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AbagthaאבגתאmBiblical, 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.
AbiasaphאביאסףmBiblical 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."
Abihailm & fBiblical 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]
AgeemBiblical 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.
AhinadabאחינדבmBiblical 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]
AhisharאחישרmBiblical Hebrew Means "my brother has sung" in Hebrew. In 1 Kings, he is mentioned in Solomon's list of heads of department.
AminadabעַמִּינָדָבmMormon (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]
AmminadibmBiblical 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."
AmmizabadעמיזבדmBiblical 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."
AshimaאֲשִׁימָאfBiblical 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]
Atsalyahuאֲצַלְיָ֫הוּmBiblical 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]
DeuelדְּעוּאֵלmBiblical 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.
DibrimBiblical 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-melechעֶבֶד-מֶלֶךְmBiblical Hebrew The name is translated as "Servant of the King," and as such may not be his proper name but a hereditary title.
EglahfBiblical Hebrew Means "heifer, young cow" in Hebrew. Eglah was one of King David's wives and the mother of Ithream (2 Samuel 3:4).
Ephahm & fBiblical 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.
EphaimBiblical Hebrew Means "gloomy" or "bird-like" in Hebrew. This is a character in the Old Testament.
HurחורmBiblical, 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]
IthreammBiblical Hebrew Ithream was the son of David and Eglah, David's sixth son, according to II Samuel 3:5.
Jasielיַעֲשִׂיאֵלm & fBiblical 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]
JeduthanmBiblical, 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]
MagadanמגדןfBiblical 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]
MagdielmBiblical Hebrew Magdiel was the name of an Edomite clan (possibly the name of an eponymous chieftain) mentioned in Genesis 36:43.
MahalaleelמַהֲלָלאֵלmBiblical Hebrew 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.
MeaמֵאָהfBiblical 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).
NemuelmBiblical 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.
OphelmBiblical 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]
PashhurפשחורmBiblical Hebrew, Ancient Egyptian Derived from Egyptian name possibly meaning "portion of the god horus". Used in Hebrew as "passover" indicating sparing and deliverance. Used multiple times in the old testament.
ReziaרִצְיָאmBiblical, 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.
SaridשרידmBiblical Hebrew A Hebrew name used in the Bible meaning "survivor, remaining, hand of a prince"
SeirשֵׂעִירmBiblical Hebrew Seir, meaning "Rough, hairy." It is sometimes used as an alternative term for a goat, as in Seir La'Azazel (שעיר לעזאזל - scapegoat).
SerachfHebrew, 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).
TogarmahmBiblical 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.
Uzalאוּזָ֖לmBiblical Hebrew Uzal is a Biblical name (Genesis 10:27) with different meanings tied to the verb "to go". Uzal is son of Joktan and ancestor of Abraham.
VajezathaוַיְזָתָאmBiblical 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.
Zelahצֵלָ֗עfBiblical 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.
ZimranmBiblical 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... [more]
ZopharצוֹפַרmBiblical 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.
ZurishaddaiצוּרְישַׁדָּיmBiblical 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.