occur in the Book of Mormon.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ABINADI m Mormon
From the Hebrew abi
"my father" and nadi
"present with you," meaning "my father is present with you." In The Book of Mormon, Abinadi is a prophet who preaches to a wicked king and his corrupt priests that God will come down and be with man, among other messages... [more]
ABINADOM m Mormon
Son of Chemish, Nephite historian, and Nephite warrior.
AHA m Mormon
Nephite military officer (c. 80 BC)
AHBRAHOAM m Mormon
An Egyptian derivative of ABRAHAM
, according to a book on the language, written by Joseph Smith.
ALE m Mormon
The second name in a double-name alias used by Joseph Smith. See BAURAK
ALMA m Mormon
According to The Book of Mormon, Alma is the name of two male prophets, commonly known as Alma the Elder and Alma the Younger. Alma the Elder was first seen as a corrupt priest who repented after being taught by the prophet ABINADI
AMALEKI m Mormon
Possibly based on the biblical name Amalek
. This belongs to two characters in the Book of Mormon, including a Nephite record keeper who wrote 18 verses of the Book of Omni.
AMALICKIAH m Mormon
Nephite traitor who becomes king of the Lamanites and wars with Nephites - killed by TEANCUM
(c. 70 BC).
AMELEKI m Mormon
Nephite record keeper (c. 130 BC) and also a seeker of Zeniff's people (c. 121 BC).
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]
AMMORON m Mormon
Nephite traitor, brother of Amalickiah, king of Lamanites after Amalickiah's death - killed by Teancum (c. 66-61 BC).
AMNOR m Mormon
Nephite spy in Amlicite campaign (c. 87 BC)
AMULEK m Mormon
From the common Semitic root mlk
, which in West Semitic means "king" (melek
) and in East Semitic means "counselor" (malku
). According to The Book of Mormon, Amulek was a missionary who accompanied Alma
the Younger to preach the gospel in a wicked city where women and children were being burned alive... [more]
AMULON m Mormon
Priest of King Noah, tributary Nephite monarch of Land of Helam.
ARCHEANTUS m Mormon
Nephite soldier, one of three "choice men" (Moroni 9) slain in battle (c. AD 375).
BAURAK m Mormon
In older publications of the Doctrine and Covenants, and alias used by Joseph Smith was a double name, Baurak
. It is identified as a Hebrew term meaning "God bless you."
CAINHANNOCH m Mormon (Rare)
From an alternative name for New York used in the Doctrine and Covenants. A possible origin could be that in the Bible, CAIN
, the son of Adam, had a son named ENOCH
COHOR m Mormon
Brother of Noah and an early Jaredite king, son of Corihor¹ and brother to Noah. He joined his brother Noah, with "all his brethren and many of the people" to establish a rival kingdom to Shule’s (Ether 7:15)... [more]
COM m Mormon
Early Jaredite king, son of Coriantum, and a late Jaredite king.
CORIANTOR m Mormon
Late Jaredite, son of Moron, father of Ether. Although his father had been king, Coriantor "dwelt in captivity all his days".
DESERET f Mormon
This is a word from the Book of Mormon meaning "honeybee" in the language of the Jaredites, which is used to refer to the American state of Utah, officially nicknamed the "Beehive State". It is occasionally given as a name, perhaps due to its similarity to DESIREE
EGEPTAH f Mormon
An alternate form of the name EGYPTUS
which appeared in Willard Richards' copy of the Book of Abraham translation manuscript. It succeeded ZEPTAH
, which was crossed out... [more]
EGYPTUS f Mormon
The name of Ham's wife and their daughter according to Mormon scripture.
ELKENAH m Mormon (Rare)
In the Book of Abraham, this is the name of one of the various Egyptian idols mentioned frequently and represented by figure 5 in facsimile 1 of the book. Abraham was nearly sacrificed to it, but was saved by an angel... [more]
EMRON m Mormon (Rare)
A name used in The Book of Mormon. He was a Nephite soldier that was one of several 'choice men' to be slain by the Lamanites.
EZIAS m Mormon
Prophet referenced in Book of Mormon Helaman 8:20.
GAZELEM m Mormon
A Book of Mormon name referring to a servant of God.
GILGAL m Mormon
Nephite commander at the battle of Cumorah (c. AD 385).
GLADE m Mormon
Almost exclusively found in Utah and used by members of the Mormon church. Transferred use of the surname Glade
HAGOTH m Mormon
The name of a Nephite who led many expeditions across the sea, and later disappeared. Some suggest the possibility of him being the ancestor of the Polynesians.
HELAMAN m Mormon
The name of three figures in The Book of Mormon. The most notable Helaman was a Nephite prophet and soldier, the son of Alma
the Younger and brother of SHIBLON
HELORUM m Mormon
Son of King Benjamin (c. 130 BC), brother of Mosiah and Helaman. Helorum is mentioned in only one verse, but is addressed with his brothers by King Benjamin.
HEM m Mormon
Brother of Ammon in The Book of Mormon.
JAROM m Mormon
A prophet from The Book of Mormon, Jarom was one of many authors and has his own book, The Book of Jarom. He was the son of Enos and father of Omni.
KATUMIN f Mormon
In LDS history, Joseph Smith received a bunch of old Egyptian scrolls. The Book of Abraham was translated from them, and fragments of a few other books were translated. One such fragment told of Princess Katumin, who was a daughter of Pharaoh Onitas.
KIM m Mormon
Jaredite king and son of Morianton.
KOLOB m & f Mormon (Rare)
The name given to a great star revealed to Abraham in the Book of Abraham. There is a possible connection to the Khmer, KOLAB
LAMAN m Mormon
The name of various Book of Mormon characters.
LAVON m & f Mormon
"H. L. Mencken reported on the use of this 'made-up' name amongst the Mormons. By the 1950s the form LAVONNE
had developed for girls, and was even being used by black American parents to name their sons by 1960... [more]
LIAHONA f Mormon (Rare)
According to the Book of Mormon and other Latter Day Saint movement sources, the Liahona is a brass ball that operated as a type of compass with two spindles. One of the spindles was said to point the direction Lehi and his party should travel after their escape from Jerusalem... [more]
LIB m Mormon
The name of various Book of Mormon characters.
LIBNAH m Mormon (Rare)
An Egyptian idol in the Book of Abraham represented by figure 6 in facsimile 1.
LIMHI m Mormon
This is the name of the son of King Noah
in the Book of Mormon. Lim
might mean "people" / "nation" and hi
might mean "alive" / "live" in Hebrew. So the name might mean: 'the people live,' that is, 'the people are preserved alive.'
LURAM m Mormon
Nephite soldier, one of three "choice men" (Moroni 9) slain in battle (c. AD 375)
MAHAN m Mormon
In the Book of Moses, it is said that CAIN
, after having slew ABEL
, became what they called the Master Mahan, being the head of a secret organization of murderers and cheaters... [more]
MAHANTI m Mormon
The second king of the Lamanites, according to an inscription found on a cliff in southern Utah.
MAHONRI m Mormon
"In the Book of Mormon, the brother of Jared is the most prominent person in the account given in the beginning (chapters 1–6) of the Book of Ether. Some years after the publication of the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith mentioned that Mahonri Moriancumer was the name of the brother of Jared."
MORMON m Mormon
From the word denoting a follower of Mormonism. The word Mormon
supposedly comes from the English word more
and the Egyptian mon
meaning "good", thus "more good".
MORON m Mormon
Late Jaredite king who reigned during a time of great wickedness and turmoil, and was himself wicked. He lost half his kingdom for many years in a rebellion and, after regaining his kingdom, was completely overthrown and lived out his life in captivity... [more]
MORONI m Mormon
The name of the last Nephite prophet and the son of Mormon in the Book of Mormon. He was resurrected after his death and became an angel. Some Mormon scholars have theorized a derivation from the West Semitic root mrʾ
"lord, master" or mrn
"our lord", or from Egyptian mrny
"my beloved" or mr.n.i
"I was beloved".
NAUVOO f Mormon
In early Mormon history, this was the name of a prominent Mormon settlement in Illinois. It means "beautiful" in Hebrew.
NEHOR m Mormon
Nephite apostate, religious theorist (c. 91 BC).
NEPHI m Mormon
This is used in the Book of Mormon as the name of a prophet, the son of LEHI
. Its etymological origin is disputed.
NEPHIHAH m Mormon
Second Nephite chief judge (c. 83-67 BC). He succeeded Alma the Younger when Alma had surrendered the judgment seat to him to devote more time to missionary work. His son Pahoran inherited the judgment seat from him after his death.
OLEA f Mormon
In the Book of Abraham, it is said that this is the name of the moon in the pure language.
OLIBLISH f Mormon
In a facsimile in the Book of Abraham, this name appears as a great world standing next in place to KOLOB
, said to have been called such by the Egyptians in Abraham's time.
OLIHAH m Mormon (Rare)
Comes from the Plain of Olihah Shinehah, a place mentioned in Mormon scripture.
OLIMLAH m Mormon
In the third facsimile of the Book of Abraham, this is the name of a slave belonging to the king.
OMNI m Mormon
This occurs in the Book of Mormon as the name of a prophet. It coincides with the Latin prefix omni
, from omnis
ONITAH m Mormon
In the Book of Abraham, Onitah was the father of three virgins who were sacrificed to the Egyptian idols.
PACHUS m Mormon
King of Nephite dissenters in land of Zarahemla (c. 61 BC)
PACUMENI m Mormon
Son of Pahoran fifth Nephite chief judge (c. 52 BC), brother of Pahoran, the son of Pahoran, and a contender for the judgement-seat over the people of Nephi. After the death of his brother Pahoran, Pacumeni acquired the judgement-seat, but he didn't keep it long; for the land was being invaded by Lamanites, and Coriantumr, a large and mighty man and descendant of Zarahemla and dissenter from the Nephites, caught Pacumeni in his attempt to run away, and killed him at the city walls... [more]
PHARAOH m English, Mormon, African American
Pharaoh is a title used in many modern discussions of the rulers of all Ancient Egyptian dynasties. Historically, however, "pharaoh" only started being used as a title for the king during the New Kingdom, specifically during the middle of the eighteenth dynasty, after the reign of HATSHEPSUT
PIRON m Mormon
A name found on the plates from the Brewer Cave and translated by a Native American. The short history told of a man named Piron who sailed across the sea. Mormon archaeologists associate this name with Jared from the Book of Mormon.
SEEZORAM m Mormon
Member of Gadianton band, tenth known Nephite chief judge (c. 26 BC), eventually succeeded by Lachoneus. How and when he began his reign as chief judge is not known; his first appearance in the Book of Mormon is when Nephi, son of Helaman, prophesied his murder by the hand of his brother, Seantum... [more]
SHEZ m Mormon
The name of various characters in the Book of Mormon.
SHIBLOM m Mormon
The name of various characters in The Book of Mormon.
SHIBLON m Mormon
In the Book of Mormon, Shiblon was a Nephite missionary and the second son of Alma
the Younger. Mormon scholars believe it may be related to the Arabic word shibl
, which means "lion cub."
SHINEHAH m & f Mormon
The name of the sun in the Book of Abraham. In earlier printings of Mormon scripture, this name was used in place of the name Kirtland.
SHULEM m Mormon
In a facsimile the Book of Abraham, this is the name used for one of the Pharaoh's principle waiters.
TEANCUM m Mormon
According to the Book of Mormon, Teancum was a Nephite military leader.
TUBALOTH m Mormon
Lamanite king (c. 51 BC), son of Ammoron, the previous king. He appointed Coriantumr, a mighty man and Nephite dissenter, to lead his armies.
US m Mormon (Rare)
Mormon form of UZ
. Used rarely due to its similarity to the English word.
ZARAHEMLA f Mormon
According to The Book of Mormon, Zarahemla was a city in ancient America, named after a man who was an ancestor of the prophet AMMON
and a descendant of MULEK
ZEEZROM m Mormon
Nephite lawyer, Converted by Alma² and Amulek, later Nephite missionary (c. 82 BC)
ZELPH m Mormon (Rare)
A white Lamanite warrior who served under the prophet-king Onandagus.
ZOMAR m Mormon
The original form of the name ZION
according to Joseph Smith.
ZORAM m Mormon
Zoram has five plausible etymologies, though only the first etymology given below is attested in an ancient Semitic source (see below). The first three of the five are only slightly different from each other: "The Rock is the (divine) kinsman," "Rock of the people," and "Their Rock." These three plausible etymologies will be discussed in that order, with the first discussion supplying most of the basic information... [more]