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Best Names That Mean God

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 Tjheodore.

Wading through our complete list of Names That Mean God is difficult, so we've hand-picked the best selections for you. There are still hundreds of names here, but they're all ones you might theoretically want to use.

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

  • 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 

  • Adlai

    Adlai is an Old Testament name long associated with 1950's liberal presidential candidate Stevenson, who was named after his grandfather, who was Grover Cleveland's vice president in the... Read More 

  • Adriel

    A biblical name getting wider notice.Read More 

  • Amadeo

    Amadeo and Amedeo are both valid Italian forms of the Roman Amadeus, most famous as the middle name of the composer Mozart as well as the title of a movie about him. Mozart's name was actually the... Read More 

  • Amadeus

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's middle name could make an interesting pick for music-loving parents--if only in middle place. Amadeus is the title of a Peter Shaffer play which became an... Read More 

  • Amiel

    Amiel is a biblical name with lots of connections to those with a creative spirit, including director Jon Amiel, French pop singer Thierry Amiel, and medieval troubadour Gaubert Amiel. Ami (which... Read More 

  • Amos

    Amos is a robust biblical name that's being discovered by a new generation of parents in a major way.

    Amos was an eighth century BC prophet whose sayings are collected in the biblical... Read More 

  • Ari

    This short form of Ariel (or any other Ari- beginning name, such as Aristotle) stands up better as a boys’ name than its progenitor does. It is also... Read More 

  • Ariel

    Ariel is a biblical name, seen there as the messenger of Ezra, and also used as a symbolic name for the city of Jerusalem, while Shakespeare used it for a (male) sprite in The Tempest. ... Read More 

  • Ariel

    Despite its distinguished pedigree and popularity in Israel, Disney's Little Mermaid cartoonized Ariel in the US. Short form Ari has come into prominence via the less than admirable... Read More 

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