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Biblical Baby Names

Biblical baby names have been in style since the 1960s, when parents started to revive such boy names from the bible as Samuel and Joshua, Aaron and Adam.

Over the decades, biblical names for both boys and girls have become popular. Witness Noah and Jacob, both Number 1 boy names, along with Ethan, Rebecca, Rachel, and Abigail.

More recently, Biblical prophet names like Abraham and Moses, long thought too antiquated for babies, have been resurrected, as parents look deeper and deeper into the Bible in search of more unique bible names. Here is the full complement of biblical baby names, both popular and unique, in use today.

  • Aaron

    The origin of the name Aaron is debated—some say it was derived from Hebrew, while others claim it originated in Ancient Egypt. In the Old Testament, Aaron, the older brother of Moses who was... Read More 

  • Abaddon

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

  • Abba

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

  • Abdiel

    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

    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

    Abiah is a gentle, rarely used Old Testament name belonging to 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 

  • Abiah

    Abiah is a Biblical name that appears for both female and male figures. It may be considered the same as the name Abijah in the Bible; one female Abijah was a queen and ancestor of Christ. Abiah... Read More 

  • Abidan

    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

    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 

  • Abigail

    Abigail comes from the Hebrew name Avigail and is derived from the Hebrew elements ab, meaning “father,” and g-y-l, meaning “to rejoice.” In the Old Testament, Abigail was the... Read More 

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