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Top 10 Biblical Baby Names
My mother's side of the family are fairly devout Christians and most of her siblings named their children after people in the Bible. If you're similarly inclined, however, please do your child a favor and do not name them something which no one will be able to pronounce -- or something which will lead to name calling in school. I was given just such a name (albeit not Biblical) and I can tell you that it isn't at all fun growing up with people using your name as a standing joke. Be kind to your child and give them a name they will appreciate, or they may end up changing it when they reach adulthood, just like I did. Note that some of these names are commonly used with Jewish children as well, and if you have a multi-faith household, those names may particularly appeal to you.
Biblical Girl Names
meaning: Covenant, support: This is a classic sounding girlie name and it's easy to pronounce.
meaning: Benovolence, good will: You don't see this in use much these days, but the name is lovely.
meaning: judgment; who judges: Dinah Shore, anyone? Fantastic, girlie name that I would have loved to have had.
meaning: hope: This is somewhat old-fashioned, but is there really anyone who doesn't like this name? Works well as a middle name, too.
meaning: white; the color of milk: This was more of a place, but the name is gorgeous.
meaning: song; rejoicing: Another beautiful that most people should be able to pronounce.
meaning: sent: Brangelina used this one, so you've got to know it's cool, right?
meaning: clear-sighted; a roe-deer: I've loved this name ever since the television show Bewitched.
meaning: east; brightness: This could rhyme with Farah or the a sound could be rounded; either way it's very pretty.
meaning: song; vine; palm: As you can see I love Z names, and this one is no exception!
Biblical Boy Names
meaning: Flock of God, belonging to God : Lovely name!
meaning: Defender of men: This name always makes my baby name lists, because it exists in nearly every culture and language in some form.
judgment of God; God my judge: I confess this name did not appeal to me before I discovered Daniel Craig. It certainly appeals now, though!
meaning: Defender of men: A boy's name I've always loved and often makes my baby name lists in some form. Gabe is a great nickname for boys who might not like the full version.
meaning: that supplants, undermines; the heel: I've got a cousin with this name. Sounds good in its entirety and sounds fab as Jake, too.
meaning: gift; oblation; I've only known a few boys with this name, but I've always liked it. Please do not spell it Jessie, as that's a girl's name.
meaning: associated with him: I realize this name isn't so common and some may raise eyebrows, but I quite like it.
meaning: luminous; white: Where did this name go?? More people need to be naming their children Luke, it's a fabulous name. Every little boy would love to share a name with Luke Skywalker!
meaning: my messenger; my angel: My favorite stone is malachite and I've always loved the name Malachai for this reason.
meaning: that praises or confesses: When I was a kid, I thought this name was dorky. Until I met a 6'4 US Marine named Thaddeus. OMG, I can still drool over him.