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Christian Baby Names

The Christian baby names on this list are names that have significance in Christian religions, rather than Christian names as a synomym for first names. Many Christian baby names come from the Bible, particularly the New Testament stories related to Jesus Christ. Other names with meaning in Christian religions relate to saints or figures central to Christianity such as Martin Luther. Baby names that might be considered Christian in the religious sense follow.

  • Hope

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Can a name as virtuous as Hope be cool and trendy? Strangely enough -- yes. But though this optimistic Puritan favorite is experiencing substantial popularity, Hope is too pure and elegant to be... Read More 

  • Hosanna

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    In the New Testament this was exclaimed by those around Jesus when he first entered Jerusalem. An exuberant choice!Read More 

  • James

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    James is one of the classic Anglo-Saxon names, a stalwart through the ages that is more popular -- and yes, stylish -- than ever today. It recently came out Number 1 in a poll of America's... Read More 

  • Jericho

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    A biblical place name with trumpeting verve and strength.

    Though rarely heard as a first name, Jericho has appeared in the titles of films, TV series, songs, bands, comics, and video... Read More 

  • Jesus

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Jesus -- pronounced hay-SOOS -- is used exclusively and extensively in the Latino community, and was recently publicized by Madonna's boytoy, Jesus Luz. Jesus Quintana was a character in The... Read More 

  • Joan

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Joan was the perfect name choice for one of the leading characters on Mad Men, being a quintessential girls' name of the period. A Top 10 name in the 30s, a Top 50 name from the 40s... Read More 

  • John

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    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 

  • Joseph

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Joseph is one of the most classic names in American nomenclature, popular with parents from many ethnic backgrounds and having dual-religious appeal. In the Old Testament, Joseph is the 12th and... Read More 

  • Judas

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Though there were two apostles named Judas, everyone remembers the one who betrayed Jesus, and the name has been permanently shunned. Read More 

  • Lois

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The eternal fiancee of Superman turned sweet gray-haired lady who's always available to babysit her grandkids. Lois is actually a New Testament name of Greek origin: she was converted by Paul and... Read More 

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