15 Unique and Meaningful Baby Names Straight From the Bible

🌺  Written by Brittany Ann

Biblical baby names are an excellent choice for families who want to celebrate their religious faith. Besides being unique and timeless, these names give a special meaning and personality to your child before they are grown.

Consider these 15 beautiful and adorable Christian baby boy and girl names and the meaning behind them. Be sure to share this with someone you know who is expecting!

1. Elijah

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Elijah is a prophet from the Old Testament books of 1 and 2 Kings. In Hebrew, Elijah means “My God is Yahweh.” Elijah was known for defending the worship of God and for performing miracles in His name.

2. Hannah

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In the Old Testament of the Bible, Hannah was the mother of Samuel. She demonstrated great patience after praying for God to give her a son. In Hebrew, the name means “favor” or “grace of God.”

3. Levi

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Levi is the son of Jacob and Leah in the Old Testament. In Hebrew, the name Levi means, united, joined, or “joined in harmony.”

4. Elizabeth

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Elizabeth is the mother of John the Baptist in the New Testament of the Bible, and she was patient and obedient in waiting for God to give her a son. In Hebrew, the name means “consecrated to God” or “God’s promise.”

5. Gabriel

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Gabriel is the name of the archangel who visited the Virgin Mary and let her know that she would be the mother of Jesus Christ, the son of God. In Hebrew, the name means “God is my strength” or “hero of God.”

6. Abigail

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Abigail was one of the first wives of King David in the Old Testament. In Hebrew, the name translates to “the Father’s joy.” Abigail was also the name of King David’s sister. Abigail has historically been and is currently a popular baby name for girls.

7. Luke

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Luke was one of the apostles of Jesus in the New Testament, and in Hebrew, the name means “light-giving.” Luke was responsible for writing the book of Luke and the book of Acts in the New Testament.

8. Ruth

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Ruth is one of two books in the Bible named after a woman, with the second book being Esther. Ruth was the daughter-in-law of Naomi and the wife of Boaz. Her son, Obed, is the father of King David. In Hebrew, the name Ruth means “friendship” or “compassionate friend.”

9. Benjamin

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In the Old Testament, Benjamin was the youngest son of Jacob and Rachel and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. In Hebrew, the name means “son of my right hand.”

10. Eve

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Eve was the wife of Adam, the first woman, and the first human to be tempted by Satan. In Hebrew, the name Eve means “living” or “full of life.” It can also mean the mother of life.

11. Noah

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Noah was told to build an ark by God, and he obeyed even though his neighbors mocked him mercilessly. The name Noah means “rest,” “peace,” or “comfort” in Hebrew. The name Noah has been on the top of baby name lists for years.

12. Esther

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The name Esther is said to mean “star” in anicent Persian. Queen Esther was an ordinary girl who won the heart of the King of Persia and ultimately saved her Hebrew people from destruction. Besides being the perfect name for a strong and caring girl, the nicknames of Essie and Ettie are cute too!

13. Aaron

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Aaron was the older brother of Moses and became the first high priest for the Israelite people. His name means “high mountain” or “exalted” in Hebrew.

14. Eden

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Named for the garden and original home of Adam and Eve before they sinned, Eden means “place of pleasure or delight” and is a beautiful girl’s name to add to your family.

15. Matthew

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This name means “gift of God” in the Hebrew langauge. Matthew was one of the 12 apostles who walked with and followed Jesus throughout his ministry on Earth. In many traditions, Matthew is considered a saint, making it the perfect name for a devout Catholic family.

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Brittany Ann Equipping Godly Women

About the author

Brittany Ann is an ECPA bestselling author of “Fall in Love with God’s Word” and “Follow God’s Will” and the founder of EquippingGodlyWomen.com, a popular Christian-living website dedicated to helping busy Christian moms find practical ways to go "all in" in faith and family. Her work has been featured on CBN, The Christian Post, Crosswalk, and more.

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