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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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  • Habakkuk

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    A minor Old Testament prophet, and a (deservedly) even more minor name.  Read More 

  • Hanan

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    A chief member of the tribe of Benjamin, and another obscure Old Testament name that few parents, even those tired of Aaron and Zachary, would consider. But with a pronunciation that rhymes with Ga... Read More 

  • Hezekiah

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    This name of an influential Old Testament king of Judah is one that would challenge even the most adventurous biblical name-seeker, but it does have the modernizing short forms Zeke or Kiah.  Read More 

  • Hosea

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    Since so many of the biblical prophet names -- Daniel, Jonah, Nathan, Samuel -- are overused, you might want to consider this distinctive alternative.  Read More 

  • Jabez

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    Jabez has a rare combo of three appealing elements: a Biblical heritage, a captivating Southern accent, and a jazzy feel. It was popular with the Pilgrims and on into the nineteenth century (there... Read More 

  • Jethro

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    Jethro, though the biblical father-in-law of Moses, has suffered for a long time from a Beverly Hillbilly image, but some really adventurous parents might consider updating and urbanizing it and tr... Read More 

  • Jorah

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    Jorah, a Biblical name with a lovely nature-related meaning, might make a fresher alternative to the overused Jordan. It's similar to the feminine Nora, Cora, and Laura, but depending on your view... Read More 

  • Jotham

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    Jotham is an Old Testament name that today would certainly be the only one in his class, having something of an urban feel via its similarity to the word 'gotham'. In the Bible one Jotham is the so... Read More 

  • Jubal

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    This unusual name might be a possibility for musical families: Jubal was credited in Genesis with the invention of the lyre, flute, harp, and organ. It also has a jubilant feel through its sound an... Read More 

  • Junia

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    Juno is hot, June is showing signs of a comeback along with other month and day names, whereas Junia, the name of the the first century Christian woman referred to by the apostle Paul as an apostle... Read More 

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