Inspiration needed.... A biblical name for the sister of Elijah

(57 Posts)
Aboxofmaltesers Sun 05-May-13 21:37:30

I'm a bit stuck for ideas really, got a boys list as long as your arm.
I would love an unusual biblical girls name, unfortunately my boring conservative DH will not agree to something really different.
I've trawled the usual baby name websites to no avail....
All suggestions welcome, thanks.

FreedomOfTheTess Tue 07-May-13 12:44:45

It isn't Biblical, but what about Bethia, which is the English form of the Hebrew name Batya? It means 'daughter of God'.

Empress77 Tue 07-May-13 11:01:48

Asha (Happy)
Tamar

saycheeeeeese Tue 07-May-13 10:58:50

I know a little girl called Zillah pronounced z-eye-la...it's really pretty and rhymes well with Elijah!

Jemima - youngest daughter of Job. Also, Hebrew for "dove".

telsa Tue 07-May-13 10:48:14

Zipporah or Ziporah

Love this name!

InkleWinkle Mon 06-May-13 20:49:35

I like Lois.

Aboxofmaltesers Mon 06-May-13 20:16:48

Loads of really lovely suggestions.
Penelopeportrait , yep you'd be right... How can we be happily married when we have such opposite taste and opinions?
theherringscreams Athaliah is more my cup of tea and DH didn't pull a face, so we might have a name for our short list! Thanks
Do you think it is too similar to Elijah though?
Thanks all for your suggestions.

thermalsinapril Mon 06-May-13 19:23:55

Eve
Theodora

Bakingtins Mon 06-May-13 19:17:36

Glad it wasn't Rehab wink

I like Naomi, Phoebe, Lois, Lydia, Esther.

Miriam is really pretty but it means 'bitter' which put me off.

cheekbyjowl Mon 06-May-13 12:54:07

Oh woops. Rahab not rehab...smile its like calling your child the priory or betty ford

Hannah
Sarai
Tamar
Esther
Miriam
Ruth
Keturah (Abraham's wife)
Judith
Rachel
Leah
Zilpha/Zilpah
Dinah

KittenofDoom Mon 06-May-13 11:29:36

Persis
Tryphena
Tryphosa
Dorcas
Keturah

grin at Rehab ....

BNmum Mon 06-May-13 08:16:51

Claudia (may not like meaning but a beautiful name)
Delilah
Eden
Eunice
Jemimah
Julia
Lydia
Olive
Sarai

cheekbyjowl Mon 06-May-13 08:07:13

Lois (2 timothy)
Lydia
Eve
Anna
Rehab (a prostitute but a faithful one)...

Hazel
Eve
Jedidah
Jemima
Sapphira
Noa

raisah Mon 06-May-13 06:22:24

Elizabeth
Sarah
Rachael
Mary

ProphetOfDoom Sun 05-May-13 23:38:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Susannah is lovely.
I have a Naomi and it's a conservative but fairly uncommon name, I think.
Ishbel
Sarah
Rachel

ProphetOfDoom Sun 05-May-13 23:29:41

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

steppemum Sun 05-May-13 22:48:05

Yes Miriam was Moses and Aaron's sister

Pendipidy Sun 05-May-13 22:39:32

What about keren? Not Karen, Keren. My sister name actually, only once met another. She was one of jobs daughters x

PaleHousewifeOfCumbriaCounty Sun 05-May-13 22:36:21

My Elijah has a sister called Scarlett smile

FairPhyllis Sun 05-May-13 22:35:07

Dinah/Dina/Deena
Leah

Maybe you could consider some Hebrew girls' names for something a bit more unusual?

Tova
Yael
Eliana
Gabriella
Ilana
Rina
Talia

Shoshannah is an alternative for Susannah.

Ada?

Badvoc Sun 05-May-13 22:28:48

Salome
Jezebel

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