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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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  • Keturah

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    Keturah, the Old Testament name of Abraham's second wife, is a possibility for anyone seeking a truly unusual and interesting biblical name; certainly a lot more distinctive than that of Abraham's ... Read More 

  • Keziah

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    Keziah, also spelled Kezia, is an Old Testament name — she was one of the three daughters of Job, about whom it was said that there were no women all the land who were so fair as Job's daughters — ... Read More 

  • Laban

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    An Old Testament name used by the Puritans, less well known than female relatives Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah and as deserving of revival.  Read More 

  • Lazarus

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    Lazarus is a name that looks as if it could possibly be raised from the dead, just like its biblical bearer. Look for it in the next wave of Old Testament revivals that transcend their long-bearded... Read More 

  • Linus

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    Can Linus lose its metaphorical security blanket and move from the Peanuts page onto the birth certificate? We think it has enough charm and other positive elements going for it for the answer to b... Read More 

  • Lucius

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    Lucius is an exotic old Roman clan name that has lots of religious and literary resonance, yet is still vital today. It was the name of three popes, appears in several Shakespeare plays, and, like ... Read More 

  • Machi

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    Not ready to go all the way to Malachi? Then take this Biblical shortcut name, with the second syllable rhyming with eye. Read More 

  • Magdalene

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    This name made famous in the New Testament has gone from crusty grandma to sleek and chic in recent years, or is it months? The name's image is perhaps helped by the fact that Mary Magdalene was o... Read More 

  • Mahala

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    An interesting and rhythmic name often heard in the Native American community; in fact,in the Gold Rush era in California and Nevada, it was so common that it became a generic English term for a Na... Read More 

  • Mahlah

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