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Top Names That Mean Servant

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RebeccaHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "to tie, bind"
  • Description:

    Rebecca is a name representing beauty in the Bible, an Old Testament classic that reached the heights of revived popularity in the seventies but is still a well-used choice. It derives from the Hebrew name Rivkah, from the verb ribbqah, meaning "noose." The biblical Rebecca was the wife of Isaac and the mother of Esau and Jacob. Rebekah was a common spelling of the name in the Bible.

DeaconHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek
  • Meaning:

    "messenger, servant"
  • Description:

    This name was transposed from the word for a church officer to a baby name when Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe chose it for their son, after a baseball player ancestor, and Don Johnson followed suit. Its popularity also got a boost from Nashville character Deacon Claybourne -- only to fall a bit in recent years.

AbdielHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "servant of God"
  • Description:

    In the Bible, it's the name of an ancient prophet who was able to withstand Satan. It has gained modest attention in recent years, hitting the US Top 1000 in 2008.

LanceHeart

  • Origin:

    English variation of Lanzo, German "land"
  • Meaning:

    "land"
  • Description:

    Though the fuller Lancelot has for the most part been shunned as a 'too-much-name' name, the short form Lance has been consistently in or around the Top 500 since 1938, climbing as high as Number 76 in 1970. It was used as a character name by Walter Scott as far back as 1823. Lance is also the name of a medieval weapon, making this name all boy.

RivkaHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "to tie, bind"
  • Description:

    A traditional name still used in Orthodox families. Rivka is the original form of Rebekah or Rebecca, today used far more widely than the original. Rifka is a variation.
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AbdullahHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "servant of Allah"
  • Description:

    Another Islamic favorite, the father of the Prophet Muhammad.
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