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Unusual Biblical Baby Names

The Bible is full of names, many of them having grown more popular as baby names over recent years but hundreds of others still unusual. Unusual biblical baby names for boys and girls from both the Old and New Testaments include the following.
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  • Abijah

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    Abijah is a truly unusual, truly unisex, truly appealing biblical name. There were several male Abijahs in the Bible, one of them, known as Abijah of Judah, was the fourth king of the House of Davi... Read More 

  • Abra

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    Abra is soft, sensitive feminine form of Abraham that was the name of a soft, sensitive character in the John Steinbeck book and movie, "East of Eden." In the bible, Abra was a favorite of King So... Read More 

  • Adah

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    Pronounced AH-dah, this unusual biblical name -- the first female name in Genesis after Eve, and given to a number of women in the Old Testament -- is a softer Ada equivalent. There are two Adahs... Read More 

  • Addar

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    The Biblical Addar was a son of King Bela. This obscure name is simple and strong and well-suited to modern life. Read More 

  • Adriel

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    Biblical name getting some notice.  Read More 

  • Ara

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    Ara is one of the most melodious in the Armenian name pool, familiarized by Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian. This multi-origined name has new possibilities thanks to such high-profile pers... Read More 

  • Asaiah

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    Asaiah is a name found several times in the Old Testament. Think of it as a blend of Asa and Josiah and a possible substitute for Isaiah. Read More 

  • Atarah

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    This name of a minor character in the Old Testament, also spelled Atara, has a softly pleasing sound. In the Old Testament, Atarah was a descendant of Judah.  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 no surprise that it rose almost 250 spots to enter the Top 1000 for the first time ever in... Read More 

  • Azrael

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    This is the name of Angel of Death in Jewish and Muslim tradition, not a great start for an innocent child -- or a great role model for a teenager. Read More 

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