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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.
ABDIEL m Biblical Hebrew, Judeo-Christian Legend, Literature
Means "servant of God" in Hebrew. In the Bible, this is the name of a member of the tribe of Gad
. In John Milton's 'Paradise Lost' (1667), this is the name of a seraph who withstood Satan when he urged the angels to revolt.
ABIASAPH 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."
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)
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.
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). In 1 Kings 4:12, Ahilud is the father of Baana
, an official in Solomon's court sent to gather provisions in Taanach and Megiddo, and Beth Shan.
AHINADAB 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]
AHISHAR m Biblical Hebrew
Means "my brother has sung" in Hebrew. In 1 Kings, he is mentioned in Solomon's list of heads of department.
AHOLIBAMAH 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
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]
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 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."
APHIAH m Biblical Hebrew
Aphiah, of the tribe of Benjamin
, was an ancestor of King Saul
and of his commander Abner
. According to Saul, his family was the least of the tribe of Benjamin. (1 Samuel 9)
ARD 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.
ARMONI 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.
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
ASHIMA 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]
ATSALYAHU m Biblical Hebrew
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". The name is derived from Hebrew אָצַל (atsal)
meaning "to reserve, to lay aside" (see Azel
) combined with Hebrew יָהּ (yah)
meaning "Yahweh"... [more]
DEUEL 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.
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.
EBED-MELECH 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.
EGLAH f Biblical Hebrew
Means "heifer, young cow" in Hebrew. Eglah was one of King David's wives and the mother of Ithream (2 Samuel 3:4).
ELIADAH m Biblical Hebrew
Eliadah, meaning "God Knows," was the father of Rezon
, regent of Damascus in the time of Solomon. I Kings 11:23
ELIDAD m Biblical Hebrew
Elidad was a prince of the tribe of Benjamin
; one of those appointed by Moses
to superintend the division of Canaan amongst the tribe (Numbers 34: 21).
ELIHOREPH m Biblical Hebrew
Elihoreph was a scribe in King Solomon
's court. He was a son of Shisha
and brother of Ahiah
. (I Kings: 4:3) The name means "'my God repays,' or 'my God is the giver of the autumn harvest,'"
EPHAH m & f Biblical Hebrew
In the Hebrew Bible, Ephah was the name of three people: one of Midian
's five sons (a descendant of Abraham via Keturah), a son of Jahdai (a descendant of Judah), and a concubine of Caleb
EPHAI m Biblical Hebrew
Means "gloomy" or "bird-like" in Hebrew. This is a character in the Old Testament.
EPHER m Biblical Hebrew
Epher was a grandson of Abraham
, according to Gen. 25:4, whose descendants, Jewish historian Flavius Josephus
claimed, had invaded Libya. Josephus also claimed that Epher's name was the etymological root of the continent Africa... [more]
ER m Biblical Hebrew
Means "awakening" or "watchful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, this name was borne by both a son and a grandson of Judah ((Genesis 38:3, 1 Chronicles 4:21).
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'
ITHREAM m Biblical Hebrew
Ithream was the son of David and Eglah, David's sixth son, according to II Samuel 3:5.
JASIEL m & f Biblical Hebrew, Ancient Hebrew
A biblical name meaning "whom God made" (asah to make or do + 'el God). Jaasiel was a warrior mentioned in 1 Chronicles 11:47 among the "valiant men of the armies" (1 Chronicles 11:26) under David. Also said to be a "hero of David" (Brown-Driver-Briggs)... [more]
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]
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]
KISHI m Biblical Hebrew
Kishi (also Kushaiah) is a figure in the Old Testament. 1 Chronicles 6:44 states Kishi is a Merarite, and the father of the ancestor of Ethan
MAACAH m & f Biblical Hebrew, Ancient Hebrew
Means "bruised, crushed" in Hebrew, from the verb מָעַך
) "to press, to squeeze". This name was borne by both men and women in the Bible: one male example is Maacah, the fourth son of Nahor
and his concubine Reumah
(Genesis 22:24); a female example is Queen Maacah, one of the wives of King David and mother of Avshalom
(1 Chronicles 3:3).
MAGADAN f Biblical Hebrew, Various (Rare)
Derived from Hebrew מגדל (Migdal)
meaning "tower"; ultimately from Aramaic מגדלא (Magdala)
"elegant, great" or "tower". The King James' Version of the Bible provide the name Magdala, while some Greek manuscripts and the Revised Version provide the name "Magadan"... [more]
MAGDIEL m Biblical Hebrew
Magdiel was the name of an Edomite clan (possibly the name of an eponymous chieftain) mentioned in Genesis 36:43.
MAHALALEEL m Biblical Hebrew (Archaic)
Literally means "praise of GOD (El);" son of Kenan (Qayin) and great-grandson of Seth according to Genealogy of Genesis 5:12,13,15-17; 1 Chronicles 1:2. An inhabitant of Judah in Nehemiah 11:4, a descendent of Judah, son of Jacob, great-grandson of Abraham, through the lineage of Perez.
MEA f Biblical Hebrew
Mea(h): Hundred or a hundred cubits. Mea(h)/Me'ah/Me'a: a tower on the north wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 3:1; Nehemiah 12:39).
NABAL m Biblical Hebrew
Means "fool; senseless; failure". This was the name of a rich Calebite who was the first husband of Abigail.
NATANYA m & f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "gift of God" in Hebrew. In the Bible, Nethaniah was one of the Levites sent by King Jehoshaphat to teach the Law of the Lord to the people of Judah.
NEMUEL m Biblical Hebrew
Apparently means "day of God" in Hebrew. The biblical clan of the Nemuelites derive their name from an ancestor with this first name. Nemuel is also the name of two Israelities mentioned in the Bible.
NITAI m Biblical Hebrew
Nitai was an ancient Jewish sage mentioned in the Jewish Talmud. Nitai's full name, as recorded in the Talmud, was "Nitai the Arbelite."
OPHEL m Biblical Hebrew
The biblical name apparently given to a certain part of a settlement or city that is elevated from its surroundings, and probably means fortified hill or risen area. In the Hebrew Bible the Ophel refers to a specific part in two cities: the extended City of David (the oldest part of Jerusalem), as in the Book of Chronicles and the Book of Nehemiah (2 Chronicles 27:3; 33:14, Nehemiah 3:26; 11:21), and at Samaria, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Israel, mentioned in the Second Book of Kings (2 Book of Kings 5:24)... [more]
REZIA m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name רִצְיָא (Ritzya
) meaning "delight". Possibly from the root רָצוֹן (ratzon
) meaning "desire, wish, favor, goodwill". In the Book of 1 Chronicles, Rezia was one of the sons of Ulla
, an Asherite.
RIZPAH f Biblical Hebrew (Rare)
From Hebrew, meaning "coal" or "hot stone." In the Book of Samuel, Rizpah was one of Saul's concubines, the epitome of the devoted mother.
SARID m Biblical Hebrew
A Hebrew name used in the Bible meaning "survivor, remaining, hand of a prince"
SEIR m Biblical Hebrew
Seir, meaning "Rough, hairy." It is sometimes used as an alternative term for a goat, as in Seir La'Azazel (שעיר לעזאזל - scapegoat).
SERACH f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "abundance" in Hebrew. This was the name of the granddaughter of Jacob, and the daughter of Asher in the Torah, who is said to have lived past the era of Moses until she was taken to heaven (like Enoch and Elijah).
SIRA m Biblical Hebrew
The Septuagint Book known as the Wisdom of Simon, Son of Jesus, Son of Eliazar, Son of Sira, (AKA Sirach), goes by this name.
SISERA m Biblical Hebrew
Sisera was commander of the Canaanite army of King Jabin
of Hazor, who is mentioned in Judges 4-5 of the Hebrew Bible.
TOGARMAH m Biblical Hebrew
Name of Gomer third-born son in Genesis ch. 10. Ancestor to the original inhabitants of Armenia (pre 1500BC). The name is found in Ancient Armenian tradition. Places named for him: Armenia.
TYRAS m Biblical Hebrew
The name is a derivative of Tiras who was one of Noah’s grandsons. Specifically Japheth’s son.
VAJEZATHA m Biblical Hebrew
Meaning uncertain, probably of Persian origin. It has been claimed to mean "sprinkling the chamber". This was the name of a son of Haman in the Book of Esther in the Old Testament.
ZELAH f Biblical Hebrew, English (Rare)
Means "rib, side" in Hebrew. Zelah was a place in the territory of the Tribe of Benjamin, ancient Judea, known as the burial place of King Saul, his father Kish and his son Jonathan.
ZIMRAN m Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Meaning uncertain. Some sources say that the name means "musical" or "musician" and is ultimately derived from Hebrew zimrah
meaning "melody, song (in praise of God)". If this is true, then the name is etymologically related to Zimri
ZOPHAR m Biblical Hebrew
In the Old Testament Book of Job
, Zophar, meaning "chirping; rising early," the Naamathite is one of the three friends of Job
who visits to comfort him during his illness.
ZURISHADDAI m Biblical Hebrew, Biblical
Means "rock of the Almighty", Shaddai being another name of God. In the Old Testament, he was the father of Shelumiel, the Prince of the Tribe of Simeon.