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Popular Bible Baby Names

Bible baby names have been among the most popular classic names over the past several decades. Old Testament Names for boys, particularly, have been high on the popular baby names list, but some Biblical girls' names are also longtime classic favorites. Here's a selection of the most popular Bible baby names for someone who wants a historic name that also feels right for a contemporary child.. For more unusual yet still classic name choices, you might also want to check the Cool Bible Baby Names list.

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  • Jared

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    Jared is an Old Testament name that has been popular for decades--it was revived in the sixties via TV westerns-- and is still an appealing option.

    In the Bible, Jared was a descendant... Read More 

  • Jeremiah

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    Jeremiah is a solid Old Testament prophet name that has gradually taken the place of the now dated Jeremy, Gerard and Gerald, joining other currently popular biblical 'iah' names like Josiah and... Read More 

  • John

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    John reigned as the most popular of all boys' Christian names for 400 years, from the time the first Crusaders carried it back to Britain until the 1950s, at which point American baby namers... Read More 

  • Jonah

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    Jonah, the name of the Old Testament prophet who was swallowed by the whale, only to emerge unharmed three days later, is increasingly appreciated by parents looking for a biblical name less... Read More 

  • Joshua

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    Joshua was a Top 10 name from 1983 until 2010, but has dropped a bit since. Still, owing to recent popularity, it's a widely used name and it's tough for any new Joshua to stand out from the... Read More 

  • Joshua

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    Joshua was a Top 10 name from 1983 until 2010, but has dropped a bit since. Still, owing to recent popularity, it's a widely used name and it's tough for any new Joshua to stand out from the... Read More 

  • Levi

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    Levi, lighter and more energetic than most biblical names, with its up vowel ending, combines Old Testament gravitas with the casual flair associated with Levi Strauss jeans.

    Now it's... Read More 

  • Luke

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    Luke is a cool-yet-strong New Testament name, with a relaxed cowboy feel, which has been on the rise since the advent of Luke Skywalker.

    The most famous bearer of the name is the... Read More 

  • Matthew

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    Matthew was the third most popular boys' name in America throughout the 1980s and '90s, and is still one of the top boy names starting with... Read More 

  • Matthew

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    Matthew was the third most popular boys' name in America throughout the 1980s and '90s, and is still one of the top boy names starting with... Read More 

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