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Biblical Place Names

Biblical place names relate not to the people in the Bible but the physical places. Can these ancient place names work as contemporary baby names? We say yes.
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  • Abilene

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    Abilene is a rarely used place name, mentioned as such in the New Testament, that combines the cowboy spunk of the Texas city with the midwestern morality of the Kansas town where Dwight D. Eisenho... Read More 

  • Ariel

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    Despite its distinguished pedigree and popularity in Israel, Disney's Little Mermaid feminized Ariel in this country forever--though short form Ari has come into prominence via the less than admira... Read More 

  • Bethany

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    Bethany, which has remained fairly steadily in the Top 400 on the popularity lists, is a lyrical name that still strikes many parents as a fresher, more substantial substitute for the overused Brit... Read More 

  • Bethel

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    A rarely used Biblical place-name with a soft and pleasant sound.  Read More 

  • Beulah

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    Poor Beulah was a victim of racial stereotyping as a black maid's name in countless movies and TV, shows, all but obliterating the valid credentials of this biblical name. In the Bible, Beulah is a... Read More 

  • Canaan

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    Pronounced KAY-nan, this Old Testament place name has a strong modern feel. Read More 

  • Carmel

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    Carmel is a biblical place-name heard much more frequently in Ireland than in the U.S. and is considered a particularly Catholic name. It is given in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and is the n... Read More 

  • Eden

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    Eden is an attractive, serene name with obvious intimations of Paradise, one of several place names drawn fromthe Bible by the Puritans in the seventeenth century. Eden entered the Top 1000 in 198... Read More 

  • Idalah

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    Idalah is a town in Zebulon that makes an exotic first name for a modern girl. Where the boys get most of the ancient yet distinctive Biblical names, Idalah is one for the girls' side. Read More 

  • Jericho

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    A biblical place name with trumpeting verve and strength. Though rarely heard as a first name, Jericho has appeared in the titles of films, TV series, songs, bands, comics, and video games (Clive ... Read More 

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