Category: names from the bible
Biblical names have always been popular for boys, and their influence has only risen in recent years. The dozen boys’ names here all stand below the Top 20. Eight derive from the Old Testament, three from the New, with one – Michael – figuring in both. A half century ago, there were fewer biblical names on the boys’ Top 20 and more of those were from the New Testament. What hasn’t changed is that all these names are well liked and have deep roots, and will serve any boy well. The most popular biblical names for boys today, and the figures behind them, are:
The Bible contains hundreds more boys’ than girls’ names, but the female names in its pages are among the most beautiful and enduring of Western culture. It’s difficult to pick just a handful of our favorites. Setting aside such timeless beauties as Anne, Mary, and Elizabeth, we spotlight these choices that combine distinctiveness and style.