• 36 Beautiful and Timeless Biblical Baby Names and Their Meanings

    Whether your baby is a girl or a boy, all of these names are beautiful and timeless choices.
    by Tina Tanjuatco .
  • 36 Beautiful and Timeless Biblical Baby Names and Their Meanings
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  • Many parents believe a name holds the power to shape a child's self-esteem and identity and influences how he is seen and treated by society. It is why parents do their best to give the most beautiful names to their children. While there are those who love to combine their names or those of family members to come up with something unique, some follow a theme, and the Bible has become a popular source of baby names. If you're looking for Biblical names that are not too common, here are some timeless choices. 

    FOR GIRLS

    1. Adah (Ada)
    Hebrew name that means “an assembly.” She is a descendant of Cain (from the story of Cain and Abel, sons of Adam and Eve) and is mentioned in the Book of Genesis.

    2. Terah (Tera)
    It means “to breathe,” “scent,” and “blow" in Hebrew. It is mentioned in the Book of Numbers.

    3. Keziah
    Hebrew for “cassia tree,” this was the name of Job’s second daughter in the Bible.

    4. Atarah (Tara/Tarah)
    A Hebrew name, which means “a crown," is mentioned in the Book of 1 Chronicles.

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    5. Phoebe (Phebe)
    A Greek name that means “shining and pure,” it is a name was mentioned in the Book of Romans.

    6. Bernice (Berns)
    This Greek name, which means “one that brings victory," is mentioned in the Book of Acts.

    7. Elisha
    The name is derived from Latin, and it means “salvation of God.” She is mentioned in the Book of Luke.

    8. Eunice
    The Greek name that means “good victory” is mentioned in the Book of Timothy.

    9. Hannah (Hanna) 
    It is a Hebrew name that means “gracious, merciful, and He that gives." It is mentioned in the Book of Hebrew.

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    10. Lillian or Lily 
    In Latin, the name means “elegant flower, innocence, purity, and beauty." She is mentioned in the Song of Solomon.

    11. Naomi
    It is a Hebrew name that means “beautiful and agreeable." She is mentioned in the Book of Hebrew.

    12. Neriah
    This Hebrew name that means “light or lamp of God” is mentioned in the Book of Jeremiah.

    13. Olive (Olivia)
    It is a Latin name that means “fruitfulness, beauty, and diginity.” She is mentioned in the Book of Genesis.

    14. Zina (Zinah)
    It is a Greek name that means “shining and going back.” She is mentioned in the First Book of Chronicles.

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    15. Sarai
    It as Hebrew name that means “my lady or my princess." She is mentioned in the Book of Genesis.

    16. Tabitha 
    It is Aramaic, which means “clear-sighted,” and is mentioned in the Book of Acts.

    17. Tamara (Tam / Mara)
    This Hebrew name means “palm or date palm, or palm tree.” She is mentioned in the Book of Genesis.

    18. Zemira (Zemi / Mira) 
    Another Hebrew name, it means “song, vine, and palm” and is mentioned in the First Book of Chronicles.

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    FOR BOYS

    1. Asher (Ash) 
    It is a Hebrew name that means “happiness.” He is mentioned in the Book of Genesis.

    2. Eli 
    It is a Hebrew name that means “lifting up the offering.” He is mentioned in the Book of Sam.

    3. Boaz 
    This Hebrew name means “in strength.” He is mentioned in the Book of Ruth.

    4. Theophilus (Theo, Phil)
    In Greek, the name means “friend of God.” He is mentioned in the Book of Luke.

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    5. Dan 
    It is a Hebrew name that means “judgment.” He is mentioned in the Book of Genesis.

    6. Marcus (Marc)
    A Latin name that means “polite and shining,” He is mentioned in the Book of Acts.

    7. Reuben (Reu, Ben)
    It means “the vision of the son” in Hebrew. He is mentioned in the Book of Genesis.

    8. Rufus 
    It means “red” in Latin. He is mentioned in the Book of Mark.

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    9. Stephen (Steph) 
    It is a Greek name that means “crown or crowned.” He is mentioned in the Book of Acts.

    10. Tobias (Tob)
    The name means “The Lord is good” in Hebrew. He is mentioned in the Book of Ezra.

    11. Omar
    It means “he that speaks” Hebrew name. He is mentioned in the Book of Genesis.

    12. Ethan 
    It is a Hebrew name that means “strong.” He is mentioned in the Book of Kings

    13. Nathan (Nate) 
    The name means “rewarded” in Hebrew. He is mentioned in the second book of Samuel.

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    14. Zion 
    A Hebrew name that means “the highest point,” it is the symbolic name for the city of Jerusalem. The name is mentioned in the Book of Genesis.

    15. Uri
    It is a Hebrew name that means “light.” The name can be found in the Old Testament.

    16. Jabin (Jab
    This Hebrew name, which means “perspective,” is mentioned in the Old Testament.

    17. Jared 
    It is a Hebrew name that means “descent,” and it is mentioned in the Old Testament.

    18. Felix 
    It means “happy” in Latin, and he is mentioned in the Book of Acts.

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