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Biblical girls names that are not too popular?

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sirhandel Wed 22-Jun-11 11:18:36

Any ideas??

thecatisdead1 Wed 22-Jun-11 11:29:03

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_biblical_names

thecatisdead1 Wed 22-Jun-11 11:30:16

Try that - it lists all the names used in the bible or try this www.biblical-baby-names.com/names.html

NotJustKangaskhan Wed 22-Jun-11 12:14:12

Bithiah
Yael
Zipporah
Shifra
Sarai
Ruth
Keturah
Ketziah/Keziah
Moriah
Jerusha
Huldah
Sherah

PatriciatheStripper Wed 22-Jun-11 12:39:52

Zillah

MrsSchadenfreude Wed 22-Jun-11 16:15:53

DD1's best friend is called Avishag...

Waswondering Wed 22-Jun-11 16:18:24

Sarah
Rachel
Naomi
Esther
Hannah/Anna
Eve
Rebecca
Elizabeth
Prisilla
Martha

All are "normal" classic timeless Biblical names and I know of very few generally.

IdDoAndyMurrayInAHurry Wed 22-Jun-11 16:21:19

Ruth

exoticfruits Wed 22-Jun-11 16:36:09

Naomi.

exoticfruits Wed 22-Jun-11 16:36:57

Mary is very unusual these days.

DELHI Wed 22-Jun-11 17:41:29

Judith, not very fashionable at all just now.

PurpleStrawberry Wed 22-Jun-11 17:41:30

Bethia
Bethel
Hephzibah
Bathsheba
Esther
Keziah
Jerusha
Mehetabel
Naamah
Adah
Susannah
Elisheba
Miriam

BrokenBananaTantrum Wed 22-Jun-11 17:43:03

Ruth

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Wed 22-Jun-11 18:01:41

I was going to say Keziah but I've been beaten to it!

wonderinglonely Wed 22-Jun-11 18:17:51

Cherith, of course.

Always Cherith.

mumatron Wed 22-Jun-11 18:22:34

Isn't Anaiah a biblical name?

A friend of mine recently called her dd this. Not my cup of tea though.

mimmymouse Wed 22-Jun-11 19:12:35

Zillah (my paternal grandmother's name)
Miriam
Susannah - not popular these days
Rebecca - can't think of a single Rebecca I know under the age of 20
Ruth
Esther

Aside from Zillah, which even in my family is considered very unusual, none of these are particularly odd and all look fairly obvious in terms of spelling and pronunciation.

Good luck!! smile

Piccalilli2 Wed 22-Jun-11 19:14:07

I love Zillah

Abigail is biblical and not unpopular but not everywhere either

Leah?

FebreezeYourJeans Wed 22-Jun-11 19:14:34

Judith

Italiangreyhound Wed 22-Jun-11 20:16:55

Love Candace but fear it may get abbreviated to Candy!

"And he arose and went : and, behold , a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship."
Acts 8:27

www.biblical-baby-names.com/meaning-of-candace.html

lottiejenkins Wed 22-Jun-11 20:19:39

Delilah.............................

Italiangreyhound Wed 22-Jun-11 20:22:50

Oh and look here too

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_biblical_names_starting_with_C
says "Candace, who possesses contrition[3]"

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candace

Also, quite like Daphne meaning Laurel tree. But Laurel is also listed as a Biblical name - The laurel or bay plant.

www.biblical-baby-names.com/meaning-of-laurel.html

Origin - Latin (Greek - Daphne).
Laurel is an evergreen and fragrant plant. Its leaves and young branches were woven into a crown with which the winner of the Olympic games was rewarded. The laurel is not mentioned in the Bible, but an allusion is made to it many times. The laurel crown is perishable, but the true believers shall recieve the crown of glory which will never fade away. (1 Peter 5:4, 1 Corinthians 9:25).

SloganLogan Wed 22-Jun-11 20:26:36

Anani
Adaliah
Acacia
Deborah
Elisheba
Jerusha
Lois
Miriam
Sapphira
Rebekah
Tamar

BuntyPenfold Wed 22-Jun-11 20:29:20

oh, not Zillah, please. We had a frightful student teacher called this and everyone called her Godzilla (apparently a movie monster; I didn't know)

IwishIwasmoreorganised Wed 22-Jun-11 20:30:34

Martha. Lovely name and very much underused imo.

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