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Cool Biblical Baby Names

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Cool and unusual Biblical baby names move beyond those Biblical favorites, like Noah and Abigail, that have been popular for several decades. Such previously off-limits Bible names as Moses and Malachi are now climbing rapidly up the rankings of the US Top 1000, and ever more obscure baby names from the Bible are being revived all the time.

If you're looking for a cool, unique Biblical baby name, you can find a selection of our favorite options for boys and girls in the list below. Or, for more traditional Bible names for boys and girls, check out the Biblical Baby Names: Most Popular list. So many great names to choose from!

  • Abel

    Abel, the name of Adam and Eve's unfortunate younger son, compensates with positive connotations: capable, competent, ready and willing.

    Abel has literary connections to the novels of... Read More 

  • Abiel

    Abiel is a biblical name (he was the grandfather of Saul) that was used by Puritans, particularly in Massachusetts, so it has a long pedigree. Parents are increasingly looking for underused... Read More 

  • Abital

    Abital is popular for boys as well as girls in Israel, but we rarely hear it here. In the Old Testament, Abital was one of King David's wives and the mother of his fifth son.Read More 

  • Abner

    This neglected Biblical name--it was the name of the commander of Saul's army and appears twice in the New Testament--is ready to flee Dogpatch. It was regularly used in the nineteenth century,... Read More 

  • Abra

    Abra is soft, sensitive feminine form of Abraham that was the name of a soft, sensitive character in the John Steinbeck book and movie, "East of Eden." In the bible, Abra was a favorite of King... Read More 

  • Abraham

    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... Read More 

  • Abram

    Abram was Abraham's original name in the Bible; it's more user-friendly but with a bit less gravitas. And it does offer that cool nickname Bram, as well as the friendly Abe. After some early... Read More 

  • Ada

    Ada is derived from the German name Adelaide, which came from the ancient name Adalheidis. The root, adal, is a Germanic word meaning “noble.” Ada can also be considered a variation of... Read More 

  • Adlai

    Adlai is an Old Testament name long associated with 1950's liberal presidential candidate Stevenson, who was named after his grandfather, who was Grover Cleveland's vice president in the... Read More 

  • Ahab

    Hard to think of this name without "Captain" in front of it. Read More 

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