If You Like Noah, You Might Love...

Noah is an Old Testament name that's zoomed from White Beard to baby-appropriate in the space of a generation. If you love the simple, classic Noah but want something a bit more original, consider these other names that embody some of Noah's best qualities.

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  • Abraham

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    Abraham is among the most classic baby names that's still widely-used today, popular for its references to both the Bible and American history. The Biblical Abraham was the first of the Old... Read More 

  • Elijah

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    Elijah -- the name of the Old Testament prophet who went to heaven in a chariot of fire -- has become a fashionable biblical choice. The name is rising in popularity and is near the top of the... Read More 

  • Gabriel

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    Gabriel -- the name of the archangel who heralded the news of Jesus' birth -- appears in Christian, Jewish and Muslim texts. He presides over Paradise, serving as the angel of mercy, life, joy,... Read More 

  • Gideon

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    Gideon is an unjustly neglected Old Testament name and is an excellent choice for parents looking to move beyond such overused biblicals as Benjamin and Jacob. In the Old Testament, Gideon was a... Read More 

  • Isaac

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    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

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    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 

  • Jedediah

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  • 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 

  • 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 

  • Malachi

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    An Old Testament name with a Gaelic lilt, Malachi entered the list in 1987.

    In the Bible, Malachi (pronounced with the final syllable as EYE), was the last of the twelve Hebrew... Read More 

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