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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  • Shamir

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    Traditional Jewish name and the implement said to have been used by Solomon to cut the huge stones for the building of the Temple.  Read More 

  • Sheba

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    This exotic biblical place-name for the region now known as Yemen started to feel fresh again as the name of the heroine of Zoe Heller's Notes on a Scandal , played on screen by Cate Blanchett. Sh... Read More 

  • Shiloh

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    Haunting biblical and Civil War place-name; now unisex -- especially after the mega-high-profile Brangelina couple picked it for their daughter.  Read More 

  • Uz

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    A minimalist choice, Uz is the Biblical home of Job. It's also the name of a character in the Bible, the father of Aram and the grandson of Shem, as is Uzziah. Uz is one of those names that could ... Read More 

  • Zair

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    In the Bible, Joram and "all his chariots" pass over Zair. Read More 

  • Zebulun

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    It's a place in the Bible but also relates to the name Zebulon. Read More 

  • Zelah

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    A city in Benjamin's territory that makes a perfect first name. Read More 

  • Zion

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    Zion has taken off in recent years, especially after singer Lauryn Hill used it for her son in 1997. It combines a user-friendly Ryan-Brian sound with the gravitas of religious significance. The He... Read More 

  • Zorah

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    Zorah, the Old Testament home of Samson, is both soft and substantial.  Read More 

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