A List of Christian or Biblical Names with their Meanings
looking for a Christian or biblical name for your child, whether boy or girl;
and if you want a name that conveys a meaning, not just a name grabbed from the "top 100" or "most popular" lists, 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!