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Popular Bible Baby Names

  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth is derived from the Hebrew name Elisheva, formed by the components ’el, meaning “God,” and shava’, “oath.” In the Bible, Elizabeth was the mother of John the Baptist,... Read More 

  • Ethan

    Ethan derives from the Hebrew name Eitan. There are several Ethans in the Old Testament, the most prominent of whom, Ethan the Ezrahite, is praised for his wisdom. International variations include... Read More 

  • Eve

    Eve, the oldest name in the Book, is now coming back into style, having the virtues of simplicity and purity, yet with more strength and resonance than other single-syllable names like Ann.... Read More 

  • Ezra

    Ezra is potentially an abbreviation for the Hebrew phrase Azaryahu, meaning “Yah helps.” In the Bible, Ezra led a group of fifteen hundred Israelites out of slavery in Babylon and back to... Read More 

  • Hannah

    Hannah is one of the nation's top biblical girls' names—it surpassed Sarah in 1998, and is behind only Abigail and Elizabeth. Hannah is a name with many sources of appeal: Old Testament roots,... Read More 

  • Isaac

    Isaac has shaved off his biblical beard and leaped into the upper echelon of popular boys' names -- outrunning cousin Isaiah -- and shows signs of heading even higher. A favorite of the Puritans,... Read More 

  • Isaiah

    Isaiah, like brethren Isaac and Elijah, is a once neglected biblical name now firmly back in favor, already surpassing such long-popular Old Testament stalwarts as Aaron and Adam.

    The... Read More 

  • Jacob

    Biblical Jacob ceded his Number 1 spot to biblical Noah, in 2013, after holding first place on the list of baby boy names from 1999 to 2012, having... Read More 

  • Jadon

    The authentic Biblical form of a name that has become even more popular alongside Jaden, Jayden, Jaidan et al. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, whose children are named creatively after their... Read More 

  • James

    James is an English derivation of the Hebrew name Jacob. James is biblical (the name of two apostles in the New Testament), royal (kings of both England and Scotland), presidential (with more U.S.... Read More 

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