Biblical Names for Boys
Some parents choose a more unusual name for their sons, in some culture; they require a strong, familiar name for boys.
If the idea of a biblical name with a sense of tradition appeals to you, the names from the Old testaments or the New Testaments have incredible character and qualities that you may find as a parent favorable for your baby.
I know that choosing a baby name is a dilemma that expectant couple encounter, to help you, here is a list of biblical names for boys with their meaning. I hope this will help and guide future parents in choosing a name for their baby boy.
You may also wish to further research the figures behind the names and their fascinating stories or revisit your favorite scripture for a name choice.
ORIGIN: Hebrew - MEANING: high mountain or mountaineer
In the Bible Aaron, Moses older brother was Israel first high priest, whose main role was to assist Moses. He served as spokesman for Moses.
ORIGIN: Hebrew - MEANING: closely related to the word for ‘man’
In the Bible, Adam was the first man created by God.
ORIGIN: Greek - MEANING: Manly Brave
One of the twelve apostles and the brother of Simon Peter. A fisherman like his brother he had an important role in introducing people to Jesus (John 1:35-42). With his brother Simon Peter he responded to Christ’s summons to become ‘fisher’s of people” Andrew became one of the leaders of the disciples and played a role at the miracles of the feeding of the five thousand men people with five loaves and two fish.
ORIGIN: Hebrew - MEANING: Son of the right hand
Jacob’s youngest son, whose mother Rachel died in childbirth. Though initially kept at home when his brothers went to Egypt to find food, he became the means by which Joseph was reconciled to his brothers. Also a tribute of the tribe descended from Benjamin from whom Esther and the apostle Paul came.
ORIGIN: Hebrew - MEANING: God is with us.
Another name for the Messiah, this name is both the Old and the New testaments. The use of this name for Jesus Christ shows that he brought presence to earth when he was born. (Matthew 1:22-23)
ORIGIN: Hebrew - MEANING: Long- lived
A man renowned for his great wisdom (I Kings 4:31) and also credited with being the author of Psalm 89.
ORIGIN: Hebrew- Meaning: Help
An important reformer in post-exilic Judaism, whose main achievement was to established the law of God as the basis of the Jewish community. He was appointed by the Persian king, Artaxerxes, probably Artaxerxes 1 in the mid fifth century BC, to teach the Jewish law and ensure that the Jews kept the Persian law (Ezra 7:11-26).
ORIGIN: Hebrew - Meaning: He laughs
Isaac was the only son of Abraham by his wife Sarah. The prediction of his birth was amusing to the couple because they were very old, so God gave them the name Isaac for their son meaning one who laughs. Isaac later became a father to the twins Esau and Jacob.
ORIGIN: Hebrew - MEANING: God is Salvation
The biblical book of Isaiah is named for a Hebrew prophet of the Old Testament.
ORIGIN : Hebrew - Meaning: Supplanter
Jacob appears in the biblical book of Genesis as the youngest son of Isaac and Rebecca and twin to Esau. Jacob’s sons were the founders of the twelve tribes of Israel and he received the name of Israel from God later in life.
ORIGIN: Hebrew - MEANING: Descent
The father of Enoch and other children, he lived to be 962 years old. Genesis: 5:15-20. He is also mentioned in Luke’s genealogy of Jesus (Luke 3: 37).
ORIGIN: Hebrew - MEANING: Joined (associated)
In the Bible, Jacob’s third son and father of the tribe of priests.
ORIGIN: Hebrew - MEANING: Who is like the Lord
An archangel of Jewish and Christian scripture, Michael is portrayed as a warrior and leader of heaven’s armies who defeats and casts out the dragon in the Book of Revelation.
ORIGIN: Greek - Meaning: Rock
Peter was a biblical fisherman and one of Christ’s twelve disciples. In Catholic tradition he is the first pope.
ORIGIN: Hebrew - Meaning: Behold a son
In the Old testament the first born of Jacob and Leah and patriarch of one of the 12 Tribes of Israel.
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