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Christian/Biblical girls name

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Sharesinpampers Sat 30-Jul-16 20:58:32

I'm looking for a girls name which has a Christian meaning, such as faith, hope, God is my saviour etc. Hannah and Grace are both out but we like these names as there's no question how to spell/pronounce.

I'm hoping some folks here with Biblical knowledge might be able to help smile

FreeFromHarm Sat 30-Jul-16 21:00:25


Wyldfyre Sat 30-Jul-16 21:02:18

Wyldfyre Sat 30-Jul-16 21:03:04

littlejeopardy Sat 30-Jul-16 21:07:52

Abigail is a Biblical name and means Joy of the Father.

Elsie isn't in the Bible but means God is bountiful.

Leviticus Sat 30-Jul-16 21:08:02

Naomi, Anna, Esther, Jael (I think pronounced jay-elle)

sonlypuppyfat Sat 30-Jul-16 21:12:26

Esme is lovely, as is Dinah, or did you mean something like a virtue like Faith, Hope and Charity

niminypiminy Sat 30-Jul-16 22:12:37

Mercy is a lovely name.

blueskyinmarch Sat 30-Jul-16 22:17:23


buffalogrumble Sat 30-Jul-16 22:19:23

Um I'd check the story of Jael before naming a baby with that namehmm the tent peg thing does stick in the mind.

KnockMeDown Sat 30-Jul-16 22:20:25

Elizabeth is a classic, mother of the Virgin Mary, means Oath of God

Paulat2112 Sat 30-Jul-16 22:22:42

We had an Esther and Eve at our old church. New church has no girls apart from my one and only a few boys! Our old church had lots of amazing boys names tho lol

blueistheonlycolourwefeel Sat 30-Jul-16 22:40:27

Rachel, Ruth, Esther, Mary, Elizabeth, Lydia, Dorcas, Bethany, Rebekah, Leah, Abigail, Miriam, Martha.

Leviticus Sun 31-Jul-16 00:12:18

buffalo it's a brilliant story!

A brave woman of God fulfilling his purpose in doing what none of the men were able to do.

I really can't see your issue with it.

expatinscotland Sun 31-Jul-16 00:14:48


Sharesinpampers Sun 31-Jul-16 09:44:47

Thank you everyone, some good suggestions here. I'm definitely going to look up the story of Jael, I'm intrigued!

JammieDodgem Sun 31-Jul-16 10:02:03

Jemima is Little Dove (symbol of peace)
Sarah is princess
Ruth is compassion

I like Hepzibah..

expatinscotland Mon 01-Aug-16 01:48:40

Lydia, Phoebe, Rhoda and Martha are in the New Testament.

shartsi Mon 01-Aug-16 01:54:45

Carmel is the mountain where mary used to pray

Iamthegreatest1 Mon 01-Aug-16 09:19:37

The story of Jael is a good one from biblical perspective. Like poster above said, a woman fulfilling a mission that the men could not resulting in Israel overcoming their enemies. A true warrior.
But it depends where you are on biblical heroes and wars, some may take issue with the violence Jael demonstrated, but all war is violent.

CojoBeanandBoo Mon 01-Aug-16 09:41:51

Christine means child of Christ - maybe a bit old fashioned now but at least there won't be another 10 in the class!

Lovelydiscusfish Tue 09-Aug-16 23:31:14

Theodora (or sometimes, by me, spelt Theadora) is a lovely name, though not Biblical, meaning gift from God.
Mary (or its variants -Maria etc) is a great Biblical name.
My Dad was obsessed with the name Ruth for dd. We didn't use it, but another good Bliblical name.
Rachel, Sarah, Deborah are also nice.

Sharesinpampers Fri 12-Aug-16 02:13:04

Thank you all again, some lovely suggestions here smile

Lucienandjean Fri 12-Aug-16 03:03:54


My favourite of these is Kezia (one of Job's daughters).

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