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Biblical names.

(38 Posts)
Supercherry Wed 25-Feb-09 09:16:04

Are there any unusual biblical names or are they all really popular- eg. adam, Jacob, Mary etc

DeeBlindMice Sun 01-Mar-09 19:48:02

LynetteScavo you've just reminded me that when I was a child (9 or 10) I actually went through the bible and copied out a list of all the names in it blush

It took a while...

I guess I was a weird kid, although I have always been very interested in people's names for some reason.

2HotCrossBunsAnd1InTheOven Sun 01-Mar-09 20:12:36

I like the less commonly used OT names too. Favs being Asher for boys and Naomi for girls. DH was concerned about sounding too "jewish" - I was hmm about that considering my mother is Jewish. Also was hmm as his 2 favourite girls names were Jemima and Esther!!!

Incidentally all of my 3 sibs have OT names, my first name isn't but my middle name is.

LynetteScavo Sun 01-Mar-09 21:11:38

We were all given one from teh Bible, and one from Shakespere. grin

LynetteScavo Sun 01-Mar-09 21:12:11

Shakespear? blush Too much wine!

chaya5738 Mon 02-Mar-09 11:20:38

"You don't see many Jesus' around"

Actually Joshua is Jesus since Jesus' name was actually Yeshua (Jesus is the anglicised version).

For boys:




Springhassprung Mon 02-Mar-09 12:19:38

Zillah and Adah are nice

is Kezia in the Bible?

Pasiphae Mon 02-Mar-09 12:20:49

Amos, Absolom,Cornelius, Solomon, Eleazar, Bartholomew, Azarias, Felix, Gideon, Ichabod, Philemon, Timon, Zebulun/Zebulon

Delilah, Eunice, Siloe, Damaris, Esther, Jezebel, Junia/Juno, Noa, Salome, Sapphira, Zilpah

MumOfBaby Mon 02-Mar-09 16:21:29

There's lots of boys on this thread so I'll add girls:


Jemima's lovely.

dotnet Thu 28-Oct-10 13:20:53

Shem, Ham and Japheth (Noah's sons I think.)
Shadrach, Meshak and Abednigo (who went in the fiery furnace and survived - but I'm not too sure of the spelling of Meshak, I didn't check.)
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, Judas, James (disciples/apostles).
I think Josiah, which I like, is a biblical name.
How about Balthasar, Eli, Joshua, Levi, Obadiah, Saul, Zachariah, Zaccheus, Seth?
I don't like 'Aaron' being spelled as Arron -Aaron is a biblical name as well; he was Moses's son, I think, and the two As together make it much better than 'Arron', I think.

Flossiebelle Thu 28-Oct-10 17:04:46

We have got a baby Martha who is 7 weeks old. The other name we seriously considered was Esther smile

BellaBearisWideAwake Thu 28-Oct-10 17:09:22

I have a row of girls in one of my classes that I call the Old Testament Row. Sarah, Leah, Naomi (and Aliyah which isn't christian but is old!).

I keep calling Leah Ruth by mistake as she is sat next to Naomi, and she doesn't get why.

BellaBearisWideAwake Thu 28-Oct-10 17:11:44

Worth looking at who these people are as well. Some of the girls names are maids used to child-bear. (Not that that should bother you necessarily, but it might)

I have a Seth which I didn't even realise was OT till we chose it.

Lots of alternative pronunciations in Hebrew as well.

pickledbabe Thu 28-Oct-10 17:12:38


that's another name for Tabitha.

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