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Bible Names for Boys

Bible names have been popular for boys for more than a generation now, with early favorites Aaron and Adam giving way to new favorites such as Asher and Abraham. Here's our collection of biblical baby names for boys.
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  • Abel

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    Abel, the name of Adam and Eve's unfortunate younger son, compensates with positive connotations: capable, competent, ready and willing. Abel has literary connections to the novels of Dickens an... Read More 

  • Abner

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    This neglected Biblical name--it was the name of the commander of Saul's army and appears twice in the New Testament--is ready to flee Dogpatch. It was regularly used in the nineteenth century, but... Read More 

  • Abraham

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    Abraham was the first of the Old Testament patriarchs and is considered the founding father of the Jewish people. He was originally named Abram, until, according to Genesis, he was told "No longer ... Read More 

  • Adam

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    Adam--a primal Old Testament name-- was revived as a 1960s cowboy name. Adam is now well out of the Top 50 and feels ready for a respite, replaced by newer A names like Aidan/Aiden, Avery and Axel.  Read More 

  • Amos

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    Amos has been shunned since the 1930s due to its association with racially stereotyped characters on the radio and TV show "Amos 'n' Andy," but we think it's time to move beyond that dated image an... Read More 

  • Andrew

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    Andrew is among the most appealing classic boys' names, with more character and charm than James or John, and a host of Andrew-inspired nicknames: Andy makes it friendlier, Drew adds to its sophist... Read More 

  • Asa

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    A short but strong biblical name with multicultural appeal, Asa is enjoying new visibility thanks to hot young actor Asa Butterfield of "Hugo" fame. Asa was the name of an important biblical king... Read More 

  • Asher

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    Asher -- an excellent, soft and sensitive Old Testament choice -- is definitely on the rise, climbing almost one hundred places in the last five years, and a nameberry biblical favorite. Asher's a... Read More 

  • Azariah

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    Azariah is a rarely used biblical name that moves way beyond Adam and Abraham; its pleasant sound makes it one to watch. Azariah is actually one of the most common names in the Bible, borne by twe... Read More 

  • Balthasar

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    Balthasar was one of the biblical Three Kings who visited the infant Jesus, also used by Shakespeare and in the oil-rich Getty family; offbeat and intriguing. Balthazar is another, equally approp... Read More 

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