Cataloged in Reference / Names

100+ Biblical Names That Still Hold Up Today

These Biblical names are perfect for couples who want to give their baby a traditional — and sometimes untraditional — name that reflects their beliefs and upbringings. Every child deserves to be born with a name that reflects their spirit, and nothing is quite as heavenly as the ones found in the Bible.

Aaron — enlightened

Abel — breath; vanity

Abigail — “The father’s joy”

Abraham — father of a multitude

Ada — happy

Adam — red earth

Ahlai — beseeching

Andrew — strong, manly

Angel — messenger

Anna — gracious

Apphia — productive

Asher — happy, blessed

Atarah — crown

Athaliah — “Yahweh is exalted”

Barak — lightning

Barnabas — son of prophesy

Bartholomew — hill

Bathsheba — daughter of the oath

Benjamin — son of the south

Candace — glowing

Chloe — blooming

Claudia — lame

Damaris — sweet heifer

Dan — God is my judge

Deborah — a bee

Delilah — delicate

Diana — divine

Dinah — vindicated

Elijah — “Yahweh is God”

Elizabeth — “consecrated to God”

Elon — oak tree

Ephraim — very fruitful

Esther — star

Eunice — good or noble victory

Eve — life

Ezekiel — strength of God

Gabriel — a hero of God

Gad — juniper tree

Gideon — great warrier

Hagar — flight

Hannah — grace of God

Hillel — praise

Hiram — noble

Huldah — weasel, sweet

Immanuel — God is with us

Isaac — “he will laugh”

Ishmael — the Lord listens

Israel — may god reign

Jabin — the wise

Jacob — supplanter

James — supplanter

Jared — one who rules

Jedidah — well beloved

Jesse — gift

Jesus — God will help

Jethro — outstanding

Jezebel — follower of idols

Joanna — God is gracious

Joel — the Lord is willing

John — God is gracious

Joseph — God shall add (another son)

Joshua — lord is salvation

Josiah — fire of the Lord

Judah — praised

Judith — admired

Julia — downy-haired, youthful

Leah — weary

Levi — joined in harmony

Lois — battle maiden

Lucas — light-giving, illumination

Luke — light-giving

Lydia — beauty

Mark — warlike

Martha — lady

Mary — bitter

Matthew — gift from God

Meshach — “Who is what Aku is?”

Micah — “Who is like God?”

Michaiah — poor, humble

Milcah — queen

Miriam — longed-for child

Moses — drawn from the water

Naarah — young person

Naomi — sweet, pleasant

Noah — rest, comfort

Paul — small

Peter — a rock

Phebe — bright

Philip — lover of horses

Priscilla — of ancient time

Rachel — an ewe

Rebecca — tied

Reuben — behold – a son

Rufus — red, ruddy

Ruth — companion, friend

Salome — peace

Samson — like the sun

Sapphira — sapphire

Sarai — princess

Saul — longed for

Seth — appointed one

Silas — wood

Simon — he who hears

Solomon — peaceable

Stephen — crown

Susanna — lily

Tabitha — gazelle

Tamar — palm tree

Thaddeus — gift of God

Thomas — a twin

Timothy — honoring God

Tirza — delight

Vashti — beautiful

Zacharias — God remembers

Zilpah — uncertain TC mark

Calming CBD Dog Treats

Looking to calm your dog down without embarrassing yourself or having to get prescription medication? 100% THC free, lip-smacking peanut butter flavor, legal in all US states.

“My dog is my best friend and knowing that she had separation anxiety was killing me. Knowing that her CBD oil keeps her at ease while I’m at work or out is a relief. For both of us.”
— Kendra Syrdal

Thought Catalog readers get 20% off using coupon code: ANXIETY20

Buy CBD dog treats

Image Credit: Unsplash / Nico Frey

100+ Biblical Names That Still Hold Up Today is cataloged in