an equivalent of ANAIAH, using el "God" as the second element as opposed to yah "YAHWEH"); alternatively the first element may be related to chanah "favour, grace" (making it a relative of HANANIAH and perhaps a form of HANNIEL or Channiel)... [more]
ANAIAS Αναιας m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of ANAIAH used in the Greek and Latin bibles.
ANAK עֲנָק m Biblical Hebrew
Anak was the father of AHIMAN, SHESHAI, and TALMAI in Numbers 13:22... [more]
ANANIA f Biblical (Rare)
Feminine form of ANANIAS.
ANANIAH ענניה m Biblical (Rare), Biblical Hebrew
Meaning, "cloud Of the Lord."
ANATHOTH עֲנָתוֹת m Biblical, Hebrew
Apparently means "answer to prayers" in Hebrew, with the first element derived from Hebrew anáh "to answer". In the bible, Anathoth was one of the sons of BECHER, who in turn was the son of BENJAMIN.
ANTIPAS m Biblical, English (Puritan)
Form of Antipatros (see ANTIPATER).
ANTOTHIJAH עַנְתֹתִיָה m Biblical, Hebrew
Essentially a combination of ANATHOTH with yah "Yahweh", thus the meaning is effectively "prayers answered by YAHWEH"... [more]
APHIAH m Biblical Hebrew
Aphiah, of the tribe of BENJAMIN, was an ancestor of King SAUL and of his commander ABNER... [more]
APOLLOS m Biblical
Apollos was a 1st century Alexandrian Jewish Christian mentioned several times in the New Testament. A contemporary of Paul the Apostle, he played an important role in the early development of the churches of Ephesus and Corinth.
ARAD ארד, ערד m Persian, Biblical, Hebrew
A name of an angel.... [more]
ARAH f Biblical Hebrew
Means "guest" in Hebrew.
ARAUNAH אֲרַוְנָה m Biblical
Araunah was a Jebusite who was mentioned in the Second Book of Samuel who owned the threshing floor on the summit of Mount Moriah that DAVID purchased and used as the site for assembling an altar to God... [more]
ARD ארד m Biblical Hebrew
Ard was the tenth son of BENJAMIN in Genesis 46:21. It is relatively unusual among Hebrew names for ending in a cluster of two consonants instead of as a segholate.
ARIDATHA m Biblical
A son of HAMAN in the book of Esther. Possibly related the Persian Haridata, meaning "given by HARI".
ARIMATEIA m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Biblical Portuguese
Portuguese form of the biblical place name ARIMATHEA, given in reference to Joseph of Arimathea (José de Arimateia in Portuguese), a disciple of Jesus.
ARIOCH m & f Biblical, Judeo-Christian Legend, Hebrew
Meaning: "a fierce lion" or "lion-like" and "venerable".... [more]
ARISAI m Biblical
One of HAMAN's sons in the Book of Esther.
ARMONI אַרְמֹנִי m Biblical Hebrew
Means "of the palace, palatial" from Hebrew אַרְמוֹן (armon) "palace". In the Old Testament, Armoni was the son of King Saul by his concubine Rizpah.
ARNAN אַרְנָן m Hebrew, Biblical
Means "joyous" in Hebrew.
ARODI m Biblical Hebrew
A son of GAD according to Genesis 46:16 and Numbers 26:17. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with JACOB.
ARPHAXAD אַרְפַּכְשָדֿ m Biblical
One of the five sons of SHEM, the son of Noah.
ARTEMAS m Ancient Greek, Biblical, Polish (Archaic)
Presumably a contracted form of ARTEMIDOROS. This name is mentioned briefly in the New Testament, in Saint Paul's letter to Titus. According to George Rippey Stewart in 'American Given Names' (1979): "It is chiefly remembered from General Artemas Ward, of the Revolution (born 1727)... [more]
ASAEL m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of ASAHEL.
ASAIAH עֲשָׂיָה m Biblical
Means "YAHWEH has made" or "made by Yahweh" in Hebrew. This was the name of several characters in the Old Testament.
ASENAPPAR m Biblical
Form of ASHURBANIPAL found in the Bible.
ASHBEL אשבל m Biblical
Allegedly means "flowing" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name belonged to the second son of BENJAMIN, founder of the Ashbelite tribe. A known bearer was American pioneer physician Ashbel Smith (1805-1886).
ASHIMA אֲשִׁימָא f Biblical Hebrew
Means "the name, portion, or lot" depending on context. Possibly from the Semitic šmt 'charge, duty, function'. Also known as Ashim-Yahu, Ashima-Yaho, and Ashim-Beth-El... [more]
ASHKENAZ m Biblical
Ashkenaz is the first son of Gomer, and a Japhetic patriarch in the Table of Nations.
ASHNAH f Biblical
The name of a city either near Palestine or near Bethlehem, mentioned in the Bible
ASIEL m Biblical Hebrew
Means "created by God".
ASLIA m Hebrew (Latinized), Biblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of ATSALYAHU, as it first appeared in the Vulgate. Also compare ESLI.
ASMODAI m Biblical, Judeo-Christian Legend
From Hebrew Ashmedai, which itself is derived from Avestan aēšma-daēva meaning "demon of wrath". Asmodai is a semi-Biblical demon mostly known thanks to the deuterocanonical Book of Tobit... [more]
ASPATHA m Biblical
One of the sons of HAMAN in the Book of Esther. Meaning "given by a sacred horse".
ASRIEL m Literature, Biblical
Variant of AZRIEL. Philip Pullman used it for a character in his His Dark Materials series, first released in 1995.
ASSIR m Biblical Hebrew
Assir was a son of KORAH of the house of LEVI according to Exodus 6:24, born in Egypt. It was also the firstborn son of JEHOIACHIN, King of Judah.
'ATAI עַתַּי m Biblical
Variant transcription of ATTAI.... [more]
ATALIE f Biblical Hebrew
Possibly from the Hebrew meaning "God is great".
ATHAIAH m & f Biblical, Hebrew
Means "the Lord's time" in Hebrew. In the Bible, this was the son of Uzziah.
ATSALYAHU אֲצַלְיָ֫הוּ m Biblical Hebrew
Means "YAHWEH has reserved" or "Yahweh has set aside" in Hebrew, which some sources appear to believe indicates to a figurative meaning of "(being kept) near to God"... [more]
ATTAI עַתַּי m Biblical
The name comes from the verb ענה ('ana), which can mean one of four things: "to answer", "to be occupied with", "to afflict", or "to sing".... [more]
AYAH איה m & f Biblical Hebrew
Means "falcon" or "vulture" in Hebrew. In the Bible, this is the name of the father of RIZPAH as well as the son of ZIBEON.
AZALIAH m & f Biblical, English (Puritan, Rare)
English form of ATSALYAHU via its latinized form ASLIA. This was the name of a character from the Old Testament, who appeared in 2 Kings 22:3 (also known as 4 Kings 22:3)... [more]
AZANIAH m Biblical
Means 'hearing God, the Lord's weapons'.
AZAZ m Arabic, Biblical
Means "strong, mighty" in Hebrew. In the Bible, this is the name of a Reubenite, the father of BELA. It is also the name of a city in Syria.
AZBAI אֶזְבַּי m Biblical
Variant transcription of EZBAI.... [more]
AZIEL m English, Biblical
From Hebrew עזיאל (Azi'el), meaning "God is my strength".
AZMAVETH עַזְמָוֶת m Biblical
This name is comprised of two parts: עזז ('azaz) meaning "to be strong" and מות (mut) meaning "to kill". Some sources claim the combined meaning of this name is "Death is Strong".... [more]
AZOBAI אֶזְבַּי m Biblical (Hellenized), Biblical Greek
Hellenized transcription of EZBAI.... [more]
AZOR m Biblical (All)
A helper, a court.
AZUR m Medieval English, Biblical
Son of ELIAKIM, mentioned briefly in the Genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1:13-14.
AZZAN עַזָּן m Biblical Hebrew
Meaning "strong." Was the father of PALTIEL, a prince of the Tribe of ISSACHAR. (Num. 34:26).
AZZUR m Biblical
Meaning "One Offering Help".... [more]
BAANA m Biblical
Means "son of affliction". In the Bible, this is the name of two of Solomon's purveyors, as well as the father of ZADOK.
BAANAH בענא m Biblical
Variant of BAANA.
BAARA f Biblical Hebrew
Baara was one of the three wives of SHAHARAIM, according to 1 Chronicles 8:8.
BABYLON f Biblical
In Babylonian the name Bab–ilu (Babel, or Babylon) meant “gate of the gods,” but the Hebrews derogatorily associated it with balal, a word in their language meaning “to confuse” (Gen. 11:9)... [more]
BARABAS m Hebrew (Rare), Literature, English (Puritan), Biblical
Variant form of BARABBAS. In literature, this is the name of the main character in Christopher Marlowe's play "The Jew of Malta".
BARABBAS Βαραββᾶς m Ancient Aramaic (Hellenized), Biblical
Hellenized form of bar-Abbâ, which means "son of ABBA" in Aramaic, derived from Aramaic bar meaning "son" combined with the Aramaic given name ABBA... [more]
BARACHEL m Biblical Hebrew
Barachel was a Buzite, and was the father of ELIHU, an antagonist of JOB, according to Job 32:2.
BARJONAH m Biblical
Meaning, "son of Jonah."
BARKOS m Biblical
Barkos was a painter who was the father of some of the Nethinim, according to Ezra 2:53.
BARSABAS m Biblical
Means "son of SABAS". It is the name of multiple biblical characters and saints.
BARSHEBA f American, Biblical
Variant of the Old Testament place name Be'ersheba, meaning "seventh well" or "well of the oath" (Genesis 21:31). The phrase "from Dan to Be'ersheba" was the usual way of designating the Promised Land.
BARTIMAEUS m Biblical
Latinized form of Bartimaios, which is a hybrid Hebrew-Greek name meaning "son of TIMAEUS", consisting of Hebrew bar "son" and the personal name TIMAEUS... [more]
BARZILLAI בַּרְזִלָּי m Biblical, Hebrew
Derived from Aramaic or Hebrew barzillay meaning "(man) of iron" or "iron-hearted", which was derived from barzel "iron". In the Hebrew Bible this was the name of three Israelites, including Barzillai the Gileadite... [more]
BATCHÉBA f Biblical French
This form of BATHSHEBA is used in the Nouvelle Français courant (NFC) translation of the Bible. Batcheba Louis is a Haitian soccer player.
BATHSHUA בַּתשֿׁוּעַ f Biblical
Means "daughter of prosperity" in Hebrew. According to George R. Stewart (1979), "In the biblical text this name is sometimes only another form for Bath-sheba, though at least once it is the name of another person... [more]
BEALIAH בְּעַלְיָה m Biblical Hebrew
Means "God is Lord."
BECHER m Jewish, Biblical
Means "first born."
BECHORATH m Biblical Hebrew
Bechorath, son of APHIAH, of the tribe of BENJAMIN, was an ancestor of King SAUL and of his commander ABNER... [more]
BELA בֶּלַע m Biblical
Means "crooked."... [more]
BENAJAH m Biblical
Variant of BENAIAH.
BENAMMI m Hebrew, Biblical
Means "son of my people" in Hebrew. This is the name of several people in the Bible.
BENHADAD m Biblical Hebrew
Means "son of HADAD" in Hebrew.
BENHAIL m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew boy's name meaning "son of strengths"
BENHANAN m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew boy's name meaning "Son of Grace"
BENHUR בֶּן־חוּר m Biblical Hebrew, Literature, English (American)
Means "son of HUR". The patronymic of the main character in the 1880 novel, 'Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ' by Lew Wallace.
BENO m Biblical
Beno was the son of MERARI and from JAAZIAH 1 Chronicles 24:26-27.
BENONI בֶּן־אוֹנִי m Biblical
From the Hebrew name בֶּן־אוֹנִי (Ben-'oniy) meaning "son of my sorrow". This was the original name of BENJAMIN ("son of the right hand"), whose father, Jacob, renamed him in Genesis 35:18 (the name Benoni having been given by his mother, Rachel).
BENZOHETH m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew boy's name meaning "Son of Separation"
BERAKHAH m Biblical
Variant of BARAKA.
BERECHIAH m Biblical Hebrew
It is derived from BERAKHAH, meaning "blessing".
BERI m Biblical
In the Bible, Beri was the son of Zorphah, belonging to the tribe of ASHER. (Chronicles, 7:36).
BERIAH m English, Hebrew, Biblical
Probably derived from a Hebrew root meaning "to make noise", or another Hebrew root meaning "in evil". This is the name of multiple people in the Bible.
BERSABEE Βηρσαβεε f Hebrew (Hellenized), Biblical Greek
Greek form of BATHSHEBA, as it first appeared in the Septuagint. The modern Greek form of the name is VIRSAVEE.
BETHABARA f Biblical, American (Rare)
From the name of a biblical city. In the New Testament the city of Bethabara is where John the Baptist met Jesus, and proclaimed, "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world" (John 1:28-29).
BETHIA f Biblical Latin, Scottish, English, Medieval English
Form of BITHIAH used in some versions of the Old Testament. This name was popular in Scotland from the 17th century as an Anglicised form of Gaelic BEATHAG... [more]
BETHLEHEM f & m Judeo-Christian Legend, English (American, Rare), Biblical, Ethiopian (Rare), English (British)
From the two Hebrew words bayta "house" and lachem "bread". Bethlehem is the name of a Palestinian city. In the Bible, it is the place where Jesus was born.
BETHSABEE f Biblical Latin
Form of BATHSHEBA used in the Latin Bible.
BETHSAIDA f English, Biblical, Puerto Rican
From Bethseda, a Biblical place name derived from Hebrew/Aramaic beth-tsaida which means "house of fishing".
BETSAIDA f Biblical (Hispanicized), Spanish (Latin American)
Derived from Betsaida, which is the Spanish form of BETHSAIDA, the name of two places in the New Testament. For both places, the name is either of Aramaic or Hebrew origin and means either "house of hunting" or "house of fishing"... [more]
BETSALEL m Hebrew, Biblical
Means "in the shadow" in Hebrew. In the bible, this is the name of a son of Uri who was one of the architects of the tabernacle, and the name of an Israelite.
BEZALEL m Biblical
Hebrew, meaning "protected by God". It occurs in the Bible as the name of a celebrated skilled craftsman. As a result, the school of arts set up in Jerusalem in the 20th century was named Bezalel.
BIDKAR בדקר m Biblical
Bidkar was an officer of the Israelite king JEHU. Jehu ordered Bidkar to throw the body of the king he usurped, JEHORAM, into the field of Naboth, fulfilling prophecy... [more]
BIGTHA m Biblical
Bigtha is one of the eunuchs who served King XERXES in Esther 1:10.
BIGTHANA m Biblical
In the Book of Esther, one of the two chamberlains or eunuchs of Xerxes who conspired against the king's life
BILDAD בִּלְדַּד‎ m Biblical
Etymology unknown. Bildad the Shuhite was one of Job's three friends. Also used for one of the characters in Moby Dick
BINEA m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical boy's name meaning "Son of the Lord"
BIRSHA m Biblical
Birsha is the king of Gomorrah in Genesis 14 who joins other Canaanite city kings in rebelling against Chedorlaomer.
BISHLAM m Biblical Hebrew
Means "with peace" in Hebrew.
BITHIA f Biblical
Variant of BITHIAH.
BITHYNIA f Biblical, American (Rare, Archaic)
From the name of a region in Asia Minor mentioned in Acts in the New Testament.... [more]
BIZTHA m Biblical
Means "eunuch". In the book of Esther, the second of the seven eunuchs of King Ahasuerus' harem.
BUKKI m Biblical
Bukki was a prince of the tribe of Dan; one of those appointed by MOSES to superintend the division of Canaan amongst the tribe (Num... [more]
BUKKIAH m Biblical
From a root Hebrew word meaning "flask".... [more]
BUZI בזז m Hebrew, Romani, Biblical
From Hebrew בוז (buz), "contempt". This name occurs only once in the Bible. The prophet EZEKIEL mentions him as his father.
CASIPHIA f Biblical, English (Rare, Archaic)
From a place name mentioned only by the Old Testament prophet Ezra, said to be a corruption of CASPIAN. Otherwise it may mean "place of the treasury" from Hebrew keceph "silver, money".
CAYN m Biblical (All)
Variant of CAIN.
CHALCOL כלכל m Biblical
Chalcol, meaning "maintain," was one of the exemplars of wisdom than whom SOLOMON was wiser. (I Kings 4:31)
CHANINE f Biblical Hebrew
God is Gracious
CHANNIEL m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HANNIEL.
CHAVAH חווה f Biblical Hebrew
Chavah (Ha-va) is the Hebrew translation for the Biblical name Eve, which means "Mother of all living" or "Life". Eve was the first woman in the Bible, the wife of Adam.
CHEDORLAOMER כְּדָרְלָעֹ֫מֶר‎ m Biblical
Means "a handful of sheaves." He is a king of Elam in the book of Genesis.
CHELAL m Biblical
He is mentioned in the Bible as being one of the sons of Pahath-Moab.
CHELED חֵלֶד m Biblical
Variant transcription of HELED.... [more]
CHEPHIRAH f Biblical, English (Rare)
From the name of a biblical town, one of the four named in Joshua 9:17 along with Gibeon, Beeroth, and Kiriath-Jearim.
CHERAN m Biblical
Means "anger".
CHERITH כְּרִית f Biblical
From a biblical place name possibly meaning "torrent-bed, gorge, valley" in Hebrew. Cherith was a brook or valley where the prophet Elijah hid from King Ahab after announcing three years of drought.
CHETZRO חֶצְרוֹ m Biblical
Variant transcription of HEZRO.... [more]
CHILION m Biblical
Meaning "One Failing; One Coming to an End". Chilion was one of the sons of Naomi and ELIMELECH, and the husband of ORPAH.
CHIMHAM m Biblical
Chimham accompanied King DAVID to Gilgal after the death of ABSALOM. (2 Samuel 19:37-40) Also a place near Bethlehem where JOHANAN regrouped before departing to Egypt... [more]
CHISLON m Biblical
Chislon was the father of ELIDAD, a prince of the Tribe of BENJAMIN.
CHOTAM חוֹתָם m Biblical
Variant transcription of HOTHAM.... [more]
CHOTHAM חוֹתָם m Biblical (Hellenized)
Variant transcription of HOTHAM.... [more]
CHOTHAN חוֹתָם m Biblical (Hellenized)
Variant transcription of HOTHAM, as used in 1 Chronicles 7:32.... [more]
CHTHAOD חֵלֶד m Biblical
Variant transcription of HELED.... [more]
CHURAI חוּרַי m Biblical
Variant transcription of HURAI.... [more]
CHUSHAN-RISHATHAIM כּוּשַׁן רִשְׁעָתַיִם m Biblical
Means "twice-evil Kushite". Chushan indicates Kushite origins, while Rishathan means "double wickedness". Name of a King of Mesopotamia and the first oppressor of Israel in the Book of Judges. This is likely not the King's real name, but rather, an insulting epithet.
CHUZA m Biblical
Chuza was the manager of HEROD Antipas' household. His wife, JOANNA, was a follower of Jesus.
COSAM m Biblical Greek
One of Jesus' ancestors in Luke 3:28.
COZ m Biblical
Coz in Hebrew allegedly means "a thorn", or perhaps "nimble." It occurs in the Old Testament (1 Chr. 4: 8) where Coz is sited as a descendant of CALEB.
COZBI כָּזְבִּי f Biblical
Means "voluptuous, charming" from a Semitic root kzb "to deceive, disappoint" and "to be voluptuous, charming, full of sexual vigor". In the Old Testament this name belonged to a Midianite woman who became a wife or concubine of the Israelite ZIMRI, both of whom were then killed by PHINEHAS in order to stop a plague sent by God.
CUMI f Biblical, English (Rare)
Means "arise; stand up" in Aramaic. ... [more]
CUSH כּוּשׁ m Biblical
The eldest son of HAM, who was a son of Noah. He was the brother of MIZRAIM (Egypt), CANAAN (land of Canaan), and PHUT, and the father of the Biblical character NIMROD mentioned in the "Table of Nations" in the Genesis 10:6 and I Chronicles 1:8.
CYMA f Biblical Hebrew
Means "swollen" or "flourishing" in Greek.
DADAI אַחְלָֽי f Biblical (Hellenized)
Variant transcription of AHLAI, as used in 1 Chronicles 2:31.... [more]
DALEBOR m Old Church Slavic, Old Czech, Polish
Slavic masculine name, composed of the name elements dali "far, distant; to move away" and BOR "fight, battle".
DALPHON דַּלְפוֹן m Biblical
Dalphon, meaning "to weep," was one of the ten sons of HAMAN, killed along with Haman by the Jews of Persia.
DARAH m & f Biblical Hebrew
Meaning "wise".... [more]
DARDA m Biblical
Meaning "pearl of wisdom," he was one of the exemplars of wisdom than whom Solomon was wiser. (I Kings 4:31)
DELILA f Biblical German, Dutch (Rare), English (Rare), Bosnian, Hungarian (Rare)
Dutch, Hungarian, Bosnian and German form and English variant of DELILAH.
DEUEL דְּעוּאֵל m Biblical Hebrew
Means "known by God" in Hebrew. In the Bible, he was the father of ELIASAPH and the leader of the Tribe of Gad, as noted in five verses in the Book of Numbers, beginning with Numbers 1:14.
DIBLAIM דִּבְלָ֫יִם f Biblical
Means "cakes of pressed figs". In the bible, this was the mother of the prophet HOSEA's wife, GOMER.
DIBRI m Biblical Hebrew
Dibri of the house of Dan was the father of SHELOMITH, according to Leviticus 24:11. Shelomith's son was stoned to death by the people of Israel for blasphemy following MOSES' issue of a ruling on the penalty to be applied for blasphemy.
DIOTREPHES Διοτρέφης m Ancient Greek, Biblical
Derived from Greek Διος (Dios) "of ZEUS" combined with Greek τρέφω (trepho) "to nourish, to feed" (also see TROPHIMUS)... [more]
DISHAN דִּישׁוֹן m Biblical
Meaning "ibex," he was the youngest son of SEIR the Horite. (Genesis 36:21)
DOBIELUT m Polish (Rare), Old Church Slavic
Possibly means "soldier's day" from Slavic doba meaning "day" combined with lut meaning "soldier".
DODAVAH m Biblical
Variant of DODAVAHU used in the King James Version of the Old Testament.
DODAVAHU דוֹדָוָהוּ m Biblical
From the Hebrew name Dodhawahu meaning "loved of God", which may be an extended form of DAVID. It occurs briefly in 2 Chronicles in the Old Testament belonging to the father of a prophet called ELIEZER.
DODO m Biblical
From Hebrew dodho (or dodhay) meaning "beloved" (see DAVID). In the Old Testament this name was borne by several minor characters.
DUMAH דומה m Biblical, Judeo-Christian Legend
Means "silent" in Hebrew. Briefly mentioned in the Old Testament as the name of one of Ishmael's sons. In Rabbinical Literature, Dumah is also the angel of silence and of the stillness of death.
EBED-MELECH עֶבֶד-מֶלֶךְ m Biblical Hebrew
The name is translated as "Servant of the King," and as such may not be his proper name but a hereditary title.
EBER עבר m Biblical
Means "region beyond," from the word abar, meaning, "to pass over." This name appears three times in the Old Testament. One was an ancestor of Abraham. His descendants are known as Hebrews.