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Cool Bible Baby Names

Cool Bible Baby Names are those that move beyond the biblical baby names that have been popular for several decades now. Such previously off-limits Bible names as Moses and Noah are now completely baby-worthy and ever-more-obscure baby names from the Bible are being revived all the time. For more popular Bible names, check the Biblical Baby Names: Most Popular list. Here are the top cool baby names from the Bible.
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  • Micah

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    Micah is a biblical name that growing numbers of parents are looking at as a more unusual alternative to Michael, projecting a shinier, more lively image. Micah is the name of a biblical prophet a... Read More 

  • Moses

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    Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's choice of this white-bearded Old Testament name helped bring it into the modern age, along with brethren Elijah, Isaiah, and Isaac. User-friendly nicknames includ... Read More 

  • Obadiah

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    For the seriously audacious biblical baby namer who wants to move beyond Elijah and Josiah, this name has considerable old-fangled charm. Obadiah, who gave his name to one of the shortest books in ... Read More 

  • Phineas

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    Julia Roberts drew the biblical Phineas into the limelight when she chose it, with the even-more-antique spelling Phinnaeus, for her twin son, now called Finn. Phineas had last been heard from via ... Read More 

  • Phoebe

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    A mythological, biblical, Shakepearean, and Salinger name, the warm and captivating Phoebe was given a boost in popularity by one of the Friends. In classical mythology, Phoebe is the by-name of ... Read More 

  • Reuben

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    Reuben is a rich and resonant underused Old Testament choice with several ingredients for success: its biblical pedigree as Jacob's first born son by Leah and the founder of one of the tribes of Is... Read More 

  • Samson

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    With the prevailing popularity of Samuel, some parents are considering this more (literally) powerful biblical name, which shares the desirable nickname of Sam. Samson was, of course, the supernat... Read More 

  • Sela

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    Sela is a Biblical place-name, the original term for the city of Petra, which is finding new life through actress Sela Ward, star of several TV series, and also the young daughter of singer Lauryn ... Read More 

  • Seth

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    The long neglected name of Adam and Eve's third son, Seth is now being increasingly appreciated for its gentle, understated presence, and its strong middle-name potential. Seth was widely heard i... Read More 

  • Simeon

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    Could Simeon be the next Gideon? Parents seeking a less simple form of Simon might consider this biblical one that was chosen by Wynton Marsalis for his son. Simon is actually the Greek substitute... Read More 

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