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Christian and Biblical Baby Names
A List of Christian or Biblical Names with their Meanings

If you're looking for a Christian or biblical name for your child, whether boy or girl; and if you want a name that conveys a meaning, there is no better place to start than Easton's Bible Dictionary. This classic reference work contains nearly 4000 entries providing definitions for the most frequently used words, proper names and place names in the Bible. We've culled the list to save you some time, highlighting only those entries that are likely to be helpful in your search. (If you'd like to use the entire dictionary, click here.) My list contains not just proper names, but every word in the Bible that might be suggestive of a good name for your child ... all the obvious ones like Mary and Andrew, some you may not have associated with the Bible, like Zaza, and some you have probably never heard before. But more than that, it also contains some words like Rush or Willow, that are perfectly suitable as names, but have a more subtle biblical connection.

All the entries are listed in alphabetical order. If you already know the name you are looking for and simply want to look up its biblical meaning, just click on its first letter in the first line below and then continue scrolling down until you find what you want. Next, click on that name and go directly to the definition. Or scroll through the entire alphabet and let the list spark your imagination. You may also use the search engine in the box above. When you do, you'll not only find the definition, but the full biblical text or texts where word appears. Enjoy!

A B C D E F G H I J I L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z

A
Aaron
Abaddon
Abagtha
Abana
Abarim
Abba
Abda
Abdeel
Abdi
Abdiel
Abdon
Abednego
Abel
Abez
Abia
Abib
Abidan
Abieezer
Abiel
Abigail
Abilene
Abimelech
Abner
Abraham
Abram
Absalom
Achan
Acre
Adah
Adam
Adar
Addar
Adder
Addi
Addon
Adiel
Adin
Adina
Adino
Admah
Adonijah
Adoram
Adore
Adria
Adriel
Advocate
Affection
Agabus
Agate
Agrippa
Ahab
Ahaz
Aholah
Air
Alabaster
Alarm
Alexander
Alleluia
Alliance
Allon
Almon
Almond
Almug
Aloes
Alphaeus
Altar
Altaschith
Alush
Amalek
Amalekite
Amana
Amariah
Amasa
Amaziah
Amber
Amen
Amethyst
Ammon
Amnon
Amon
Amos
Amoz
Amphipolis
Amplias
Amram
Anab
Anah
Anak
Anan
Ananiah
Ananias
Anath
Anathoth
Anchor
Andrew
Andronicus
Anem
Aner
Angel
Anger
Anise
Anna
Annas
Anoint
Antiochus
Antipas
Antonia
Anvil
Apollos
Apollyon
Apphia
Apple
Aquila
Arabah
Arabia
Arad
Aram
Aran
Ararat
Arba
Arch
Archangel
Archelaus
Archer
Archippus
Archite
Arcturus
Ardon
Areopagus
Aretas
Argob
Arieh
Ariel
Arm
Armageddon
Armenia
Armour
Army
Arnon
Arpad
Arrow
Arvad
Asa
Ash
Asher
Ashes
Asia
Assurance
Atad
Ater
Athens
Augustus
Ava
Awl
Axe
Azal
Azariah
Azazel
Azel
Azur and Azzur
Baalah
Baalath
Baana
Baanah
Baasha
Babe
Babylon
Badger
Baladan
Balah
Balak
Balance
Balm
Bamah
Bamoth
Bani
Banner
Bar
Barabbas
Barak
Barefoot
Bariah
Barkos
Barley
Barn
Barnabas
Barrel
Barsabas
Bartholomew
Bartimaeus
Baruch
Bashan
Bashemath
Basin
Basket
Bath
Baths
Bath-sheba
Bay
Bdellium
Beacon
Bealiah
Bealoth
Beam
Bear
Beard
Beast
Beaten gold
Becher
Bedan
Bedstead
Bee
Beer
Beeri
Beeroth
Beersheba
Beetle
Beeves
Behemoth
Bekah
Bel
Bela
Belial
Bell
Bellows
Belshazzar
Belteshazzar
Benaiah
Bench
Benjamin
Beor
Bera
Berachah
Berea
Berechiah
Bered
Beriah
Bernice
Berodach-baladan
Beryl
Besom
Besor
Bestead
Beth
Bethabara
Bethany
Bethel
Bether
Bethesda
Bethlehem
Bethsaida
Bethuel
Bethzur
Betroth
Beulah
Bewray
Beyond
Bezaleel
Bezek
Bezer
Bier
Bigtha
Bigthan
Bildad
Bilgah
Bilshan
Bird
Birsha
Bishop
Bitter
Black
Blade
Blains
Bless
Blue
Boaz
Bochim
Bond
Bonnet
Bow
Bozrah
Branch
Brass
Bravery
Breach
Bread
Brick
Bride
Bridle
Brier
Brook
Brother
Bruit
Bunch
Butter
Buz
Buzi
By
Cab
Cabins
Cabul
Caesar
Caesara Philippi
Caesarea
Cage
Caiaphas
Cain
Cake
Calah
Calamus
Calcol
Caleb
Calf
Calkers
Call
Calling
Calneh
Calvary
Camel
Camon
Camp
Camphire
Cana
Canaan
Candace
Candle
Candlestick
Cane
Canker
Canneh
Capernaum
Captain
Carpenter
Carriage
Cart
Carve
Casement
Casiphia
Casluhim
Cassia
Castaway
Castle
Castor and Pollux
Caul
Cauls
Causeway
Cave
Cesarea
Chaff
Chalcedony
Chaldees
Chamber
Chambering
Chamberlain
Chamois
Champion
Chance
Chancellor
Channel
Chapel
Charger
Chariot
Charity
Charmer
Charran
Chebar
Chemarim
Chemosh
Chenaanah
Chenaiah
Chephirah
Cherethim
Cherith
Cherub
Chesalon
Chesed
Chesil
Chest
Chesulloth
Chezib
Chidon
Chileab
Chilion
Chilmad
Chimham
Chinnereth
Chios
Chisleu
Chittim
Chiun
Chloe
Chorazin
Chosen
Chozeba
Christ
Chub
Chun
Church
Cilicia
Cinnamon
Cinnereth
Circuit
Clauda
Claudia
Claudius
Clay
Clean
Clement
Cleopas
Cleophas
Cloak
Closet
Cloud
College
Colony
Colossae
Colour
Comforter
Communion
Conaniah
Concision
Coney
Confection
Confession
Congregation
Constellation
Contentment
Cook
Coos
Copper
Cor
Coral
Corban
Cord
Coriander
Corinth
Cormorant
Corn
Cornelius
Cornet
Cotes
Coulter
Council
Counsellor
Courses
Court
Covenant
Crane
Crete
Crimson
Crispus
Cross
Crown
Cruse
Crystal
Cucumbers
Cummin
Cup
Curse
Curtain
Cush
Cushan
Custom
Cutting
Cymbals
Cypress
Cyprus
Cyrene
Cyrenius
Cyrus
Daberath
Daemon
Dagon
Dalmatia
Damaris
Damascus
Dan
Dance
Daniel
Dannah
Darda
Daric
Darius
Darkness
Darling
Dart
Date
Dathan
Daughter
David
Day
Daysman
Dayspring
Daystar
Deacon
Debir
Deborah
Dedan
Delaiah
Delilah
Deluge
Demas
Demetrius
Den
Derbe
Devil
Dew
Diadem
Dial
Diamond
Diana
Didymus
Dimnah
Dinah
Dine
Dionysius
Dish
Dishan
Divination
Dizahab
Doctor
Dodo
Doeg
Doors
Dor
Dorcas
Dothan
Dough
Dream
Dress
Dromedary
Drusilla
Duke
Dulcimer
Dumah
Dura
Dwell
Dwellings
Dye
Eagle
Earnest
Earth
East
Ebal
Eben-ezer
Eber
Ebony
Ed
Edar
Eden
Eder
Edom
Eglon
Egypt
Ehud
Ekron
Elah
Elam
Elasah
Elath
Eldad
Elder
Eleazar
Eli
Eliam
Elias
Eliel
Eliezer
Elihu
Elijah
Elim
Elimelech
Elisabeth
Elisha
Elishua
Ellasar
Elm
Elon
Elul
Elymas
Embroider
Emerald
Emmanuel
Emmaus
Emmor
Enoch
Enos
Ensign
Ephesus
Ephod
Ephraim
Ephron
Erastus
Esau
Esdraelon
Esek
Espouse
Essenes
Esther
Etam
Etham
Ethan
Ethanim
Ethiopia
Eunice
Euodias
Euphrates
Eutychus
Evangelist
Eve
Evening
Everlasting
Example
Exile
Exodus
Exorcist
Eye
Ezekiel
Ezel
Ezer
Ezra
Ezrahite
Ezri
Faith
Faithful
Fan
Fast
Father
Fathom
Felix
Fence
Ferret
Festus
Finer
Fir
Fire
Firmament
Fisher
Flag
Flagon
Flax
Fleece
Flint
Flowers
Flute
Ford
Forerunner
Forest
Fortunatus
Fowler
Fox
Freedom
Frost
Fuller
Fulness
Funeral
Furlong
Furnace
Furrow
Fury
Gaal
Gaash
Gabbatha
Gabriel
Gad
Gadara
Gadarenes
Gaddi
Gaddiel
Gahar
Gaius
Galeed
Galilean
Galilee
Gall
Gallery
Gallim
Gallio
Gallows
Gamaliel
Games
Gammadim
Gamul
Gap
Gardens
Gareb
Garlands
Garlic
Garner
Garnish
Garrison
Gate
Gath
Gemariah
Genesis
Gera
Gerah
Gerar
Gergesa
Gerizim
Gershom
Gershon
Geshem
Geshur
Gethsemane
Gezer
Ghost
Giants
Gibeon
Gideon
Gift
Gihon
Gilboa
Gilead
Gilgal
Giloh
Gimzo
Gin
Glass
Glean
Glede
Glorify
Glory
Gob
God
Golan
Gold
Goldsmith
Goliath
Gomer
Goodness
Gopher
Goshen
Gospel
Grace
Greyhound
Grove
Habakkuk
Habergeon
Habitation
Habor
Hachilah
Hadad
Hadadezer
Hadar
Hadarezer
Hadashah
Hadassah
Hadattah
Hagar
Haggai
Hail
Hair
Hakkoz
Halah
Halak
Hall
Hallel
Hallelujah
Hallow
Halt
Ham
Haman
Hamath
Hammer
Hammon
Hamon
Hamor
Hanes
Hannah
Hanun
Hara
Haradah
Haran
Harbona
Hare
Hareth
Harhaiah
Harhur
Harim
Hariph
Harlot
Harness
Harod
Harp
Harrow
Harsha
Hart
Harum
Haruz
Harvest
Hatipha
Hauran
Haven
Hawk
Hay
Hazel
Hazeroth
Hazo
Hazor
Heap
Heart
Hearth
Heath
Heaven
Hebron
Hegai
Heifer
Heir
Helah
Helam
Helbah
Helbon
Heldai
Heleb
Heled
Helek
Helem
Heleph
Helez
Heli
Helkai
Helkath
Helmet
Helon
Helps
Hem
Heman
Hemath
Hemlock
Hena
Henadad
Herb
Heres
Hermas
Hermes
Hermogenes
Hermon
Herodias
Herod
Heron
Hezekiah
Hezion
Hezir
Hezro
Hezron
Hill
Hillel
Hind
Hinge
Hinnom
Hiram
Hold
Homer
Honey
Hope
Hor
Horeb
Horem
Horites
Hormah
Horn
Hornet
Horonite
Horse
Hosah
Hosanna
Hose
Hosea
Host
Hough
Hour
House
Hukkok
Hymn
Ice
Ichabod
Iconium
Idalah
Iddo
Igal
Iim
India
Inn
Inspiration
Intercession
Ira
Irad
Iron
Isaac
Isaiah
Israel
Italy
Ivah
Ivory
Izhar
Izrahite
Jaazer
Jabal
Jabbok
Jabesh
Jabin
Jabneel
Jabneh
Jachan
Jachin
Jacinth
Jacob
Jaddua
Jadon
Jairus
Jalon
James
Jannes
Janoah
Janum
Japheth
Japhia
Jashen
Jasher
Jason
Jasper
Javan
Javelin
Jearim
Jebus
Jehoram
Jehoshaphat
Jehovah
Jehozabad
Jehozadak
Jehu
Jehucal
Jehudi
Jeiel
Jemima
Jephthah
Jeremiah
Jeremiah, Book of
Jericho
Jeruel
Jerusalem
Jesher
Jeshua
Jesse
Jesus
Jethro
Jetur
Jezebel
Jeziel
Jezreel
Joanna
Joash
Job
Jobab
Joel
John
Jokim
Jonah
Jonas
Jonathan
Jordan
Joseph
Joshua
Josiah
Jotham
Jozabad
Jubilee
Juda
Judah
Judas
Jude
Judge
Judith
Julia
Julius
Junia
Juniper
Jupiter
Justice
Justus
Juttah
Kabzeel
Kadesh
Kadesh
Kadmiel
Kanah
Kareah
Karkaa
Karkor
Kartah
Kartan
Kattath
Kedar
Kedesh
Kedron
Keilah
Kelita
Kemuel
Kenath
Kenaz
Kettle
Keturah
Key
Kid
Kidron
King
Kinsman
Kir
Kish
Kishon
Kite
Knife
Knock
Koa
Koz
Laban
Lachish
Ladder
Laish
Lama
Lamb
Lamech
Lamentation
Lamp
Landmark
Laodicea
Lapidoth
Lapping
Lapwing
Lasaea
Lasha
Latchet
Latin
Laver
Law
Lawyer
Lazarus
Leaf
League
Leah
Leannoth
Leasing
Leather
Leaven
Lebanon
Lebonah
Lees
Legion
Lehi
Lemuel
Leopard
Letter
Levi
Leviathan
Levy
Libertine
Libya
Life
Light
Lily
Lime
Lintel
Lion
Lip
Litter
Lock
Lodge
Lois
Loop
Lord
Lot
Lotan
Love
Lucas
Lucifer
Lucius
Lucre
Lud
Ludim
Luhith
Luke
Luz
Lycia
Lydda
Lydia
Lysanias
Lystra
Maath
Maaziah
Maccabees
Madon
Magdala
Magdalene
Magic
Magicians
Magistrate
Magog
Mahalath
Mahath
Mahlah
Mahlon
Mahol
Makheloth
Makkedah
Maktesh
Malachi
Malcam
Malchus
Mallows
Malluch
Mammon
Mamre
Manasseh
Manger
Manna
Mantle
Mara
Maranatha
Marble
Marcus
Mark
Martha
Mary
Mash
Mashal
Mason
Matthan
Matthat
Matthew
Matthias
Mattock
Maul
Meadow
Meah
Meals
Mearah
Measure
Mekonah
Melchi
Melchizedek
Melea
Melech
Melita
Melzar
Memphis
Merab
Mercurius
Mercy
Mered
Meremoth
Meroz
Mesha
Meshach
Micah
Micha
Michael
Michal
Mildew
Mile
Mill
Millet
Millo
Minni
Minstrel
Mint
Miracle
Miriam
Misdeem
Mishael
Mishal
Misham
Misheal
Mishma
Moab
Moloch
Money
Moon
Mordecai
Moreh
Moriah
Mortar
Mosera
Moseroth
Moses
Mote
Moza
Mozah
Mulberry
Music
Mustard
Myra
Myrrh
Myrtle
Mysia
Mystery
Nahath
Nahbi
Nahor
Nahshon
Nahum
Naomi
Naphish
Naphtali
Napkin
Narcissus
Nathan
Nathanael
Neah
Nebo
Nebuchadnezzar
Neck
Necromancer
Needle
Nehemiah
Nekeb
Nemuel
Nephilim
Ner
Nereus
Nergal
Nero
Net
Nethaneel
Nethaniah
Nethinim
Netophah
Nicodemus
Nicolas
Nimrah
Nimrim
Noadiah
Noah
Nod
Nophah
North
Nun
Nymphas
Oak
Oath
Obadiah
Oded
Ohad
Olive
Olympas
Omar
Omega
Omer
Omri
On
Ophrah
Oracle
Oreb
Oren
Organ
Orion
Ornan
Orpah
Orphans
Osprey
Ostrich
Ouches
Oven
Owl
Ox
Ozias
Ozni
Paarai
Padan
Padan-aram
Pagiel
Pahath-moab
Paint
Palace
Palestine
Pallu
Palmer-worm
Palm tree
Palm trees, The city of
Palsy
Palti
Paltiel
Paltite
Pamphylia
Pan
Pannag
Paper
Paphos
Parable
Paradise
Parah
Paran
Paran, Mount
Parbar
Parched ground
Parchment
Pardon
Parlour
Parmashta
Parmenas
Parshandatha
Parthians
Partridge
Paruah
Parvaim
Pasach
Pas-dammim
Pashur
Passage
Passion
Passover
Patara
Pathros
Patmos
Patriarch
Patrobas
Pau
Paul
Pavement
Pavilion
Peace offerings
Peacock
Pearl
Peculiar
Pedahel
Pedahzur
Pedaiah
Pekah
Pekahiah
Pekod
Pelaiah
Pelatiah
Peleg
Pelet
Peleth
Pelethites
Pelicans
Penny
Pentateuch
Pentecost
Penuel
Peor
Perazim, Mount
Peres
Perez
Perez-uzzah
Perfection
Perfumes
Perga
Pergamos
Perida
Perizzites
Persecution
Perseverance of the saints
Persia
Persis
Peruda
Peter
Peter, First Epistle of
Peter, Second Epistle of
Pethahiah
Pethor
Pethuel
Petra
Peulthai
Phalec
Phallu
Phalti
Phanuel
Pharaoh
Pharez
Pharpar
Phebe
Phenice
Phenicia
Phicol
Philip
Philistia
Philistines
Phinehas
Phlegon
Phoenicia
Phrygia
Phut
Phygellus
Physician
Pieces
Piety
Pigeon
Pilate, Pontius
Pillar
Pine tree
Pinnacle
Pipe
Piram
Pirathon
Pirathonite
Pisgah
Pisidia
Pison
Pit
Pitch
Pitcher
Plain
Plain of Mamre
Plane tree
Pledge
Pleiades
Plough
Poetry
Poison
Pomegranate
Pommels
Pontius Pilate
Pontus
Pool
Poor
Poplar
Porter
Post
Potiphar
Pottage
Pottery
Pound
Praetorium
Prayer
Priest
Prince
Priscilla
Prison
Prophecy
Prophet
Proselyte
Proverb
Providence
Psalms
Psaltery
Ptolemais
Puah
Pulpit
Purse
Quail
Queen
Quiver
Raca
Rachab
Rachal
Rachel
Raguel
Rahab
Raham
Rain
Rainbow
Rakkon
Ram
Rama
Ramoth
Ransom
Rapha
Raven
Rebekah
Rechab
Reconcilation
Redeemer
Reed
Refiner
Rehob
Rehoboam
Rehoboth
Rehum
Rei
Reins
Rekem
Remaliah
Remeth
Remphan
Rent
Rephael
Rest
Reuben
Reuel
Revelation
Rezin
Rezon
Rhesa
Rhoda
Rhodes
Riblah
Riddle
Righteousness
Rimmon
Ring
Riphath
Rissah
Rithmah
River
Road
Robbery
Rock
Roe
Roll
Rome
Rose
Rosh
Rosin
Ruby
Rue
Rufus
Ruhamah
Rumah
Rush
Ruth
Rye
Sachar
Sadoc
Saffron
Salem
Salim
Sallu
Salmon
Salmone
Salome
Salt
Salutation
Salvation
Samos
Samson
Samuel
Sansannah
Saphir
Sapphira
Sapphire
Sarah
Sarai
Sardis
Sargon
Saul
Scarlet
Sceva
Seah
Seal
Sea
Seba
Sebat
Seer
Seir
Seirath
Sela
Selah
Seleucia
Senaah
Sephar
Serah
Seraiah
Sered
Sergeant
Sergius
Seth
Shadow
Shadrach
Shalem
Shalman
Shamir
Shaphat
Shapher
Sharon
Sheba
Shebna
Shechem
Shekel
Shelah
Shem
Shema
Shemaah
Shemuel
Shen
Sheol
Shepherd
Sheth
Shethar
Sheva
Shibboleth
Shibmah
Shield
Shihon
Shihor
Shiloah
Shiloh
Shiphmite
Shocho
Shomer
Shophan
Shua
Shuah
Shunem
Shur
Shushan
Sichem
Sidon
Signet
Sihon
Sihor
Silas
Silk
Silla
Siloah
Siloam
Silver
Simeon
Sinai
Sion
Sirah
Sisera
Sitnah
Sivan
Sling
Smith
Smyrna
Snow
Soap
Solomon
Song
Sopater
Sorek
South
Spain
Sparrow
Spicery
Spice
Spirit
Spouse
Spring
Stargazer
Star
Stars
Stater
Steel
Stephanas
Stephen
Stone
Stork
Stranger
Straw
Stream
Street
Stripes
Succoth
Sun
Suph
Suphah
Supper
Surety
Susanna
Susi
Swallow
Swan
Sword
Sycamore
Sychar
Sychem
Syene
Syracuse
Syria
Syriac
Taanach
Tabbath
Tabeal
Tabeel
Taberah
Tabitha
Tabor
Tabrimon
Taches
Tachmonite
Tackling
Tadmor
Tale
Talent
Talmai
Talmon
Tamar
Tamarisk
Tammuz
Tanhumeth
Tanis
Tappuah
Tarah
Tares
Target
Tarshish
Tarsus
Tartak
Tartan
Tebeth
Tekel
Tekoa
Telem
Tema
Teman
Temeni
Temple
Tent
Terah
Teraphim
Terebinth
Teresh
Tertius
Tertullus
Testament
Testimony
Thaddaeus
Tharshish
Theophilus
Thessalonica
Theudas
Thistle
Thomas
Thorn
Thunder
Tiberius
Timaeus
Timbrel
Timnah
Timnath
Timon
Timotheus
Timothy
Tin
Tiras
Tirza
Tithe
Titus
Tobiah
Tob, Toby
Tochen
Togarmah
Tohu
Toi
Tola
Tolad
Topaz
Tow
Tradition
Trance
Tree
Tribe
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The Rev. Charles P. Henderson is a Presbyterian minister and Executive Director of
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He is the author of God and Science (John Knox Press, 1986).  
A revised and expanded version of the book is appearing here.
God and Science (Hypertext Edition, 2005).
He is also editor of a new book, featuring articles by world class scientists and theologians, and illustrating the leading views on the relationship between science and religion:
Faith, Science and the Future (CrossCurrents Press, 2007).

Charles also tracks the boundry between the virtual and the real at his blog: Next World Design, focusing on the mediation of art, science and spirituality in the metaverse.  

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