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Bible Names for Boys

Bible names have been popular for boys for more than a generation now, with classic Biblical boys' names Aaron and Adam giving way to new favorites such as Asher and Ezra. No matter how many historic masculine names parents revive from Biblical sources, there always seem to be new choices on the table. If you like classic names for boys, the Bible is one of the best historic sources. Here's our collection of Biblical baby names for boys, both familiar and unusual.

  • Aaron

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    Aaron has been in and around the Top 50 for nearly half a century at this point, and is still an attractive, timeless choice. The softness of Aaron's initial double vowel gives it an appealing... Read More 

  • Abaddon

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    Uncommon biblical name. It's the name of an angel in the New Testament.Read More 

  • Abba

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    Double exposure: 1970s rock sensation (Mamma Mia) and scholar/diplomat name in Israel. Read More 

  • Abdiel

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    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.

    Abdiel Colberg is a... Read More 

  • Abel

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    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 

  • Abiah

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    Abiah is a gentle, rarely used Old Testament name belongingto Samuel's second son. This makes a good choice for the parent who wants a traditional biblical name that is not overly familiar. Read More 

  • Abidan

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    In the Old Testament, Abidan was indeed a judge, head of the tribe of Benjamin and a leader at the time of the Exodus. Dan and Ab could work as nicknames. In 2015, there were only five boys in... Read More 

  • Abiel

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    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 

  • Abner

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    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 

  • 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... Read More 

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