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Classic Names That Mean God

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  • Astor

    The name Astor is a unisex name meaning "hawk; thunder god". Similar to the floral name Aster, this spelling derives separately from Old Provençal astur “hawk”) and from the Icelandic name... Read More 

  • Atlas

    The name Atlas is a boy's name of Greek origin. Previously thought too powerful for a baby boy--who would have to be strong enough to carry the world on his shoulders--Atlas has joined the... Read More 

  • Azariah

    The name Azariah is a unisex name of Hebrew origin meaning "helped by God". Azariah is a rarely used biblical name that moves way beyond Adam and Abraham; its pleasant sound makes it no surprise... Read More 

  • Balthasar

    The name Balthasar is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "God protects the king". Balthasar was one of the biblical Three Kings who visited the infant Jesus, also used by Shakespeare and in the... Read More 

  • Banyan

    The name Banyan is a boy's name meaning "the God tree". This evocative name of a dramatic tropical Indian fig tree is ready to move west. Read More 

  • Bess

    The name Bess is a girl's name meaning "pledged to God". Although she declared her independence as far back as the reign of Elizabeth I--Good Queen Bess, Bess now sounds less passé than Beth or... Read More 

  • Beth

    The name Beth is a girl's name meaning "pledged to God". The sweetest and most sensitive of the pet names for Elizabeth, now also one of the most dated. Read More 

  • Betsy

    The name Betsy is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "pledged to God". This Elizabeth nickname has a decidedly retro feel--think Betsy Ross and the Betsy Wetsy doll-- once seen as a perkier,... Read More 

  • Bettina

    The name Bettina is a girl's name of German origin meaning "God is my oath". Bettina is a dainty ballerina version of Betty, that has not been heard much since its 1950s-60s heyday. Bettina... Read More 

  • Betty

    The name Betty is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "pledged to God". Combine the popularity of Betty White and Mad Men's glamorous Betty Draper Francis, with the residual sweetness... Read More 

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