Biblical Submitted Names

These names occur in the English Bible. See also about biblical names.
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ABAGTHA 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 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."
ABI-ALBON m Biblical
Means "father of strength". In the Bible, this was one of David's thirty warriors.
ABIATHAR m Biblical
Possibly means "my father is great" in Hebrew (in which case the second element makes it a relative of Jethro). In the Old Testament Abiathar was the only Jewish high priest to escape from a massacre ordered by King Saul... [more]
ABIEZER 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.
ABIGAILI f Biblical, Swahili
Swahili form of Abigail.
ABIHUD m Biblical
Means "the father is glory" or "father of glory". It is the name of two characters in the Bible.
ABINADAB 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.
ACHITOPHEL 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.
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.
ADAIAH f & m Biblical
From the Hebrew name עֲדָיָ֫הוּ (Adayahu) meaning "adorned by Yahweh" or "Yahweh has adorned" (compare Adah, Adi, Adiel)... [more]
ADBEEL 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 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.
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]
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). He is possibly the sun god worshipped at Sippar (Sepharvaim)... [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]
AGUR m Biblical
Means "stranger" or "gathered together" in Hebrew. In the Bible, he is a son of Jakeh and a contributor to Proverbs.
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 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. Ahaz was 20 when he became king of Judah and reigned for 16 years.
AHIHUD m Biblical
Prince of the tribe of Asher.
AHIJAH m Biblical
Meaning, "brother of Jehovah."
AHIMAN m Biblical
Meaning "brother of the right hand / brother of a gift."
AHIMELECH m Biblical
Meaning "the divine king is brother." The high priest of Israel, executed on Saul's orders for treason.
AHIRA 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 m Biblical
Ahisamac, meaning "brother of support," of the tribe of Dan, was the father of Aholiab.
AHUZAM 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.
AJALON f & m Biblical, Biblical Latin, English (American, Rare)
Variant of Aijalon occurring in some translations of the Old Testament.
AMASA 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".
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 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]
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]
AMOZ 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 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 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]
ANANIAH m Biblical (Rare), Biblical Hebrew
Meaning, "cloud Of the Lord."
ANATHOTH 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 m Biblical, Hebrew
Essentially a combination of Anathoth with yah "Yahweh", thus the meaning is effectively "prayers answered by Yahweh". In the bible, this was the name of a member of the tribe of Benjamin.
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 m Persian, Biblical, Hebrew
A name of an angel.... [more]
ARAUNAH 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]
ARDATH f Biblical, English
From the name of a field mentioned briefly in the Old Testament Apocrypha, the meaning of which is uncertain. It may relate to Akkadian ardatû "maiden". A literary bearer was American author Ardath Mayhar (1930-2012).
ARIDATHA m Biblical
A son of Haman in the book of Esther. Possibly related the Persian Haridata, meaning "given by Hari".
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.
ARNAN m Hebrew, Biblical
Means "joyous" in Hebrew.
ARPHAXAD m Biblical
One of the five sons of Shem, the son of Noah.
ARTEMAS m Ancient Greek, Biblical
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]
ASENAPPAR m Biblical
Form of Ashurbanipal found in the Bible.
ASHBEL 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).
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
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 Biblical
Variant of Azriel.
ATHAIAH m & f Biblical, Hebrew
Means "the Lord's time" in Hebrew. In the Bible, this was the son of Uzziah.
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). He was a son of Meshullam and was himself the father of Shaphan the scribe.... [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.
AZUR m Medieval English, Biblical
Son of Eliakim, mentioned briefly in the Genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1:13-14.
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 m Biblical
Variant of Baana.
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 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. Since the name Abba means "father" in Aramaic, the literal meaning of the entire name would be "son of the father"... [more]
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.
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. In the bible, Bartimaeus was a blind man who was healed by Jesus.
BARZILLAI 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]
BATHSHUA 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]
BECHER m Jewish, Biblical
Means "first born."
BELA 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.
BENO m Biblical
Beno was the son of Merari and from Jaaziah 1 Chronicles 24:26-27.
BENONI 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).
BERAKHAH m Biblical
Variant of Baraka.
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.
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).
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.
BETHSAIDA f English, Biblical, Puerto Rican
From Bethseda, a Biblical place name derived from Hebrew/Aramaic beth-tsaida which means "house of fishing".
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 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. II Kings 9:25
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 m Biblical
Etymology unknown. Bildad the Shuhite was one of Job's three friends. Also used for one of the characters in Moby Dick
BIRSHA m Biblical
Birsha is the king of Gomorrah in Genesis 14 who joins other Canaanite city kings in rebelling against Chedorlaomer.
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. 34:22).
BUKKIAH m Biblical
From a root Hebrew word meaning "flask".... [more]
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".
CHALCOL m Biblical
Chalcol, meaning "maintain," was one of the exemplars of wisdom than whom Solomon was wiser. (I Kings 4:31)
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.
CHERAN m Biblical
Means "anger".
CHERITH 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.
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. Jeremiah 41:17
CHISLON m Biblical
Chislon was the father of Elidad, a prince of the Tribe of Benjamin.
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.
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 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 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.
DALPHON m Biblical
Dalphon, meaning "to weep," was one of the ten sons of Haman, killed along with Haman by the Jews of Persia.
DARDA m Biblical
Meaning "pearl of wisdom," he was one of the exemplars of wisdom than whom Solomon was wiser. (I Kings 4:31)
DIBLAIM f Biblical
Means "cakes of pressed figs". In the bible, this was the mother of the prophet Hosea's wife, Gomer.
DIOTREPHES m Ancient Greek, Biblical
Derived from Greek Διος (Dios) "of Zeus" combined with Greek τρέφω (trepho) "to nourish, to feed" (also see Trophimus). This was the name of a minor character from the bible, who was mentioned in 3 John, verses 9–11.
DISHAN m Biblical
Meaning "ibex," he was the youngest son of Seir the Horite. (Genesis 36:21)
DODAVAH m Biblical
Variant of Dodavahu used in the King James Version of the Old Testament.
DODAVAHU 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 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.
EBER 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.
EHI m Biblical
In Genesis 46:21, Ehi is the third son of Benjamin. In 1 Chronicles 8:1 he is called Ahahrah, and in Numbers 26:38 he is called Ahiram.
ELASAH m Biblical
Elasah, meaning "made by God," was the name of two individuals mentioned in the Bible.
ELEADAH m Biblical
Meaning "God has decked (adorned) himself" Eleadah was one of Ephraim’s descendants mentioned at 1Ch 7:20.
ELEPH m & f Biblical (Rare, Archaic), English (Puritan)
Meaning, "the ox." A place in the lot of Benjamin not far from Jerusalem (Joshua 18:28). The name is omitted by Septuagint, unless, indeed, it is combined with that of Zelah. It may be identical with Lifta, a village W. of Jerusalem.
ELHANAN m Biblical
Means "God is gracious" in Hebrew. (Cf. Hananeel, Yochanan, and Hananiah.) This was the name of two Old Testament characters.
ELIAB m Biblical
Means "God (is) father" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this was the name of six characters (including the eldest brother of King David), "but none of these is of importance," writes George Rippey Stewart in 'American Given Names' (1979)... [more]
ELIADA m Biblical, Hebrew
Means "God knows" in Hebrew (or possibly "God knew" or "God (is) knowing"). In the Old Testament this is the name of several characters, including a son of King David.
ELIAM m Biblical, Hebrew
Means "God's people" in Hebrew, derived from Hebrew el "God" and am "people". Eliam was the name of a biblical character listed in the Books of Samuel as one of "The Thirty."
ELIASAPH m Biblical
Means "God has added" or "God increases the family" in Hebrew, derived from Hebrew el "God" and yasáph "to add". This was the name of two minor biblical characters; one was a son of Deuel, and the other was a son of Lael.
ELIATHAH m Biblical, Hebrew
Means "God comes (to him)" or "to whom God will come", derived from Hebrew el "God" and atháh "to come, to bring". In the bible, this was the name of one of the many sons of Heman the Levite.
ELIEL m Biblical, Hebrew, Finnish
Means "my God is God" in Hebrew, derived from אלי (elí) "my God" and אֵל (el) meaning "God". This name was borne by nine characters in the Bible.
ELIMELECH m Biblical, Hebrew
Means "my God is king" in Hebrew, derived from Hebrew el "God" and malákh "to rule". In the bible, this was the name of the late husband of Naomi.
ELIMELEQUE m Biblical, Portuguese
Portuguese form of Elimelech.
ELIPHAL m Biblical
Meaning, "whom God judges," son of Ur, one of David's guard. (1 Chronicles 11:35)
ELIPHAZ m Biblical
Means "my God is strength" or "my God is fine gold" in Hebrew, derived from Hebrew el "God" and paz "pure gold, fine gold" (from the root pazáz "to purify gold, to strengthen")... [more]
ELISHAH m Biblical
Variant of Elisha.
Means "my God has judged" in Hebrew, derived from Hebrew el "God" and shaphát "to judge". This was the name of a minor biblical character, who was the son of Zichri.
ELIU m English (Rare), Biblical
This name is used in some versions of the Bible. It is the name of one of the ancestors of Judith.... [more]
ELIZAPHAN m Biblical
Elizaphan was a prince of the tribe of Zebulun; one of those appointed by Moses to superintend the division of Canaan amongst the tribe (Num. 34:25).
ELIZUR m Biblical
Elizur was a son of Shedeur and a prince of the House of Reuben according to Numbers 1:5.
ELPAAL m Biblical
Meaning, "the house of grace or mercy."
ELYMAS m Biblical Greek, Biblical
Hellenized form of a masculine given name of which the meaning and origin is (so far) uncertain. This name is best known for being the name of Elymas, a Jewish sorcerer (who is also known as Bar-Jesus) who is mentioned in chapter 13 of Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament... [more]
EMMAUS m English (American, Rare), Biblical
From the name of a biblical town, Ἐμμαούς (Emmaous) in Greek, which is probably from Aramaic hammat meaning "hot spring". In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus appears to two of his disciples on the road to Emmaus after his death, burial and resurrection.
EPAPHRODITUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Biblical
Latinized form of Epaphroditos. A known bearer of this name was a freedman of Emperor Augustus (1st century BC), who was tasked with guarding the Egyptian pharaoh Cleopatra VII.
EPHOD m Biblical
Ephod was the father of Hanniel, a prince of the Tribe of Manasseh. (Num. 34:23).
EPHRAEM m Biblical (Latinized), Jewish (Latinized), History
Latinized form of the Hebrew name 'Efrayim via its hellenized form Ephraim.
ERI m Biblical
The male name Eri comes from the Hebrew meaning "my guardian" or "my awake one". ... [more]
ESHCOL m Biblical
Means "cluster". In the Bible, the brother of Mamre and Aner, the Amorite allies of Abraham in persuit of king Chedorlaomer. He lived in the neighborhood of Hebron and may have given his name to the valley of Eshcol, which lay a little North of Hebron.
ESHTEMOA m Biblical
Means "obedience."
ESHTON m Biblical
Meaning "uxorious." A name which occurs in the genealogies of Judah.
ESLI m Biblical
Meaning "near me" or "he who separates." Son of Nagge or Naggai, in the genealogy of Christ.
ETHNAN m Biblical
This is the name of a character in the Bible.
EUBULUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Biblical, History
Latinized form of Euboulos. This was the name of an Athenian statesman, who lived in the 4th century BC.
EUODIA f Ancient Greek, Biblical
Derived from Greek εὐοδία (euodia) meaning "a good journey", a derivative of ευ (eu) "good" and ὁδός (hodos) "way, road, journey, path". This name is mentioned in Paul's epistle to the Philippians in the New Testament.
EVI m Biblical
Evi was one of five Midianite kings killed during the time of Moses by an Israelite expedition led by Phinehas, son of Eleazar according to Numbers 31:8 and Joshua 13:21.
EZBON m Biblical
Ezbon is the name of two people mentioned in the Bible.
FENENNA f Biblical, Theatre, History, Medieval Polish
Variant of Phenenna borne by the 13th-century Polish princess Fenenna of Kuyavia, who married King Andrew III of Hungary. ... [more]
GADDI m Biblical
Gaddi, the son of Susi of the House of Manasseh, was a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:11.
GADDIEL m Biblical
Gaddiel, the son of Sodi of the house of Zebulun, was a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:10.
GAHAM m Biblical
Perhaps means "flame" in Hebrew, from a non-Biblical root meaning "to burn, flame". In the Bible, Gaham was the second son of Nahor by his concubine Reumah (Gen. 22:24).
GAMUL m Biblical
Gamul, meaning "rewarded" or "recompense," was head of the twentieth of twenty-four priestly divisions instituted by King David. (I Chr. 24:17)
GAZEZ m Biblical
Means "shearer."
GEBER m Biblical
Geber, meaning "He-man," son of Uri, was one of King Solomon's regional administrators; his territory was Gilead. (First Kings 4:19)
GEMALLI m Biblical
Gemalli of the house of Dan was the father of Ammiel, a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:4.
GENUBATH m Biblical
Genubath, meaning "Stolen," is mentioned in I Kings 11:20 as the son born to Hadad the Edomite and the sister of Queen Tahpenes, Pharaoh's wife.
GETHER m Biblical
Genesis 10:23
GEUEL m Biblical
Geuel, the son of Machi of the Tribe of Gad, was a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:16.
GIDEONI m Biblical
Gideoni was a member of the house of Benjamin according to Numbers 1:11. He was the father of Abidan.
GUNI m Biblical
Guni was a son of Naphtali according to Genesis 46:24 and Numbers 26:48. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.
Haahashtari was one of the sons of Naarah (1 Chronicles 4:6)
Habazziniah was the head of a family of Rechabites (Jeremiah 35:3)
HADADEZER m Biblical
According to I Kings 11:23, Hadadezer, meaning "Hadad Helps," was king of Zobah.
HADDAD m Biblical
Haddad the Edomite was an adversary of Solomon (I Kings 10:14)
HAGGI m Biblical
Haggi was a son of Gad according to Genesis 46:16 and Numbers 26:15. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.
HAKKOZ m Biblical
Hakkoz is the name of two or three biblical individuals.
Hammedatha was an Agagite and the father of Haman.
Means "the queen" in Hebrew. In the bible, Hammoleketh was the sister of Gilead and the mother of Ishhod, Abiezer, and Mahlah.
HAMOR m Biblical
Hamor was the father of Shechem. Shechem defiled Dinah according to Genesis 34.
HAMUL m Biblical
Hamul was a son of Pharez of the Tribe of Judah according to Genesis 46:12 and Numbers 26:21. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.
HANAMEEL m Biblical
Hanameel, meaning "rest from God," a cousin of Jeremiah from whom the latter bought property. Jeremiah 32:7ff.
HANIEL m Biblical, Judeo-Christian Legend, Brazilian
Variant of Hanniel used in the King James Version of 1 Chronicles 7:39, where it belongs to one of the sons of Ulla "and a prince and hero of the tribe of Asher". It has also been used to refer to the angel Anael.
HANNIEL m Biblical
Means "grace of God" in Hebrew, the first element from the stem of hanan "he was gracious, showed favour" (compare Hannah, Hannibal, John). This name is listed twice in the Old Testament.
HARIPH m Biblical, English (Puritan), Medieval English
From the root harap with multiple meanings. The masculine noun חרף (horep), literally meaning a (fruit-)gathering; used only in the sense of harvest or harvest time (Genesis 8:22), and subsequently to denote the season of autumn or winter (the season which contains the Hebrew ninth month, which is our November to December — Jeremiah 36:22)... [more]
HARUM m Biblical
Father of Aharhel.
Meaning: Dwelling of Death, "Hazar" meaning dwelling, "Maveth" meaning death.... [more]
Means "shade coming upon me" in Hebrew. This is the name of a woman of the tribe of Judah mentioned in 1 Chronicles 4:8.
HAZO m Biblical
Means "prophetic vision" in Hebrew, from the verb חָזָה (chazah or haza) "to see, to behold". In the Bible, Hazo was the fifth son of Nahor and Milka (Genesis 22:22).
The name of a minor Biblical character.
HEBRON m Biblical
Derived from Hebrew chebhron meaning "league, association, confederacy". In the Old Testament this is the name of a paternal uncle of Moses, Miriam and Aaron. He is said to be the ancestor of the Hebronite people.... [more]
HELAM m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Mormon
Derived from Hebrew חֵילָם (Helam), which is the name of a biblical town where king David and his army fought and won a battle against the army of the Syrian king Hadadezer. The town's name is said to mean either "stronghold, fortress" or "place of abundance" in Hebrew and is also found spelled as Chelam, Cheleam and Cheylam... [more]
HELEK m Biblical
Helek was a son of Gilead of the Tribe of Manasseh according to Numbers 26:30 and Joshua 17:2.
HELON m Biblical
Helon was a member of the house of Zebulun according to Numbers 1:9. He was the father of Eliab.
HEMAN m Biblical
His name means Faithful, but can be rendered as "God is faithful" because of God keeping his promise to bless him. ... [more]
HEPHER m Biblical
Hepher was a son of Manasseh according to Numbers 26:32 and Joshua 17:2.
HEZRON m Biblical
Means "enclosed."
HIEL m Biblical
Hiel the Bethelite, means "the divine brother, or kinsman, is God," rebuilt Jericho during the reign of King Ahab. (I Kings 16:34)
HOBAB m Biblical
Hobab was Moses' brother-in-law (Numbers 10:29) or father-in-law (Judges 4:11). The relevant part of Numbers 10:29 reads: "And Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses' father-in-law"... [more]
HOGLAH f Biblical
From Hebrew choghlah meaning "partridge", or means "dancing" or "his dance". In the Old Testament this is the name of a daughter of Zelophehad, sister of Mahlah, Noa, Milcah and Tirzah.
HORI m Biblical
Hori of the house of Simeon was the father of Shaphat, a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:5.
HOSHAIAH m Biblical
Meaning "Saved by Jah; Jah Has Saved".... [more]
HUL m Biblical
Genesis 10:23
HUPPIM m Biblical
Huppim was the ninth son of Benjamin in Genesis 46:21 and Numbers 26:39.
HUR m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Latin
Probably from the ancient Hebrew noun חור (hur), which means "something white" or "white stuff". This name belonged to several characters in the Old Testament, including a character in The Book of Exodus, who, along with Aaron, held up Moses' hands... [more]
HUSHIM m Biblical
Hushim was a son of Dan according to Genesis 46:23 and Numbers 26:42. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.
IGAL m Hebrew, Biblical
Variant of Yigal.
IKKESH m Biblical
Tekoite and father of Ira, one of King David's Warriors (2 Samuel 23:26, 1 Chronicles 11:28).
IMLA m Biblical
Meaning "whom God will fill up," "fullness" or "replenisher." Father or progenitor of Micaiah the prophet.
IMMER m Biblical
Meaning, "saying; speaking" or "a lamb."
IRAD m Hebrew, Biblical
In the Old Testament, Irad is the grandson of Cain.
IRIJAH m Biblical
Means "Yahweh sees me" or "my fear is of God" in Hebrew.
ISHBAAL m Biblical
Means "son of Ba'al". The original name of Ish-bosheth.
ISHHOD m Biblical
Means "man of majesty", son of Hezron and Hammolecheth in the bible.
ISHIAH m Biblical
Can mean either "whom YHWH lends", "Godsend", "God exists" or "it is the lord", depending on interpretation. From the Bible, the fifth of the five sons of Izrahiah, one of the heads of the tribe of Issachar in the time of David.
ISKAH f Biblical
See also Iscah.
ISOBETH m & f Biblical, English
In the Bible, this is a variant of Ishbosheth. ... [more]
IZHAR m Biblical
The father of Korah, Nepheg, and Zichri, and was a son of Kohath and grandson of Levi.
IZRI m Biblical
Likely meaning "creator", from the verb יצר yasar, meaning "to fashion or form". Identical to Zeri.
IZZIAH m Biblical
Means either "God unites" or "May Yahweh Sprinkle". Izziah was a descendent of Parosh and one of the Israelites who divorced their foreign wives during the purge of Ezra
JAAZANIAH m Biblical
Meaning "Jehovah Has Given Ear". Toward the end of the kingdom of Judah it seems that this was a rather common name; all four men mentioned in the Bible by this name lived within the same short period of time... [more]
JAAZIAH m Biblical
Means "Yahweh strengthens" in Hebrew.
JACOLIA f Biblical
In Biblical the meaning of the name Jecoliah is: Perfection, or power, of the Lord
JAH m Biblical, Hebrew
Short form of Yahweh, consists of the ending of Hallelujah.
JAHAZIEL m Biblical
Jahaziel or Chaziel the Levite was a prophet in the Hebrew Bible. The name allgedly means "beheld by God"
JAKIN m Biblical
Variant of Jachin used in some versions of the Old Testament.
JAPHIA m Biblical
Japhia was the king of Lachish, one of the five kings of the Amorites whose battle against the settling Israelites led by Joshua is reported in Joshua 10:1–15.
JARHA m Biblical
Jarha was an Egyptian slave of Sheshan who was married to Sheshan's daughter according to 1 Chronicles 2:34-35.
JASHUB m Biblical
Variant of Job.
JATHAN m Biblical
Form of Jonathan found in some versions of the apocryphal Book of Tobit (5:13), though most translations use the form Jonathas.
JEBADIAH m English, Hebrew, Biblical
Common among the Amish. Meaning "Beloved of the lord", the biblical term is a "blessing".
JECOLIAH f Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְכָלְיָה (Yekholyahu) meaning "Yahweh has been able", from יָכֹל (yakhol) meaning "to be able, have power, prevail" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God... [more]
JEDAIAH m Biblical
Means "Yahweh has known" in Hebrew.
JEDUTHAN m Biblical, English (Puritan), Biblical Hebrew
Meaning, "praising." Jeduthun was one of the chiefs of the temple choir during the time of David. Jeduthun belonged to the Merari family of the tribe of Levi. He is considered to be the same person as Ethan... [more]
JEEZER m Biblical
Jeezer was a son of Gilead of the Tribe of Manasseh according to Numbers 26:30.
JEHOADDAN f Biblical
Meaning "YHWH delights." Shee was a native of Jerusalem, the wife of King Joash of Judah, and mother of his successor, King Amaziah. II Kings 14:2
JEHOZABAD m Biblical
Son of Shomer, was one of the assassinators of King Joash of Judah. II Kings 12:21. "This person is called Zabad, in 2 Chron. xxiv.26..."
JEHUDIJAH f Biblical, Hebrew
Means "Jewess" in Hebrew, thus making this name the feminine form of Jehudi. In the bible, this was the name of one of the wives of Jered.
JEIEL m Biblical
Jeiel is referred to as the "father of Gibeon" and is an ancestor of King Saul.
JEKAMIAH m Biblical (?)
1 Chronicles 2:41 Jekamiah was the son of Shallum and the father of Elishama.
JEMUEL m Biblical, Hebrew
Variant form of Nemuel (due to changing phonology over time, the 'n' got corrupted into a 'j'). This is the name of the eldest son of Simeon in the Old Testament.
JEPHUNNEH m Hebrew, Biblical
Meaning "for whom a way is prepared." The father of Caleb, and a son of Jether, an Asherite, in the Bible.
JERAH m Biblical, Hebrew
A Biblical name meaning "moon", "month" and "sweet smelling".... [more]
JERIEL m Biblical, Hebrew
Means "taught by God" in Hebrew (see also Jeriah). In the bible, this was the name of a chief of Issachar.
JERIOTH f Biblical
Possibly means "(tent) curtains" in Hebrew. It occurs briefly in the Old Testament belonging to a wife of Caleb (son of Hezron).
JESAJA m Biblical, Swedish (Rare), Dutch, German
Dutch, German, and Swedish form of Isaiah.
JESHAIAH m Biblical
Refers to multiple figures in the Bible.
JESHUA m Biblical, Hebrew
The name means "he will save" and is a form of the Biblical Hebrew name Yehoshua (Joshua). The Late Biblical Hebrew spellings for earlier names often contracted the theophoric element Yeho-.
JESHURUN m Biblical
From a poetic or ideal title of Israel (either the people, land or patriarch) mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, which is thought to derive from Hebrew ישר (yashar) meaning "upright".
JESIMIEL m Biblical, Hebrew
Apparently means "God establishes" in Hebrew. In the bible, this was the name of a Simeonite.
JETHER m Biblical
From the Hebrew name יֶ֫תֶר (Yeter) which meant "abundance" (see Jethro).
JEUEL m Biblical
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia claims the meaning is unknown, though according to Strong's Hebrew Concordance, it means "Carried or snatched away by God" from יָעָה yaah "swept together" and אֵל el "God"... [more]
JEZANIAH m Biblical
Probably a shortened form of Jaazaniah, meaning “Jehovah Has Given Ear”. Jezaniah was a chief of the Judean military force among those submitting to Gedaliah’s brief administration in 607 B.C.E. (Jer 40:8, 9; 42:1) Jezaniah is also called Azariah (Jer 43:2) and Jaazaniah.—2Ki 25:23
JEZREEL m Biblical
The name Jezreel means "God sows," or "planted by God" this was the name of Hosea's first son. It is also a place in Isreal; Jezreel Valley.
JISKA f Biblical, Dutch, German (Rare), Biblical German
Form of Iscah used in the Dutch, Danish, Finnish, and German translations of the Bible.
JOAH m Biblical, Hebrew
Means "God is his brother" in Hebrew. There are four men named Joah in the Bible.
JOANAN m Biblical
Means "Yahweh has been gracious". In the Bible, he was the father of Joda and the son of Rhesa in the genealogy of Jesus.
JODA m Biblical
In the Bible, the father of Josek and the son of Joanan in the genealogy of Jesus.
JONADAB m Biblical
Meaning, "Jehovah is willing."
JORAH m & f Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Literature, Near Eastern Mythology
From יוֺרֶה (Yorah), a Hebrew name which allegedly meant "autumn showers" (referring to a seasonal rain "which falls in Palestine from the last of October until the first of December") or "sprinkling" as the active participle of יָרָה (yarah) "to rain"... [more]
JOSEK m Biblical
In the Bible, the father of Semein and the son of Joda.