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Classic Names That Mean God

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There are hundreds of names that mean God, many of them originating in ancient religious and scriptural sources such as the Bible.

Many of the most well-used names in English-speaking countries over the centuries have had God in their meaning. Elizabeth, John, Dorothy, and Michael and all their variations have meanings related to God.

Isabella and Elijah, both in the Top 10, are currently the most popular baby names that mean God. Along with Isabella and Elijah, other names meaning God in the US Top 100 include Daniel, Matthew, Jack, Eliza, Gabriel, and Theodore.

You can make your way through our complete list of Names That Mean God, or you can consult this hand-picked list of the best-known, most classic names with God meanings for baby girls and boys.

Here, the very best baby names for girls and boys with meanings related to God.

  • Abiel

    The name Abiel is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is my father". Abiel is a biblical name (he was the grandfather of Saul) that was used by Puritans, particularly in Massachusetts, so... Read More 

  • Adlai

    The name Adlai is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is just". Adlai is an Old Testament name long associated with 1950's liberal presidential candidate Stevenson, who was named after his... Read More 

  • Adriel

    The name Adriel is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is my master". A biblical name getting wider notice.Read More 

  • Amadeo

    The name Amadeo is a boy's name of Italian origin meaning "lover of God". Amadeo and Amedeo are both valid Italian forms of the Roman Amadeus, most famous as the middle name of the composer... Read More 

  • Amadeus

    The name Amadeus is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "lover of God". Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's middle name could make an interesting pick for music-loving parents--if only in middle place.... Read More 

  • Amiel

    The name Amiel is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is with my people". Amiel is a biblical name with lots of connections to those with a creative spirit, including director Jon Amiel,... Read More 

  • Amos

    The name Amos is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "carried by God". Amos is a robust biblical name that's being discovered by a new generation of parents in a major way.

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  • Ari

    The name Ari is a unisex name of Hebrew origin meaning "lion of God". This short form of Ariel (or any other Ari- beginning name, such as Aristotle) stands up better as a Read More 

  • Ariel

    The name Ariel is a unisex name of Hebrew origin meaning "lion of God". Ariel is a biblical name, seen there as the messenger of Ezra, and also used as a symbolic name for the city of Jerusalem,... Read More 

  • Ariel

    The name Ariel is a unisex name of Hebrew origin meaning "lion of God". Despite its distinguished pedigree and popularity in Israel, Disney's Little Mermaid cartoonized Ariel in the US.... Read More 

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